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post #31 of 1997
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 i dont watch espn other than live sporting events and some 30/30.

 

only thing I really watch outside of sports on espn is PTI (if I happen to get home early enough from the office).. MAYBE a 30/30 (watched the 1st set religious.. then just tailed off).. sometimes the grantland basketball hour

 

that's it

 

 

 

 

but I listen to the radio shows.. le batard and svp shows

post #32 of 1997
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could see fox sports handing him a boat load of money

between fox and NBC.. or any of these other new sports networks or whatever.. I could easily see them handing him boat load

they threw a ton of money at michelle beadle and a couple ex espn folk.. this could legit be a game changer for them
Yea. I think ESPN expects him to coming crawling back like Beadle.

Except Bill has a huge following and Beadle is straight trash with no talent laugh.gif
post #33 of 1997
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Originally Posted by DMan14 View Post

could see fox sports handing him a boat load of money

between fox and NBC.. or any of these other new sports networks or whatever.. I could easily see them handing him boat load

they threw a ton of money at michelle beadle and a couple ex espn folk.. this could legit be a game changer for them
Yea. I think ESPN expects him to coming crawling back like Beadle.

Except Bill has a huge following and Beadle is straight trash with no talent laugh.gif

Yeah...and that's the thing. Simmons doesn't need ESPN.
post #34 of 1997
Hollywood Prospectus podcast & 30 for 30 >>
post #35 of 1997

espn such a garbage organization. it's like a good ol boys network of soiled jockstraps

 

everything they touch they manage to rip the integrity out of and corrupt

 

power to simmons. he'll do fine without the meatheads at that network

post #36 of 1997
So he's gone from grantland and 30 for 30? Damn. Those are like the best things on espn besides Papi from Highly Questionable.
post #37 of 1997
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Originally Posted by JJs07 View Post

Yeah...and that's the thing. Simmons doesn't need ESPN.

See I wonder about this.

I like reading, I like good long form writing about a diverse range of subjects but how profitable is that?

From what I understand Grantland is a money losing operation, but ESPN underwrites this cost because of the increased prestige and brand loyality it brings to ESPN. How many other place could afford to lose money for a boutique website?


Websites I also enjoy like Vox, The Verge, they still engadge in click bate ish articles designed to juice page views.

Grantland doesn't pump out content to generate clicks it releases like 3-4 articles a day maybe?



I don't know I really like Grantland and Simmons so hopefully another media company gives him money to create something new, becuase im just not sure you can do it as an independant.
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post #38 of 1997
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Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh View Post

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Originally Posted by JJs07 View Post

Yeah...and that's the thing. Simmons doesn't need ESPN.

See I wonder about this.

I like reading, I like good long form writing about a diverse range of subjects but how profitable is that?

From what I understand Grantland is a money losing operation, but ESPN underwrites this cost because of the increased prestige and brand loyality it brings to ESPN. How many other place could afford to lose money for a boutique website?


Websites I also enjoy like Vox, The Verge, they still engadge in click bate ish articles designed to juice page views.

Grantland doesn't pump out content to generate clicks it releases like 3-4 articles a day maybe?



I don't know I really like Grantland and Simmons so hopefully another media company gives him money to create something new, becuase im just not sure you can do it as an independant.

I meant he doesn't need ESPN in that someone else will certainly scoop him up w/ the quickness (in comparison to others on the network). I don't think he'd do well independently, but he could be the face of a network due to how brilliant he is.

Vice, to me, makes a lot of sense.
post #39 of 1997

Bill hasn't been writing good columns for the better part of 3 years now. Not only has his insightful writing diminished, he has been unwatchable since ESPN goofed and put him on TV. Nobody wants to hear him verbally give Brad Stevens fellatio, or use every dead air moment to bash Kobe. We get it bro, you like the Celtics. Lets be honest, Lowe has been outshining Simmons for a while. I'm sure dude diddy bopped into Connecticut like he was going to come out like a made man and got the Joe Pesci treatment in Goodfellas. Syonara

post #40 of 1997
I just realized ESPN is firing Bill Simmons while building the cornball brother, uncle tom mothership, black neo conservative propaganda machine for Jason Whitlock. sick.giflaugh.gif
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post #41 of 1997
I wonder if Zach Lowe will be next man up for ESPN? One of the best basketball minds in the business. Not sure how he'd do on TV, but he's fantastic. Same w/ Jon Abrams.
post #42 of 1997
Simmons is trash.
post #43 of 1997
I hope he goes to HBO and does something similar to what John Oliver does but with sports.

Also just realized no more Cousin Sal. That podcast was my Monday routine during football season mean.gif
post #44 of 1997
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I hope he goes to HBO and does something similar to what John Oliver does but with sports.

