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The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

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

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys? blowout win vs. the Colts, 49ers-Dolphins, another Bengals victory over the Chiefs, Raiders-Chargers, Texans-Browns, Lamar Jackson?s injury in the Ravens? win vs. the Broncos, Jets-Vikings, the Commanders? Giant tie, remaining NFL story lines, and more (3:42). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 14 (41:30), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:04:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-12-05
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Could Brady Return to the Pats? Plus: Miami-SF, Cincy-KC, Million-Dollar Picks, and RIP Christine McVie | With Peter Schrager, Benjamin Solak, and Nathan Hubbard

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss Bill's theory about Tom Brady's potential return to the Patriots in 2023, the games of the week (49ers-Dolphins, Bengals-Chiefs, Commanders-Giants), and more (4:11). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about the five most important individual matchups for NFL Week 13, including Tua Tagovailoa vs. Fred Warner, A.J. Brown vs. the Titans, Justin Jefferson vs. the Jets CBs, and more (52:01), before making the Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 13 (1:27:17). Finally, Bill and Nathan Hubbard remember Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie (1:39:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager, Benjamin Solak, and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-12-02
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The BS NBA Power Poll, USMNT Survives, and 2022 NFL Gambling Lessons | With Chris Ryan, Steve Ceruti, and Warren Sharp

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

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles' win over the Packers that brings Philly to 10-1, Patriots-Vikings, the Commanders earning some respect, the Bucs' loss to the Browns keeping the NFC South ambiguous, the "Season From Hell" rankings, Ravens-Jaguars, Chargers-Cardinals, and more (1:55). Then, they guess the lines for NFL Week 13 (41:22), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-28
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NFC Guesses, a Jets Benching, Thanksgiving Picks, and Mike Birbiglia?s First Appearance | With Ben Solak and Peter Schrager

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss the NFC contenders emerging as the season rolls along, some of their favorite games from the Sunday slate, and each of the Thanksgiving NFL games (2:50). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the Jets benching second-year QB Zach Wilson ahead of their matchup with the Bears, looking for value in this week?s matchups, and the big sports weekend ahead (42:42), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 12 (1:05:06). Finally Bill is joined by stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia to discuss his one-man show ?The Old Man and the Pool,? the best parts about working in comedy, the impact of Netflix, Boston stuff, and more (1:24:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mike Birbiglia, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichtonikings / Giants-Cowboys / Bills-Lions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-24
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The NBA?s Wild Wild West With Haralabos Voulgaris

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the NBA teams in the Western Conference who might be inclined to make an in-season trade, including the Mavericks, Lakers, Warriors, Pelicans, and Kings. They also discuss Haralabos's purchase of the Spanish soccer club CD Castellón. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Haralabos Voulgaris Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-23
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A Disney Shocker, Apex Mahomes, Zach Wilson?s Nadir and Thanksgiving Lines With Matt Belloni and Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Matthew Belloni to discuss the news that Bob Iger is coming out of retirement to reclaim his old position as CEO of Disney (2:15). Then, Bill talks with Cousin Sal about Patrick Mahomes pulling out another come-from-behind win vs. the Chargers, Jets-Patriots, Vikings-Cowboys, Browns-Bills, Colts-Eagles, Bill's updated QB tiers, taking the Commanders seriously, Steelers-Bengals, cross-off teams, and more (30:16), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 12 (1:07:31), and closing out with Parent Corner (1:39:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Matthew Belloni Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-21
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The Warriors and Rams in Trouble, Plus Jimmy Kimmel on Bill?s 20 Years in L.A. | With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Warriors? lackluster 6-9 start, whether it?s time to hit the panic button, possible in-season trades, and more (5:12). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney?s impact, the fall of the Rams, the competitive AFC East, and some of their favorite matchups for the week (37:48), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 11 (1:24:26). Finally Bill talks with Jimmy Kimmel about Bill?s move to L.A. 20 years ago to work for ?Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' the show?s turbulent first year, JKL!?s 20th anniversary, and more (1:30:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jimmy Kimmel, Peter Schrager, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-18
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The Untradeable SGA With Michael Pina and the Future of Everything With Derek Thompson

