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Oral Histories are All the Rage and Need to Stop

I blame Bill Simmons and Grantland for many things including the current trend of smug, middle-aged, white men from New England telling everyone with whom they cross paths that their opinion is the most real and relevant.  344 more words

Politics

Twitter roasted Bill Simmons after he took a shot at one of his former writers

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons both baffled and ticked off the Internet with one simple tweet on Tuesday:

Jonah – we don't work together anymore, you can't just take my trade value idea/format and write it for another website.

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Bill Simmons Accused A Former Grantland Employee Of Stealing His Idea

Bill Simmons, the man who sabotaged Grantland and had a show on HBO loosely based on eating soup canceled after 17 episodes, decided to go to war with former colleague Jonah Keri over something so petty that it’s possible everyone is misinterpreting a joke. 312 more words

Sports

"The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy" by Bill Simmons Review

The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy

Author: Bill Simmons

Release Date: October 2009

Bill Simmons is an NBA super fan, and he set out to write the definitive Book of Basketball, settling arguments and ranking the top 96 players of all time. 750 more words

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"Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos" by Jonah Keri Review

Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos… 1,058 more words

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"Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood" by Mark Harris Review

Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

Author: Mark Harris

Release Date: January 2009

I’m embarrassed to admit something, but first some background info: My friends and family know I love movies. 756 more words

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"The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team" by Ben Lindbergh Review

The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team

Author: Ben Lindbergh

Release Date: May 2016… 340 more words

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