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 Grantland.com, which is affiliated with ESPN.com. 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, BostonSportsGuy.com, which earned him a job offer in 2001.Since joining ESPN in 2001, in addition to writing for ESPN.com, he has also hosted his own podcast on ESPN.com 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- 39 readers -
  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    …. The premiere entry, the 17-minute featurette “The Man vs. The Machine,” examines the 1997 face-off between world chess champ Gary Kasparov and IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer, a topic Silver previously explored in his 2012 book “The Signal and the Noise.” Future episodes will tackle female software pioneer Grace Hopper, a math-driven basketball training…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 13 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- 17 readers -
  • Through the Google lens: search trends September 19-25

    … the league’s issues with domestic violence. Then, on Monday, prominent sportswriter Bill Simmons was suspended for three weeks by ESPN after he called Goodell a liar in his podcast “The B.S. Report.” Simmons is prohibited from tweeting or other public communications until October 15, but Sports Guy supporters took to the web on his behalf, fighting…

    Emily Wood/ The Official Google Blogin Google- 11 readers -
  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    … with brand-name political journalist Nate Silver, recruiting him away from The New York Times. But not even Silver has the name recognition Simmons does. There’s a module on ESPN.com’s homepage that reads “BILL SIMMONS PRESENTS GRANTLAND.” What a post-Simmons Grantland would look like is unclear. While ESPN owns the site outright, it’s uncertain what…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 9 readers -
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