After nearly two years, a new Mailbag from Bill Simmons.
That they had to stretch so far to find a "mistake" for San Antonio underscores just how well that franchise has been run.
Is it any wonder that successful football coaches tend to be extremely detail-oriented control freaks?
Interesting review of last weekend's game.
Unless you live in a family of Duke fans like I do, you might not care about the Grayson Allen contretemps or even know about it. But here's a CBS report on the most recent event. The reporter writes:
I'll be honest: I had Duke-Boston College on television Saturday when the incident occurred, and I didn't even blink. Perhaps that's because I was also on social media and not totally focused. Maybe it's because my eyes are bad. Either way, the point's the same. I didn't notice it in real time. And neither did any of the three officials.
So why did it become a huuuge deal? Because somebody put the video on Twitter.
I'm not anti-technology. I'm not even opposed to Twitter. (For somebody who is, see "It's Time to Kill Twitter, Before It Kills Us".) I just think that journalists and writers of all kinds should devote less time and attention to a tiny, tiny number of folks who sound off on Twitter. Why does our national conversation have to be driven by them?
You don't have to convince me, but your mileage may vary.
While I was rooting for Alabama then--as I will tonight--and revisiting the "Kick Six" makes me shudder, this is the first time I've seen it with the Auburn announcers. I can admit it's fun.
"Good coaching requires discipline, intelligence, and a little luck. It also requires, in the case of the Patriots head coach, a knack for insult comedy."
Patriots-related: my wife and I really enjoyed the NFL Films documentary "Do Your Job: Bill Belichick and the 2014 New England Patriots".
A reminder--not that one is really needed--that selecting personnel is difficult.