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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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    Buffalo's Savior and Ngannou's Big Moment With Ariel Helwani, and Brady's Finish Line Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 133:28

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the Buffalo Bills' Round 2 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (6:18), as well as the upcoming UFC 270 and heavyweight main event between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane, and more (27:58). Then Bill talks to NFL Network's Peter Schrager about every Round 2 playoff game, Bill's playoff gambling manifesto, and more (54:01) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for Round 2 (1:35:39). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ariel Helwani and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Brooklyn's Bad Luck, Lakers Scapegoats, and Kyler's Big Whiff With Raja Bell and Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 108:09

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss Kevin Durant's injury and how it fit right into their unlucky season. They also discuss the Lakers' lackluster regular season and poorly constructed roster, the formidable Cavaliers, the exciting Grizzlies, and more (3:28). Then Bill talks with Joe House about the NBA All-Star ballot, the Cardinals' wild-card loss to the Rams, an NFL divisional-round preview, a golf season primer, and more (1:03:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Raja Bell and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Cowboys-Pats Sadness Contest, Apex Allen, Boger-mania, and Round 2 Lines With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 91:24

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss yet another heartbreaking Cowboys playoff loss, the Bills thrashing the Patriots, the Steelers' flop vs. the Chiefs, Raiders-Bengals, and Eagles-Buccaneers (2:12), before speculating on Rams-Cardinals and guessing the lines for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs (53:40). 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

    Jimmy G's Last Stand, Stafford's Swoon, and Round 1 Million-Dollar Picks with Ben Solak and Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 129:50

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ben Solak to discuss the biggest storylines from Round 1 of the NFL playoffs, including how Rams-Cardinals will affect the perception of the Matt Stafford trade, Patriots-Bills Part 3, and more (1:44). Plus: Was Jimmy G the 49ers' savior all along? Then Bill talks to NFL Network's Peter Schrager about every Round 1 playoff game (53:43) before making the Million-Dollar Picks (1:50:55). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ben Solak and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All-NBA Midseason Picks and ‘Yellowstone' the Unicorn With Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Matthew Belloni

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 119:16

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney to discuss midseason All-NBA teams, honorable mentions, Ben Simmons trade rumors, why the Trail Blazers should "blow it up," MVP odds, and more (2:14). Then Bill talks with Matthew Belloni of Puck News about 'Yellowstone' and its streaming debacle, TV shows that were reinvigorated by pandemic viewing habits, the Golden Globes boycott, best options to host the Oscars and more (1:12:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Matthew Belloni Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Greatest Almost-Tie, Comeback Niners, Choking Colts, Sloppy Pats, and Round 1 Lines With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 103:04

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Raiders' overtime win vs. the Chargers, the 49ers' comeback win over the Rams, the Jaguars' upset win over the Colts, and more (1:59). Then, to close the regular season they ask “Is this it?” for Russell Wilson in Seattle, Carson Wentz as a starting QB, Trevor Lawrence bust-talk, and more (41:29), before guessing the lines for Round 1 of the NFL playoffs (1:02:00). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:22:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kupp's MVP Case, Turning on Daniel-San, ‘Cobra Kai,' and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Shea Serrano

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 90:50

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss Cooper Kupp's incredible season and case for MVP, Rookie of the Year candidates, and which Week 18 games have meaning (2:27) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 18 (46:54). Finally, Bill talks with Shea Serrano about ‘Cobra Kai' Season 4 (SPOILERS), and the new ABC comedy ‘Abbot Elementary' (52:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Shea Serrano Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Curry-LeBron Legacy Battle, Ja's Mega-leap, and Jabari Smith's Lottery Rise With Seerat Sohi, Rob Mahoney, and J. Kyle Mann

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 118:09

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Seerat Sohi to discuss the legacies of LeBron James and Steph Curry, as well as Chris Paul and Kevin Durant, and waning expectations for this Lakers' season (3:18). Then Bill talks with Rob Mahoney about the Grizzlies' roster depth, Ja Morant's accelerated development, the second-place Suns, and more (41:05). Finally Bill is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the top prospects for the 2022 NBA draft, including Jabari Smith at Auburn, Paolo Banchero at Duke, and Chet Holmgren at Gonzaga (1:22:46). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Seerat Sohi, Rob Mahoney, and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AB's Meltdown, 2021 Losers, and Week 18's Playoff Puzzle With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 89:53

