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Bill Simmons  

Sports Columnist, Analyst, Author and Podcaster; Editor-in-Chief for, Host of "The Bill Simmons Podcast"

“The Sports Guy” Bill Simmons, is a columnist, author and podcaster whose prolific writings, rants and insights have become the voice for a generation of American sports fans.

Simmons is the Editor-in-Chief of, the sports and pop culture web site he created, which includes a mix of original columns, long-form features and blog posts by an accomplished and diverse lineup of the Internet’s leading writers and editors., which launched in June 2011, is also home to every Simmons column and podcast published on

A pioneer of sports writing on the Internet, Simmons is the most popular writer on, where his columns, podcasts and other content have been featured on the site’s Page 2: The Sports Guy’s World. With a signature style that reflects sports and pop-culture from the view of a deeply-engaged sports fan, Simmons’ informative and entertaining columns are read by millions each month, and his podcast, The B.S. Report, is the No. 1 sports podcast on iTunes, with more than 42 million downloads last year. He is also highly popular on Twitter, with more than 1.3 million followers.

Simmons is the author of the New York Times No. 1 best-selling book "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy," and "Now I Can Die In Peace: How The Sports Guy Found Salvation Thanks to the World Champion (Twice!) Red Sox."

Simmons also consults on original programs and projects for ESPN. He is a special contributor to ESPN’s newsmagazine "E:60," and he is an executive producer of ESPN’s critically acclaimed documentary series "30 for 30."

Simmons began writing for in 2001, and for seven years starting in 2002 he was the lead columnist for "ESPN The Magazine." Simmons also served as a writer for the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show on ABC from 2002 to 2004.

Before joining, Simmons hosted his own Web site,, which began as a page on AOL’s Digital City Boston in 1997. He has also written for the "Boston Herald" and "Boston Phoenix."

Simmons received a Masters Degree in Journalism from Boston University and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross. He lives in Los Angeles.


Bill Simmons unveils new site's name: The Ringer
Bill Simmons' new Grantland will be called The Ringer, and it will be populated by many ex-Grantland staffers. Simmons announced the website and a launch timeline on Wednesday morning. The Ringer will be "the exclusive home to all of Simmons' written material," according to his spokesman, while HBO will be his home on TV. It will start as an email newsletter in mid-March. The actual site "will debut sometime this late spring or early summer," the spokesman said.

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