The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.

Episodes

Luka’s Ascendance and a Mavs-Celtics Finals Is Brewing With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Mavericks' 3-0 series lead over the Timberwolves, the mastery of Luka Doncic, the revival of Kyrie Irving (1:28), struggles for KAT and Anthony Edwards (23:50), a history of the "best player alive" belt (46:37), the Celtics-Pacers series, Jayson Tatum debates, Finals speculation, and more (1:06:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/241h 55m

A Tatum/Brown Convo, Indy in Trouble, Kyrie’s Revival, and Best Defenses Ever With Rob Mahoney, Chris Ryan, and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Celtics' Game 2 win over the Pacers and whether the series is already over with Tyrese Haliburton's injury (2:51). Plus, an awesome Mavericks-Timberwolves series (34:40), the Cavaliers fire head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, the NBA coaching carousel, and more (52:11). Finally, Bill talks with two-time NBA champion Isiah Thomas about the uniqueness of Kyrie Irving, the all-time greatest NBA defensive teams, Pistons stories, how the Mavericks and Timberwolves match up, and more (1:14:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Isiah Thomas, Chris Ryan, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/241h 44m

The Celtics Steal Game 1 With Kevin O’Connor, plus Wesley Morris on NYC’s NBA Revival, ‘Challengers’ Nit-Picks, and Worst Sports Movie Endings

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Celtics' overtime win vs. the Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Mavericks-Timberwolves predictions, the Lakers' coaching search, and more (1:40). Then, Bill talks to the New York Times' Wesley Morris about NY sports, before discussing the new Zendaya film, 'Challengers', the worst sports movie endings of all time, and summer 2024 films (1:01:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Wesley Morris Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/242h 18m

Part 2: Minnesota Knocks Out Denver (Good God!!!) With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, the Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Timberwolves executing the largest Game 7 comeback win in NBA history vs. the Nuggets, winners and losers from this series, a Timberwolves-Mavericks preview, Usyk-Fury, NBA draft talk, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/241h 4m

Part 1: Indy Crushes at MSG, Knicks Summer Targets, Dallas Delivers, and OKC’s Fatal Flaw With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Pacers' Game 7 win over the Knicks to reach the Eastern Conference finals, a Pacers-Celtics preview, the Mavericks sending the Thunder home in a nail-biter Game 6, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/241h 20m

Nuggets-Wolves Game 7 Legacy Check, OKC’s Big Issue, an NFL Complaint, and Boston’s Eight-Year Run With Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney to discuss how the Timberwolves blew out the Nuggets in Game 6, who has the biggest legacy implications for Game 7, Nikola Jokic's historic career playoff stats, Thunder-Mavericks, Knicks-Pacers, and more (1:05). Finally, Bill opens a Michelob Ultra six-pack and runs through six topics, including NFL scheduling, the death of a sports dynasty, 'Inside the NBA,' playoff hockey, the PGA tournament, and the Celtics' "historic-adjacent" run (1:14:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/241h 40m

The Joker’s Revenge, Brunson Runs Amok and an NFL Over/Under Check-In With Justin Termine and Michael Lombardi

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine to discuss Nikola Jokic's Game 5 masterpiece performance vs. the Timberwolves (2:52), the Knicks trouncing the Pacers (30:08), and Mavericks-Thunder (43:34), before talking with Michael Lombardi about the NFL schedule release, favorite win totals bets, which teams are shaping up to have a down season, and more (1:00:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Justin Termine and Michael Lombardi Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/242h 10m

The Undertaker Nuggets, the Knicks on Fumes, OKC’s Playoff Education and an NBA Lottery Snoozer With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nuggets evening up their series with the Timberwolves (1:47), the Pacers' Game 4 win over the Knicks bringing the series to 2-2 (35:14), Mavericks-Thunder (51:54), and Celtics-Cavaliers (1:06:00). Then they discuss the shocking outcome of the NBA Draft Lottery, fake trades, and more (1:19:49). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/242h 2m

The Frustrating Celtics, One-Leg Luka, the Depleted Knicks, and Scapegoat Vogel With Joe House and Big Wos

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre to discuss the Mavericks' Game 2 win over the Thunder (2:09), the Celtics' discouraging loss to the Cavaliers (27:34), the firing of Frank Vogel (51:38), and more, before Bill introduces a new segment called "I Hate to Tell Ya..." (1:04:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/241h 34m

What If the T-Wolves Sweep Denver? Plus, the NBA’s Media Deal and Freshman-Year College Lessons With Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Zoe Simmons.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons wonders out loud about a number of scenarios that could happen if the Timberwolves sweep the Nuggets in Round 2 (3:31). Then, Bill is joined by Ethan Sherwood Strauss to discuss the new NBA media deal and post–All-Star break NBA officiating (31:05). Finally, Bill talks with his daughter, Zoe Simmons, who just finished her freshman year of college, about some of the things she's learned about life in the past nine months (1:21:06). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/241h 54m

Part 2: The Incredible Brady Roast, plus Round 2 Picks, and the Murky Deion/Heat/Lakers Futures With Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Netflix's live roast of Tom Brady (1:29), before he is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about their expectations for Thunder-Mavs and Knicks-Pacers (17:02). Then, Van Lathan joins to discuss what the Heat should do with Jimmy Butler, whether the Suns should trade a big piece, the problems with Deion Sanders and Colorado, and a big Lakers deep dive, including LeBron’s future, the next coach, and the shadow of Kobe’s legacy (46:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/242h 4m

Part 1: Mitchell’s Magic Trick, Ant Keeps Climbing, and Minnesota Might Have THE LOOK With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Donovan Mitchell and the Cavaliers eliminating the Magic in Game 7 (1:30), big-picture takeaways for Orlando and Cleveland, a Round 2 Celtics-Cavaliers preview (16:41), Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves stealing Game 1 vs. the Nuggets in Denver (36:02), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/241h 20m

The Knicks Survive, and Ant vs. Jokic With Rob Mahoney. Plus, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament on 34 Years of Pearl Jam.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Knicks beating the 76ers and advancing to the second round (2:12), the Pacers moving past the Bucks (27:40), Clippers-Mavericks, the upcoming Game 6 between the Magic and Cavaliers, the Nuggets-Timberwolves series, and more (38:11). Then, Bill sits down with Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam at their HQ in Seattle to discuss everything from the inception of the band to their newest album, 'Dark Matter' (1:01:55). You can listen to Dark Matter on Spotify or where you listen to music. https://open.spotify.com/album/7MNrrItJpom6uMJWdT0XD8?si=kPJ6PJG1RQKFyP2_u0ck-Q&%3Bnd=1&%3Bdlsi=4bcdac3e11eb45a7&nd=1&dlsi=36df164b60fb4348 Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/242h 39m

The Maxey Game, T-Wolves Fans, Underrated NFL Teams, and a Boston Sports Check-In With Sean Fennessey, Nate Tice, and Bill's Dad

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey to discuss the way Tyrese Maxey and the 76ers pulled out an incredible Game 5 win over the Knicks and where that game ranks among the most improbable playoff losses in NBA history (2:36). Then Bill is joined by Nate Tice of The Athletic and Yahoo Sports to discuss Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves (27:41), why he was so high on Drake Maye, and post-draft underrated NFL teams (42:00). Finally, Bill is joined by his dad for a Boston sports check-in, mostly focused on the Celtics and the Patriots (1:18:16). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Sean Fennessey, Nate Tice, and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/242h 3m

Part 2: Ant’s Big Leap, Phoenix in Shambles, and Summer Panic Teams With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves sweeping the Suns (1:06), Round 2 speculation for Timberwolves-Nuggets, and the Bucks-Pacers series (19:37), before participating in the Panic Playoff Draft (38:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/241h 12m

Part 1: The Brunson Game, a Kyrie-Harden Slugfest, and OKC’s Ceiling With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers surviving the Mavericks to even up the series at 2-2 (1:45), Jalen Brunson's 47-point performance in the Knicks' win over the 76ers and where Brunson ranks among the best free agent signings of the 21st century (26:57), the Lakers avoiding a sweep by winning Game 4 against the Nuggets (56:52), Cavaliers-Magic, Celtics-Heat, Thunder-Pelicans, and more (1:01:48) Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/241h 23m

Denver Ends the Lakers, Chet Vs. Paolo, Atlanta’s Penix Envy, and NFL Draft Family Etiquette With J. Kyle Mann and Van Lathan

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Lakers' drop to 0-3 against the Nuggets before checking in on every NBA playoff series (1:50). Then Bill and Van Lathan talk about Round 1 of the 2024 NFL draft, including the six first-round QBs, the Falcons shocking the world and Kirk Cousins by drafting Michael Penix Jr. eighth, Round 1 WRs, TE Brock Bowers to the Raiders, the importance of first-round offensive linemen, and more (59:19). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Van Lathan and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/241h 50m

Part 2: Phoenix in Trouble, Dallas Fights Back, a Magical Knicks Moment, and Denver’s Superpower With Kevin O’Connor

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to run through Game 2 of Mavericks-Clippers and Bucks-Pacers (1:25), Suns-Timberwolves (22:02), Knicks-76ers, and Lakers-Nuggets (39:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/241h 9m

Part 1: NFL Draft Trade Predictions, QB Bust Tendencies, and New England’s Big Moment With Benjamin Solak

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss possible NFL draft trade candidates, including the Patriots, Cardinals, Chargers, Broncos, Titans, and more. They also get into reasons why QBs fail, draft pick speculation, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/241h 14m

NBA Weekend Surprises, Embiid/Kawhi Murkiness, Jokic vs. the All-Timers, and the Presti Letter With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Thunder surviving the Pelicans in Game 1, their favorite and least favorite Round 1 series so far (1:43), before running through all the weekend's games (20:39). Next, they examine Joel Embiid and Kawhi Leonard's playoff performances and injury history, Nikola Jokic’s legacy potential, and much more (1:14:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/242h

Part 2: Sixers-Knicks, Leo-Sinatra, LeBron-Jokic, Kraft-Belichick and Half-Baked Ideas With Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Kevin Wildes

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey to discuss the highly anticipated 76ers-Knicks playoff series (1:34). Then, Bill talks with Kevin Wildes of FS1 to discuss the Lakers-Nuggets Round 1 playoff series (34:39), ESPN's Bill Belichick story (53:44), and some Half-Baked Ideas (1:17:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Kevin Wildes Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/241h 42m

Part 1: Favorite First-Round NBA Storylines With Rob Mahoney, Plus the Fall of the Warriors With Logan Murdock

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss first-round NBA playoff matchups (1:25), before playing a game of "What-If" for the playoffs (24:22). Next, Bill talks with Logan Murdock about the Warriors' elimination from the postseason, offseason speculation, and more (49:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Logan Murdock Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/241h 26m

Part 2: Our NBA Awards Ballots, Eastern Conference Thoughts, the Masters, and UFC 300 With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Steve Ceruti to break down the remaining playoff matchups, including Magic-Cavs, and talk about whom the Celtics should want in their series (0:47). Next, Bill and Russillo go through their MVP ballots, All-NBA teams, and the rest of their regular-season award picks (23:38). Finally, they close it out with a little Masters talk and takeaways from UFC 300 (1:25:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/241h 39m

Part 1: A Wild NBA Weekend, Plus a Playoff Preview With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss all the NBA movement from this weekend, including the Suns' strong finish, the Spurs defeating the Nuggets and changing the Western Conference playoff seeding, the Warriors' best-case scenario, a look at the Clippers-Mavericks matchup, the Knicks solidifying the 2-seed in the East, health concerns for the Bucks and 76ers, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/241h 18m

O.J.’s Dead, NBA Playoff Scenarios, Masters Predictions, and Ohtani’s Crisis With Joe House and Nathan Hubbard

Joe House to discuss NBA playoff scenarios (15:24). Bill, House, and Nathan Hubbard then discuss Round 1 of the Masters (33:55), and new developments in the Shohei Ohtani gambling investigation (1:01:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/241h 30m

A Masters–NBA Title Crossover, Caitlin’s New World, and the ‘Curb’ Mini Pyramid With Joe House. Plus, Creating ‘3 Body Problem’ With David Benioff, Dan Weiss, and Alexander Woo.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss athletes that have raised the profile of a sport and where Caitlin Clark fits into that group (4:05), NBA title contenders paired with Masters contenders (29:01), and Bill's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' mini pyramid (1:09:09). Then Bill is joined by '3 Body Problem' creators David Benioff, Dan Weiss, and Alexander Woo for a spoiler-free discussion about creating a bingeable TV show in 2024, David and Dan's decision to leap into sci-fi after 'Game of Thrones,' the future of entertainment technology, and more (1:24:33). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, David Benioff, Dan Weiss, and Alexander Woo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/242h 19m

The 2024 Made-Up NBA Awards Show With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the captivating Mavericks, first-round playoff teams, and some All-NBA ballot thoughts (1:07) before presenting some completely fictional Alternate NBA Awards for the 2023-24 NBA season (22:34). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout rg-help.com to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/241h 51m

NBA Trouble Teams, the WR Mini-Pyramid, and the Knicks Can’t Catch a Break With Howard Beck, Sean Fennessey, and Steve Ceruti

The Ringer's Bill Simmons runs through some NBA and NFL topics, including three NBA teams in trouble, the Jets, and the Stefon Diggs trade, before sharing his NFL WR mini-pyramid with Steve Ceruti (2:24). Then, Bill is joined by Sean Fennessey and Howard Beck to do a Knicks check-in after hearing the news that Julius Randle's injury will keep him out for the rest of the season (37:12). Finally, Howard and Bill hit some other NBA topics, including the volatile Suns, Nikola Jokic's next MVP, NBA awards ideas, and more (1:08:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Howard Beck, Sean Fennessey, and Steve Ceruti Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/241h 44m

Daniels Vs. Maye and Caitlin Vs. Everybody With Mina Kimes. Plus, a WrestleMania 40 Mega-Preview With Ariel Helwani and David Shoemaker.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes to compare and contrast QB draft prospects Jayden Daniels and Drake Maye. They also discuss clear no. 1 pick Caleb Williams, hopeless 2024-25 NFL teams, the new NFL kickoff rules, March Madness, and more (2:05). Then, Bill talks with David Shoemaker and Ariel Helwani about WrestleMania 40, WWE's resurgence, the Rock's shocking heel turn, Cody Rhodes's intrigue, 40 years of WrestleMania, and more (1:04:41). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mina Kimes, David Shoemaker, and Ariel Helwani Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/242h 4m

Everything We Learned This NBA Season, the Worst Owner Pyramid, and a Killer Hoops Weekend With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Knicks-Thunder, Timberwolves-Bulls, Rockets-Mavericks, and Spurs-Warriors (1:31). Then they play a game of "What did we learn this season?" that covers Jaylen Brown, Victor Wembanyama, Donovan Mitchell, the Suns, the Thunder, and much more (26:27). Finally, they dig into the Timberwolves sale debacle, rank the worst NBA owners of the past 30 years, and discuss some March Madness topics (1:15:57) before closing the show. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/241h 58m

The Timberwolves Mess, Plus the Evolution of 21st Century Sports Docs With ‘The Last Dance’ Director Jason Hehir

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Minnesota Timberwolves sale falling through (2:00). Then, Bill is joined by director-producer Jason Hehir to discuss how the medium of sports documentaries has evolved over the 21st century (14:46) before diving into some of Jason's films, including 'The Fab Five' (31:06), the lost Sacramento Kings documentary, 'Down in the Valley' (51:46), 'Andre the Giant' (1:00:57), and 'The Last Dance' (1:13:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jason Hehir Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/241h 51m

NFL Over/Unders, AD’s Big Night. a Jayden Daniels Report, Gambling Scandals, and Diddy’s Fall With Raheem Palmer and Van Lathan

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Raheem Palmer to discuss Lakers-Bucks and Pelicans-Thunder, before giving their instant reactions to the newly released NFL win totals for the 2024-25 season (1:31). Next, Bill is joined by Van Lathan to discuss QB prospect Jayden Daniels and how he stacks up against the other top QBs in this draft class (28:18). They also talk about NBA legends (55:10), the spotlight on Iowa women's basketball (1:10:51), gambling scandals, new NFL rules, Apple TV's 'Dynasty' documentary, and more (1:26:54). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Van Lathan and Raheem Palmer Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Sponsored by Empower. Not an endorsement or statement of satisfaction by a client. Visit empower.com for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/242h 14m

Houston’s Surprise Surge, Best West Futures, and the 2024 Defense Draft With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Houston Rockets climbing the ranks in the Western Conference (1:35), the Warriors' down year, and Western Conference teams with the brightest futures (21:22). Then, they talk through some Clippers confusion and whether they're ready to believe in the Bucks (48:18), before drafting the best NBA defenders (1:09:22), wondering if the Nets are in the worst spot in the league (1:27:16), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/242h 1m

Orlando’s Magic, Calipari’s Future, and the Anthony Edwards Experience With Steve Ceruti, Tate Frazier, and Austin Rivers

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Steve Ceruti to take a serious look at the Magic after handling the Pelicans (2:41). Then, Bill and Ceruti are joined by Tate Frazier to talk through another disappointing tournament exit for John Calipari and Kentucky (21:53). Finally, Bill talks with Austin Rivers about Anthony Edwards becoming the face of young American NBA players, scariest second-tier Western Conference playoff teams, their thoughts on Kevin Durant, the rudderless 76ers, and more (41:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Austin Rivers, Steve Ceruti, and Tate Frazier Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/241h 58m

Best In-Game Dunkers, LeBron Vs. Steph 37.0, Chicago’s New QB Hero, and Building a 2024 Media Company With Jason Goff and Dave Finocchio

The Ringer's Bill Simmons runs through six sports topics, including playoff hopes for Lakers and Warriors, the Patriots' poor spending habits, the uncertain future of NFL Network's ‘GMFB,’ all-time in-game dunkers, and more (1:58). Then Bill is joined by Jason Goff to discuss the Bears trading QB Justin Fields to the Steelers, a Bears QB deep-dive, Chicago preparing for Caleb Williams, and more (29:02). Finally, Bill talks with Bleacher Report cofounder Dave Finocchio about starting BR in the mid-2000s, competing with sites like Vice, BuzzFeed, and SB Nation, his newest platform The Cool Down, and the differences between building a media company 20 years ago versus today (1:02:48). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jason Goff and Dave Finocchio Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Sponsored by Empower. Not an endorsement or statement of satisfaction by a client. Visit empower.com for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/242h 7m

The Maybe-Dangerous Mavs, a Pelicans Climb, LeBron’s All-NBA Case, and NFL Draft Guesses With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Kyrie Irving's ridiculous game-winner vs. the Nuggets, concerning Suns stats, and the new officiating trends (2:38) before talking about Tyrese Haliburton's post-injury play, Pelicans optimism, and All-NBA ballots (44:28). Finally, they close the show with some NFL draft talk, where they try to make sense of the 2024 QB prospects (1:30:20). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/242h 5m

The Worst NBA Contracts Draft With Joe House and Big Wos

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre for the third annual NBA Worst Contracts Draft. One by one, they draft the worst NBA contracts in 2024. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Wosny Lambre and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/241h 53m

The Cousins Placebo, McCaffrey 2.0, NYJ-DC Optimism, and the Brady-Belichick Era With Sheil Kapadia and Julian Edelman

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sheil Kapadia to discuss the beginning of NFL free agency, including the Eagles signing Saquon Barkley (2:06), Kirk Cousins's big deal with the Falcons, Russell Wilson to the Steelers, the Vikings picking up Sam Darnold, QB draft projections, AFC East speculation, possible Commanders optimism, and more (24:26). Then Bill talks to three-time Super Bowl champion Julian Edelman about watching football post-retirement, Apple's docuseries 'Dynasty,' Bill Belichick stories, developing a connection with Tom Brady, Julian's favorite current QBs and WRs, Rob Gronkowski's legacy, new Patriots HC Jerod Mayo, and more (57:55). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Julian Edelman and Sheil Kapadia Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/241h 55m

The NBA’s 20-Year Shift, a Sneaky Rule Change, LeBron’s Next Deal, and So Long Mac Jones With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the noticeable shift in NBA officiating since the All-Star break, and which teams could benefit or suffer from increased physicality on the floor (2:30), Nuggets vs. Celtics, and some potential fatal flaws in the title contenders, including the Cavaliers, Suns, Thunder, Bucks, and more (19:34). Then, they compare the talent in the NBA from 2004 to 2024, and check in with some of the bottom-tier NBA teams (44:58). Finally, they discuss LeBron's next deal before touching on some NFL news, including the end of the Mac Jones era in New England, and the buzz about Russell Wilson going to the Steelers (1:23:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/241h 53m

Denver’s in Charge, Ant's Unbelievable, Kimmel’s Back, and UFC 299 Storylines With Rob Mahoney, Jimmy Kimmel and Ariel Helwani

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Nuggets win over the Celtics, the epic Anthony Edwards game and where some of the second tier contenders rank in the west (01:25). Then, Bill catches up with Jimmy Kimmel to talk Oscars, what it’s like hosting, and his best memories from the shows (54:45). Finally, he closes it out with Ariel Helwani to talk Ngannou-Joshua, UFC 299, and the future of 'WWE Raw' on Netflix (01:35:04). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ariel Helwani Producers: Kyle Crichton, Steve Ceruti, and Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/242h 13m

A Celtics Flop, Best Oscar Story Lines, Planning the Olympics, and the Fall of College Sports With Matthew Belloni and Casey Wasserman

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some brief thoughts on the Celtics' loss to the Cavaliers (2:08) before he is joined by Matthew Belloni to answer 10 burning questions about the Oscars (8:46). Then Bill talks with Casey Wasserman about planning for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (42:17), managing talent at Wasserman, the future of college sports (1:02:38), media, the next generation of stadiums, and more (1:34:54). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Matthew Belloni and Casey Wasserman Producer: Kyle Crichton  The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/242h

