William John Simmons III, commonly known as Bill Simmons, is an American sports columnist, analyst, author, and podcaster.
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Simmons first gained attention with his website as "The Boston Sports Guy" and was recruited by ESPN in 2001.
ESPN is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.
Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
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At ESPN, he wrote for ESPN.com and hosted his own podcast on ESPN.com titled The B.S. Report.
The B.S. Report was an ESPN podcast, that occasionally touched on mature subjects, hosted by Bill Simmons.
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.
A fan, or fanatic, sometimes also termed afficionado or supporter, is a person who is enthusiastically devoted to something or somebody, such as a band, a sports team, a genre, a book, a movie or an entertainer.
Simmons also has created numerous internet memes, most notably the Ewing Theory and the Manning Face.
An Internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.
In 2015, ESPN announced that it would not renew Simmons's contract, which expired in September 2015.
Shortly thereafter, Simmons's online magazine Grantland, for which he served as editor-in-chief, was shut down by ESPN.
He began a new digital venture, The Ringer, which launched in June 2016.