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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 09:04 pm
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Never watched it but I have to say I tired of his schtick somewhere around October 2004.



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I enjoyed it and the only sportsball I watch is football.

His last ep. had a bit about Hogan and the nWo

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He blows

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Ultimark wrote: He blows
This. I've never got the love for him. He's not very personable,  he's as big a sports homer as there has ever been, his website was pretty good but that was from all the others involved with it, not him. I have to admit, as much as I think ESPN stinks these days, to see how he burned his bridges and got all chesty going to HBO, it's pretty funny to me to see his fail this quickly..



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He became irrelevant when the opinion of Boston sports went from being charming to being a bunch of assholes.

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I haven't seen his HBO show since I cut the cord but did listen to (most of) his NFL season podcasts with "Cousin Sal". Usually pretty entertaining as Sal is funny as shit, but the Boston love and inside jokes between them and "Cousin Jimmy" (Kimmel) get old.  He's a guy who rails against the "establishment" when he's clearly part of it.



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I was a big fan of Bill Simmons during his ESPN Page 2 heyday, but he fell off. Part of the issue is he isn't the same guy he was in 2002 (he's married with kids now, he lives in LA instead of a Boston apartment, he has wider spread fame and visibility, tastes and priorities change). I don't blame him. I'm not the same guy as I was back then either in many ways. However, the changes in his life have made me less of a fan and he seems to feel constrained by the need to be the Boston Sports Guy which is in my opinion a big reason why he has all but stopped writing columns. The show had problems from the start and its failure was inevitable although the speed at which it occurred was a surprise. It will be interesting to see how his relationship with HBO develops going forward. Bill Simmons said all the right things in the aftermath, but has to be taking this pretty hard given his past reactions to setbacks. When and in what form I can't say, but I feel with certainty that he'll end up back with ESPN in some capacity within the decade.

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tamalie wrote: I was a big fan of Bill Simmons during his ESPN Page 2 heyday, but he fell off. Part of the issue is he isn't the same guy he was in 2002 (he's married with kids now, he lives in LA instead of a Boston apartment, he has wider spread fame and visibility, tastes and priorities change). I don't blame him. I'm not the same guy as I was back then either in many ways. However, the changes in his life have made me less of a fan and he seems to feel constrained by the need to be the Boston Sports Guy which is in my opinion a big reason why he has all but stopped writing columns. The show had problems from the start and its failure was inevitable although the speed at which it occurred was a surprise. It will be interesting to see how his relationship with HBO develops going forward. Bill Simmons said all the right things in the aftermath, but has to be taking this pretty hard given his past reactions to setbacks. When and in what form I can't say, but I feel with certainty that he'll end up back with ESPN in some capacity within the decade.I'll one up you and say he goes to Fox Sports, where all ESPN guys seem to.



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