Bill Simmons' 10 Go-To Writing Moves

Like any hugely successful writer, the Sports Guy has his favorite tricks of the trade

All in the Family

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House, JackO, J-Bug, The Sports Gal, Gus, and of course, Bill's Dad: Simmons wasn't shy about peppering his early writing with references to his friends and family, and when Grantland got running he continued to showcase them in podcasts and video features, with the occasional guest column. Another frequent co-star is Cousin Sal, a writer Simmons met while working for Jimmy Kimmel Live! He's become fixture on the B.S. Report podcasts and his "prop bet" picks for Grantland are a staple of the site.

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