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Does ESPN have a double standard with Skip Bayless and Bill Simmons?

It’s no secret that ESPN’s internal discipline has often been inconsistent; they even admit that, with vice-president Patrick Steigman (Bristol’s director of digital and print media) telling ombudsman Robert Lipsyte in September, “We don’t treat everyone the same but we treat everyone fairly.” Still, this week has set up a double standard that seems farfetched even by...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose to debut “The Grantland Basketball Hour” on ESPN

ESPN’s Bill Simmons and NBA analyst Jalen Rose have good chemistry together. They seemed to be the only two really vibing previously during ESPN’s “Countdown.” Simmons won’t be featured this upcoming NBA season though. Instead he and Jalen will launch The Grantland Basketball Hour. The hour long special will be shown throughout the upcoming NBA season. The first episode...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers should get plenty of love on CSN Philly

“There’s no way I am watching the 2014-15 Sixers unless they’re playing my Celtics, or unless someone sends me a text saying that LeBron or Durant has 49 through three quarters against them.” – Bill Simmons in “The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings Part 1″ You know what I say to that? Good. We don’t need your crummy Celtics juju, anyway, Simmons.  (Perhaps that sounds...
Via Total Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons goes the diplomatic route in first post-suspension comments

Bill Simmons has been back from his three week suspension for a few days now.  Relegated to Instagram pictures at the golf course for that time, one might think Simmons would come firing on all cylinders with the ESPN-branded muzzle removed. Alas, anyone hoping for more fireworks and a Simmons-led revolution has largely been disappointed.  Simmons has kept things very low-key...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill and Jalen Compare the Magic to Will Smith

Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose are doing their NBA team previews on Grantland and have slotted the Orlando Magic as team #25, one spot above the Los Angeles Lakers.  If you can make sense of their Magic-Will Smith comparison, let us know in the comments below. Overall, Simmons and Rose were very complimentary of the Magic and their past draft, but think there are still some growing...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA owners could split $1.1B if Bucks move to Seattle

The Milwaukee Bucks are under new ownership after Herb Kohl sold the team. The new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry bought the team for $550 million, but there were guidelines that came with the purchase. One of the guidelines is that NBA could buy the team back from Edens and Lasry if construction of a new arena was not ready by 2017. After the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons: Celtics Will Trade Rajon Rondo To Knicks This Season (Video)

Bill Simmons is back with a vengeance, and he’s already making waves with some huge predictions. During his Grantland NBA preview, Simmons predicted his hometown Boston Celtics would trade point guard Rajon Rondo to the Knicks before the trade deadline. “I think Rondo gets traded to the Knicks in the next four months,” Simmons said. “… I actually like the thought of Rondo...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons: Celtics Will Trade Rondo To Knicks This Season (Video)

Bill Simmons is back with a vengeance, and he’s already making waves with some huge predictions. During his Grantland NBA preview, Simmons predicted his hometown Boston Celtics would trade point guard Rajon Rondo to the Knicks before the trade deadline. “I think Rondo gets traded to the Knicks in the next four months,” Simmons said. “… I actually like the thought of Rondo...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Predicts Celtics Will Trade Rajon Rondo To Knicks This Season

You’d need more than two hands to count all the Rajon Rondo-to-the-New York Knicks trade rumors that have surfaced over the past few years. So, what’s one more? ESPN’s Bill Simmons — an unabashed Boston Celtics fan — predicted during he and Jalen Rose’s Grantland NBA preview that the Celtics will trade Rondo to the Knicks before February’s trade deadline. “I think...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Simmons says Rajon Rondo will be traded to Knicks

ESPN’s polarizing personality and writer, Bill Simmons, has returned from his three-week suspension just in time to do his annual NBA video previews with sidekick Jalen Rose. And the two predicted an outcome that has been a juicy rumor for the last couple of years: Rajon Rondo will be traded to the New York Knicks – and sooner than you think. While previewing the Boston Celtics...
Via Pass The Pill
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Return of Bill Simmons: Bill and Jalen’s 2014-2015 NBA Preview

If you know me, you can vouch that I am a HUGE Grantland fan. Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons who is fresh off of suspension started their popular preview to the NBA season. If your not up on Grantland, please catch up, because you are missing out. Take a look at the first two teams of the NBA preview.
Via The Front Office News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons’ brand: Is it big enough for him to be successful without ESPN?

