It?s been a little over a week since Bill Simmons was basically let go by ESPN. Network president John Skipper made public his decision not to re-sign Simmons to another contract when his current deal is up in September.Click To Continue Reading
Bill Simmons is done at ESPN. In what was always going to be the most logical conclusion after announcing the network wouldn’t renew his contract in September, the two sides have agreed to a deal where Simmons will make no more appearances on ESPN platforms. Show More Summary
With last week’s news of Bill Simmons's impending departure from ESPN, it’s appropriate to look at how he spearheaded a revolutionary era in sports media. When Simmons arrived at ESPN in 2001 after working as a sports writer for AOL’s...Show More Summary
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Bill Simmons’s fans have already seen, heard and read the last of the journalist’s work on all ESPN platforms, including Grantland, so those hoping for a teary goodbye likely won’t get it. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has more: SI has learned that ESPN and Simmons have worked out an agreement that officially ends his tenure as a front-facing […]
Since being fired last week by ESPN, Bill Simmons has sent multiple goodbye emails to members of the Grantland staff. Here is a portion of one of them: Read more...
Bill Simmons will be paid through the end of his contract, but he will no longer run the Grantland website or do any other work for ESPN.
ESPN announced last week that it would not renew Bill Simmons's contract when it expires in September. Now Sports Illustrated reports that Bill Simmons won't appear on any of the media company's platforms between now and his official send-off either. The head of Grantland reportedly told staffers that he would... More »
It's official. One week after Bill Simmons learned that he'd been fired via Twitter, Sports Illustrated is reporting that he and the network he worked at for 15 years have come to an agreement that terminates his employment with the company.
Sports Illustrated Franchise sports columnist and Grantland co-founder Bill Simmons will no longer appear on any of ESPN’s platforms, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports: SI has learned that ESPN and Simmons have worked out an agreement that officially ends his tenure as a front-facing employee for ESPN. Show More Summary
When ESPN president John Skipper announced that he would not be renewing Bill Simmons’s contract last week—four months ahead of his current contract’s expiration date—a lot of people were left wondering how Simmons would spend his last few months as a lame-duck employee. Show More Summary
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According to SI.com, the split has become official and final.
Bill Simmons has done his last work for ESPN, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports. ESPN president John Skipper announced that he wasn't renewing Simmons' contract last week. While the contract runs through the end of September, Deitsch reports Simmons won't write, podcast, or appear on TV for ESPN. Show More Summary
Since the news broke about ESPN opting not to renew Bill Simmons’ contract, we’ve been wondering whether or not Simmons would continue on with the Worldwide Leader through the summer. Well, we can wonder no more – Simmons won’t be writing,...Show More Summary
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Bill Simmons was ‘fired’ from ESPN, and it means we get to watch a ‘big time’ career/medium/content_farm/network transition by one of the most popular internet content farmers of all time. I see Bill Simmons as one of the last widely-read...Show More Summary
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 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