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Bill Simmons takes a shot at former employer ESPN over DeflateGate

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 takes shot at ESPN over DeflateGate report

8 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

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 […]

Bill Simmons Will Be A Hit at HBO, But Will A Simmons TV Show Be One Too?

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

Bill Simmons and HBO: a Match Made on 'Mad Men'

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

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

A Championship Quarterback Gets Political

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.

HBO Sports will air Kareem Abdul-Jabbar documentary in November

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

Bill Simmons To HBO Was A Safe And Easy Choice

The more lucrative and risky path would have been to go Over-The-Top, but Bill Simmons played it safe by going to HBO.

Edginess Is Why Bill Simmons and HBO Are A Perfect Match

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

Colin Cowherd isn’t burning bridges as he leaves ESPN

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 Gets HBO Show and More With New Deal

Bill Simmons is getting together with HBO. The former ESPNer and founding editor of has entered into a multi-year and multi-platform deal with HBO. "We have been fans...

So Long, ESPN! The Sports Guy Bill Simmons Moved to HBO

The Sports Guy has found his new home. Sports columnist, TV host and analyst Bill Simmons has signed a new multi-year overall deal with HBO that will include a weekly talk show and digital opportunities, the cable network announced Wednesday. The deal, which begins in October, will include all of... Read More > Other Links From Bill Simmons

Reignite Your Crazy Hopes For LeBron James Starring In 'Space Jam 2'

So the major deal between Bill Simmons and HBO may have made a splash, but there's yet another sports media partnership announced Wednesday that everyone should ?actually? be freaking out about. LeBron James, the greatest active basketball player, and Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Ousted ESPN Personality Lands at HBO

An ESPN veteran who exited the company amid cloudy circumstances in May has landed a new TV gig. The Los Angeles Times reports that Bill Simmons signed a new multiyear deal with HBO that will include a weekly series. Simmons,...

Bill Simmons

Crawling from the wreckage into a brand new car Bill Simmons has edges. To the point where ESPN’s majordomo, John Skipper, decided to fire him. This is like the high school principal teaching you a lesson. Proving that no individual is as big as the institution. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons Heads to HBO, Will Host Weekly Talk Show

Move over, John Oliver and Bill Maher. There's a new television personality heading your way. Former ESPN podcaster/columnist/producer Bill Simmons has signed a multi-platform contract with HBO; he will host a weekly talk show beginning...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons Signs Huge Deal With HBO, Get The Details

When you?re one of the more studied and engaging standouts in your field, the amount of time that passes in between jobs usually isn?t going to be markedly pronounced. So it goes with sports and pop culture voice Bill Simmons, who will head to the ribald world of HBO for a huge exclusive dealClick To Continue Reading

Newswire: Ex-ESPN mainstay Bill Simmons gets his own HBO show, launching in 2016

HBO announced today that it has signed an “exclusive, multi-year, multi-platform agreement” with longtime ESPN sports commentator Bill Simmons, a deal that includes a weekly series that will premiere next year. In a press release, HBO...Show More Summary

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