Posts Tagged ‘ Bill Simmons ’

In Soccer, Size is Not Everything

Alexi Lalas told The Big Lead yesterday, he believed Landon Donovan was “one of the Top 20 players in the world.”  That’s nutty.  But, so were comments he made on The B.S. Report.  Lalas told Simmons “height” was becoming a more prevalent issue in soccer and that diminutive talents like Leo Messi were “a dying breed.”

Soccer players, as with all athletes, are becoming bigger, faster and stronger than before (through unnatural means?), but that does not give a team a decisive advantage.

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International Soccer is Ready to Take Off! So Sayeth Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd

If any man in our modern times could raise his own army, it would be Bill Simmons.  If the world were to descend into a Water World-like anarchy, he would have his own floating city, and no shortage of lunatics with pitchforks.  His mere mention of our website on the B.S. Report nearly caused our server to come crashing down yesterday.  But, lost in that tumult, around the 52 minute mark, were some interesting comments with Cowherd about soccer…International Soccer is Ready to Take Off! So Sayeth Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd

Outliers in Sports: Do Players Receive Too Much Credit For Being “Great?”

Outliers in Sports: Do Players Receive Too Much Credit For Being “Great?”. Gladwell’s Outliers premise applied to sports.  How much of being a great athlete or being perceived as one is dictated by the individual and how much is dictated by environment?