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
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
Isaac Harris (@IsaacLHarris) is joined by Dr. Kevin Gilliland, CEO of Innovation360 and a contributor to People Magazine, Men's Health, and more. They discuss the mental health of professional athletes, managing expectations and the impact of fame and money. They also talk about Kevin Love's 2020 story in the Player's Tribune, Jackie MacMullan's mental health in the NBA series in 2018 and more. Listen to Dr. Kevin's podcast Struggle Well, Live Well, Worry Less here Read Kevin Love's story in the Player's Tribune here Read Jackie MacMullan's part one of her ESPN series on mental health in the NBA here Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: Locked On Mavericks Follow/Subscribe Anywhere: linktr.ee/LockedOnMavs Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: lockedonpodcasts.com/offers Built Bar — Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG — There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto — Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Indeed — Get started RIGHT NOW with a FREE SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/locked Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
HOUR 1: Today was Glenn Ordway's last as a daily host on WEEI. We honor the legend with calls from Bill Walton, Jackie MacMullan, and the OMF listeners all call in to say goodbye. 8-26-21 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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
Today on the Jump, Jorge Sedano is joined by two dynamic basketball minds...the legendary Jackie MacMullan and WorldWide Ramona Shelburne. The team discuss Lebron status as the best basketball player in the world, and how Westbrook fits in with Lebron and the Lakers. Later in the show, Tim Macmahon drops by and gives us an update on the relationship between Luka and Porzingis. Also, did you know Jr Smith might be a college athlete for the first time, but we wont be playing basketball. Stay locked in!
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
The U.S. men’s team opened the playoffs with a dispiriting loss to France. The French team is good. And big—a particular weakness of the American roster. But … isn’t an American team with multiple incredible defenders, Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, and Jrue Holiday supposed to beat France? David watched every second and has all kinds of thoughts:Starting two non-shooting bigs together made like easy for Rudy Gobert, who wanted to camp out in the paint. So long as that was the case, the U.S. offense would depend on hitting long jumpers, which often—but not always—works. Popovich stubbornly kept up a switching defense, which gave France an identity to pick their preferred matchup and pound the paint—at times with three bigs. With Bradley Beal on the roster things would have been different.Also, before you lecture Team USA about Hero Ball, understand that Popovich’s personal basketball journey, well before the NBA, begins with life as an intense and gritty defender and role player who was one of the last players cut from Team USA when politics led the team to pick more famous and high-scoring players instead. “He’s never forgotten it,” his close friend R.C. Buford told Jackie MacMullan a few years ago. That said, there’s all kinds of reasons for hope. Kevin Durant at center might be incredible for this tournament.Damian Lillard looked nervous, and passed in moments he would normally shoot. That won’t last. With a bit of rest, Khris Middleton could become an incredibly important player.Few if any rosters can frustrate Team USA in this exact way.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5.FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation.MONDAY July 12, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far.THURSDAY July 8, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals.MONDAY June 28, 2021 The Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, and more.FRIDAY June 25, 2021 Jarod Hector on how money affects players. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe
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
The KJZ crew talks about "Jay's Big 3" and about what team Chris Paul will be remembered as if he wins a title with the Suns. Alan thinks it is the Clippers but Monica argues it will be the Suns. They also go through other players who won a title with one team but played a majority of their career with another. ESPN Senior NBA writer Jackie MacMullan joins the show to preview the NBA Finals, talk about CP3's legacy and why Giannis is so important to this series. Plus, Mike Tannenbaum said why he thinks the Bengals will regret drafting Joe Burrow over Justin Herbert and says Herbert is a tick below Patrick Mahomes
The Locked on Nets guys get on to talk about the NBA and Nets offseason. They have to discuss the recent appearance from Kevin Durant on Twitter over the weekend that had him responding to some critics as well as possible false narratives from reporters. The guys first discuss how he came back at Scottie Pippen for the latter deriding KD's performance at the end of the Bucks' series. And then they talk about Jackie MacMullan's comments about Durant and his response. The guys talk about how it's refreshing for Kevin Durant to respond this way and why these kind of narratives continue to come up around the superstar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Freddie starts the show talking about the big news in Dallas where Jason Kidd has agreed to be the next head coach of the Mavericks. Then, Freddie expresses how happy he was to see the Clippers win last night because he wants the full seven game series and if they had lost last night he didn't see the series going very far. In the latest Kevin Durant is beefing with who saga, Freddie discusses KD's response to ESPN's NBA Writer, Jackie MacMullan who spoke on his championship goals. Lastly, Kendrick Perkins, ESPN NBA Analyst joins the show to discuss why Kevin Durant keeps lashing out people that make comments about him and if he has a problem with people comparing him to LeBron James.
