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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...
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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...
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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...
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8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the future of Grantland?

With the loss of Bill Simmons, his beloved baby, Grantland has been plugging along. ESPN named Chris Connolly, a former entertainment writer with Rolling Stone and ABC’s movie reporter, as the site’s interim editor-in-chief. When Simmons was in charge, he insulated the staff from the machinations at ESPN, allowed them to grow, allowed them to pursue just about any story they...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

LSU Basketball: LSU Signee Ben Simmons Jokes That Bill Simmons Is His Uncle In Hilarious Photo

LSU freshman forward Ben Simmons is bringing his No. 1 class of 2015 ranking and immense talents to Baton Rouge this fall. He also is taking his sense of humor.  Simmons attended the ESPYs last night and took a rather funny photo with former ESPN personality Bill Simmons. In his past writing, Bill had jokingly referred to Ben as his “illegitimate Australian son” but according...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Media Friday: What does future hold for Simmons, Olbermann, Cowherd?

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports media: ***** Awful Announcing asked sports media watchers (including yours truly) to speculate on landing spots for Bill Simmons, Keith Olberman, and Colin Cowherd. Here’s what I wrote on Simmons: It is interesting to note that the BS Report podcasts still are being featured on his Grantland site. Wherever he goes,...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO in talks with Bill Simmons about ‘multipart deal’

Bill Simmons is the biggest free agent in the sports media world, and it sounds like he has a potential new deal on his hands. The Hollywood Reporter published an article Wednesday about HBO’s future plans, and one thing they mention is how the network is in talks with Simmons, who is done with ESPN....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Simmons Is Leaving ESPN

ESPN sports columnist Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN, according to a report by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times. Simmons, who joined the network back in 2001, reportedly could not get to “terms” with ESPN president John Skipper.  BIll SImmons to leave ESPN, according to ESPN president John Skipper. “We weren’t going to get to the terms,” said Skipper. — Richard...
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May 08, 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

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