Sports, sports, sports

On Deadspin, the great sportswriter Charles Pierce (a man equally comfortable with Flann O’Brien and the Celtics) takes on The Sports Guy.  This is a critical piece, but CP shows some love, old-guy-to-younger-gun style.  A limpid, funny explanation of the charms and larger flaws of Bill Simmons’ writing.  Pierce is especially good on Simmons’ penchant for lame, sweeping pop-culture observation.

In related news, Pierce now has a very cool blog on Boston.com.  Note the quote from At Swim-Two-Birds at the top of the page.  Go read it, go bookmark it, keep reading.

-TGR

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