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More Cowbell? Oh yeah

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Cousin Jeffrey, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Since few of us have Sports Biz Daily links, here's the Deadspin link to the Bill Simmons' extension:

    It says his new four-year deal includes a new position helping develop shows.

    "Simmons is interested in developing sports documentaries, calling it "crazy that we've conceded sports documentaries to HBO." He has no plans to work on scripted shows, saying that ESPN has "too much of a conflict of interest because we have a deal with every league." "

    He's right on here, and one thing he's proved in his career is that he understands what the general public (at least in his demographic) like to watch and what they enjoy talking about. Good move for him and what the fuck, at least now he can't just whine about what he would do if he had the chance. Of course, when they don't listen to his ideas, then he'll just whine some more until his editors electrocute him...
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    As Leitch said on Deadspin, Simmons can't keep bitching about the suits at ESPN not letting him say what he really wants after signing this deal.
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