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Keith Olbermann Reveals What Forced Him To Leave Trump Tower

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.03.2016 | Sports

The story that splashed across the New York gossip pages was a juicy one: Keith Olbermann, a legendary jerk in broadcasting, refused to live in a buil...

The Evolution of the Sports Biography

Jason Williams | Posted 03.01.2016 | Sports
Jason Williams

Long before their athletic purists were wall to wall in our society, the interest around knowing the origins and the daily routines of our favorite sp...

President Obama Wants To Own An NBA Team

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.17.2015 | Sports

With a little more than a year left in the White House, President Barack Obama has started making plans for what comes next. Perhaps it should come as...

Bill Simmons Gets Obama's Thoughts On Presidential Regrets, A Digital White House And His Daughter's Dating Life

GQ | Benjamin Hart | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

There's the president of the United States, and then there’s the person who happens to be the President of the United States....

ESPN Is Wrong To Blame Grantland’s Death On Sean Fennessey Not Taking Job

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.09.2015 | Sports

It's been nothing but one blame game after another in the 10 days since the sports and pop culture site Grantland was shut down: Bill Simmons did X; E...

Bill Simmons Regrets Calling Goodell 'A Liar' On ESPN Podcast

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.05.2015 | Sports

For the first time since Grantland was shuttered last Friday, the site's founder and former editor-in-chief, Bill Simmons, talked extensively about it...

ESPN Closing Grantland Is The Dumbest 'Smart' Business Decision

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports

The inevitability of the executioner's ax can't be avoided, but in the case of ESPN and its now-defunct website Grantland, we were hoping it wouldn't ...

ESPN Is Shutting Down Grantland, 'Effective Immediately'

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

ESPN is shutting down popular sports site Grantland effective immediately, the company announced Friday in a statement posted on ESPN's site. The deci...

A Solo Bill Simmons Nets 4 million Podcast Downloads In Less Than A Month

DigiDay | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.23.2015 | Media

Bill Simmons’ podcast may no longer have the promotional muscle of ESPN behind it, but that doesn’t mean Simmons is struggling now that he’s on ...

Meltdown At Grantland

Vanity Fair | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.17.2015 | Media

In the five short months since ESPN president John Skipper bounced Grantland founder and boss Bill Simmons out of ESPN, many on the Grantland staff ha...

Four Leave ESPN's Grantland To Join Bill Simmons

Deadspin | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.12.2015 | Media

On the third episode of Bill Simmons’s podcast, Simmons had former Grantland movie critic Wesley Morris on. They talked about movies in a particular...

Bill Simmons Accuses ESPN Of Being An NFL Mouthpiece

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.01.2015 | Sports

To hear Bill Simmons tell it, what we really learned from Deflategate had nothing to do with Tom Brady's balls and everything to do with ESPN shilling...

Bill Simmons May Soon Launch 'New Grantland'

Vanity Fair | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.02.2015 | Sports

This spring, Bill Simmons, the affable and curmudgeonly sports writer turned sports impresario, found himself embroiled in exactly the sort of squabbl...

Bill Simmons Is Headed To HBO To Host A Talk Show

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports

Bill Simmons, perhaps the most famous voice in sports media, has agreed to a multi-year agreement with HBO, the network announced Wednesday in a press...

ESPN Tightens Its Belt As 3.2 Million Subscribers Vanish

Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.10.2015 | Media

Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes thr...

ESPN Confirms It Straight Up Blindsided Bill Simmons

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Sports

And It wasn't about the money.

Bill Simmons And The Patriots Nation Go To War With The World

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Sports

WAR!!!!

Bill Simmons Is Leaving ESPN

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 05.08.2015 | Sports

He is leaving the network.

Lena Dunham: 'I Don't Care What Conservative White Men Think About Me'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.16.2015 | Women

If conservative white men have a problem with Lena Dunham, she's not too worried about it. While chatting with Bill Simmons on "The B.S. Report" t...

Wild Stat of the Week: Rebuilding 'The Pyramid', Re-Visiting 'The Book of Basketball'

Andrew Wild | Posted 02.25.2015 | Sports
Andrew Wild

The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons should be considered the bible for basketball fans everywhere, and its crown jewel is The Pyramid, Simmons's idea for a new basketball Hall of Fame and his ranking of the 96 best players in basketball history.

LISTEN: Bill Simmons Mocks ESPN By Fake-Censoring Himself

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports

On his podcast Monday, Bill Simmons poked fun at ESPN, which suspended him for three weeks in September over comments he made about NFL commissioner R...

Bill Simmons Fires Back At 'Mike And Mike' As ESPN Stars Trade Insults

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports

ESPN's Bill Simmons will not sit quietly while being criticized by others at ESPN. In response to some harsh words from an ESPN colleague, Simmons wen...

Michael Rapaport: Bill Simmons Is Still 'Pro-ESPN' After His Suspension

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bill Simmons quietly returned to work at Grantland last week after serving a three-week suspension, the result of a rant against NFL commissioner Roge...

My Big Break: Stepping in for Bill Simmons

Lewis Krell | Posted 12.09.2014 | Sports
Lewis Krell

Being notable for your presence is one thing but being truly notable is when the absence of your presence is in and of itself notable. That is what has happened over the past three weeks with Bill Simmons' suspension.

REPORT: Nate Silver's Site 'A Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Media

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website launched with much fanfare back in March. Silver was seen as a new media sensation, someone prepared to upend th...