Bill Simmons Asked, So I'll Answer

Apologies in advance for stumbling into the business end of what we do -- after all, you want to read about sports, not about us writing about sports -- but the most exhausted trope in the history of the world is making another run around the track. Bill Simmons has been feuding with Nate Jones over Twitter (if you want to learn more, you can sift through their tweets).

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Eventually, Simmons tweeted this:

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BTW, I'd love to know how bloggers would react if ESPN hired a digital attack dog to go after all bloggers who wrote anything anti-ESPN.

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Obviously I'm only answering for myself here. Is the criticism warranted? I've received enough of that before to appreciate its value. Is the criticism unwarranted? Whenever I've received criticism I felt was unwarranted, I've just defended myself in a civil manner and moved on. Years of stern criticism from readers and commenters have left my writer's ego in smoldering embers, enabling me to focus on other things and live a life without nasty Internet feuds. Ahh, the luxuries of the sometimes-wrong.

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