On today's show: Clippers get back in the series + Cam Payne leaves + Booker's mask + Pat Bev's defense + Kawhi not on the bench (3:30), KD comes at Jackie MacMullan on twitter (29:02), Bucks/Hawks (38:54), Jason Kidd hired by the Mavs (52:30) and the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago (1:04:30). Watch LIVE at noon, weekdays on YouTube and the Grizzlies App: bit.ly/MemGrizzApp Watch today's full show at: youtube.com/grindcitymedia
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
Air Date 6/12/2021 Today we take a look at the politics of sports including racism, sexism, capitalism, media and mental health. So, pretty much just like regular politics but with the one group of rich people who society broadly thinks don't have a right to be heard. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Blinkist GET KEY INSIGHTS FROM THOUSANDS OF BOOKS! BestOfTheLeft.com/Bookshop BotL BOOKSTORE BestOfTheLeft.com/Store BotL MERCHANDISE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: The Uneven Playing Field with Howard Bryant - Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes - Air Date 1-21-20 Professional sports are never more than an inch away from the deepest core of what's happening in America. They are an amazing crucible of politics and culture that manage to reflect the issues we are working through as a country. Ch. 2: The 'Ungrateful Athlete': Anti-Black, Anti-Labor Currents in Sports Media - Citations Needed - Air Date 5-19-21 On this episode, we parse the racist, anti-labor characterization of athletes in media, how they are both scary threatening men and tiny children who shouldn't be paid and breakdown how this topic has cultural implications to other labor struggles. Ch. 3: Absurdly Racist NFL Scandal EXPOSED In New Pledge - The Damage Report - Air Date 6-3-21 The NFL pledged to halt the use of “race-norming”. John Iadarola and Dr. Rashad Richey break it down on The Damage Report. Ch. 4: Jackie MacMullan Tells Kyrie Irving That NBA Players Are Team Property - TYT Sports - Air Date 1-15-21 Jackie MacMullan made an inexcusable comment to Kyrie Irving. Rick Strom breaks it down. Ch. 5: Why College Athletes Don't Get Paid - Vice News - Air Date 12-29-19 College sports have become a multi-billion dollar industry, but the NCAA's regulations prohibit amateur athletes from profiting off their abilities to go pro. But a new lawsuit could completely uped the NCAA and the college athletic business model. Ch. 6: Hope Solo Wants Soccer Justice - Edge of Sports - Air Date 5-24-21 This week we speak to legendary goalkeeper Hope Solo about her 20 year career in USA Soccer and what she would do if she was in charge of the Federation. We get into issues concerning equal pay and the pushback. Ch. 7: Naomi Osaka, Athletes, and Mental Health - Past Present - Air Date 6-8-21 In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the controversy over tennis champion Naomi Osaka's decision not to participate in post-match press conferences. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: Sole By The Pound: Sonny Vaccaro on NCAA Sham Amateurism - Edge of Sports - Air Date 11-30-16 Today we speak to the most influential person in basketball who never laced up sneakers or coached on a sideline: former Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro – the guy who connected sneaker money to so-called amateur hoops. Ch. 9: Megan Rapinoe - The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter - Air Date 11-25-20 As a soccer superstar, Megan Rapinoe is beloved and admired worldwide. But as her millions of fans know, it's not just because of what she does on the pitch. A well known activist, she has been outspoken and a leading voice on several topics VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: Critical Race Theory and objective facts - Christian from Arkansas FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments on the future continued breakdown of shared realities MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: Cropped photo of four, African American, San Francisco 49ers football players kneeling on the side lines before a game during the national anthem, two with hands over their hearts. Other people of various races stand around them, one woman looks over at the kneeling players. Credit: "San Francisco 49ers National Anthem Kneeling" by Keith Allison | Wikimedia Commons | License | Changes: Cropped Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
Spain and Fitz recap an incredible Nuggets-Blazers game and a pathetic showing from the Lakers last night, discuss tonight's NBA playoff games, big moves for the Celtics and a surprising announcement from Coach K. Jackie MacMullan joins to give her take on Boston's future, LaChina Robinson talks WNBA news, Paul Lukas--aka Uni Watch--helps Fitz eliminate five more MLB teams for MLBachelor based on uniforms and Jay Bilas talks Coach K's legacy and the future of Duke basketball.
Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O’Connor to discuss news on the heels of a first-round playoff exit: Celtics President of Basketball Ops Danny Ainge is retiring and Brad Stevens will be replacing him. They discuss off-season player movement, Celtics head coaching candidates, what could be next for Ainge, and more. Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jorge Sedano, Jackie MacMullan and Marc Spears discuss LeBron's go-ahead 3-pt FG in the final minute as the Lakers defeat the Warriors, their expectations for Grizzlies-Warriors and who has more pressure in their first playoff debut: Julius Randle or Trae Young.
Rich tips off the hour debating on whether or not he’s fully on-board with the NFL’s new Play-In format. ESPN Senior NBA Writer Jackie MacMullan tells Rich about the deep connection between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan on the eve of Kobe’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction, how Kobe transformed himself from brash young upstart to one of the game’s all-time greats, why Jordan might be too emotional to deliver Kobe’s HOF induction speech, and more. Rich and the guys wrap up the hour debating which player is most deserving of a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Frank Gore, Eli Manning, Julian Edelman, or Philip Rivers. And make sure you check out Rich's other podcast: Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the end of the NBA regular season, the upcoming NBA Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, the rudderless Boston Celtics, the “We Believe” Warriors 2.0, NBA awards, and more (3:20). Then Bill talks with Warren Sharp about the winners and losers of the NFL 2021 season schedule release, some futures bets, and more (1:11:00). Finally Bill talks with actor-director Andrew McCarthy about his new book ‘Brat: An ’80s Story’; some of his early films, including ‘Class,’ ‘Heaven Help Us,’ ‘St. Elmo’s Fire,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Weekend at Bernie’s,’ and more. They discuss “The Brat Pack,” 1980s Hollywood stories, working with legendary director John Hughes, and more (1:45:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jackie MacMullan, Warren Sharp, Andrew McCarthy Producer: Kyle Crichton
Brad and Spurge discuss the Suns and whether or not Chris Paul can win the NBA MVP. Jackie MacMullan (12:03 on podcast) joins Brad to talk about the NBA playoffs and what the Suns can do once they start. Kaelen Jones (25:17 on podcast) recaps the NFL draft, Aaron Rodgers drama, and more around the league.The post CP3 MVP Chances, Jackie MacMullan, Kaelen Jones first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The guys have their topics ready, it's time for FAST TRACK! Also, ESPN NBA Senior Writer, Jackie MacMullan calls in to talk about the Lakers vs. Celtics rivalry as she has covered Boston sports for years. Plus, the Dodgers are 10-2 and are on pace to start the season 42-8. Can they make history? And Producer Lindsey has her topics ready for Radio Tinder!
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the "grind" of being three-quarters through the NBA season, Jamal Murray's injury, the Phoenix Suns, Rajon Rondo's impact on the Clippers, updated MVP candidates, the 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets, and more!
In Part 4 of NBA trade deadline coverage on 'The BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Jackie MacMullan to discuss why the Raptors did not trade Kyle Lowry after all the trade buzz leading up to the deadline. They also revisit the Celtics' additions, the Heat's great day (adding Victor Oladipo and LaMarcus Aldridge), the Clippers trading for Rajon Rondo, Andre Drummond speculation, and more.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the NBA one year removed from the "Rudy Gobert Game" that paused the NBA season, the stress and fatigue from moving up the start date of the 2020-21 season, All-Star Weekend, NBA trade buzz, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris of the New York Times about upcoming Oscar nominations, figuring out what constitutes an "Oscar movie," the disruption of streamers, and more (55:00).
Greeny thinks the way Tom Brady loves the game and continues to play is a fascinating lesson and truly helps to understand what makes him so great. Plus, he welcomes in ESPN NBA senior writer Jackie MacMullan who talks about the possibility of the Knicks signing a superstar and more. Also, Greeny's "Green List" lists the sporting events you wish you could have attended.
(00:18) Felger and Mazz got into the Boston Bruins and the chances of trading for Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel. What would the Bruins have to give up to land Eichel? (29:35) Mike and Tony discussed comments made by Bills Simmons & Jackie MacMullan about the future of Danny Ainge with the Boston Celtics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Utah Jazz as possible title contenders (3:30), NBA trade rumors (30:30), and a Celtics [panic] segment at the end (1:08:00). Then Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, to discuss teen culture one year into the pandemic (1:32:00).
Jackie MacMullan, columnist for ESPN and a long-time writer for The Boston Globe, stops by the show to talk about being the final guest editor for The Best American Sports Writing. Show notes are at brendanomeara.com. Care to support the show a little more? Become a member at patreon.com/cnfpod where you'll get exclusive access to the audio magazine, transcripts, and more!
