January 30, 2003

This weeks sign of the apocalypse: Bill Walton is turning into Larry King. C'mon Bill, any of us could have written this column. Horrible!

posted by geekyguy to general at 10:58 AM - 8 comments

Geekyguy, you owe me five minutes of my life back.

posted by vito90 at 11:03 AM on January 30

C'mon, Bill Walton! Writing on ESPN--the grand stage of online sports and information sites--and you're writing a these are my thoughts column? That's HORRRRRIBLE! There's no room for rambling at this level of sports journalism. Just throw it down, big man! THROW IT DOWN! And so on.

posted by Justin Slotman at 11:12 AM on January 30

I'm a big fan of Walton, I think I've mentioned this before. But this is just lazzzzzy. He shouldn't write anymore, just speaking.

posted by corpse at 11:35 AM on January 30

Bill Walton (and Tim McCarver) are two people I could do without when watching basketball (and baseball) on tv. In fact, they make the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

posted by jasonspaceman at 01:07 PM on January 30

"I was part of an ABC/ESPN Super Bowl party at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim on Friday night. Wow. And I used to think I was the luckiest guy on earth. Sheryl Crow performed -- she's really hot." If I liked anything Walton's done since 1987, I'd read that as an amazing dig at Disney/ABC. Instead I read it as the first stage of dementia. Am I supposed to read it backwards? Where are the MKULTRA references?

posted by yerfatma at 01:19 PM on January 30

any of us could have written this column Damn, I'm kind of insulted. You don't have much faith in our writing abilities, do you geekguy? < it's a joke, people!>

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:49 PM on January 30

Ramblings have a place sometimes.... when they're by Bill Simmons on Page 2, anyway. That column was BAD. I could have written that and I dont even pay attention to the NBA. Gonna have to agree on the Walton and McCarver thing, the bits of NBA that I do watch are made more painful by his presence. And for such a big deadhead, he didn't even get the damn lyrics right... (aside: speaking of McCarver, I really really can't stand him and Joe Buck doing games on Fox, but I was watching something recently on ESPN Classic from 10 years ago and they were more subdued and an awful lot better. Also, I don't quite mind Buck as a football guy. I just felt like mentioning all this.)

posted by Bernreuther at 08:35 PM on January 30

It's much better if you read it aloud in your best Bill Walton voice.

posted by pitchblende at 07:22 PM on January 31

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