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BILL SIMMONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Simmons settles all his old ESPN scores in this incredible cartoon

If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like if Bristol, Connecticut was a Wild West town and Bill Simmons went back to settle the score with everyone who crossed him at ESPN a la Dirty Harry, wonder no more.  This incredible cartoon by Cleo Dog Productions sees Simmons encountering multiple former ESPN colleagues that he feuded with and finishing what he started.  The...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO in talks with Bill Simmons about ‘multipart deal’

Bill Simmons is the biggest free agent in the sports media world, and it sounds like he has a potential new deal on his hands. The Hollywood Reporter published an article Wednesday about HBO’s future plans, and one thing they mention is how the network is in talks with Simmons, who is done with ESPN....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Connelly replaces Bill Simmons as Grantland Editor-in-Chief

With Bill Simmons and ESPN agreeing to publicly part ways before the end of his contract in September, we’ve been wondering what’s next for Grantland in this period of limbo.  Just over Memorial Day Weekend, we noted that his picture was taken off the ESPN.com homepage as the face of Grantland.  Perhaps that was an omen for the news that would be announced today – Grantland...
Via Awful Announcing
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons has now been taken off ESPN.com’s homepage

If you visited ESPN.com over the weekend, you may have noticed a slight change.  The face of Bill Simmons is no longer present in the featured space that is given to Grantland.  You can still see Nate Silver’s portrait as the face of FiveThirtyEight, but no sign of The Sports Guy. It’s likely the first of several steps that finalize the termination of Simmons’ ESPN tenure...
Via Awful Announcing
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Simmons already done with ESPN on all platforms

ESPN president John Skipper announced last week that the World Wide Leader will not be renewing Bill Simmons’ contract when it expires in September. Apparently Simmons is leaving much sooner than that. How much sooner? According to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, Simmons is essentially already gone. He has worked out an agreement with ESPN...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons is on the Clock

Sportsnaut Guest Post – Written by Robin Hill There are two things that I didn’t know about before I found the Bill Simmons Sports Guy column on ESPN: * There is a Holy Cross institute of higher learning. * A regular guy could interpret the thoughts a million of sports fans. The latter, of course, inspired me to constantly monitor his writing because the Sports Guy, not Bill...
Via Sportsnaut
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons files: Inside details of break-up; What’s next for Simmons?

As is often the case, I was out of writing range Friday when someone sent me a text saying ESPN is severing ties with Bill Simmons. However, there will be plenty to say about this story in the upcoming days and months. For now, I figured I would do a round-up of what already is being said. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times drops the blockbuster scoop. Skipper said that ESPN...
Via Sherman Report
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Simmons Is Leaving ESPN

ESPN sports columnist Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN, according to a report by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times. Simmons, who joined the network back in 2001, reportedly could not get to “terms” with ESPN president John Skipper.  BIll SImmons to leave ESPN, according to ESPN president John Skipper. “We weren’t going to get to the terms,” said Skipper. — Richard...
Via College Spun
May 08, 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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