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Grantland

William J. "Bill" Simmons III (born September 25, 1969) is a sports columnist, author, and podcaster. He currently writes columns and hosts podcasts for Grantland.com, which is affiliated with ESPN.com. He is a former writer for ESPN The Magazine and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Nicknamed The Sports Guy, formerly The Boston Sports Guy, Simmons gained the attention of ESPN with his web site, BostonSportsGuy.com which earned him a job offer in 2001.

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Grantland - Personal Life
... 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 ...
Grantland Rice Bowl
... The Grantland Rice Bowl was an annual college football bowl game in NCAA's College Division, for smaller universities and colleges ... The game was named for Grantland Rice, an early 20th century American sportswriter known for his elegant prose ... The Grantland Rice Bowl became a national semifinal in Division II it was played in 1976 in Fargo, North Dakota, and in Anniston, Alabama in 1977 ...
Grantland Rice - Legacy
... in journalism, an anonymous donor contributed $50,000 to establish the Grantland Rice Fellowship in Journalism with the New York Community Trust ... In 1954, the Football Writers Association established the Grantland Rice Memorial Award, given annually to an outstanding college player selected by the group ... The Grantland Rice Bowl, an annual college football bowl game held from 1964–1977, was named in his honor, as was the Grantland Rice Award given to the winner ...
Bill Simmons - Life and Career - Grantland.com
... Simmons also serves as the editor-in-chief of Grantland.com, a website owned by ESPN covering sports and pop culture that launched on June 8, 2011 ... The website's name is a reference to deceased sportswriter Grantland Rice, though it was reportedly not Simmons' choice for the name ... had previously reported in 2010 that Simmons was working on a "top secret editorial project." Grantland.com features articles and podcasts from Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell, Chuck Klosterman, Dave Eggers ...
Grantland Rice Trophy
... The Grantland Rice Trophy is an annual award presented in the United States since 1954 to the college football team adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to be "national ... Beginning in 2002, the FWAA also began issuing a national poll to go along with the Grantland Rice Trophy ...