Old Guard

This week, Bill Simmons did a mailbag column.  It was pretty solid, with highlights including a who’s-who of bromances in pop culture/sports over the past few decades.

This week, Rick Reilly wrote the same heartwarming/athlete-indicting/tearjerking column he’s written 500 times.

But last night, after a lengthy conversation with my roommate about the state of The Media At Large and how they’re coping with the Hyper-Critical and Largely Unproductive Blogosphere, he pointed me to the work of a sportswriter named William Nack.  This dude, much like the MWC conference’s commish, is pretty Gentlemanly.  In speaking engagements, he has been known to cite F Scott Fitzgerald and Cormac McCarthy as inspiration.  It’s true, narrative storytelling.

While it may not be as funny as going on a tirade about “Erick Dampier’s Expiring Contract,” you’ll feel better about yourself, and remember why you like sports.  If you want more, go here.

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One Response to Old Guard

  1. Andrew says:

    Best comment of the mailbag: “(Guy’s name) … would hang myself if the ceilings in my apartment weren’t too short.”

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