William J. "Bill" Simmons III (born September 25, 1969) is an American sports columnist, analyst, author, and podcaster. Simmons first gained attention with his website as "The Boston Sports Guy" and was recruited by ESPN in 2001. At ESPN he wrote for ESPN.com and hosted his own podcast on ESPN.com titled The B.S. Report.
Simmons is known for a style of writing characterized by mixing sports knowledge and analysis, pop culture references, his non-sports-related personal life, and for being written from the viewpoint of a passionate sports fan. Simmons also has created numerous internet memes, most notably the Ewing Theory (though he claims he did not come up with the idea) and the Manning Face. On May 8, 2015, ESPN announced that it would not renew Simmons's contract, which expired in September 2015. Shortly thereafter, Simmons's online magazine, Grantland, launched on June 8, 2011, under affiliation of ESPN.com, for which he served as Editor-in-chief, was shut down by ESPN on October 31, 2015. On July 22, 2015, Simmons announced he had signed a new deal with HBO starting in October 2015. As part of this deal, he will host a weekly talk show to launch in 2016...
Quotes by Bill Simmons
First impressions matter more in basketball than in any other sport, and they can be savored only in person. Players can't hide behind pads or helmets, so we can stare at them, evaluate every move they make: running, jumping, walking, even ogling the cheerleaders. We can see every ripple and tattoo. If they're lazy, we can tell.
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