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Michael Pina to discuss Shai Gilgeous-Alexander becoming an untradeable asset (3:56), what the Knicks should do next (20:30), and whether the Hawks or Heat should be the Southeast Division favorites (37:24). Then, Bill is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss the potential end of an era in the tech world, and what to expect in the future (46:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Derek Thompson and Michael Pina Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-16
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A Vikes-Bills Body-Switch, Miami?s Rise, Betting Bloodbath Theories and Week 11 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Colts' first win under HC Jeff Saturday, Bears-Lions, the Packers' surprising win over the Cowboys, and Seahawks-Buccaneers (2:41). They also hit on the game of the year: Bills-Vikings, Justin Jefferson vs. Tyreek Hill, whether something is wrong with Josh Allen, an early look at the playoff picture and more (22:00), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 11 (44:07), followed by Parent Corner (1:15:13). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-14
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Best Lakers-Free, Nets-Free NBA Story Lines With Chris Vernon and Joe House, Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Chris Vernon to discuss all the NBA stories that aren't getting enough attention, including the Grizzlies having the NBA's best backcourt, the 8-3 Cavaliers, the first-place Jazz, the struggling Timberwolves, and more (2:37). Then, Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about the upcoming slate of NFL games, including Rams-Cardinals, Seahawks-Buccaneers, Browns-Dolphins, Cowboys-Packers, and Chiefs-Jaguars (1:08:52). Finally, Bill gives out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (1:44:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Chris Vernon, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-11
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Talking Movies With Wesley Morris, Sean Fennessey, and Cameron Crowe (first appearance!)

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey and Wesley Morris to discuss the future of film, the lack of traditional American "movie stars," issues with the delivery methods of the film industry, favorite directors, and much more (1:30). Then, Bill talks with Cameron Crowe about some of his films, including 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' 'Singles,' and 'Almost Famous,' as well as his time as a music writer for Rolling Stone magazine, his Broadway musical 'Almost Famous,' and more (1:04:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cameron Crowe, Sean Fennessey, and Wesley Morris Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-09
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A Drunk NFL Season, Week 10 Lines, and Anthony Davis Trades With Cousin Sal and Kevin O?Connor

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chiefs' overtime win against the Titans, AFC contenders, Colts-Patriots, the Dolphins' victory over the Bears, another Packers loss, Cardinals-Seahawks, the Jets upsetting the Bills, Rams-Buccaneers, cross-off teams, and more (2:10), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 10 (35:17), followed by another edition of Parent Corner (1:00:09). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the possibility of the Lakers' Anthony Davis being traded in-season, which teams have the most to offer, and which teams make the most sense to pursue him (1:09:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-07
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A Cavs Revival, Far-Fetched NFL Predictions, Plus Kevin Smith?s BS Pod Debut | With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

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

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the Nets and HC Steve Nash parting ways, what it means to have a distraction on a professional sports team, and reports that the Nets are planning on hiring suspended Celtics? HC Ime Udoka to fill their vacant head coaching position (2:53). Then Bill talks with The Ringer?s Benjamin Solak and Sheil Kapadia about the surprisingly active NFL trade deadline. They talk Bradley Chubb to the Dolphins, Roquan Smith to the Ravens, Calvin Ridley to the Jaguars, T.J. Hockenson to the Vikings, the Bills? deadline upgrades, teams who surprisingly didn?t make a trade, and more (57:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Raja Bell, Benjamin Solak, and Sheil Kapadia Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-11-02
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King Geno, Jets Distress, Regret MVPs, Guess the Playoff Seeds and Week 9 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Christian McCaffrey putting on a show in the 49ers? win over the Rams, Patriots-Jets, Giants-Seahawks and Geno Smith?s impressive play through seven weeks (3:45), before talking about the wild finish to Panthers-Falcons, the Saints? shut-out victory over the Raiders, Titans-Texans, Week 7's biggest losers and more (42:53). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 8 (54:05), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:15:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-31
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NBA Panic Watch With Rob Mahoney, Plus the Scrambling QB Era and Million-Dollar Picks With Benjamin Solak and Peter Schrager

