Here's The AOL Column That Got Bill Simmons Hired By ESPN, In Which He…

ESPN's initial courtship of Bill Simmons has the air of an urban legend. Simmons wrote a column excoriating the bloated and self-congratulatory ESPY Awards, and that column was rapidly forwarded around Bristol, putting the Boston Sports Guy on ESPN's radar. Much like Aeschylus's lost plays, the ESPY diary was known… » 1/30/12 3:00pm 1/30/12 3:00pm