Bill Simmons just landed a huge new job at HBO

Bill Simmons — the former sports columnist and editor-in-chief of Grantland, who was dropped by ESPN in May — has lined up his next high-profile gig. Today, HBO announced an exclusive, ambitious cross-platform partnership with Simmons. Simmons' new duties will include a gig as the host of a new weekly sports and culture-focused talk show, as well as a mandate to produce shows, documentaries, features, and video podcasts for the network.

Simmons confirmed the news with a simple tweet:

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