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Warriors' win over the Heat, and NBA "panic teams" through the season's first two weeks (3:57). Then, Bill talks with Fox Sports and NFL Network's Peter Schrager about the Chiefs trading for WR Kadarius Toney, updated Super Bowl odds, and which NFL teams could be in real trouble (36:41), before talking with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about the NFL's shift toward running QBs, questionable coaching, the Falcons under-utilization of TE Kyle Pitts, some Week 8 games, and more (1:02:09). Finally, Schrager comes back on to discuss the death of the three-team NFL parlay, favorite matchups for the week, and the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (1:35:06). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-28
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Charles Barkley on Scapegoating Russell Westbrook, Superstars vs. Bus Riders, Getting Traded, and a Crazy First NBA Week

The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly talks about the Patriots' dysfunctional loss to the Bears and New England's self-made QB controversy (1:54), before he is joined by Charles Barkley to discuss the expectations of Kevin Durant?s leadership role on the Nets, the Lakers? big-picture issues, the Jazz and Trail Blazers? hot starts, the 1-3 Sixers, early NBA Finals contenders, stories from Charles?s 16-year NBA career, ideal NBA rule changes, and more (7:19). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Charles Barkley Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-25
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Green Bay is Done, the Brady Zone, Philly?s Big Month, '72 Dolphins Fatigue, and Week 8 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss yet another loss for Packers, the Buccaneers? loss to the Panthers, Jaguars-Giants, Seahawks-Chargers, the impossible-to-predict AFC South, Tom Brady?s ugly season, Lamar Jackson?s contract outlook, 49ers-Chiefs, Steelers-Dolphins, and more (1:59). Then, they guess the NFL lines for Week 8 (51:33) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:17:22). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-24
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LeBron?s NBA Hell, PaoloMania, McCaffrey to SF, NFL Rookie Surprises and Week 7 Picks With Ben Solak and Peter Schrager

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons talks about attending Lakers-Clippers, other first-week NBA observations, and the 49ers trading for Christian McCaffrey (4:16), before talking to Benjamin Solak about waiting on the 2021 QB draft class, best NFL rookies, and a few Week 7 matchups, including Broncos-Jets, Bengals-Falcons, Patriots-Bears, and Giants-Jaguars (28:44). Finally, Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the buzz around the recent NFL owners meeting, the ambiguous NFC West, and the QB position in New England (1:07:44), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 7 (1:47:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-21
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NBA Opening Night Overreactions With Kevin O?Connor, Plus Ryan Fitzpatrick on QB Intangibles and Tom Brady?s Bizarre Season

It?s NBA Opening Night, and The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O?Connor to trade overreactions to Celtics-76ers and Lakers-Warriors (1:45). Then, Bill is joined by Ryan Fitzpatrick to discuss working on 'Thursday Night Football,' the diminished scoring by NFL offenses this season, Tom Brady?s struggles, the frisky Falcons, and much more (52:13). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kevin O?Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-19
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Brady?s Grisly Year, Mediocre QBpalooza, the Frisky Pats, and MLB Playoff Fixes With Cousin Sal

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles rolling to 6-0 after defeating the Cowboys, struggling to identify the second-best team in the NFC, the Jets? win over the Packers, Buccaneers-Steelers, Cardinals-Seahawks, ?Panic Teams,? Bills-Chiefs, Ravens-Giants, and Patriots-Browns (2:02). Then, they guess the lines for NFL Week 7 (39:35), before checking in on the MLB playoffs (1:06:16). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:16:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-17
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A Green Bay Crossroads, a Giant(s) Underdog Story, 'The Redeem Team,' and Million-Dollar Picks | With Benjamin Solak, Peter Schrager, and Joe House

