Bill Russell’s Unique Relationship With Jon Stewart and The Daily Show

Bill Russell’s Unique Relationship With Jon Stewart and The Daily Show

While Bill Russell hasn’t had quite as prolific a media-career as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but he did his fair share of TV credits. Russell did Carson three times, Letterman once, and even showed up for ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn‘; but none of these moments were quite as significant as the relationship he formed […]

One-Two Punch: Jon Stewart joining Bill Simmons at HBO

One-Two Punch: Jon Stewart joining Bill Simmons at HBO

In early May, ESPN fired Grantland founder Bill Simmons; the network was reportedly unhappy with Simmons lower-than-desired earnings and outspoken appearances on unaffiliated stations. However, those complaints may not have been the only factor in the network’s decision. Simmons was one of several firings that coincided with The Hollywood Reporter’s announcement that ESPN might be forced to cut over $250 million from their budget […]