The Disappointment All-Stars, LeBron’s Unapproachable 40K, Minnesota Concerns, and Boston’s F-You Game With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers' narrow victory over the Timberwolves (1:23), the Celtics' staggering 52-point win over the Warriors (17:56), and Lakers-Nuggets (29:58) before discussing LeBron's milestone of 40,000 points and his looming extension with the Lakers (53:17). Then they name their "Disappointment All-Stars" (1:11:26) before closing the show with some Team USA talk and Media Corner (1:50:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/242h 12m

The Wemby Era, a Women’s Hoops Revolution, Taylor Swift Vs. the Beatles, and Maye Vs. Daniels With Chuck Klosterman

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss Victor Wembanyama speculations, international basketball, and cracks in the American youth basketball structure (1:22), before they talk about the spike in the popularity of women's college basketball, different eras of college sports, PEDs, and more (24:52). Then they discuss the cultural colossus that is Taylor Swift (47:37) before finally debating what the Patriots should do with the third pick in the NFL draft and talking about Apple TV's 'Dynasty' documentary (1:09:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Chuck Klosterman Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/241h 43m

Best In-Person NBA Stars, Trickiest Playoff Teams, Jaylen Brown on Trial, and the Hottest Take With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Nuggets-Warriors (1:52) and best NBA players to see in person (19:02), before wondering which playoff teams are going to fool everyone (46:56). Then, they fire off some "hot takes" (1:10:17) before checking in on the 45-12 Celtics (1:16:57), and sharing some NBA media thoughts (1:39:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/241h 57m

The Future of Everything With Derek Thompson, Plus UFC 300’s Missing Main Event and the Rock’s Turn With Ariel Helwani

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss the "future of everything," including health, culture, tech, and sports (3:15). Then Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about the buzz for the upcoming UFC 300 vs. the reality that it might not even be the best card so far this year, UFC 298 and 299 story lines, WrestleMania 40, upcoming WWE TV rights deals, and more (1:07:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Derek Thompson and Ariel Helwani Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/241h 55m

The Warriors Come Alive, Wemby, Mahomes, the Bucks, and the Uncertain 2024 Election With Logan Murdock and Tara Palmeri

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock to discuss his article "The Golden State Warriors Don’t Think This Is the End," Jonathan Kuminga's development, Klay Thompson's new outlook, Draymond Green's return, this season's playoff hopes, and more (2:00). Then Bill hits a couple sports topics, including Kristaps Porzingis, the Milwaukee Bucks, sports ratings, Super Bowl LVIII, Patrick Mahomes comps, and Victor Wembanyama (51:00). Finally Bill is joined by Tara Palmeri to discuss a messy start to the 2024 election cycle (1:10:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Logan Murdock and Tara Palmeri Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/241h 50m

Three for KC, MVP Mahomes, Shanahan’s Error, Craziest Bets, and More Super Bowl Reactions With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap Super Bowl LVIII, talk winners and losers, highlight the biggest moments, update legacies, review their gambling ledgers, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/241h 19m

Part 2: The NBA Trade Deadline Was a Dud With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as the deadline closed to discuss some of the other small moves that went down, like P.J. Washington to the Mavs and Jaden Springer to the Celtics (1:09). There's also talk of some of the teams that did nothing, like the Warriors (20:40), Lakers (26:54), and Magic (42:02). Plus, they address this deadline being a dud and how to fix it (56:10). Finally, he closes it out with Million-Dollar Picks for the Super Bowl (1:09:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/241h 20m

Part 1: NBA Trade Deadline Reactions With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to break down the early trades of the day, including the Knicks’ added shooting making them a scarier team in the East (1:54), Gordon Hayward to OKC (22:18), Buddy Hield to the Sixers (29:35) and why the Raptors are trading like it’s a fantasy football league (44:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/241h

The 2024 NBA Trade Value Rankings

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is prepping for the NBA trade deadline by naming his 25 honorable mentions (2:14), followed by the top 75 NBA trade-value players (11:45)! Host: Bill Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/241h 16m

The Super Bowl LVIII Props Mega-Special With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their Super Bowl bet win-loss record for the 21st century (2:53) before running through their favorite prop bets for Super Bowl LVIII (19:47). Finally, they find some values in NBA awards and conference winner odds (1:04:16) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:16:47). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/241h 34m

Tortured Jets Fans, NFL Fixes, and Curb Your Enthusiasm’s 25-Year Run With Larry David

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Larry David to discuss sports, movies, 'Seinfeld,' 25 years of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Larry David Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/241h 30m

A Lion-Sized Collapse, Mahomes Rises Again, Guess the Super Bowl Line, and NBA Award Long Shots With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the 49ers coming back to beat the Lions (1:11) and the Ravens falling to the Chiefs (23:49). They then guess the line for Super Bowl LVIII (41:41), talk biggest Super Bowl story lines (49:43), discuss NBA awards odds (58:15), and more before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:06:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/241h 22m

The Badass Knicks, Purdy on Trial, Lamar vs. Mahomes and Million Dollar Picks With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss Kings-Warriors, a Golden State check-in, and NBA All-Star ballots (2:38), before discussing some positive Knicks buzz, the Eastern Conference rounding into shape, the Suns, Clippers, and more (21:53). Next, Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the NFL coaching carousel, and some serious coaches without jobs (45:10), before previewing Chiefs-Ravens (1:05:37) and Lions-49ers (1:21:31). Finally, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for the conference championship round (1:42:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/241h 56m

Milwaukee Blows It Up, and Miami’s Big Move With Kevin O’Connor and Joe House, Plus, a Celtics/Patriots Report With Bill’s Dad

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Bucks firing coach Adrian Griffin just 43 games into his first season, and the Heat trading for Terry Rozier (5:16), before discussing possible trade deadline teams, including the 76ers, Knicks Clippers, Mavericks, Nets, Hawks, and more (25:30). Then, Bill’s Dad gives his Boston sports report on the state of the Celtics, the post-Belichick Patriots, and the cheapskate Red Sox (1 : 11:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Kevin O'Connor, and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/241h 58m

Wide Right (Again), Alpha Mahomes, the Lucky 49ers, Playoff Diarrhea, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another "holy shit" Chiefs-Bills matchup, Lions-Buccaneers, the 49ers escaping the Packers, and the Ravens' decisive win over the Texans (2:05) before they guess the lines for the conference championship games (1:00:30). They then close the show with Parent Corner (1:06:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/241h 26m

An NBA Midseason Power Poll, Allen Vs. Mahomes, and Divisional-Round Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his midseason NBA Power Poll, in which he ranks all 30 NBA teams (1:48). He is then joined by Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network to discuss all four NFL divisional-round games (45:53) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for the divisional round (1:38:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/241h 48m

The Philly Not-Special, Baker’s Redemption, Bills-Chiefs, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers shocking the Eagles in the wild-card round, and they make coaching carousel predictions for Bill Belichick, Mike Vrabel, Jim Harbaugh, and others (1:25) before talking Steelers-Bills and the Bills-Chiefs divisional-round matchup (20:27). Then they guess the lines for the NFL divisional round (37:18) before closing the show with Parent Corner (47:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/241h 5m

Dallas Gets Crushed, Miami’s Tua Problem, Detroit’s Big Night, and Rookie QB Magic With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' loss to the Packers in what was likely Mike McCarthy's last game as head coach (1:18); the game of the weekend, Rams-Lions (16:14); C.J. Stroud and the Texans beating the Browns (24:27); and Dolphins-Chiefs (29:10). They then go through an abbreviated Guess the Lines, look at the possible divisional-round matchups, and share more wild-card weekend observations (37:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/2452m 37s

Part 2: An NBA All-Star Snapshot, Washington’s Pain, Round 1 Picks, and a Belichick Story With Joe House

In the second part of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss NBA blowouts, showcasing more exciting teams nationally, preliminary All-Star ballots, the sad Wizards, the greatest candy bars, and more (2:00). Then, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL wild-card weekend (44:39). Finally, in honor of Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots parting ways, Bill shares some final thoughts on Belichick's career and reads an excerpt from his 2015 Grantland article after Super Bowl XLIX (49:06). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/241h 11m

Part 1: Belichick’s Gone, NFL Coach Roulette, and a Round One Mega-Preview With Michael Lombardi and Peter Schrager

In the first part of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Michael Lombardi about Bill Belichick's 24-year tenure with the Patriots, New England's long road ahead, why people should be thinking outside the box for Belichick's next team, and more (1:59). Then Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network to run through Bill's NFL Playoff Gambling Manifesto (50:38), before previewing each game for wild-card weekend (1:18:12) and discussing the upcoming NFL coaching carousel (2:00:12). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Michael Lombardi and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/242h 20m

The Warriors and Suns in Trouble, the L.A. Teams Going in Different Directions, and Milwaukee’s One Problem With Doc Rivers

The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly reacts to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel being fired (1:19) before he is joined by Doc Rivers to discuss the floundering Warriors (4:25), why the Lakers are struggling when their stars are healthy, (29:31), the Suns missing a key piece (52:35), the encouraging Clippers (1:00:20), concern for the Bucks (1:10:58), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Doc Rivers Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/241h 37m

A Week 18 Losers Draft, Belichick’s Sad Ending, First-Round Matchups/Lines, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bills securing the AFC East division with their win over the Dolphins, and reacting to the first-round slate (1:36), before running through the winners (13:48) and many losers (23:01) of NFL Week 18. Next, they guess the lines for wild-card weekend (1:02:05), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:19:05). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/241h 41m

A Brewing Lakers Mess, Eagles Flying Low, Belichick’s Last Game, and Million-Dollar Picks for Week 18 With Howard Beck and Sheil Kapadia

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck to discuss what is wrong with the Lakers after Shams Charania's report of internal struggles. They debate how to fix the Lakers' season (1:35) before kicking around some fake LeBron James trades (25:38). Then Bill talks with Sheil Kapadia about the uninspiring Eagles, the Chiefs' grim playoff outlook, and the sleeper Browns (51:18) before looking at their favorite games for a funky Week 18 (1:12:09). Finally Bill makes his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 18 (1:51:52). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Howard Beck and Sheil Kapadia Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/242h 4m

January’s NBA League Pass Rankings With Zach Lowe

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Zach Lowe for an early 2024 NBA League Pass Rankings. They draft their top 14 fun teams to watch based on an aggregation of factors, like style of play, exciting players, announcers, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Zach Lowe Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/241h 47m

The Big Playoff Sleeper, Bright Future Bears, Bring Back Belichick, Plus Week 18 Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the biggest topics from NFL Week 17, including the powerful 1-seeds, the Bills and Dolphins battling for the 2-seed in the AFC, Chiefs-Bengals, Eagles-Cardinals, Bills-Patriots, an unsettling Cowboys win vs. the Lions, Steelers-Seahawks, Justin Fields seemingly securing his job in Chicago, the messy NFC South, and more (1:51). Then they guess the lines for Week 18 (1:02:24), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:29:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/01/241h 46m

A Mega-NBA Power Poll, Advice for KD, Cuban’s Curious Sale and Million Dollar Picks Week 17 With Warren Sharp and Joe House

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his end of 2023 NBA Power Poll in which he ranks all 30 NBA teams (1:06). Then he is joined by Joe House and Warren Sharp to run through their favorite Week 17 games to bet on (58:35), before Bill makes the Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 17 (2:07:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House and Warren Sharp Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/232h 15m

Purdy’s X-Mas Flop, Lamar In Charge, Chiefs In Trouble and Week 17 Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Ravens' decisive win vs. the 49ers (2:09), the Raiders upsetting the Chiefs, Eagles-Giants, Joe Flacco's resurrection/Browns-Texans, and Panthers-Packers (18:22), before talking Broncos-Patriots, Vikings-Lions, Chargers-Bills, and Bengals-Steelers (51:36). Next they guess the lines for NFL Week 17 (0:00), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:13:05) Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/231h 32m

A Pistons Abyss, Scorching Purdy Takes, Must-See Holiday Movies, Ravens-Niners, and Million-Dollar Picks With Justin Termine, Kevin Wildes, and Sean Fennessey

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine of SiriusXM to discuss the Pistons' 25-game losing streak, how it got this bad, and where they can go from here (2:30). They also discuss Ja Morant's return, revisit the Rudy Gobert trade for the first-place Timberwolves, check in on the Celtics, talk about Suns concerns, and more (26:40). Then Bill talks with Kevin Wildes about the MVP of NFL TV show arguments before running through their favorite NFL Week 16 games and some Half-Baked Ideas (56:37). Next Bill makes his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 16 (1:50:42). Finally Bill is joined by Sean Fennessey to discuss his five must-see new films (1:56:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Justin Termine, Kevin Wildes, and Sean Fennessey Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/232h 40m

Mitchell’s Next Team and a Fake NBA Trade Extravaganza With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for a classic fake NBA trades podcast. First they gush about the Timberwolves and wonder whether the Clippers are for real (1:14), before they discuss possible trade candidates, including Donovan Mitchell, Dejounte Murray, O.G. Anunoby, Zach LaVine, Draymond Green, and many more (15:04)! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/231h 46m

A Dallas Downer, Buffalo’s Revival, Pats Sabotage Ideas, and a Lamar/SGA MVP Ticket With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' discouraging loss to the Bills, and Jaguars-Ravens (1:39), before talking Bears-Browns, Vikings-Bengals, Packers-Buccaneers, Patriots-Chiefs, a messy Panthers win over the Falcons, Steelers-Colts, the end of the Giants and Jets' playoff hopes, and Commanders-Rams (20:27). Then, they guess the lines for NFL Week 16 and say farewell to Chargers HC Brandon Staley (48:40), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:27:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/231h 46m

Are the Warriors Done? Plus, Taylor and Travis, Belichick’s Future, ‘American Fiction,’ an 'Entourage' Reboot, and Week 15 Picks With Nora Princiotti and Cord Jefferson

The Ringer's Bill Simmons wonders, "Is Golden State dead?" after watching the Warriors fall to the Clippers live at Crypto.com Arena (2:07). Then, Bill is joined by Nora Princiotti for a Travis Kelce-Taylor Swift check-in and a Bill Belichick hot-seat temperature check (28:25), before running through their favorite NFL Week 15 games (57:47). Next, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 15 (1:23:02). Finally, Bill is joined by writer/director Cord Jefferson to talk about his directorial debut film, 'American Fiction', the state of TV and film, as well as an incredible pitch to bring back HBO's 'Entourage', and more (1:28:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Nora Princiotti and Cord Jefferson Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/232h 32m

"Do You Believe … ?” NBA Edition With Doc Rivers

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Doc Rivers to discuss highlights from the NBA in-season tournament (3:46), before Bill asks "What's wrong?" with the Pistons, Warriors, Cavaliers, Hawks, Raptors, and Suns (25:37), then asks "Do you believe?" in the Bucks, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Thunder, and Clippers. This is then followed by story time and more (54:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Doc Rivers Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/231h 32m

Dak Vs. Purdy for MVP, a BS Perfect Game, Fake Herbert Trades, Unruly Sons, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys handily beating the Eagles, Lions-Bears, the Chiefs falling to the Bills, Rams-Ravens, Buccaneers-Falcons, another disappointing Chargers loss, Colts-Bengals, and Browns-Jaguars (1:24) before guessing the lines for NFL Week 15 (55:45) and closing the show with Parent Corner (1:22:20). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/231h 39m

A Haliburton/LeBron Finals, the Zion Dilemma, Buffalo’s Big Break and Week 14 Picks With Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lmabre and Rob Mahoney to discuss the NBA In-Season Tournament Semifinals including LeBron James' flawless performance in the Lakers' 133-89 victory over the Pelicans, Zion Williamson concerns, and Western Conference contenders (1:56), before talking about Tyrese Haliburton's incredible game vs. the Bucks, a look ahead to Lakers-Pacers in the Final, and more (24:12). Then Bill is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss the upcoming Eagles-Cowboys matchup, the Chiefs' confidence meter, how to view the Dolphins' season so far (54:59), as well as Bills-Chiefs, what the Bears will do with their draft capital, Justin Jefferson's return to the Vikings, Rams-Ravens, and more (1:19:53), before Bill makes the Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 14 (1:54:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre, and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/232h 7m

The San Francisco Treat, Green Bay’s Resurrection, and College Football Madness With Cousin Sal and Van Lathan

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Packers' win over the Chiefs, and Green Bay's path to the playoffs, plus Kansas City falling down the AFC standings, the 49ers' statement win in Philly, the Pats' new (old) offense and more (02:00). Next, Bill and Sal guess the lines for NFL Week 14 (45:00), and close it out with Parent Corner (1:10:00). Finally, Bill is joined by Van Lathan to break down the confusing College Football Playoff rankings that left out undefeated Florida State (1:19:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal and Van Lathan Producer: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/232h 7m

An NBA Power Poll, Carolina’s Rock-Bottom, Eagles-Niners, and Million-Dollar Picks With Steven Ruiz and Sheil Kapadia

The Ringer's Bill Simmons starts with an NBA Power Poll ranking all the teams in the league in tiers. Then, he's joined by Ringer staff writer and Carolina Panthers fan Steven Ruiz. They discuss how grim the situation truly is in Carolina, plus they talk through Steven's QB rankings for The Ringer (30:32). After that, The Ringer's Sheil Kapadia joins Bill to talk through this crazy Philadelphia Eagles season, preview Eagles-Niners, and talk through some other games on the Week 13 NFL slate (58:47), and then Bill wraps up with Million-Dollar Picks (1:49:37)! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Sheil Kapadia and Steven Ruiz Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/231h 59m

NBA Tournament Chaos and Top-10 Player Arguments with Justin Termine, plus Michael Rubin on Changing the Collectibles Industry

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine of Sirius/XM NBA Radio to break down the wild final night of the In-Season Tournament group stage including the Kings comeback win over the Warriors and whether Golden State is in big trouble, plus some sports radio debates like Tatum vs Booker and who wants Zach Lavine (01:40). Then, he chats with Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin on how AI will impact merchandise, modernizing the sports cards market and more (54:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Justin Termine and Michael Rubin Producer: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/232h

The Milton Berle Eagles, Baltimore’s Maddening Season, the Surging Broncos, and the Pathetic Patriots With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a classic Chargers loss to the Ravens and the wild Bills-Eagles showdown (1:40). They also talk about the Patriots seemingly cementing a top-three draft pick after losing 10-7 to the Giants, Saints-Falcons, and Steelers-Bengals (23:12). They then discuss Browns-Broncos, Denver's midseason turnaround, Texans-Jaguars, the Chiefs' comeback win vs. the Raiders, Jets-Dolphins, the Thanksgiving games, and more (46:32) before guessing the lines for NFL Week 13 (1:03:28). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:19.30). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/231h 35m

Part 2: In-Season Tournament Kudos, GSW in Trouble, NFL MVP Weirdness, and Million-Dollar Thanksgiving Picks With Rob Mahoney, Steven Ruiz, and Danny Kelly

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the success of the inaugural NBA in-season tournament and check in on some aging NBA superstars, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry (1:42). Then, Bill talks with Danny Kelly and Steven Ruiz about the lackluster NFL MVP race (50:58) before Bill and Danny run through NFL Week 12 games and make the Million-Dollar Picks (1:21:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Steven Ruiz, and Danny Kelly Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/231h 56m

Part 1: Jaylen Brown’s Crucial Season, an OpenAI Rebellion, and KC’s WR Shortage With Kevin O’Connor, Derek Thompson, and Austin Gayle

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss Jaylen Brown's changing role on the Boston Celtics (2:06), before talking with Derek Thompson about OpenAI's decision to fire CEO Sam Altman, the fallout, how rapidly AI is developing, predictions for the following weeks, as well as a check-in on Elon Musk during the troughs of his lawsuit with Media Matters, and more (32:44). Finally, Austin Gayle stops by for another segment of NFL Nerd Out, where they run through some surprising advanced statistics on C.J. Stroud, Zach Wilson, the Panthers offense, Chargers HC Brandon Staley, USC QB Caleb Williams, and more (1:27:55). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor, Derek Thompson, and Austin Gayle Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/232h 3m

The Sleeper Browns, Goff’s Evil Twin, Rowboat Ron, and the Bills Are(n’t) Back With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Vikings-Broncos, Browns-Steelers, another inexplicable Chargers loss, Lions-Bears, Dolphins-Raiders, Rams-Seahawks, and more (2:02) before guessing the lines for NFL Week 12 (42:33). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:13:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/231h 27m

Burrow’s Uh-Oh, Best NBA Rookies, Steelers-Browns, and Million-Dollar Picks With Mallory Rubin, Danny Kelly, and J. Kyle Mann

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin to react to the Ravens' 34-20 win over the Bengals on 'TNF', Joe Burrow leaving the game with a wrist injury, Mark Andrews sustaining an ankle injury, AFC playoff speculation, and more (1:34), before Bill talks with Danny Kelly about the weekend's slate of NFL games and makes the Million-Dollar Picks for Week 11 (35:47). Finally, Bill is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss his NBA Rookie Rankings as they run through the top 15 rookies so far this season (1:10:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mallory Rubin, Danny Kelly, and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/232h 2m

Early NBA Surprises With Doc Rivers, Plus Netflix’s Dominating 2023 With Matthew Belloni

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Doc Rivers to discuss the NBA In-Season Tournament, the teams atop the Eastern and Western Conferences, the new-look Clippers, Anthony Edwards, the exciting Rockets, Bucks concerns, and more (6:30). Then Bill is joined by Matthew Belloni to discuss Netflix in 2023, how it continues to rise as other major streamers fall, the future of live sports, and much more (1:21:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Doc Rivers and Matthew Belloni Producers: Kyle Crichton and Jessie Lopez The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/232h 3m

Cleveland Shocks Lamar, Dobbsanity Strikes Again, New York Bad QB History, and Belichick’s Bleak Season With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to play a game of "Good Win or Bad Loss?" for Ravens-Browns, Bengals-Texans, Chargers-Lions, and Saints-Vikings (4:20), before discussing Cowboys-Giants, a lackluster Jets-Raiders 'SNF' matchup, another ugly Patriots loss, Commanders-Seahawks, Falcons-Cardinals, and Packers-Steelers (32:00). Then, they guess the lines for NFL Week 11 (51:33), and close the show with Parent Corner (1:13:36). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/231h 34m

