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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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    Dodgers Drama, Gruden's Wreckage, Kyrie's Soap Opera, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 110:55


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Giants, sending them to the NLCS for the second straight year (2:55). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Jon Gruden's exit from the Raiders, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (22:29). Finally Bill is joined by Jay Caspian Kang of The New York Times to discuss his new book, 'The Loneliest Americans,' as well as a range of NBA topics including Kyrie Irving and the Nets, the limits of NBA analytics, why the Trail Blazers need to trade for Ben Simmons, and more (1:14:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The West With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 92:30

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA Over/Unders pod. They run through win totals for each team in the Western Conference and look at odds for the NBA awards. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Over/Unders, Part 1: The East With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 113:44

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA Over/Unders pod. They run through win totals for each team 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

    Super Chargers, Bills-Chiefs, Ben vs. Geno, “Lucky” Boston, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 109:36

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and special guest Joe House to discuss the Chiefs' loss to the Bills, the Patriots' narrow victory over the Texans, 49ers-Cardinals, the electrifying Browns-Chargers game, Cowboys-Giants, Bengals-Packers, and more (2:15), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 6 (50:10). They close the show with Parent Corner and a brief discussion of Fury-Wilder III (1:24:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Injured Russ, Bills-Chiefs, Jets Fuel, and the Best ‘Succession' Episode, With Peter Schrager and Joanna RobinsonDraft Episode for Oct 08, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 127:36


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Red Sox–Rays as well as the Rams' win over the Seahawks (2:15) before he is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to bounce back from their first loss of the season and make their Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 5 (11:05). Then in an excerpt from The Ringer's 'Prestige TV Podcast,' Bill talks with Joanna Robinson about a hall of fame episode of HBO's 'Succession,' "Safe Room" (1:18:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Joanna Robinson Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Red Sox Bliss, Luka's 2022 Ceiling, and a Michael Keaton Interview | With Kevin Hench and Jonathan Tjarks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 140:28

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his pal Kevin Hench to discuss the Red Sox' wild-card victory over the Yankees (2:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks about Luka Doncic and the sleeper Dallas Mavericks (36:40). Finally Bill talks with legendary actor Michael Keaton about doing stand-up comedy and breaking into acting in the late '70s; some of his past works, including ‘Night Shift,' ‘Mr. Mom,' ‘Touch and Go,' and ‘Batman'; Pittsburgh sports; and more (1:07:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Michael Keaton, Jonathan Tjarks, and Kevin Hench Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Brady Beats Mac, Dallas Is for Real, and a Sox-Yanks Battle Looms, With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 101:46


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' 19-17 win over the Patriots in Tom Brady's return to Foxborough. They also talk Cowboys-Panthers, the Cardinals' win over the Rams, a rare bright spot for New York football, Steelers-Packers, Colts-Dolphins, Eagles-Chiefs, and more (2:40). Next they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 5 (41:45), briefly discuss the MLB playoffs (1:08:00), and close the show with Parent Corner (1:20:00) and their thoughts on 'The Many Saints of Newark' [SPOILERS] (1:29:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Brady vs. Belichick With Seth Wickersham, Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 117:45


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Seth Wickersham to discuss his new book, ‘It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness.' They also discuss the highly anticipated upcoming matchup between the Buccaneers and the Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts (1:55). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager to make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 4 (1:00:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Seth Wickersham and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The NBA's Vaccine Battle, 20 Years of ‘PTI,' and Billy Crudup | With Derek Thompson and Bryan Curtis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 124:24


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Atlantic's Derek Thompson to discuss NBA media day and vaccine hesitancy among some NBA players. They discuss how certain local mandates can prevent unvaccinated players from playing, the NBA and NBPA, media coverage of the pandemic, and more (3:20). Then Bill and Bryan Curtis discuss the upcoming 20th anniversary of ESPN's ‘Pardon the Interruption,' how ‘PTI' revolutionized the argument show, and the importance of on-air chemistry (36:05). Finally Bill talks with actor Billy Crudup about his career, including training for his portrayal of long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine in ‘Without Limits,' becoming a rock star for ‘Almost Famous,' as well as his character in the AppleTV+ show ‘The Morning Show' (57:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Billy Crudup, Bryan Curtis, and Derek Thompson Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Stafford's Salvation, Big Ben's Downfall, the Cocaine Cardinals and Guess the Lines Week 4 with Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 104:18

