Bill Simmons is Out at ESPN...What Happens to Grantland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    TNT could really extend their NBA footprint with him. He has a pretty large cult like following.

    I wonder if he is going to try and take some of the writers with him. Should be a mess. Grantland will be dead within 18 months. They have no one like him to fill the content void and it will be even sooner if he takes any of the writers with him.
    If he takes Zac Lowe I'm done with Grantland
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIPTON BASH View Post
    If he takes Zac Lowe I'm done with Grantland
    Ditto those two are the only reason I read it.

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    While Zach Lowe is great but there is a lot more to Grantland than just him and Simmons. I like almost all of their writers with Jonah Keri and Andy Greenwald standing out.

    Grantland is a top 3 website for me so I really hope it continues much the same or Simmons creates something to fill the void.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    While Zach Lowe is great but there is a lot more to Grantland than just him and Simmons. I like almost all of their writers with Jonah Keri and Andy Greenwald standing out.

    Grantland is a top 3 website for me so I really hope it continues much the same or Simmons creates something to fill the void.
    Agreed. Greenwald might be the best TV critic out there. His recap of GOT is must read material every week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I hope the first show is dedicated to how the NFL influences editorial decisions at ESPN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIPTON BASH View Post
    I hope the first show is dedicated to how the NFL influences editorial decisions at ESPN.
    If you want fireworks wait till he goes on Carollas podcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    If you want fireworks wait till he goes on Carollas podcast.
    When is he due on there? I don't usually listen to Corrola's podcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    When is he due on there? I don't usually listen to Corrola's podcast.
    I listen to Carolla a lot. But he has soany and does it every weekday. So I can't listen to them all.

    But I think Carolla said a few weeks ago Bill would be on pretty soon after contract is over. It might be his first public appearance.

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    It seems Simmons made it back in the news today.

    Will Bill Simmons Launch His Own Site? | Vanity Fair

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    He needs to. And he needs a backer that can pay for the writers from Grantland to come join him if they want to.

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    His new podcast comes out tomorrow. The Bill Simmons Podcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    His new podcast comes out tomorrow. The Bill Simmons Podcast.
    Sponsored by underwear lol.

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    He's launching his own website.

    The Ringer

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    He also hired 3 Daily Show alumns to run his new HBO show.

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