theken wrote:From the same paragraph ....In the process, the network chased off Rick Reilly, only the greatest sportswriter of his generation and someone who broke news responsibly, covered games and press conferences on site, interviewed subjects, understood libel law and carried the profession with savvy.
I had to go read this myself to make sure you weren't pulling my chain.
That is fantastic. He's 100% correct. Rick Reilly is a great sportswriter. It was a damn shame to lose his unique humor. A nation of dad humorists in their dad pants mourn wistfully in their recliners.
I also thoroughly enjoyed the awkward shoehorning of Bob Kravitz to somehow generate some fresh and not tired at all Boston hate. Kravitz took down the Patriots. Boston.com is unprofessional! Boston. Where did Simmons grow up? Boston! (by the way, he did?) Where did these writers learn to write? Simmons! Boston! LOLWUT? I assume Balls helped edit this. Well done.