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Jason McIntyre talks Hulk Hogan, Bill Simmons, Deflategate more

The editor of the The Big Lead, Jason McIntyre, joined the newest edition of "The Buzz with Jimmy Traina" to talk about a wide variety of topics, including the Hulk Hogan scandal, LeSean McCoy's controversial party, Bill Simmons' future, Deflategate and where baseball stands in the sports hierarchy. McIntyre, who also hosts a radio show each Sunday for Yahoo! Sports and SiriusXM...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With Jason Whitlock out of the way ESPN is going all out for The Undefeated

Two of the three high-profile ESPN vanity sites have uncertain futures – Grantland and The Undefeated.  While Nate Silver still mans the 538 masthead, Grantland and The Undefeated are facing significant questions about their longterm leadership. The two sites face vastly different circumstances in this time of precariousness.  On the one hand, Grantland has built a very good...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO Sports will air Kareem Abdul-Jabbar documentary in November

Is HBO Sports going to be putting more of a focus on original documentaries with the addition of Bill Simmons? Perhaps, but that emphasis may have started before Simmons entered the fold. On November 3rd, HBO will be airing Kareem: Minority of One, a documentary focusing on the life and career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem‘s producer is Deborah Morales (On the Shoulders of Giants...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Have new media ventures been successful for popular personalities?

There are no longer people in sports media.  Rather, sports media has become populated with multi-platform personalities, with importance stressed on becoming a “sports media brand” instead of just being on-air talent.  New media partnerships have been happening for years now, and a handful of the most notable ones can be judged as they have more or less played out. There are...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay-Z, Will Smith teaming back up for Emmitt Till miniseries

It looks like Bill Simmons isn’t the only big name that HBO is adding to its TV lineup. EW reported that Will Smith and Jay-Z are teaming up to produce a miniseries on Emmitt Till for the premium channel. A team of writers and a title for the series have yet to be finalized. As summarized by MSNBC: “The powerhouse duo will co-produce a miniseries on the civil rights icon for...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Caleb Hannan Talks About What Went Wrong With His Grantland Piece “Dr. V’s Magical Putter”

Long before Caitlyn Jenner was a household name receiving courage awards from ESPN, the Worldwide Leader was caught up in a bit different transgender conversation; that of Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as “Dr. V.” As the story goes, a writer for Grantland named Caleb Hannan worked on a story on Dr. V for more than half a calendar year, initially enthralled with a purported...
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Caleb Hannan Talks About What Went Wrong With His Grantland Piece “Dr. V’s Magical Putter”

Long before Caitlyn Jenner was a household name receiving courage awards from ESPN, the Worldwide Leader was caught up in a bit different transgender conversation; that of Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as “Dr. V.” As the story goes, a writer for Grantland named Caleb Hannan worked on a story on Dr. V for more than half a calendar year, initially enthralled with a purported...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Haps Ft. Laura Vandervoort, Worst Movies Featuring NBA Players, ‘Space Jam 2′ Rumors

What’s The Haps for July 23rd? Laura Vandervoort, Bill Simmons gets a new TV deal, guy imitates James Harden to perfection, and more! The Links – The worst movies featuring NBA players I actually liked ‘Steel’. Ty Lawson’s alcohol issues were so bad in Denver that the team could smell booze on him in practice [&hellip The post The Haps Ft. Laura Vandervoort, Worst Movies...
Via No Coast Bias
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons: Can the Sports Guy be successful as TV guy at HBO?

