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Old 05-08-2015, 10:44 AM   #256
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:41 PM   #257
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Simmons is leaving.
From what I'm reading, ESPN is choosing not to renew his contract(and that he found out about it on twitter).

I will never understand the hate some people have for this guy. I always liked his column, his Book of Basketball is damn near my basketball bible, and he basically created 30 for 30 and Grantland.

I hope someone else gives him a good deal.
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From what I'm reading, ESPN is choosing not to renew his contract(and that he found out about it on twitter).
Thats their way of saying they couldn't reach a deal. Big gap in the money offered/sought.
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Thats their way of saying they couldn't reach a deal. Big gap in the money offered/sought.
New York Times says the gap is more than just money, though I don't think it says what exactly it is.
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From what I'm reading, ESPN is choosing not to renew his contract(and that he found out about it on twitter).

I will never understand the hate some people have for this guy. I always liked his column, his Book of Basketball is damn near my basketball bible, and he basically created 30 for 30 and Grantland.

I hope someone else gives him a good deal.
Bill Simmons has as much knowledge about basketball as my dog's taint. And I don't have a dog.

He went from the everyman's sports writer... a fan with a voice... to being a pompous asshat who somehow believed that his voice made him some kind of authority figure on things.

He is as despicable as it comes, and I use his Book of Basketball to wipe my ass (when I'm all out of Mercy)


He did give us Grantland (and thus an actually knowledgeable basketball writer in Zach Lowe), and helped give us 30 for 30... so there that... but as an individual he's just the absolute worst.


That, uh... that would be a little taste at why at least one person can't stand him.

And I used to be a big fan of his. But god he turned into such an insufferable little prick once he got a little taste of power
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As I saw someone put it: he became the antithesis of his original voice.


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A tad more eloquent way of saying what I was trying to say
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R.I.P Grantland.
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Fuck Grantland.
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I feel like this was inevitable, but I'm really bummed out about it, all the same.
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Sad to see this happen, but many of the best writers had already abandoned ship either to follow Simmons or go elsewhere. Looking forward to see what he has in store next.

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On the same day ESPN canned Grantland, Stephen A Smith hosted SportsCenter. Says all you need to know.

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