Bill Simmons, aka the Sports Guy, is hands-down the best sportswriter of our generation. Period. He combines sports knowledge and statistical analysis with popular culture and wit. But more than that, he has a great way of connecting with his audience. Simmons writes in a way that makes you feel like you’re talking sports with a friend at a bar. He writes from the viewpoint of the fan because he is a passionate, unapologetic, far-from-neutral fan himself. Anyways, the point of this post is to share with you his latest mailbag. If you’re not familiar with Simmons’ work, one of his most popular columns is his “Mailbag,” where he answers real emails from his readers. And with Linsanity sweeping the nation, he just realeased “The All-Linsanity Mailbag.”
“It’s really hard to get your own mailbag from me. As far as I can remember, it’s only happened once: when Bernard Karmell Pollard wrecked Tom Brady’s knee in 2008. But with America going Linsane in the Membrane, we didn’t have any choice — it’s time for the all-Linsanity mailbag. As always, these are actual e-mails from actual readers.”
Just like every piece by Simmons, this one is definitely worth a read.