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss some of the NFL's aging QBs, Russell Wilson trying to adapt his game to a new team, the Packers attempting to get their season back on track, analytics influencing pivotal in-game decisions, Eagles-Cowboys, and more (3:49). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about some NFL Week 6 matchups, including Giants-Ravens, Saints-Bengals, Seahawks-Cardinals, Patriots-Browns, Buccaneers-Steelers, and Colts-Jaguars (54:46), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (1:33:45). Finally, Bill Simmons and Joe House discuss the Netflix documentary 'The Redeem Team,' as they remember Team USA in the 2008 Summer Olympics (1:39:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Benjamin Solak, Peter Schrager, and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-14
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Part Three: An NBA Skins Draft Plus Award Predictions | With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

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

In Part 2 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA over/unders. They make their picks for regular-season win totals in the Eastern Conference! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-12
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Part One: The West?NBA Over/Under Mega Preview | With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

In Part 1 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA over/unders podcast. They make their picks for regular season win totals in the Western conference! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-12
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NFC East Fever, Peak Dumbass Coaches, Bills-Chiefs, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss the Cowboys? win over the Rams, Eagles-Cardinals, the Giants? win over the Packers in London, Dolphins-Jets, Browns-Chargers, Ravens-Bengals, questionable coaching, a hot start for NFC East teams through five weeks, and more (1:43). Then, they guess the lines for Week 6 in the NFL (37:20), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:03). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-10
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The Alien from France, Plus Million-Dollar Picks, Bad QBs, and the Sneaky-Scary Niners With Peter Schrager and Ben Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on top NBA draft prospect Victor Wembanyama after watching two exhibition games against the G League Ignite, as well as where he ranks among the best NBA draft prospects of all time (2:07). Then, Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss some bad NFL QB play through four weeks, as well as the 49ers' impressive defense, the Rams' slump, and more (22:37). Next, Bill is joined by The Ringer?s Benjamin Solak to discuss some matchups and kick around some NFL bets for Week 5, including: 49ers-Panthers, Bengals-Ravens, Buccaneers-Falcons, Cowboys-Rams, Chargers-Browns, Eagles-Jaguars, Patriots-Lions, and more (1:04:30). Finally, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for Week 5 (1:33:01). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-07
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Burning NBA Questions With Zach Lowe

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

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Week 4 in the NFL, including the surprisingly successful NFC East, the Eagles? comeback win over the Jaguars, Browns-Falcons, concern for the Broncos, Saints-Vikings, Ravens-Bills, Chiefs-Buccaneers, the Packers' overtime win vs. the Patriots, and more (2:35). Then, they guess the lines for Week 5 (52:29), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:27:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-10-03
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NBA Bullsh*t Week, Million-Dollar Picks, and Judd Apatow | With Joe House and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to react to a bunch of NBA 'Media Day' quotes (2:14), then Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about NFL Week 4 matchups including gambling sway aways, favorite underdogs (28:39), and more, followed by Bill's Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 4 (1:13:31). Finally Bill talks with Judd Apatow about his daughter's role in HBO's 'Euphoria,' the comedy film run of the 2000s, some of their favorite documentaries, Judd's new film 'Bros,' and more (1:17:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Benjamin Solak, and Judd Apatow Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-30
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How Does LeBron?s Career Play Out? With Brian Windhorst, Plus Teen Patrol (Fall Edition) With Zoe Simmons

