The Sports Guy
Pretty much everyone I know has dogged The Sports Guy in recent years for being repetitive or boring, and I’ve tried to defend him, but even in the last couple months there have been columns that have left me scratching my head. (The “Is is harder to go undefeated in fantasy football or real life?” column took the cake.) But today’s column about taking his daughter to a basketball game is absolutely fantastic, and includes the line of the year, about how you can make anything exciting to children if you try hard enough:
Fast-forward to the Nov. 11 Cavs-Clips game. When I asked if she wanted to go, I presented the offer as if I were suggesting we fly in a helicopter to eat M&M’s on the moon.
Weird, I thought of you when I read the column, wondering if you would like it or not. I loved it, perfect blend of sentimentality and originality, glad we agree on this one.
When I saw The Sports Herb’s column today I had to re-read the byline to make sure that Rick Reilly’s ESPN tenure hadn’t begun early.