Bill Simmons' book tour continues apace (NY Times #1 bestseller!) and we also continue to get dispatches from fans of overweight literature. Enjoy these tales of long lines, blurry photographs, and some guy who likes autographed meat.
The Holy Cross tattoo is always a good icebreaker
The Hurricane O'Reilly's staff [Boston signing] weren't allowing Simmons available for pictures while he was about to leave but we told the bouncer my girlfriend went to Holy Cross (which she did), and has a Holy Cross tattoo on her back (which she does), and he agreed to take a picture with her after he showed her the tattoo. He's a really nice guy.
Why could possibly be frightening about a guy who asks you sign his meat?
Casey Stengel once said "I love signing autographs. I'll sign anything except veal cutlets. My ballpoint pen slips on veal cutlets."
Despite being a yankee fan, I gave Simmons the opportunity to one-up the yankee legend, in NYC, during a yankee world series. Simmons obliged and signed(/attempted to), despite being very confused (and seemingly a little frightened). The guy really is fan-friendly.
*Consolation to Stengel: Simmons did have the advantage of using a sharpie
Glad we could help
Last night I was at the book signing, and before I left I printed out the "Biggest Loser-Jeter" pic from yesterday to bring to the bar.
When I went up to get it signed by him, Jack-O looked over and commented "That was on Deadspin today", Bill proceeded to sign it along with my book. Photo of the signed photo attached.