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buried in that hbo story i linked to is a pretty good scenario for the next home for the most popular sportswriter/podcaster/tvhost/documentarian bill simmons who was recently fired from espn. hbo is a time warner property. he could have a weekly show there and curate a documentary series as he did at espn. time warner also broadcasts baseball on tbs and basketball on tnt which would greatly appeal to him and they own a popular sports but still raw site called bleacher report. his columns and podcasts would bring some welcome traffic and credibility as the site is built on the back of amateur writer enthusiasts. that actually fits well with simmons brand as he ushered in the era of columnist as fan subjectivity. whether he would try to recreate his grantland project, a sports-pop culture amalgam is another question to ponder. are you pondering?

- dave 6-17-2015 4:57 pm [link] [1 comment]