ESPN ADDS DUTIES FOR BILL SIMMONS--PROGRAMMING ESPN
- "Bill Simmons, a/k/a "The Sports Guy," has signed a multi-year, big-bucks contract extension with ESPN, where he will continue in his role as ESPN.com's lead columnist and also have input in programming decisions for ESPN Original Entertainment.
Giving the outspoken Simmons input into programming decisions is a bold move by the network. In his columns, "The Sports Guy" frequently shares his opinions - oftentimes negative - of broad-casters and related sports programs.
"Hopefully, we're going to develop a couple of shows,'' Simmons said. "That I can't talk about yet. I'm more in the collaborative mix, helping out with ideas for shows, how to fix shows that aren't working, and stuff we're not doing [that we should be].""
- From the NY Post, 4/6/07, "Sports Guy Now Money Man," by Pat Reichart
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