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The Bill Simmons Podcast
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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.

Episodes
  • 2023 / 12 / 4
    The San Francisco Treat, Green Bay’s Resurrection, and College Football Madness With Cousin Sal and Van Lathan

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Packers' win over the Chiefs, and Green Bay's path to the playoffs, plus Kansas City falling down the AFC standings, the 49ers' statement win...

  • 2023 / 12 / 1
    An NBA Power Poll, Carolina’s Rock-Bottom, Eagles-Niners, and Million-Dollar Picks With Steven Ruiz and Sheil Kapadia

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons starts with an NBA Power Poll ranking all the teams in the league in tiers. Then, he's joined by Ringer staff writer and Carolina Panthers fan Steven Ruiz. They discuss how grim the...

  • 2023 / 11 / 29
    NBA Tournament Chaos and Top-10 Player Arguments with Justin Termine, plus Michael Rubin on Changing the Collectibles Industry

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine of Sirius/XM NBA Radio to break down the wild final night of the In-Season Tournament group stage including the Kings comeback win over the Warriors and...

  • 2023 / 11 / 27
    The Milton Berle Eagles, Baltimore’s Maddening Season, the Surging Broncos, and the Pathetic Patriots With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a classic Chargers loss to the Ravens and the wild Bills-Eagles showdown (1:40). They also talk about the Patriots seemingly cementing a top-three...

  • 2023 / 11 / 22
    Part 2: In-Season Tournament Kudos, GSW in Trouble, NFL MVP Weirdness, and Million-Dollar Thanksgiving Picks With Rob Mahoney, Steven Ruiz, and Danny Kelly

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the success of the inaugural NBA in-season tournament and check in on some aging NBA superstars, including LeBron...

  • 2023 / 11 / 21
    Part 1: Jaylen Brown’s Crucial Season, an OpenAI Rebellion, and KC’s WR Shortage With Kevin O’Connor, Derek Thompson, and Austin Gayle

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss Jaylen Brown's changing role on the Boston Celtics (2:06), before talking with Derek Thompson about OpenAI's...

  • 2023 / 11 / 20
    The Sleeper Browns, Goff’s Evil Twin, Rowboat Ron, and the Bills Are(n’t) Back With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Vikings-Broncos, Browns-Steelers, another inexplicable Chargers loss, Lions-Bears, Dolphins-Raiders, Rams-Seahawks, and more (2:02) before guessing...

  • 2023 / 11 / 17
    Burrow’s Uh-Oh, Best NBA Rookies, Steelers-Browns, and Million-Dollar Picks With Mallory Rubin, Danny Kelly, and J. Kyle Mann

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin to react to the Ravens' 34-20 win over the Bengals on 'TNF', Joe Burrow leaving the game with a wrist injury, Mark Andrews sustaining an ankle injury, AFC...

  • 2023 / 11 / 14
    Early NBA Surprises With Doc Rivers, Plus Netflix’s Dominating 2023 With Matthew Belloni

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Doc Rivers to discuss the NBA In-Season Tournament, the teams atop the Eastern and Western Conferences, the new-look Clippers, Anthony Edwards, the exciting Rockets,...

  • 2023 / 11 / 13
    Cleveland Shocks Lamar, Dobbsanity Strikes Again, New York Bad QB History, and Belichick’s Bleak Season With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to play a game of "Good Win or Bad Loss?" for Ravens-Browns, Bengals-Texans, Chargers-Lions, and Saints-Vikings (4:20), before discussing Cowboys-Giants, a...

  • 2023 / 11 / 10
    The NBA’s Big Shift, Best NFL Future Bets and Mega-Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Michael Pina, Benjamin Solak, and Raheem Palmer

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck and Michael Pina to discuss some NBA big-picture story lines (2:08), before Bill talks to Benjamin Solak about the end of the Belichick era in New England...

  • 2023 / 11 / 8
    An NBA Power Poll, Plus Malcolm Gladwell Plays ‘Sports Czar’

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons gives his NBA power poll of all 30 teams through two weeks (1:41), before he is joined by Malcolm Gladwell to discuss tweaks they would make to major sports, including the NBA...

  • 2023 / 11 / 6
    The Dallas/Dak Blues, Dobbs Follows, Buffalo in Trouble, Stroud’s Wild Season, and Week 10 Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles' win over the Cowboys, Josh Dobbs taking over the Vikings offense and beating the Falcons, a Raiders bounce-back win, and...

  • 2023 / 11 / 3
    NBA “Too Soon?” With Joe House and Kyle Mann, Plus the Struggling Grizzlies and Week 9 NFL Picks With Chris Vernon

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and J. Kyle Mann to ask some NBA questions: "Is it too soon to say the Knicks need to trade Julius Randle?" "Is it too soon to panic about the Heat?" "Is it...

