Thanks to Deadspin.com:

Bill Simmons’s website and podcast have been a bit … Casey Wasserman-y this year, haven’t they?

Wasserman, for those unfamiliar, is the 43-year-old founder and CEO of, well, Wasserman (formerly Wasserman Media Group), an L.A.-based sports agency and marketing firm. Its clients include Pepsi, Microsoft, American Express, and a number of pro athletes, including those it absorbed when it purchased famed sports agent Arn Tellem’s business in 2006. Wasserman (the person) has had a higher public profile than usual of late—including a grossly fawning puff piece in USA Today that read like an advertising insert—as the spearhead of the campaign to bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles. Both parties deny that Wasserman or his company have any formal relationship with The Ringer, the L.A.-based sports, pop culture, and tech website founded by Simmons andfunded by parties unknown. But they sure seem to be getting along pretty well!

Here are some examples of Wasserman, Wasserman-adjacent, and/or conspicuously Wasserman-friendly content on The Ringer and other Simmons-affiliated entities:

http://deadspin.com/whats-the-deal-with-bill-simmons-and-casey-wasserman-1797824215