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' comeback win vs. the Jets, Packers-Vikings, Texans-49ers, Cowboys-Cardinals, the Colts' loss to the Raiders, Chiefs-Bengals, NFL awards, the playoff picture, and more (1:38). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 18 (32:29), followed by Parent Corner (1:09:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tasty NFL Underdogs, COVID Misconceptions, and 2021's Teen Culture Awards With Peter Schrager, Derek Thompson, and Zoe Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 137:18

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss media coverage of COVID-19 (1:56). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about the Cardinals' three-game losing streak and an updated Super Bowl contenders list (38:24) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 17 (1:01:01). Finally Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, to review the year in teen culture (1:35:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Derek Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    John Madden's Incredible Career With Bryan Curtis, and Most Regrettable NBA Contracts With Wosny Lambre and Joe House

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 140:18

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to remember legendary football coach and broadcaster John Madden (1:40). Then Bill talks with Joe House and Wosny Lambre about NBA playoff contenders and replacement players (34:15) before drafting the 30 most regrettable NBA contracts today (52:11). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Bryan Curtis, Joe House, and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Buffalo's Revenge, Washington's Disgrace, the Endless NFL Season, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 83:23

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys drubbing the Washington Football Team, Eagles-Giants, the Bills' win over the Patriots, 49ers-Titans, the Texans' upset win over the Chargers, Jaguars-Jets, Seahawks-Bears, Browns-Packers, Rams-Vikings, Cardinals-Colts, the playoff picture, and more (1:44). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 17 (38:01) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:03:20). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Knicks vs. Nets, Giants vs. Jets and Million-Dollar Picks With Sean Fennessey, John Jastremski and Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 110:31

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by John Jastremski and Sean Fennessey to discuss the sliding Knicks, how to fix the roster, and the Nets' quest for relevance in New York (2:12). They also discuss a sad state of affairs for New York football, whether the Giants or the Jets are in a better position for the 2022 season, and more (27:46). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Pro Bowl selections, the surging Colts, and MVP candidates (45:13), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 16 (1:02:37). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: John Jastremski, Sean Fennessey, and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Embiid's Window, Plus the Sports Repodders 2021 Review With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 113:30

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the 76ers' win over the Celtics, Joel Embiid's dominance, and the looming urgency for a Ben Simmons trade (1:50). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay for a 2021 edition of the Sports Repodders! They discuss the Formula 1 renaissance (16:28), Eli and Peyton Manning's MNF alternate broadcast a.k.a. the Manning-cast (31:50), traditional studio sports shows (45:56), The Athletic and rumors of an acquisition by The New York Times, the rise of the sports streamers, and more (1:06:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fantasy Playoff Chaos, Taylor's MVP Run + Fake NBA Trades With Cousin Sal and Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 114:39

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Saints shutting out Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, the Lions getting their second win of the season vs. the Cardinals, Patriots-Colts, Jets-Dolphins, Falcons-49ers, Ravens-Packers, an early look at the playoff picture, and more (1:44). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 16 (40:57), before another edition of Parent Corner (1:07:28). Finally Bill is joined by The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor to discuss the NBA's rise in COVID cases, replacement players, and NBA Trades After Dark (1:14:55). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Catching Up With Ben Affleck. Plus the NFL's COVID Crisis and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 148:38

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss the drastic rise in COVID-19 cases around the NFL as well as the Jaguars parting ways with head coach Urban Meyer (7:39), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 15 (24:56). Then Bill talks with actor-director Ben Affleck about the Patriots, Ben's friendship with Tom Brady, some of Affleck's favorite films, tabloids, parenting, his new film ‘The Tender Bar,' and more (48:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ben Affleck and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Luka and Zion Concerns, the Feel-Good Cavs, and Panic-Trade Predictions With Jackie MacMullan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 79:53

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss Luka Doncic coming into the season out of shape and Zion Williamson's injury setback and weight concerns. They also discuss some possible trade teams, including the 76ers, Pacers, Knicks, and Pelicans, before getting into the fourth-place Cavaliers, the Hawks' defensive struggles, Anthony Davis, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jackie MacMullan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sleeper 49ers, Rodgers Myths, Plus a Big ‘Succession' Finale With Cousin Sal and Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 107:28

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the 49ers' overtime win vs. the Bengals, the Buccaneers' overtime win vs. the Bills, Browns-Ravens, Cowboys-Washington, Bears-Packers, and more (1:27). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 15 (35:13), before another edition of Parent Corner (59:35). Finally, Bill and Sal are joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Season 3 finale of HBO's ‘Succession' [SPOILERS] (1:08:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Paul Thomas Anderson on ‘Licorice Pizza' and the Beatles Doc, Plus Million-Dollar Picks Week 14 | With Peter Schrager and Sean Fennessey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 131:04

