Bill Simmons published a bunch of letters from fans reacting to the LeBron James “Decision” debacle. One of my favorites:
City: Southampton, Pa.
Name: Steve L
On ESPN last night, they were wondering what the nickname for the new trio of free agents in Miami should be. I vote for …
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling That’s Never Called
2. The Fly Girls 3. The Unholy Trinity 4. Florida’s Second-Best NBA Team and my personal favorite … 5. The Nazgul
The Nazgul were the characters in “Lord of the Rings” that were former kings who turned into demons that were constantly chasing the ring. It completely consumed them and robbed them of their humanity. I think this sums up the situation in Miami.
I vote for “The Superfriends” myself. Something so lame and appropriately mocking about that. “Hey, let’s all dress up in tights and save hot South Beach bikini models!”
The rest are here. It’s a bloodbath of depressing homerism and understandable Cleveland despair. LeBron is the anti-Mauer.