The NBA’s Big Shift, Best NFL Future Bets and Mega-Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Michael Pina, Benjamin Solak, and Raheem Palmer

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck and Michael Pina to discuss some NBA big-picture story lines (2:08), before Bill talks to Benjamin Solak about the end of the Belichick era in New England (42:01), and some of their favorite NFL future bets (52:00). Then, Bill is joined by Raheem Palmer to discuss NFL Week 10 games before making the Million-Dollar Picks for Week 10 (1:29:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Howard Beck, Michael Pina, Ben Solak, and Raheem Palmer Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/232h

An NBA Power Poll, Plus Malcolm Gladwell Plays ‘Sports Czar’

The Ringer's Bill Simmons gives his NBA power poll of all 30 teams through two weeks (1:41), before he is joined by Malcolm Gladwell to discuss tweaks they would make to major sports, including the NBA in-season tournament, restoring home field advantage in the NFL, improving the MLB season, reducing tanking incentives in the NBA, regulating new athletic technologies, and more (31:08)! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Malcolm Gladwell Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/231h 49m

The Dallas/Dak Blues, Dobbs Follows, Buffalo in Trouble, Stroud’s Wild Season, and Week 10 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles' win over the Cowboys, Josh Dobbs taking over the Vikings offense and beating the Falcons, a Raiders bounce-back win, and Patriots-Commanders (1:35). Then, they talk Chiefs-Dolphins, Bills-Bengals, Seahawks-Ravens, and C.J. Stroud's incredible performance in the Texans' win over the Buccaneers (23:11). Next, Bill and Sal guess the lines for NFL Week 10 (45:04) and close the show with Parent Corner (1:13:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/231h 30m

NBA “Too Soon?” With Joe House and Kyle Mann, Plus the Struggling Grizzlies and Week 9 NFL Picks With Chris Vernon

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and J. Kyle Mann to ask some NBA questions: "Is it too soon to say the Knicks need to trade Julius Randle?" "Is it too soon to panic about the Heat?" "Is it too soon to say the Thunder might be a top-five team in the West?" And more (2:32). Then, Bill talks with Chris Vernon about the 0-5 Grizzlies (1:12:38) before bouncing some NFL bets off of him and making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 9 (1:26:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, J. Kyle Mann, and Chris Vernon Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/231h 59m

The Clippers Are Dumb, Plus the NFL Trade Deadline, Sleeper Teams, and 'The Godfather' With Michael Lombardi

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the 76ers trading James Harden to the Clippers (1:55) before he is joined by Michael Lombardi to discuss the NFL trade deadline, cross-off teams, and risers and fallers (24:09). Then, they talk 'The Godfather Part III,' mob TV shows, and more (1:13:46). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Michael Lombardi Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/231h 42m

RIP Matthew Perry, Plus the Return of Cincy, a Bad Week 8 QB Draft, Wemby Live, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons remembers Matthew Perry (1:21) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to draft the 12 worst NFL QBs after some truly poor Week 8 quarterback play (11:30), and answer some NFL burning questions like: "Do you believe in Will Levis," "Are the Bengals officially back," "Who will be the NFC 7-seed," and more (25:30). Then they guess the lines for Week 9 (57:49), and close the show with Parent Corner (1:26:19). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/231h 43m

A 72-Hour NBA Binge With Rob Mahoney, Searching for an NFL Alpha Dog With Peter Schrager, Plus Million-Dollar Picks

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the first three days of the NBA season, including Suns-Lakers, 76ers-Bucks, and Knicks-Celtics, as well as encouraging Zion Williamson thoughts, Victor Wembanyama living up to the hype, Grizzlies concern, and more (1:11). Then, Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to try and identify which teams can actually make a postseason run, before gauging the Texans' ceiling, discussing a turbulent Browns season, learning about Tyson Bagent, and more (41:55). Finally, Bill makes his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (1:39:57). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out theringer.com/RG to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/231h 58m

Joker and Booker Dominate Opening Night, Plus Doc Rivers Breaks Down the NBA Season

The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Lakers' loss to the Nuggets, and the Suns' narrow victory over the Warriors on the NBA's opening night (2:48). Bill then talks with Doc Rivers about his first offseason away from an NBA team in decades, the Celtics' busy offseason, first-year coach Adrian Griffin in Milwaukee, the Nuggets' trying to be repeat champions, what makes the Heat special, LeBron James's 21st NBA season, the James Harden saga, the young and hungry Thunder, Victor Wembanyama, and more (19:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Doc Rivers Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/231h 35m

The Philly Decade, Lamar On Fire, the Best Game Curse, NBA Awards, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles' win over the Dolphins, Rams-Steelers, the Ravens trouncing the Lions, Colts-Browns, the Patriots' shocking upset win over the Bills, Chiefs-Chargers, Raiders-Bears, and more (2:08), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 8 (51:29), and closing the show with Parent Corner (1:23:09). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kye Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/231h 41m

The Ja and Harden Situations, UFC 294, WWE vs. AEW, Guilty Pleasure TV Shows, and Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Ariel Helwani, and Amanda Dobbins

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck to discuss some NBA news stories, including the ESPN article about Ja Morant and James Harden's campaign to leave the 76ers (3:27), before talking about some stealth NBA story lines—like the sense of urgency creeping up on the Cavaliers, Ben Simmons in Brooklyn, and more (33:00). Then Bill runs through his stay-aways and gives out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 7 (50:00). Next Bill is joined by Ariel Helwani to do a quick check-in on the Bills and Knicks, and discuss Misfits Boxing, the future of the sport of boxing, UFC 294, AEW, and more (1:04:04). Finally Bill and Amanda Dobbins discuss the show they love to hate: 'The Morning Show' on Apple TV+ (1:55:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Howard Beck, Ariel Helwani, and Amanda Dobbins Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/232h 32m

NBA Over/Unders, Part 3: The Atlantic and Southeast Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Tatum, Harden, Butler, and Trae

In Part 3 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Atlantic and Southeast divisions. (00:53) Celtics (10:03) 76ers (22:31) Knicks (29:19) Nets (34:58) Raptors (41:00) Heat (48:03) Hawks (55:33) Hornets (1:00:21) Magic (1:08:00) Wizards Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/231h 26m

NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The Pacific and Central Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Booker, Curry, LeBron, and Giannis

In Part 2 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Pacific and Central divisions. (00:42) Suns (13:24) Lakers (22:20) Warriors (30:38) Kings (36:23) Clippers (41:54) Bucks (50:08) Cavaliers (56:21) Bulls (59:30) Pacers (1:03:08) Pistons Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/231h 13m

NBA Over/Unders, Part 1: The Midwest and Southwest Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Jokic, Ja, SGA, and Luka

In Part 1 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Midwest and Southwest divisions. (01:02) Nuggets (10:24) Timberwolves (19:31) Thunder (28:32) Jazz (34:31) Trail Blazers (38:47) Grizzlies (51:40) Mavericks (59:50) Pelicans (1:06:29) Rockets (1:12:52) Spurs Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/231h 23m

NFC Upset Day, Awful QBs, the Sleeper Lions, Guess the Lines, and NBA Award Stuff With Cousin Sal and Joe House

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss some weird NFL outcomes, including the 49ers falling to the Browns, and the Jets beating the Eagles (1:18), before talking Bills-Giants, Saints-Texans, Patriots-Raiders, Falcons-Commanders, Seahawks-Bengals, and more (20:52). Next, Joe House joins as they guess the lines for NFL Week 7 (40:28), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:07:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/231h 34m

Money Grabs, Eli Manning 2.0, NBA Rookie Watch, NFL Nerding, and an MCU Deep Dive With Craig Horlbeck, Danny Heifetz, Austin Gayle, J. Kyle Mann, and Joanna Robinson

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some thoughts on the MLB playoffs and gives his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (1:49) before he is joined by Craig Horlbeck and Danny Heifetz of ‘The Ringer Fantasy Football Show’ to propose some exciting tweaks to the NFL season and make some current NFL player comps (17:52). Then, Bill talks with Austin Gayle about seven nerdy stats from the 2023-24 NFL season (53:24). Next, Bill is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the stacked NBA rookie class (1:12:04). Finally, Bill and Joanna Robinson discuss her new book, ‘MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios,’ and the top five actors whose careers have benefited from the Marvel films (1:49:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Craig Horlbeck, Danny Heifetz, Austin Gayle, J. Kyle Mann, and Joanna Robinson Producer: Kyle Crichton  The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/232h 16m

OKC’s Mega-Sleeper Potential With Kevin O’Connor and NFL Last Rites, 2023 Edition, With Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the bright future of the Oklahoma City Thunder, what Chet Holmgren brings to the impressive young team, possible midseason trade candidates, and more (1:36). Then Bill is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss the Broncos as a teardown candidate, a potential Kirk Cousins trade, C.J. Stroud vs. Bryce Young, the Steelers' sputtering offense, Bill Belichick and the 1-4 Patriots, Daniel Jones's struggles, and more (47:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/231h 29m

A Cowboys Pity Party, Tank-a-Belichick, Brock Purdy’s Ascent, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the 49ers' landslide victory over the Cowboys, and another drastic Patriots loss (2:07), before talking Broncos-Jets, Ravens-Steelers, Bengals-Cardinals, Lions-Panthers, Vikings-Chiefs, updated MVP odds, cross-off teams, and more (21:37). Next, they guess the lines for NFL Week 6 (49:35), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:16:42). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/231h 36m

Westbrook Vs. Harden, Belichick’s Next Move, the Kelce-Swift Distraction, and Million-Dollar Picks | with Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons runs through the Venn diagram of James Harden and Russell Westbrook after the new Clippers trade rumors (2:28). Then, Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss the disappointing Giants, the slow-start Bengals, the new-low Patriots, MVP McCaffrey, the surprisingly exciting Texans, and more (20:38). Finally, Bill runs through his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (1:16:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/231h 31m

Part 2: Zach Wilson’s Alive, Belichick’s in Trouble, Buffalo’s Cruising, and Week 5 Lines With Cousin Sal

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chiefs' narrow victory over the Jets, the Cowboys' drubbing of the Patriots, and Dolphins-Bills (2:09) before talking quarterback confidence rankings, Steelers-Texans, Colts-Rams, Christian McCaffrey's MVP game, and more (24:25). Next, they guess the lines for NFL Week 5 (47:15) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:15:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/231h 30m

Part 1: Boston Gets Jrue Holiday With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Jrue Holiday being traded to the Celtics, what’s next for the Trail Blazers, a look at the new Eastern Conference, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/231h 2m

A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks

The Ringer's Bill Simmons starts by reacting to Damian Lillard being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team trade (1:38). He also talks about Deandre Ayton in Portland, what's next for Jrue Holiday, and more. Then business and tech analyst Ben Thompson joins Bill to give his perspective on the Lillard trade as a Bucks fan (26:53). After that, Bill makes his Million-Dollar Picks for Week 4 in the NFL (53:07) before NBC late-night host Seth Meyers joins the show to talk about his ‘Saturday Night Live’ days, what he's been up to during the writers strike, and much more (1:03:16). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout http://theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ben Thompson and Seth Meyers Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/231h 46m

The Dame Trade Hostage Crisis, a Lethal Browns D, and Miami’s Speed and Motion Apex With Wosny Lambre and Michael Lombardi

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss new reports that the Raptors are a front-runner to acquire Damian Lillard in a trade (3:32), before looking at some fake trades and sleeper teams for Lillard (21:27). Next, Bill talks with Michael Lombardi about the Browns' dominant defense (45:17), the terrifying Dolphins offense (1:08:42), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Michael Lombardi and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/231h 42m

A Dallas Letdown, Taylor Swift’s KC Date, Cleveland’s Crazy D, Chicago’s Agony, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' shocking loss to the Cardinals, Ravens-Colts, Titans-Browns, the Dolphins putting up 70 points on the Broncos, Jaguars-Texans, Jets-Patriots, and more (1:07), before Nathan Hubbard joins to discuss the Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce relationship (44:20). Next, Bill and Sal guess the lines for NFL Week 4 (58:07), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:25:57). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/231h 46m

A 2023 NFL Re-Draft, Deion’s Next School, the 76ers Soap Opera, and Week 3 Picks With Danny Kelly, Van Lathan, and Howard Beck

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly to re-draft the top NFL rookies after Week 2 (1:45), before Bill makes his Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 3 (30:51). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about the top five college football coaches he thinks should be watching out for Deion Sanders taking their job (40:57). Finally, Bill talks with Howard Beck about joining The Ringer, the story lines dominating the upcoming NBA season, stories from Beck's time covering Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, and more (1:20:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Danny Kelly, Van Lathan, and Howard Beck Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/231h 52m

Austin Rivers on NBA Vet Life, QB Arguments With Steven Ruiz, and Canceling 'Winning Time' With Chris Ryan

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA veteran Austin Rivers to discuss hunting for a new contract, modern NBA player movement, whether AAU is the best developmental tool for young players, playing with Anthony Edwards, and more (2:11). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Steven Ruiz about his weekly NFL QB rankings (1:00:42), before he is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss HBO's 'Winning Time' being canceled after only two seasons, things they liked and didn't like about the show, what it means for modern sports TV shows, and more (1:30:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Austin Rivers, Steven Ruiz, and Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/232h 2m

The Floundering Pats, Lamar’s Big Day, the Struggling Wilsons, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another uninspiring Patriots loss to the scary Dolphins, and where they rank among the 0-2 teams (1:39), before running through other Week 2 notes, including: Cowboys-Jets, and Micah Parsons’s DPOY candidacy, Lamar Jackson’s game-winning performance vs. the Bengals, Chargers-Titans, Lions-Seahawks, Jaguars-Chiefs, shaky 2-0 teams, and more (18:02). Finally, they guess the lines for NFL Week 3 (1:03:35) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:26:37). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/231h 43m

Cousins/Jets Momentum, Cowboys Fever, a Red Sox Reset, and Million Dollar Picks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons quickly reacts to Eagles-Vikings before making his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 2 (2:38). Then, Bill is joined by The Ringer’s editor-at-large, Bryan Curtis, to discuss good feelings surrounding the Dallas Cowboys, media notes from Week 1, and more (22:13). Finally, Bill talks with distressed Red Sox fan Kevin Hench after the news of GM Chaim Bloom being fired (1:07:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/231h 37m

The Jets in Despair, a Wide-Open AFC East, and the Big UFC-WWE Merger With Sean Fennessey, Ben Solak, and Nick Khan

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey to discuss Aaron Rodgers's season-ending injury a mere four snaps into the Jets season, the Jets' inexplicable win in their game against the Bills, what the Jets will do now, and more (1:47). Then Bill talks with Ben Solak about the new landscape in the AFC East after NFL Week 1, including the Dolphins as the new favorites, the Bills' rocky Week 1, the Jets' fast drop, and the sleeper Patriots (33:00). Finally, Bill is joined by the CEO of WWE, Nick Khan, to discuss WWE and UFC's official merger into the TKO Group, the state of boxing, what is next for ESPN, possible mega media mergers, and more (1:08:42). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Sean Fennessey, Benjamin Solak, and Nick Khan Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/232h 7m

A Niners and Cowboys Party, Tyreek Runs Amok, Six-Man Booths, Four-Box Bliss, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' 40-point shutout victory over the Giants, the Eagles' narrow victory over the Patriots, the Chargers-Dolphins shootout, Titans-Saints, Broncos-Raiders, and more (2:21), before they guess the lines for NFL Week 2 (49:41). Finally, they close the show with Parent Corner with special guest Jimmy Kimmel (1:07:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/231h 44m

KC’s Receiver Dilemma, UFC 293, ESPN In Trouble, and Million Dollar Picks With Ariel Helwani and Ben Thompson

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some postgame thoughts about the Lions' season-opening win over the Chiefs (3:02) before making his Million-Dollar Picks for Week 1 (14:32). Then, Bill is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss Team Canada's FIBA run, UFC 293 story lines, and a disagreement on the Buffalo Bills (24:10). Then, Bill talks with business and tech analyst Ben Thompson about Disney vs. Spectrum, what it says for the future of cable, and more (57:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ariel Helwani and Ben Thompson Producer: Kyle Crichton   The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/231h 40m

The Anthony Edwards Moment, the Lions Bandwagon, and NFL Playoff Picks With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the FIBA World Cup, including Anthony Edwards becoming the cornerstone for Team USA, America's struggle with centers in international play, the exciting Team Canada, and more (1:53). Then, Bill talks with Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network about Detroit Lions hype, Aaron Rodgers anticipation, and more sleeper teams (29:32), before running through their NFL playoff predictions (54:54). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/231h 33m

Part 2: Guess the Lines Week 1, Plus Favorite NFL Futures With Cousin Sal

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal for their 17th year of Guess the Lines (1:37) before they run through some of their favorite NFL futures bets (49:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/231h 20m

Part 1: The Annual NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to run through the expected win totals of every NFC team and make their over/under picks. NFC East (3:40) NFC North (22:07) NFC South (31:01) NFC West (44:28) Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/231h 5m

The Annual AFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to run through the expected win totals of every AFC team and make their over/under picks, before they close the show with Parent Corner. AFC East (3:48) AFC North (23:35) AFC South (39:20) AFC West (50:06) Parent Corner (1:03:06) Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/231h 16m

The "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft With Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly. Plus, a Cleveland Sports Check-in With Garrett Bush.

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly of 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show' for the "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft, where they identify NFL players who fit unique categories on draft day (2:24). Then, Bill talks with Garrett Bush of the 'Ultimate Cleveland Sports Show' about the Browns, Cleveland's relationship with Pittsburgh, Browns fans' affinity for Baker Mayfield, Cavaliers predictions, and more (1:16:42). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Garrett Bush Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/231h 58m

Surprise NFL Playoff Teams, the Post-Lance Niners, Wilson’s Future, and the Least Defensible Trades Ever With Michael Lombardi

The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly hits on some sports stories, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's FIBA presence, and Mookie Betts's MVP case (1:16) before he is joined by Michael Lombardi to discuss the 49ers trading Trey Lance to the Cowboys, and just how big of a "what-if" trading up for Lance was for the Niners in the first place (7:44). Then, they discuss long shot NFL playoff teams (32:09), before talking about Michael's new book, 'Football Done Right: Setting the Record Straight on the Coaches, Players, and History of the NFL,' available September 5th (1:15:39). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Michael Lombardi Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/231h 45m

Charles Barkley’s NBA-NFL Summer Takes, Plus the Jewish Pop Culture Pantheon With Juliet Litman and Mallory Rubin

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Charles Barkley to discuss Nikola Jokic, USA falling behind in basketball player development, international basketball, a look at the West next season, Charles's favorite NFL story lines, and more (1:37). Then Bill talks with Mallory Rubin and Juliet Litman about the new Netflix film, 'You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah' (1:15:08), before hearing Juliet's list of major Jewish pop culture moments (1:34:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Charles Barkley, Mallory Rubin, and Juliet Litman Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/232h

Make-or-Break Fantasy Football Guys With Matthew Berry. Plus, Malcolm Gladwell on How to Fix Youth Sports.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBC's Matthew Berry to discuss the top 10 "make-or-break" fantasy football players for the 2023-24 NFL season (2:09). Then, Bill talks with Malcolm Gladwell about his podcast series, 'Revisionist History' (1:01:15), before discussing several ways Malcolm proposes to completely overhaul youth sports in America (1:16:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Matthew Berry and Malcolm Gladwell Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/232h 5m

USA Hoops, Harden Advice, the AFC East, and Half-Baked Ideas With Kevin Wildes and David Jacoby

'The BS Pod' is back! The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes to discuss Team USA's comeback victory over Germany (4:02), Anthony Edwards's moment, James Harden's future (44:28), the perplexing AFC East (1:06:09), half-baked ideas (0:00), and much more (1:23:13)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Wildes and David Jacoby Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/231h 57m

Part 2: The 2023 NBA Expansion Draft with Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for an NBA expansion team draft. With two new franchises likely coming in the next few years, the guys determine which players the current teams would protect and then each draft for the two new franchises. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Isaiah Blakely and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/231h 17m

Part 1: USA’s World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and ‘The OC’ 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons opens with a 6-pack of topics including the US women’s soccer team going out of the World Cup in the round of 16 and more (4:30). Next, he chats with Gabe York, one of the stars of the new documentary “Destination NBA: A G-League Odyssey” (45:15) before closing it out chatting with his daughter Zoe Simmons about the 20-year anniversary of “The OC” (1:04:07). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Gabe York and Zoe Simmons Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/231h 35m

Portland’s Dilemma, the Rise of Autobiographical Docs, Memory Loss Benefits, and Fun Conspiracies With Chuck Klosterman

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss a range of topics, including Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler, TV, music, documentaries, conspiracies, ghosts, memory loss, and much more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Chuck Klosterman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/231h 52m

Talking Basketball and Life With Stephen A. Smith

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith to discuss balancing the workload during the NBA season, Stephen's departure from ESPN in 2009, 'First Take,' the parameters of athlete criticism, Damian Lillard's quest to play in Miami, the state of the Knicks, and much more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Stephen A. Smith Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/231h 5m

The Wemby Weekend, Scoot vs. Dame, UFC 290, and Bill’s Big Vegas Weekend With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a turbulent weekend for Victor Wembanyama in his NBA Summer League debut, why Scoot Henderson is definitely the real deal, Portland's Damian Lillard conundrum, Jabari Smith Jr.'s encouraging performances, Chet Holmgren's return, Gregg Popovich's five-year extension, in-season NBA tournament thoughts, Bill's report from UFC 290 in Las Vegas, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/231h 43m

Boston’s Gamble, the GOAT Blazer, Philly’s Future, and ‘The Idol’ Flames Out With Chris Ryan and Wesley Morris

The Ringer's Bill SImmons shares some NBA thoughts, including the only realistic way Damian Lillard can be traded to the Heat, teams that are "on the clock" with their superstars, the Celtics parting ways with their defensive anchors, who is truly the greatest Trail Blazer of all time, and more (1:19). Next, Bill talks with Chris Ryan about how the James Harden situation will be resolved, new 76ers coach Nick Nurse, a competitive Eastern Conference, NBA in-season tournament takes, and more (28:34). Then, Bill is joined by Wesley Morris of the New York Times to discuss HBO's 'The Idol', why the show flopped, 'The Weekend', and more (54:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan and Wesley Morris Producers: Kyle Crichton and Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/231h 42m

Part 2: Our Favorite NBA Free Agency Moves, Plus the Biggest Mistakes, and the ESPN Layoffs With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined again by Ryen Russillo to break down the early stages of NBA free agency, including which teams made positive moves and which teams left them confused, such as the Lakers, Rockets, Bucks, and more (0:53). Then, they close it out with their thoughts on Jeff Van Gundy, Jalen Rose, and the ESPN layoffs (1:11:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/231h 39m

Part 1: Does Portland Have to Trade Dame? Did Philly Ruin Things With Embiid? NBA Offseason Questions With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Damian Lillard's trade request, why they think the Trail Blazers should wait on trading Lillard, another James Harden trade request, the 76ers' future, fake trades for both Harden and Lillard, guessing the 2023-24 tank teams, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/231h 8m

A Harden Trade Request! Plus, the Lakers' and Warriors' Last-Dance Potentials With Logan Murdock, and Dave Chang on ‘The Bear.’

