This is not a repeat of 2009, 2008, 2007….wait how many years has Bill Simmons worked at ESPN? Anyway, Simmons had a bit of a Twitter meltdown yesterday after learning that his scoop, which hadn’t been taken seriously was credited to Adam Schefter. Bill had reported that Tom Brady had broken three ribs way back on December 10th, but his employer didn’t believe the claim until it was reported by a “real reporter”….
Well let’s get one thing out of the way first. Of course Bill cares, or he wouldn’t be drawing attention to it. Of course it’s terrible when someone gets credit for something that you’ve found first, but what do you expect? Breaking the story, and with “their guys”, is all ESPN cares about and they’re notorious for claiming credit from others. Just ask Jay Glazer.
All in all, I think this spells the end for Simmons and ESPN. I thought that his (brilliant) work, and time spent on ESPN’s 30 for 30, would give him new life…..but apparently there’s still an underlying element of mistrust.
Bill Simmons Hammers ESPN’s Twitter Policy (Huff Post)