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Bill Simmons

  1. the industry
    Spotify Is Equally Responsible for the Royal Podcast FlopSure, everyone’s looking at Harry and Meghan, but it takes two parties to tango.
  2. review
    We’re Still Getting Woodstock ’99 WrongHBO’s Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage documentary feels drunk on chaos.
  3. a long talk
    Bill Simmons Just Wants to WinThat’s why he sold The Ringer to Spotify and the man who may be “Steve Jobs for audio.”
  4. spotify
    Spotify Is Buying Bill Simmons’s the RingerWill a sports-podcast boom follow?
  5. podcasts
    Larry Wilmore Is Taking His Talents to Podcasting With Black on the AirThe first episode is slated to drop this Thursday.
  6. cancellations
    HBO Gives Up on Bill Simmons’s Any Given WednesdayNo more Wednesdays given.
  7. Bill Hader Talks ‘SNL,’ Panic Attacks, and His Upcoming HBO Show on ‘Any […]Here’s a fun clip from HBO’s new series Any Given Wednesday, where two Bills – host Simmons and guest Hader – chat about everything from what […]
  8. bless his heart
    Ben Affleck Blows a Fuse on Any Given WednesdayGood f*cking thing he was on HBO.
  9. bill simmons
    Simmons’s HBO Show Gets a Title and Release DateAny Given Wednesday will debut June 22 on HBO.
  10. game of thrones
    HBO Announces Game of Thrones Recap ShowAs part of Bill Simmons’s deal with HBO.
  11. the sports section
    If You Thought Bill Simmons Was Mad at ESPN Before, You Ain’t Seen Nothing YetHis site might have a “public editor” devoted to the network.
  12. the sports section
    Bill Simmons to Launch His Grantland Follow-up, the RingerAnother piece of his post-ESPN plans comes into focus.
  13. the sports section
    Obama Compares Himself to Aaron RodgersThe Sports Guy interviewed the president for the GQ Men of the Year issue.
  14. the sports section
    Bill Simmons Thinks the NFL Had a Role in His Ousting at ESPNSo he told Mike Francesa today.
  15. the sports guy
    Bill Simmons Signs With HBOHe’s taking his talents to premium cable.
  16. You’ve Reportedly Heard Your Last ‘B.S. Report’ EverSports Illustrated reports that Bill Simmons won’t appear on any ESPN platforms before his contract ends.
  17. media
    Bill Simmons Is Leaving ESPNESPN president announces, “I’ve decided that I’m not going to renew his contract.”
  18. Larry David and Bill Simmons Talk ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ and […]“I think the thing about finales is everybody writes their own finale in their head, whereas if they just tune in during the week to a normal […]
  19. Lorne Michaels Talks All Things ‘SNL’ with Bill Simmons“The joke I used to do is I’d say ‘You know, there will be a time when I realize that it can’t be as good as it used to be, and that I don’t […]
  20. media
    Bill Simmons Is Now Beefing With His Fellow ESPN Stars in PublicA Twitter rant from the recently reinstated Grantland editor and columnist.
  21. media
    Bill Simmons Is Back. Here’s How He Spent His Suspension From ESPN.According to Instagram.
  22. media
    ESPN Sick of Simmons Signature Bad-Boy AttitudeThe network explains its punishment.
  23. the sports section
    ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons for Criticizing NFL Commissioner Roger GoodellIn ESPN’s defense, he dared them to do it.
  24. blog-stained wretches
    Nate Silver Interview: The New FiveThirtyEightThe site debuts on Monday, but the numbers whiz is only 75 percent ready.
  25. watch
    Lena Dunham on Jezebel’s Vogue Photo Stunt: ‘It Felt Gross’She can’t enjoy the site anymore.
  26. Robert Smigel Talks About How Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Got That Accent Former SNL and Late Night With Conan O’Brien writer Robert Smigel sat down with Bill Simmons over at Grantland to talk about the origins of […]
  27. Crime Scenes
    El Wingador Busted For CokeThere’s no Buffalo wing eating contest where he’s going.
  28. daily lintel
    President Obama Knew About Jeremy Lin Before Anyone Else in the WorldWe find this claim to be highly suspect. 
  29. Video Feed
    Kobe Can’t Cook, But He Likes to Look!The final shot makes us wonder just how long has the Laker been on this imaginary flight.
  30. media
    Tommy Craggs, Tom Scocca Talk Deadspin, Grantland, and Pink GorillasTommy Craggs and Tom Scocca, together as part of the major brain trust at Deadspin, aim their sniper rifles directly at Bill Simmons’s Grantland.com, which launches tomorrow.
  31. grantland
    Bill Simmons’s Site, Grantland, Publishes Two Preview Stories — and One’s About the KnicksKatie Baker on being a Knicks fan.
  32. internet-stained wretches
    Bill Simmons’s New Site Gets a Name — Grantland — and a Launch DateIn which we explain the name.
  33. internet-stained wretches
    ESPN Gives Bill Simmons His Very Own Sports and Pop-Culture SiteHe stole our Lane Brown!
  34. off days
    The Worst Day in Sports (and the ESPYs) Is Finally Behind UsSave us from the ESPYs.
  35. chat room
    Bill Simmons, ‘the Sports Guy,’ Saw Talkshowgate Coming, and Now He’s Got Advice for ConanThe ESPN columnist called this whole debacle back in March. So maybe he should change his name to “The Talk Show Guy.”
  36. late shifting
    Rumor Mill: Is Next Week Conan’s Last As Host of the Tonight Show?That’s the rumor that ESPN’s Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, is spreading.
  37. vulture reading room
    The Vulture Reading Room Says Good-bye to Bill SimmonsAnd to awesome invented terms like the “Last Great White American Player Syndrome.”
  38. the sports guy
    Vulture Reading Room: Hoops Junkies Discuss Bill Simmons’s Basketball BookDissecting the Sports Guy’s magnum opus.
  39. bill simmons
    A Conversation With Bill Simmons (Part Three)Bill Simmons talks about the Knicks, his book, and his future.
  40. bill simmons
    A Conversation With Bill Simmons (Part Two)ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons talks about his new book, ‘The Book of Basketball.’
  41. bill simmons
    A Conversation With Bill Simmons (Part One)The first of a three-part interview with ESPN’s Bill Simmons.
  42. the gregarious raconteur
    The JackO Anxiety Index: A Chart-Based Representation of the Yankees’ Regular SeasonThe ups and downs of the season through the eyes of Bill Simmons’s friend and regular podcast guest, JackO.
  43. surprising corporate moments
    You Should Probably Start Watching That 30 for 30 Show TonightESPN’s ‘30 for 30’ series, beginning tonight, is a lot better than you think it is.
  44. mad men
    Jon Hamm Talks Emmys, Mad Men Season Three, and The Wire With the Sports Guy“If I win two Emmys, which I’m not going to, it will be just another thing I have in common with Kathy Griffin.”
  45. press-box confidential
    ESPN Pretty Much Making Its Policies Up As It Goes AlongIf the network doesn’t break a story, might it still be true? Plus, the battle for top dog on their Website, in this week’s look at the sporting press.
  46. apropos of nothing
    Who Belongs on Mount Rapmore?In the past week or so ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons — “The Sports Guy,” a massively popular columnist who’s ostensibly a sportswriter but would better be described as the National Commissioner of Bar Arguments — has started writing about “Mount Rapmore,” a hypothetical rap version of Mount… well, yes.