The book also contains footnotes. Now I haven't seen a footnote since I read Shakespeare's 'Othello' in high school. And the only reason why there is footnotes in 'Othello' is because no one today understands Shakespeare(I did of course. I got a 100% on my 'Othello' test as a high school senior.) Simmons book features footnotes because Simmons likes to be a sarcastic. The footnotes also allow Simmons to reminisce about his favorite 80's TV shows. Again you might not like Simmons and his pop culture references, but I do.
So last night after the Sharks shootout win against the Kings, I decided to do some reading before I went to bed. I picked up Simmons book and continued to read about how the NBA go to this point. At this point of the book Simmons starts talking about how former NBA legends became broadcasters and how horrible they were.
Simmons was talking about Oscar Robertson in particular. At the end of the paragraph about Robertson's broadcasting career, there is a number to one of Simmons' footnotes. So I look down to read the footnote and it said this.......
57"It's really a shame that dude who runs "Awful Announcing" blog wasn't around back then."
This footnote appears on page 117, chapter 3 of Simmons book.
Yep, Brian and his blog Awful Announcing makes an appearance in Simmons new book. Have to love how Simmons called Brian that dude, like he's a character from The Big Lebowski.
Also you have to love how Simmons gives Awful Announcing full credit and wishes that site was around when Oscar Robertson, Isiah Thomas, Moses Malone, and Dr. J were all broadcasters. I guess it goes to show, no matter what decade we live in, there will always be Awful Announcing.