Saturday, January 28, 2006

I am not the only one

Selected comments about Simers from around the web:

An Op/Ed piece in the LA Times itself lambasting Simers and Plaschke. I must say it was gutsy for the LA Times to get an outsider to comment on its own reporters. It would have been gutsier to turn around and fire Plaschke and Simers, or at least Simers.

Ultimately, I think his columns are poisonous

Simers intends on pissing people off and by causing a scene, he only gets more fodder for his column. I know it is only an opinion column, but isn't there a journalistic ethic where it isn't appropriate for the journalist to create the news and then write about it (thus profiting from his/her own creation). Simers is so far from a serious investigative journalist, yet he uses tactics with players so that he can say he has all these famous enemies. I suppose the plan is to poke at celebrity, but it just comes across as dumb.

Check this page out: desperate for attention... He wants to be on tv again. So, he's just going to rip everyone... I think Simers and Plaschke (along with many other ESPN/newspaper columnists) have become caricatures of themselves...tired old farts like Simers and Plaschke...a terrible columnist

Strangest Damn Sports Columnist, Period

Really, there is incredible consensus on how bad this guy is. Just Google him.

And to top it all off, here is Simers describing a show he was working on when he made this statement: "I hate it. I hate that show. But I hear a cash register going off in my head when I do it." Needless to say, he was fired from that show. Good precedent.

5 Comments:

Anonymous DLewis said...

I heard that he was fired from the morning show on KLAC. That is excellent news. He was horrible. He is misinformed most of the time, ignornant of social norms, negative toward players, coaches and fans, and rants on and on about his personal life. Who needs that!

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's as funny as a boner in gym shorts. If you don't find that funny, you won't get him. If you don't get him, I don't like your sense of humor, or lack thereof. If I don't like you're sense of humor, you don't have one. If you don't have a sense of humor, I don't like you. If I don't like you, no one likes you. If no one likes you, you might as well just end it now...

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm a Phillies fan and I stumbled across his 10,000 reasons to be bitter column. All I can say is what a fucking douchebag. Honestly, calling the entire city of philadelphia dirty and angry? FUCK YOU T.J Simers.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T.J. Simers is a joke of a columnist whose love for attention is only superseded by his love for money. There is no place for his macho behavior (which is completely unfounded) and he is lucky Mora didn't rip his head off earlier this week.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tj is an idiot. Good riddance. Hope he loses lawsuit

1:56 AM  

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