Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Here We Go Again...

That idiot with a word processor is still getting his keyboard feces published...

You get this far with the best record in the National League, the home-field advantage and now everyone in the country has good reason to be ticked.

Fox will be broadcasting the World Series and it likes to put the camera on the face of every single fan sitting in the stands, these fans as ugly as any in the country.

Nowhere in America are people more angry than those living here. During Game 3 they had their humorless furry mascot put on boxing gloves and take on someone who was supposed to be an L.A. fan, sunglasses, cellphone and all. The furry mascot punched him out, much to the delight of the folks here who love a dash of violence with their sports entertainment. Same tired skits, by the way, they employed a year ago.

But this is considered entertainment here, the only bright spot if they draw the Yankees now, getting a look in the mirror at fans who might remind them of themselves.
Does anybody take TJ Simers seriously? He's not a journalist or a sportswriter, he's an agitator. He relies on his ridiculous insults to create interest and attention. The only people who read his columns, me included, do so because they can't believe that the idiocy he creates gets published by a major media outlet. It's like slowing down and rubbernecking at a car accident. A Simers column is an SUV flipped on it's side and on fire. Useless, but strangely enticing. And then you feel guilty afterward for gawking.

He can't really mean the things he says. It's impossible. That wrinkled old loser can't really call an entire fanbase ugly. He mentioned mirrors later in the piece so I assume he's looked at one. Other people ugly?

And to call out the Phanatic for doing the same old shtick. Child, please. The Phanatic is supposed to do the same old shtick. Would this idiot criticize the circus for continuing to have clowns? And worse, Simers is the epitome of a "tired skit". Passive aggressive questioning to athletes and childlike insults never seem to get old to him. What's good for the goose should be good for the douche.

But it must be said, he is successful. He once again lured me in to these stupid arguments. I doubt I'm alone, too. And he is correct on one of his points. Yankees fans do remind me of Phillies fans, at least more than the Dodger fans do, because they've also seen a WFC trophy in the last twenty years.

Scoreboard.

8 comments:

GM-Carson said...

This guy is such an unbelievably huge douchebag that I think the word should be reserved just for him. How does he justify the shit he writes?

Andrew said...

Why does he get a paycheck?? Oh yeah, this is America...

In other douchebag news: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2009/news/story?id=4581465

Manny's antics don't surprise me one bit... but for Torre, a baseball legend I respect immensely, to allow it, shocks me!!

Steve Wulf said...

And to top it all off, just imagine all the crap we will have to put up with when we, once again, the horrific, juvenile, why won't you please shut up, antics of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will be piped into all of our living rooms during the world series.

The TBS commentators haven't been stellar by any means, but at least I still feel smart by the end of the game.

Preserve Jon said...

I'm torn here. I'm both glad you highlighted TJ Simers infantile, drivel he called a column and angry that you wasted the webspace to address it. Simers is the stereotypical "columnist" for whom play a role and inflating a created bombastic character is more important than his writing.

As far as I'm concerned Simers has the same problem as the talking [empty] heads on the AM dial and certain "news" networks. It's easy to inflame and fill space with hot air, but very difficult to persuade. Persuasion requires skill, tact, and direct focus through the use of style and an economy of words. Simers' columns read like I'm banging my head against the wall. They create an instant effect that does not linger.

Simers' writing is a touchstone for the "me first, me now, me later" culture of the moment. Frankly, it is putrid. I find it less than ironic that someone from California is basing his judgement of an East Coast sports culture by the way we look. His judgement and writing are entirely superficial.

I'm going to perhaps mis-apply a quote from one of the greatest orators of the 20th century that is certainly out of context, but entirely relevant. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." King delivered that speech August 28, 1963 on the National Mall. On October 19, 2009, TJ Simers squatted on his couch in southern California and gave birth to the mental diarrhea that was his last column.

Burbot77 said...

I saw that column too. The best revenge is to just tune it out and enjoy baseball, something TJ simers doesn't seem to want anybody else to do.

Hamels should be relegating him back to being some anonymous local columnist soon enough anyway.

GM-Carson said...

Why is that Philly fans are so much "uglier" than LA fans to him? Seriously, Philly fans are intense, passionate people. We all know that. LA is all laid back and nonchalant about stuff. What makes one better than the other. Let Dodger fans be Dodger fans and Phils fans be Phils fans. Don't throw around these contrived pinpointed insults just to stir the pot. He disgusts me.

Jason said...

The best part about the column is that he conveniently leaves out the fact that a man was STABBED in the parking lot after a Dodger game this season. I'll take a little bit of helmet smashing anyday.

I love how this guy completely turned on the team in the matter of a few days. A real professional. Part of me wants to see what would happen if they made a comeback so I could read the "Never had a doubt" story he writes.

Reverend Paul Revere said...

I sent him this email yesterday:

Hi Mr. Simers,

I just wanted to point out the irony you invoke in this column about the Dodgers choking in game 4 of the NLCS:

"During Game 4 the furry mascot took a small Dodgers blue helmet, placed it on the ground and then pulverized it, much to the delight of the locals. Same tired skits, by the way, they employed a year ago."

In the same article, you write this:

"As you know, Fox will be broadcasting the World Series and it likes to put the camera on the face of every single fan sitting in the stands, these fans as ugly as any in the country.

Nowhere in America are people more angry than those living here. During Game 3 they had their humorless furry mascot put on boxing gloves and take on someone who was supposed to be an L.A. fan, sunglasses, cellphone and all."

Which, it sounds, is awful similar to this column from last season. In fact, some might call it the "same tired skit, by the way, you employed a year ago."

Pot, I'd like you to meet the kettle.

Shockingly, I haven't gotten a response.