I went out and bought Bill Simmons new book a few weeks ago. In actual fact I rushed out and bought it. I had to have it. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. The book needed to be mine. Unfortunately I didn’t buy it for myself, I instead bought for my brother-in-law’s birthday present. A great present indeed, in which I know he’s thoroughly happy to have received (Andrew: I hope it’s arrived by now)
In any event I do have a wish for my brother-in-law to fulfill. I request that he have all 700 pages read before December. Is that too much to ask? The reason being is that I’d really like to borrow the book during the month of December (who wrote the rules on borrowing a gift you bought anyways?) because according to the Sports Guy’s twitter account he’ll be coming to the Great White North on his book tour. With the aid of the gift I bought I hope to replace this random guy
in this picture when I meet him. Not only that, if my brother in law can comply and read the book fast enough perhaps I can even get it autographed (has there ever been more pressure layed on someone who has received a gift? )
If Operation “I bought you a cool book now read the damn thing” fails, all is not lost (you can breath easy my friends because I know someone of you might possibly lose sleep over this). Luckily for me on the same very day that I bought my brother in law’s birthday present I was able to buy myself a little something from the bargain book rack.
This little diddy was sitting on the bargain rack for the low price of $4.99. I’m sure the Sports Guy won’t be thrilled with that mark down, but this fella was elated. So if my brother in law can’t get through a mere 700 pages by December, I’ll be prepared to sub in this one instead. In any event I wanted to post Bill Simmons latest column that depicts the trials and tribulations of his book tour thus far. Enjoy.
If by chance you come across my collection of mediocre posts Mr. Simmons (if you do get a chance to read this you are obviously quite bored on the road for your book tour or your firewall settings on your computer are pretty feeble) please don’t be offended that I purchased your first book for bargain price. Like most of my short comings these days, I’ll just blame it on the economic downturn.