Bill Simmons

William J. "Bill" Simmons III (born September 25, 1969) is an American sports columnist, analyst, author, and podcaster. He currently is the Editor-in-Chief for, which is affiliated with He also contributes columns and podcasts to the website. He is a former writer for ESPN The Magazine and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Nicknamed The Sports Guy, formerly The Boston Sports Guy, Simmons gained the attention of ESPN with his web site,, which earned him a job offer in 2001.Since joining ESPN in 2001, in addition to writing for, he has also hosted his own podcast on titled The B.S.
Posts about Bill Simmons
  • Are Podcasts the Next Big Thing for Sponsored Content?

    … storytelling medium. As more people get into the podcasting experience through popular programs like “Serial,” “This American Life,” and Bill Simmons’s “B.S. Report,” it’s worth asking the question: Could podcasts be the next big territory for sponsored content? Podcasts Can Deliver Exciting Sponsored Stories—But Few Do It “When you hear a 5by5 host talking…

    Celine Roque/ The Content Strategistin Content- 34 readers -
  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    … said it was going to take a year or two before really taking off. Friends in the media business said it was going to take a while, too. I somehow thought that we were special, but we weren’t. But we really feel like we’re hitting on more cylinders now: We have very in-depth coverage of the midterm elections, great coverage of Peyton Manning, great…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 9 readers -
  • The NFL’s Treatment of Domestic Abuse: Three PR Failures and One PR Success

    … financial interest in the NFL’s success. And then they suspended Bill Simmons and changed the narrative. Bill Simmons is one of ESPN’s most popular columnists and personalities, reportedly making more than $3 million in salary annually from the network. He also has been one of the most prominent NFL critics on the network. Last week, he was suspended…

    Jim Dougherty/ Vocus Blog- 7 readers -
  • Through the Google lens: search trends September 19-25

    … at Fenway against his archrivals, the Boston Red Sox. Though neither the Yankees nor the Sox made this season’s playoffs, anticipation for Jeter’s farewell at-bat was already high. But last night, after giving baseball fans so many memorable moments over the years, he gave us one more. In his final game at Yankee Stadium, Jeter’s ninth-inning walk-off…

    Emily Wood/ The Official Google Blogin Google- 5 readers -
  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    … firm Crimson Hexagon. (There have also been a few Simmons haters calling for ESPN to #FireSimmons. But that hashtag and the words “fire Simmons” have generated only 66 tweets.) “Clearly a lot of people do follow Simmons and agree with his position,” said Kirk Wakefield, a professor at Baylor University who specializes in sports marketing. “So he…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 3 readers -
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