Fun read by ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons about the Tiger Woods speech on Friday. There’s some good stuff in there, but one particular graf towered over the rest of the piece - at least for me.
Three grafs down, Simmons writes:
But listening to talking heads praise that ludicrous speech pushed me over the edge. Someone actually said, “It came from the heart.” It did? Was it C3PO’s heart? I thought it seemed like an automated response from Microsoft’s new “Cheater’s Confession” program.
Either that passage is more coincidental than a Mark Geragos-led murder trial defense, or Simmons was referring to his ESPN colleague Rick Reilly.
“I thought it was excellent, I thought it was really from the heart.”
That was perhaps a generic enough comment for Simmons to get away with his Dusty Rhodes-inspired, open-handed slap of Reilly. Though this stupefying Reilly tripe must have been tempting too:
“For an athlete to riff like that for 13 minutes, I thought he was very impressive. He gave me chills.“
Let’s hope for Reilly’s sake that was the Flomax side effects kicking in.