There are two sports journalists in Toronto that EVERYONE hates. Steve Simmons and Damien Cox.
They rotate piss poor takes looking for ways to be bigger or smarter than the game they cover and it never usually works out for them.
After clinching the Stanley Cup last night, Cox took aim at the ease with which the Lightning claimed hockey’s greatest prize saying this year’s cup was easier to when than all the others citing a lack of travel.
That’s a blood move, Cotton.
One of the millions to take issue with Cox, Lightning forward and Stanley Cup Champion Barclay Goodrow who said living in quarantine winning a 24 team NHL tournament was a lot harder than Cox said it was and kindly told Damien to F.R.O.
What I love about Damien’s latest seizure is other journalists and sports figures have started to call spades, spades joining the chorus of NARPS (Nonathletic regular people) in their professional assessment of Cox’s work. That’ll make Cox crazier than he already is.
I’ve met and worked with Cox a little and he’s what you’d think he’d be. Short. Uninterested in anything but his passive-aggressive takes. My takeaways were he’s socially awkward and me-centric which explains his out-of-body tweet minimizing the Lightning’s cup win.
Simmons and Cox look for windows of opportunity to be a fly in the ointment. Education and entertainment are nonexistent in all of their posts. They use the brand behind their names to create a buzz and it works because we’re all talking about him this morning.
Just know they can’t possibly believe any of the shit they write because no one could still be employed and be that stupid or selfish.
The Lightning won the most unpredictable Stanley Cup in its 100+ year history without their captain besting 23 other teams over an insane 60 day period locked away from their families and friends for the most part. They are legitimate Champs of the hardest trophy to win in professional sports while playing during the worst global health disaster in over a century.
I’d say they’ve earned it and Steve Stamkos should shove as asterisk up Damien’s ass when he comes back to Markham for the summer.
Don’t Sweat it, Barclay. Damien runs scared so just enjoy your summer and wear your ring proudly knowing Damien’s tweets will disappear in time but champions last forever.