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Bill Simmons opening the door for a potential ESPN exit?

If you were writing a Sports Media Trade Value column, where would you rank “Bill Simmons’ Expiring Contract”? Unlike many of the players The Sports Guy has typically applied that moniker to, Simmons himself seems to have plenty of value...Show More Summary

With new contract looming, Bill Simmons says ESPN takes him and his Grantland site for granted

Whether you like him or not, few members of sports media continue to move the needle quite like ESPN's Bill Simmons. But with his contract expiring later this year, speculation continues to swirl that he will leave ESPN, and comments during a recent interview are not going to quell those theories anytime soon. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons Questions ESPN's Support Of Grantland

last monthSports : Deadspin

At SXSW, Bill Simmons gave a legitimately interesting interview to Re/code. It features Simmons sliding from passive-aggression to bluntness, but always railing against his ESPN bosses for not giving Grantland the funding or credit he believes it deserves. Read more...

Bill Simmons: ‘I Still Feel Like I Have Five Years Left’

As everyone in the media world (and probably many in the sports and pop culture world) know, Bill Simmons’ ESPN contract ends at the end of this year. In an interview with Recode, Simmons discussed the situation, and — obviously this...Show More Summary

Morning Report for March 16, 2015

Just 13% of millennials say they use Twitter as a daily source of news. (niemanlab.org) Bill Simmons says of Grantland: “I think we have the best multimedia site right now. I don’t even know who we’re competing with.” (recode.net) [RIGHT] “The people at The Economist somehow thought this was a good cover.” … Read More

Bill Simmons Is A Name-Dropping Waste

last monthSports : Deadspin

So Bill Simmons offered a "sneak" preview today of the third part of his NBA Trade Value column. And yes, his self-mythologizing has gotten to the point where a) he breaks some random-ass rankings into three parts, b) releases a "sneak...Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder: No Argument, Russell Westbrook Deserves 2015 MVP Award

Russell Westbrook is different from most point guards in the NBA. This almost goes without saying after hearing Kobe Bryant talk about Westbrook with Bill Simmons on ESPN's The B.S. Report. Bryant, who will go down as one of the best...Show More Summary

Report: ESPN And Fox Sports Nearly Traded Employees

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Hey, here's a fun little story. Remember last week when Fox Sports's Katie Nolan went on the BS Report, and she and Bill Simmons kinda coyly reminisced about a failed attempt at bringing her over to Grantland, in the way that peopleShow More Summary

Kobe Bryant explains when he first realized he was different from other NBA players

Kobe Bryant was recently a guest on Bill Simmons' "Grantland Basketball Hour" on ESPN to promote the upcoming release of his documentary, "Muse." During the episode, Bryant spent a lot of time discussing his philosophies on basketball and life and how he came to be such a fierce competitor. Show More Summary

ESPN president John Skipper is “anxious to have some discussions” with Bill Simmons over new contract

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

One of the most talked about storylines in sports media is the future of Bill Simmons. The Sports Guy has been with ESPN since 2001, becoming a superstar over the past decade. Simmons’ contract with the Worldwide Leader expires thisShow More Summary

ESPN/ABC will air a Grantland Oscars preview series

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

ESPN must really want to keep Bill Simmons because it’s allowing him to stretch his muscles into movies. And while Simmons’ Grantland site does discuss more than just sports, ESPN will give the former Boston Sports Guy his own Oscar Awards preview special that will air not only on the Mothership but also on ABC. Show More Summary

Grantland Oscar Preview Includes TV Special on ESPN, ABC (Exclusive)

Bill Simmons, Chris Connelly and Wesley Morris will cover Oscar topics including predictions, favorite performances not nominated and the nominees that have the most at stake career-wise. read more

Bill Simmons, the former Boston Sports Guy, says no to going home

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Last Friday, Gawker’s TKTK site published an article wondering if ESPN’s Bill Simmons, formerly known as the Boston Sports Guy, would be returning to Massachusetts. Citing a source, TKTK said Simmons was considering a move back to the...Show More Summary

Is Bill Simmons Eyeing a Move Back to Boston?

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Here's something fun to consider: Does Bill Simmons fancy himself as the LeBron James of Boston? According to a source, the Grantland honcho, who has lived in Los Angeles since 2002, was telling friends over dinner last night that he's "toying" with the idea of moving back to his hometown. Read more...

Bill Simmons’s Super Bowl 49 Retro Running Diary

Bill Simmons, writing at Grantland: Super Bowl XLIX was like the last episode of The Sopranos (and I’m not the only one who thought so). I will always remember watching it, I will always be dumbfounded by the ending and I needed 48 hours to figure out what I thought happened. Show More Summary

Ranking the 50 NHL Players with the Most Trade Value

With the trade deadline almost upon us, we've opted to do for the NHL what Bill Simmons does so well for the NBA: Provide a ranked list of players based on their (hypothetical) trade value. It's important to stress that this is not a list of the best players in the league ranked by how good they are. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck Pose for Super Bowl Pic

2 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

I don’t think there’s anything more Boston than this Super Bowl pic. You could have a guy named Sully punching a guy named Murph while a dude named Geno is getting them drinks, and it wouldn’t be more Boston than a picture of Bill Simmons, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck posing in a pic on […]

Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Ben Affleck Claim Credit For Deflategate

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, Steven Tyler, Eli Roth, Dicky Barrett, Bill Simmons, etc all come forward on Jimmy Kimmel Live to claim #IamTheLockerRoomGuy    …

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon others support Patriots on Jimmy Kimmel show: ‘I am the locker room guy’

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Steven Tyler (and, if you don’t blink, ESPN’s Bill Simmons) took to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to throw their support behind the New England Patriots. They all had a similar explanation for Deflategate: “I am the locker room guy.” Joe Montana doesn’t believe them.  

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