Before his affiliation with ESPN, Bill Simmons was known as the “Boston Sports Guy” on the web site Digital City Boston. There was also a brief Bill Simmons appearance in the Boston Herald in the 1990s. Though he’s now known as “The Sports Guy” the world over, the nickname actually came about early in life, having been given it by his childhood friend, Steve Jung.
In the fall of 2002, Simmons worked as a comedy writer for the “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Simmons has his own section of ESPN.com’s Page 2 titled “Sports Guy’s World,” and in late 2004 ESPN launched an online cartoon based on his columns (the cartoon has since been discontinued).
In October 2005, Simmons released his first book, “Now I Can Die In Peace.” The book is a collection of his columns, with minor changes and lengthy footnotes, leading up to the 2004 World Series victory by his beloved Boston Red Sox.
**Bill Simmons Speaker**
Simmons is famous for his writing which is characterized by references to movies, television, and pop culture. This style proves his wit and flexibility in writing, and it’s a charm he also brings to every Bill Simmons speaker appearance.
**Bill Simmons Appearance**
Aside from regular ESPN.com columns, a Bill Simmons appearance on television is not all that uncommon. He’s been seen on “I Love the 90s: Part Deux,” “Colbert Report,” and “Jim Rome Is Burning.”
**Bill Simmons Endorsement**
Simmons is famous for setting the record for the longest chat on ESPN’s Sportsnation on November 28, 2007. He did it to support ESPN’s fund raising efforts for the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer. The chat was supported by his millions of devoted readers. Anyone with that kind of public following is a perfect choice to bring notoriety to a company. To find out how it can help you, let TSE arrange a Bill Simmons endorsement on your company’s behalf.