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Bill Simmons is the founder and editor of Grantland.com, the premier site for sports writing in the U.S. attracting writers like Dave Eggers, Chuck Klosterman and Colson Whitehead in its first year. But Simmons’ clout in the sports world began long before Grantland’s inception. The “Sports Guy” is a respected columnist and popular podcast personality who became a sportswriter in Boston only to be eventually hired by ESPN.
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