Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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 are? Or is Bill the simpleton? We've jousted in this space before with the gifted and powerful Bill Simmons, who does so much brilliant work with ESPN but who also, maybe due to his volume of tasks, tends to take pop-culture shortcuts to answers regarding complex questions. Can every sports circumstance be boiled down to analogies to the film careers of Jim Carrey or Tom Cruise? Must every sports circumstance wait for Simmons' most golden clich, his assignment of the word "Syndrome" to it? When it comes to taking complex social issues and transforming them into pudding to be consumed by what Bill seemingly views as the Lowest-C...
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