Bill Simmons

There’s a tipping point that happens with soccer in which you just kinda get it. I was drawn to it because the best soccer teams play similarly to my favorite basketball teams – like the eighties Lakers or eighties Celtics – teams that emphasized teamwork over individualism and relied on passing as their biggest ongoing edge.

“There’s a tipping point that happens with soccer in which you just kinda get it. I was drawn to it because the best soccer teams … Read More

If you have a privately owned system, there’s going to be monies leaving the community that will go towards shareholder dividends and high salaries. If you have a community owned, municipally owned facility, those extra resources are being reinvested in the community and they can be going to weatherization and other projects that are vested in the community.

“If you have a privately owned system, there’s going to be monies leaving the community that will go towards shareholder dividends and high salaries. If … Read More

You always hear that tragedies put sports in perspective, that they prove we shouldn’t care this much about the successes and failures of a bunch of wealthy strangers. I’m going the other way – sometimes, sports put everything else in perspective.

“You always hear that tragedies put sports in perspective, that they prove we shouldn’t care this much about the successes and failures of a bunch … Read More