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss "The last stage of LeBron James.'' They discuss his extension with the Lakers, various outcomes for the end of his career, the future of Anthony Davis, midseason trades, NBA expansion, and more (2:13)! Then, Bill talks with his daughter Zoe about changing her social media habits, the senior year of high school, Netflix's 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,' and other teen culture observations (1:21:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Brian Windhorst and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-28
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Bill?s Birthday Beatdown, Jacksonville?s Rise, Chiefs' Concerns, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Broncos' lackluster win over the 49ers, the Jaguars' blowout win over the Chargers, the Bills' loss to the Dolphins (1:39), Chiefs-Colts, Lions-Vikings, Raiders-Titans, Saints-Panthers, Patriots-Ravens, Buccaneers-Packers, and more (18:09). Then, they guess the lines for Week 4 in the NFL (38:55), followed by Parent Corner (01:09:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-26
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A Celtics Scandal, the Suns Sale, the Sleeper Niners, and Week 3 Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the developing story on Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, as well as Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver putting the team up for sale (1:40). Then, Bill is joined by NFL Network?s Peter Schrager to discuss the positive feelings surrounding New York football, the 49ers' future with Jimmy Garoppolo at QB, the wild-card Cardinals, and more (28:00), before discussing where certain NFL teams fall on the Panic Meter for Week 3, including the Broncos, Steelers, Bengals, Titans, Colts, Buccaneers, Vikings, and more (46:32). Next, Bill is joined by The Ringer?s Benjamin Solak to discuss some matchups and kick around some bets for Week 3, including Ravens-Patriots, Bills-Dolphins, Chiefs-Colts, Raiders-Titans, Jaguars-Chargers, and more (1:12:57). Finally, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for Week 3 (1:38:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-23
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Buffalo Fever, a WWE Revival, Nets Predictions, Plus a Tim Donaghy Debunking With Ariel Helwani, Logan Murdock, and Sean Patrick Griffin

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

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss comeback wins by the Dolphins, Cardinals, and Jets, the 2-0 Giants, the Jaguars? blowout win vs. the Colts, Texans-Broncos, Cowboys-Bengals, Buccaneers-Saints, 49ers-Seahawks, Patriots-Steelers, and more (2:13). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 3 (41:03), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:19:37). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-19
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Haunting NFL Mistakes, Week 2 Panic Meter, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss classic mistakes NFL teams make (1:37), and where teams rank on the post-Week 1 panic scale?including the Patriots, Ravens, Dolphins, Cowboys, Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos, Packers, and more (41:28)?before kicking around some bets for Million-Dollar picks (29:30). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about some upcoming Week 2 matchups, including Ravens-Dolphins, Patriots-Steelers, Packers-Bears, Bengals-Cowboys, Broncos-Texans, Panthers-Giants, Browns-Jets, and more (55:09). Finally, Bill reveals the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 2 (1:24:29). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Ben Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-16
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Our Jonathan Tjarks Tribute (Including a 2018 NBA Re-draft) With Kevin O?Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Chris Ryan

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and J. Kyle Mann to remember their friend Jonathan Tjarks (2:26). Then in honor of Jonathan, they talk a little basketball and revisit the 2018 NBA draft (43:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and J. Kyle Mann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-14
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A Wobbling NFC, Mahomes on a Mission, and Guess the Lines Week 2 With Cousin Sal

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 1, including the Packers? loss to the Vikings, Cowboys-Buccaneers, and Patriots-Dolphins (4:09), as well as the Steelers? overtime win vs. the Bengals, Bears-49ers, the Saints? comeback win over the Falcons, Jaguars-Commanders, Giants-Titans, the Chiefs steamrolling the Cardinals, and more (19:49). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 2 (41:10) before ending the show with Parent Corner (1:14:36). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-12
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Buffalo?s Ram Sandwich, Plus Week 1's Million Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Bills' win over the Rams (2:24), before he is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss this year's Super Bowl contenders, why the Chiefs are both of their Super Bowl picks, the case for the Packers to win the NFC, and more (12:45), before they kick around a few bets for Million Dollar Picks (36:16). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about some of his favorite Week 1 matchups to bet, including Buccaneers-Cowboys, Eagles-Lions, Jaguars-Commanders, Patriots-Dolphins, 49ers-Bears, and more (1:04:07). Finally, after much deliberation, Bill reveals the Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (1:30:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-09
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Best NFL Sleeper Candidates With Kevin Clark and Raheem Palmer, Plus Heidi Gardner on the Chiefs and SNL

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss NFL playoff sleeper teams (5:09), then Bill talks with Raheem Palmer about the best sleeper-team playoffs odds, favorite NFL Week 1 bets, futures bets, and more (43:45). Finally, Bill talks with Heidi Gardner of 'Saturday Night Live' about the Chiefs, Heidi's unique journey to joining the cast of 'SNL', her role in Netflix's 'Hustle', and more (1:17:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Clark, Raheem Palmer, and Heidi Gardner Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-07
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Guess the Lines and NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal. Plus, Dick Ebersol?s First BS Interview!