Also just realized no more Cousin Sal. That podcast was my Monday routine during football season mean.gif

Now that would be pimp.gifpimp.gifpimp.gif
post #45 of 1997
he doesn't have the sense of humor to be like john oliver. he's better off just doing a real sports type show.
post #46 of 1997
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FOX and Yahoo have serious money and could swoop in but Yahoo has no real TV presence and FOX Sports is gasping for air. Bleacher Report and similar sites would have to promise him the moon to even get into the door. NBA TV could be an option but that limits him as he likes to get into all sports.

Remember, Turner owns Bleacher Report. He can do NBA TV easily. Problem is he's on the west coast and NBA TV is in Atlanta.

As for the ESPN entities he's attached to, they don't need him to keep churning out 30 For 30 docs. I'm not sure how much input he's even had on that lately. Also, it's very clear that ESPN wouldn't let him do certain subjects and he seemed to be a little irritated by that. Grantland is definitely going to fall apart. That's his deal and everything runs through him. All those writers are going to bail, either to the main site (Lowe, Barnwell, etc.) or to other entities. I don't see it lasting past next year.

Ultimately, this is all a good thing. A change of scenery for Bill is going to be awesome and I'm very curious to see where he lands. And, it's not going to be a new, independent site. He's definitely latching on to BR, SBNation (which is Vox), or something. He needs resources for what he likes to do.
post #47 of 1997
BR is a piece of **** site that's honestly not even worth his effort. He should just do Fox, NBC or the NBA channel and call it a day.
post #48 of 1997
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Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh View Post

I just realized ESPN is firing Bill Simmons while building the cornball brother, uncle tom mothership, black neo conservative propaganda machine for Jason Whitlock. sick.giflaugh.gif

**** is sad

Whitlock is terrible
post #49 of 1997
There's already talk of a lot the Grantland staff following him.

Their publisher also quit today.

Yeah. That site is done laugh.gif
post #50 of 1997
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Originally Posted by Bennyhinn View Post

There's already talk of a lot the Grantland staff following him.

Their publisher also quit today.

Yeah. That site is done laugh.gif
hmmm job openings you say nerd.gif
post #51 of 1997
Whitlock is straight trash,can barely stand to watch PTI when he's on sick.gif
post #52 of 1997
I like the Hollywood Prospectus pods as well as Jalen and Jacoby. Bill has been doing too much whining and has an ego. Espn wants to be the boss and keep their people in line. I'm sure Simmons will quickly find another spot but he won't get the exposure espn allows.
post #53 of 1997
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BR is a piece of **** site that's honestly not even worth his effort. He should just do Fox, NBC or the NBA channel and call it a day.

It's not nearly as bad as it used to be. They have legitimate writers now. It was all part of their shift after they got bought out. Turner brought legitimacy to the brand. Simmons would do fine there. Also, again, NBA TV and BR are owned by the same parent company, so going to "the NBA channel" is basically the same as going to BR. And he definitely shouldn't go to a network that doesn't have the NBA in any capacity (FOX and NBC). That's why I think he'll go to Bleacher Report.
post #54 of 1997
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BR is a piece of **** site that's honestly not even worth his effort. He should just do Fox, NBC or the NBA channel and call it a day.

It's not nearly as bad as it used to be. They have legitimate writers now. It was all part of their shift after they got bought out. Turner brought legitimacy to the brand. Simmons would do fine there. Also, again, NBA TV and BR are owned by the same parent company, so going to "the NBA channel" is basically the same as going to BR. And he definitely shouldn't go to a network that doesn't have the NBA in any capacity (FOX and NBC). That's why I think he'll go to Bleacher Report.
they've got a few established writers but trust me it's a piece of **** that's below Bill Simmons.
post #55 of 1997
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Originally Posted by Bennyhinn View Post

There's already talk of a lot the Grantland staff following him.

Their publisher also quit today.

Yeah. That site is done laugh.gif

 

 

dude just needs to take: Zach, jalen, jacoby and Juliet litman (does 'the right reasons' with jacoby)

post #56 of 1997
Andy Greenwald is the only pop culture writer I follow there. He does great TV reviews.

Rest of the pop culture stuff is too LA hipster for me. I could just drive to Silverlake for that laugh.gif
post #57 of 1997

listen to 'the right reasons' I don't even watch half the stuff they talk about.. but it's entertaining

 

started listening more because of Jacoby and them talking about mtvs challenges.. she also does a basketball related podcast which is entertaining 'nba after dark'

post #58 of 1997
GOOD
post #59 of 1997
Speaking of Whitlock, did anyone see the piece Deadspin did on him and his Black "Grantland" site? Oh man...DS is blocked here at work, and it's a LENGTHY read...but everything you think of Whitlock in a negative way, is probably true. His site is a trainwreck.
post #60 of 1997
So Simmons found out he got canned through twitter? Espn is ruthless...
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