Simmons discusses D.C. market
Bill Simmons has been making the radio rounds recently, discussing his new HBO show and generally trying to set the record straight regarding what he feels about his old employer ESPN. This media tour of sorts means Simmons is now allowed to talk to non-ESPN affiliates.
He showed up earlier this week on a CBS Radio affiliate in Boston and wondered aloud on his podcast Friday who he should hit up in D.C., where cohost and D.C. native Joe House lives.
“Who’s the guy in Washington? Because it used to be Tony [Kornheiser] for years and years,” he said. “But now he doesn’t write anymore, and he’s got the local radio show, but is there a guy, or is it still Kornheiser and [Michael] Wilbon?”
He was, of course, referencing the former Post columnists turned “Pardon the Interruption” stars.
“It’s still Tony K,” House responded. “. . . I’ll put it this way: Everybody my age and older listens to him. Now, ‘The Sports Junkies’ are also wildly popular here in D.C. And with good reason because the homeys roll it proper. They’ve been at it now, got to be like 15 years, maybe even longer than that — 16, 17 years.”
106.7 The Fan is also a CBS Radio affiliate, so Simmons is now available if they will have him.
“That’s another show I want to go on. I want to go on ‘The Sports Junkies.’ I wasn’t allowed to go on that one either,” Simmons said.
“You’ve been on the Junkies once. To promote your book. One time,” House reminds him. “The Junkies bring it home. A bunch of local donkeys that do it proper.”
HBO’s Bill Simmons is making the most of being allowed to talk on the air to non-ESPN radio affiliates.