Episodes
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Gordon Hayward turning down his $34 million player option to become a free agent, ultimately ending up on the Charlotte Hornets (2:00). Then Bill is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chiefs' comeback win over the Raiders and Patrick Mahomes’s ironclad case for MVP. They also cover the Dolphins’ flop against the Broncos, Joe Burrow’s season-ending injury, an ugly Browns win over the Eagles, plus Packers-Colts, Saints-Falcons, Vikings-Cowboys,...
Published 11/23/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss Klay Thompson's season-ending injury, an open NBA investigation involving the Bucks-Kings trade, Gordon Hayward opting out of his contract with the Celtics, post–NBA draft thoughts, Harden trade rumors, and more. (2:00). Then Bill talks with Nora Princiotti about salvaging this Patriots season, Tua Tagovailoa, the superb coaching of Miami head coach Brian Flores, Coach of the Year candidates, and more (56:00) before Bill gives...
Published 11/20/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Raja Bell to discuss James Harden’s desire to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets (2:00). Then, Bill and Ryen talk about the Bucks acquiring Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic, the Suns trading for Chris Paul, the Warriors' path to continued success, Boston's Gordon Hayward dilemma, and more (30:00).
Published 11/17/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to briefly discuss rumors of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets before talking about the Patriots' win over the Ravens during a downpour in Foxborough. They also discuss the Browns win vs. the Texans and the return of Nick Chubb; the Cardinals' Hail Mary win over the Bills and Kyler Murray’s case for MVP; as well as Dolphins-Chargers, Rams-Seahawks, and more (3:00). They end with Guess the Lines for NFL Week 11 (50:00) and Parent Corner (1:29:00).
Published 11/16/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his NBA predictions (3:00). Then he is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the NFC and NFL playoff odds before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (26:00). Finally Bill talks with Claire McNear about the recent death of legendary 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek, her new book, 'Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!,' researching for the book, and more (1:32:00).
Published 11/13/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad to remember the late Tommy Heinsohn (3:00) before he is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry to take a look at the fantasy football season including boom and busts, fantasy MVP candidates, fantasy playoff waiver pickups, and more (38:00).
Published 11/11/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss NFL Week 9, including an electrifying battle between Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray in the Dolphins' win over the Cardinals, Colts-Ravens, the Buccaneers getting steamrolled by the Saints, another gritty Chargers loss against the Raiders, Panthers-Chiefs, and more (3:00). Then Bill and Sal guess the NFL lines for Week 10 (44:00), which is followed by Parent Corner (1:17:00). Then House rejoins the group to discuss the...
Published 11/09/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes to discuss rookie QBs Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Tua Tagovailoa; run through Bill's NFL QB tiers; and make some Million-Dollar NFL Picks (2:30) before talking with JackO about the 2020 presidential election and the turbulent vote-counting process following Election Day (1:03:00).
Published 11/06/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the looming start date for the 2020-21 NBA season, the possibility of rewriting the CBA, the upcoming NBA draft, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris of The New York Times about some new TV shows and movies, including Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’; HBO’s ‘The Undoing,’ ‘On the Rocks’ starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray, Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’; and Hulu’s horror-comedy ‘Bad Hair’ (1:10:00).
Published 11/04/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 8, including the Steelers winning another intense showdown with the Ravens, Dalvin Cook and the Vikings running over the Packers, Bengals-Titans, Cam Newton’s crunch-time fumble in the Patriots' loss to the Bills, Eagles-Cowboys, Rams-Dolphins, another crushing Chargers loss, mid-season MVPs, and more (2:00), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 9 (57:00). They close out the show with Parent Corner (1:23:00).
Published 11/02/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Daryl Morey becoming the new president of basketball operations for the 76ers, how he'll pair with new head coach Doc Rivers, and trade speculations (2:00) before talking gambling odds for the upcoming Masters Tournament and Bill's Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (28:00). Then Bill talks with CNN's Bakari Sellers and Harry Enten about the upcoming elections (1:13:00).
Published 10/30/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by CC Sabathia to talk about the Dodgers winning the World Series. They discuss Kevin Cash's controversial decision to pull Blake Snell, the electric energy Mookie Betts brought to the Dodgers, Kershaw finally getting to relax, the success of the shortened MLB playoff schedule, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Kevin O'Connor about the upcoming NBA draft, the short offseason, teams that may be inclined to trade up, the lack of consensus for the top...
Published 10/28/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss what's shaping up to be an exciting World Series, before recapping some NFL Week 7 games, including the Cardinals' overtime win against the Seahawks, Browns-Bengals, another painful Falcons loss, another Patriots flop, AFC/NFC power rankings, the sad state of the Cowboys, Titans-Steelers, Tom Brady hanging four TDs on the Raiders, and more (2:00). They finish by guessing the NFL lines for Week 8 (48:00).