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 3. They cover the Packers' last-second win over the 49ers, Rams-Buccaneers, the Chiefs' second straight loss, Justin Tucker's record-setting field goal in the Ravens' narrow win against the Lions, Patriots-Saints, Dolphins-Raiders, and more (2:20). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 4 (50:30) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:27:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chiefs Doubts, Brady in L.A., Million-Dollar Picks, and Sox-Yanks With Peter Schrager and Bill's Dad

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 103:45


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss some of the upcoming NFL games for the weekend and make their Million-Dollar Picks for Week 3 (3:22). Then Bill talks with his dad about Boston sports, the Ryder Cup, and more (1:08:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    A Zach Lowe–Jackie MacMullan Reunion on West Sleepers, Toughest Coaching Gigs, and Ben Simmons Options

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 89:56

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMullan to discuss NBA sleeper teams in the Western Conference (1:55), the question "Is the East finally stronger than the West?" (29:55), an update on the Ben Simmons–76ers saga (49:00), NBA rule changes (1:05:05), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMullan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Lamar Jacks the Chiefs, the Kliff-Kyler Roller Coaster, and Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 93:16

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap NFL Week 2, including the Ravens' win in a shootout with the Chiefs, the Chargers' loss to the Cowboys, the Titans' comeback win against the Seahawks, another crushing Vikings loss, a tough day for rookie QB Zach Wilson against the Patriots, plus Buccaneers-Falcons, Steelers-Raiders, Rams-Colts, and more (2:50). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 3 (52:30) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:16:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Red-Hot Million-Dollar Picks, the Mannings, and Fantasy Strategies With Peter Schrager, Bryan Curtis, and Craig Horlbeck

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 104:59


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss ESPN's Peyton and Eli Manning 'Monday Night Football' broadcast and whether or not this is the future of broadcasting (1:48). Then Bill is joined by Peter Schrager to help make his Million-Dollar Picks for Week 2 (27:39) before Craig Horlbeck joins to talk about the must-add fantasy football players after Week 1 as well as their favorite QBs moving forward (84:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Bryan Curtis, Peter Schrager, and Craig Horlbeck Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    RIP, Norm Macdonald. Plus, the McCourty Twins and Bill's Favorite Actor, Jon Bernthal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 115:26

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime friend Daniel Kellison to remember Norm Macdonald (4:40). Then Bill talks with Super Bowl champions Devin and Jason McCourty about about going head-to-head in Week 1 in Foxborough, Mac Jones's NFL debut, playing for coaches Bill Belichick and Brian Flores, the best QBs they've been on the field with, the hardest WRs to cover, their charity work in the fight against sickle-cell anemia, and more (35:00). Finally, Bill talks with actor Jon Bernthal about his beginnings on ‘The Walking Dead,' preparing for ‘The Punisher,' working with A-list stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and the Rock, as well as some of his current projects like ‘The Many Saints of Newark', ‘Small Engine Repair', ‘The Premise', and more. They also have a lengthy discussion about their favorite sports movies (1:06:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jon Bernthal, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, and Daniel Kellison Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Stinky Rodgers, Week 1 Overreactions, Guess the Lines, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 110:10


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their overreactions to NFL Week 1, including the Packers' blowout loss to the Saints, the Texans' surprisingly competitive play in their win against the Jaguars, the Falcons' flop against the Eagles, and more (2:05). Then Bill and Sal Guess the Lines for NFL Week 2 (37:50). Finally, Jimmy Kimmel joins to discuss a new ESPN documentary he and Sal have been working on about the 1986 Mets season titled ‘Once Upon a Time in Queens' before they close the show with Parent Corner (1:05:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    A Bucs-Cowboys Classic! Plus: Million-Dollar Picks and a Shocking Super Bowl Prediction With Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 84:31