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on James Harden's decision to pick up his $35.6 million player option and reports that the 76ers are looking to trade him (1:05). Then, Bill is joined by Logan Murdock to discuss the Lakers' aspirations for the 2023-24 NBA season, their potential acquisition of Bruce Brown, and why Bill thinks they may be the second-best team in the Western Conference (13:15). They then discuss the new-look Warriors with Chris Paul, questions about who is making the critical decisions for Golden State, which of the Warriors veterans will need to take a pay cut to stay with the team, and more (35:28). Finally, Bill is joined by renowned restaurateur Dave Chang to discuss FX's 'The Bear,' how it depicted the perils of opening an ambitious new restaurant, the state of restaurants in 2023, food trends, and more (1:10:13). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Dave Chang and Logan Murdock Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/231h 40m

The Bulls in Limbo, the Terrific Season 2 of 'The Bear,' and a Frustrating Yankees Season With Jason Goff, Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson, and JackO

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jason Goff to discuss the Bulls' position in NBA no-man's-land for the last decade, whether to tank or compete, fake offseason trades, and more (1:49). Next, Bill talks with his longtime friend and Yankees fan JackO to discuss the Yanks' disappointing start to the season, fantasies of changes to the front office, and the state of mind of the average Yankees fan (39:57). Finally, Bill, Mallory Rubin, and Joanna Robinson discuss Season 2 of FX's 'The Bear' [SPOILERS] and why they love it so much (1:57:13). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jason Goff, Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson, and JackO Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/232h 28m

Sneaky Sacramento, Free Agency Deal Guesses, and the "One More Time" Draft With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss some three-day-old NBA draft thoughts, including Cam Whitmore's slide to 20th, the Clippers, and the Mavericks' draft day moves (1:33), before wondering what the Kings are up to after clearing a sizeable amount of cap space and presenting the most logical Damian Lillard trade for all parties (19:53). Then, they figure out which teams are going to run it back "one more time" next season (43:20), and guess the contract and team for NBA free agents, including Dillon Brooks, Fred VanVleet, James Harden, Brook Lopez, Jerami Grant, and more (1:10:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/232h 4m

NBA Draftapalooza Part 3: Winners and Losers From Draft Night With Kevin O’Connor and Tate Frazier

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and Tate Frazier to react to the first round of the NBA draft, including the Hornets' choice to take Brandon Miller second overall over Scoot Henderson, Cam Whitmore's slide to the Rockets at 20, ESPN's draft coverage, another savvy Thunder draft, the Mavericks' trade up, the surprisingly competent Wizards, and much more! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Tate Frazier Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/231h 6m

NBA Draftapalooza, Part 2: Chris Paul to the Warriors! Whoa!!! With Kevin O’Connor and Tate Frazier

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Conor and Tate Frazier to react to the Warriors trading Jordan Poole and draft picks to the Wizards for Chris Paul, how Paul's veteran presence can impact the Warriors, evaluating the Wizards' offseason, speculation on the Hornets' decision with no. 2 overall pick, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Tate Frazier Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/2343m 29s

NBA Draftapalooza, Part 1: A Shocking Celtics Trade With Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor after the Celtics, Grizzlies, and Wizards made a surprise trade that sent Marcus Smart to Memphis and Kristaps Porzingis to Boston. They discuss Porzingis’s fit and future with the Celtics, why the deal makes sense for Memphis, and why Bill is going to miss Marcus. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/2351m 8s

Six NBA Forks In the Road, Plus Wemby’s Charisma With Brian Windhorst and Best Early NFL Futures With Ben Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons starts the show by talking about six guys he believes are the most interesting in the NBA over the next few days. Then, he is joined by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst to discuss what makes Victor Wembanyama different from past generational prospects. They also talk about how Wemby's handled his growing fame, what San Antonio’s long-term plan is for him, and more (28:12). Then, The Ringer’s Ben Solak joins Bill to run through some of their favorite futures bets for the upcoming NFL season (1:05:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Brian Windhorst and Benjamin Solak Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/231h 52m

Beal to Phoenix, CP3’s Next Move, Fake Zion Trades, and Charlotte’s Big Decision With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns trading for Bradley Beal, and Chris Paul's future (1:03), before throwing out a plethora of fake trades and NBA draft scenarios (47:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/231h 56m

A Summer NBA Trade Value List, Plus Beal Trades and a U.S. Open Report With Joe House

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the buzz around a potential Bradley Beal trade and the possible suitors (1:36), before Bill reveals his updated NBA Trade Value List, complete with dishonorable mentions, toughest omissions, and the top 65 trade-value players in the NBA (24:00). Then, House describes his day on LACC at the U.S. Open, some updated odds, and more (1:05:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/231h 23m

Doc Rivers on Denver’s First Title, the Zombie Heat, Jokic Vs. the Greats, and Why It Wasn’t Philly

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA champion head coach Doc Rivers to recap the Denver Nuggets' first title win in franchise history over the Miami Heat in five games. They talk about what made this Nuggets team so special, including Nikola Jokic's historic playoff run, Jamal Murray's growth as a player, and more. Then, they discuss Doc's final year in Philly, his thoughts on what it will take for Joel Embiid to win a title, what it's like coaching James Harden, what happened in Game 6 against Boston in the second round, and more (45:06). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out http://theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Doc Rivers Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/231h 16m

The Jokic Effect, a Murray What-If Game, a Most-Likely-to-Be-Traded Draft, and Kyle’s Wedding With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, and they start by talking about Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets' impressive play to take a 3-1 lead. They also discuss whether the Nuggets would have been in a position to win a championship sooner if Jamal Murray hadn't injured his ACL (29:50). Later, Bill and Ryen draft guys they could see on a different team by the start of next season, and Bill tells some stories from Kyle's wedding (1:17:07). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out http://theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details.Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/232h 6m

Joker’s Wild in Miami, CP3’s Future, CNN Turmoil, and Streaming TV Chaos With Kevin Wildes, Dave Jacoby, and Matt Belloni

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes to talk about Denver’s dominating win over the Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Nikola Jokic ascending to the indisputable best player in the league, and the road map for Miami to still win this series before predicting tomorrow morning's headlines. Later, they discuss the rumor that Phoenix will waive Chris Paul, what’s next for Bob Myers, and a wild day on social media for Zion Williamson (1:10). Then, Bill is joined by Matt Belloni from Puck to discuss Chris Licht’s failure at CNN, how the network can pick up the pieces, and which cable entities can survive the 2020s. They also discuss the current state of media and if the streaming bubble is starting to burst (67:20). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out ringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details Host: Bill Simmons Guests: David Jacoby, Kevin Wildes, and Matt Belloni Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/231h 58m

The Unfathomable LIV-PGA Merger, Miami’s Special Sauce, and Butler’s Unusual Superstardom With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Raja Bell

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Nathan Hubbard to discuss the abrupt PGA Tour–LIV Golf merger. Was this the endgame for LIV all along? What about the players who never left? Could this happen again with other sports like tennis? And more (1:49). Then, Bill talks with Raja Bell about the Heat's improbable playoff run, Denver's need to "fight back" vs. Miami's aggressive play, Jimmy Butler's unique career arc, Game 3 thoughts, and more (44:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Raja Bell Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/231h 42m

Miami’s Zombies Do It Again, Portland’s Dilemma, Ja’s Future, and Worst GM Jobs With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Heat’s Game 2 road win over the Nuggets, Game 3 thoughts, where Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jokic rank among all-time players, and Pat Riley's legend continuing to grow (1:39), before discussing what the Trail Blazers' offseason should look like (46:55), Adam Silver's comments about the Ja Morant situation (55:16), drafting the worst GM jobs in the NBA, and more (1:06:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/231h 43m

The NBA’s Almost Club, Denver-Miami Picks and Taylor Swift’s Iconic Year with Joe House, Raheem Palmer, Nathan Hubbard and Chuck Mindenhall

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the history behind perennial NBA playoff contenders that never secured a title, and what that history says about the Brown/Tatum Celtics (2:36), before they are joined by Raheem Palmer to run through some of their favorite NBA Finals bets (48:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s lifelong Nuggets fan Chuck Mindenhall about rooting for the Nuggets for the last few decades, Nikola Jokic's NBA journey, Heat-Nuggets thoughts, and more (1:13:42). Finally Bill is joined by Nathan Hubbard to get some context on Taylor Swift's concert tour that is setting record numbers while morphing into a cultural phenomenon (1:43:56).  Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Raheem Palmer, Chuck MIndenhall, and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kyle Crichton  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/232h 15m

The Caleb Martin Series, Boston’s Bizarre Demise, and Jaylen Brown’s Future With Bill’s Dad

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad directly after leaving TD Garden to discuss the Heat eliminating the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. They discuss the Celtics' inability to combat the Heat's zone defense, Caleb Martin's impact on the series, Jayson Tatum's ankle injury, playoff Jimmy Butler, Celtics offseason roster moves, NBA Finals predictions, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/2355m 54s

The Derrick White Game, the Miracle Play Hierarchy, a Game 7 Preview and a Dangerous New CBA Deal With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics' Game 6 win over the Heat, the controversial final moments of the game, big picture Game 7 thoughts, and the Nuggets lying in wait (1:40), before discussing the new NBA CBA and the massive implications of the new luxury tax, NBA Draft thoughts, and more (1:07:56). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/232h 4m

The Comeback Celtics and a Best 'Succession' Character Draft With Rob Mahoney, Van Lathan, and Charles Holmes

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Celtics' Game 5 win over the Heat to bring the series to 3-2, and they look ahead to Game 6 (2:39). Then, Bill talks with Van Lathan and Charles Holmes of 'The Midnight Boys' to discuss the looming end of HBO's 'Succession' (55:24) before participating in The Ringer's first 'Succession' character draft (1:20:13). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Van Lathan, and Charles Holmes Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/232h 16m

Jeter and A-Rod Save the Celts, the Jokic Moment, and LeBron’s Retirement Ploy With Kevin O’Connor and Jovan Buha

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Celtics avoiding elimination with their Game 4 victory over the Heat and how the next couple of days might affect Boston’s offseason (1:44). They also crown Nikola Jokic the best player in the world (35:38). Then, Bill talks with Jovan Buha of The Athletic about the Nuggets-Lakers series, LeBron James’s ambiguous comments on the possibility of retirement, Lakers offseason decisions, and more (1:01:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Jovan Buha Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/232h

The Broken Celtics, Miami’s Improbable Run, Denver’s Biggest Win Ever, and LeBron’s Next Move With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics' third straight loss to the Heat to put them on the verge of elimination, initial Celtics overreactions, "Heat Culture" praise, and more (1:05), before discussing the Nuggets' 3-0 series lead over the Lakers, whether Game 3 was Denver's best win ever, whether the Lakers are LeBron's best shot at a title next season, and more (1:11:57). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/231h 59m

Lakers In Trouble, Wemby vs. Young Tiger, and the Shiv Roy Celtics With Joe House and Dave Jacoby. Plus, AI’s Rapid Ascent With Derek Thompson.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and David Jacoby to discuss the Nuggets' Game 2 victory over the Lakers to bring the series to 2-0 (1:29), the Celtics losing Game 1 at home to the Heat, the next move for the 76ers, the hyperbole surrounding top NBA prospect Victor Wembanyama, and more (29:32). Then, Bill talks with Derek Thompson about AI's fast-paced integration into our lives, as well as the good, fun, and scary possibilities for the future (1:06:39). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, David Jacoby, and Derek Thompson Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/232h 4m

Jokic Prevails, Wemby to San Antonio, Philly’s Culture Fail, and Fun NFL Over/Unders With Tate Frazier and Michael Lombardi

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons briefly reacts to the Nuggets winning Game 1 of the Western Conference finals over the Lakers (0:39). Then Bill talks with Tate Frazier about the Spurs winning the NBA draft lottery, the Hornets’ second overall pick, and Scoot Henderson vs. Brandon Miller (8:13), before they are joined by Steve Ceruti to discuss some fake trades, draft prospects, and the ceiling for the Spurs’ 2023-24 season (32:04). Then Bill is joined by Michael Lombardi of ViSN and The Daily Coach to discuss the 76ers’ second-round playoff exit, the Sixers firing Doc Rivers, and the lack of team culture in Philadelphia (1:01:57). Later, they discuss some alarming NFL win totals for next season, including the Texans, Bears, Packers, Steelers, and Patriots (1:34:32). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Michael Lombardi, Tate Frazier, and Steve Ceruti Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/232h 4m

Part 2: Lakers-Nuggets Picks, the Warriors' "End of an Era" Loss, and Suns Trade Options With Ryen Russillo

In the second part of the podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Lakers heading to the Western Conference finals and whom they like in the series against the Nuggets (02:00). Next, they talk about the future of the Warriors and if this was an "end of an era" loss (27:00). Then, they play the "What do we do now?" game with the Suns, including trade ideas for Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul (45:00). Finally, they close it out with how the Knicks can take another step forward this offseason (1:00:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/231h 19m

Part 1: TatumPalooza in Boston, Philly’s Blow-It-Up Potential, and Celts-Heat Predictions With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Jayson Tatum’s historic Game 7 performance in the Celtics' win over the Sixers, just how embarrassing this loss is for Philly, and whether Embiid, Harden, and Doc are still in Philly next season. Then, they preview the Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference finals matchup. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/231h 10m

Tatum’s No-No-Yes Game, Jokic Runs Amok, KD’s Lost Year, and GSW-LAL Predictions With Kevin Hench and Rob Mahoney

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Hench to discuss the Celtics tying up their series with the Sixers, Jayson Tatum’s rollercoaster game, and which fan base should be more afraid in Game 7 (1:20). Then, he chats with Rob Mahoney about the Nuggets closing out the Suns, Nikola Jokic’s incredible run, and whether the Suns can get better this offseason (45:23), before closing out by discussing whether the Warriors can force Game 7 against the Lakers (1:02:22), and can the Heat close out the Knicks (1:12:20). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Hench and Rob Mahoney Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/231h 27m

A Celtics Rock Bottom, Embiid’s Big Statement, and Golden State at the Crossroads With Kevin O’Connor

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Celtics' Game 5 loss to the 76ers (1:39), a runaway Nuggets win over the Suns in Game 5 (41:10), the Warriors' current predicament and shaky future, and more (53:32). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/231h 26m

Part 2: Booker’s Brilliance, Jokic vs. Ishbia, and Best Playoff Guys Right Now With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo discuss an awesome Suns Game 4 win over the Nuggets including Nikola Jokic’s 53 points, Devin Booker’s consistent playoff production, and the incident between Jokic and Suns owner Matt Ishbia (0:45), before talking Lakers-Warriors and Knicks-Heat (40:53), they rank the stars left in the playoffs, discuss Bronny James committing to USC and more (57:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/231h 40m

Part 1: Harden Does It Again, Boston’s Issues, and LeBron’s Genius With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, the Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to break down the Sixers’ Game 4 overtime win against the Celtics, including the terrible decisions Boston made down the stretch, the credit James Harden deserves for carrying Philly, and the Celtics’ Marcus Smart problem (0:51). Then, they chat about the current landscape of NBA studio shows and what fans want from them, before getting into how incredible LeBron's been at managing what he has left in the tank at age 38 (46:01). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/231h 4m

Draymond’s Still Got It, the AD Rollercoaster, the Giannis Clock, and a Rejuvenated Aaron Rodgers With Wosny Lambre and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Warriors' Game 2 blowout win over the Lakers, Anthony Davis's fluctuating performance, Celtics-76ers, Knicks-Heat, the possibility of a sweep in Suns-Nuggets, the Bucks firing head coach Mike Budenholzer, and more (3:33). Then Bill is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to talk NFL draft grades, Aaron Rodgers in New York, AFC East odds, NFC sleepers, and more (53:34). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/231h 56m

AD Wreaks Havoc With Kevin O’Connor, Suns Owner Mat Ishbia Stops By, Plus Chris Mannix on the Failing Celtics

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Kevin O’Connor react to Lakers-Warriors Game 1 and the Knicks’ Game 2 win over the Heat (3:20), before Bill is joined by Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia to discuss his path to buying the Suns and Mercury, trading for Kevin Durant, his approach to team ownership, the Nuggets-Suns series, and more (32:53). Then Bill talks with SI’s Chris Mannix about the Celtics’ Game 1 loss to the 76ers without Joel Embiid, James Harden’s 45-point performance, and Game 2 adjustments, as well Gervonta “Tank” Davis’s impact on the sport of boxing (1:00:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mat Ishbia and Chris Mannix Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/231h 57m

Part 2: Suns in Trouble, the Lowry Game, and What Do We Do Now? With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss concerns about the Suns, Knicks-Heat Game 1, and a look ahead to the Celtics-76ers series (1:09). They then play a game of What Do We Do Now? involving the Grizzlies, Cavaliers, and Hawks (51:07). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/231h 32m

Part 1: The Legend Steph Curry Drops 50 in Game 7 With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors advancing past the Kings, Steph Curry’s historic performance, how the Kings should view this season, looking ahead to Lakers-Warriors, where Curry belongs in the NBA Pantheon, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/2355m 38s

NFL Draft Highlights, Part 2: Celts-Hawks and NBA Weekend Predictions With Sheil Kapadia and Wosny Lambre

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sheil Kapadia to discuss the first round of the 2023 NFL draft: the biggest surprises, Round 1 winners, the perfect team for Anthony Richardson, NFL futures, and more (1:07). Then Bill talks with Wosny Lambre about the Celtics eliminating the Hawks, series takeaways, Round 2 anticipation, Warriors-Kings, and more (34:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Sheil Kapadia and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/231h 10m

The Best NBA Player Belt, Part 1: Post-Giannis Collapse With Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre to discuss the Bucks' collapse in Round 1. They then talk about how the Best NBA Player Championship Belt is currently up for grabs and who'll be eligible to grab it during the postseason! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/2354m 10s

NFL Draft Questions, a Celtics Choke, Butler’s Crazy Career and a Nut Punch Draft With Ben Solak, Danny Kelly, Joe House and Dave Jacoby

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons recaps the Celtics’ Game 5 loss to the Hawks (0:53), before he is joined by Ben Solak and Danny Kelly of ‘The Ringer NFL Draft Show’ to discuss the Aaron Rodgers trade, what the Texans will do with their two first-round picks, QB bust potential, trade-back teams, top prospects, and more (5:54). Then Bill talks with David Jacoby and Joe House about Jimmy Butler’s historic performance vs. the Bucks in Game 4, Lakers-Grizzlies, Round 2 anticipation, the surging Knicks, and more (1:04:01). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ben Solak, Danny Kelly, Joe House and Dave Jacoby Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/232h 7m

Knicks Fever, Kawhi Problems, Draymond’s Defense, and Phoenix’s Ceiling With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Eastern Conference opening after some injuries, the Knicks taking a 3-1 lead over the Cavaliers (1:19), Hawks-Celtics, the strange Bucks-Heat series, and not feeling great about the 76ers even after sweeping the Nets (20:38). Then they discuss the Warriors' exciting Game 4 win over the Kings, Lakers-Grizzlies, and Dillon Brooks antics (48:05), before talking Clippers-Suns, Kawhi's injury, wondering about the Suns full potential, and more (1:11:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/231h 57m

Westbrook’s Resurrection, Curry’s Rally and The GOAT TV Shows With Rob Mahoney and Andy Greenwald

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss Clippers-Suns Game 3, Russell Westbrook's inexplicable rejuvenation, and whether the Suns can pull off a playoff run relying so heavily on their stars (1:53), before talking Kings-Warriors, 76ers-Nets, predictions for the weekend, and more (23:37). Then Bill is joined by Andy Greenwald of 'The Watch' podcast to discuss HBO's 'Succession', its case to be in the Mount Rushmore of TV, the anticipation around how the series will end, and more (50:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Rob Mahoney and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/231h 45m

Phoenix Rallies, GSW Needs CPR, Trae’s Stock Plummets and the Lakers’ Highway Widens With J. Kyle Mann and Haralabos Voulgaris

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Suns beating the Clippers to split the series 1-1 (2:01), Trae Young's negative impact on the Hawks, Knicks-Cavaliers Game 2, Draymond Green's suspension, whether the Warriors are dead, and more (21:49). Then Bill is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Warriors-Kings series and Lakers-Grizzlies (53:29), Heat-Bucks, Finals picks, and more (1:41:00) Host: Bill Simmons Guests: J. Kyle Mann and Haralabos Voulgaris  Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/232h 15m

A Lakers Revival, KD vs. Kawhi, GSW-Kings Bliss, and An NBA Weekend Recap With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to recap the start of the NBA playoffs! They discuss all the Sunday games including the "Zombie Heat" stealing Game 1 in Milwaukee, Lakers-Grizzlies, Russell Westbrook's impact in the Clippers' win vs. the Suns, and Timberwolves-Nuggets (1:26). Then they cover the Saturday games including the Warriors-Kings instant classic, the Knicks' win over the Cavs in a physical Game 1, 76ers-Nets, and Hawks-Celtics (1:02:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/232h

Most Intriguing NBA Playoff Storylines With Brian Windhorst, Plus a Boston Check-In With Bill’s Dad

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss the most intriguing NBA playoff storylines, including: "Is this it for the Warriors?", "What's next for the Tatum-Brown duo?", "Are the 76ers coming to a fork in the road?", "What happens if the Hawks get swept in Round 1?", and more (6:19). Then Bill talks with his dad about the state of Boston sports, including a historic Bruins team, Red Sox turmoil, the playoff-bound Celtics, and more (1:08:46). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Brian Windhorst and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/231h 53m

The Lakers Escape and Miami Flops With Kevin O’Connor, Plus Wesley Morris on ‘Air,’ ‘Succession,’ and Ben Affleck’s Unique Career

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss how the Lakers survived the Timberwolves in the play-in tournament, a look ahead to Lakers-Grizzlies, a disappointing Heat loss to the Hawks, NBA Round 2 dream matchups and more (1:33), before talking with The NYT’s Wesley Morris about why everyone loves the film ‘Air,’ revisiting Ben Affleck’s Hollywood legacy, HBO’s ‘Succession,’ and more (49:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Wesley Morris Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/231h 49m

Gobert Game 2.0, Dallas’s Shame, and Our 2023 NBA Awards With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Timberwolves sending Rudy Gobert home mid-game after he punched teammate Kyle Anderson, as well as the Lakers' updated playoff path (4:13). Then, they discuss the Mavericks punting on the 2023 playoffs and how this season affects Luka's legacy (24:45). They also talk finalized NBA standings, play-in games, and most fun first-round series (48:39) before debating some last-minute NBA awards and making All-NBA arguments before the ballots are due (1:14:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/232h 2m

The KD Trade Revisited, Plus Scenes From the Masters With Joe House, Dave Chang, and Nathan Hubbard

The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Joe House discuss whether there's more pressure on the Suns after the KD trade with Mikal Bridges thriving. Plus, is the load management era devaluing the MVP award? Should the West actually be afraid of the Lakers? How did two of the league’s biggest assets turn into two of the season’s biggest disappointments? And more (2:57)! Then, Bill and House are joined by Dave Chang and Nathan Hubbard to recap their time at Augusta National for Day 1 of the Masters Tournament. They also discuss Tiger Woods's visible pain, Brooks Koepka's hot start, players with a realistic shot at winning the Masters, updated odds, and more (41:02). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Dave Chang, and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/231h 32m

Masters Story Lines and Fun Food Arguments With Dave Chang, Joe House, and Nathan Hubbard. Plus, Jason Isbell’s First BS Interview!

