Kind of a bummer; I watched every episode and thought it was a good show. I didn’t really know anything about Bill Simmons before this HBO show. Aside from the at-times-tedious Boston homerism, he had interesting ideas. Sadly, there weren’t many others besides me watching it.
Dan Le Batard talks about the cancellation, and opines that this signifies the end of HBO trying out any more sports talk shows. He also talks about how the ego makes people think they’re the star at ESPN, but ESPN is what makes you a star because for many sports fans, ESPN isn’t just entertainment, it’s a habit.
Hearing that reminded me of this thread.