With the NBA Playoffs tipping off this Friday, we couldn't think of a better time to finally take a look at Bill Simmons in this here media approval thing. And not just because of that NBA book that he's supposedly working on. (Though it's not on Amazon yet.)

Simmons is a guy who seems to get it from both ends sometimes. The Web people who he — unwittingly, perhaps — opened the door for go after him, and the supposed "mainstream" folk seem unlikely to ever accept him as one of their own. This might be one of those examples of when both sides are mad at you, you're probably doing something right. Or maybe not.

But yeah: We're pretty curious how this vote goes.

So: Do you like the Bill Simmons? Do you not like the Bill Simmons? Let us know.

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