WWE is now the largest sports channel on YouTube

Earlier this week, WWE Network turned one year old. And today, WWE is claiming another victory in the digital sphere – over the last 12 months, their YouTube channel had the most views of any sports YouTube channel, totaling a whopping 4.2 billion video views (with probably a good million or so of those views coming from Bill Simmons columns). WWE also has 5.2 million subscribers...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Pacquiao: Not Boxing’s Salvation, Not Last Big Fight Ever

Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way. Certain things are going to be said over and over and over again about Mayweather Pacquiao, by a mainstream media that doesn’t, frankly, know ******** about this sport, and that would rather fall into easy, historically false cliches and stereotypes about boxing. Example: When examining Floyd vs. Manny, the Economist was doing...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe To Co-Host Grantland Basketball Hour With Bill Simmons

This should be different, and gives you some insight into just how much pull Bill Simmons has in the world of sports. Either via the persuasion of ESPN or Simmons himself, Kobe Bryant will be a guest co-host on the Grantland Basketball hour on Sunday with Simmons and Jalen Rose. Sunday 7pm ESPN – Just Kobe co-hosting the Grantland Basketball Hour with me and Jalen for the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant wants you to stop doing the “You the Real MVP” meme

The Kevin Durant “You Know What Really Grinds My Gears” World Tour continues with a lengthy profile in GQ Magazine.  In it, Durant reinforces his newfound worldview and attitude towards his public persona and abandoning the Mr. Nice Guy image for someone who tells it like it is.  That includes all you people who put big white letters over pictures and turned his emotional...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Penny Hardaway Doesn’t Sound Optimistic About D-Rose

If there is anyone who knows the pain of Derrick Rose’s injuries its the point guard who was labeled as the next Magic Johnson, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. Penny appeared on Bill Simmons’ BS Report over All-Star weekend, and talked about Derrick Rose’s injuries, and how he can relate. The Comparison The comparison between Penny and D-Rose are almost too perfect. Two explosive...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

A New "Rocky" Movie is Being Made

No, seriously.I blame Bill Simmons.You should, too.And I will vote for anyone, no matter what their other qualifications or views...If they just promise that this kind of thing won't happen again.Preferably, through military force.Moving on...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN/ABC will air a Grantland Oscars preview series

ESPN must really want to keep Bill Simmons because it’s allowing him to stretch his muscles into movies. And while Simmons’ Grantland site does discuss more than just sports, ESPN will give the former Boston Sports Guy his own Oscar Awards preview special that will air not only on the Mothership but also on ABC. The Grantland Oscar Preview will have Simmons, noted entertainment...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grantland names LeBron James the second best trade asset in the NBA; Kyrie Irving 26th and Kevin Love 55th

Most Cleveland Cavaliers fans probably missed the Grantland Basketball Hour, which aired Sunday night, because they were busy complaining about music/watching the Grammy’s, or catching The Walking Dead and the premiere of Better Call Saul on AMC. Meanwhile, Jalen Rose, Ryen Russillo, and Bill Simmons were counting down Simmons’ top 60 trade assets in the league and debating the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup of Joe. Bill Simmons wants Tobias Harris in green

Good morning! Welcome to CelticsLife's morning column, Cup of Joe. Each morning we feature a few quick-hitters from the previous night; the important stuff, the not so important stuff. The weird, the wild, the in between. A nice, mindless morning column to start your day off with. So pull up a chair, grab your Morning Joe, and find out what happened last night while you were sleeping...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons, the former Boston Sports Guy, says no to going home

Last Friday, Gawker’s TKTK site published an article wondering if ESPN’s Bill Simmons, formerly known as the Boston Sports Guy, would be returning to Massachusetts. Citing a source, TKTK said Simmons was considering a move back to the East Coast: “so a coworker of mine was sitting next to simmons’ table at a restaurant last night and he was loudly holding court w/bros on...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Bill Simmons Bask In Patriots’ Super Bowl Glory (Photo)

The New England Patriots’ most famous fans are basking in the glory of their team’s latest Super Bowl championship. The Patriots sent the region into a frenzy with a thrilling 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. As you might expect, the party commenced as soon as the final whistle blew, but it’d be hard to find a better party...
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Steven Tyler take fall for DeflateGate (Video)

With the DeflateGate investigation centering around a New England Patriots ballboy, several well-known celebrities posed as Pats fans to take the fall for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, claiming they were the "locker room guy" who let the air out of the footballs.The celebrities included actors Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski and Chris Evans, as well as Aerosmith lead singer...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Why would anyone want to play in Toronto?