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Buccaneers narrowly beating the Cowboys in the NFL season opener (1:40), before he is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to go over some last-second NFL futures bets (18:48). Bill closes the show with his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (46:07). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    A 76ers Soap Opera, RIP Michael K. Williams, and Kanye's Latest With Wosny Lambre, Joe House, and Van Lathan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 102:49

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Joe House to discuss the increasingly strange situation in Philadelphia between the 76ers and Ben Simmons (2:25). Then Bill is joined by Van Lathan to remember actor Michael K. Williams, discuss Kanye West's much-anticipated album ‘Donda,' talk a bit about the New Orleans Saints with Jameis Winston at the helm, and more (42:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Van Lathan, Joe House, and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 2: Guess the Lines Week 1 and Best NFL Futures. Plus, Parent Corner With Cousin Sal.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 70:47

    In Part 2 of a two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal for their 15th season of Guess the Lines! First they make some NFL futures picks (1:05), before they guess the lines for NFL Week 1 (18:54), followed by the return of Parent Corner (50:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 1: AFC/NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 62:20

    Football is back! In Part 1 of a two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to run through expected win totals of every NFL team and make their over/under picks. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Peyton Manning, Mina Kimes, and Danny Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 114:37

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning to discuss his time in the NFL, AFC rivalries, today's rookie QBs, his new Monday Night Football alternate broadcast with his brother Eli on ESPN, and more (4:43). Then Bill is joined by The Ringer's Danny Kelly and ESPN's Mina Kimes for an NFL preview in which they discuss the ultra-competitive NFC West, why Bill thinks the NFC South is full of sleepers, conflicting theories on the Ravens, the young QBs in the AFC East, whacky NFL predictions, and more (40:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peyton Manning, Mina Kimes, and Danny Kelly Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Fantasy Football Mega-Preview Plus Mike O'Malley | With Matthew Berry, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 132:13

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry for their annual fantasy football preview. They discuss quarterback strategies in the new era of the NFL, front-runner fantasy offenses, some of their favorite NFL prop bets, and more (3:45). Then Bill is joined by the hosts of 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show'—Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Danny Heifetz—to discuss some fantasy football stay-away teams, top-tier fantasy RBs, and more (45:15). Finally Bill talks to actor and writer Mike O'Malley about his new show 'Heels' on Starz, the difficulty of casting for a sports show, attempting to bring larger audiences into the world of pro wrestling, some Boston sports talk, and more (1:15:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Matthew Berry, Mike O'Malley, Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Danny Heifetz Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 2: NFL Sleepers and Grenades With Warren Sharp and Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 99:11

    It's Part 2 of a two-part Sunday-night podcast. The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Warren Sharp for their annual Sleepers and Grenades segment; they run through the teams they think could make an unexpected leap as well as teams that could stumble. They also give out some of their favorite over/under bets for the NFL season. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and Warren Sharp Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 1: The Bryson Coaster, Plus NBA Over/Unders With Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 36:39

    In Part 1 of a two-part Sunday-night podcast The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the drama on the course at the BMW Championship between Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay, and the excitement it brought to Bill and House (2:15), before discussing a few NBA win-totals bets that they have been eyeing (16:20). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NFL Future Bets, Windy City's Fields, and ESPN's Latest Drama With Mike Francesa, Jason Goff, and Jim Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 138:56


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NY radio legend Mike Francesa to talk a little Red Sox and Yankees before running through some of their favorite NFL future bets (1:50). Then Bill talks with Jason Goff about a possible Ben Simmons–Zach LaVine trade before discussing the Chicago Bears and their rookie QB Justin Fields (58:53). Finally Bill talks with journalist Jim Miller about ESPN's turbulent year, the latest on Rachel Nichols, the future of ESPN, how it has changed over the years, and more (1:19:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mike Francesa, James Andrew Miller, Jason Goff Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Eight Possible Super Bowl Teams With Peter Schrager. Plus: 'Outer Banks' and Teen Patrol With Zoe Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 121:15


