The Jeffersonian: Politicks, Sports, and Culture

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Don't Mess With Los Spurs

The Sports Guy found out the hard way:

Enrique, SA, TX: Bill, what were you thinking when you wrote that Spurs coach Greg Poppovich was going to retire after this season? Do you know how much money he would be walking away from if he did?

Bill Simmons: (1:30 PM ET ) I didn't, actually. The funny part was all the angry e-mails from the San Antonio area -- is San Antonio a third world country or something and nobody told me? I haven't seen that many misspellings and crazed threats in the history of my column ... if there was a way to send e-mails in capital letters and crayons, that would have been the typical response from a Spurs fan. Do they have school systems there or is it simply home schooling and that's it?

First, that's probably the worst argument to make for Pop not retiring after this year. So thanks Enrique. Second, apparently the local media has caught on to this too:

ESPN'S Bill Simmons was our bonehead of the week for saying things like Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich is going to retire after this year and that the Spurs don't seem to like each other.

Well, Bill heard from you. He even mentioned his thoughts in an online chat today.

It's as if Don Harris wants the Sports Guy to die.