The Ringer will be the new home of Bill Simmons’ writing. His upcoming TV show will remain with HBO and we’ll continue to get podcasts from him and the folks who have shows on Channel 33. This site isn’t meant to be a Grantland 2.0 according to Simmons’ latest podcast, but will employ a bunch of former Grantland writers. I previously wrote about Simmons back when he left ESPN. I’m more than excited to see what the site turns out to be. I’ve missed the witty writing from Simmons and former staff of Grantland. A few have stayed with ESPN or landed elsewhere and I’ve been trying to keep up with individual writers, so this will be a huge plus that many writers I enjoy will be in one place again.
Sean Fennessey will be the Editor-In-Chief with Bryan Curtis being the “Editor-At-Large” for The Ringer. We’ll also see the likes of Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, and many more contributing. The site is slated to launch in late spring or early summer this year. I’m sure there will be much more to say once the site is up and running, but nonetheless, I’m looking forward to it.