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
As part of Simmons' lucrative deal with the premium cable channel, he'll produce an Andre the Giant documentary with the WWE and HBO Sports. read more
A lot has changed for Bill Simmons since he sat for an interview with Recode’s Peter Kafka back at the South by Southwest festival in March of 2015. He got fired from his longtime job at ESPN; he launched an HBO television series; he founded The Ringer on content platform Medium; HBO canceled his television series;… Read more...
Last year was a choppy one for Bill Simmons. He launched his new online venture, The Ringer, striving to prove that he could fuel his own site with a variety of writing, podcasts and video, yet have it stand apart from Grantland, which he created under the ESPN umbrella. Show More Summary
“It was a gamble to some degree,” he said of the HBO show.
Mo’ money, no problems.
No one denies that there are plenty of sports media figures with strong allegiances to the New England Patriots, and that The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Fox Sports’ Katie Nolan tend to fit in that camp. That led to a pretty funny part...Show More Summary
At a tech conference last September, former NYPD commissioner Bill Simmons said that outfitting the department’s entire patrol unit (roughly 24,000 officers) with body cameras would be almost impossibly expensive, costing up to “hundreds of millions of dollars.” But on Tuesday, the City of New York announced just… Read more...
It’s a short list of basketball minds sharper than The Ringer‘s Bill Simmons, and on his January 27th edition of (...)
NFL analyst Michael Lombardi is reuniting with Bill Simmons and this time, the former NFL executive won’t just be a podcast guest. He’s making a full-time commitment to The Ringer. As reported by SportsBusiness Daily’s John Ourand, Lombardi...Show More Summary
In an attempt to show his pride for The Ringer’s productivity today, Bill Simmons tried to build a metaphor for content and was swept out to sea by a tidal wave of meat. Read more...
The plot for the Friday Night Lights movie – which never got made – has been revealed! Peter Berg, the creator of the fan-favorite show starring Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, and more, went on The Bill Simmons podcast and revealed what the plot would have been. Peter said he “had a whole pitch that it was [...]
Bill Simmons has a Carmelo Anthony trade idea that’s so bad I can’t comprehend it.
Move over, Matt Damon! Ben Affleck claims his Boston accent is far superior to his fellow Boston native’s. It all started when sports writer Bill Simmons stated that Matt‘s accent in Good Will Hunting is “the greatest Boston accent that’s ever been captured in a movie by an actual actor.” Ben found out about this [...]
Commentary: The HBO sportswriter and TV host seems to have gotten a curious message on his coffee cup on Wednesday.