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss their way-too-early Super Bowl contenders, futures bets, sleeper teams, and more (2:15). Then Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, to discuss summer 2021 through the lens of teen culture, followed by a new BS Pod segment, 12-Minute Recap, in which they tackle the Netflix show 'Outer Banks' (1:16:57). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Notes From My Lazy Vacation. Plus Jackie MacMullan on Why She's Retiring (and Lots More)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 121:41

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some stuff he wishes he'd been able to talk about while he was on vacation, including: the Red Sox's stumbles, ‘SummerSlam' in Las Vegas, the Olympics, HBO's ‘The White Lotus,' ‘Jeopardy!,' and more (4:30). Then Bill is joined by Hall of Fame journalist Jackie MacMullan to discuss her retirement from ESPN, the recent Bleacher Report interview with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, stories from 40 years of covering sports, maintaining journalistic integrity in a changing media landscape, and more (33:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jackie MacMullan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    USA-France, Disappearing Dame, Ben Simmons, the Knicks, and Fantasy FB Sleepers With Wosny Lambre, Joe House, and Craig Horlbeck

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 112:40

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre to talk about Team USA basketball, Damian Lillard's disappointing performances, and international vs. American basketball rules, as well as the recent moves in NBA free agency including the Knicks signing Kemba Walker, the increasingly odd Ben Simmons situation, and more (1:36). Then, Craig Horlbeck from 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show' joins the show to offer up his seven favorite sleepers for the upcoming fantasy football season (1:31:31). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Wosny Lambre, Craig Horlbeck Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ten Free Agency Questions on the Lavish Bulls, Comatose Celts, Reheated Heat, and More With Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 88:51

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss 10 lingering questions from free agency including if they liked what the Bulls have done, the Lakers' barrage of signings, their five favorite and least favorite signings so far (1:11), the Celtics as a destination for Bradley Beal, the state of the Pelicans, if the Warriors are the second-best team in the West, and more (41:41). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin O'Connor Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Lowry to Miami? Plus: Lonzo's Upside and the Rest of Free Agency Week With Jackie MacMullan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 96:41

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to kick off NBA free agency week. They discuss what Miami would look like with Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball's underrated first four years in the league, Kawhi's future, possible Ben Simmons landing spots, Dallas's biggest needs, whom the Knicks will target in free agency, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jackie MacMullan Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 57:23

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor to discuss a long list of winners and losers from the first round of the NBA draft. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 3: GSW Goes Young, Spurs Go Loco + Rest of Lottery With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 49:22

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor to discuss picks 7 through 15 of the NBA draft in real time! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 2: Cade to Detroit and 2 Semi-shockers in Top Six With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 42:11

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor to discuss the first six picks in the 2021 NBA draft in real time, including surprising picks by the Thunder and the Raptors. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 1: Westbrook to the Lakers and Hield's Trade Upside With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 46:18

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor before the start of the 2021 NBA draft to discuss the rumored Lakers-Wizards trade that would bring Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles, the prospect of trading for Buddy Hield, more fake Ben Simmons trades, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Zion's Murky NOLA Future With Justin Verrier. Plus, Kenny Smith on Giannis vs. Hakeem.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 97:30


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans, including recent acquisitions Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe heading to the Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, rumors of Zion Williamson being unhappy with the team (and parallels to the early signs of Anthony Davis's departure), fake Pelicans trades, and more (2:35). Then Bill is joined by Kenny "The Jet" Smith to discuss the upcoming NBA draft, parallels between Giannis Antetokounmpo's title win with the Bucks and Hakeem Olajuwon's mid-'90s Rockets, the slew of Ben Simmons trade rumors, how the Warriors might use their draft capital, and more (49:25). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kenny Smith and Justin Verrier Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    An NBA Mock Draft War Room With Kevin O'Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 115:46

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the upcoming NBA draft. They run through the lottery teams, fake trades, sleepers, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Matt Damon! Plus: Giannis Cards and COVID Confusion With Mike Gioseffi and Derek Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 136:15


