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The ESPN NFL gambling expert who was on fire in 2014 is back — here are his picks for Week 4

Sal Iacono, a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts, was ESPN's new NFL gambling expert during the 2014 season. He didn't lose a pick on his weekly "SportsCenter" segment during the final six weeks of the regular season. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons, Wesley Morris discuss last days at Grantland, frustration with ESPN

Though there will likely be frequent entertainment value in Bill Simmons having his ESPN muzzle removed and being able to criticize the network’s personalities and management now that he works elsewhere, that tactic could wear thin quickly with fans and listeners if he obsesses on the subject for too long. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons says ESPN tried to sabotage Grantland

Bill Simmons’s comments about ESPN upon his return to podcasting this week look tame compared with some new accusations he’s lobbing at the network via Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch. For instance, it sounds as if he’s accusing ESPN of trying to sabotage Grantland, the pop-culture Web site he shepherded into existence. "These guys weren't trying […]

What Bill Simmons Really Thinks Of ESPN's NFL Coverage

You can take the rant out of Bill Simmons, but?well, there is no but, really, because Bill Simmons is going to give you his rants whether you asked for them or not. He recently went off on ESPN for how they handle coverage on the NFL and its many scandals.Click To Continue Reading

Bill Simmons Returns To Tout The Pats And Whine About ESPN

5 days agoSports : Deadspin

When you fire up the first episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast—a free-flowing conversation once hosted by ESPN, and now the staging area of Simmons’s return to public life—this is what you hear: Read more...

Listen As Bill Simmons Takes Aim At ESPN, NFL With Conspiracy Dig: Says Network ‘In The Bag’

Former ESPN sports commentator and analyst Bill Simmons, known as ‘The Sports Guy’, who failed to have his contract renewed following comments he made disparaging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on The Dan Patrick Show in May, as reported by the Inquisitr, is firing back at ESPN with allegations of conspiracy in the second installment of... Show More Summary

Bill Simmons is back and is already taking shots at ESPN

Bill Simmons is back! Five months after Simmons was effectively fired by ESPN — technically, they just decided not to renew his contract and took him off all mediums, forcing him to sit in limbo until his ESPN deal expired  — the first two episodes of his new podcast, "The Bill Simmons Podcast" dropped at midnight on Thursday. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons comes out swinging at ESPN, Roger Goodell in new podcast

After five months of not having a podcast outlet for his opinions on DeflateGate, Roger Goodell and ESPN firing him, Bill Simmons took some jabs at the NFL commissioner and his former employer before taking a roundhouse swipe at the two. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons Returns with New Podcast, Immediately Starts Trashing ESPN

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

The "B.S. Report," which lived for many years on ESPN's website, is now "The Bill Simmons Podcast." And while Bill Simmons, AKA "The Sports Guy" was fired by ESPN for speaking out too harshly about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, it appears his new home at HBO allows him a bit more freedom to speak his mind.

Bill Simmons Accuses ESPN Of Being An NFL Mouthpiece

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

To hear Bill Simmons tell it, what we really learned from Deflategate had nothing to do with Tom Brady's balls and everything to do with ESPN shilling for the NFL. Simmons -- who used to work for ESPN as editor-in-chief of GrantlandShow More Summary

Bill Simmons podcasts return, with promises to take pokes at ESPN

Bill Simmons dropped his first podcasts in the five months since his breakup with ESPN, but don’t expect any bombshells about his former home. At least not yet. “America has a lot of questions… I don’t think I’m going to answer them right now,” Simmons said in the first podcast. (The second is here.) “I have […]

Bill Simmons accuses ESPN of being 'in the bag for the NFL' in new podcast

‘It’s hard to come away from that and not think that ESPN is in the bag for the NFL, because they were.’

Did Bill Simmons Get Fired for “Testicular Fortitude”? Where Does the Phrase Come From?

The long and contentious relationship between Bill Simmons and his employer, ESPN, came to an end on Friday, and the last straw may have been his use of a two-word phrase: testicular fortitude. On Thursday, Simmons blasted NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on The Dan Patrick Show over the release of the Deflategate report. Show More Summary

No surprise: The Bill Simmons Podcast will be a lot like his old one

The new era of Bill Simmons begins next week, with the debut of his new podcast on Thursday, Oct. 1. But other than that premiere date, not much else about the show was known, other than the solid assumption that it wouldn’t be called “The B.S. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons is subtweeting ESPN once again

When it was announced that Wesley Morris was leaving Grantland for the New York Times, you just knew his former boss Bill Simmons would have something to say.  Simmons has not shied away from criticizing ESPN, especially after signing with HBO. Show More Summary

Report: ESPN president John Skipper receives contract extension through 2018

ESPN president John Skipper has overseen a tumultuous year for the network. He’s made several high-profile personnel changes, with Bill Simmons, Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd among the high-profile names leaving. All of that work...Show More Summary

The ESPN NFL gambling expert who dominated in 2015 is back — Here are his picks for Week 1

Sal Iacono, a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts, was ESPN's new NFL gambling expert during the 2015 season. He didn't lose a pick on his weekly "SportsCenter" segment the final six weeks of the regular season. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons Goes On Twitter Rant In Support Of The Patriots

Bill Simmons is free of ESPN and free to speak his mind as he damn well pleases.  Simmons, an avid Patriots fan, clearly has no dog in this fight Rolls Eyes. Check out these rants: Finished OTL piece. Agree w/ theory that Goodell's DeflateGate botching was a crazed overreaction to his bizarre Spygate performance. But… — […]

Bill Simmons unloads on 'pity party' from sources in ESPN's Patriots bombshell

Bill Simmons is an unabashed, unapologetic Boston sports fan -- which makes him exactly like every Boston sports fan. You might not like them, but you have to respect that passion. Even when it's a little misguided. It was only a matter...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons went on a rant against several NFL teams after bombshell Spygate report

As he has been wont to do lately, Bill Simmons took to Twitter on Tuesday to dish out some fiery words regarding the NFL and the Patriots. This time, he was responding to ESPN's bombshell report alleging that the Patriots' Spygate tactics...Show More Summary

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