What we read while taking our talents to South Beach…
- LeBron James’ Decision generated all kinds of fallout last week, and not just among those burning jerseys and writing insane open letters in Comic Sans font. Joe Posnanski was mostly upset for not seeing it coming, and added some thoughts on Gilbert’s letter. Bill Simmons listed a torrent of angry emails about the decision, and in a podcast with Dan Le Batard, called it the cruelest thing any athlete had ever done to a franchise (meanwhile, Miami writer Le Batard was one of the only people to defend the decision). Will Leitch said it actually made being a sports fan feel stupid. Cleveland native Scott Raab took aim at ESPN. Brian Windhorst broke down how the new Big Three came together–a Big Three, by the way, that “breaks the linear equation” for certain Expected W-L formulas.
- Critically beloved The Daily Show allegedly has a problem with women, to which the women of the show responded. There may be something to the criticism, though, but only because women are not funny.
- Chris Jones’ investigation into Terry Kneiss’ incredible Price Is Right bid is terrific if inconclusive. At least it explains Drew Carey’s Buck-like lack of enthusiasm.
- We never thought we’d read another profile of former Memphis star Shawne Williams, especially not one that describes Larry Bird as a “basketball-legend-who-looks-like-an-old-lesbian.”
- Apparently, all rock stars are not that rich.
- “Irresistible”? Yes. “Teenage nonsense”? Never!