JACKIE MACMULLAN hosts this unique and celebratory ‘podcast event’ and tribute to BOB RYAN, opening the show with a remarkably intimate one-on-one exchange with Bob that then yields to an engaging and funny conversation between Jackie, Bob and special guest, Basketball Hall of Famer DAVE COWENS (25:48). The show also features a memorable roundtable-style conversation between Globe alums MacMullan, Bob, LEIGH MONTVILLE and current Globe columnist DAN SHAUGHNESSY (1:21:38). Fellow Boston media legend BOB LOBEL gets a chance to talk up his friend Bob Ryan with the man who sat a desk away from Ryan in the Globe newsroom, CHAD FINN (58:22), and with SEAN MCDONOUGH, who shares with Bob the incredible respect Ryan had from Sean’s dad, the great writer WILL MCDONOUGH (1:12:50).The program gets a touch of national flair when MITCH ALBOM and MIKE LUPICA talk about Bob’s road to television and the 25-year run of ESPN’s The Sports Reporters (47:50), and Bob gets happy birthday wishes from friends and family including Sports Museum Curator Richard Johnson (44:20) and long-time hockey pal Kevin Paul Dupont (44:54). The special podcast resides with The Bob Ryan Boston Podcast Library. Produced by Hometown Podcasts, LLC - Boston, Washington, DC.
This week we talk to former All-Star pitcher and cosmic genius Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Bill talks to us about his unique life, his new book, and his many experiences playing baseball and the philosophies that guide him. We also have “Choice Words” about the media’s treatment of Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving. In addition, we have “Just Stand Up” and “Just Sit Down” awards to Jaylen Brown for his words about the movement for black lives during a Biden administration and Jackie MacMullan for referring to Kyrie Irving as property of the organization. We also have some words about the passing of all-time great Hank Aaron. All this and more on this week’s show! Bill “Spaceman Lee https://www.scribd.com/book/482508911/The-Spaceman-Chronicles-The-Life-of-the-Earthling-Named-Bill-Lee Zirin, Kyrie Irving Does Not Have to Be Who You Want Him to Be https://www.thenation.com/article/society/kyrie-irving/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: email@example.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Kevin Durant–James Harden combo for the Nets, the Nets’ exciting win over the Bucks, “hopeless” NBA teams in a shortened season, fake NBA trades, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Nora Princiotti about Tom Brady and the Buccaneers heading to Lambeau Field to face the Packers in the NFC championship game and possible trades for Deshaun Watson (1:11:00), before discussing the new season of ‘The Bachelor’ and Taylor Swift's latest two albums (1:41:00).
Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Houston Rockets trading James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, the Pacers trading Victor Oladipo to the Rockets for Caris LeVert, how the new Brooklyn team will mesh together, a plethora of pick swaps and more!
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some thoughts from Week 1 of the 2020-21 NBA season (2:00), before talking with sports media legends Jackie MacMullan and Bob Ryan to discuss NBA stories ranging from the 1960s up until today. They also discuss tweaks to this NBA season, including travel and the shortened schedule, the James Harden sweepstakes, and more (27:00).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss a whirlwind of NBA free-agency moves and trades as they look ahead to the rapidly approaching NBA season (3:00). Then Bill gives out his Million-Dollar NFL Picks for the Thanksgiving games (1:30:00).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the looming start date of the 2020-21 NBA season, the value of lottery draft picks in this year's NBA draft, offseason player movement, how teams should look to combat the Lakers' size, and more. Then Bill talks with Rembert Browne about yet another Atlanta sports heartbreak after the Braves' loss to the Dodgers in the NLCS, and Rembert shares his theory on why Atlanta may have a sports curse. Finally Bill talks with his buddy JackO about another Yankees postseason failure, a Dodgers vs. Rays World Series, "old-man baseball gripes," the 2020 presidential election, the upcoming presidential debate, and more.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his NBA Finals pick (2:20) before he's joined by renowned sports journalist Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Clippers and Doc Rivers parting ways, the Clippers' playoffs collapse, the Celtics' playoffs exit, enticing NBA Finals story lines, and more (6:00). Then Bill talks with World Series champion CC Sabathia about the MLB playoffs, the New York Yankees taking care of business against the Cleveland Indians, World Series predictions, the age-old question of restructuring the MLB season, NBA Finals, NFL excitement, and more (1:10:14).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sports media legend Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Heat winning another close Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics to bring the series to 2-0, the construction of the Miami Heat, the tenacious Denver Nuggets, the brilliance of Nikola Jokic, where the Clippers went wrong, how the 2020 NBA playoffs will be viewed historically, sports reporting in 2020, Jackie's advice to young journalists, and more (3:40). Then Bill gives out some Million Dollar Picks for this weekend's slate of NFL games (1:13:55)