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I think the marriage between ESPN and Bill Simmons might need counseling

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Double Down, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    According to him, he handed in his NFL Picks column Thursday night, and ESPN spiked it. Nothing ran. Which he then mentioned on his personal blog. It's a mad, mad world, kids.


  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    He hasn't posted on his personal blog in nearly nine years, then uses it for that?

    Time for him to go full out war on ESPN. Stop pussying around.
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    He's been posting on his personal blog for about three or four months now. Only once or twice a month, but he's been posting old columns or stories, or occasional gripes against his employer.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Can we just bypass a counselor and go straight to a divorce lawyer, for the betterment of the kids?
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Can we jump down an item and go back to crucifying Wahb for making shit up?
  6. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I actually don't mind Simmons when he's not writing an exclusively Boston thing. He can be entertaining at times.
  7. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Haven't been up to date on the tensions betwixt ESPN and Simmons. We all have gripes about our employer, but what's the major malfunction?
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The "picks" thing just bores me to tears. Who gives a fig, no matter who you are, unless real money is on the line. The Sunday NFL shows kill an hour with it, but it's just dumb.
    The only one I actually look for is Lee Corso's Saturday morning pick. Great schtick (he picked TTech on Saturday and even fired off two guns) while wearing the mascot head. It's even better when he picks against the home crowd.
    As for Simmons? (yawn). Anyone know his contract status? Might ESPN figure Reilly alone will do?
  9. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    As I say when Michigan and Ohio State play,
    "Can they both lose?"
  10. times38

    times38 Member

    he's under contract until 2010.
  11. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I will say this in Simmons' defence: I took Kelenna Azubuike in my NBA pool on his advice. Very, very good pick in the 15th round.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA Kelenna Azubuike. Lord. Never thought I'd hear that name again.

    Except when I'm listening to my Shagari Alleyne rap.
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