Simmons is married to Kari Simmons (née Crichton), mentioned only as "The Sports Gal" in his columns. They have two children together, daughter Zoe Simmons (born May 2, 2005) and son, Benjamin Oakley Simmons (initials being BOS, a supposed hat tip to Simmons' hometown Boston) (born October 30, 2007; called "The CEO" by Simmons and his wife). His father, William Simmons (born November 27, 1947), is also referred to as "The Sports Dad" and was the superintendent of schools in Easton, Massachusetts, for more than 30 years.
Simmons is a devoted fan of Boston's teams including Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Boston Celtics. He was a longtime fan of the Boston Bruins and the NHL, but claims that their poor management led to his completely losing interest in them until the 2008 playoffs. He is also a Los Angeles Clippers season ticket holder and most recently, due to the NBA lockout, the Los Angeles Kings. He also claims to be a fan of the English Premier League soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, and he has had playful debates on soccer with ESPN colleague David Hirshey, a soccer columnist and a die-hard fan of Tottenham's fierce rivals Arsenal F.C.
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