The Talented Mr. Roto: Laying the smack talk down
Make no mistake. I am winning this bet.
There are lots of great things about fantasy sports. The competition, the "having an interest in every single game," the camaraderie with your league mates, the ability to know about players like Steve Slaton. Football fans will say, "Like, where'd this guy come from?" and fantasy guys are all "Uh, like, yeah, we've been talking about him since the preseason."
But the best part of fantasy sports is the smack talk. And for that, you have to admire our own Bill Simmons, who's also known as "The Sports Guy" around these parts. In his most recent column, he took some shots at me as he laid out his fantasy basketball sleepers. Now, certainly, I was interested in reading what he has to say. If you've ever read his column, you know he knows the NBA backward and forward. You can't miss his love of hoops. In fact, lots of readers play a drinking game to his column. Every time he mentions the NBA or Boston you have to do a shot. You're plowed by paragraph four. (As always, obey the legal drinking age and please drink responsibly. Which means reading Bill only three paragraphs at a time.)
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