A long time ago, I realized I couldn’t ever really be a journalist. I know, you’re probably reading this and mumbling “because you realized how awful your writing is?” HAHAHA YOU’RE HILARIOUS. While that’s certainly part of it, it’s more about my lack of objectivity. Mostly that I don’t have it. Like Bill Simmons, I […] The post Why would anyone want to play in...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons take a shot at another ESPN colleague – Could Simmons be suspended again?

Jason Whitney ESPN’s Bill Simmons may be in hot water yet again after taking a shot at colleague Ray Lewis. ESPN’s Bill Simmons took another shot at an ESPN employee   A couple of days ago, Lewis essentially said the New England Patriots were cheating and deserve to have an asterisk by their names.. Well, simply put, Simmons took umbrage with Ray Lewis’ notion that the...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons took a shot at ESPN colleague Ray Lewis' Deer Antler Super Bowl cheating

Bill Simmons takes a shot at ESPN colleague Ray Lewis' Deer Antler Super Bowl cheating.Go ahead, click the linked to pic. Is Ray Lewis at Media Day? I'd love to hear more of his thoughts on whether the Pats were cheating or not.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) January 27, 2015Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN executive VP John Walsh is retiring on February 1st

Big news out of Bristol – long-time ESPN executive vice president John Walsh is retiring on February 1st. John A. Walsh, one of @espn most influential architects, will retire February 1, 2015. End of an era indeed. #ESPN — James Andrew Miller (@JimMiller) January 22, 2015 Walsh is undoubtedly an important figure at ESPN, love him or hate him. He’s one of the biggest backers...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Billion-dollar franchises and your brain on empty calories: While We’re Waiting…

Another year, another disastrous ending to the Cleveland Browns’ season, and another offensive coordinator to blame for the team’s struggles. Let’s hope new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo lasts longer than a campaign for city council. Sweet Moses, do I see trendy culinary treats moving into right field? Yesterday, the Cleveland Indians announced that as part of their...
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January 22, 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...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Skip Bayless the most powerful man at ESPN?

It was Pitt the Elder who once said “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it” in the 18th century.  If Pitt the Elder were around today, he wouldn’t say those words about any dictator, president, or king.  No, they would be most appropriate to describe the way a 63 year old sportswriter has run amok at the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Does God Hate Cleveland? While We’re Waiting…

Another year, another disaster of a Browns season. It’s difficult to remember, but the Browns were 7-4 following a last-second victory over the Atlanta Falcons on November 23. A team can practically backwards somersault into the playoffs from 7-4! Instead, the Browns have gone a stupefying 0-4 since the Falcons victory, limping towards the December finish line yet again. Actually...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons amusingly censors himself on BS Report during Ray Rice conversation

Bill Simmons is never afraid to share opinions, and lately he has been in hot water with his employers in Bristol. ESPN has suspended Simmons three times throughout his tenure, including in September when the Sports Guy called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar when speaking to the Ray Rice suspension. On Monday’s BS Report, Simmons talked NFL lines with Cousin Sal. When The...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Twitter suspensions are ultimately pointless

When you were a kid, did your mom ever take away your favorite video game? Were you initially annoyed that your time with the game was taken away? Probably, but you eventually got over it and just threw on some other game or just relaxed and played Madden for a few hours, right? It’s hard not to see Twitter suspensions like that. We’ve seen them happen a lot in recent years,...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For No Real Reason

ESPN has been quick to send their journalists to vacations in recent months. We have seen this most recently with the always controversial Bill Simmons. But the “sports leader” took this to an entirely new level as it relates to baseball writer Keith Law. The following are a series of tweets that Deadspin compiled between Law and another ESPN personality, former MLB pitcher Curt...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: 'Tosh.0' shreds ESPN for stealing Web Redemption bit

On this week’s episode of Tosh.0, comedian Daniel Tosh destroyed ESPN, accusing the network of stealing his Web Redemption idea.  ESPN gave anthem singer Mark Donnelly, famous for tripping over carpet while singing O Canada at an NHL game earlier this year, a second chance (redemption if you will) at maintaining his balance and achieving success.  That didn’t go unnoticed...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN ombudsman exposes jarring beliefs about conflicts of interest inside Bristol

During his tenure as ESPN ombudsman, Robert Lipsyte has done a phenomenal job of pushing into some of the most controversial areas of the network (something sadly neglected by some previous ombudsmen: still waiting on that Craig James post, Poynter!). He’s looked at thorny issues such as Chris Broussard and Jason Collins, inconsistent discipline and Bill Simmons’ suspension over...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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