Last Monday when Bill Simmons made his 5½-hour visit to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, the WFAN show turned out to be a huge genuflect-fest at the feet of the Sports Pope. And interestingly, it wasn’t Simmons who was bowing at the feet of Francesa,...Show More Summary
If you’ve watched HBO lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a promo for the upcoming show hosted by Bill Simmons, formerly of ESPN and Grantland, called “Any Given Wednesday.” The ad, unapologetically cribbed from a scene in “Bull...Show More Summary
One-thousand and seven days after Jason Whitlock first told Bill Simmons he was coming ESPN to build a site he dubbed “Black Grantland,” that vision finally became a reality. Of course, much has changed in those last 1,007 days with that initial vision and eventual reality. Show More Summary
Simmons is a guest for the whole show today.
Question: Why on earth would you post a trailer for a sports talk show on Eclipse? Answer: Because it’s mad entertaining and Bill Simmons got fired from ESPN for, essentially, speaking his mind – which clashed with ESPN’s overly self-important view of itself. Show More Summary
'Any Given Wednesday' premiers June 22. read more
A year after his rude ouster from ESPN, you’re about to get a whole shitload of Bill Simmons back in your life, both at The Ringer (set to formally debut next month, although they’re already pumping out vital “Is Tom Hiddleston A Superstar?” takes on Facebook) and with his new HBO show, Any Given Wednesday, which also premieres in June. Read more...
Over the weekend HBO rolled out its first preview of Bill Simmons new talk show, Any Given Wednesday, which is set to debut in a little over a month. We don’t get much in this preview in terms of a glimpse of the new set, segments, guests,...Show More Summary
Sports radio listeners have been eagerly-anticipating the announced day when Bill Simmons would co-host Mike Francesa’s “Mike’s On” WFAN show and now they know exactly which day to clear their calendars: Monday, May 16. It will be Simmons’ first trip back to the studio since appearing as a guest in October. Show More Summary
Colin Cowherd’s bizarre vendetta/grudge/obsession with John Wall is one of the more ridiculous things that has ever transpired in modern sports media. But now, finally, after years of tearing down Wall at every opportunity, it took another...Show More Summary
A screed against the buzzword “storytelling.”
President Mark Cuban? The idea might sound crazy to some, but not to billionaire investor and "Shark Tank" guest Chris Sacca, who not only thinks that it can happen, but will. Sacca was a guest on "The Bill Simmons Podcast" and spent some time discussing his appearances on "Shark Tank" with Cuban. Show More Summary
With the exits of prominent personalities like Bill Simmons, Colin Cowherd and Keith Olbermann last year and Mike Tirico and Skip Bayless this week, there seems to be a “Decline and Fall of the ESPN Empire” narrative emerging. ESPN is...Show More Summary
“Another grueling interview on ESPN for Goodell.”
Onetime ESPN lightning rod Bill Simmons, who got the boot from the sports channel about a year ago after building a reputation for controversy, has resurfaced with a new show on HBO. In an announcement from HBO for “Any Given...
Nearly a year after his departure from ESPN, Bill Simmons has started to shore up his new empire at HBO, announcing the name of his upcoming show, Any Given Wednesday, which will premiere on June 22 (a Wednesday, whew!) at 10 p.m. The show will have a 20-episode first season, which will ... More »
After months of minimal details, we finally know more about Bill Simmons' TV show with HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons' show, "Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons," will premiere on June 22. The half-hour show will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Show More Summary
For some on the internet, the death of Grantland was devastating. Poor Bill Simmons, where would he go! Well, the answer, as quickly became apparent, was HBO, where he signed a deal for a talk show. This was before the announcement of The Ringer, a kind of Grantland 2.0 that now exists as a newsletter but […]