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    Bill Simmons leaving ESPN and Grantland

    Wonder what he is going to do next. I'm sure plenty of outlets like deadspin, Fox, and CBS sports will want him. Going to be veeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyy interesting.

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/08/medi...spn/index.html

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    I thought he was staying with Grantland, I am now sad.

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    Just realized there was some discussion already in the NFL thread, didn't realize before I posted.

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    He found out on Twitter too, wasn't told:

    http://deadspin.com/espners-bill-sim...ter-1703112625

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    Fuck Bill Simmons

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    Eh I like him despite the homerism. Id argue that it helps him since he just goes ahead and owns it instead of trying and failing to hide it.
    I am sure he will and somewhere regardless so I am kinda worried about what will happen to Grantland. For a while its been the only thing worth reading on ESPN, especially with half of ESPN hidden behind Insider. He brought in a lot of talent which don't seem to fit with how the main hub of what ESPN is now.

    I am sure this will free up ESPN to give Berman more money to continue to not finish a coherent sentence for years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadKarma View Post
    Fuck Bill Simmons
    Wow you're more terrible than I originally thought

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    If he's looking for TV time and goes to Turner to do hoops stuff or Fs1 to a sports show I won't be too worried about Grantland. If he goes to Vice or Vox or something like that I worry there could be an exodus of talent.

    I was so fucking distraught at this news this morning. ESPN is such garbage

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    the holy trinity of sharp, shea, and rembert must stay in tact for the good of all mankind

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    When I was making my list of fav Grantland writers it finally dawned on me how much talent they have. Its absurd.

    Thus far Rem is only person I've seen talk about it on Twitter, saying it's sad and posting a pic of the site from 2011

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    Sorry Tyven, but Simmons was fucking terrible on TV. He is a great writer, he has good thoughtful takes when he has time to think about what he has to say. But if he has to think on the fly, he makes Jalen Rose sound smart.

    I now know where you get your Fuck the Spurs from now. Bill Simmons and his giant head hates the Spurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzyphizzle View Post
    the holy trinity of sharp, shea, and rembert must stay in tact for the good of all mankind
    Rembert Browne is a treasure.

    I've been reading Bill Simmons for however long he's been on ESPN. I think his style of writing has had a great influence on many, many aspiring writers, for better or worse. So I'll probably keep reading his work, wherever he goes. But I don't think I'll miss him on TV.

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    I think he's fine on TV. The preseason NBA power rankings were great and I watch the Grantland Basketball Hour.

    This will really suck if it demonstrably affects Grantland.

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    I could care less about his tv work but I probably read 3 or 4 Grantland articles a day. If the website suffers I'm gonna be a sad panda

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    Grantland has become the best pop-culture site on the interwebs and Simmons is the reason why. dude isn't that talented himself but he recognizes, fosters it, and organizes the whole shebang. terrible news

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    Simmons obviously leaving to properly grieve the incoming Brady suspension, may he rip in peace

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    dude's a fuckin retard anyway so who cares

    there, i said it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kisada View Post
    dude's a fuckin retard anyway so who cares

    there, i said it
    The man responsible for the website that gave us the Chappelle Show bracket can by definition not be an idiot. Check thyself foo

    http://grantland.com/features/a-batt...w-sketch-ever/

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    for real grantland has some great stuff and i would die if i weren't able to read zach lowe's articles anymore (not that he'd need gl to do it)

    i just have no use for simmons himself

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    Knowing the way ESPN does business, they re-upped all those guys before they made the decision on Simmons. That way he can't take an exodus of talent with him over the first year.

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