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk NFL win totals for the NFC (2:28), before they guess the lines for NFL Week 1 (45:29). Bill is then joined by former chairman of NBC Sports and television legend Dick Ebersol. They discuss what Dick believed to be the key to his career, the inception of 'SNL', Bill Russell stories, making deals with the NBA, NFL, and the Olympics, and more (1:26:52)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Dick Ebersol Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-05
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Cleveland?s Big Mitchell Trade With Ryen Russillo, Plus AFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Jazz trading Donovan Mitchell to the Cavaliers, and what this means for the Knicks (1:51). Then Bill is joined by Cousin Sal to talk NFL win totals for the AFC (50:08)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Cousin Sal Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-09-02
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The First Annual ?My Guy? Fantasy Football Preview. Plus, the Philly Super Bowl Hype Train Is Here! | With Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Sheil Kapadia

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Heifetz of 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show' for the "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft, where they identify NFL players who fit unique categories on draft day (2:05). Then Bill talks with Sheil Kapadia about the developing Super Bowl buzz surrounding the Eagles, expectations for QB Jalen Hurts, NFC Super Bowl contenders, and more (1:00:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly and Sheil Kapadia Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-08-31
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Favorite NFL Future Bets, the Heat?s Weird Offseason, and Underrated NBA Summer Storylines With Warren Sharp, Joe House, and Justin Termine

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

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to declare definitively whether they are in or out on a range of NFL topics, including a Rams Super Bowl Hangover, Trey Lance, Russell Wilson, the reloaded Bengals, the new-look Chiefs, the Raiders, and more (1:40). Then, Bill talks with Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated about Chet Holmgren?s potential season-ending injury during a pro-am game, the Thunder?s expectations for the upcoming NBA season, and a proposed Lakers-Pacers trade (58:32). Plus, did the Celtics offer Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant? A boxing update, and more (1:17:46). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Chris Mannix Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-08-26
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The Very Best NFL Offense, Fantasy Football Tips, and KD?s Pause Button With Ben Solak, Danny Kelly, Steven Ruiz, and Matthew Berry

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

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre to discuss Kevin Durant?s ultimatum for the Brooklyn Nets, and whether his trade value has diminished (4:40), before Bill takes a new perspective on the KD saga and discusses LeBron James?s contract extension with the Lakers (28:47). Then, Bill talks with Juliet Litman about Nathan Fielder?s return to TV in HBO?s bizarre show ?The Rehearsal? (1:16:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre, and Juliet Litman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-08-22
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The Genius of Bill Russell (from The Book of Basketball 2.0)

What made Bill Russell so great? Was Russell a pioneer, a genius, or both? Why did he mean so much to the 1960s? Why did he walk away after his 11th title and never look back? And why wouldn?t he forgive the city of Boston? In 2012, Bill Simmons flew to Seattle and spent two days with the greatest winner in sports history, hoping to find these answers and more. It ended up being the highlight of his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-07-31
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Stealth Mitchell Trades, KD Advice, Ayton?s Max Potential, and NFL Futures With Joe House

The Ringer?s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to react to the Pacers offering Deandre Ayton a max offer sheet (3:24), plus Donovan Mitchell trade ideas including whether the Knicks should go all-in on the All-Star guard (24:19). Then, they go over some NFL futures bets they?re already getting in on, and House closes it out with some predictions for The Open Championship (1:12:22). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2022-07-15
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