I personally have little respect for Simers.
The guy is obviously very intelligent, but he uses hit-and-run tactics to try to bring the worst out of people and then write about it.
He's as bad as the paparazzi that torment movie stars and crash their cars into them.
I have pretty much stopped reading any of his content.
It is a shame because if he took the time to be personable with these athletes, I bet he could get some really good interviews.