Pete Rose Needs Cash

by on Aug.06, 2009, under Sports

This article and accompanying photo gallery about a sports memorabilia collection incorporates most of what  people love and hate about Bill Simmons. It’s way too long, has too many dated pop culture references, and at least half the jokes aren’t funny. But mixed in with the dross there is some gold. Specifically, among other things sports memorabilia vendors apparently sell famous athletes’ canceled checks. Including this one:

Pete Rose

If you ever get famous and have a failing, people will laugh at you for the rest of your life. I know I did.

PS: Just tangentially while I’m thinking about Bill Simmons, is this not a terrible list of nominees for “best movie drama of the decade?” I’m going to have to come up with a list of all the better movies of the last ten years. Feel free to nominate your own.

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