Grantland.com, the new web project spearheaded by Bill Simmons, will launch June 8 at Noon ET.

Based on his The New York Times profile, Simmons has to be thrilled to finally get this project off the ground:

“Simmons sounded as if he was having some regrets about Grantland. “It hasn’t been as much as fun as I had thought,” he told me. “I’m not sure I would do it again.” Too much of his time was being spent in the office, dealing with administrative tasks, which was encroaching on his column. Read more