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Bill Simmons, the Cowboys, J.R. Ewing and our 'self-image'

DALLAS - It is Bill Simmons' position that Memphis' sports anxiety is a product of the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King. Simmons also asserts that Dallas' self-image wallowed in an association with the 1963 JLK assassination but is in recovery now due in part to the 70's TV show 'Dallas.' Are we really simpletons to that degree? Does Bill think we...

Simmons: Grizz fans tense over MLK?

Sports fans' temperament in a particular city are often thought to match the general vibe of the local populace. Backers of Boston, New York or Philly are generally considered intense and confident/cocky, likely partly because of the big-city, hustle-and-bustle lifestyle. Midwest fans are thought to be among the most forgiving, a stereotype that stems from the strong family...

Bill Simmons, Our Teams And Our Tragedies

It is Bill Simmons’ position that Memphis’ sports anxiety is a product of the killing of MLK. Simmons also asserts that Dallas’ self-image wallowed in an association with the 1963 JFK assassination but is in recovery now due in part to the TV show ‘Dallas.’ Are we really simpletons to that degree? Does Bill think we are? Or is Bill the simpleton?

What Bill Simmons thinks about your city and teams

Earlier today, we told you about Bill Simmons incredibly stupid comment about associating the tense feeling that Memphis Grizzlies fans feel when their team falls behind in a game, and that of the assassination of civil right’s leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in 1968. Again, here is Simmons’ idiocy when he spoke Jalen Rose on his last podcast: “I didn...

Bill Simmons Thinks Memphis Fans Get Tense Because MLK Was Assassinated There

ESPN analyst and author Bill Simmons has gotten the reputation for being a quirky kind of guy who will say anything out of his mouth. His latest comments may not land him in hot water, but they definitely might make a community a little hot. Simmons was in Memphis recently to watch the Grizzlies get eliminated from the Western Conference Finals by the Spurs. Simmons somehow decided...

Bill Simmons claims MLK shooting made Memphis Grizzlies fans tense

Bills Simmons claimed that Memphis Grizzlies fans were tense over the MLK assassination, not the fact that their team was about to get swept by the Spurs.

Bill Simmons says Memphis sports fans are negatively affected by MLK's assassination

On a B.S. Report podcast yesterday, Bill Simmons was discussing his trip to Memphis with fellow ESPN NBA pregame show host Jalen Rose for the Western Conference Finals.  The Grizzlies were swept by the Spurs and the pair were discussing their brief time in the city.  Rose and Simmons began discussing the city's history and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and how...

Bill Simmons Says Grizzlies Fans Have ‘Tense’ Mindset Because Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot in Memphis

While the Grizzlies were getting taken to the cleaners by the Spurs in the Western Conference finals, Memphis fans would get nervous whenever Gregg Popovich‘s squad made a big run or a momentum-shifting play. Normally, that would be completely understandable. Fans tend to tense up when their team is getting swept by a superior opponent in a late playoff series. As it turns out...

Bill Simmons Love Letter to Duncan

The Sports Guy usually reserves these tributes for Red Sox utility infielders. This one’s pretty good Duncan Has Arms! ZBo Called Parker A Ballboy
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