The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Dave Chang, Joe House, and Nathan Hubbard in Augusta, Georgia, to discuss returning to Augusta National Golf Course, the biggest Masters Tournament story lines, food debates, favorite Masters bets, and more (2:07). Then Bill is joined by singer-songwriter Jason Isbell to discuss the new HBO Music Box documentary, ‘Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed’—premiering April 7 (51:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jason Isbell, Dave Chang, Joe House, and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/231h 53m

NBA Playoff Chaos, the Positionless Awards Problem, Caitlin Clark vs. LSU, and Inexplicable NBA Stories With Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks' decisive win over the 76ers, the Warriors coming up short vs. a Nuggets team without Nikola Jokic, the Mavericks playing themselves out of the playoffs, and the updated NBA playoff picture (3:13), before discussing the upcoming shift to positionless All-NBA teams and 2022-23 All-NBA arguments (33:19). Finally Bill and Ryen are joined by Van Lathan to discuss LSU beating Iowa in the NCAAW championship game, Caitlin Clark’s impact on women’s basketball, the strangest NBA story lines leading up to the playoffs, and more (1:06:42)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/232h 15m

Celts-Bucks Lessons, L.A.'s Looming Playoff Palooza, and Best ‘WrestleMania 39’ Story Lines With Rob Mahoney, David Shoemaker, and Kazeem Famuyide

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Celtics' blowout win over the Bucks and a deadlocked MVP race (1:16). They then discuss the newfound strength of the Western Conference, where the 76ers rank among playoff contenders, exciting Western playoff matchups, and more (21:54). Later, Bill talks with David Shoemaker and Kazeem Famuyide about ‘WrestleMania 39,’ the spectacle of Omos vs. Brock Lesnar, Logan Paul's surprising assimilation into the WWE, best WrestleMania matches, and more (50:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, David Shoemaker, and Kazeem Famuyide Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/231h 36m

The Lamar Sweepstakes With Mallory Rubin. Plus, Half-Baked Ideas With Kevin Wildes.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin to discuss the relationship between the Ravens and Lamar Jackson seemingly hitting rock bottom, the four likeliest contenders to trade for Lamar, whether the Ravens will push for a trade before the NFL draft, where Lamar ranks among the current top QBs, and more (2:53). Then, Bill talks with Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports about rumors of the Patriots being interested in trading for Lamar, the relationship between Bill Belichick and Patriots ownership, and the Warriors' ideal playoff opponent (42:47) before they fire up one of America's favorite segments, Half-Baked Ideas (1:13:26)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mallory Rubin and Kevin Wildes Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/231h 52m

A Mavs Tailspin, Luka’s Future, LeBron’s Feet, and Playoff Seed Dodgeball With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Mavericks being in panic mode and the consequences of wasting another prime Luka Doncic year (2:25). Plus, Lakers predictions, the Grizzlies finding their groove again, and a really important Bucks-Nuggets game (34:00). Then they run through the scariest Eastern play-in teams, the Warriors’ playoff hopes if they secure the 5-seed vs. the 6-seed, the Celtics’ stabilization, and more (49:19), before closing with MVP, All-NBA, Dumbest Team of The Year: 2023 Edition, The Retradeables: The Porzingis Trade, March Madness thoughts, and more (1:09:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/231h 57m

Most Fun NFL Offseason Story Lines With Mina Kimes and Danny Kelly, Plus West Play-In Roulette With Michael Pina

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly and ESPN's Mina Kimes to discuss the biggest NFL offseason story lines so far, including the Panthers' no. 1 overall draft pick, Lamar Jackson's future, the Lions as the favorite in the NFC North, Sean Payton's first season as the Broncos HC, and the Aaron Rodgers saga (1:34). Then Bill talks with Michael Pina about Karl Anthony Towns's return to the Timberwolves, most fun Western Conference play-in matchups, first team All-NBA conundrums, and more (1:07:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mina Kimes, Danny Kelly, and Michael Pina Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/231h 37m

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on Four Decades of Friendship and Movies. Plus, Logan Murdock on the Jaylen Brown Saga.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock to discuss his new article on Jaylen Brown. They discuss his approach to the piece, Jaylen finding his place as a member of the Celtics, his upcoming contract, and more (2:02). Then, Bill sits down with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to discuss their longtime friendship; sharing apartments and bank accounts; starting their own studio; tabloids and paparazzi; the '90s movie era; their new film, 'Air'; and more (29:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Logan Murdock Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/231h 48m

An NBA Title Mystery, a ‘Historic Scoring” Dilemma, Atlanta’s Woes and March Madness with Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and they start by talking about how wide open the race for the NBA title is and who some of their favorites are. Then they put into context some of the historic numbers we've seen the best guys in the league put up this season (24:21). They also discuss the Atlanta Hawks continued struggles after blowing a 24-point lead to the San Antonio Spurs (1:38:25) before talking about some of their March Madness observations and takeaways. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Isaiah Blakely, Kyle Crichton, and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/231h 53m

Curry vs. Rodgers, Plus Drafting the Worst NBA Contracts With Joe House and Wosny Lambre

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on generational talents Steph Curry and Aaron Rodgers (1:06) before he is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre for the second annual NBA Worst Contracts Draft. One by one, they draft the 21 worst NBA contracts in 2023 (19:06). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/231h 51m

The NBA Center Revolution, March Madness Picks, and the WWE’s Gambling Idea With Kevin O’Connor, Tate Frazier, and Brian Gewirtz

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Nuggets' struggles, who can win the West, the return of the NBA center position, NBA draft prospects, and more (1:44). Then, Bill talks with Tate Frazier about his five favorite March Madness bets, tournament narratives, best characters, and more (37:16). Finally, Bill is joined by former head writer of WWE Brian Gewirtz to discuss the idea of gambling on pro wrestling; keeping secrets within the company; the insanity of the "Hardcore Era"; theories behind Vince McMahon's return; Brian's new book, 'There's Just One Problem ... : True Tales From the Former, One-Time, 7th Most Powerful Person in WWE'; and more (1:13:09). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor, Tate Frazier, and Brian Gewirtz Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/231h 58m

Sacramento’s Sleeper Potential, More MVP Arguments, and a Bizarre All-NBA Situation With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss whether the Kings have a legit shot at winning the Western Conference and if De'Aaron Fox is getting enough love (2:35). Then, they talk about why there’s a good chance Joel Embiid is going to win the MVP over Nikola Jokic and why Jokic shouldn't mind losing it (44:57). Finally, they close it out with some All-NBA team debates (1:12:54) and a Retradeables segment breaking down when Deron Williams got traded to the Nets. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/231h 53m

Lamar’s Next Move, the Rodgers Sweepstakes, and an Oscars Preview With Sheil Kapadia, John Jastremski, and Sean Fennessey

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Sheil Kapadia and John Jastremski to discuss the likelihood of Aaron Rodgers being traded to the Jets, Daniel Jones’s contract extension, and what Lamar Jackson’s nonexclusive franchise tag indicates about his future and possible new teams (2:12). Then Bill is joined by Sean Fennessey for the annual Oscars Preview. They discuss odds, predictions, their favorite films, and more (55:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Sheil Kapadia, John Jastremski and Sean Fennessey Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/231h 40m

The Scary Suns and Mobley’s Rise With Rob Mahoney, and the Incredible Season 1 Finale of 'Succession' With Derek Thompson and Joanna Robinson

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the challenging Suns, and the Nuggets biggest rival in the Western Conference (1:45), the Timberwolves rounding into shape, Evan Mobley's development, early playoff thoughts, and more (21:37). Then in an excerpt from The Ringer's Prestige TV Podcast Bill is joined by Joanna Robinson and Derek Thompson to discuss 'Succession' Season 1, Episode 10: "Nobody Is Ever Missing" (49:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Derek Thompson, and Joanna Robinson Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/231h 58m

A Knicks/Celtics Switcheroo, Ja’s Crisis, Harden’s Resurgence and GSW’s Weird Season With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Knicks double-overtime win vs. the Celtics, as well as the Knicks new ceiling, the 76ers' big win over the Bucks (2:07), Ja Morant's suspension, concerns for each playoff contender (22:19), another Trade History segment: the Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett trades, UFC 285: the Return of Jon Jones (1:24:45), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/232h 5m

Jon Jones’s Last Stand, Wemby’s Ceiling, the Jokic Backlash, and UFOs With Ariel Helwani and Chuck Klosterman

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss UFC 285, Jon Jones's first fight since 2020, the current state of the UFC, and more (3:07). Then Bill talks with author Chuck Klosterman about the warranted, and maybe even understated, hype around NBA draft prospect Victor Wembanyama, whether sports records are losing their luster, the NBA MVP debate, the state of college sports, UFOs, the supernatural, and much more! (24:37). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ariel Helwani and Chuck Klosterman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/231h 53m

The Surging Knicks, Zombie Heat, and a Bizarre College Hoops Season With Ariel Helwani, Mike Schur, Kevin O’Connor, and Tate Frazier

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the fifth-place Knicks, their recent win streak, their playoff hopes, and more (4:18). Then, Bill is joined by writer, producer, and loyal Boston sports fan Mike Schur to talk about "sports hating" the Miami Heat, the uninspiring Boston Red Sox, and the baseball pitch clock (20:05). Finally, Bill talks with Kevin O'Connor and Tate Frazier about the return of 'One Shining Podcast,' yet another bizarre college basketball season, tournament odds, and more (54:13)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ariel Helwani, Tate Frazier, Kevin O'Connor, and Mike Schur Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/231h 36m

The Most Improbable 2023 NBA Story Lines Draft (So Far) With Joe House and Dave Jacoby

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and David Jacoby to discuss whether the Lakers or Warriors are a better postseason bet, how the rest of the Jazz's season will play out, the Celtics' narrow victory over the 76ers, a tightening MVP race, and more (4:00), before drafting the Most Improbable 2023 NBA Story Lines (So Far) (50:39). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and David Jacoby Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/231h 51m

The NBA Midseason Power Poll With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, and they go through seven tiers of the NBA. In each tier, they pick out which team they like the most going forward and which team they like the least. They wrap up by taking a look back at the 2012 four-team Dwight Howard trade. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/231h 38m

Philly’s Ceiling, Orlando’s Future, Kawhi’s Present, and Ben Simmons’s Past With Chris Ryan, Steve Ceruti, and Michael Pina

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss they 76ers' impressive stretch of games, the top of the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers buying out Kevin Love, and more (2:53). Steve Ceruti then joins to talk about a rejuvenated Markelle Fultz, as well as the Magic's bright future and offseason (37:51). Finally Bill talks with Michael Pina about Kawhi Leonard seemingly returning to the peak of his powers, the Clippers' trade deadline roster additions, favorite Western Conference teams, and more (58:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Steve Ceruti, and Michael Pina Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/231h 30m

The Future of Everything 2023 Edition With Derek Thompson

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss some of the biggest incorrect predictions for 2022 (2:33) before they make their predictions for the future of tech, food, entertainment, sports, and culture (22:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Derek Thompson Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/231h 32m

Never Bet Against Mahomes and Other Super Bowl Lessons With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to break down the Chiefs' win over the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, Pat Mahomes’s GOAT potential, the Eagles' defense not showing up, the controversial holding penalty near the end of the game, and what the 2024 Super Bowl odds look like. They close it out with the final Parent Corner of the season. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/231h 22m

Part 2: Trade Deadline Reactions With Ryen Russillo and Rob Mahoney. Plus, SB LVII Million-Dollar Picks.

In the second part of our series on 2023 NBA trade deadline reactions, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Rob Mahoney minutes after the deadline passes to discuss the Warriors bringing back Gary Payton II, the Clippers shuffling their roster, Russell Westbrook to the Jazz, the strange Nets roster, Josh Hart to the Knicks, questionable trades, best and worst trades, the Lakers' new players, and much more (1:04). Then Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for Super Bowl LVII (1:21:41). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/231h 34m

Part 1: A Bombshell KD to Suns Trade With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of the 2023 NBA trade deadline podcasts, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss their reactions to the Suns trading for Kevin Durant—including whether this makes Phoenix title favorites, where this ranks among the biggest trade hauls of the last 10 years, and whether franchises will learn not to repeat this Nets disaster. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/231h 11m

Notes on LeBron’s Big Night, Plus Peter Schrager on the Best Chiefs-Eagles Storylines

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons discusses being in Crypto.com Arena to see LeBron James break the scoring title, a look back on LeBron's career, legacy, and more (1:45). Then Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to talk about the 3 biggest storylines of Super Bowl 57, the Eagles’ path to the Super Bowl, Sean Payton heading to the Broncos, Lamar Jackson’s future, and more (33:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/231h 31m

Part 2: A Best Super Bowl LVII Props Extravaganza With Cousin Sal

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal, and they run through some of their favorite Super Bowl prop bets. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/231h 12m

Part 1: Kyrie Trade Reactions + Deadline Predictions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to give their reactions to the Dallas Mavericks’ trade for Kyrie Irving. They discuss the assets the Brooklyn Nets got, whether they would they have taken the risk associated with trading for Irving, whether there are any other big trades coming, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/231h 21m

The 2023 NBA Fake Trade Draft With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Chris Ryan

In honor of the upcoming NBA trade deadline, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor, Chris Ryan, and Rob Mahoney to throw out their favorite fake NBA trades for this season! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/231h 39m

Mahomes Survives, Philly Cruises, a Bad Ref Weekend, Plus the Super Bowl Line With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs outlasting the Bengals (1:12), and the Eagles rolling over the 49ers (21:30), before guessing the line for Super Bowl LVII (37:23), followed by Parent Corner (47:39). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/231h 13m

A Championship Weekend Mega-Preview, Plus a Boston Sports Check-in | With Peter Schrager, Benjamin Solak, and Bill's Dad

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss Bengals-Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes's injury, the Bengals' postseason attitude adjustment, 49ers-Eagles, Aaron Rodgers rumors, and more (1:32). Then, Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about the key personnel matchups in each conference title game, why these games are so difficult to bet, player props, and more (52:38), before Bill gives out the Million-Dollar Picks (1:16:55). Finally, Bill and his dad discuss the Boston Herald article detailing the Patriots' dysfunction during the 2022-23 season, a bleak outlook for the Red Sox, the surging Bruins, the Celtics' title hopes, and more (1:20:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager, Benjamin Solak, and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/231h 59m

The Still-Young Grizzlies, Best NBA Futures Bets, and 2023’s Oscar Noms

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Vernon and Joe House to discuss the Grizzlies' three-game losing streak and whether this team could use some veterans before the trade deadline (2:06). They also kick around solutions to the NBA's problem of its stars missing games (19:11) before sharing their favorite NBA futures bets (39:53). Finally, Bill is joined by NYT's Wesley Morris to react to the 2023 Oscars nominations and discuss a strange year in film (1:05:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Vernon, Joe House, and Wesley Morris Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/232h 4m

A Cowboys Collapse, Burrow’s Big Day, Buffalo’s Big Mistake, and a Baby Doll Cameo With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys scoring only 12 points in their loss to the 49ers, the Eagles' blowout win over the Giants, the Bengals' impressive win over the Bills, and Chiefs-Jaguars (1:27). Then, they guess the lines for the AFC and NFC championship games (51:49), followed by special guest James "Baby Doll" Dixon, and Parent Corner (1:03:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and James Dixon Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/231h 39m

Round 2 NFL Playoffs Preview With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager to discuss story lines and Bill's Playoff Gambling Manifesto rules for all four games during Round 2 (1:32). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about the key in-game matchups for every playoff game (56:34). Finally, Bill gives out the Million-Dollar Picks for the NFL divisional playoff round (1:34:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/231h 43m

NBA No-Man’s-Land, Brady’s Bleak Future, and a Sit Down with WWE CEO Nick Khan | With Justin Termine, Nora Princiotti and Steven Ruiz

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine of SiriusXM to discuss the Clippers roster not meshing, the Suns in no-man's-land, the Trail Blazers possibly being better off trading Damian Lillard, a bright future for the Thunder, and more (1:40). Then, Bill talks with Nora Princiotti and Steven Ruiz about Tom Brady’s playoff exit, potential landing spots for Brady next season, Super Bowl picks, and more (46:52). Finally, Bill is joined by the CEO of WWE, Nick Khan, to discuss Vince McMahon’s return, Nick’s role in the company, what the sale of WWE would look like, WWE’s trajectory, and more (1:16:55). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Justin Termine, Nora Princiotti, Steven Ruiz, and Nick Khan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/232h 22m

Here Come the Giants, There Go the Chargers, Wild-Card Winners and Divisional Round Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Giants' hard-fought win over the Vikings, an all-time Chargers loss to the Jaguars, Seahawks-49ers, a bizarre Dolphins-Bills game, and a heartbreaking Ravens loss to the Bengals (1:19), before guessing the NFL lines for the divisional round (1:02:07), followed by Parent Corner and the highlights of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! 20th anniversary party (1:14:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/231h 46m

The Round 1 Mega-Playoff Preview (and UFC/WWE talk) With Ariel Helwani, Benjamin Solak, Raheem Palmer and Danny Heifetz

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss another hopeful Buffalo Bills team in January, UFC president Dana White’s press conference following his domestic violence incident, and Vince McMahon’s chaotic return to WWE (1:58). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about some NFL wild-card games including Bills-Dolphins, 49ers-Seahawks, Chargers-Jaguars, and Ravens-Bengals (51:52). Then Bill is joined by Danny Heifetz and Raheem Palmer to discuss the other two playoff games: Giants-Vikings and Cowboys-Buccaneers (1:31:30). Finally Bill makes his Million-Dollar Picks for the NFL wild-card round (2:01:03). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ariel Helwani, Benjamin Solak, Raheem Palmer and Danny Heifetz Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/232h 18m

NBA All-Star Arguments: The East With Zach Lowe

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to argue for all 12 spots for the Eastern Conference All-Stars! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Zach Lowe Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/231h 43m

Bye-Bye Rodgers, Tua and Lamar in Limbo, Dak vs. Brady, a Title Sleeper, and Playoff Lines with Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the biggest stories from NFL Week 18, including the Lions ending the Packers' playoffs hopes, the Texans losing the no. 1 pick in the draft by beating the Colts, Cowboys-Commanders, the Bills' two special-teams touchdowns in their win over the Patriots, potential playoffs story lines, and more (1:41). Then, they guess the lines for NFL wild-card weekend (39:59) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:11:55). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/231h 36m

The Curious Clippers and More NBA Head-Scratchers With Rob Mahoney. Plus, a Complicated Week 18 in the NFL With Peter Schrager.

