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
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 [...]
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
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...
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. Definitely not. [The Comeback] Read more...
A look back at some battles on social media.
Was he joking? Was he serious?
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
You wanna see some petty shit? Here’s some extremely petty shit: Read more...
Sports talk talk.
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
That sounds like a much better ending!
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 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
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
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...
Big news from Simmons.
It's a question many in the sports media world have wanted the answer to: What's next for Bill Simmons at HBO?
“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