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times breaks down Bill Simmons’ move to HBO. He notes that while he has been successful on multiple platforms, he has yet to conquer television as a personality. Sandomir writes: Simmons had a not-so-dandy stint as an analyst on ESPN’s N.B.A. pregame show, “NBA Countdown,” and was the host of “The Grantland Basketball Hour,” which was...
Via Sherman Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names: ESPN Extensions, Bill Simmons, Verne Lundquist

ESPN has reached contract extensions with a pair of on-air broadcasters. In other news, a former ESPNer has moved to HBO, and CBS’ Verne Lundquist will fill-in on the Cowboys’ season opener. ESPN to Extend Deals With Kolber, Russillo ESPN has reached a three-year contract extension with NFL studio host Suzy Kolber, Those Guys Have [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN still hasn’t taken Simmons’ B.S. Report podcasts off Grantland home page

Considering Bill Simmons now is officially at HBO, it probably is time for Grantland to take him off of its home page. This is a screen shot from Wednesday. His last B.S. Report podcast was on May 8. Just a tad dated with NBA playoff talk about the Houston Rockets. He also is featured in a May 8 podcast for a summer movie preview. Isn’t it time for the fall movie preview? What’s...
Via Sherman Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Grantland still makes the most sense for Tommy Craggs and why it still may never work

Several reactions and thoughts jolted through the media and those that observe it on Monday when Tommy Craggs announced he was resigning as executive editor of Gawker, in light of publisher and founder Nick Denton taking down a highly controversial post that outed a married media executive who attempted to hire a gay escort. The decision by Craggs (along with Gawker editor-in-chief...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons to Join HBO

After it had been rumored for weeks, it finally came to fruition today. Bill Simmons who left the prodigal nest of ESPN a couple of months ago, will join HBO where he will host a weekly show starting in 2016. Not only will it air on television, but it will also be made available on its streaming services of HBO Go and HBO Now. In addition to his show, Simmons will produce content...
Via Fang's Bites
9 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO hires Bill Simmons

ESPN castoff Bill Simmons has new home and a new weekly talk show. Simmons has signed a multi-year deal with HBO.  His weekly show will air on HBO’s linear service as well as HBO Go and HBO Now in 2016.  Simmons will also have a production deal to produce content for the network and its digital platforms, ...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Joins HBO, Will Start Own Show In 2016

Bill Simmons will join the cable network with a variety of projects, the move coming after he parted ways with ESPN.
Via Gamedayr
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons: HBO Sports Contract Details, Photos

Bill Simmons has reached a contract agreement with HBO Sports....
Via COED
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons headed for HBO; will host weekly show

A good move for Bill Simmons and HBO. More analysis to come. The official announcement from HBO: ****** Bill Simmons, one of the most influential figures in contemporary sports media and the founding editor of Grantland.com, and HBO have entered into a major exclusive multi-year, multi-platform agreement highlighted by a new weekly series coming next year, it was announced today...
Via Sherman Report
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons to Host HBO Show

HBO has announced it has signed the most-desired sportscaster in Bill Simmons. Simmons will begin in October as part of the multi-platform deal...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Simmons to HBO

Bill Simmons is joining HBO, the New York Times is reporting. Simmons’ contract was not renewed by ESPN, which is also shedding Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd from the payroll. In the HBO deal, Simmons will get a talk show, … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
9 days ago

Bill Simmons signs exclusive deal with HBO

NEW YORK -- HBO says it has struck a multi-year, multi-platform deal with the multi-faceted Bill Simmons. Under the deal, which begins in October, HBO will be Simmons' exclusive television home, the network said Wednesday. Among other projects, Simmons will host a weekly talk show premiering next year. It will feature stories and guests from across the sports and cultural landscapes...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO signs ex-ESPN personality Bill Simmons to exclusive deal

NEW YORK (AP) HBO says it has struck a multi-year, multi-platform deal with the multi-faceted Bill Simmons. Under the deal, which begins in October, HBO will be Simmons' exclusive television home, the network said Wednesday. Among other projects, Simmons will host a weekly talk show premiering next year. It will feature stories and guests from across the sports and cultural landscapes...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons To Host Weekly Show On HBO

Bill Simmons will host a weekly television show on HBO beginning in 2016. Simmons' contract with ESPN was not renewed this past May. HBO has officially signed the multimedia sports star to a “major exclusive multi-year, multi-platform agreement.” “We have been fans of Bill Simmons and his work for a very long time” said HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo. “His...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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