Sal Iacono, a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts, is ESPN's new NFL gambling expert and he hasn't lost a pick on his weekly "SportsCenter" segment in over a month. Last weekend Sal went 1-0-2. Show More Summary
During a recent BS Report, Bill Simmons didn’t just curb his enthusiasm for a fellow ESPN-er. He brought that sentiment to a screeching halt. Or so thinks Colin Cowherd, hilariously, commenting this morning to his radio listeners “how jealous” Simmons sounds when guest Larry David revealed that he likes to watch ESPN “studio shows” while working out. Show More Summary
Larry David is gearing up to star in his first Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, in 2015, but he stopped by The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons this week to talk everything Larry. In addition to some fun background on the play, there was a lot of discussion of Seinfeld and the future of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Show More Summary
Larry David did a rare podcast interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons this week and during a discussion about the possibility of a final Curb Your Enthusiasm season, he revealed that the negative backlash to the Seinfeld series finale still bothers him.
We all have our favorite movies (Shawshank, Wall Street, Stripes) and television programs (Pardon the Interruption, Modern Family, House of Cards). We all have our favorite writers as well (Bill Simmons, Grantland; Steve Hayes, Weekly Standard; David Carr, The New York Times).
Sal Iacono is a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and better known as "Cousin Sal" on Bill Simmons' podcasts. He is also ESPN's new NFL gambling expert and he is red hot. Each week, Iacono makes three picks during a segment on ESPN's "SportsCenter." He is 9-0 over the last three weeks and is 13-2 over the last five weeks. Show More Summary
The biggest and most intriguing mystery in sports media right now is the future of Bill Simmons at ESPN and whether he will eventually branch out on his own or join another sports media company. Despite a contract that pays him moreShow More Summary
Bill Simmons had some fun at his ESPN bosses' expense during his podcast Monday, censoring himself with musk instead of sharing his actual opinions about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was reinstated after indefinite suspension from the NFL last week. Show More Summary
Bill Simmons is never afraid to share opinions, and lately he has been in hot water with his employers in Bristol. ESPN has suspended Simmons three times throughout his tenure, including in September when the Sports Guy called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar when speaking to the Ray Rice suspension. Show More Summary
Good morning. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here are 10 media stories. Janay Rice as-told-to piece may reverberate for ESPN But not because the network let her approve the piece's content. Janay Rice says her husband, disgraced...Show More Summary
Bill Simmons, the Editor-in-Chief of Grantland and a noted Boston sports fan, had an interesting take on the Green Bay Packers' matchup with his squad this week. In his weekly mailbag, he strongly opposed the gambling line of 3.5 points in the favor of the Packers: I could understand the Packers being favored by 2.5 or even 3. Show More Summary
Five Years Ago: ESPN suspended Bill Simmons (from Twitter) for calling someone deceitful. Huh. That sounds familiar. ACS:Law, which was the UK version of Prenda before Prenda existed was just ramping up. Spam King Alan Ralsky was sent to jail. Show More Summary
It’s well known about ESPN’s Bill Simmons’ disdain for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell having called him out in a September podcast and going after the Commish again during Colin Cowherd’s radio show. In yet another Patriots-laden NFL picks column written last week, Simmons apparently got his “I told you so” about Ray Rice in. Show More Summary
Also talks about whether he sees himself as a journalist.
Renowned author Malcolm Gladwell appeared on Bloomberg TV today and opined on the ESPN suspension of his e-mail correspondent Bill Simmons. To no surprise, Gladwell didn’t think too highly of ESPN’s decision to suspend The Sports Guy for three weeks. Show More Summary
Oh no he didn’t.
Malcolm Gladwell tells Bloomberg TV that suspending Bill Simmons “was totally the wrong decision” by ESPN. “I thought that in the course of expressing their opinions, sports columnists are allowed to draw conclusions. Apparently not....Show More Summary
Malcolm Gladwell thought ESPN's suspension of Bill Simmons was out of line. Speaking to Bloomberg TV's Emily Chang, Gladwell was asked if suspending Simmons was the right decision. His response: "No, it was totally the wrong decision. Show More Summary