Mike and the Mad Dog have revisited the Bill Simmons and Bob Ryan Controversy today. They got all over the Sports Guy. Here is what they had to say:
Mike: I was very disheartened to learn that Bill Simmons thought Elgin Baylor was a point guard (Russo cracks up)
Russo: I mean Bill wouldn't know who Bailey Howell was, Mike Ramsey, any of these guys.
Mike: It really bothered me. He thought Elgin was a Point Guard.
Russo: I mean C'MON Bill, what are you gonna write about the Celtics and the Lakers and eliminate the 60s?? I mean, what the balloons and the Forum? 30 points and 40 rebounds for Russell in Game 7 in '62. Jerry West, I mean, what are you NUTS??
Mike: 61 and 22 for Baylor in Game 5 in the Boston Garden. 61 points and 22 rebounds. I mean, is that unbelievable? West averaged 40. Havlicek averaged like 37 in the series.
Russo: I mean, C'MON
Mike: That is unbelievable. Bill, come back to us.
Russo: Don Nelson's jumper at the Forum when it staved off the Lakers comeback...I know Boston won them all but the Lakers and Celtics was a GREAT rivalry in the '60s.
Mike: I'm afraid Bill now feels that since he has been accepted as mainstream media now that he is not allowed to be criticized.
Russo: What was the word you used for it before? He has a what?
Mike: Glass jaw
Russo: That's a tough comment
Mike: He's got a glass jaw. I mean I love Bill but he's got to toughen up a bit. He's got a bit of a glass jaw.
Russo: And leave Ryan alone. Bob's got enough heartache, he doesn't need to hear from you. Leave Bob alone for gods sakes!!
Mike: And Bob was upset cause you know Bill's little followers were bothering him so leave him alone.
Russo: What the 18-year-olds?
Mike: Yeah, they're bothering him, who have never heard of Elgin Baylor. They think Elgin Baylor was just a guy who showed up every year on the lottery show (laughing), didn't realize he played.
Russo: (laughing) Who put Bill Russell behind Pau Gasol (Laughing)
Mike: (Laughing) That's right and never heard of Frank Selby.
Russo: And don't know about that missed shot in Game 7 of '62
Mike: Never heard of Satch Sanders
Russo: TERRIBLE JOB BY SIMMONS!!!
Mike: The guy's got a glass jaw
Russo: He shows a lack of history. He talks about the Celtics and he's a Celtics fan, you tell me?
Mike: He's a Celtic crazy.
Russo: Well how can he eliminate the 60's between the Celtics and lakers!!!
Mike: And it's not a rivalry because the Celtics never lost? Now c'mon. C'mon, that's like saying Alydar and Affirmed was not a rivalry.
Russo: Or the Yankees and the Red Sox before 2004!
Mike: I mean c'mon. It's ridiculous. Bill, come back to us. Please.
Chris: Bill showed a couple things you don't like there.
Mike: Bill, come back to us.
Russo: A lack of knowledge most of all.
Mike: Bill, come back to us.
Umm, Mike, Chris. Isn't this a bit of the pot calling the kettle black here? You boys don't exactly take criticism very well. David Stern made both of you look awful a couple days ago and you both tried to downplay it. And getting a fact or two wrong? Uh. How many times a day does that happen with you guys?
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