Found July 03, 2013 on
Let’s start with the most pertinent piece of information: Bill Simmons is employed by ESPN.
On Tuesday, the Wimbledon women’s semifinals were set — with names that most casual sports fans have never heard of. Well, Simmons would like you to know that he’s not tennis-ignorant, and advises that you watch the rest of the matches on TV.
However, it’s a matter of what television network Simmons is directing his Twitter followers toward that’s in question here.
Simmons tweeted out “Radwanska! Bartoli!!!!! It’s the Wimbledon Women’s Finals on NBC!” on Tuesday. The problem? The semifinals — as with the entire tournament — is carried on the ESPN family of networks. Again, Simmons works for ESPN.
The best part of what otherwise be an honest mistake? NBC caught the error, and manually retweeted it for all to see, should Simmons realize his error and delete the tweet.
To Simmons’ credit, though he did end up deleting the initial tweet, he also retweeted NBC, along with...
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I’m assuming that Bill will come out with a Tweet soon which will explain how every website who posted his Tweet about Wimbledon being on NBC when it is on ESPN is wrong. Until then, I’ll let NBC Sports do the talking. No way Simmons got that wrong while he is working at ESPN, right?
The final is on ESPN. RT @BillSimmons "Radwanska! Bartoli!!!!! It's the Wimbledon...
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