Bill Simmons Versus BC

Bill Simmons enjoys using Boston College as a punching bag. Let's document all the cheap shots, shall we?

Oct 5
“(The bigger question: Through four weeks, has anyone ever had a larger MVP lead than Matt Ryan? Who’s the no. 2 pick right now? In Mike Sando’s always enjoyable MVP Watch this week, he listed Brady, Rodgers and Flacco as the next three guys. Brady, Rodgers and Flacco???? Are we really ready to live in a world where a Boston College grad wins the NFL’s MVP?)” On Matt Ryan

Feb 3
“If you and Aaron Schatz do another Super Bowl Podcast where you laugh at the Giants chances to win the game again and jinx the Pats I am going to kill you. Yes, I will put on a Mike Myers Mask break into your house while you sleep, wait for you to wake up tilt my head slightly to the right and kill you. I will then attend your funeral and put a Kobe jersey and a tape recorder that plays “this is our Country” on loop for eternity. I will see to it that your daughter grows up and becomes a WNBA player and marries into the Manning family and not even Eli or Peyton but … Archie. I will see to it that your son grows up and becomes a Yankee, Lakers, Colts and Canadiens fan. He will go to Boston College and then go to work for The Justice Department and makes stopping gambling his #1 priority.”

The readers get in on the act!

~The Half-in-the-Bag Super Bag, February 3, 2012


Nov 21
“Holy Cross whips BC by 22! The rivalry is back! Fine, just humor me.” On Twitter, November 18, 2011. 

Oct 29
“My buddy Gus has a college friend named John Oaks — this was the second gambling rule anyone ever passed along to me, right after, ‘Don’t ever bet on B.C., you never know when they’re shaving points.’” October 28, 2011 - The “Oaksie” Rule (ht BCI)

Jun 9
We here at BSvBC couldn’t be more excited about new material and chances for Sports Guy to take some cheap shots at Boston College.

We here at BSvBC couldn’t be more excited about new material and chances for Sports Guy to take some cheap shots at Boston College.


Jun 1
Whether you believe it or not (from, well, the content of this Tumblr), Bill Simmons was once a BC Fanboy. (HT @BCInterruption)

Whether you believe it or not (from, well, the content of this Tumblr), Bill Simmons was once a BC Fanboy. (HT @BCInterruption)


May 12
“9:44: Switch to the BC game — BC’s up by six already. “I took Texas Tech in this game because I hate BC,” JackO says. “And you know what? I have no regrets. I hate BC.” Well, then.”

-Running with the Madness, March 17, 2007

Jack-O, too, apparently.


Jan 26
“7. You know how Greg Oden is taking History of Rock and Roll right now? Well, Holy Cross has that class too, but why stop there? We need to make other additions to to our 2008 curriculum: Plagiarizing Other People’s Fiction, “The Hills” vs. “Laguna Beach,” Gum, Madden NFL 08 and BC’s Greatest Gambling Fixes.” Lift high the Cross, April 9, 2007 issue of ESPN: the Magazine

Jan 25

Dean: Why don’t you ever write about college basketball?

Simmons: I don’t start watching until March. It’s just too hard to follow — guys only stay in school for two years, and there are 75-plus major programs. It’s fun to root against Boston College, though. I wouldn’t let Al Skinner coach a YMCA team.

A little chat with the Sports Guy, March 1, 2002

Jan 24
“Slapping an 11-0 on the playoffs would be the single greatest accomplishment I could have as a gambler … well, other than organizing the next Boston College point-shaving scandal.” My name is Bill, January 13, 2006

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