Roundup: New York Times Hammers Bill Simmons, Patrick Kane's Amazing Goal & Facebook's Fake News Problem

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18:  Model Bella Hadid attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere duirng the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Roundup: New York Times Hammers Bill Simmons, Patrick Kane's Amazing Goal & Facebook's Fake News Problem

Roundup

Roundup: New York Times Hammers Bill Simmons, Patrick Kane's Amazing Goal & Facebook's Fake News Problem

Bella Hadid, who is single after breaking up with the WeekndMike Pence, when you hide your emails, it appears as if you’re hiding something … “The forces that drove this election’s media failure are likely to get worse” … is it a bad look for People Magazine to have Donald Trump on its cover a month after this story? … if Kourtney Kardashian is in a bikini, the paparazzi will find her … Mark Zuckerberg is in denial that all the fake news junk on Facebook that idiots click on and read had any impact on the election (he’s wrong) … policeman is attempting to become the first person to swim across the Atlantic oceanBreitbart News supposedly wants to hire Billy Bush … why are all these dead fish floating in the water in New York? … Meghan McCain is the new host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News … understandably, the media is concerned about the new White House’s closeness to Breitbart

Good piece on the Jets and Todd Bowles, who I maintain is not safe this offseason. [NY Post]

Villanova with a very nice early-season college basketball road win, 79-76 over Purdue. [Philly.com]

This is a piece extremely critical of Bill Simmons as a TV voice, but also hammers The Ringer for its slow start and basically, not being as good as Grantland. [NYT]

Could the Raiders be the NFL’s Cubs in the TV ratings game? And if Jim Harbaugh leaves Michigan, does Detroit or Chicago make more sense? [Fox Sports Radio, Full 3-Hour Show; 30-Minute Best of Podcast]

What a great story about how Gregg Popovich stole the head coaching job in San Antonio. The timing was perfect. Tim Duncan arrived in the draft less than a year later. [Bleacher Report]

Your high school basketball player to watch this year: Marvin Bagley III, a 6-foot-11 beast who will have four of his games on ESPN this year. [LA Times]

That the Mavericks lost to the Knicks is not news; what is is that New York went small in the second half with Porzingis at center, and it worked. [Morning News]

Phil Jackson just doesn’t seem to get that Porzingis can’t improve his game without the ball. [ESPN]

Bengals 20, Giants 21. Decent game. Cincinnati’s probably not going to make the playoffs and the question will be should they fire Marvin Lewis. [Cincinnati.com]

Patrick Kane, impressive stuff.

 

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