Friday, February 15, 2008

"They tried to make me go to rehab...

...and I said no, no, no!"

From Bill Simmons' mailbag today:
Q: If you had the No. 1 pick in a death pool draft, would you go with Britney Spears or Amy Winehouse?

-- Mike P., Morristown, N.J.

SG: I'll do this in super-intense, face-turning-red, Todd McShay mode ...

"Mike, Amy Winehouse has to to be the No. 1 pick. This girl has every tool you'd want: She's addicted to drugs; she has no concern about her own safety; she hangs out with other people who do drugs; and the song 'Rehab' feels like a self-eulogy every time she sings it! I judge my No. 1 picks in a death pool by one thing: If CNN reports that he or she died, would I be remotely surprised? In the case of Amy Winehouse? NO! I would not be surprised! As for Britney, her stock has been falling with GMs across the league -- she's finally getting help, she's on bipolar meds and she jettisoned some of the negative influences in her life. We're starting to hear whispers that she might drop out of the top five. I've had GMs tell me that Mary Kate Olsen and Dennis Rodman have moved ahead of Britney on their boards ..."

This is why I would be just an amazing GM. I was able to grab Amy Winehouse in the 6th round of my Celebrity Death Pool. Just wanted to remind big deal.

1 comment:

Travis said...

bill simmons woz? Your validating yourself with bill simmons?