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Bill Simmons talks about Ben Simmons

LSU’s Ben Simmons is likely to be the top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Because of the possibility that the Boston Celtics (holders of Brooklyn’s first round pick this year) could end up with Simmons, the Dan Patrick Show decided to contact HBO’s Bill Simmons about his team having a star player like Ben Simmons. As you would expect, the noted Celtics fan wouldn’t mind having...
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Bill Simmons isn’t happy ESPN quoted a Bill Simmons GQ interview without mentioning Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons and ESPN—The Worldwide Leader in Places Bill Simmons used to Work—are at it again. Simmons recently interviewed Barack Obama for GQ, asking the leader of the free world a number of questions that led to very sports-specific answers. Obama is a huge sports fan, and when you’re being interviewed by a guy known as The Sports Guy, the topics have a natural tendency...
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Bill Simmons’ New Podcast Network Subtly Trolls Former Employer ESPN

The falling out between media mogul Bill Simmons and his former employer, ESPN, was a very public one. From Simmons’ suspensions prior to leaving to ESPN’s sudden decision to shut down Grantland, the site Simmons founded, the Worldwide Leader is dutifully washing its hands of its former megastar. After taking a hiatus over the summer, Simmons launched a new podcast in October...
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ESPN President John Skipper tore his achilles; Murphy’s Law is in full effect

It hasn’t been a great year for ESPN President John Skipper.  He’s had to deal with the Bill Simmons melodrama, he shut down Grantland, has faced questions and skepticism about the launch of The Undefeated, and he was forced to layoff hundreds of employees. And in the true spirit of Murphy’s Law – anything that can go wrong, will go wrong – Skipper now has to deal with...
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Of course Bill Simmons named his podcast network “BSPN”

Ever since he left ESPN, Bill Simmons has been needling Bristol at every turn… and we’ve been there to dutifully document each and every one.  Why?  Well, ever since Richard Deitsch and Darren Rovell shut down their Twitter feud, we’ve been searching for a purpose in life. The latest in these “not-so-coincidental coincidences” is Friends of Simmons Chris Ryan and Andy...
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Bill Simmons opens up about Grantland shutdown

Bill Simmons discussed the surprising and sudden shutdown of his project website Grantland during his latest podcast, which was posted on Wednesday night. On episode 19 of “The Bill Simmons Podcast” featuring Malcolm Gladwell, Simmons shared his thoughts on the Grantland shutdown, saying it was “frustrating” and left everyone “sad.” “They did own it and...Read More
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Simmons rips ESPN for treating Grantland writers 'callously'

ESPN announced on Friday that the plug is being pulled on Grantland, and it didn’t take long for Bill Simmons to share his opinion on the decision. I loved everyone I worked with at G and loved what we built. Watching good/kind/talented people get treated so callously = simply appalling. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October...Read More
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ESPN boss blasts 'false narratives,' defends network

ESPN president John Skipper did a featured one-on-one interview to kick off the 17th annual NeuLion Sports Media & Technology Conference in New York Wednesday, and he pulled no punches when discussing the company’s critics. The general discussion about ESPN recently has involved their increasing rights payouts and decreasing subscriber revenue (leaving them with over $3 billion...
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ESPN criticized for possible Deflategate tweet

ESPN tried to stir the pot Sunday morning, but pretty much just spilled all over itself instead. With the New England Patriots set to take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night in a rematch of the AFC Championship Game that launched the never-ending Deflategate saga, ESPN’s NFL Twitter account decided to send this tweet out early Sunday: It's NFL Sunday Week 6. GET PUMPED UP. (
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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