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Behind the jokes of the AMAs

Bill Simmons hooked up with his old boss Jimmy Kimmel as a writer for the AMA's and lived to tell the tale.

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

I didn't watch a lick of football on Sunday. Not a single play.

Here's where you sneak in the requisite "Did you get into a car accident at a Starbucks parking lot?" joke. Good one. I wish it was that complicated. Here's what happened: Jimmy Kimmel was hosting the American Music Awards that night and asked me to be one of his writers. I planned on turning him down until he told me that Josh Groban was performing. Then all bets were off.

Seriously, I was torn. On the ...

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