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Monday, December 22, 2014

Bill Simmons tells FOX Sports 1 to ‘settle down’

Bill Simmons is getting a jumpstart on the impending rivalry between ESPN and FOX Sports that is sure to heat up with the launch of the new FOX Sports 1 on Aug. 17.

Simmons, in a way that only he would be bold enough to, told the upstart network to literally “settle down” over Twitter on Saturday. Simmons was responding to a tweet from the “FOX Sports Live” Twitter account when he threw a wet blanket over the hype FOX Sports Live was trying to build.

Whoever was running the FOX Sports Live Twitter account came back with a strong response:

Simmons is the creator of ESPN’s outstanding 30 for 30 documentary series, which is what made the retort appropriate.

FOX Sports Live is a 24/7 sports news, opinions and highlights show that will be the network’s flagship show. Speed Channel will become FOX Sports 1, while Fuel TV will turn into FOX Sports 2 in the future.

(disclosure: Larry Brown Sports is a Yardbarker affiliate site. Yardbarker is a FOX Sports property)



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