Brook Lopez had a better game than Deron Williams

— Bill Simmons

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Has there ever been anyone quite like Paul Pierce ? No.

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When I was in elementary school, we had the kid who threw chairs, the kid who stuttered, and the kid who went to the bathroom on himself ... but we never had the kid who came in one day and started shooting everyone.

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Our favorite teams bring people together, keep family members close, bond people from different generations. Some of the happiest moments of my life involve something that happened with one of my teams.

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I always wanted to create a site that was sports and pop culture.

30 for 30 had a big impact because I loved how that was about finding, empowering and working with these incredible directors, and I thought the same thing could work for writers.

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In 1994, nobody could have predicted 'Shawshank' would one day be an iconic movie - and believe me, that would never have happened if Danny Glover had been Red instead of Morgan Freeman.

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Writing is like playing golf - you have to keep working at your swing.

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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.

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I think one of the great things about a football season is that you see teams play in all types of environments, and if you can't handle one of them, you probably don't deserve to win anyway.

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Coffee is the highlight of my day. After coffee everything is downhill.

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I pride myself as being a very supportive parent.

I go to my daughter's soccer games. I hit most of them. I try to go to all of them.

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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.

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But that's the thing about basketball: you don't play games on paper.

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About Bill Simmons

Quotes 19 sayings
Profession Sports Columnist
Birthday September 25, 1969

Don't worry about what other people are doing. Worry about what you're doing.

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Anytime someone calls you and identifies themselves with their full name, odds are it isn't someone you want to talk to under any circumstances.

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The NBA and NHL have different agendas: The NBA is much more protective of its players and its brand; the NHL has less to lose, and it's in their best interest to generate buzz any way they can.

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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.

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I am old enough to remember every Red Sox season since 1975.

Baseball is long. Baseball takes forever. It's day in, day out, for six solid months - seven if you're lucky. Winning is always fun.

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One of my favorite things about basketball is that you can't break it down into some sort of science that makes total sense.

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