Jonathan Mahler and Richard Sandomir write about the future of Bill Simmons at ESPN. They cite sources as saying Simmons is “furious” about being given a three-week suspension in the wake of his comments about Roger Goodell. From the story: If Simmons were to leave ESPN, he could move to another media conglomerate, such as Fox, or to a digital media giant like Yahoo or AOL....
Via Sherman Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons in Chapters: The Complete Series

Over the last decade, Bill Simmons has become one of the most important figures in sports. He’s an incredibly popular ESPN columnist and podcaster, the editor-in-chief of his own site at Grantland, a key figure in the 30 for 30 series’ formation, a regular presence on TV and an opinionated personality whose three week suspension for criticizing Roger Goodell has both made...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons In Chapters: Welcome To The Trade Machine

Over the last decade, Bill Simmons has become one of the most important figures in sports. He’s an incredibly popular ESPN columnist and podcaster, the editor-in-chief of his own site at Grantland, a key figure in the 30 for 30 series’ formation, a regular presence on TV and an opinionated personality whose three week suspension for criticizing Roger Goodell has both made...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons In Chapters: Top Of The Pyramid

Over the last decade, Bill Simmons has become one of the most important figures in sports. He’s an incredibly popular ESPN columnist and podcaster, the editor-in-chief of his own site at Grantland, a key figure in the 30 for 30 series’ formation, a regular presence on TV and an opinionated personality whose three week suspension for criticizing Roger Goodell has both made...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons In Chapters: Sports Guy to Sports Czar

Over the last decade, Bill Simmons has become one of the most important figures in sports. He’s an incredibly popular ESPN columnist and podcaster, the editor-in-chief of his own site at Grantland, a key figure in the 30 for 30 series’ formation, a regular presence on TV and an opinionated personality whose three week suspension for criticizing Roger Goodell has both made...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Trolls ESPN With IG Photos

Bill Simmons may or may not want out of his contract with ESPN, but he sure knows he’s a valuable commodity. Simmons is entering the final phase of his three week suspension, and is making great use of the one piece of social media he’s not banned from using. The Grantland boss took to Instagram to let the world and ESPN know that he’s enjoying himself. Simmons found time to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Trolls ESPN With IG Photos

Bill Simmons may or may not want out of his contract with ESPN, but he sure knows he’s a valuable commodity. Simmons is entering the final phase of his three-week suspension, and is making great use of the one piece of social media he’s not banned from using. The Grantland boss took to Instagram to let the world and ESPN know that he’s enjoying himself. Simmons found time to...
Via Thacover2
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Is Enjoying His Suspension With A Nice Manicure

Serving out the remaining time of his three-week long suspension from ESPN, Bill Simmons hasn’t... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Bill Simmons Wants to Build His Own Media Network

Is lieu of reports that Bill Simmons wants out at ESPN, Business Insiders is reporting that Simmons is looking to build his own media network. Simmons reportedly earns $3 million per year at ESPN, and would like to command the same on the open market.  It is said that Simmons “wants to start his own company, with investment from a platform that will help him with sales, tech,...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Wants to Build His Own Media Network

Bill Simmons hasn’t been very happy with is bosses over at ESPN lately and now reportedly he wants out from ESPN so that he can venture out onto his and start his own media network. BUSINESS INSIDER’s Nicholas Carlson reported Bill Simmons “wants to leave ESPN, where he reportedly makes” more than $3M per year. It is said that Simmons “wants to start his own company, with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons in Chapters: The BS Report Hits the Fan

Over the last decade, Bill Simmons has become one of the most important figures in sports. He’s an incredibly popular ESPN columnist and podcaster, the editor-in-chief of his own site at Grantland, a key figure in the 30 for 30 series’ formation, a regular presence on TV and an opinionated personality whose three week suspension for criticizing Roger Goodell has both made...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Simmons Wants Out Of ESPN

Has Bill Simmons really outgrown his relationship with ESPN, and is the Sports Guy ready to make a major move? According to a Yahoo Sports report, Simmons isn’t happy with ESPN anymore.  Nicholas Carlson spoke with a few industry execs to gauge their opinions on the matter.  Several different circumstances could come into play on the matter.  Simmons’ contract is up next...
Via BlackSportsOnline
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons In Chapters – Chapter I: Rise Of The Sports Guy

Over the last decade, Bill Simmons has become one of the most important figures in sports. He’s an incredibly popular ESPN columnist and podcaster, the editor-in-chief of his own site at Grantland, a key figure in the 30 for 30 series’ formation, a regular presence on TV and an opinionated personality whose three week suspension for criticizing Roger Goodell has both made him...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The ESPN Ombudsman reviews the Bill Simmons suspension

The latest Bill Simmons suspension has had even the most ardent detractor of the former Boston Sports Guy supporting him. Many have pointed to Simmons calling NFL Commissioner Robert Goodell as the basis for the ESPN suspension. And while that may be part of the reason behind the Worldwide Leader’s decision, ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte says there are other reasons behind it....
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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