Fighting off the real world

Hey, if putting rocks in your mouth keeps the real world at bay, then Bill Simmons says open wide.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:26 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Editor's Note: This article appears in the November 22 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

"I slept in my uniform last night because I wanted to win! And nobody stepped up today!"

A Ray Lewis quote? Nope. Those words were hollered by Ayanna on the Real World /Road Rules Battle of the Sexes 2, MTV's masterful blend of contrived dissension and unintentional comedy. Tears streaming down her face, Ayanna was so distraught about being voted off, she stormed away like a little kid. ...

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