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss concerns about the early-season playoffs-contending Rams and Bills, as well as why people are hesitant to believe in the 10-2 Cardinals (3:07). Then they make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 14 (23:09). Finally Bill is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk to writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson about his new film ‘Licorice Pizza,' casting the movie, making films during the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Jackson's documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back,' and much more (55:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Paul Thomas Anderson, Sean Fennessey, and Peter Schrager Producers: Kyle Crichton and Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Smashmouth Pats, NBA Chatter, and ‘Succession' Predictions With Ryen Russillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 103:06

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Patriots' narrow victory over the Bills in Buffalo on 'Monday Night Football' as well as the AFC playoff picture (1:53). Then they talk about Scottie Pippen's recent criticism of Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant and the Nets, the Lakers' continued struggles, the complete Bulls, and more (23:22). Finally, Ryen and Bill discuss the most recent episode of HBO's 'Succession' [SPOILERS] (1:11:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Brazen Ravens, Evil Vikings, Minshew Mania, and NBA Trades After Dark With Cousin Sal and Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 107:55

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Ravens' crushing loss to the Steelers, the Eagles' win over the Jets with backup QB Gardner Minshew, the Lions' first win of the season vs. the Vikings, Cardinals-Bears, Bengals-Chargers, the AFC and NFC playoff picture, and more (2:36). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 14 (37:38) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:04:49). Finally, Bill talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about their favorite fake NBA trades (1:12:33). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rodgers for MVP, Pats-Bills, and an Iconic Beatles Documentary With Peter Schrager and Chuck Klosterman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 142:45

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss the stumbling Rams, the Chiefs finding their stride, and why Aaron Rodgers should be the favorite for MVP (2:15), before making their Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 13 (22:09). Then Bill talks with Chuck Klosterman about the new documentary series by Peter Jackson, ‘The Beatles: Get Back' (48:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Chuck Klosterman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns-Warriors, Anthony Edwards, LSU's Big Hire, and a Kenny G Interview | With Wosny Lambre, Van Lathan, and Kenny G

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 118:51

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Suns' win over the Warriors, take stock of the Western Conference, and talk about Bill's newest League Pass crush: the Timberwolves (2:13). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about LSU football's new head coach, Brian Kelly (44:19). Finally Bill is joined by Grammy-winning musician Kenny G to discuss the upcoming HBO documentary ‘Listening to Kenny G' (1:10:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kenny G, Wosny Lambre, and Van Lathan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Bizarre NFL MVP Race and NBA Trade Ideas With Cousin Sal and Kevin O'Connor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 108:10

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the puzzling MVP conversation, the Patriots' win over the Titans, Colts-Buccaneers, Vikings-49ers, current playoff standings, Eagles-Giants, the Bengals steamrolling the Steelers, Panthers-Dolphins, the Cowboys' Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders, Browns-Ravens, and much more (1:15). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 13 (20:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:07:30). Finally Bill talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about some interesting NBA trades as the season progresses (1:18:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Perfect Luka Team, Panic-Trade Candidates, Chicago's Ceiling, and Crypto Myths With Haralabos Voulgaris

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 107:10

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Clippers' loss to the Mavericks, what an ideal team built around Luka Doncic would look like, the 12-6 Bulls, early Eastern Conference contenders, panic-trade teams, NBA rule change ideas, cryptocurrency, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Haralabos Voulgaris Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pats-Eagles Super Bowl Plans and Thanksgiving Picks With Peter Schrager, and HBO's Remarkable History With James Andrew Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 133:35

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss the three NFL Thanksgiving games and make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 12 (2:35). Then Bill talks to author James Andrew Miller about his now book on the history of HBO, ‘Tinderbox: HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers' (50:03). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and James Andrew Miller Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jonathan Taylor Day, Minnesota Un-chokes, KC's Back, and More Week 11 Weirdness With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 90:16

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chargers' win in a shootout with the Steelers, Cowboys-Chiefs, Bills-Colts and RB Jonathan Taylor's historic day, the Packers' loss to the Vikings, realistic Super Bowl teams, Lions-Browns, Ravens-Bears, and more (1:40). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 12 (38:15) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The "Eff-You" Warriors, 2021 NFL Draft Mistakes, and Million-Dollar Picks With Marcus Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Danny Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 136:49