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mike Gioseffi of The Ringer's 'Sports Cards Nonsense' podcast to discuss changes in the market for Giannis Antetokounmpo's rookie card following his first NBA championship, as well as other changes in the sports cards landscape (6:45). Then Bill talks to The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about the COVID-19 delta variant, vaccine hesitancy, new policies for universities and sports teams, and more (35:05). Finally Bill is joined by Matt Damon to discuss the lingering pain of losing Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, Tom Brady's seventh Super Bowl win, the upcoming Patriots season, '90s movie eras, 'Stillwater,' why Tom Cruise is the ultimate stuntman, future projects, and more (1:02:35)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Matt Damon, Derek Thompson, and Mike Gioseffi Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    An Immortal Giannis Game and Milwaukee's Title with Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 108:48

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks winning the NBA Finals! They discuss Giannis's historic 50 points, legacy implications, winners and losers, Suns and Bucks offseason moves, and a look ahead to the NBA draft, before discussing the HBO Max series ‘The White Lotus.' Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bucks on the Brink, Giannis vs. History, Finals Leaps, and NFL Bets With Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 98:57

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Bucks' Game 5 Finals win over the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo's enthralling basketball journey, what the Suns need in order to pull off a Game 6 win, and more (3:15). They then talk a little golf, NFL futures bets, Olympic basketball, and more (1:02:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House  Producer: Kyle Crichton  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Previewing the Rest of the NBA Finals With Jackie MacMullan and Seerat Sohi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 92:15


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan and The Ringer's Seerat Sohi to examine and recap the first four games of the NBA Finals as well as speculate on the games to come. They discuss concerns about Chris Paul, the Bucks' supporting cast, Giannis Antetokounmpo's expanded impact on the game, unlikely heroes for the upcoming games, series predictions, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Game 4 Overreactions, CP3's Stinker, Kawhi Weirdness, and Draft Trades With Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 106:39

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks' Game 4 Finals win over the Suns, tying the series at 2-2 (1:25). They also hit on news of Kawhi Leonard's injury (41:50), Team USA (55:45), NBA draft lottery prospects, fake trades, and more (1:00:25). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Giannis Leap, England's Agony, and UFC 264 With Kevin O'Connor, Chris Ryan, and Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 141:28


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Bucks' Game 3 Finals win over the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo's dominance on the court, speculative Finals scenarios, Team USA's startling loss to Nigeria, offseason trade buzz, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Chris Ryan about England's loss to Italy in the Euro Final (1:16:00). Finally Bill talks to Kevin Clark about UFC 264, Conor McGregor's fight-ending injury, exciting upcoming UFC fights, the postponed Wilder-Fury boxing match, and more (1:43:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor, Chris Ryan, and Kevin Clark Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Bucks in Trouble, McGregor's Comeback, and a Yankees Eulogy With Ben Thompson, Ariel Helwani, and JackO

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 136:31


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by business/tech analyst and massive Bucks fan Ben Thompson to discuss the Suns' Game 2 Finals win and the silver linings for Game 3 in Milwaukee (1:45). Then Bill talks to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani about covering the UFC, the excitement of the pre-fight weigh-in, UFC competitors, the upcoming McGregor-Poirier fight at UFC 264, and more (32:35). Finally Bill talks to his old friend JackO about the Yankees and whether they missed their “title window” (1:31:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ariel Helwani, JackO, and Ben Thompson Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Suns in Charge, Ayton Copycats, Ohtani Mania (?), and NBA Draft Stuff With Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 106:25

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns' Game 1 Finals win over the Bucks, the Bucks' adjustments, gauging Giannis's injury, where Arizona in July ranks among the worst NBA Finals destinations, and more (2:00). Then they talk about Shohei Ohtani's dominance of the MLB and why it isn't a bigger story, random sports fixes, NBA draft prospects, and more (1:12:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Bucks-Hawks Blahfest, CP3's Legacy Run, NBA Announcer Slumps, Replay Fixes + Summer Trades w/ Bryan Curtis and Chris Mannix