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss how hard it is to get a feel for NBA teams at this point in the season; they discuss the Nuggets, Clippers, Cavaliers, Warriors, Grizzlies, Pelicans, Mavericks, Celtics, Bucks, Suns, and more (1:35). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the encouraging news regarding Bills DB Damar Hamlin, all of the interconnected Week 18 scenarios, favorite NFL matchups, and more (39:28). Finally, Bill gives out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 18 (1:27:47). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/231h 40m

Greatest Knicks What-Ifs and a January NBA Power Poll Deep Dive

The Ringer's Bill Simmons addresses Donovan Mitchell's 71-point game in the Cavaliers' win vs. the Bulls before running through the most impactful "What if?" moments in Knicks history, including "What if the Knicks traded for Donovan Mitchell?" (7:23). Then Bill updates his NBA Power Poll and ranks all 30 teams (35:05). Host: Bill Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/231h 13m

The Somehow Alive Packers, Zombie Bucs, Won’t-Die Pats, and More Improbable Week 18 Playoff Scenarios With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Steelers’ comeback win over the Ravens, Dolphins-Patriots, the Packers earning some respect by beating the Vikings by 24 points, Eagles-Saints, the Buccaneers pulling off another come-from-behind win to save their season, Raiders-49ers, and more (1:53). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 18 and run through all the wacky scenarios that could occur after the season finale (44:18). Finally, they hit on some other non-NFL topics before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:49). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/231h 41m

NBA Ringz Culture, Wobbling for Wemby Trade Teams, and Week 17 Million-Dollar Picks With Van Lathan, Wosny Lambre, and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Van Lathan to settle a disagreement about whether the Nikola Jokic hype is overblown (3:57), before Bill and Wosny look at the NBA teams who may benefit from making an early trade and tanking for a chance at Victor Wembanyama in the 2023 NBA Draft (36:09). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about which NFL teams still have a reason to compete heading into Week 17, some matchups including Commanders-Browns, Giants-Colts, Patriots-Dolphins, Jets-Seahawks, Panthers-Buccaneers, Vikings-Packers, Steelers-Ravens, favorite underdogs, and more (1:06:25). Finally Bill gives out the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 17 (1:49:11). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Van Lathan, Wosny Lambre, and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/12/222h

Luka & Jokic Chase History, the All-Time Fun NBA Team, and NFL Burning Questions | With J. Kyle Mann and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss Luka Doncic's 60-point performance in the Mavericks' win over the Knicks (1:56), as well as Nikola Jokic's dazzling offensive impact, and the All-Time Fun NBA Starting Five (23:00). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about his 5 questions for the rest of the NFL season including "Are we supposed to take this Chargers team seriously?", "Did the Eagles peak too early?", and more (1:00:39). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: J. Kyle Mann and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/221h 51m

Teetering Tua, Delightful Danny Dimes, Zombie Brady, Washed Russ, and a Confusing Week 17 Ahead With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' ugly win over the Cardinals, Cowboys-Eagles, Bill and Sal's "Super Bowl Circle", Tua Tagovailoa's 3 interception performance in the Dolphins' loss to the Packers, Patriots-Bengals, Raiders-Steelers, Giants-Vikings, and more (2:08). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 17 (48:50), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:38:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/221h 56m

The Dolphins’ Sleeper Potential, New York Rivalries, Sunday Ticket’s Future, and Red-Hot Million-Dollar Picks | With Peter Schrager, John Jastremski, and Bryan Curtis

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by John Jastremski and Peter Schrager to discuss the Dolphins being the annual NFL Playoffs sleeper team, along with other sleeper candidates—including the Chargers, Ravens, and Lions—before looking at their favorite underdogs for NFL Week 16 (3:25). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Bryan Curtis about NFL Sunday Ticket moving to YouTube TV for the 2023-24 NFL season, as well as the three biggest media stories from 2022 (53:51). Next, Bill rejoins John Jastremski to discuss the Mets vs. Yankees offseasons, the Knicks finding their identity, and the Nets playing their best basketball (1:22:32). Finally, Bill celebrates getting out of the red and into the black as he gives out the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 16 (1:49:56). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager, John Jastremski, and Bryan Curtis Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/222h

A Suns Sale, Pivot Trade NBA Teams, and the Future of Belichick and Kraft | With Rob Mahoney and Seth Wickersham

The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly addresses the news that the Phoenix Suns are finalizing a sale (1:05) before talking with Rob Mahoney about NBA teams that after 30 games should be changing their goals—including the Lakers, Knicks, Pacers, Raptors, and more (7:28). Then Bill talks with ESPN's Seth Wickersham about another down year for the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick's lackluster track record in the last few seasons, and whether or not the Kraft family would consider removing the greatest head coach of all time (59:52). They also discuss the Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder and the mounting pressure for him to sell the team, as well as stories of other NFL owners, including Jerry Jones, Stephen Ross, Stan Kroenke, and more (1:23:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Seth Wickersham and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/221h 46m

An All-Time-Dumb Pats Loss, Dallas Stumbles, Detroit’s Thriving, and More NFL Weirdness With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys’ overtime loss to the Jaguars, the Patriots’ puzzling last-second loss to the Raiders, Commanders-Giants, AFC/NFC playoff pictures, Colts-Vikings, Lions-Jets, takeaways from Dolphins-Bills, the Chiefs barely surviving the Texans, Bears-Eagles, and more (1:24). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 16 (40:39), before ending the show with Parent Corner (1:11:54). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/221h 29m

Best QB Arguments, Million-Dollar Picks and Malik Monk | With Benjamin Solak, Steven Ruiz, and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak and Steven Ruiz to discuss Tua Tagovailoa's season, Steven's QB rankings, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, favorite Week-15 matchups, and more (2:36). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the large number of free agent QBs next season, some upcoming NFL matchups (including Falcons-Saints, Titans-Chargers, Jaguars-Cowboys), and more (25:56). Next, Bill gives out the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 15 (45:39), before talking with Kings shooting guard Malik Monk about his basketball journey, his time at Kentucky, landing on the Kings after playing in Charlotte and Los Angeles, the wide open Western Conference, and more (1:25:33). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Malik Monk, Peter Schrager, Benjamin Solak, and Steven Ruiz Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/221h 59m

The 2023 NBA Trade Value List (Pencil, Not Ink) With Joe House

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House for the annual NBA Trade Value List, complete with honorable and dishonorable mentions and Bill's top 70 trade value players (0:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/221h 54m

Herbert’s Back, Tampa’s Dead, Carolina’s Alive, Hurts is the MVP, and Week 15 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the conference implications of the Dolphins' loss to the Chargers, Jets-Bills, the 49ers' blowout win over the Buccaneers, the Eagles' quest for a 16-win season, the Cowboys escaping a loss to the Texans, Browns-Bengals, Panthers-Seahawks, NFC South turmoil, and more (3:10). Then, they guess the lines for NFL Week 15 (45:22), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:16:56). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/221h 39m

Utah's Good, the 49ers Aren’t Dead, Nobody Believes in Minnesota, and More—With Michael Pina, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Michael Pina to discuss the Jazz continuing to win games, what the Mavericks are missing, and the Celtics' defense (3:48). Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the 49ers and why they have a shot at a playoffs run with rookie QB Brock Purdy, before hitting on some upcoming games: Vikings-Lions, Steelers-Ravens, Panthers-Seahawks, and Jets-Bills (32:55). Then Bill is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss his five biggest NFL matchups for this week including Eagles-Giants, 49ers-Buccaneers, and Dolphins-Chargers (1:16:08). Finally, Bill makes his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 14 (1:49:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Michael Pina, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/222h 2m

The Tatum-Brown Thing, AD’s Rejuvenation, Trae’s Troubles, and LIGHT THE BEAM With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for a midseason NBA check-in! They discuss the Pelicans as fringe title contenders, the Suns' best bet to keep Chris Paul on the court for the playoffs, and the surprisingly poor start from the Timberwolves (3:00). They also wonder "What is wrong with the Hawks?," rank the Kings in the West, praise the dynamic duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, and make their very early All-NBA teams (20:39). Finally they discuss the future of the Pacers, the Anthony Davis renaissance, rapid-fire sports and TV stuff, and more (1:11:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/221h 57m

Mr. Irrelevant, Joey B, Mike Lotus, Danny Dimes, Josh McD, and other NFL Winners + Losers With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys’ blowout win vs. the Colts, 49ers-Dolphins, another Bengals victory over the Chiefs, Raiders-Chargers, Texans-Browns, Lamar Jackson’s injury in the Ravens’ win vs. the Broncos, Jets-Vikings, the Commanders’ Giant tie, remaining NFL story lines, and more (3:42). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 14 (41:30), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:04:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/221h 26m

Could Brady Return to the Pats? Plus: Miami-SF, Cincy-KC, Million-Dollar Picks, and RIP Christine McVie | With Peter Schrager, Benjamin Solak, and Nathan Hubbard

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss Bill's theory about Tom Brady's potential return to the Patriots in 2023, the games of the week (49ers-Dolphins, Bengals-Chiefs, Commanders-Giants), and more (4:11). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about the five most important individual matchups for NFL Week 13, including Tua Tagovailoa vs. Fred Warner, A.J. Brown vs. the Titans, Justin Jefferson vs. the Jets CBs, and more (52:01), before making the Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 13 (1:27:17). Finally, Bill and Nathan Hubbard remember Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie (1:39:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager, Benjamin Solak, and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/222h 8m

The BS NBA Power Poll, USMNT Survives, and 2022 NFL Gambling Lessons | With Chris Ryan, Steve Ceruti, and Warren Sharp

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his Quarterly NBA Power Poll for all 30 teams (2:09). Then, Bill is joined by Chris Ryan and Steve Ceruti to discuss USA's stressful World Cup victory over Iran, Christian Pulisic's injury, USA superstar Tyler Adams, a look ahead to USA's match with the Netherlands, and more (42:13). Finally, Bill talks with Warren Sharp about gambling trends unique to the 2022-23 NFL season (1:20:11). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Steve Ceruti, and Warren Sharp Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/222h 10m

Hurts So Good, Denver’s Hell, a Messy NFC South, and a Loaded Week 13 Slate With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles' win over the Packers that brings Philly to 10-1, Patriots-Vikings, the Commanders earning some respect, the Bucs' loss to the Browns keeping the NFC South ambiguous, the "Season From Hell" rankings, Ravens-Jaguars, Chargers-Cardinals, and more (1:55). Then, they guess the lines for NFL Week 13 (41:22), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/221h 34m

NFC Guesses, a Jets Benching, Thanksgiving Picks, and Mike Birbiglia’s First Appearance | With Ben Solak and Peter Schrager

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss the NFC contenders emerging as the season rolls along, some of their favorite games from the Sunday slate, and each of the Thanksgiving NFL games (2:50). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the Jets benching second-year QB Zach Wilson ahead of their matchup with the Bears, looking for value in this week’s matchups, and the big sports weekend ahead (42:42), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 12 (1:05:06). Finally Bill is joined by stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia to discuss his one-man show ‘The Old Man and the Pool,’ the best parts about working in comedy, the impact of Netflix, Boston stuff, and more (1:24:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mike Birbiglia, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichtonikings / Giants-Cowboys / Bills-Lions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/222h 8m

The NBA’s Wild Wild West With Haralabos Voulgaris

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the NBA teams in the Western Conference who might be inclined to make an in-season trade, including the Mavericks, Lakers, Warriors, Pelicans, and Kings. They also discuss Haralabos's purchase of the Spanish soccer club CD Castellón. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Haralabos Voulgaris Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/221h 43m

A Disney Shocker, Apex Mahomes, Zach Wilson’s Nadir and Thanksgiving Lines With Matt Belloni and Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Matthew Belloni to discuss the news that Bob Iger is coming out of retirement to reclaim his old position as CEO of Disney (2:15). Then, Bill talks with Cousin Sal about Patrick Mahomes pulling out another come-from-behind win vs. the Chargers, Jets-Patriots, Vikings-Cowboys, Browns-Bills, Colts-Eagles, Bill's updated QB tiers, taking the Commanders seriously, Steelers-Bengals, cross-off teams, and more (30:16), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 12 (1:07:31), and closing out with Parent Corner (1:39:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Matthew Belloni Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/222h 2m

The Warriors and Rams in Trouble, Plus Jimmy Kimmel on Bill’s 20 Years in L.A. | With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Warriors’ lackluster 6-9 start, whether it’s time to hit the panic button, possible in-season trades, and more (5:12). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney’s impact, the fall of the Rams, the competitive AFC East, and some of their favorite matchups for the week (37:48), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 11 (1:24:26). Finally Bill talks with Jimmy Kimmel about Bill’s move to L.A. 20 years ago to work for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' the show’s turbulent first year, JKL!’s 20th anniversary, and more (1:30:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jimmy Kimmel, Peter Schrager, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/222h 15m

The Untradeable SGA With Michael Pina and the Future of Everything With Derek Thompson

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Michael Pina to discuss Shai Gilgeous-Alexander becoming an untradeable asset (3:56), what the Knicks should do next (20:30), and whether the Hawks or Heat should be the Southeast Division favorites (37:24). Then, Bill is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss the potential end of an era in the tech world, and what to expect in the future (46:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Derek Thompson and Michael Pina Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/221h 40m

A Vikes-Bills Body-Switch, Miami’s Rise, Betting Bloodbath Theories and Week 11 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Colts' first win under HC Jeff Saturday, Bears-Lions, the Packers' surprising win over the Cowboys, and Seahawks-Buccaneers (2:41). They also hit on the game of the year: Bills-Vikings, Justin Jefferson vs. Tyreek Hill, whether something is wrong with Josh Allen, an early look at the playoff picture and more (22:00), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 11 (44:07), followed by Parent Corner (1:15:13). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/221h 38m

Best Lakers-Free, Nets-Free NBA Story Lines With Chris Vernon and Joe House, Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Chris Vernon to discuss all the NBA stories that aren't getting enough attention, including the Grizzlies having the NBA's best backcourt, the 8-3 Cavaliers, the first-place Jazz, the struggling Timberwolves, and more (2:37). Then, Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about the upcoming slate of NFL games, including Rams-Cardinals, Seahawks-Buccaneers, Browns-Dolphins, Cowboys-Packers, and Chiefs-Jaguars (1:08:52). Finally, Bill gives out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (1:44:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Chris Vernon, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/221h 57m

Talking Movies With Wesley Morris, Sean Fennessey, and Cameron Crowe (first appearance!)

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey and Wesley Morris to discuss the future of film, the lack of traditional American "movie stars," issues with the delivery methods of the film industry, favorite directors, and much more (1:30). Then, Bill talks with Cameron Crowe about some of his films, including 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' 'Singles,' and 'Almost Famous,' as well as his time as a music writer for Rolling Stone magazine, his Broadway musical 'Almost Famous,' and more (1:04:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cameron Crowe, Sean Fennessey, and Wesley Morris Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/222h 31m

A Drunk NFL Season, Week 10 Lines, and Anthony Davis Trades With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chiefs' overtime win against the Titans, AFC contenders, Colts-Patriots, the Dolphins' victory over the Bears, another Packers loss, Cardinals-Seahawks, the Jets upsetting the Bills, Rams-Buccaneers, cross-off teams, and more (2:10), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 10 (35:17), followed by another edition of Parent Corner (1:00:09). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the possibility of the Lakers' Anthony Davis being traded in-season, which teams have the most to offer, and which teams make the most sense to pursue him (1:09:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/221h 43m

A Cavs Revival, Far-Fetched NFL Predictions, Plus Kevin Smith’s BS Pod Debut | With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the red-hot Cavaliers, Donovan Mitchell's seamless fit in Cleveland's roster, postseason speculation, and more (2:17). Then Bill is joined by Fox Sports and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss some far-fetched predictions for the remainder of the 2022-23 NFL season before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 9 (26:22). Finally, Bill talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about his new film, 'Clerks III,' his start in filmmaking with the original, 'Clerks,' dealing with film critics, the origins of podcasts, his professional relationship with Ben Affleck, 'Chasing Amy,' New Jersey's Mount Rushmore, and much more (1:15:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Smith, Peter Schrager, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/222h 24m

The Dysfunctionally Dysfunctional Nets With Raja Bell, Plus a Big Dolphins Move and Philly’s Ceiling With Sheil Kapadia and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the Nets and HC Steve Nash parting ways, what it means to have a distraction on a professional sports team, and reports that the Nets are planning on hiring suspended Celtics’ HC Ime Udoka to fill their vacant head coaching position (2:53). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Benjamin Solak and Sheil Kapadia about the surprisingly active NFL trade deadline. They talk Bradley Chubb to the Dolphins, Roquan Smith to the Ravens, Calvin Ridley to the Jaguars, T.J. Hockenson to the Vikings, the Bills’ deadline upgrades, teams who surprisingly didn’t make a trade, and more (57:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Raja Bell, Benjamin Solak, and Sheil Kapadia Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/221h 53m

King Geno, Jets Distress, Regret MVPs, Guess the Playoff Seeds and Week 9 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Christian McCaffrey putting on a show in the 49ers’ win over the Rams, Patriots-Jets, Giants-Seahawks and Geno Smith’s impressive play through seven weeks (3:45), before talking about the wild finish to Panthers-Falcons, the Saints’ shut-out victory over the Raiders, Titans-Texans, Week 7's biggest losers and more (42:53). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 8 (54:05), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:15:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/221h 34m

NBA Panic Watch With Rob Mahoney, Plus the Scrambling QB Era and Million-Dollar Picks With Benjamin Solak and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Warriors' win over the Heat, and NBA "panic teams" through the season's first two weeks (3:57). Then, Bill talks with Fox Sports and NFL Network's Peter Schrager about the Chiefs trading for WR Kadarius Toney, updated Super Bowl odds, and which NFL teams could be in real trouble (36:41), before talking with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about the NFL's shift toward running QBs, questionable coaching, the Falcons under-utilization of TE Kyle Pitts, some Week 8 games, and more (1:02:09). Finally, Schrager comes back on to discuss the death of the three-team NFL parlay, favorite matchups for the week, and the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (1:35:06). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/222h 10m

Charles Barkley on Scapegoating Russell Westbrook, Superstars vs. Bus Riders, Getting Traded, and a Crazy First NBA Week

The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly talks about the Patriots' dysfunctional loss to the Bears and New England's self-made QB controversy (1:54), before he is joined by Charles Barkley to discuss the expectations of Kevin Durant’s leadership role on the Nets, the Lakers’ big-picture issues, the Jazz and Trail Blazers’ hot starts, the 1-3 Sixers, early NBA Finals contenders, stories from Charles’s 16-year NBA career, ideal NBA rule changes, and more (7:19). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Charles Barkley Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/221h 33m

Green Bay is Done, the Brady Zone, Philly’s Big Month, '72 Dolphins Fatigue, and Week 8 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss yet another loss for Packers, the Buccaneers’ loss to the Panthers, Jaguars-Giants, Seahawks-Chargers, the impossible-to-predict AFC South, Tom Brady’s ugly season, Lamar Jackson’s contract outlook, 49ers-Chiefs, Steelers-Dolphins, and more (1:59). Then, they guess the NFL lines for Week 8 (51:33) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:17:22). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/221h 37m

LeBron’s NBA Hell, PaoloMania, McCaffrey to SF, NFL Rookie Surprises and Week 7 Picks With Ben Solak and Peter Schrager

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks about attending Lakers-Clippers, other first-week NBA observations, and the 49ers trading for Christian McCaffrey (4:16), before talking to Benjamin Solak about waiting on the 2021 QB draft class, best NFL rookies, and a few Week 7 matchups, including Broncos-Jets, Bengals-Falcons, Patriots-Bears, and Giants-Jaguars (28:44). Finally, Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the buzz around the recent NFL owners meeting, the ambiguous NFC West, and the QB position in New England (1:07:44), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 7 (1:47:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/222h

NBA Opening Night Overreactions With Kevin O’Connor, Plus Ryan Fitzpatrick on QB Intangibles and Tom Brady’s Bizarre Season

It’s NBA Opening Night, and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to trade overreactions to Celtics-76ers and Lakers-Warriors (1:45). Then, Bill is joined by Ryan Fitzpatrick to discuss working on 'Thursday Night Football,' the diminished scoring by NFL offenses this season, Tom Brady’s struggles, the frisky Falcons, and much more (52:13). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/221h 35m

Brady’s Grisly Year, Mediocre QBpalooza, the Frisky Pats, and MLB Playoff Fixes With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles rolling to 6-0 after defeating the Cowboys, struggling to identify the second-best team in the NFC, the Jets’ win over the Packers, Buccaneers-Steelers, Cardinals-Seahawks, “Panic Teams,” Bills-Chiefs, Ravens-Giants, and Patriots-Browns (2:02). Then, they guess the lines for NFL Week 7 (39:35), before checking in on the MLB playoffs (1:06:16). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:16:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/221h 33m

A Green Bay Crossroads, a Giant(s) Underdog Story, 'The Redeem Team,' and Million-Dollar Picks | With Benjamin Solak, Peter Schrager, and Joe House

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss some of the NFL's aging QBs, Russell Wilson trying to adapt his game to a new team, the Packers attempting to get their season back on track, analytics influencing pivotal in-game decisions, Eagles-Cowboys, and more (3:49). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about some NFL Week 6 matchups, including Giants-Ravens, Saints-Bengals, Seahawks-Cardinals, Patriots-Browns, Buccaneers-Steelers, and Colts-Jaguars (54:46), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (1:33:45). Finally, Bill Simmons and Joe House discuss the Netflix documentary 'The Redeem Team,' as they remember Team USA in the 2008 Summer Olympics (1:39:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Benjamin Solak, Peter Schrager, and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/222h 14m

Part Three: An NBA Skins Draft Plus Award Predictions | With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

In Part 3 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to draft NBA teams’ wins and losses in a skins style game (1:24). Then they make their predictions for NBA awards for the 2022-23 season (15:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/2249m 32s

Part Two: The East—NBA Over/Under Mega Preview | With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

In Part 2 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA over/unders. They make their picks for regular-season win totals in the Eastern Conference! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/221h 39m

Part One: The West—NBA Over/Under Mega Preview | With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

In Part 1 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA over/unders podcast. They make their picks for regular season win totals in the Western conference! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/221h 43m

NFC East Fever, Peak Dumbass Coaches, Bills-Chiefs, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss the Cowboys’ win over the Rams, Eagles-Cardinals, the Giants’ win over the Packers in London, Dolphins-Jets, Browns-Chargers, Ravens-Bengals, questionable coaching, a hot start for NFC East teams through five weeks, and more (1:43). Then, they guess the lines for Week 6 in the NFL (37:20), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:03). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/221h 31m

