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Yesterday the news broke that Bill Simmons was suspended from Twitter by ESPN for a few days after his public criticism of First Take.
The immediate reaction volleyed back and forth and around in circles between several interpretations of the importance of the news...
-Simmons got what was coming to him for criticizing a colleague.
-Nobody is bigger than ESPN, even Simmons.
-ESPN was suppressing free speech to protect Skip Bayless.
-Embrace Debate is a red herring.
-3 days away from Twitter is probably a good thing.
-Who gives a sh*t?
Let's be real - telling someone not to tweet for three days shouldn't even count as any kind of real punishment. ESPN might as well have told Bill Simmons he couldn't have his ice cream unless he also ate his fruits and veggies. It's not even a slap on the wrist. It's a firm pat on the shoulder with a stern paternal glare. There's no real consequence, ESPN just had to give him a brief, enforced vacation...
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Remember when Bill Simmons criticized First Take in the wake of Richard Sherman’s appearance? Well, apparently, ESPN didn’t like him criticizing the show so they decided to teach him a lesson by suspending him from Twitter.That’ll teach him to tell the truth about First Take.The post ESPN suspended Bill Simmons from Twitter for criticizes First Take first appeared on No Guts, No Glory.
Scott and I decided to talk about the Bill Simmons twitter suspension and ESPN’s lack of comment on it. Not necessarily the normal topic of conversation on the site, but one that we both cared to touch on.
Here’s what else we talked about that I can remember…
First Take and the battle of Richard Sherman and Skip Bayless
Skip Bayless’ history as a journalist
Stephen A. Smith...
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Bill Walton just can’t help himself.
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