Typically, Bill Simmons writing about the impending free agency of an NBA superstar wouldn't garner any more attention than any other column in the popular sportswriter's arsenal.
Grantland founder Bill Simmons is finally ready to unveil his next digital venture. This morning, he announced that his new sports and pop culture website will be called The Ringer.
Serial, a spinoff of the popular This American Life podcast, debuted in October 2014 to little fanfare but would go on to become the digital medium's first monster hit. Listeners became enthralled by host Sarah Koenig's deep dive into the 1999 true-crime case of Adnan Syed.
Five months after its founder Bill Simmons departed, ESPN has decided to shut down its sports and pop culture website, Grantland.
Grantland has been a popular media punching bag ever since ESPN decided to end its 14-year relationship with Bill Simmons in May. With several other recent high-profile departures, the narrative has been one of turmoil.
Bill Simmons has settled on his post-ESPN job: He'll be taking his talents to HBO. Simmons has signed a multiyear, multiplatform agreement with HBO, which includes a weekly series launching next year, the network announced. He will begin working for HBO in October after his ESPN deal has ended.
Grantland editor in chief Bill Simmons' profanity-laced rant about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may have placed him in hot water with his company, but the public is showing overwhelming support on social media for his statements. The hashtag #FreeSimmons began trending Thursday in support of the suspended sports journalist.