The Alien from France, Plus Million-Dollar Picks, Bad QBs, and the Sneaky-Scary Niners With Peter Schrager and Ben Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on top NBA draft prospect Victor Wembanyama after watching two exhibition games against the G League Ignite, as well as where he ranks among the best NBA draft prospects of all time (2:07). Then, Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss some bad NFL QB play through four weeks, as well as the 49ers' impressive defense, the Rams' slump, and more (22:37). Next, Bill is joined by The Ringer’s Benjamin Solak to discuss some matchups and kick around some NFL bets for Week 5, including: 49ers-Panthers, Bengals-Ravens, Buccaneers-Falcons, Cowboys-Rams, Chargers-Browns, Eagles-Jaguars, Patriots-Lions, and more (1:04:30). Finally, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for Week 5 (1:33:01). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/221h 45m

Burning NBA Questions With Zach Lowe

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to discuss a bunch of questions before the start of the 2022-23 NBA season, such as: Is this the year for the 76ers? Did the Celtics miss their title window last season? Will the Nets be good? Could the Nuggets be a 1-seed? And more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Zach Lowe Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/221h 19m

Flying Eagles, the Tua Debacle, Zappe vs. Rodgers, and Rooting Against Judge with Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Week 4 in the NFL, including the surprisingly successful NFC East, the Eagles’ comeback win over the Jaguars, Browns-Falcons, concern for the Broncos, Saints-Vikings, Ravens-Bills, Chiefs-Buccaneers, the Packers' overtime win vs. the Patriots, and more (2:35). Then, they guess the lines for Week 5 (52:29), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:27:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/221h 44m

NBA Bullsh*t Week, Million-Dollar Picks, and Judd Apatow | With Joe House and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to react to a bunch of NBA 'Media Day' quotes (2:14), then Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about NFL Week 4 matchups including gambling sway aways, favorite underdogs (28:39), and more, followed by Bill's Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 4 (1:13:31). Finally Bill talks with Judd Apatow about his daughter's role in HBO's 'Euphoria,' the comedy film run of the 2000s, some of their favorite documentaries, Judd's new film 'Bros,' and more (1:17:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Benjamin Solak, and Judd Apatow Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/222h 15m

How Does LeBron’s Career Play Out? With Brian Windhorst, Plus Teen Patrol (Fall Edition) With Zoe Simmons

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss "The last stage of LeBron James.'' They discuss his extension with the Lakers, various outcomes for the end of his career, the future of Anthony Davis, midseason trades, NBA expansion, and more (2:13)! Then, Bill talks with his daughter Zoe about changing her social media habits, the senior year of high school, Netflix's 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,' and other teen culture observations (1:21:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Brian Windhorst and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/221h 59m

Bill’s Birthday Beatdown, Jacksonville’s Rise, Chiefs' Concerns, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Broncos' lackluster win over the 49ers, the Jaguars' blowout win over the Chargers, the Bills' loss to the Dolphins (1:39), Chiefs-Colts, Lions-Vikings, Raiders-Titans, Saints-Panthers, Patriots-Ravens, Buccaneers-Packers, and more (18:09). Then, they guess the lines for Week 4 in the NFL (38:55), followed by Parent Corner (01:09:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/221h 27m

A Celtics Scandal, the Suns Sale, the Sleeper Niners, and Week 3 Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the developing story on Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, as well as Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver putting the team up for sale (1:40). Then, Bill is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the positive feelings surrounding New York football, the 49ers' future with Jimmy Garoppolo at QB, the wild-card Cardinals, and more (28:00), before discussing where certain NFL teams fall on the Panic Meter for Week 3, including the Broncos, Steelers, Bengals, Titans, Colts, Buccaneers, Vikings, and more (46:32). Next, Bill is joined by The Ringer’s Benjamin Solak to discuss some matchups and kick around some bets for Week 3, including Ravens-Patriots, Bills-Dolphins, Chiefs-Colts, Raiders-Titans, Jaguars-Chargers, and more (1:12:57). Finally, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for Week 3 (1:38:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/221h 50m

Buffalo Fever, a WWE Revival, Nets Predictions, Plus a Tim Donaghy Debunking With Ariel Helwani, Logan Murdock, and Sean Patrick Griffin

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the 2-0 Buffalo Bills, whether this team can improve their already loaded roster, the upcoming matchup between the Bills and Dolphins, and more (3:36), before discussing the most exciting UFC fights left in 2022, and WWE's recently improved product (28:44). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Logan Murdock about the fast-approaching NBA season and their predictions for the Brooklyn Nets, theories on Kevin Durant's trade request, and more (50:18). Finally, Bill is joined by author and professor of criminology Sean Patrick Griffin to discuss the Netflix documentary, 'Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul,' how the film omits key information from the 2007 NBA betting scandal, and more (1:31:34). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ariel Helwani, Logan Murdock, and Sean Patrick Griffin Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/222h 12m

Tua Breaks Through, New York Wakes Up, Brady Flips Out, and Jimmy G Returns With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss comeback wins by the Dolphins, Cardinals, and Jets, the 2-0 Giants, the Jaguars’ blowout win vs. the Colts, Texans-Broncos, Cowboys-Bengals, Buccaneers-Saints, 49ers-Seahawks, Patriots-Steelers, and more (2:13). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 3 (41:03), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:19:37). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/221h 36m

Haunting NFL Mistakes, Week 2 Panic Meter, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss classic mistakes NFL teams make (1:37), and where teams rank on the post-Week 1 panic scale—including the Patriots, Ravens, Dolphins, Cowboys, Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos, Packers, and more (41:28)—before kicking around some bets for Million-Dollar picks (29:30). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about some upcoming Week 2 matchups, including Ravens-Dolphins, Patriots-Steelers, Packers-Bears, Bengals-Cowboys, Broncos-Texans, Panthers-Giants, Browns-Jets, and more (55:09). Finally, Bill reveals the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 2 (1:24:29). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Ben Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/221h 35m

Our Jonathan Tjarks Tribute (Including a 2018 NBA Re-draft) With Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Chris Ryan

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and J. Kyle Mann to remember their friend Jonathan Tjarks (2:26). Then in honor of Jonathan, they talk a little basketball and revisit the 2018 NBA draft (43:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and J. Kyle Mann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/221h 31m

A Wobbling NFC, Mahomes on a Mission, and Guess the Lines Week 2 With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 1, including the Packers’ loss to the Vikings, Cowboys-Buccaneers, and Patriots-Dolphins (4:09), as well as the Steelers’ overtime win vs. the Bengals, Bears-49ers, the Saints’ comeback win over the Falcons, Jaguars-Commanders, Giants-Titans, the Chiefs steamrolling the Cardinals, and more (19:49). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 2 (41:10) before ending the show with Parent Corner (1:14:36). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/221h 33m

Buffalo’s Ram Sandwich, Plus Week 1's Million Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Bills' win over the Rams (2:24), before he is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss this year's Super Bowl contenders, why the Chiefs are both of their Super Bowl picks, the case for the Packers to win the NFC, and more (12:45), before they kick around a few bets for Million Dollar Picks (36:16). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about some of his favorite Week 1 matchups to bet, including Buccaneers-Cowboys, Eagles-Lions, Jaguars-Commanders, Patriots-Dolphins, 49ers-Bears, and more (1:04:07). Finally, after much deliberation, Bill reveals the Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (1:30:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/221h 44m

Best NFL Sleeper Candidates With Kevin Clark and Raheem Palmer, Plus Heidi Gardner on the Chiefs and SNL

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss NFL playoff sleeper teams (5:09), then Bill talks with Raheem Palmer about the best sleeper-team playoffs odds, favorite NFL Week 1 bets, futures bets, and more (43:45). Finally, Bill talks with Heidi Gardner of 'Saturday Night Live' about the Chiefs, Heidi's unique journey to joining the cast of 'SNL', her role in Netflix's 'Hustle', and more (1:17:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Clark, Raheem Palmer, and Heidi Gardner Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/222h 4m

Guess the Lines and NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal. Plus, Dick Ebersol’s First BS Interview!

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk NFL win totals for the NFC (2:28), before they guess the lines for NFL Week 1 (45:29). Bill is then joined by former chairman of NBC Sports and television legend Dick Ebersol. They discuss what Dick believed to be the key to his career, the inception of 'SNL', Bill Russell stories, making deals with the NBA, NFL, and the Olympics, and more (1:26:52)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Dick Ebersol Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/222h 38m

Cleveland’s Big Mitchell Trade With Ryen Russillo, Plus AFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Jazz trading Donovan Mitchell to the Cavaliers, and what this means for the Knicks (1:51). Then Bill is joined by Cousin Sal to talk NFL win totals for the AFC (50:08)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Cousin Sal Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/221h 48m

The First Annual “My Guy” Fantasy Football Preview. Plus, the Philly Super Bowl Hype Train Is Here! | With Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Sheil Kapadia

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Heifetz of 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show' for the "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft, where they identify NFL players who fit unique categories on draft day (2:05). Then Bill talks with Sheil Kapadia about the developing Super Bowl buzz surrounding the Eagles, expectations for QB Jalen Hurts, NFC Super Bowl contenders, and more (1:00:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly and Sheil Kapadia Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/221h 38m

Favorite NFL Future Bets, the Heat’s Weird Offseason, and Underrated NBA Summer Storylines With Warren Sharp, Joe House, and Justin Termine

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Warren Sharp to discuss the Patriots' grim outlook for the 2022-23 NFL season, AFC playoff predictions, the case for and against Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins, the reloaded Bengals, and more (2:22), before Joe House joins in and they discuss their favorite NFL future bets (28:02). Finally, Bill is joined by Justin Termine of SiriusXM to discuss a couple of NBA topics including: the Heat's lackluster offseason, managing expectations for the Nets, the wildcard 76ers, the Suns perhaps missing their title window, and more (1:20:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Warren Sharp, Joe House, and Justin Termine Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/222h 7m

The Case for K.C., Strongest NFL Opinions, Chet’s Injury, and Westbrook’s Future With Peter Schrager and Chris Mannix

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to declare definitively whether they are in or out on a range of NFL topics, including a Rams Super Bowl Hangover, Trey Lance, Russell Wilson, the reloaded Bengals, the new-look Chiefs, the Raiders, and more (1:40). Then, Bill talks with Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated about Chet Holmgren’s potential season-ending injury during a pro-am game, the Thunder’s expectations for the upcoming NBA season, and a proposed Lakers-Pacers trade (58:32). Plus, did the Celtics offer Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant? A boxing update, and more (1:17:46). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Chris Mannix Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/221h 44m

The Very Best NFL Offense, Fantasy Football Tips, and KD’s Pause Button With Ben Solak, Danny Kelly, Steven Ruiz, and Matthew Berry

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on sports happenings during his break from podcasting (2:26) before he is joined by Danny Kelly, Ben Solak, and Steven Ruiz to discuss who will be the highest scoring offense for the 2022 NFL season, as well as the best scoring title odds (24:13). Finally, Bill talks with NBC Sports' Matthew Berry about his departure from his longtime position at ESPN, tips for prepping your fantasy football big board, the benefits of shifting to a super-flex league, Matthew and Bill's top-five fantasy prospects, QB rankings, and more (56:11). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Matthew Berry, Danny Kelly, Ben Solak, and Steven Ruiz Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/221h 57m

A New Way to Look at KD With Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre, Plus ‘The Rehearsal’ Is Insane With Juliet Litman

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre to discuss Kevin Durant’s ultimatum for the Brooklyn Nets, and whether his trade value has diminished (4:40), before Bill takes a new perspective on the KD saga and discusses LeBron James’s contract extension with the Lakers (28:47). Then, Bill talks with Juliet Litman about Nathan Fielder’s return to TV in HBO’s bizarre show ‘The Rehearsal’ (1:16:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre, and Juliet Litman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/221h 56m

The Genius of Bill Russell (from The Book of Basketball 2.0)

What made Bill Russell so great? Was Russell a pioneer, a genius, or both? Why did he mean so much to the 1960s? Why did he walk away after his 11th title and never look back? And why wouldn’t he forgive the city of Boston? In 2012, Bill Simmons flew to Seattle and spent two days with the greatest winner in sports history, hoping to find these answers and more. It ended up being the highlight of his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/2224m 27s

Stealth Mitchell Trades, KD Advice, Ayton’s Max Potential, and NFL Futures With Joe House

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to react to the Pacers offering Deandre Ayton a max offer sheet (3:24), plus Donovan Mitchell trade ideas including whether the Knicks should go all-in on the All-Star guard (24:19). Then, they go over some NFL futures bets they’re already getting in on, and House closes it out with some predictions for The Open Championship (1:12:22). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/221h 37m

The NBA Trade Value List (Summer Edition) With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for their final Sunday night podcast together to reveal Bill's NBA trade value list. They run through Bill's top 64 NBA players as well as some honorable mentions (4:01), before discussing Ryen's experience at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (1:32:56). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/221h 48m

The Last Nets Dance, Mac Mania, Elite QB Watch, and RIP Jimmy Caan With Kevin Wildes, Peter Schrager, and Brian Koppelman

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports to talk about Mac Jones, Chet Holmgren's NBA Summer League debut, Kevin's pitch for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant's 'Last Dance', how Joey Chestnut ruined the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, fixes to the summer sports schedule, and more (1:44). Then, Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Baker Mayfield being traded to the Panthers while the Browns don't have a starting QB for Week 1, Bengals optimism, what the 49ers will do with Jimmy Garoppolo, the loaded Chargers and the electric AFC West, how many truly elite QBs are in the NFL, and more (42:15). Finally Bill and Brian Koppelman remember the late James Caan (1:16:56). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Wildes, Peter Schrager, and Brian Koppelman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/221h 45m

Best Summer NBA Characters, the 'Minions' Phenomenon, and NBA Futures Bets With Tyler Parker, Chris Ryan, Raheem Palmer, and Zoe Simmons

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss the NBA characters to keep an eye on this summer (3:09). Then, Bill talks with Raheem Palmer about where the most value lies in NBA futures bets for the 2022-23 season, NBA Summer League betting strategies, and more (47:17). Finally, Bill talks with his daughter Zoe about masses of teens flooding movie theaters for the release of ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’, pros and cons of social media’s prevalence in the love of the modern teen, the conclusion of Season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ [SPOILERS], and more (1:09:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Tyler Parker, Chris Ryan, Raheem Palmer, and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/221h 50m

A Crazy Gobert Gamble, KD’s Summer Stalemate and Boston’s Big Flex with Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive package the Timberwolves gave up to trade for Rudy Gobert (1:57), whether or not the Jazz will really keep Donovan Mitchell (33:15), the Celtics acquiring Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, the fallout from Kevin Durant’s trade request (48:02), some rapid-fire NBA free agency observations (1:21:26), and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/221h 50m

Brooklyn Blows Up, Durant’s Next Move, and Free Agency Highlights With Rob Mahoney and Bryan Curtis

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss a wild day of NBA free agency, spearheaded by Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets (1:10). They also discuss the Bucks keeping their team intact, Jalen Brunson joining the Knicks, Dejounte Murray to the Hawks, and much more (31:55). Finally, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis about how NBA free agency is covered in the media, battling for “scoops,” and more (57:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Bryan Curtis Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/221h 38m

The Desperate Knicks, UFC 276, Plus Kyrie’s Failed Lakers Play with Van Lathan, Big Wos, Ariel Helwani and Alan Yang

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Van Lathan and Wosny Lambre to discuss Jalen Brunson likely heading to the Knicks, how the Mavericks can cope, and “new media” vs. “old media” (1:50). Then, Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about the current state of the WWE, UFC 276, and more (44:58). Finally, Bill talks with writer-producer and lifelong Lakers fan Alan Yang about hoping for Kyrie Irving to join the Lakers before he opted in with the Nets, expectations for the Lakers’ 2022-23 season, Alan’s new show 'Loot' on Apple TV+, and more (1:20:54). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Van Lathan, Wosny Lambre, Ariel Helwani, and Alan Yang Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/221h 59m

The Beal Dilemma, KD Trade Speed Round, and Free Agency Questions With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's' Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Wizards options regarding Bradley Beal’s contract, fake Kevin Durant trades, teams to watch out for during free agency, updated 2023 NBA title odds, best landing spots for Deandre Ayton, and more (0:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/221h 26m

NBA Draftapalooza Part 4: Winners & Losers With Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss winners and losers from the 2022 NBA draft. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/221h 7m

NBA Draftapalooza Part 3: OKC Gets Frisky + the Sneaky Knicks With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti for their live reactions to picks 8-14 of the 2022 NBA draft, including Bill’s boy Jeremy Sochan going to the Spurs, OKC dropping a lot of draft capital, and what the hell the Knicks are trying to do. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti Producers: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/2245m 18s

NBA Draftapalooza Part 2: Picks 1-6, Paolo to Orlando, and the Kings Surprise Everyone, With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti to give their live reactions to picks 1 through 6 of the 2022 NBA draft. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/2244m 51s

NBA Draftapalooza Part 1: Kyrie Drama, Fake KD Trades, and Last-Minute Pre-Draft Thoughts With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor and Chris Ryan

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris Ryan to discuss news that Kevin Durant is considering his options when it comes to his future with the Nets, what the market for Kyrie would be like, the most fun trade destinations for KD, and why Bill has once again changed his mind about who the Magic should take with the no. 1 pick. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/2258m 51s

Part 2: 10 Burning NBA Questions (Plus Kyrie) With Chris Ryan, Joe House, Rob Mahoney, J. Kyle Mann, Seerat Sohi, and Van Lathan

(1:51) Will Daryl Morey and the 76ers make a trade? | With Chris Ryan (15:42) What are we expecting from the Wizards and Bradley Beal? | With Joe House (28:55) What are the Nuggets' and Heat's trade assets? | With Rob Mahoney (42:26) Favorite wings in the draft | With J. Kyle Mann (56:06) What is the Warriors' title window, and can they extend it? | With Seerat Sohi (1:09:40) BONUS: What is going on with Kyrie Irving and the Nets? | With Van Lathan Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Joe House, Rob Mahoney, J. Kyle Mann, Seerat Sohi, and Van Lathan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/221h 28m

Part 1: 10 Burning NBA Questions With Kevin Clark, Kevin O’Connor, Raheem Palmer, John Jastremski, and Wosny Lambre

(1:27) Who should the Magic take no. 1? | With Kevin Clark (13:33) Best prospect outside of the top 4 | With Kevin O'Connor (26:21) 2023 NBA betting odds | With Raheem Palmer (41:01) What should the Knicks do? | With John Jastremski (54:32) Should the Jazz make a trade? | With Wosny Lambre Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Clark, Kevin O’Connor, Raheem Palmer, John Jastremski, and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/221h 13m

Curry vs. Everybody, Boston’s Next Move, NBA Dynasty Tiers, and Draft Buzz With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics’ Finals collapse, possible offseason moves, and Jayson Tatum’s workload this season (1:06), before talking about what this Warriors title does for Stephen Curry’s NBA legacy, what it means to have an NBA dynasty (21:44), the Warriors’ exorbitant salaries for next season, the NBA draft, and more (1:03:48). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/221h 51m

An Impressive Warriors Title, Curry’s Pantheon Jump, and Tatum’s Finals Swoon With Joe House

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Warriors defeating the Celtics to become the 2022 NBA champions, Steph Curry’s Finals MVP performance, why the Andrew Wiggins trade may have swung the series, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, takeaways for the Celtics, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/221h 3m

The 1,000th BS Episode With Joe House, Bill Hader, Bryan Curtis, and Nora Princiotti

It's the 1,000th episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast! The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the NBA Finals, the Celtics facing a looming elimination game in Boston, and Game 6 predictions (7:34), before discussing the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, the controversial LIV Golf tournament, U.S. Open bets, and more (26:13). Then, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis and Nora Princiotti about the Deshaun Watson allegations, the Cleveland Browns, how the media should cover it all, and more (52:07). Then, Bill talks with Bill Hader about Season 3 of HBO's 'Barry,' Hader's inspiration from the Coen brothers, the shocking season finale [SPOILERS], loving 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and more (1:24:41). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Bryan Curtis, Nora Princiotti, and Bill Hader Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/222h 4m

Did the Celtics Just Blow the Title? | With Kevin Hench

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Hench to discuss the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Celtics, the improvement of Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson throughout the series, struggles from the Celtics bench, HC Steve Kerr vs. HC Ime Udoka, Gary Payton II’s impact on the series, Game 6 predictions, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Hench Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/2246m 55s

Tatum Theories, Finals Unicorns, NBA Draft Buzz, and Worst GM Jobs With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as they discuss their NBA big board and who they have going in the top three (02:31). As people revisit Andre Iguodala winning the 2015 Finals MVP, Bill and Ryen debate if a losing player can win a Finals MVP (27:35). They also discuss Steph Curry’s nuclear shooting that lifted the Warriors to a Game 4 victory and if there is such a thing as a Finals unicorn (34:47). Next, they dive into Jayson Tatum’s Finals struggles (52:44). Is he really injured or is he simply showing his young age against an experienced veteran team? Draymond Green has been consistently bad in the Finals and Ryen presents a theory to why Green hasn’t been able to get it going (01:09:50). Lastly, they list which GM positions in the NBA are the worst and why (01:15:17). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo Producers: Steve Ceruti and Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/221h 43m

Steph’s Apex Mountain Leaves Boston Reeling With Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Warriors' series-tying win in Boston, Steph Curry’s incredible performance, Jaylen Brown shining as Jayson Tatum struggles, a look ahead to Game 5, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Wosny Lambre and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/221h

Boston Gets Revenge, Draymond Chants, and Utah Trades With Kevin O’Connor. Plus, a ‘Stranger Things’ Review From Zoe Simmons.

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Celtics’ Game 3 win over the Warriors, Jaylen Brown’s impact, Steph Curry’s consistency, the Boston crowd vs. Draymond Green, Game 4 adjustments, and more (1:07). Then, they discuss other NBA topics including the Bulls’ interest in Rudy Gobert, fake Donovan Mitchell trades, Kyrie Irving’s future, and more (41:45). Finally, Bill is joined by his daughter Zoe to discuss Season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ [SPOILERS] (1:00:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/221h 33m

The Warriors Strike Back, Kyrie Destinations, and Sacramento on the Clock With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors' Game 2 NBA Finals win over the Celtics, the Warriors' defense being the story of the game, Draymond Green's impact, the best closing five for each team, Klay Thompson's struggles, officiating, and more (1:20). Then, they hit a bunch of other NBA topics including Kyrie Irving trade buzz, rumors of Phil Knight buying the Trail Blazers, what the Kings will do with their no. 4 overall draft pick, and more (1:17:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/221h 52m

A Huge Celts Comeback with Haralabos Voulgaris, Plus Adam Sandler on 30 Years of Comedies and Making ‘Hustle’

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals after being in Chase Arena for the Celtics' win over the Warriors (1:031). Then, Bill sits down with Adam Sandler to discuss his new movie ‘Hustle,’ their favorite sports movies, ‘SNL’ in the early '90s, Adam’s first few films, playing pickup hoops, and more (39:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Adam Sandler Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/221h 54m

NBA Finals Angles With David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes. Plus, Jon Bernthal’s Return to the Pod.

