One of the more prevalent parlor games among media types this summer has been to predict where Bill Simmons will land after his ESPN contract expires later this year. And now, according to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, we have an answer: Bill Simmons will be hosting a weekly television show for HBO starting in 2016. […]
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Bill Simmons, one of the most influential figures in contemporary sports media and the founding editor of Grantland.com, and HBO have entered into a major exclusive multi-year, multi-platform agreement highlighted by a new weekly series coming next year,
Bill Simmons is heading back to work. The former ESPN personality will join HBO with a “major exclusive multi-year, multi-platform (...)
The New York Times When ESPN announced that Bill Simmons would be leaving the network, speculation on his future job prospects were rampant. Some speculated he would join Fox Sports. Some floated Turner Sports as a possible destination. Show More Summary
HBO announced Wednesday that it would become the exclusive television home for Mr. Simmons, whose relationship with ESPN ended in May.
Olbermann is out. Cowhere is out. Bill Simmons is out. And so is the network's personality.
Bill Simmons, Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd are leaving the sports network as it contends with increases in production costs and rights fees.
This summer, ESPN will have parted ways with three of their most notable on-air personalities: Bill Simmons, Colin Cowherd, and Keith Olbermann. Now imagine ESPN is a sports team, let’s just say the 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers for the purpose of this exercise. Show More Summary
With the loss of Bill Simmons, his beloved baby, Grantland has been plugging along. ESPN named Chris Connolly, a former entertainment writer with Rolling Stone and ABC’s movie reporter, as the site’s interim editor-in-chief. When Simmons...Show More Summary
Radio host Colin Cowherd is out at ESPN, becoming the third big name to not have his contract renewed by the network this summer. ESPN let go of Bill Simmons in May, four months before his contract expired, and he hasn't appeared onShow More Summary
Two months ago, ESPN unexpectedly, unceremoniously dumped Bill Simmons, one of the network’s biggest and best-known personalities. When they did, Simmons was forced to abandon Grantland, the sports and pop culture website he created and edited; more specifically, he was forced to abandon dozens of writers, editors, podcasters, and contributors. Show More Summary
This week, the third major name rumored to be leaving ESPN decided to leave ESPN, as Colin Cowherd chose to leave the Worldwide Leader for (reportedly) the greener pastures of Fox Sports. Cowherd follows in the footsteps of Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons, each of whom has similar departures from ESPN in recent months. Show More Summary
ESPN has had a number of high-profile departures from its stable in the last few months, with Grantland editor Bill Simmons and sports-anchor-turned-political-commentator-turned-sports-anchor Keith Olbermann both bidding the network adieu. Show More Summary
Colin Cowherd is set to become the latest big name to leave ESPN, following in the footsteps of Bill Simmons and Keith Olbermann.
In short, no: The 2015 ‘MNF’ schedule is actually pretty good.
Bill Simmons is gone from ESPN. Now so is Keith Olbermann, for a second time. Is it because, as has been trotted out lately, both became too expensive for a network that is ever-so-slightly less profitable than it used to be. Or is it because both were highly critical of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, with […]
Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. His will be the second big departure from ESPN this year Who will be next? Weeks after word of Bill Simmons' impending exit from ESPN was announced, news broke Wednesday night that Keith Olbermann will leave the network later this month. Show More Summary
Remember how ESPN’s outspoken big-ticket talent Bill Simmons was negotiating his new contract with ESPN and being pretty chatty with the press about it, and then in early May network president John Skipper pulled a fast one and issued...Show More Summary
There’s long been a perception in sports media circles that when the NFL tells ESPN to jump, ESPN asks, How high? Whether it’s the cancellation of Playmakers, the shunning of League of Denial or the suspension of Bill Simmons, ESPN seems eager to please the NFL, which provides ESPN with its most popular programming. So…