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The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy — Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more* *Including even more footnotes! Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining hoops addict known to millions as's Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA.

Sports Guy Unplugged — June 14, 2000 - Real-Time Diary of Pedro-Roger III I had been writing "running diaries" ever since the BSG site launched in May of '97; my third column ever was a running diary of the '97 NBA Draft.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia — William J. "Bill" Simmons III (born September 25, 1969) is an American sports columnist, analyst, author, and podcaster. He currently is the Editor-in-Chief for, which is affiliated with He also contributes columns and podcasts to the website. He is a former writer for ESPN The Magazine and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Mr. Goodell Goes to Washington — Can we talk about Roger Goodell? Not Goodell's 39 percent approval rating, or his faceoffs with the players' union, the referees' union, reporters, Jerry Jones, or Jonathan Vilma. No, let's talk about Roger Goodell's dad. Senator Charles Goodell, a Republican from New York, was briefly and magnificently a '60s icon.

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 4 — BS: Bear Bryant's game-worn plaid jacket. (Rem - he's the guy who coached Forrest Gump.) RB: Duh, Bill. Because of Bear, Forrest got to meet JFK and then drink 15 free Dr Peppers and then tell JFK he had to pee. LIKE I DON'T KNOW WHO THE REAL BEAR BRYANT IS?

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 6 — RB: Just when you think you've seen David Jacoby at his giddiest, he stumbles on a 21 Jump Street box and hugs it tight and vows to never let go, all with the Kool-Aidiest of smiles.

None — BS: That's a Prince concert program from the late '80s. I don't know if the look on Rem's face is shock, awe, respect, horror, affection ... I just can't tell. RB: Fear. Jealousy. Friendship. RB: Really wanted to buy this Jimi Hendrix cardboard coat hanger. The greatest Christmas tree ornament I've ever seen.

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 2 — RB: Worst. Fraternity. Composite. Ever. BS: $2,450?? I'm against man-made memorabilia in all forms. BS: I'm against man-made memorabilia in all forms ... unless it's an autographed Cheers collage in which Woody and Danson both look like they're about to roofie your drink. Then I'm totally into it. Five hundred bucks?

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 5 — BS: In 2013, I didn't pull the trigger on this Fridge-hot dogs poster right away ... and someone else grabbed it. That's been haunting me for the past 12 months. So I went into 2014 saying to myself, "If you see something for the Grantland studio, DO NOT HESITATE!"

A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention — B ill Simmons: On the "My Favorite Annual Summer Traditions" scale, the National Sports Collectors Convention ranks somewhere between the Fourth of July and Sharknado for me. But after hitting four of the last five conventions and posting colossal photo essays from 2009 and 2011, I needed a different wrinkle for 2014.
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Oct 24, 2014

If Ned Yost had managed the Red Sox during the Pedro era, I'd be living in an insane asylum right now.

Oct 24, 2014

"If the NFL is genuinely concerned about fixing the issues that led to an admitted mistake, then they should be honest and forthright..."

Oct 24, 2014

PS - that's from this piece, headlined "Union: NFL, Ravens not cooperating" ---…

Oct 24, 2014

"We cannot accept public statements that call for transparency, candor and openness, and then not allow the investigators to do their jobs."

Oct 24, 2014

New Column: My Week 8 NFL picks.… ........ (THANKS AGAIN TO MY MAN @billbarnwell FOR HOLDING THE FORT!!!)

Oct 24, 2014

PS: I wrote a Week 8 NFL Picks column that's coming at the end of the afternoon...

Oct 24, 2014

FYI: We're replaying the Grantland Basketball Hour tonight on ESPN2 (130am), Saturday on ABC (2pm), and Monday on ESPN2 (8pm).

Oct 23, 2014

7pm ET ESPN - the premiere of the Grantland Basketball Hour with me, Jalen, JVG, Beadle, Zach Lowe and Doc Rivers. Here we go!

Oct 23, 2014

Here's a sneak peek at our Grantland Basketball Hour set. Lots and lots of eBay hours on display.…

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