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about his involvement in the HBO documentary series 'Music Box' (1:55) before chatting with The Athletic's Marcus Thompson about the 12-2 Golden State Warriors, the production from young players like Jonathan Kuminga and Jordan Poole, the rejuvenation of Andre Iguodala, Andrew Wiggins, the much-anticipated return of Klay Thompson, and more (14:40). Then BiIl is joined by The Ringer's Danny Kelly and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to revisit the top 15 picks from the 2021 NFL draft (51:25) before Peter and Bill make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 11 (1:42:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Marcus Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Danny Kelly Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Cinderella Wizards, AFC East Intrigue, and the 'Rocky IV' Director's Cut With Joe House, Chris Vernon, Warren Sharp, and Gus Ramsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 121:45

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Washington Wizards atop the Eastern Conference (3:35). Then Bill and House are joined by Chris Vernon to discuss why Chris thinks the 76ers deserve much of the blame for the current situation with Ben Simmons (25:23). Next Bill talks with Warren Sharp about why there hasn't been a clear "best" NFL team yet this season, the Rams' Monday night loss to the 49ers, the battle for the AFC East between the Bills and the Patriots, and more (54:04). Finally Bill talks to his longtime friend Gus Ramsey about the recently released 'Rocky IV' director's cut [SPOILERS] (1:36:52). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Chris Vernon, Warren Sharp, and Gus Ramsey Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Here Come the Pats! Plus: The “What's Wrong?” Game, Taylor vs. Jake, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 94:05

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots' blowout win vs. the Browns, the Cowboys' blowout win vs. the Falcons, a surprising Buccaneers loss to the Washington Football Team, a rocky first game back for Russell Wilson, Chargers-Vikings, Steelers-Lions, and more (2:38). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 11 (40:38) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:18:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Paul George's MVP Run, the Kooky West, Odell to L.A., and Baker vs. Belichick With Jonathan Tjarks and Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 107:23

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to discuss Paul George and the Clippers, Coach of the Year candidate Ty Lue, the Mavericks' continued struggles, the impressive Bulls, best NBA rookies, and more (3:30). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about WR Odell Beckham Jr. signing with the Rams and upcoming “kitchen-sink games” for the 49ers, Raiders, Chiefs, and Vikings, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (49:32). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jonathan Tjarks and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Westbrook's Slide, the Phoenix Fallout, Celtics Rumors, and Half-Baked Ideas With Jackie MacMullan and Kevin Wildes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 121:54

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Lakers' rocky start to the NBA season, whether Ben Simmons or Kyrie Irving plays an NBA game first, the Nikola Jokic–Markieff Morris melee, Suns owner Robert Sarver, the NBA rule changes, and more (2:24). Then Bill talks with his old colleague Kevin Wildes about his Fox Sports show 'First Things First,' crafting a "take," rumors of the Celtics trading for Ben Simmons, and more (1:05:32) before bringing back everyone's favorite segment, Half-Baked Ideas (1:27:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Kevin Wildes Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Buffalo's Stumble, Rodgers's Heel Turn, Mahomes Theories, and the Odell Sleepstakes. Plus: Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 87:48

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another 49ers loss, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' struggle to beat the Packers without Aaron Rodgers, and the Bills' shocking loss to the Jaguars. Plus: Cowboys-Broncos, Vikings-Ravens, Bengals-Browns, and more (1:45). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 10 (38:04) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:01:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 2: Tom Hanks on ‘Cast Away' Theories, ‘Forrest Gump' Haters, and 40 Years of Memorable Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 84:34

    I'm Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks to discuss his long career, his three favorite films, his new movie, ‘Finch,' baseball stories, and much more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Tom Hanks Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Part 1: Sleeper Warriors, Green Bay's F.U. Potential, and Atlanta's Big Week With Peter Schrager and Rembert Browne

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 102:30

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Bill shares his thoughts on a few sports topics including the Golden State Warriors, NBA MVP odds, Aaron Rodgers, Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, and more (2:43). Then Bill is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss the Rams trading for Von Miller and AFC standings, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 9 (29:10). Finally Bill talks to his old colleague Rembert Browne about his Atlanta Braves winning the World Series (1:21:25). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Rembert Browne Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Two-Week NBA Check-in With Big Wos and Jake Paul on Changing Boxing and Influencer Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 100:42