Published 10/26/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Super Bowl champion and longtime NFL analyst Howie Long to discuss Tom Brady's Buccaneers finding their equilibrium, Dak Prescott's injury, top NFL defenses, the perplexing Packers, a competitive AFC East, various football GOATs, old-school NFL stories, the chemistry of the Fox NFL Sunday crew, his post-football movie career, and more. Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network about some NFL predictions, including LeVeon Bell's...
Published 10/23/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the looming start date of the 2020-21 NBA season, the value of lottery draft picks in this year's NBA draft, offseason player movement, how teams should look to combat the Lakers' size, and more. Then Bill talks with Rembert Browne about yet another Atlanta sports heartbreak after the Braves' loss to the Dodgers in the NLCS, and Rembert shares his theory on why Atlanta may have a sports curse. Finally Bill talks with his buddy...
Published 10/21/20
The Ringer's BIll Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk about the L.A. Dodgers winning the NCLS vs. the Atlanta Braves, a Dodgers-Rays World Series, and more; Before discussing NFL week 6 games including the Buccaneers rolling over the Packers, the Patriots losing to the Broncos despite Cam Newton's return, the Titans overtime win vs. the Texans, Ravens-Eagles, the Falcons getting their first win of the season vs. the Vikings, Giants-Washington and more; Before guessing the NFL lines for...
Published 10/19/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some thoughts on Daryl Morey's resignation from the Rockets, before he is joined by Super Bowl champion and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to discuss the nail-biter Seahawks-Patriots games in recent years, his rookie season, ‘The Legion of Boom,’ the importance of mental performance, the immense potential of DK Metcalf, joining the “Madden 99 Club,” Seattle sports legends, Russell’s new podcast, ‘DangerTalk With Russell Wilson,’ and more. Then Bill gives...
Published 10/16/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and 2020 NBA champion Jared Dudley to discuss the Lakers' title win, how it felt to leave the NBA bubble, LeBron stories, appreciating Rajon Rondo, the anticlimactic Battle for L.A., young NBA talent, and more. Then Bill and Ryen speculate about 2021 NBA free agency, what teams will have to do to combat the defending NBA champions, Finals media coverage, and more.
Published 10/14/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss the Lakers' 2020 NBA Finals victory, another boost to the LeBron James legacy, NBA 2021 title odds, the official success of the NBA playoff bubble, and more. Next they react to the Week 5 slate of NFL games, including the Cowboys' win over the Giants and Dak Prescott's serious injury, the Chiefs' first loss of the season to the Raiders, Eagles-Steelers, Colts-Browns, the Atlanta Falcons firing head coach Dan Quinn,...
Published 10/12/20
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to talk about the Heat-Lakers NBA Finals series and the upcoming Game 5, speculate about Finals MVP, perhaps end the NBA GOAT debate once and for all, and play out an eight-seed "21st-Century NBA Championship Team" tournament. Finally, Bill shares some thoughts on the Buccaneers' loss to the Bears in which Tom Brady forgot what down it was during the final drive and gives his Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 5.
Published 10/09/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a hard-fought Lakers win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Lakers' role players stepping up, Jimmy Butler’s ascension to a “top-10 guy,” superb defensive play by Anthony Davis, LeBron’s command of the series and what a fourth NBA title will do for his legacy, Anthony Davis contract speculation, and more. Then Bill is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to remember the late Eddie Van Halen.
Published 10/07/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Jimmy Butler willing the Heat to a win over the Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. They also recap NFL Week 4, including the Cowboys' 49-38 loss to the Browns, Panthers-Cardinals, Joe Burrow vs. “the spread,” Bills-Raiders, Giants-Rams, Tom Brady throwing five TDs in a win over the Chargers, Bears-Colts, and more before guessing the NFL lines for Week 5.
Published 10/05/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Stugotz of 'The Dan Le Batard Show' to discuss the Miami Heat’s rough start to the NBA Finals, the Heat’s depleted roster, Finals MVP speculation, the city of Miami’s relationship with LeBron James, another sad NY Jets season, and more. Then Bill brings in Joe House to make some NFL Million Dollar Picks. Finally, Bill talks with The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Nora Princiotti about the NFL season, including the Ravens' struggles against the Chiefs...
Published 10/02/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his NBA Finals pick (2:20) before he's joined by renowned sports journalist Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Clippers and Doc Rivers parting ways, the Clippers' playoffs collapse, the Celtics' playoffs exit, enticing NBA Finals story lines, and more (6:00). Then Bill talks with World Series champion CC Sabathia about the MLB playoffs, the New York Yankees taking care of business against the Cleveland Indians, World Series predictions, the age-old question of...
Published 09/30/20
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Celtics getting bounced out of the playoffs, a Heat-Lakers NBA Finals, finals gambling odds, and more (2:03). Then they discuss Sunday's NFL slate, including the Saints' loss to the Packers, the Patriots pulling out a win over the Raiders, the 3-0 Chicago Bears, Bills-Rams, Cowboys-Seahawks, the disappointing Eagles-Bengals tie, Lions-Cardinals, and more (14:08). They then guess the NFL lines for Week 4 (57:05) and share another...
Published 09/28/20