There are many things I don’t understand.
But there’s one thing that’s been bothering me lately that I don’t understand. Why do people feel the need to e-mail more famous people in the middle of an exciting game.
A prime example: Bill Simmons of ESPN.
I think Bill Simmons is one of the best sports writers out there, even if his bias towards all-things Boston gets a little tedious after a while (especially for those of us who don’t like Boston teams). But he’s one of the funniest guys out there, and one of the smartest.
His favourite NBA team is the Boston Celtics. For those who may have missed it, Game 6 of their first round matchup against the Chicago Bulls was one of the most exciting playoff games in quite a while, as it went into triple overtime. Chicago held on for a one-point win to extend the series to a game 7.
Near the end of regulations, tons of people started e-mailing him. So much so, that he created a whole column just on the basis of those e-mails.
Some prime examples:
“WHY IS TONY ALLEN IN THE GAME? WHY IS TONY ALLEN IN THE GAME? WHY IS TONY ALLEN SHOOTING AND IN THE GAME?”
Will you please write your next book about this series between the Bulls/Celtics?
GIVE IT TO RAY ALLEN!!!!
Okay, maybe it’s just me, but I can’t imagine watching an exciting triple overtime basketball game, and then stopping during the game to e-mail a famous writer I’ve never met.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with, I just don’t understand why. Are they not engrossed in the game? If I’m watching my favourite team play in one of the most exciting games in history, the last thing going through my mind is what a certain writer thinks at that specific moment, and what I should say in my e-mail to him.
And especially when the e-mails aren’t very exciting. Give it to Ray Allen? Why not just e-mail him and say “set up the screen and roll.”
Why not just enjoy the game? I just don’t get it.