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Tony Romo: My back is as strong as it’s been in 3-4 years

While the last few years have been extremely frustrating for Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys and their fans, the quarterback has good news as it relates to the future. Speaking about his oft-injured back, he revealed encouraging news, via Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News: Tony Romo: My back is "as strong as it's been in 3-4 years. That's exciting...I'm able to do things...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons throws shot at Disney CEO

If it’s another Bill Simmons podcast, it must mean another angry diatribe. In the latest edition with writer Malcolm Gladwell, the two discuss the NFL’s move to Los Angeles. And in the course of conversation, the failed bid of Carson, CA came up and the name of Disney CEO Robert Iger. Disney owns ESPN and Iger was part of the Carson Stadium project which was going to house the...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Has Crazy Packers Story About One Direction’s Harry Styles (Audio)

Leave it to Bill Simmons to have a wild One Direction story. HBO’s media mogul recently recounted running into band member Harry Styles while at dinner following the GQ Man of the Year party on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” The event took place the same night as the Green Bay Packers’ miracle win over the Detroit Lions on “Thursday Night Football” where the Packers won...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Simmons Buys $7.5M Estate On Malibu’s ‘Billionaires’ Beach’

Bill Simmons is doing pretty well for himself since leaving ESPN. The former Grantland head inked a deal with HBO, where he will have a weekly TV show starting in 2016, and he debuted “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” The prominent TV sports personality also has cashed in on his recent career changes by buying a $7.5 million estate in Malibu, according to Variety. The house is on...
Via NESN.com
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons buys $7.5 million Malibu beach house

If you were worried about about Bill Simmons’ ability to make a living post ESPN, don’t as apparently he’s doing QUITE well. The recent HBO addition and budding podcast impresario, has purchased a beach house along Malibu’s Carbon Beach for a whopping $7.5 million. From Variety: Los Angeles County Tax records and other resources show the not-quite 1,500-square-foot, two...
Via Awful Announcing
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Awful Announcing
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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. (
Via NESN.com
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons is alive! TNT finds him at Clippers-Rockets

Bill Simmons is on his way out at ESPN.  And ever since John Skipper made the startling announcement on Friday, Simmons has gone stone silent. But have no fear, Bill Simmons is still alive and well.  Can it be just a coincidence that the TNT cameras centered in on him at Staples Center for Game 4 of the Clippers-Rockets series?  I mean, it’s not like Turner Sports – with...
Via Awful Announcing
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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