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The Evolution of Bill Simmons from Sports Guy to Sports Mogul

3 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Rob Tannenbaum’s big Rolling Stone profile of Bill Simmons (and the extra quotes Deadspin published later) is an interesting read on a lot of levels. It has plenty of insight into how Simmons got to where he is today, and it also illustrates Simmons’ personality and approach. Perhaps the most notable element of the profile, […]

Bill Simmons Thinks The Clippers Are Going To Sell For $1.7 Billion

ESPN's Bill Simmons thinks the Los Angeles Clippers will sell for no less than $1.5 billion. "My gut feeling: $1.75 billion. And that might be low," he wrote in his column about the ousting of Donald Sterling on Thursday. That'd be three-times as much as the $575 million that Forbes says the team is worth. Show More Summary

ESPN's Bill Simmons Sat Behind Donald Sterling On A Plane Once — And He Witnessed Some Absurd Behavior

Grantland's Bill Simmons, a Los Angeles Clippers season ticket holder, wrote a big column on the Donald Sterling racism scandal. The whole thing is worth reading, but the best part is when Simmons tells a story about sitting one row behind Sterling on a flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio last summer. Show More Summary

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1. Inequality and artistic dynamism. 2. Movies of the future will be paid for by the inch. 3. Profile of Bill Simmons. 4. Ryan Avent on whether Americans care about inequality. 5. China vs. Hong Kong.

Donald Sterling, Charming Bully

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

Adopted Clippers fan Bill Simmons has filed his long-awaited Donald Sterling column for Grantland, and the most interesting part is a story about a plane ride spent sitting behind the Clippers owner. In the past few days, the Sterling...Show More Summary

18 Things Rolling Stone Couldn't Fit Into Its Bill Simmons Profile

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

I went to a Clippers game with Bill Simmons, heard him explain why other players don't like Blake Griffin, and joined him in making fun of a pre-shitstorm Donald Sterling, who sat, inert, across the court from us. ("Maybe it's like a...Show More Summary

What Milwaukee Bucks Fans Want from New Ownership

Take a deep breath and step back from the ledge. Unless there's a major blind side that has yet to come, your Milwaukee Bucks are staying in town. At the beginning of the month, ESPN's Bill Simmons was the first to speculate that Herb...Show More Summary

Video: Drake Discusses The Raptors with Bill Simmons & Jalen Rose

3 months agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Drake sits down with Grantland Editor in Chief Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose to talk about the Raptors’ playoff run and the Toronto fandom, great moments in Raptors’ history and more. Previously: Drake For The Toronto Raptors

This Is The Most Convincing Theory Yet For Why The Indiana Pacers Have Collapsed

Bob Voulgaris, who has been described as the world's best NBA gambler, went on Bill Simmons' podcast last week and laid out a convincing theory for what's going on with the Indiana Pacers. He says the Pacers are simply burned out. Coach Frank Vogel plays his starting five too many minutes, and now those five guys are fatigued. Show More Summary

Donnie Yen Officially Joins Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II

Last week, Grantland's Bill Simmons wrote a feature about "The Action Hero Championship Belt," detailing how each year in cinema was conquered by a certain onscreen badass. It's a fun read, and you should check it out. But because of...Show More Summary

The Action Hero Championship Belt

This is a wonderful Friday read from Grantland's Bill Simmons. You will find plenty to quibble with but a good and knowledgeable writer with an enthusiastic love of his subject is always a joy. My main beef is Simmons' claim that Eastwood's...Show More Summary

Personality driven sites bring Pandora approach to sports journalism

4 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

This week saw the long-awaited launch of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight as a part of ESPN, adding to that company’s investment in personality-branded sites. They already have Grantland, led by and based around Bill Simmons, and they’re reportedly working on another site led by and based around relatively-recent hire Jason Whitlock. Bristol isn’t the only company following […]

Jalen Rose Gets Gregg Popovich to Open Up in Interview, Bill Simmons Loves It

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is known for giving short interviews, but ESPN's Jalen Rose was able to get the 65-year-old to open up on Wednesday night. This may go down as the most successful interview any sideline reporter has had with Popovich. Show More Summary

Grantland will offer live analysis for the NCAA Tournament once again

4 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Grantland Live Madness is returning for this year’s edition of the NCAA tournament. As was the case last year, Bill Simmons and other guests will offer insight and unique, entertaining analysis throughout the day on Thursday, March 20th. ESPN analyst Jalen Rose will accompany Simmons throughout the day’s stream. Michelle Beadle, Cousin Sal Iacono from Jimmy […]

Roundup: Peter Vecsey Goes After Bill Simmons, Hunter Bags 500-Pound Boar & Patrick Beverley Baptizes Chris Bosh

4 months agoSports : The Big Lead

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Exit 31 shows growing emphasis on high quality content

5 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Rewind back to 2009 and HBO had a monopoly on high quality sports documentary content. It wasn't just the prevailing opinion at the time but also a motivating realization for 30 for 30 founder, Bill Simmons. From the NYT: “I was watching an old HBO Sports documentary and got mad that HBO had this monopoly... Show More Summary

Are Philadelphia 76ers Tanking Too Hard?

With the Philadelphia 76ers on a 17-game losing streak (and counting!), some analysts are openly questioning whether they've gone too far overboard with tanking. Grantland's Bill Simmons accused the Sixers of "s------g on games" andShow More Summary

Bill Simmons Discusses Grantland

5 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Grantland, the ESPN owned site edited by Bill Simmons, is almost three years old. That’s as good a time as any to check in with Simmons on the site’s past and future. Recode did just that, and below are some highlights. The full interview is here. On keeping Grantland fresh: This is a really dangerous time for us. Show More Summary

WWE Network Gets High Praise From ESPN Personalities

The WWE Network is so new that its facing plenty of growing pains. Despite the problems that have beset the online broadcast network, some luminaries in the sports world, including ESPN personality Bill Simmons are singing its praises. Show More Summary

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