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The 8 moments that led to the Bill Simmons-ESPN divorce

It’s been seven days since John Skipper channeled his inner Donald Trump (or Vince McMahon as the case may be) and told the world that he no longer required the services of Bill Simmons.  While we still don’t know what the immediateShow More Summary

Bill Simmons: ESPN Gave No Warning Contract Would Not Be Renewed

Bill Simmons had no idea what ESPN was going to do when his contract expired. Simmons found out the Twitter way. According to Vanity Fair, ESPN President John Skipper, at an advertiser’s meeting at the Minskoff Theater on Tuesday, was...Show More Summary

ESPN announces plans to make 30 more ’30 for 30? episodes

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Bill Simmons may no longer have a hand in formulating new episodes of ESPN’s popular “30 for 30? series, but that’s not stopping the network from making 30 more mini-documentaries for next season. While ESPN’s been coy about releasing all of the program’s future subjects, it did reveal details about four upcoming episodes, AdWeek reports. […]

Why Bill Simmons was fired

A week after ESPN president John Skipper announced his decision to not renew Bill Simmons' contract, two primary theories have emerged for why ESPN is letting its most talked-about writer go. 1. Simmons' projects didn't generate enough ad revenue to justify his $5 million salary. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons and ESPN: 5 Times When It's Time to Fire Your Biggest Star...

Many of you probably aren't aware of a guy named Bill Simmons, who got fired by ESPN last week. Simmons is one of my role models, and if you like what you read here it's fair to say it's heavily...

Turner re-signs entire Inside the NBA crew to multi-year deals

For those that expected Bill Simmons to slide right into Charles Barkley’s seat on Inside the NBA, you’ve got another thing coming. At the Turner Sports upfront event on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, it was announced that the entire...Show More Summary

John Skipper basically confirms he “blindsided” Bill Simmons

At ESPN’s upfront presentation on Tuesday, the network revealed several new initiatives to advertisers and interested sports media observers.  But overshadowing new 30 for 30s and episodes of SportsCenter was the revelation of the one ESPN personality that would not be part of those future plans: Bill Simmons. Show More Summary

Man Changes Job

3 weeks agoSports : Vice: Sports

Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN. There will be cake. Please do not linger.

Bill Simmons Absent From ESPN’s Upfront Presentation

Reporters attending ESPN’s annual pitch to advertisers spent more time on questions about the firing of Mr. Simmons, a popular columnist and head of the Grantland website.

ESPN Confirms It Straight Up Blindsided Bill Simmons (And It Wasn't About The Money)

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

ESPN President John Skipper has confirmed that Bill Simmons basically found out he got de facto fired through Twitter, The New York Times or maybe by text message if a friend was able to whip out a phone fast enough on Friday to text...Show More Summary

The top 5 ugliest media departures ranked, including ESPN's Bill Simmons

When news broke on Friday that Bill Simmons and ESPN were parting ways, it seemed...sudden That's because even Simmons learned of his own fate on Twitter Simmons had given no indication that his contract, which expires at the end of September, was much in doubt. Show More Summary

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Bill Simmons Found Out He Was Dumped Through Twitter

Bill Simmons is one of ESPN’S most controversial personalities. First hired by the network in 2001 as a writer, Bill Simmons has made more than a few notable contributions. Bill Simmons also had a podcast on 30 for 30, the network’s documentary project. Show More Summary

ESPN Confirms Bill Simmons Learned He’d Been Fired via Twitter

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The dissolving relationship between Bill Simmons and ESPN got another wrinkle Tuesday, as it was revealed Simmons learned of the non-renewal of his contract when it was reported by a third party on Twitter.

How To Employ Bill Simmons

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Bill Simmons’s ESPN legacy is much bigger than his byline. Over the last six years, he has conceived of the acclaimed documentary series 30 for 30 and launched ESPN’s high-quality sports and entertainment offshoot, Grantland. Soon he won’t have either. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons And The Patriots Nation Go To War With The World

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The NFL finally announced Monday exactly how it plans to punish the New England Patriots for the “deflategate” controversy that was “more probable than not" to have occurred, and the Patriots nation is pissed off, riled up and banding...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons ends Twitter silence to weigh in on Patriots’ penalties

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Bill Simmons has maintained Twitter since ever since last week when ESPN announced that it would not renew his contract when it expires in September. It took a massive news story on something close to his heart, the New England Patriots, to bring him out of his shell and even then, he let carefully selected […]

Bill Simmons learned he was out at ESPN on Twitter

Bill Simmons learned that his contract with ESPN wouldn't be renewed on Twitter, the network's president John Skipper confirmed on Tuesday, according to Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter. Deadspin's Greg Howard first reported that that's how it went down on Friday. Show More Summary

Why ESPN Parted Ways With Bill Simmons And What Will Happen Next

As Bill Simmons enters his fifth day of silence in the wake of ESPN President John Skipper saying he would not renew his contract, ( The post Why ESPN Parted Ways With Bill Simmons And What Will Happen Next appeared first on Awful Announcing.

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