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BILL SIMMONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Did Magic Johnson Take a Shot at Bill Simmons?

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Via The Kevin Burke Project
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons finally has his sanctuary in the Grantland Basketball Hour

Within the first two minutes of the Grantland Basketball Hour, legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross voiced over an animation of Kevin Love coming to Cleveland and the show had “rented” John Tesh’s Roundball Rock.  Freed from the shackles of ESPN NBA Countdown and back from his three-week suspension, the Grantland Basketball Hour is Bill Simmons’ personal television playground...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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
14 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
15 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
18 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons appears to be enjoying his suspension

Bill Simmons’ three-week suspension from ESPN for his comments about Roger Goodell and for daring the company to suspend him encompasses all social media. That meant no Twitter, no Facebook, and we’re guessing no Instagram. But if you’re going to bend the rules, this is how to do it. Hope The Sports Guy is enjoying […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michelle Beadle defends Bill Simmons after suspension

Bill Simmons’ three week suspension at ESPN has undoubtedly led to a variety of reactions behind the scenes in Bristol.  ESPN Book author Jim Miller called it a “civil war” with the polarization of responses to the Simmons suspension.  There are some that feel as though he got what he deserved… and there are others that are likely feeling he’s being treated unfairly....
Via Awful Announcing
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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