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  1. No Escape From New York

    Bill Simmons

    This wasn't one of our happier years at the "You Can Absolutely Win a Title If Carmelo Anthony Is Your Best Player" Fan Club headquarters. Our man missed the 2014 playoffs in the rancid Eastern Conference, then received a rude comeuppa...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. 24 Lingering Questions From the NBA Finals

    Bill Simmons

    Leave it to the San Antonio Spurs. Just one day after celebrating one of the most emotional title clinchers in NBA history, the "Ozymandias" episode of the Duncan-Pop era was rendered irrelevant by America's first World Cup game....

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  3. The Legacy of Game 6

    Bill Simmons

    You know when people are witnessing something historic, then claim they never realized the importance until after the fact? With Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, you knew. You knew the entire time. The first 47 minutes and 31.8 seconds had already earn...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  4. The NBA Self-Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Greetings from Miami, Florida, the gorgeous home of South Beach, LeBron and Wade, Pat Riley and the Miami Mafia, David Caruso's sunglasses, the strongest coffee in America, Crockett and Tubbs (both semi-retired), my media nemesis Papi Le Ba...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. Simmons on the Road: It’s All on LeBron

    Bill Simmons

    Greetings from Indiana, the home of Larry Legend, Jimmy Chitwood, St. Elmo's, the Indy 500 and a relentlessly confusing Pacers team. Two years ago, Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl and exceeded everyone's expectations (including...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  6. What If This Is OKC’s Last Shot?

    Bill Simmons

    There's a poignant moment in Jonathan Abrams's oral history about the 2002 Kings, right after the section covering their gut-wrenching Game 7 defeat, when a Sacramento employee named Devin Blankenship remembers his coworkers consoling ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. B.S. Report: Seven-Year Anniversary Special!

    Bill Simmons

    In the first of a three-part podcast extravaganza, Bill Barnwell joins the show to give his thoughts on the 2014 NFL draft, and then Bill Simmons's dad comes on to talk Patriots and Bruins. Listen to the podcast here. In Part 2 of 3, Zach Lowe...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  8. Sterling’s Fold

    Bill Simmons

    I dressed in black for Game 5 of the Clippers-Warriors series. I wasn't alone. More than 40 percent of the fans wore black T-shirts, black blouses, black dresses, black everything. The cheerleaders wore skimpy black outfit...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  9. 33 Burning Questions From Round 1

    Bill Simmons

    Now THIS is a Round 1, my friends. Do you realize road teams have won 10 of 19 playoff games so far? Do you realize we've had 297 officiating controversies already? Do you realize three 50-win coaches are in real danger of getting canned wi...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  10. The World’s Most Exclusive Club

    Bill Simmons

    There's a great scene in North Dallas Forty, from all the way back in 1979, when the owner of a fictional football team is watching practice with business associates. He worries aloud about his team's playoff chances, so one of them respond...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Fixing the NBA Playoffs

    Bill Simmons

    I didn't write an NBA Bag on Thursday because I knew David Letterman was stepping down. I wrote an NBA Bag because I've been doing mailbags ever since I started writing this column in 1997 ...; and only because I loved Letterman&#...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  12. NBA Bag: Figuring Out the Ever-Changing, Pick-Swapping 2014 Draft...

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We're taking next Wednesday off from the NBA Bag, then writing three more for the Triangle on April 2, April 9 and April 16 (last day of the regular season). We might keep it going through the playoffs if the questions are go...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  13. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons talks to Grantland's Zach Lowe about the 2014 Sloan Conference and how the NBA's Western Conference playoff race is shaping up. Listen to the podcast here. (And find Part 1 of Monday's podcast, Bill with Wesley Morris on ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  14. Bill Simmons on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Simmons

    Before he makes his playoff picks, the Sports Guy lists 10 things that added to his ongoing NFL education.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  15. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Grantland's Zach Lowe take a look at the NBA playoff contenders, then break down the Luol Deng trade and what it means for the Bulls. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts p...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  16. B.S. Report: Cousin Sal and Aaron Schatz

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal discuss Round 1 of the NFL playoffs, then Football Outsiders's Aaron Schatz joins the show to break down the Round 2 matchups. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcas...

    Blog | January 06, 2014