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss NBA story lines through two weeks. They discuss the Heat's impressive start, the Bulls' defensive prowess, the Celtics' struggles, the Hawks, questions surrounding the Nets, the Lakers' roster, and more (2:22). Then Bill talks with Jake Paul about his and his brother's meteoric rise across social media, his pivot to boxing, learning from mistakes, promoting fights, and much more (51:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jake Paul and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Welcome to Wonk Week! Plus: Backup QB Saviors, Pats Déjà Vu, and Week 9 Lines With Cousin Sal.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 85:46

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a truly bizarre week of games in the NFL (2:03) before they Guess the Lines for Week 9 (39:16). They wrap up with a Halloween rendition of Parent Corner (1:03:21) and a spoiler-y conversation about the latest episode of 'Succession' (1:09:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Sal Iacono Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mobley Fever, LaMelo Advice, Brady's MVP Run, and Pats-Chargers With J. Kyle Mann and Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 111:30

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss some early NBA observations and overreactions including "the Cavaliers are for real," rookie Jalen Suggs's struggles, LaMelo Ball's recklessness, the depth of the NBA talent pool, and more (1:55). Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about MVP odds and why they are eyeing Tom Brady and Derrick Henry, and then they make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (51:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jokic vs. Walton, Tatum Advice, Ja's Leap and NBA 75 Regrets With Bob Ryan and Justin Termine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 109:54

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bob Ryan to discuss the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. They discuss their differing opinions in who was snubbed and the cutoff for eligibility of young players, and then get into some obligatory Boston sports talk (2:15). Then Bill talks with Justin Termine of 'NBA Today' on SiriusXM about the surprisingly exciting Cavaliers, competitive Warriors, Ja Morant's third-year leap, concerns around Zion Williamson, the Thunder's ongoing rebuild, and more (58:20) Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Bob Ryan and Justin Termine Producer: Kyle Crichton  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are the Chiefs Dead? Plus: Unicorn Derrick Henry, the “Genius” Shanahan, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 98:40

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a day full of lopsided victories, including the Chiefs' blowout loss to the Titans, the Bengals' impressive win over the Ravens, Patriots-Jets, Buccaneers-Bears, the Colts' rainy win over the 49ers, another Dolphins loss, and more (1:50). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 8 (47:30) before briefly discussing Season 3 Episode 2 of HBO's ‘Succession' [SPOILERS] (1:19:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:23:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA 75 Snubs, 2004 Lakers Flashbacks, Million Dollar Picks and Year of the Kebabs With J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager and David Chang.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 134:46

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J.A. Adande to discuss the NBA 75th Anniversary Team and parallels between Magic Johnson's turmoil with the Lakers in 1981 and the current situation with Ben Simmons and the 76ers. They also compare the 2004 Lakers and the 2021 Lakers, get into the MLB postseason, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about the 6-0 Cardinals and the upcoming Chiefs-Titans matchup before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 7 (48:35). Finally Bill talks with renowned restaurateur Dave Chang about his new Hulu show ‘The Next Thing You Eat,' some of Bill and Dave's food revelations over the past year, what seems to be another painful year for fans of the Washington Football Team, family life, and more (1:39:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager, and Dave Chang Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Lakers-Warriors, Simmons Suspended, Ayton's Non-max, and Surging Cowboys With Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 125:42

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Lakers' loss to the Warriors in their season opener, the Astros' Game 4 ALCS win over the Red Sox, and Dodgers-Braves Game 3 (2:00), before he is joined by Jackie MacMullan to talk about Ben Simmons being ejected from 76ers practice and suspended for one game, causing him to miss the season opener vs. the Pelicans. They also discuss the Suns neglecting to sign Deandre Ayton to a contract extension, expectations for the Warriors' season, potential “tailspin” teams, Eastern Conference contenders, and more (19:55). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Ben Solak about NFC Super Bowl contenders, takeaways from the Bills' Monday-night loss to the Titans, reassessing the Patriots' free-agency spending, and more (1:23:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Cowboys-Pats Holy Pod War. Plus Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 94:48

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots' overtime loss to the Cowboys, another Packers win over the Bears, Broncos-Raiders, Dolphins-Jaguars madness in London, Browns-Cardinals, Seahawks-Steelers, Rams-Giants, and more (1:55), before they Guess the lines for NFL Week 7 (36:15). They wrap up with Parent Corner, MLB Postseason talk, and a discussion of the Season 3 premiere of HBO's ‘Succession' [SPOILERS] (1:05:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    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

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