The Only Thing Mike D'Antoni Detests More Than His Team's Play Is T.J. Simers' Questions

There's probably no other sports reporter/columnist out there who can ingratiate himself so well to a coach as T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times, if by "ingratiate" we mean "antagonize coaches coming off a bad loss by uttering outrageous allegations that make them to want to strangle you in front of your peers."… » 12/11/12 11:20pm 12/11/12 11:20pm

T.J. Simers Believes UCLA Threw The Stanford Game, And Hijacked Jim Mora Jr.'s Press Conference To Prove It

UCLA already has the Pac-12 South clinched. Their opponent in the championship game would be either Stanford or Oregon, depending on whether the Bruins won or lost against the Cardinal on Saturday. Well, UCLA lost, 35-17, and they'll have their rematch in just four days. Where the rest of us see one of those quirks… » 11/26/12 4:30pm 11/26/12 4:30pm

T.J. Simers Trolled The Dodgers, And Matt Treanor Wanted To Fight Him

At the heart of it, a good percentage of sports columns are only about trolling. "What's wrong with Wes Welker?" "Jay Cutler just can't win." These things are written to play the contrarian, and to get a rise, and they tend to work because fans either enjoy being goaded, or can't let the effort pass without getting… » 9/12/12 11:15am 9/12/12 11:15am

TJ Simers Hates ESPN, Along With You And Everything Else

The list of regular newspaper columnists we like is small — Joe Posnanski, a couple other guys — but one person who's definitely on it is T.J. Simers of The Los Angeles Times. He's enough of a hilarious grump to make us keep coming back, and he always does everything in his power to piss off pretty much anyone with… » 8/29/06 3:30pm 8/29/06 3:30pm