41 Facts About Bill Simmons

1. Bill Simmons will continue to be fondly remembered by those who knew him.

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2. Bill Simmons was involved with the local Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Dixon Business Association and the Dixon Toastmaster where he had served as sergeant of arms and was even named Toastmaster of the Year.

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3. Bill Simmons provided the family with a small trailer, Davis said.

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4. In 1997, unable to get a newspaper job, Bill Simmons "badgered" Digital City Boston of AOL into giving him a column, and he started the web site BostonSportsGuy.

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5. Bill Simmons sounds ready to move on from Irving now, though, which certainly would be a bold move by the Celtics, who continue to be linked to New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis in trade rumors.

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6. Bill Simmons quickly ran through Anthony's resume, detailing how far he carried solid, but not spectacular Denver teams, that his best teammate was a late-career Chauncey Billups and that he finished in the Top 3 in MVP voting in 2013, while leading the league in scoring and carrying the New York Knicks to their best season in recent memory.

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7. On July 22, 2015, Bill Simmons signed a contract with HBO for $5 million that will begin in October.

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8. Bill Simmons has heard talk in the media business that podcasting is a bubble, with cutbacks by some companies in the industry, such as BuzzFeed and Panoply, signaling broader trouble.

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9. Bill Simmons says he is a fan of English Premier League soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, and he has had playful debates on soccer with previous ESPN colleague David Hirshey, a soccer columnist and a die-hard fan of Tottenham's fierce rival Arsenal.

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10. Bill Simmons is married to Kari Bill Simmons, mentioned only as "The Sports Gal" in his columns.

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11. Bill Simmons was upset that his explanation of ESPN's refusal to allow him into the league was edited out of a podcast.

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12. In July 2008, Bill Simmons announced that he would be taking 10 weeks off from writing columns for ESPN.

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13. Bill Simmons refused for most of the summer because he did not want to cut back on his columns and move to the West Coast away from his family and Boston teams.

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14. Bill Simmons served as the editor-in-chief of Grantland, a website owned by ESPN covering sports and pop culture that launched on June 8, 2011.

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15. In October 2007, it was announced that Bill Simmons joined the television series E:60 as a special contributor.

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16. On July 27, 2009, Bill Simmons announced his retirement from the magazine but continued to write for the Page 2 website.

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17. Bill Simmons decided to call his column "Sports Guy" since the site had a "Movie Guy.

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18. Bill Simmons is the founder and CEO of The Ringer, a sports and pop culture blog and podcast network launched in 2016.

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19. Bill Simmons lived on Adelynn's street The State Attorney's Office announced in December 2017 it would seek the death penalty against him.

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20. Bill Simmons said recently that Durant should stay in Golden State, where he could win five or six straight titles.

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21. Bill Simmons has given us many gambling theories over the years: "Don't bet against God and puppies", "Nobody Believes in Us" teams, and the Ewing Theory, to name a few.

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22. Bill Simmons has joined Morris Murdock Travel at 411 24th St W An experienced travel adviser with more than 15 years in the travel industry, Simmons helps customers plan their dream vacations.

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23. Bill Simmons predicted a Terry Rozier deal soon; could he be right?.

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24. Bill Simmons sat down with Cheddar's Tim Stenovec to discuss working with actor Hugh.

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25. Bill Simmons studies social movements a co-founder of 350 Maine, an offshoot of Bill McKibben's anti-carbon campaign group 350.

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26. Bill Simmons was singled out for his contributions He appeared along with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President Bill Clinton and led activity that helped to generate.

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27. Bill Simmons studies social movements Even those who have been actively involved in looking for solutions, like Bill Klotz, a co-founder of 350 Maine, an offshoot of Bill McKibben's anti-carbon campaign group 350.

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28. Bill Simmons experienced a range of emotions during Ian Kinsler's eventful base running.

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29. Bill Simmons is a devoted fan of Boston's teams including the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Boston Celtics.

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30. In September 2017, Bill Simmons voiced his support for Jemele Hill, who became involved in controversy after tweeting her personal views on Donald Trump.

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31. Bill Simmons has, at times, had a tense and public battle with ESPN about creative freedom and censorship.

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32. Bill Simmons called it "the best move I ever made" and said it was one of the best experiences of his life.

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33. Bill Simmons left Boston and moved to California on November 16, 2002 and began working in April 2003 as a comedy writer for the show.

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34. Bill Simmons announced the launch of his new website, The Ringer, on February 17, 2016.

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35. On July 22, 2015, Bill Simmons announced he had signed a new multi-platform deal with HBO starting in October 2015.

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36. Bill Simmons began writing a bi-weekly 800-word column for ESPN The Magazine in 2002 but convinced ESPN after three years to give him 1,200 words.

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37. Bill Simmons served as executive producer on the project until he left ESPN in 2015.

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38. Bill Simmons wrote a column per month for his page titled "Sports Guy's World.

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39. In the first sixteen months which Bill Simmons wrote for Page 2 the viewership doubled.

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40. Bill Simmons gained fame as "The Boston Sports Guy" which earned him a job offer from ESPN in 2001 to write three guest columns.

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41. Bill Simmons has created numerous internet memes, most notably the Ewing Theory and the Manning Face.

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