ESPN’s The Sports Guy, a.k.a. Bill Simmons, was recently asked a by a reader what The Hollywood Gossip itself ponders daily: If you had the No. 1 pick in a death pool draft, would you take Britney Spears over Amy Winehouse?
Indeed, it’s a question for the ages. While we would prefer the musings of his wife, The Sports Gal, Bill Simmons’ response is pretty funny…
I’ll do this in super-intense, face-turning-red, Todd McShay mode …
“Mike, Amy Winehouse has to to be the No. 1 pick. This girl has every tool you’d want: She’s addicted to drugs; she has no concern for her own safety; she hangs out with people who do drugs; and ‘Rehab’ feels like a self-eulogy every time she sings it!”
Which train wreck would you take in an office death pool?
“I judge No. 1 picks in a death pool by one thing: If CNN reports he or she died, would I be remotely surprised? In the case of Amy Winehouse? NO! As for Britney Spears, her stock has been falling with GMs across the league.”
“She’s getting help, she’s on bipolar meds and she jettisoned some of the negative influences in her life. We’re starting to hear whispers that she might drop out of the top five. I’ve had GMs across the league tell me that Mary-Kate Olsen and Dennis Rodman have moved ahead of Britney Spears on their boards …”