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SBD/February 7, 2011/Media
Phil Simms, Desmond Howard Get Into Heated Altercation In Dallas
Published February 7, 2011
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CAN YOU FILL ME IN? In N.Y., Bob Raissman reports Simms yesterday "didn't backpedal or attempt to distort reality." Simms said, "There were words. Were they heated? Yeah, they probably got heated a little." He added, "Just the fact that it was tweeted and all that. I think that bothers me more than anything." Raissman writes, "Simms is one of the more thick-skinned voices in the business. He doesn't whine -- at least publicly -- over criticism directed at him. He rarely reacts. Nonetheless, Simms' reality is no different than the players he comments on" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/7). Also in N.Y., Phil Mushnick writes Howard was "off from the start," but Simms "made it worse by confronting Howard." Simms could "hear much worse from adults about his son sitting in the stands on game day" (N.Y. POST, 2/7). In St. Petersburg, Tom Jones writes, "Two things. One, being an analyst himself, Simms should know as well as anyone that it's Howard's job to give honest analysis on television. He shouldn't have become bent out of shape. But, two, Howard came off as a bit of a dweeb by tweeting the whole episode like he was running to the teacher about some kid picking on him in the schoolyard" (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 2/7).