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes to discuss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, Jimmy Butler’s 3-point attempt, and having trouble rooting against Steph Curry and the Warriors (1:42), before talking about the best daily sports show fodder, why the Cowboys are still America’s team, NBA expansion, how the league would look if it adopted a relegation format (17:43), Half-Baked Ideas, Finals predictions, and more (41:54). Finally, Bill is joined by actor Jon Bernthal to discuss his role as Wayne Jenkins in HBO’s ‘We Own This City.’ They discuss meeting Wayne Jenkins, working (and arguing) with David Chase, wild stories from the set, filming ‘King Richard,’ being a sports dad, and more (1:04:13). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: David Jacoby, Kevin Wildes, and Jon Bernthal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/221h 49m

Boston’s Heart Attack Trip to the Finals With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics toppling the Heat to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals, Miami’s near comeback, takeaways from the series, another big playoff performance from Jimmy Butler, a huge moment for the Tatum-Brown era in Boston, how the Warriors match up with the Celtics, and more (1:54). Then, they discuss Steph Curry “the malleable superstar,” the Timberwolves signing GM Tim Connelly to a megadeal, the Lakers hiring Darvin Ham as their head coach, a strange story out of MLB, and more (54:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/222h 12m

Super-Jimmy Thwarts Boston’s Finals Plans, with Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo to recap the Celtics’ Game 6 loss to the Heat (01:07). They discuss Jimmy Butler’s and Kyle Lowry’s performances before diving into Robert Williams’s absence. Also, after missing clutch free throws, how will Jaylen Brown respond (24:12)? If the Heat win the series, those missed free throws will forever be remembered. The guys also debate if this was an all-time choke job from the Celtics before discussing if Heat Culture will be on the rise if the Heat win on Sunday (39:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/2257m 50s

The Heat Fall Apart With Joe House, Plus Michael Che on Swollen ‘SNL’ Casts and Stand-Up Comedy in 2022

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Celtics’ Game 5 win over the Heat to take control of the series, how Celtics coach Ime Udoka’s adjustments are paying dividends for Boston, why the Heat desperately miss Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry’s struggles, Al Horford’s impact, an updated NBA Top Five list, Mavericks-Warriors, and more (1:19). Then Bill talks with comedian, actor, and writer Michael Che about wrapping up Season 47 of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ finding the right chemistry for “Weekend Update” with Colin Jost, Che’s HBO Max sketch show, ‘That Damn Michael Che,’ his introduction to stand-up comedy, Lorne Michaels stories, the impact of social media on comedy, New York sports, and more (40:41). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Michael Che and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/221h 33m

A Celtics-Heat Rock Fight with Bill's Dad. Plus, Jalen Green Stops By and We Fix All-Star Weekend.

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his Dad to discuss the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Heat, the lack of rest for players with only one day between conference finals games, series predictions, and more (1:29). Then, Bill talks with Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets about his rookie season, being on the court with some of his basketball idols, his friendship with Anthony Edwards, deciding between the G League and college, the Rockets’ no. 3 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft, Jalen's goals for next season, tweaking All-Star Weekend, and more (43:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jalen Green and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/221h 24m

The Wiggins Game, Curry’s Quest, the Miami Bullyballers, and Fake Ayton Trades With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors' Game 3 win over the Mavericks to bring the series to 3-0, the Andrew Wiggins renaissance in Golden State, Steph Curry chasing his sixth Finals appearance, and the depth of talent in the NBA (3:31). They also talk about the Celtics’ Game 3 loss to the Heat, a look ahead to Game 4, discussions about an eventual midseason NBA tournament, fake Deandre Ayton trades, and more (37:31). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/221h 59m

A Boston Boomerang, Butler the Superstar, a Yankees Revival, and NFL Schedule Lessons With Haralabos Voulgaris, Warren Sharp, and JackO

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Celtics’ Game 2 win over the Heat in Miami, how different the matchup looks with Al Horford and Marcus Smart back in the lineup, and adjustments the Heat could make heading into Boston (2:05), before revisiting the Suns' collapse against the Mavericks, upcoming roster decisions for Phoenix, Warriors-Mavericks predictions, and more (29:48). Then, Bill talks with Warren Sharp about the 2022 NFL schedule, which teams have advantages in rest, strength of opponent, sleeper teams, and more (54:35). Finally, Bill is joined by JackO to discuss the Yankees’ 28-10 start to the season, the rejuvenated Aaron Judge, and more (1:34:36). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Haralabos Voulgaris, Warren Sharp, and JackO Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/221h 57m

Butler Busts Boston, Plus 2022 Lottery Overreactions With Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo and J. Kyle Mann

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Heat’s Game 1 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, Jimmy Butler’s excellent performance, the Celtics’ pitiful third quarter, series predictions, and more (1:56). Then they discuss the NBA draft lottery selection, what the Orlando Magic should do with the first overall pick, the best fit for the Thunder at no. 2, where the talent drop-off is in the first round, fake trades, and more (28:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/221h 33m

Part 2: Luka Shines and Phoenix Collapses (and Then Some) With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ historic Game 7 collapse to the Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals, whether or not Phoenix missed their title window, how the loss may affect the Suns' roster for 2023, and more (0:50), before talking about Luka Doncic's dominance on offense and defensive effort, a "Western Conference Finals Draft," the NBA's dream Finals matchup, James Harden’s decline during the 76ers' Round 2 exit, and more (31:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/221h 20m

Part 1: Boston Prevails in 7 With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics eliminating the Bucks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. They talk about where Jayson Tatum ranks among top NBA players, whether the Bucks could've made any adjustments to change the outcome, some trademark moments from the series, why Bill's superstitions wouldn't allow him to watch Game 7 in Boston, a look ahead to Celtics-Heat, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/221h 9m

Philly Implodes, Apex Giannis vs. Apex LeBron, and the Worst Celtics Losses Ever | With Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan to discuss the Heat eliminating the 76ers from the playoffs, James Harden’s future in Philadelphia, the Suns' big Game 6 loss to the Mavericks, the East vs. the West, Grizzlies-Warriors, predictions for Bucks-Celtics Game 6, and more (2:36). Then, Bill recounts the Celtics' Game 5 loss at home, and the best NBA players he’s seen in person (43:35) before wallowing a little more and discussing his list of the worst Celtics losses he’s experienced (1:06:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/221h 44m

Phoenix Takes Charge, Brady’s TV Gig, and a Celts-Bucks Classic With Jonathan Tjarks, Bryan Curtis and Chris Mannix

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the Mavericks' Game 5 loss to the Suns, the Heat's runaway win over the 76ers, Warriors-Grizzlies, and more (2:42). Then, Bill talks with SI's Chris Mannix about the Bucks-Celtics series, why Boston's Game 4 win was the most important of the Tatum/Brown era, some Lakers dysfunction, and Canelo Alvarez's loss to Dmitry Bivol (37:06). Finally, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis about the news that Tom Brady will be joining the Fox NFL broadcast crew when he retires from the NFL (1:10:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jonathan Tjarks, Chris Mannix, and Bryan Curtis Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/221h 37m

Harden Goes Undertaker, a Wide-Open West, Tatum’s Biggest Test, and More NBA Overreactions With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the 76ers' Game 4 win over the Heat (3:14), why Bill thinks Suns-Mavericks is a closer series than it seems (24:08), the Warriors going up 2-1 over the Grizzlies (42:21), the Bucks stealing Game 3 from the Celtics (1:05:17), and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/221h 56m

NBA Playoff Character Awards With Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker. Plus Jackie MacMullan on Celts-Bucks, and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss Tyler's five favorite characters in the NBA playoffs (2:21). Then Bill talks with Jackie MacMullan about the Celtics-Bucks Round 2 series currently tied at 1-1, the difficulty of officiating Giannis Antetokounmpo; Celtics head coach Ime Udoka helping his team find their identity, why it is so difficult to predict the series outcome, and more (41:29). Finally Bill is joined by Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam to talk about going on tour for the first time since the pandemic, navigating working as a solo artist while still remaining an integral part of Pearl Jam, why the Utah Jazz haven't been successful with their roster, Seattle's grunge scene in the '90s, rumors of the SuperSonics returning to Seattle, and more (1:18:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Tyler Parker, Jackie MacMullan, and Jeff Ament Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/222h 9m

Ja Goes Off, Kerr Gets Mad, and Boston Survives With Haralabos Voulgaris and J. Kyle Mann, Plus Short QBs and a Draft Recap With Peter Schrager

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris and J. Kyle Mann to discuss Ja Morant’s 47-point performance in the Grizzlies’ Game 2 win vs. the Warriors, potential adjustments for the Warriors, and Gary Payton II’s injury (1:33), before recapping the Celtics’ Game 2 victory over the Bucks, Giannis Antentokounmpo looking awesome even during an off game, series predictions, and more (29:34). Finally, Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about his biggest takeaways from the 2022 NFL draft. They also discuss the A.J. Brown trade, what is going to happen to Baker Mayfield, division-winner odds, and more (57:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Haralabos Voulgaris, J. Kyle Mann, and Peter Schrager Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/222h

Part 2: Unlucky Embiid, Suns-Mavs, and a State of Sports Media Check-In With Ryen Russillo and Bryan Curtis

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Ryen Russillo about the Heat-76ers Round 2 matchup (1:04), and the Suns-Mavericks series (18:28). Then, Bill and Ryen are joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss sports media aggregators, how media can better cover sports, voting for season awards, athlete-media relations, the best sports announcers, and more (24:20). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Bryan Curtis Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/221h 33m

Part 1: Overreactions from Celts-Bucks and Grizz-GSW With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Golden State’s Game 1 win in Memphis, Draymond’s ejection, and how they think the rest of the series plays out (1:14). Then, they get to Milwaukee’s impressive Game 1 win in Boston, why this series is personal for Jrue Holiday, and what Bill’s level of concern is after some bad signs from the Celtics (43:55). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/221h 13m

Utah’s Finished, NFL Draft Winners, and Philly’s Big Night With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Mavericks’ series-ending win vs. the Jazz, just how much this Jazz team needs to change to be considered a contender, and a look ahead to Mavericks-Suns (1:45). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak to discuss the first round of the NFL draft! They discuss the Eagles trading for A.J. Brown, the Jaguars’ no. 1 overall pick, a good Round 1 for the Giants and Jets, QBs sliding, Round 2 predictions, and more (24:25). Finally Bill is rejoined by Rob Mahoney and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Suns winning their series vs. the Pelicans, the 76ers advancing to Round 2 after their Game 6 win over the Raptors, predictions for Heat-76ers and Celtics-Bucks, and more (56:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/221h 48m

A Drunk Wolves-Grizz Series, Harden’s Fall, the Sleeper Mavs, and Brooklyn’s Future With Bob Voulgaris and Van Lathan

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Suns’ Game 5 win over the Pelicans, why Bill believes the series will end in a Game 7, Mavericks-Jazz, the Raptors winning their second game in a row after going down 3-0 to the 76ers, the Grizzlies’ 111-109 win over the Timberwolves to go up 3-2 in the series, and more (1:50). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about his new book, 'Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales From the Trenches of Transformation,' what is next for the Nets after being swept in the first round of the playoffs, Elon Musk purchasing Twitter, and more (1:10:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Haralabos Voulgaris and Van Lathan  Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/221h 51m

Part 2: The Frisky Pelicans, CP3 Demons, Trae’s Struggles and Favorite Flip-Flop Guys With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 4 loss to the Pelicans, how Devin Booker’s hamstring injury affects the Phoenix's playoff trajectory, some praise for the Pelicans roster, worrying about Zion Williamson, Grizzlies-Timberwolves, and other first round observations. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/221h 22m

Part 1: Brooklyn Breaks, Boston’s Startling Ascent, Kyrie’s Bizarre Career, and Saving Denver Basketball With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics pulling away to a 3-0 lead in their Round 1 series with the Nets, the Brooklyn blame game, the Celtics' midseason turnaround, the Nuggets avoiding a sweep in their Game 4 win vs. the Warriors, Raptors-76ers, some Round 1 injuries, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/221h 20m

A StruggleFest for Towns and Mitchell, an NFL Skill Position Draft, and a Netflix Crisis With Wosny Lambre, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck and Mathew Belloni

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Grizzlies' comeback win in Game 3 vs. the Timberwolves, the Mavericks continuing to win playoff games without Luka Doncic, Nuggets-Warriors, Celtics-Nets, Bulls-Bucks, and more (2:03). Then Bill talks with Danny Heifetz and Craig Horlbeck about Deebo Samuel's trade request, before drafting the most valuable offensive skill players (45:39). Finally Bill talks with Matthew Belloni about the crumbling of CNN+, the traditional talk show's place in modern media, Netflix losing ground among the streaming giants, and more (1:12:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Wosny Lambre, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck and Mathew Belloni  Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/221h 53m

A Suns-Warriors Flip-Flop, A Sneaky-Bad NFL Draft, and Utah Groundhog Day With Rob Mahoney, Danny Kelly, and Jonathan Tjarks

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Pelicans' Game 2 win over the Suns, Devin Booker's 31-point half followed by a third-quarter injury, the Warriors' new outlook with Jordan Poole, Hawks-Heat Game 2, the Grizzlies' win over the Timberwolves, Celtics-Nets predictions, and more (3:02). Then, Bill talks with Danny Kelly about the 2022 NFL draft, why he thinks the QBs will slide, the most abundant positions in the first round, and more (32:54). Finally, Bill talks with Jonathan Tjarks about the Jazz-Mavericks series, Jalen Brunson's 41-point performance in the Mavericks' Game 2 victory, surviving until the return of Luka Doncic, the electric Celtics-Nets Game 1, NBA draft thoughts, and more (48:07). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Danny Kelly, and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/221h 46m

Part 2: The Anthony Edwards Thing, 'Sota's Upset Potential, and Two Sides of Rudy Gobert With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns dismantling the Pelicans, hope for the Warriors, the Timberwolves’ Game 1 upset over the Grizzlies, the joy of watching Anthony Edwards, the Mavericks’ loss to the Jazz, Hawks-Heat, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/221h 16m

Part 1: An Epic Celtics Win, Kyrie the Perfect Villain, and Maxey’s Big Leap with Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Jayson Tatum’s buzzer-beater in the Celtics' Game 1 win over the Nets, Kyrie Irving’s 39-point performance, speculation on the rest of the series, the 76ers' Game 1 victory over the Raptors, Tyrese Maxey, other Round 1 observations, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/221h 9m

The Clippers Curse Vol. 47, Booker’s Evolution, and Round 1 Bets With Kevin Wildes and Eddie Johnson

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports to discuss Anthony Davis's comments on the Lakers’ flukey injuries, the Clippers' repeated bad luck, Bill’s favorite Round 1 bets, Half-Baked Ideas, and more (2:10). Then Bill talks with Phoenix Suns play-by-play analyst Eddie Johnson about Devin Booker’s MVP case and why he is nowhere near his ceiling as a player, advice Eddie would give to Ben Simmons, the obstacles that today's NBA stars face, stories from Eddie's 17-year NBA career, and more (1:01:37). Host Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Wildes and Eddie Johnson Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/221h 47m

Ant Man Arrives, Towns Tumbles, Nets-Celts & “Now What?” Round 1 Disaster Scenarios With Kevin O’Connor and Wosny Lambre

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Wosny Lambre to discuss the Nets’ win over the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves’ win over the Clippers in the NBA play-in tournament (1:50). Then Bill and Kevin discuss the Lakers’ disappointing season, head coach Frank Vogel being fired, what to do with Russell Westbrook’s contract, LeBron James’s future, what certain teams may do if they face a first-round exit from the playoffs (45:48), and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/221h 37m

Part Two: The 2022 Finals MVP Draft plus All-NBA Picks With Ryen Russillo

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo discuss the lackluster end of the NBA regular season, the playoff seeding, potential Finals MVPs, NBA awards, All-NBA picks, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/221h 37m

Part One: A Masters Recap, MVP Picks + Everybody Ducks Brooklyn With Ryen Russillo

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Scottie Scheffler winning the Masters tournament, what it meant for Tiger Woods to make the cut, the large group of young golfers with star potential, and more (1:59). Then they discuss their MVP ballots on the final day of the NBA regular season, Eastern Conference contenders jockeying to miss the Nets in the first round of the playoffs, and more (38:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/221h 12m

The Uh-Oh Sixers, Plus Tiger’s Astounding Return and On-Site Masters Stories With Joe House and Nathan Hubbard

The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly runs through the Eastern Conference playoff picture and the 76ers loss to the Raptors (1:17) before he is joined by Joe House and Nathan Hubbard to discuss their time at Augusta National Golf Course for the Masters Day 1: an inspiring performance from Tiger Woods, observations of the course, Bryson DeChambeau's struggles, Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith, updated Masters odds, and more (9:46). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/221h 27m

The DOA Lakers, Embiid’s Surge, Masters Bets, and UFC 273 Story Lines With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Ariel Helwani

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the death of the Lakers’ playoff hopes and their lack of a clear path forward, Joel Embiid’s late-season push for the MVP, best Eastern Conference playoff matchups, and more (2:08). Then Bill and House talk with Nathan Hubbard about the scene at Augusta National Golf Course and their favorite Masters bets (31:29). Finally Bill is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the good and the bad from ‘WrestleMania 38,’ and story lines and subplots for the upcoming UFC 273 (1:07:16). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Ariel Helwani Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/222h 1m

A Less Scary Brooklyn, All-NBA Arguments, Unexpected Trade Guys, and Tiger’s Return With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the top of the Eastern Conference, All-NBA, Luka Doncic creeping up in the MVP rankings, and more (3:22), before Joe House joins and assists in throwing out the names of some players who could make a sudden exit from their current team by next season, as well as surprisingly important playoff guys (1:00:56). Finally Bill, House, and Ryen discuss some bets for the upcoming Masters Tournament (1:36:01). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/222h 11m

Here Comes Luka, a UNC-Duke Showdown, and Possible NFL Sleepers With Rob Mahoney, Jay Caspian Kang, and Warren Sharp

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the playoff seeding for the Western Conference, the increasingly scary Mavericks, the steady Suns, the stumbling Warriors, Clippers rumors, and more (7:26). Then Bill talks with Jay Caspian Kang of the New York Times about the upcoming Final Four showdown between Duke and UNC (31:49). Finally Bill is joined by Warren Sharp to discuss the current NFL landscape for the 2022 season, the wide-open NFC, the super-competitive AFC, big trades and free-agent signings, the top five easiest and hardest 2022 schedules, what to look for in NFL futures bets, and more (56:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Jay Caspian Kang, and Warren Sharp Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/221h 59m

A Lakers Abyss, Plus Embiid Tales, Boston’s Bad Luck, and Will Smith Fallout With Chris Mannix and Larry Wilmore

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Bucks’ win over the 76ers and wonders “Is this two-year Lakers collapse the worst of any modern title team?” (3:05). Then Bill talks with SI’s Chris Mannix about Joel Embiid, the 76ers’ playoff hopes, the third-place Celtics, the Eastern Conference standings, and more (20:34). Next Bill is joined by Larry Wilmore to discuss the Oscars, the 11th-place Lakers, and HBO’s ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ (1:06:16). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Mannix and Larry Wilmore Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/222h 9m

Will Smith’s Slap With Jimmy Kimmel. Plus, the Somehow Underrated Suns With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by two-time Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel to discuss the Oscars and the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock (1:45). Then Bill talks with Ryen Russillo about the first-place Suns and Devin Booker’s bright future (18:51), NBA awards, struggling to place Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid on the All-NBA First Team (53:55), the Eastern Conference playoff seeding, NBA rumors, Final Four hype, and more (1:18:16). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jimmy Kimmel and Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/222h 13m

Coach K’s Last Stand, the Tyreek Trade + the Jimmy-Spo Zapruder Film With J. Kyle Mann, Benjamin Solak, and Tyler Parker

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss Thursday’s Sweet 16 games, how Gonzaga’s elimination affects Chet Holmgren’s draft stock, Paolo Banchero and Duke’s win over Texas Tech, and more (2:24). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about yet another blockbuster NFL trade, Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, and what it means for the Dolphins and the new iteration of the Chiefs (38:24). Finally Bill is joined by Tyler Parker to discuss Jimmy Butler’s emotional outburst with Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, the best draft prospect for the Thunder, and Tyler’s NBA Characters of the Year (1:23:17). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: J. Kyle Mann, Benjamin Solak, and Tyler Parker Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/222h 1m

The Case for Milwaukee, the Metaverse + 2022 Oscars Predictions With Ben Thompson and Sean Fennessey

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bucks fan and business and tech analyst Ben Thompson to discuss where Giannis Antetokounmpo fits into the MVP race, Bucks playoff speculation, what to expect from the 76ers, and more (3:52), before talking about the Metaverse, newsletters and alternative media, misinformation, and more (40:53). Then Bill is joined by The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey to discuss the upcoming Oscars, long-shot turned Best Picture contender ‘Coda,’ Will Smith Oscar-watch, Oscars gambling odds, and more (58:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ben Thompson and Sean Fennessey Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/221h 53m

The Chet Holmgren Hard-to-Evaluate Hall of Fame and Other Lottery-Related Madness Subplots With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss that great feeling the NCAA tournament brings, keeping an eye on the top NBA draft prospects during the tournament, Bill’s list of all-time hardest players to evaluate for the draft, the best teams for each of the top-f