Bill SimmonsWilliam John Simmons III (born September 25, 1969), is an American sports writer, sports analyst, author, and podcaster. Simmons first gained attention with his website as "The Boston Sports Guy" and was recruited by ESPN in 2001, where he eventually operated the website ''Grantland'' and worked until 2015. At ESPN, he wrote for ESPN.com, hosted his own podcast on ESPN.com titled ''The B.S. Report'', and was an analyst for two years on ''NBA Countdown''.
After departing ESPN in 2015, he founded ''The Ringer'', a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, in 2016 and serves as its CEO. He hosted ''Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons'' on HBO for one season in 2016. At ''The Ringer'', he hosts ''The Bill Simmons Podcast''.
Simmons is known for a style of writing characterized by mixing sports knowledge and analysis, pop culture references, his non-sports-related personal life, and for being written from the viewpoint of a passionate sports fan. Provided by Wikipedia
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