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Football’s All-Pro Apologists

How Bill Simmons and company have turned NFL indignation into a cozy little cottage industry.

Michelle Beadle on Ray Rice, Twitter trolls, and Stephen A. Smith

Earlier this week, Michelle Beadle joined Bill Simmons on his Grantland podcast. After discussing the WWE, the conversation expectedly shifted to Ray Rice. In July, Beadle criticized Stephen A. Smith for his comments on domestic violence and ESPN eventually suspended him. Beadle explained her decision to call out Smith on Twitter for his comments on […]

ESPN's Bill Simmons to Ravens -- Fire Ray Rice ... Or You're Cowards!

ESPN's Bill Simmons is using the Biff Tannen method in an effort to get the Ravens to fire Ray Rice -- labeling them as "COWARDS" if they don't have the testicular fortitude to cut ties, asap. Simmons -- regarded as the most influential sports…

Why It's So Hard To Win Back-To-Back Super Bowls

On Bill Simmons' podcast on Tuesday, Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders — the influential advanced stats and analysis website — talked about why it's going to be so hard for the Seahawks to win back-to-back Super Bowls. Here's his take: "The reason [the Seahawks] can't repeat is because it's hard to win in general and there are other good teams. Show More Summary

Bob Ley is now rocking an awesome beard

In the biggest facial hair news to hit Bristol since that time Bill Simmons grew a mustache, Bob Ley showed up on Olbermann last night with this… Tremendous.  Perhaps he was inspired by Tim Howard’s beard at the World Cup. In other news, since this is their first on-air meeting since Olbermann’s return to the […]

Mike Ditka Calls Opponents of Redskins Name 'Politically Correct Idiots'

ESPN’s Bill Simmons may say “Washington.” ESPN’s Mike Ditka says “Redskins.” “There’s so much horse$#!+,” the Super Bowl-winning coach and player says of the nickname controversy, “it’s incredible.” In an edited audio interview withShow More Summary

Raissman: It's 'Countdown' and out for Bill Simmons

Skilled and schooled in the art of face saving, ESPN suits buried the fact they bounced Bill Simmons from his “NBA Countdown” throne deep in a press release hailing his new Grantland hoops show.

21 Days to Football: The Bill Simmons Podcasts With Cousin Sal Are a Highlight of My Week

last monthSports : The Big Lead

Most weekdays from now until the Packers and Seahawks kick off on September 4th, The Big Lead will detail one reason we are excited (...)

Bill Simmons: Always a Step Ahead of ESPN's Old Guard

last monthSports : The Big Lead

Simmons came up with a way out of the NBA Countdown, his latest move in a series of maneuvers.

Bill Simmons Will Host A Grantland TV Show On ESPN

last monthSports : Deadspin

Starting this October, ESPN will air what it's calling The Grantland Basketball Show in prime time—"the first Grantland-branded television series." Who wants to see Bill Simmons do his best Harvey Levin impersonation? Read more...

Report: Bill Simmons Is Leaving ESPN's NBA Countdown And Getting His Own Show

Bill Simmons has been on ESPN's NBA Countdown for the past three seasons, but Jason McIntyre of Big Lead Sports is reporting that Simmons is leaving and getting his own spot called, "The Grantland Basketball Show." ESPN is expected to make an official announcement Tuesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons leaving NBA Countdown for new Grantland Basketball Show

Bill Simmons is bringing Grantland to television. After two years on the NBA Countdown set, the kingmaker of ESPN is taking his talents to… another show on ESPN.  Simmons is departing Bristol’s flagship NBA show to head up a new effort with the Grantland brand. The Grantland Basketball Show (quite the original name, there) will […]

'The Grantland Basketball Show' with Bill Simmons to Debut October 21 on ESPN

First Grantland-branded Television Series to Include Up to 18 One-hour Episodes during NBA Season

Bill Simmons Leaving ESPN Countdown, Launching 'The Grantland Basketball Show'

last monthSports : The Big Lead

Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN NBA countdown and launching his own NBA show – “The Grantland Basketball Show” — this (...)

Pacers Star Paul George Switches to No. 13 to Attain Adorable Nickname “PG-13?

Last year, in his annual ranking of the 50 most valuable players in the NBA, ESPN analyst and Grantland writer/mastermind Bill Simmons suggested Pacers star Paul George change his number from 24 to 13. The reasoning? He could then brand himself “PG-13? and become a household name. Of course, what Simmons did not know at […]

Paul George Is About To Be A Household Name Next Year If Bill Simmons Theory Holds

WordsbyDerz Inamazingnews,themovementfirststartedbyBillSimmons andlatercontinuedbyJimmyKimmel hascometofruition:PaulGeorgehaschangedhisnumber from24to13,instantlygivinghimselfthegreatestNBAnicknameofall-time–PG-13.(BearwithmewhileIusethefckoutofthisnicknamefortheremainderofthispiece).

Here's Why LeBron James Is Losing So Much Weight

LeBron James has lost a bunch of weight this offseason after going on a low-carb diet. ESPN's Brian Windhorst revealed some more details about LeBron's weight-loss program on a podcast with Grantland's Bill Simmons on Tuesday. Windhorst's...Show More Summary

Michael Jordan -- '88 Dunk Contest Was RIGGED ... Says ESPN's 'Sports Guy'

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Michael Jordan should NOT have won the '88 Slam Dunk contest -- and only emerged victorious because the whole thing was RIGGED... so says ESPN's Bill Simmons. The Sports Guy was in L.A. for the ESPYs when our photog asked the…

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