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BILL SIMMONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Simmons says Clippers are dysfunctional, Ralph Lawler fires back

As Bill Simmons waits to begin work at HBO, he's using Twitter as his main media outlet. And Tuesday, he let out some thoughts on the Clippers, who he thinks have been "just as much of a disaster" under Steve Baller as they were under Donald Sterling.Here's what Simmons had to say in a string of tweets:Of course, long-time Clippers announcer took exception to that:As much as all...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons says the best kept secret in the NBA is Steve Ballmer doesn’t know what he is doing

The Los Angeles Clippers found themselves in the headline once again on Tuesday when the NBA fined them $250,000 for offering DeAndre Jordan an endorsement. Owner Steve Ballmer sent a memo out saying that this was unintentional and inadvertent. The whole situation has raised a lot of eyebrows due to the fact that Ballmer even attempted to try this. The situation led to former ESPN...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Will Make His Triumphant Return To Podcasting October 1st

Ever since ESPN parted ways with the popular, yet controversial sports personality, Bill Simmons has been out of the limelight on a national scale. Not only was he relieved of his duties on all Grantland properties, his B.S. Report and Bill Don’t Lie podcasts were also left for dead, leaving a massive void in sports [&hellip The post Bill Simmons Will Make His Triumphant Return...
Via No Coast Bias
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons takes a shot at former employer ESPN over DeflateGate

How great is it going to be now that we finally get to witness a cut loose, unedited version of Bill Simmons telling us what he really thinks about the goings on at ESPN?  Simmons would often spout off grievances with his employer while working for the four-letter network (some that got him suspended and others that didn’t) but now that John Skipper cut him loose and he’s under...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons is going to HBO

Just over a month after rumors surfaced that HBO was pursuing Bill Simmons, the premium cable network and the former ESPN personality announced a multi-year agreement that includes a weekly TV show and a production deal. As reported by the New York Times‘ John Koblin, Simmons’ new talk show will debut in 2016 and his contract with HBO begins in October. According to The Hollywood...
Via Awful Announcing
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons to host weekly show on HBO

Bill Simmons is taking his talents to HBO. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports that Simmons has signed a multi-year deal with HBO and will be hosting a weekly show on the network beginning in 2016. He will also be producing content for HBO’s digital platforms, which will include video podcasts. Simmons, who went through...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Agrees To Multi-Platform Deal With HBO, Will Host TV Show Starting In 2016

In early May, ESPN abruptly ended its relationship with Grantland founding editor Bill Simmons, who had been part of the sports monolith since 2001. Today, HBO announced that they have signed a “multi-year, multi-platform” deal with Simmons. Bill Simmons will be hosting a weekly television show for HBO starting in 2016. Details to follow later today. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch...
Via College Spun
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the future of Grantland?

With the loss of Bill Simmons, his beloved baby, Grantland has been plugging along. ESPN named Chris Connolly, a former entertainment writer with Rolling Stone and ABC’s movie reporter, as the site’s interim editor-in-chief. When Simmons was in charge, he insulated the staff from the machinations at ESPN, allowed them to grow, allowed them to pursue just about any story they...
Via Awful Announcing
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

LSU Basketball: LSU Signee Ben Simmons Jokes That Bill Simmons Is His Uncle In Hilarious Photo

LSU freshman forward Ben Simmons is bringing his No. 1 class of 2015 ranking and immense talents to Baton Rouge this fall. He also is taking his sense of humor.  Simmons attended the ESPYs last night and took a rather funny photo with former ESPN personality Bill Simmons. In his past writing, Bill had jokingly referred to Ben as his “illegitimate Australian son” but according...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons takes jab at Skip Bayless

  Skip Bayless caused plenty of controversy when he recklessly called Johnny Manziel a liar and an alcoholic on First Take.  Of course, ESPN did nothing to discipline their golden child for publicly spouting such wild and dangerous allegations because Skip Bayless is secretly the most powerful man at ESPN. Well, thankfully someone at ESPN is aware of the double standards with...
Via Awful Announcing
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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