Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sports Guy Doesn't Know his Soft Rock
I feel extremely pathetic on several levels for posting about this, but I thought it is something our readers (i.e. Jimer) should know about. Yesterday, around 3:00 in the afternoon I saw that Bill Simmons had a new column up on ESPN page 2, so I began to read it. It was a fairly pedestrian Simmons article comparing the 2007 Patriots to the 1986 Celtics. Only two paragraphs into the piece I noticed this line, "In the words of Peter Cetera, I can't fight this feeling anymore." Anyone who is familiar with the incredible work of REO Speedwagon immediately knows this is an awful error. Peter Cetera obviously is the lead singer of Chicago, and Chicago simply did not rock hard enough to even reach the soft rock genre that REO Speedwagon championed while composing hits such as "Can't Fight this Feeling."
Anyway, immdediately upon discovering the error I, and presumably thousands of other pathetic losers, sent a message to Simmons alerting him of his mistake. Minutes later "Peter Cetera" was taken out of the article and replaced with "REO Speedwagon." While I felt some form of accomplishment for righting an unforgivable wrong, I was troubled by the fact that Simmons would simply replace words in an already published article without striking through or at least mentioning the error. I am pretty sure that this is not the typical protocol for internet bloggers. We should know. Here at SYHD, we are the pinnacle of blogging intergrity.