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HBO Sports and the WWE Are Producing a Documentary on the Life of André the Giant

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

HBO Sports and the WWE teamed up with Bill Simmons to produce a documentary all about the life and career of professional wrestling legend André the Giant. Their first trailer, titled “He Was A God,” gives us a glimpse at a small portion of the amazing entertainment that the amazing man brought to fans around...

Bill Simmons launches Ringer Films for short- and long-form docs, throws shade at “staleness” in sports docs

It looks like the forthcoming Andre The Giant documentary is just the first of many Bill Simmons is going to create at The Ringer. In a piece published Friday, Lacey Rose of The Hollywood Reporter writes that Simmons is launching a Ringer...Show More Summary

HBO releases teaser for Bill Simmons-produced Andre The Giant documentary, coming this spring

On Friday, HBO released a 30-second teaser for the network’s upcoming documentary on wrestler (and actor!) Andre The Giant, “He Was a God,” which is being co-produced by Bill Simmons and will debut in “spring 2018.” The teaser is pretty...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons Ripped Jon Gruden and Has a Patronizing Name for ESPN Suits Who Like Him

2 months agoSports : The Big Lead

To be fair, everyone is horrible next to Tony Romo. Sign up Like this article? Sign up for the The Big (...)

Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting to feature talks from Bill Simmons, Jeremy Schaap, Jay Harris

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Many of those with long TV sportscasting careers have talked about how their academic backgrounds didn’t really prepare them for what they needed to know, and about how much they had to learn on the job. Now, Dan Patrick is launching...Show More Summary

Did Bill Simmons imagine the chair-workout video that defined Yi Jianlian’s reputation as a bust?

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

On Thursday, Deadspin published a fascinating story about the ill-fated career of former NBA forward Yi Jianlian, who was drafted No. 6 overall in 2007 but averaged only 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds over five years. The piece centersShow More Summary

What caused Michael Rapaport to turn on his buddy Bill Simmons?

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

You can count Michael Rapaport among those of us who thought Bill Simmons’s failed HBO show “Any Given Sunday” was just the worst.

Bill Simmons claims ESPN told him to go easy on NFL because Bob Iger wanted a team

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

On Friday, The Ringer published an essay from editor-in-chief Bill Simmons in which the former ESPN columnist offered his thoughts on the ongoing Jemele Hill saga and ESPN’s eternally puzzling approach to employee discipline. Simmons’ piece, which is worth reading in full, included an eye-catching digression about Disney CEO Bob Iger. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons and Celtics Fans Want the Nets to Be Good and Markelle Fultz to be Bad

2 months agoSports : The Big Lead

It’s pretty simple. Sign up Like this article? Sign up for the The Big Lead email newsletter to get (...)

President Obama Told Bill Simmons, "You're Okay on TV, But You Need to Write More"

2 months agoSports : The Big Lead

Kinda cold! Sign up Like this article? Sign up for the The Big Lead email newsletter to get our top (...)

ESPN’s Jemele Hill ‘checkmated her bosses’: Bill Simmons says the anchor accomplished what he could not

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s been a little over two years since ESPN chose to part with Bill Simmons and although the popular personality who loved to test the network’s boundaries and push his bosses’ buttons has moved on to other things, he couldn’t help but notice the kerfuffle last week over Jemele Hill’s tweets calling President Trump a […]

Tweets that have rocked ESPN: From Jemele Hill to Bill Simmons

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Here are some of the most notable social media posts that have caused the suits at ESPN to freak out in the past.

James Worthy Says It's 'Ludicrous' for Kevin Durant to Take His Showtime Lakers Spot

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

How does James Worthy feel about Kevin Durant saying he'd take his spot on the Showtime Lakers? In a word: "LUDICROUS." We got Big Game James at LAX... and asked him what he thought of KD's recent comments on "The Bill Simmons Podcast" -- where…

Kevin Durant Makes Bet With Bill Simmons Over LeBron James' Future in Cleveland

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The future of the Cavaliers man is one of the most talked about topics in the NBA. With the option to leave next summer, will James stay in Cleveland or is he off?

Kevin Durant says ‘No one wants to play in Under Armours’ while standing up for Nike

Kevin Durant’s latest shot at Under Armour shows us just how loyal he is to Nike. Kevin Durant returned to The Bill Simmons Podcast for a fourth time to discuss a number of topics in a fan mailbag episode. One of the topics that theShow More Summary

MSG Networks sale flounders as viewers cut cable

Sportswriter Bill Simmons once wrote about The James Dolan Theory, which stated that merely a mention of the Knicks owner's name traumatized fans with memories of years of repeated blunders. And that... To view the full story, click the title link.

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