ESPN's Bill Simmons has been busy over the last nine months focusing on the NBA season, so he might be forgiven if he hasn't been following the tennis world. With Wimbledon in the midst of a no-name Ladies Semifinals (Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Sabine Lisicki and Agnieskza Radwanska), Simmons thought he would be cute by giving a slight shot to NBC on how it would promote Saturday's Wimbledon Ladies Final.

However, NBC was quick to point out that it no longer carries Wimbledon. 

It would be one thing if Simmons did this last year when it marked the first year ESPN televising the entire Wimbledon tournament, but this is Year Two of the Worldwide Leader's long-term contract. Someone in Bristol needs to give the ol' Boston Sports Guy the memo about Wimby on ESPN. 

UPDATE: Simmons has acknowledged that he made a mistake.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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