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ESPN's New NFL Gambling Expert Nailed The Regular Season — Here Are His Picks For This Week's Playoff Games

Sal Iacono, a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known in the sports community as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts, is ESPN's new NFL gambling expert and he didn't lose a pick on his weekly "SportsCenter" segment in the last six weeks of the regular season. Show More Summary

Lena Dunham: 'I Don't Care What Conservative White Men Think About Me'

If conservative white men have a problem with Lena Dunham, she's not to worried about it. While chatting with Bill Simmons on "The B.S. Report" this week, Dunham addressed the backlash she received over a segment of her memoir, Not That...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons Had Lena Dunham Back On His Podcast, And They Said Things

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

For the third time now, thought leader Lena Dunham joined multiplatform presence Bill Simmons on his podcast yesterday. It was a typically awkward and at times baffling example of audience cross-pollination between two people with little in common besides their love of their own voices. Show More Summary

Lena Dunham: ‘I Don’t Care What Conservative White Men Think About Me’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Over the past several months, right-wing media has proven itself to be obsessed with Lena Dunham. But as the Girls creator and star told Grantland's Bill Simmons on his B.S. Report podcast this week, "I don't care what conservative white men think about me."

Bill Simmons rips NBC’s Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth for lauding Roger Goodell during NFL playoffs

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

One of the NFL’s most glittering weekends kicked off Saturday afternoon with a truly bizarro moment. As the TV camera found NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sitting outdoors at Gillette Stadium with the common folk in a “Together We Make Football” moment, Al Michaels stiffly read a statement lauding the commissioner’s integrity in the Ray Rice […]

ESPN's New NFL Gambling Expert Nailed The Regular Season — Here Are His Picks For This Week's Playoff Games

Sal Iacono, a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts, is ESPN's new NFL gambling expert and he didn't lose a pick on his weekly "SportsCenter" segment in the last six weeks of the regular season. Show More Summary

ESPN explains why Skip Bayless wasn’t suspended for Johnny Manziel remark

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Last week, Skip Bayless told his ESPN TV audience that Johnny Manziel is an alcoholic and a liar,  two statements that drew a lot of attention because the network had suspended Bill Simmons for calling Roger Goodell a liar and daring his employer to suspend him. On Tuesday, the network clarified the distinction between the […]

Bill Simmons takes a not-so-subtle jab at Skip Bayless

3 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

  Skip Bayless caused plenty of controversy when he recklessly called Johnny Manziel a liar and an alcoholic on First Take.  Of course, ESPN did nothing to discipline their golden child for publicly spouting such wild and dangerous allegations because Skip Bayless is secretly the most powerful man at ESPN. Show More Summary

Doc Rivers addresses Bill Simmons' critical tweet about Spencer Hawes

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Bill Simmons, editor-in-chief of the website Grantland, tweeted Dec. 19 that the Clippers' decision to sign 7-foot-1 Spencer Hawes instead of small forward Paul Pierce was a mistake.

ESPN's New NFL Gambling Expert Is Still Red Hot — Here Are His Picks For Week 16

Sal Iacono, a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts, is ESPN's new NFL gambling expert and he hasn't lost a pick on his weekly "SportsCenter" segment in over a month. Last weekend Sal went 1-0-2. Show More Summary

Two Seconds of Deafening Bill Simmons Silence

3 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

During a recent BS Report, Bill Simmons didn’t just curb his enthusiasm for a fellow ESPN-er. He brought that sentiment to a screeching halt. Or so thinks Colin Cowherd, hilariously, commenting this morning to his radio listeners “how jealous” Simmons sounds when guest Larry David revealed that he likes to watch ESPN “studio shows” while working out. Show More Summary

Video: Larry David Defends Seinfeld Finale, Talks Possibility Of More Curb

Larry David is gearing up to star in his first Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, in 2015, but he stopped by The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons this week to talk everything Larry. In addition to some fun background on the play, there was a lot of discussion of Seinfeld and the future of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Show More Summary

Larry David Defends Seinfeld Finale: ‘I Thought It Was Clever’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Larry David did a rare podcast interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons this week and during a discussion about the possibility of a final Curb Your Enthusiasm season, he revealed that the negative backlash to the Seinfeld series finale still bothers him.

Concha: Kudos to NY Times’ David Carr for Taking on Reckless Conservative Blogger

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

We all have our favorite movies (Shawshank, Wall Street, Stripes) and television programs (Pardon the Interruption, Modern Family, House of Cards). We all have our favorite writers as well (Bill Simmons, Grantland; Steve Hayes, Weekly Standard; David Carr, The New York Times).

ESPN's New NFL Gambling Expert Is Red Hot — Here Are His Picks For Week 15

Sal Iacono is a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts. He is also ESPN's new NFL gambling expert and he is red hot. Each week, Iacono makes three picks during a segment on ESPN's "SportsCenter." He is 9-0 over the last three weeks and is 13-2 over the last five weeks. Show More Summary

ESPN Doesn't Need Bill Simmons Says ESPN's In-House Critic

The biggest and most intriguing mystery in sports media right now is the future of Bill Simmons at ESPN and whether he will eventually branch out on his own or join another sports media company. Despite a contract that pays him moreShow More Summary

Bill Simmons Comically Censors His Own Ray Rice Comments to Appease ESPN

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

Bill Simmons had some fun at his ESPN bosses' expense during his podcast Monday, censoring himself with musk instead of sharing his actual opinions about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was reinstated after indefinite suspension from the NFL last week. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons amusingly censors himself on BS Report during Ray Rice conversation

4 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Bill Simmons is never afraid to share opinions, and lately he has been in hot water with his employers in Bristol. ESPN has suspended Simmons three times throughout his tenure, including in September when the Sports Guy called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar when speaking to the Ray Rice suspension. Show More Summary

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