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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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 86:49

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 67:11

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 45:18

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 44:51

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 58:51

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 88:13

    (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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 73:02

    (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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 111:53

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 63:30

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 124:01

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 46:55

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 103:17

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 60:54

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 93:21

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 112:43

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 114:45

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 109:50

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 132:36

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 57:50

    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 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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 93:46

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 84:26

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 119:56

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 117:32

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 93:12

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 80:23

    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

    Part 1: Boston Prevails in 7 With Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 69:54

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 104:27

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 97:52

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 116:37

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 129:36

    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

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 120:15

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 93:42

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 73:23

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 108:27

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 111:43

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 82:44

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 80:33

    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

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 113:20

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 106:31

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 76:10

    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

    Part 1: An Epic Celtics Win, Kyrie The Perfect Villain and Maxey's Big Leap With Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 69:31

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 107:59

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 97:10

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 97:38

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 72:46

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 87:34

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 121:52

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 131:14

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 119:30

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 129:37

    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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 133:16

    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

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