Bill Simmons Apologizes To Everyone At ESPN For Bashing Everyone At ESPN
Jake ODonnell 10:12 am, June 09th, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter ran a lengthy interview with Bill Simmons on Tuesday, and as you would expect from any discussion with The Sports Guy, the topic of his former employer came up.
Talking to Bill Simmons without getting at least one stinging jab at ESPN is frowned upon in clickbait communities. Their feud is simply too fun to avoid.
“They’ve now gotten rid of everybody who is a little off the beaten path,” Simmons was quoted as saying.“Ask yourself this, ‘Who would work there that you respect right now?'”
Um, a couple people, namely, anyone who wants to make $2 million a year to bloviate about Kevin Durant's free agency across from Stephen A. Smith (his pal Skip leaves for Fox Sports 1 in August). But if your greater point is that "no one at ESPN is interesting," shit dude, that's harsh.
Simmons quickly realized how dickish he sounded in the interview and issued the following apology to his buddies still stuck on the mothership...
Bill Simmons -- a man who spends at a few hours per week talking into a microphone for his podcast -- saying he's bad at interviews is like Chris Berman saying he's bad at combing his hair so as to not look bald. Bill, homie, this is how you interview. It's not bad; you don't suck at it. You just say whatever the hell comes to your mind and deal with the repercussions later ok wait nevermind you do kinda suck at interviews come to think of it. Way to man up.