Ladies and gentlemen, Bill Simmons wrote the 2nd book that I have ever read front to back...ever...in life. And it was 700 pages. With no pictures! Two things come to mind immediately: First, that reflects terribly on me now that I just read the last couple sentences aloud. And second, that is an amazing feat to keep my attention throughout an entire book. The guy should be celebrated.
I probably need to say that the book is entitled "The Book of Basketball", which explains why I was able to go to cover-to-cover on that bad boy. Simmons also writes columns for espn.com and hosts a podcast, The BS Report, for those of us too lazy to read. He's a one-man sports empire. So it really was pretty cool to see my illustration up on the BS Report page, which is made available here for your viewing pleasure... http://espn.go.com/espnradio/show?showId=bsreport. (Halfway down on the right) And equally as cool for the shout-out he sent this very site the next day via twitter.
Speaking of Simmons twitter post, I got a few emails as a result. The guy has over a million followers, so it was pretty effective advertising. However, I recently found a couple of BS-related emails in my spam folder, which I never, ever, ever check. I just delete, automatically. Figured it was a horrible meat, and any folder named after something so awful...nothing good comes from it. Obviously, I was wrong. So for the people out there who emailed and got no response, if you still check this blog (hard to imagine, since you probably think I blew you off), I definitely did not blow you off. Email again. I check spam now.
So, we've covered a couple topics today. I feel better, hope you do as well. And as always, I like to close with a summary statement that effectively wraps up our time together. This week...eh hem...Thank you Mr. Bill Simmons, for your literary prowess and the fact that your podcasts are free, and kids, always check your spam folder. Good night.