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 »

Futbol: Soccer for the Uneducated

Futbol:  Soccer for the Uneducated

So, for those that have either been living under a rock for the past month (or those “bored” by the sport of soccer) I have a message:  GET OVER IT!!!!!  Soccer is here for the long haul people.  I am a huge fan of what many people around the world call “The Beautiful Game.”  That picture in my bio is me standing next to the MLS Cup that was recently won by my hometown team Sporting KC.  But today this post is to help inform you about the BIGGEST SINGLE SPORTING EVENT that happens on this planet once ever four Read more »

Green Grass and Bright Lights – The tale of Lucrèmo, Episode 0: Prologue

Green Grass and Bright Lights – The tale of Lucrèmo, Episode 0: Prologue

“My Name is Matthew Elisha Williams. When I was born there was not a lot of fanfare. I was just another normal kid trying to find his way. But when I was introduced to the beautiful game all that changed. By age 10 the only sport I would play was soccer, or football like they call it everywhere but where I’m from. By age 12 people were batting around terms like prodigy. At age 13 La Fabrica and La Maisa came calling to have me play in their systems. On my 14th birthday with enough Spanish to survive, my parents Read more »