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Jonah Keri spoke to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau about the Expos, journalism and more

10 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

Writers once affiliated with Grantland have now landed podcast interviews with two different heads of state. Grantland founder Bill Simmons famously had his chance to interview Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign nixed by ESPN, but...Show More Summary

Vin Diesel Wasn't Original Choice for Fast & Furious' Dom Toretto - Find Out Who Turned Down Role!

The Fate of the Furious producer Neil H. Moritz just revealed that Vin Diesel wasn’t the original choice to play the role of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious films! Neil went on The Bill Simmons Podcast and spoke about how the studio originally tapped Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant for the role. “I had [...]

Bill Simmons goes on hilarious rant about local baseball announcing: ‘How is it so awful every year?’

As Bill Simmons acknowledged on his podcast Tuesday, everyone loves to mock sports TV announcers. But as Simmons then demonstrated on the same podcast, it is very funny to mock sports TV announcers. In a conversation with Ringer editor...Show More Summary

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi Claims Seven Insights Into Good Quarterbacks, Actually Has None

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Michael Lombardi is a former football executive with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, and Cleveland Browns; now he writes a football column for his good buddy Bill Simmons’s website The Ringer. If you would like to know why he failed in the former career, look no further than the article… Read more...

A Short List of Things Bill Simmons Invented

last monthSports : The Big Lead

Bill Simmons got upset earlier this week when baseball writer Jonah Keri published a thing which Bill Simmons had previously encouraged (...)

Here’s an NHL column that has absolutely nothing to do with Bill Simmons.

last monthSports : Deadspin

Here’s an NHL column that has absolutely nothing to do with Bill Simmons. Definitely not. [The Comeback] Read more...

Bill Simmons called out Jonah Keri, and we think he’s joking, but you never know

On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated published the first part of Jonah Keri’s annual “trade value” rankings, in which Keri ranks the top 50 players in baseball by how much they would fetch in a theoretical trade. The concept began with Bill...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons Shows Entire World His Ass

last monthSports : Deadspin

You wanna see some petty shit? Here’s some extremely petty shit: Read more...

Jimmy Kimmel Explains How Oscars Should Have Ended, In Podcast With Bill Simmons

 Jimmy Kimmel tried, on Oscar night, to convince best-picture presenter Warren Beatty to appear on his ABC late night show the next night to talk about the snafu. "I told Warren Beatty he was in trouble…There is only one way to handle...Show More Summary

Did Colin Cowherd rip off Bill Simmons’ “VP of Common Sense” idea?

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

There are only so many sports ideas, but when one is floated by a highly-prominent columnist, used repeatedly by him, repeatedly attributed to him by others, and then over a decade later, floated as a completely new and original idea by a former colleague of that columnist, it raises questions. Show More Summary

The top 10 coin flips in history

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The Super Bowl is old news at this point and I have a love/hate thing with Bill Simmons going on, but I loved his ranking of the top 10 coin flips in history, which in typical Simmons fashion, crosses a bunch of different boundaries, from technology: 10. Show More Summary

Newswire: An Andre the Giant documentary is coming, thanks to HBO and Bill Simmons

Andre the Giant—fearsome professional wrestler, beloved cinematic rhyming giant—will soon be the subject of a documentary. Deadline is reporting that the film will be produced by Bill Simmons, the sports media mogul behind The Ringer and formerly of ESPN’s lamented/late Grantland. Show More Summary

Andre The Giant set for big upcoming documentary on HBO

The tall tales and colossal career of Andre the Giant will be told in an upcoming HBO documentary. WWE, HBO Sports and the Bill Simmons Media Group will produce "Andre The Giant," a documentary film examining the life and career of one of professional wrestling's truly biggest stars. Andre Rene...

Bill Simmons’s Next HBO Project? His Long-Awaited Return to Sports Documentaries

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

It's a question many in the sports media world have wanted the answer to: What's next for Bill Simmons at HBO?

‘Andre The Giant’: WWE, Bill Simmons & HBO Tag Team On Documentary

“The Eighth Wonder of the World” is coming to a TV near you — ideally a big-screen. WWE, HBO and Bill Simmons Media Group are teaming to produce Andre the Giant, a feature-length documentary about the 7-foot-4, 500-lb.-plus pro wrestling legend who helped build an entertainment empire. Show More Summary

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