As mentioned last week, Fake Writer James Frey continues his slow return to the written word by penning a quick piece about his favorite NFL team for our sporty sibling site Deadspin. Frey's writing (which kind of sucks without the tales of excessive vomiting) is hollow; it suggests that he is now but a shell of a man, broken and beaten into monosyllabic timorousness. No doubt Frey carefully choose his words so as to avoid any sort of dramatic embellishment, but we've gone ahead and done some fact-checking. An excerpt from his Deadspin debut, complete with our notes:
I am 36 years old [ fact]. I am from Cleveland [ fabrication: he's from the suburb of Shaker Heights]. No Cleveland team has won a championship of any kind during my lifetime [ fact]. We've had a few great teams [ opinion], the Browns in the mid 80's, the Indians of the late 90's, the Cavs now, but none of them ever win big games [ fact]. Unlike most, if not all, of the rest of the writers in this piece, I don't believe my team is going to win the Super Bowl this year [ opinion]. The Browns don't have a chance in hell of winning [ speculation/fact]. I've been rooting for them for far too long to even consider it [ unprovable, probably fabricated].