Colonel Angus wrote:
shoutbox wrote:Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:46 pm Colonel Angus i predict he drops the whole thing because a) the wwl teels him to; and b) he realizes everyone is laughing AT him ont he tiger/ali thing, not WITH him. but he will couch his dropping it in nebulous disney-blaming crap.
c) He realized that bringing personal relationships into the whole mess would end badly for him, as Olbermann is the guy fucking a 20-something hot blond, and Simmons is the guy who complains about getting married too young and having kids every chance he gets.
I think Simba is the type of guy who wouldn't care if people were laughing at him on the tiger thing, but would be very bothered by the fact that Olbermann, a totally "uncool" man in his fifties, has a more active sexual and social life than him, the 40 year old that desperately tries to cling to his youth by watching more MTV than the average teenage girl. If anything, I think Olbermann has done everything Simba has dreamed of doing, but never had the backbone to do. Olbermann started trouble with ESPN by going on the daily show without authorization (while Simba was pissed but acquiesced to not going on that Mad Dog radio show anymore). Then Olbermann got canned from Fox for disclosing that Murdoch wanted to sell the Dodgers, while Simba years ago complained about journalists sitting on stories due to their relationships with the people involved, but now openly admits to not saying things because he wanted to preserve Dork Elvis. And now Olbermann is one of the hosts of NBC's sunday night football, while Billy once wrote obsessively about halftime shows. Finally, Olbermann is actually controversial with all the political crap he pulls, while Simba tries hard but is only laughed at with the Ali/tiger crap and his "podcast with Obama" crap.
I don't like Olbermann, and I would never watch his MSNBC show. But it's clear to me from the way Simba talks about life that he wanted to be the playboy fucking the chick less than half his age, being respected within sports circles while moving beyond sports into culture/politics and actually being controversial.