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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

2 weeks agoSports : 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

2 weeks agoSports : 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

2 weeks agoSports : 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'

2 weeks agoSports : 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'

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…

Sacramento Kings Center DeMarcus Cousins Says He Dislikes Chris Paul 'a Lot'

DeMarcus Cousins and Chris Paul aren't going to be grabbing dinner before any games between the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings. In an appearance on Grantland's B.S. Report with Bill Simmons, the center known fondly as "Boogie" dished out a number of interesting sentiments. Show More Summary

What If No Free-Agent Superstars Sign with Lakers?

The Fourth of July weekend was rife with speculation about the Los Angeles Lakers’ hopes to sign free-agent superstars. Grantland ’s founding father, Bill Simmons, tweeted that Carmelo Anthony was a legitimate possibility, setting the...Show More Summary

L.A. Lakers reportedly make major impact on Carmelo Anthony

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The speculation continues! This time by Grantland’s Bill Simmons, who’s added to the rumor mill this weekend. Will Melo end up in L.A.? Possibly! Hearing the Lakers made a MAJOR impact on Melo this week – it’s now a legit 3-way battle between LA/Chi/NYK to land him. Crazy NBA weekend. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 5, […]

Breaking Down Carmelo Anthony's Final 3 Options in Free Agency

It's decision time for Carmelo Anthony. Having concluded his tour from the heartland to Los Angeles, the 30-year-old star forward has apparently narrowed his options. Grantland's Bill Simmons tweeted on Saturday that he was "Hearing the Lakers made a MAJOR impact on Melo this week - it's now a legit 3-way battle between LA/Chi/NYK to land him. Show More Summary

“Who’s bigger”—the new book that ranks every human on Wikipedia—is more like Bill Simmons than Bill James

I received a copy of “Who’s Bigger?: Where Historical Figures Really Rank,” by Steven Skiena, a computer scientist at Stony Brook University, and Charles Ward, and engineer at Google. Here’s the blurb I gave the publisher: Skiena and Ward provide a numerical ranking for the every Wikipedia resident who’s ever lived. Show More Summary

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