SuperfluousGuy gets paid
John Ourand of the SportsBusiness Journal (SBJ) reported a couple weeks ago...
ESPN.com has retained its most popular columnist, Bill Simmons, signing him to a multiyear contract. Simmons signed a four-year extension through 2010.It's probably an incentive-laden contract. Like one dollar per word after the first 10,000 words in each piece.
The SportsGuy also managed to burp out a CLM in celebration...
There were some rumors that SI.com would make a run at Simmons, but Simmons said he would never consider working for that site following the publication of a March 2006 Sports Illustrated article that Simmons felt treated him unfairly.Let's see, ESPN's probably #1, SI's probably #2, who's #3? SportingNews?
“I would never work for them,” Simmons said.
For those of you who don't work in Corporate America, CLM = career limiting move.