In defense of Bill Simmons

In defense of Bill Simmons

I’m going to talk about sports, but only sort of. This really isn’t about sports as much as it is about the role of journalists in the age of digital media and social media. Bill Simmons got suspended this week for nothing more than doing what we will be getting back to doing here in October (WDDIJcast and The Wrath of Ruthless have been on vacation due to …well due to needing a production break honestly). He spoke his mind on his own podcast about the situation, and used the circumstantial evidence including the very public stature of the NFL to Read more »

The FIFA Corruption: Part I

The FIFA Corruption:  Part I

AND… We’re back!!!!  My sincerest apologies to my fellow writers, and of course my Commander-in-Chief Ruthless.  But my deepest apology goes to you; the readers!  I have deprived you of sports awesome, and I am truly sorry.  Assuming Ruthless does not execute me I promise to be more prompt and consistent in my posting.  However, first a quick word on a specific social situation in my home state… for those here for sports, simply skip the next paragraph. I have lived and grown up in Missouri for most of my life.  I feel it necessary for at least a brief Read more »

Lets Talk Iraq

Lets Talk Iraq

You might notice I dropped my usual header, well, I have a category now so it isn’t really necessary for me to throw it up there anymore. I’ve talked about Palestine in my last post because it is an issue somewhat close to me, considering one of my best friends who helped me through the hard times happens to be a Palestinian-American, and I have listened to him countless times talk of the problems and the struggles the Palestinian people face. Hamas is definitely not a good group of guys, but Palestinian’s themselves shouldn’t have to suffer unjustly because of Read more »