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threw on his Beefsquatch costume and let everyone know “THIS IS ME NOW!”

Bill Simmons (formerly of Grantland) interviews President Obama for GQ.
posted by holmesian on Nov 17, 2015 - 39 comments

the end of Grantland

ESPN is suspending publication of Grantland, effective immediately. The ambitious website hosted writing from a long list of witty, intelligent contributors on sports and pop culture, including Rembert Browne, Katie Baker, Mark Harris, Molly Lambert, and Mark Lisanti. Grantland was launched by Bill Simmons, whose contract with ESPN was not renewed earlier this year after almost 15 years with the company after Simmons was publicly critical of ESPN and the NFL.
posted by everybody had matching towels on Oct 30, 2015 - 109 comments

ESPN Drops Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons -- ESPN columnist, creator of sports and pop culture site Grantland, co-creator of the documentary series 30 for 30, and perpetual pain in his corporate masters' asses -- has been unceremoniously let go by the Worldwide Leader. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 10, 2015 - 78 comments

Simmons is free.

Bill Simmons returns to ESPN today after a three-week suspension for calling Roger Goodell a liar. There's a lot of speculation over his next move.
posted by xowie on Oct 15, 2014 - 43 comments


Sports and pop culture junkies Bill Simmons and Rembert Browne visit the 2014 National Sports Collector's Convention.
posted by Ghostride The Whip on Aug 20, 2014 - 15 comments

all the young black sportswriters

Betrayal is what led to his defenestration from ESPN the last time around. Betrayal is why his best piece of writing never found the audience it deserved. And betrayal is at the heart of why the most prominent black sportswriter around is also the most hated sportswriter in the black community, and why, 10 months after Jason Whitlock first announced his new endeavor, a black sports and culture site that he'll run under the aegis of his old enemy ESPN, the project is still struggling to get off the ground.
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jun 13, 2014 - 21 comments

Bill Simmons' Big Score

Bill Simmons, Grantland boss and 30 for 30 executive producer, went from a little known Boston blogger to one of the most successful sports writers in the history of American media. Rolling Stone's Rob Tannenbaum took a deeper look at Simmons.
posted by reenum on May 1, 2014 - 14 comments

Thirty Errol Morris movies that can be streamed

Inside, please find a list of twenty-eight movies, TV episodes, and short subjects by Errol Morris and two movies about Errol Morris, all of which can be streamed, along with some short descriptions of their content. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 23, 2014 - 27 comments

The Playoff Eclipse Chronicles

The Playoff Eclipse Chronicles: Bill Simmons writes about the weekend at Staples
posted by Cloud King on May 22, 2012 - 29 comments

President Barack Obama on the B.S. Report podcast

Bill Simmons of ESPN and Grantland speaks to President Barack Obama about various sports topics on this week's B.S. Report podcast.
posted by MegoSteve on Mar 1, 2012 - 32 comments

Warning: something you have to care about sports to care about

Launching at 12:00PM ET today is Grantland.com, a new site from ESPN's Bill Simmons which will feature longer-form articles and a mix of sports and pop culture, with an impressive roster of contributors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman. The site takes its name from the legendary early-20th-century sportswriter Grantland Rice.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jun 8, 2011 - 40 comments

ESPN's Bill Simmons spent $9.95 on Shaquille O'Neal's Celebrity Birthday Roast pay-per-view so you won't have to.
posted by BarneyFifesBullet on Apr 18, 2002 - 3 comments

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