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 120:45


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on a superstar-less Bucks-Hawks Game 5 (3:00), before talking with The Ringer's Bryan Curtis about sportscasting legend Marv Albert's upcoming retirement, the play-by-play Mount Rushmore, how instant replay has plagued the NBA's television product, NBA Finals media story lines, and more (25:00). Finally Bill is joined by SI's Chris Mannix to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns defeating the Clippers to get to the NBA Finals, how the Trail Blazers may handle Damian Lillard wanting out of Portland, the new-look Celtics, fake Ben Simmons trades, and more (1:11:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Bryan Curtis and Chris Mannix Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Giannis Goes Down With Big Wos and Chris Ryan, the Streaming Wars With Matthew Belloni, and Teen Culture Half-Year Awards With Zoe Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 120:55


    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Chris Ryan to break down a wild Bucks-Hawks Game 4, including Giannis's knee injury, the improbable success of the Trae-less Hawks, and predictions for how this series and the Suns-Clippers series will play out (2:50). Then, former Hollywood Reporter editor Matthew Belloni joins the show to discuss whether or not movies will ever fully return to theaters, what the future of moviegoing looks like at the hands of streaming services, and more (43:47). Lastly, Bill's daughter, Zoe Simmons, comes on to give her half-year teen culture awards, including best TikTok star, biggest disappointment, and best publicity stunt (74:41). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Wosny Lambre, Chris Ryan, Matthew Belloni, and Zoe Simmons Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Part 2: Looming Bucks-Suns, Dame's Next Move, and a Special Two-Man Combo Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 73:31

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks' Game 3 win over the Hawks, Khris Middleton's fourth quarter, Trae Young's injury, series predictions, and more (2:00). They then wonder how this year's NBA champions will be remembered, before discussing news that Damian Lillard may be looking to move on from the Portland Trail Blazers (20:00). Finally Ryen and Bill draft the best two-man combos to build a team around in the NBA (48:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 1: Ayton's Leap, Kawhi the Enigma, GSW Trades, and a 2018 Redraft With Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 79:28

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns' Game 4 win over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton's importance to the Suns' success, the uncertainty surrounding Kawhi Leonard, why Bill thinks the Clippers still have a chance, and more (2:30) before they revisit the 2018 NBA draft and discuss potential trades leading up to the 2021 NBA draft, Team USA, and more (44:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Comeback Clippers, Superstar Trae, and KD's Brilliance With Seerat Sohi and Jackie MacMullan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 110:22

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Seerat Sohi to discuss the Clippers' Game 3 win over the Suns (3:00). Then Bill talks with Jackie MacMullan about newly anointed NBA star Trae Young and how he's evolved as a teammate (35:00), what the future holds for Ben Simmons (53:00), and the NBA coaching carousel, including Rick Carlisle to the Pacers, Ime Udoka to the Celtics, the Mavericks' head coach vacancy, and more (1:11:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Ayton-Oop, Round 3 Predictions, and NBA Lottery Reactions With Joe House, Kevin O'Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Wosny Lambre

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 111:13

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Suns' Game 2 victory over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton's game-saving alley-oop, a slew of reviews that dragged out the end of the game, hope for the Clippers, and more (3:00) before sharing some NBA gambling odds and discussing Jon Rahm's U.S. Open victory (21:30). Then Bill is joined by Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the 2021 NBA draft lottery in real time, as well as potential trades, the Hawks-Bucks series, and more (44:45) Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre, and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 2: Philly Chokes, Hawks Fever, and a Bucks-Nets Postmortem With Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 97:51

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss another 76ers playoff exit as the Hawks win Game 7 to head to the Eastern Conference Finals. They discuss the fundamental problems Ben Simmons brings to the Sixers, a lackluster (yet confident) Trae Young performance, and more (3:00) before discussing why this may be the strangest postseason in recent memory (50:45). Then they discuss the Nets' Game 7 overtime loss to the Bucks, Kevin Durant's heroic effort to save the series, Giannis Antetokounmpo's impact, and more (1:08:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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