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ESPN's New NFL Gambling Expert Is Still Red Hot — Here Are His Picks For Week 16

Sal Iacono, a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts, is ESPN's new NFL gambling expert and he hasn't lost a pick on his weekly "SportsCenter" segment in over a month. Last weekend Sal went 1-0-2. Show More Summary

Two Seconds of Deafening Bill Simmons Silence

During a recent BS Report, Bill Simmons didn’t just curb his enthusiasm for a fellow ESPN-er. He brought that sentiment to a screeching halt. Or so thinks Colin Cowherd, hilariously, commenting this morning to his radio listeners “how jealous” Simmons sounds when guest Larry David revealed that he likes to watch ESPN “studio shows” while working out. Show More Summary

Video: Larry David Defends Seinfeld Finale, Talks Possibility Of More Curb

Larry David is gearing up to star in his first Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, in 2015, but he stopped by The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons this week to talk everything Larry. In addition to some fun background on the play, there was a lot of discussion of Seinfeld and the future of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Show More Summary

Larry David Defends Seinfeld Finale: ‘I Thought It Was Clever’

last weekNews : Mediaite

Larry David did a rare podcast interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons this week and during a discussion about the possibility of a final Curb Your Enthusiasm season, he revealed that the negative backlash to the Seinfeld series finale still bothers him.

Concha: Kudos to NY Times’ David Carr for Taking on Reckless Conservative Blogger

last weekNews : Mediaite

We all have our favorite movies (Shawshank, Wall Street, Stripes) and television programs (Pardon the Interruption, Modern Family, House of Cards). We all have our favorite writers as well (Bill Simmons, Grantland; Steve Hayes, Weekly Standard; David Carr, The New York Times).

ESPN's New NFL Gambling Expert Is Red Hot — Here Are His Picks For Week 15

Sal Iacono is a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts. He is also ESPN's new NFL gambling expert and he is red hot. Each week, Iacono makes three picks during a segment on ESPN's "SportsCenter." He is 9-0 over the last three weeks and is 13-2 over the last five weeks. Show More Summary

ESPN Doesn't Need Bill Simmons Says ESPN's In-House Critic

The biggest and most intriguing mystery in sports media right now is the future of Bill Simmons at ESPN and whether he will eventually branch out on his own or join another sports media company. Despite a contract that pays him moreShow More Summary

Bill Simmons Cut Away To Music When The Topic Of Ray Rice Came Up On His Podcast

3 weeks agoSports : With Leather

“Goodell,ifhedidn’tknowwhatwasonthattape,he’saliar.I’mjustsayingit.Heislying.Ifyouputhimuponaliedetectortest,thatguywouldfail.Forallthesepeopletopretendtheydidn’tknowissuchfckingbull$hit.Itreallyis,it’ssuchfckingbull$hit.Forhimtogointothatpressconferenceandpretendotherwise—Iwassoinsulted.”ThatwasESPNpersonalityBillSimmonsonhispodcast(TheBSReport)inSeptember.

Bill Simmons Comically Censors His Own Ray Rice Comments to Appease ESPN

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Bill Simmons had some fun at his ESPN bosses' expense during his podcast Monday, censoring himself with musk instead of sharing his actual opinions about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was reinstated after indefinite suspension from the NFL last week. Show More Summary

When The Topic Of Ray Rice Came Up On His Podcast, ESPN’s Bill Simmons Cut Away With Music

3 weeks agoSports : With Leather

“Goodell,ifhedidn’tknowwhatwasonthattape,he’saliar.I’mjustsayingit.Heislying.Ifyouputhimuponaliedetectortest,thatguywouldfail.Forallthesepeopletopretendtheydidn’tknowissuchfckingbull$hit.Itreallyis,it’ssuchfckingbull$hit.Forhimtogointothatpressconferenceandpretendotherwise—Iwassoinsulted.”ThatwasESPNpersonalityBillSimmonsonhispodcast(TheBSReport)inSeptember.

Bill Simmons amusingly censors himself on BS Report during Ray Rice conversation

Bill Simmons is never afraid to share opinions, and lately he has been in hot water with his employers in Bristol. ESPN has suspended Simmons three times throughout his tenure, including in September when the Sports Guy called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar when speaking to the Ray Rice suspension. Show More Summary

Janay Rice may have just helped Bill Simmons

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here are 10 media stories. Janay Rice as-told-to piece may reverberate for ESPN But not because the network let her approve the piece's content. Janay Rice says her husband, disgraced...Show More Summary

Green Bay Proves It Can Play with the Big Boys in Win over Patriots

Bill Simmons, the Editor-in-Chief of Grantland and a noted Boston sports fan, had an interesting take on the Green Bay Packers' matchup with his squad this week. In his weekly mailbag, he strongly opposed the gambling line of 3.5 points in the favor of the Packers: I could understand the Packers being favored by 2.5 or even 3. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: November 23 - 29

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago: ESPN suspended Bill Simmons (from Twitter) for calling someone deceitful. Huh. That sounds familiar. ACS:Law, which was the UK version of Prenda before Prenda existed was just ramping up. Spam King Alan Ralsky was sent to jail. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons called the Ray Rice reinstatement a week ahead of time

It’s well known about ESPN’s Bill Simmons’ disdain for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell having called him out in a September podcast and going after the Commish again during Colin Cowherd’s radio show. In yet another Patriots-laden NFL picks column written last week, Simmons apparently got his “I told you so” about Ray Rice in. Show More Summary

Malcolm Gladwell says ESPN suspending Bill Simmons was an “embarrassingly low moment”

Renowned author Malcolm Gladwell appeared on Bloomberg TV today and opined on the ESPN suspension of his e-mail correspondent Bill Simmons.  To no surprise, Gladwell didn’t think too highly of ESPN’s decision to suspend The Sports Guy for three weeks. Show More Summary

Malcolm Gladwell: Bill Simmons’ suspension ‘was an embarrassingly low moment’ for ESPN

Malcolm Gladwell tells Bloomberg TV that suspending Bill Simmons “was totally the wrong decision” by ESPN. “I thought that in the course of expressing their opinions, sports columnists are allowed to draw conclusions. Apparently not....Show More Summary

MALCOLM GLADWELL: ESPN's Suspension Of Bill Simmons 'Was An Embarrassingly Low Moment'

Malcolm Gladwell thought ESPN's suspension of Bill Simmons was out of line. Speaking to Bloomberg TV's Emily Chang, Gladwell was asked if suspending Simmons was the right decision. His response: "No, it was totally the wrong decision. Show More Summary

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