Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Bill Simmons in S.F.
As part of his book tour, Bill Simmons visited S.F. on November 5, 2009. He apologized about not wearing his Golden State Warriors jersey, and then mistakenly praised Stephen Jackson. The crowd booed immediately at the sound of Stephen Jackson's name. (Jackson has publicly demanded a trade.) Apparently, Simmons interpreted the boos as a perfect segue to mention Chris Cohan, the much-hated Golden State Warriors owner. Simmons asked about the proper spelling of Cohan's name, which few people knew off the top of their heads. Then, without further ado, he sat down and started signing books.
Although Simmons is in his forties, he looks (and dresses) like he's in his late twenties. I suppose if my job consisted of watching sports and going to Vegas, I'd look perpetually young, too.
I read some of Simmons' book, and I liked it. He trashes my favorite player, Reggie Miller, but he does it in a way that allows me to still like him.