Being a Boston sports fan, I love Bill Simmons’ sometimes one-sided views on the sports world. Over the last couple of weeks his articles have shown up few and far between. Now we know the reason why. Deadspin contacted “The Sports Guy” and it seems like he and ESPN are not exactly on the same page.
“Yes, I still work for ESPN. No, I’m not writing for ESPN.com as much ï¿½ my choice, not theirs. That’s just the way it will be from now on, unfortunately. I’d have more to say, but I’d end up being profane and I don’t want to offend Buzz Bissinger.”
“I still love writing my column and only re-signed last year because I really did believe that we had hashed out all the behind the scenes bullshit and come to some sort of agreement on creative lines, media criticism rules, the promotion of the column and everything else on ESPN.com. Within a few months, all of those things changed and certain promises were not kept. It’s as simple as that.”
Unfortunately, his deal expires in 2010. So I guess the only thing that can fill the void will be to read his archived material on ESPN.com and re-read my unautographed copy of “Now I Can Die in Peace.”