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Welcome to the summer of discontent

Amidst all the scandals in sports, Bill tries to find the silver lining in this summer of his discontent. Story

Updated: August 2, 2007, 2:17 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Editor's note: This column appears in the August 6 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

The words "summer" and "cruel" shouldn't go together unless Bananarama is involved. By definition, summer should be happy. It's the stretch when you take family vacations, avoid work-related things and find dopey obsessions like "I wonder how long I can hold my breath underwater" and "Let's go online and figure out if Salma Hayek's boobs are real." So when summer gets tainted by unseemliness in sports, it's ...

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