Red Sox Blog, but other Boston Sports Welcome!
I might have given up on Simmons. I'm about a year late to the party on this, but I think the guy's jumped the shark. Now that he's a huge name in sportswriting, he's lost the ability to write from a fan's perspective. Not that it's his fault, it's just how fame works out.
I didn't read Simmons before he got "huge" so I really have NO perspective. However, I found his recounting of the various antics at the "Black Super Bowl" to be a. entertaining and b. written with a healthy perspctive. I am sure that if he were truly writing from the fans perspective the entire NBA All-Star game would have been a mockery. But pro-sports are ridiculous and there is only so many times one can write about that before it gets drowned out by the continuously ridiculousness. I think it's nice to have a least someone, albeit someone who is slowly being corrupted provide at least some realistic perspective.
I agree with both of you.His fans perspective would have had it as minute by minute journal kept from his couch at home.But now he is big, etc and goes to these events and has access we could never get so of course he is no longer the average fan.But he still does come up with some funny crap now and then, he is just no longer a "must read."