BILL SIMMONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Seattle’s NBA Chances Take Another Hit With Pending Bucks Sale

According to Grantland’s Bill Simmons, a sale of the Milwaukee Bucks — to hedge fund billionaires Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens — was pretty much a done deal as of Wednesday, until current owner Herb Kohl realized he might be able to sell off the team for even more than the rumored $550 million(!) price tag. All along, it was assumed that the 79-year-old Kohl, who has no heirs...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons & Jonah Keri On 2014 Cardinals

Sometimes it’s good to hear some different views on the Cardinals. Earlier this week Bill Simmons of ESPN and Grantland had a 2014 MLB preview podcast and was joined by author and Grantland writer Jonah Keri to discuss all things baseball. I’ve edited down the the hour plus pod to just the part where they talk about the Cardinals below. A quick disclaimer: if you are Matt Adams...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks reportedly would love to trade for Jeremy Lin

The New York Knicks lost Jeremy Lin in a widely unpopular move when they failed to pony up the cash to sign him long term following the “Linsanity” phenomenon in 2012. Less than two years later, it sounds like they would love to have him back. Chad Ford joined Bill Simmons on the “B.S. Report” […]
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
ANTISOCIAL MEDIA

Simmons, Rivers feud getting nasty

What started as a few glib comments during the NBA Draft has now evolved into a heated back-and-forth between the new Clippers coach and the popular ESPN personality. 

Via The Victory Formation
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Bill Simmons Get Cut Off By ESPN For Talking About “The Decision?”

ESPN and Bill Simmons seem to be on thin ice in terms of their relationship, and the latest incident won’t exactly make things easier. All of this is purely speculation currently, but as soon as Bill started speaking about ‘The Decision,’ ESPN oddly cut back to their SportsCenter studio. This could definitely be a coincidence, but given their recent rocky history it wouldn’t...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss
CAN'T PHASE SPORTS GUY

Drunk videobomber attracts security

Bill Simmons was giving some postgame comments following Game 7 of the NBA Finals in which the Heat won the NBA title, and a possibly inebriated fan tried his best to interrupt him. As you can see by the video, Bill wasn’t phased, and he took to Twitter to reinforce that sentiment. Well done, Bill. Is there video of the drunk maniac who jumped behind me during the live SportsCenter...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Takes To Twitter To Slam ESPN…. Again

Bill Simmons has not learned from his past mistakes, or he just doesn’t care which seems the more likely answer in his latest Twitter rant against ESPN. If you remember, ESPN suspended Simmons earlier this year in March from Twitter for a few days after he publicly called out a segment on ‘First Take’ featuring Skip Bayless and Richard Sherman. Well, it looks like another suspension...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Bill Simmons Twitter suspension hides ESPN's real issues

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...
Via Awful Announcing
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN suspended Bill Simmons from Twitter for criticizes First Take

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.
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss
HE WENT THERE

Walton jokes about Lewis, Simmons

While working the broadcast booth at the Pac 12 Tournament, Bill Walton cracked a limo joke about fellow ESPN broadcaster Ray Lewis, as well as Bill Simmons.

Via Awful Announcing
March 15, 2013  |  1 Comment
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