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Bill Simmons's cult following was not enough to save his HBO show

After only four months on the air, Bill Simmons’s weekly HBO talk show is dead in the water.

HBO announced today that it has canceled Simmons’s  345 more words

Why I don't gamble on sports, ep. 37

I don’t shy away from writing about sports wagering. I think it should be legal, and I expect it will be as soon as the major sports leagues want it to be legal, which I suspect they will sooner rather than later. 240 more words

ALDLAND

Class Presentation: The Ringer

For my source, I have chosen to focus on Bill Simmons’sThe Ringer. First I will talk about the now defunct Grantland, Bill Simmons’s old ESPN offshoot. 398 more words

Media

Lies, damned lies and statistics

It’s been a while since the end. Grantland went off the air* (webz) at the end of October. Grantland was a special place for me. We all have our separate pathways on the web, the courses we chart every day when we log on. 1,202 more words

Sports

Why I chose to become a Journalist

To many, journalism is a dying field, and to others, it is becoming more and more of a joke everyday. Loved ones ask, “why would you want to be a journalist?” as if it is some kind of death sentence. 456 more words

Overtime: On Grantland and The Ringer

By Jack McLoone 

As I wrote in my “From the Desk” last semester, I was deeply in love with Grantland, and was stunned and upset to see it go. 816 more words

Sports

The M&M Report: The Bill Simmons Empire

Devin and I have long been obsessed with Bill Simmons, his various websites, his similarly titled podcasts and now his curious HBO TV show. On this episode of The M&M Report, we sort out our complicated feelings about all of those elements of Simmons’ wide reach. 39 more words

Television