I understand Simmons comments..but why is everyone defending him when he clearly did something stupid in posting it on a social network website? You work for the worldwide leader of sports which has people whose jobs it is just to look at social media websites, and you're gonna say something dumb like this on twitter .
I might be getting a job at ESPN(granted on a much smaller scale), but you can bet I would not be talking junk about the company I'm working for. It's just a dumb thing to do.
Bill's one of the most respected people on the site. I doubt it was simply a lapse in judgment. He prolly knew the repercussions of it.. But the message wasn't lost
He's brought so much extra traffic to that site that ESPN should be counting their lucky stars for ever stumbling upon his old blog. I'm one of TONS of people who, for several years, only checked ESPN.com to look at the Sports Guy box and see if he had a new column/podcast up. I still use yahoo sports for looking up scores and sh*t because their interface is better. Bill has stilll got countdown, columns and a podcast to get to his fanbase.. A three day suspension from Twitter ain't sh*t to Bill. He spends twice as much time on his columns, podcasts and on Countdown than he does tweeting
Someone needed to say it, because ESPN needed to hear it.I'm guessing the new ESPN ombudsman would be inclined to agree with Bill, a.ssuming he or she has any sense. Plus it'll give him something else to talk about in his next columns/podcasts where he has damn near carte blanch since it's thru Grantland