FYI: my podcast returns on October 1st. New name, new sponsors. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) August 24, 2015 Bill Simmons is coming back to podcasting. The creator of ESPN’s Grantland announced on Twitter Monday that he’ll be returning to the airwaves this fall. Needless to say, that first episode should be a doozy. Simmons has never shied […]
Bill Simmons dropped a little news on Twitter today. His podcast will be coming back on October 1st. However, it won’t be called The B.S. Report as that branding will have to stay at ESPN. (Maybe ESPN will re-launch The B.S. Report...Show More Summary
Of the many hats that Louis CK wears on his show Louie—producer, writer, star, director—probably none are more overlooked than his job as editor of every episode. In a 2013 interview with Bill Simmons, the comedian talked about why the job of editing is so important to him, and how it’s another avenue for finding comedy and pathos in his show. Show More Summary
Brady agrees he’s going to last longer than Manning.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Time Warner boss Jeff Bewkes laud the early reception, don't disclose sub figures and signal Bill Simmons would come to the standalone streaming service. read more
Bill Simmons is back and he is laying waste to everybody involved in building the Deflategate case against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It was announced in May that Bill Simmons was done at ESPN and that his contract would not be renewed. Show More Summary
Bill Simmons didn’t leave his New England allegiances behind when he migrated from ESPN to HBO. In fact, consider him fully unfettered now. Simmons isn’t letting go of DeflateGate and, on Tuesday, he fired at shot at Bob Kravitz, the former Indianapolis Star columnist who broke the whole story back in January. DeflateGate recap: Colts […]
How great is it going to be now that we finally get to witness a cut loose, unedited version of Bill Simmons telling us what he really thinks about the goings on at ESPN? Simmons would often spout off grievances with his employer while...Show More Summary
Bill Simmons, the former ESPN star and forever New England Patriots superfan, took a shot at his former employer over one of its initial reports of DeflateGate, a report that helped stoke the controversy and later was debunked. Simmons is headed to HBO and, in a string of tweets about Meek Mill-centric reporting, he dropped […]
Simmons is all upset about something or other.
The biggest fckhead in America needs to be removed from the NFL
When news broke that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension on Tuesday, everyone in our industry understandably had something to say, with thousands of collective hours spent writing and talking about Brady, Goodell, the federal court system and, yes, balls. Show More Summary
When I look at Bill Simmons, I see a glimpse of Don Draper. And when I look at HBO, I espy (pun intended) a hint of Megan Calvet. And I suspect that neither of the two quite realizes that they happen to be in the starry-eyed “Zou Bisou Bisou” stage of their relationship. Hold on. Show More Summary
The Sports Leadership Notebook: Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones gets political; what HBO's deal with Bill Simmons means; and, how Becky Hammon levels the playing field for women in all sports.
Is HBO Sports going to be putting more of a focus on original documentaries with the addition of Bill Simmons? Perhaps, but that emphasis may have started before Simmons entered the fold. On November 3rd, HBO will be airing Kareem: Minority of One, a documentary focusing on the life and career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Show More Summary
The more lucrative and risky path would have been to go Over-The-Top, but Bill Simmons played it safe by going to HBO.
Bill Simmons and HBO are a perfect match. As reported by the Washington Post a couple of days ago, Bill Simmons and HBO have come to an agreement. The multi-year deal is for exclusive rights for many of HBO’s platforms. This includes a television show, podcasts and features. Show More Summary
Three of ESPN’s biggest names are leaving the network, either by management’s plan or by theirs, and one of them finally has spoken about the upheaval in Bristol, Conn. So far this summer, ESPN has parted with Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd and will part soon with Keith Olbermann, saving about $10 million as it […]
Bill Simmons is getting together with HBO. The former ESPNer and founding editor of Grantland.com has entered into a multi-year and multi-platform deal with HBO. "We have been fans...