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Page 2 : Artest's induction ceremony — Congratulations to the Pacers. They just entered Bill Simmons' Hall of Fame for Jaw-Dropping TV Nights.

ESPN cultivates independent voices — ESPN is one of the largest sports media companies today, so why would it gamble on outside writers and help them develop their personal brands? It's simple - when you've got talented people like Bill Simmons and Nate Silver that are in line with your larger vision and you want to bring them into the fold, but they want to do their own thing, you make it work.

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. — 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?
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Nov 22, 2014

This in-game LeBron reaction to a terrible Dion Waiters 3 is hilarious. The Cavs need to hire a team psychiatrist.…

Nov 22, 2014

Please subscribe to our new weekly @Grantland33 newsletter - just needs an email address, that's it.

Nov 22, 2014

My NFL column hits Week 12 picks, Gronk vs. Watt, Peterson vs. Goodell & explains the concept of "LeBronks."…

Nov 21, 2014

I'm skeptical of KD coming back b4 XMas. History says - emphatically - that it's dumb to rush back from a broken foot. OKC isn't reckless.

Nov 21, 2014

OKC now 3-11. Need 48 wins for 8-seed, have to go 45-22 w/o Russ for 2 more weeks & KD for 4-6 more weeks. Just doesn't seem realistic.

Nov 21, 2014

The Body Language Doctor is mildly alarmed by the Cavs.

Nov 21, 2014

Who wins a Thunderdome match between Gronk and Watt? Can the NFL get even more hypocritical? My Week 12 picks column:

Nov 21, 2014

My Week 12 column should be up around 3pm ET. In the mean time, here's DeMaurice Smith skewering the NFL.…

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