I am absoultely worn out. Yet, here I am. It’s close enough to 3:30 in the morning, and I cannot even get close to sleep. My mind, as usual, is just flying around.

The fact that I watched the confrontation between Buzz Bissinger and Will Leitch again probably isn’t helping me. I already vented a significant helping of bile over this issue at Chez Coma, and in emails to various people, but it still infuriates me. Not just for the ignorance of what Bissinger said (and the way he said it), but because I don’t think being in the press box makes you in any way, shape, or form more qualified to comment on a game than watching it on a nice HDTV with close-ups, replays, and generally superior presentation. Not that I have a nice HDTV, but I know that the TV camera can get a hell of a lot closer than I could to any professional sporting event.

Anyway, I don’t want to get into that yet again. That happened weeks ago, and in the Internet world, that may as well be something from 20 years ago. No sense beating Eight Belles.

In new business, I don’t think Buzz Bissinger has eyebrows. Seriously. It’s creepy. He’s got a bit of a post-horse Christopher Reeve thing going on and it’s really giving me the willies. That’s probably why I can’t sleep. Every time I close my eyes, I see Buzz Bissinger with a stack of deadspin posts, reading to me angrily about Rich Garces’ magnificent tits.

In the words of Old Timey Homestar Runner, “That monster’s gonna give me nightmares!”

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4 Responses to “insomniac”

  1. Jade Says:

    Bissinger makes me embarrassed to be anywhere near his age group, as do many of my so-called forty- and fifty-something peers. Memo to Bissinger: If you don’t like what bloggers say or do, don’t piss and moan about how awful blogs are–get your own damn blog and show them how it should be done, you old fart.

  2. Ron Says:

    Yeah, you’d think that writing is universal. I mean, I’ve got more sporting credentials than half the people on ESPN (Hi, Erin Andrews!) but I guess because I’m a blogger I don’t know what I’m talking about.

  3. squirrelqueen Says:

    I think Bissinger’s funny bone has atrophied away. The man came across like a raving maniac who thinks that only his opinion has any value, weight or worth. The rest of the planet isn’t even worthy of reading his work let alone coming up with our own observations after watching the same game he sees through binoculars in the press box.

  4. Ron Says:

    I’ve never been in a press box, but I’m sure they have TVs inside them. I’m sure Buzz never strays far from the free buffet on the rare occasions he does go inside the box.

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