  • 2023 / 11 / 1
    The Clippers Are Dumb, Plus the NFL Trade Deadline, Sleeper Teams, and 'The Godfather' With Michael Lombardi

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the 76ers trading James Harden to the Clippers (1:55) before he is joined by Michael Lombardi to discuss the NFL trade deadline, cross-off teams, and risers...

  • 2023 / 10 / 30
    RIP Matthew Perry, Plus the Return of Cincy, a Bad Week 8 QB Draft, Wemby Live, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons remembers Matthew Perry (1:21) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to draft the 12 worst NFL QBs after some truly poor Week 8 quarterback play (11:30), and answer some NFL burning...

  • 2023 / 10 / 27
    A 72-Hour NBA Binge With Rob Mahoney, Searching for an NFL Alpha Dog With Peter Schrager, Plus Million-Dollar Picks

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the first three days of the NBA season, including Suns-Lakers, 76ers-Bucks, and Knicks-Celtics, as well as encouraging Zion Williamson thoughts,...

  • 2023 / 10 / 25
    Joker and Booker Dominate Opening Night, Plus Doc Rivers Breaks Down the NBA Season

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Lakers' loss to the Nuggets, and the Suns' narrow victory over the Warriors on the NBA's opening night (2:48). Bill then talks with Doc Rivers about his first offseason...

  • 2023 / 10 / 23
    The Philly Decade, Lamar On Fire, the Best Game Curse, NBA Awards, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles' win over the Dolphins, Rams-Steelers, the Ravens trouncing the Lions, Colts-Browns, the Patriots' shocking upset win over the Bills,...

  • 2023 / 10 / 20
    The Ja and Harden Situations, UFC 294, WWE vs. AEW, Guilty Pleasure TV Shows, and Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Ariel Helwani, and Amanda Dobbins

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck to discuss some NBA news stories, including the ESPN article about Ja Morant and James Harden's campaign to leave the 76ers (3:27), before talking about some...

  • 2023 / 10 / 18
    NBA Over/Unders, Part 3: The Atlantic and Southeast Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Tatum, Harden, Butler, and Trae

    In Part 3 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Atlantic and Southeast divisions. (00:53) Celtics (10:03)...

  • 2023 / 10 / 17
    NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The Pacific and Central Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Booker, Curry, LeBron, and Giannis

    In Part 2 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Pacific and Central divisions. (00:42) Suns (13:24) Lakers (22:20)...

  • 2023 / 10 / 17
    NBA Over/Unders, Part 1: The Midwest and Southwest Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Jokic, Ja, SGA, and Luka

    In Part 1 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Midwest and Southwest divisions. (01:02) Nuggets (10:24)...

  • 2023 / 10 / 16
    NFC Upset Day, Awful QBs, the Sleeper Lions, Guess the Lines, and NBA Award Stuff With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss some weird NFL outcomes, including the 49ers falling to the Browns, and the Jets beating the Eagles (1:18), before talking Bills-Giants,...

  • 2023 / 10 / 13
    Money Grabs, Eli Manning 2.0, NBA Rookie Watch, NFL Nerding, and an MCU Deep Dive With Craig Horlbeck, Danny Heifetz, Austin Gayle, J. Kyle Mann, and Joanna Robinson

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some thoughts on the MLB playoffs and gives his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (1:49) before he is joined by Craig Horlbeck and Danny Heifetz of ‘The Ringer Fantasy...

  • 2023 / 10 / 11
    OKC’s Mega-Sleeper Potential With Kevin O’Connor and NFL Last Rites, 2023 Edition, With Benjamin Solak

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the bright future of the Oklahoma City Thunder, what Chet Holmgren brings to the impressive young team, possible midseason trade candidates,...

  • 2023 / 10 / 9
    A Cowboys Pity Party, Tank-a-Belichick, Brock Purdy’s Ascent, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the 49ers' landslide victory over the Cowboys, and another drastic Patriots loss (2:07), before talking Broncos-Jets, Ravens-Steelers,...

  • 2023 / 10 / 6
    Westbrook Vs. Harden, Belichick’s Next Move, the Kelce-Swift Distraction, and Million-Dollar Picks | with Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons runs through the Venn diagram of James Harden and Russell Westbrook after the new Clippers trade rumors (2:28). Then, Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports...

  • 2023 / 10 / 2
    Part 2: Zach Wilson’s Alive, Belichick’s in Trouble, Buffalo’s Cruising, and Week 5 Lines With Cousin Sal

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chiefs' narrow victory over the Jets, the Cowboys' drubbing of the Patriots, and Dolphins-Bills (2:09) before...

  • 2023 / 10 / 2
    Part 1: Boston Gets Jrue Holiday With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Jrue Holiday being traded to the Celtics, what’s next for the Trail Blazers, a look at the new Eastern...

  • 2023 / 9 / 29
    A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons starts by reacting to Damian Lillard being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team trade (1:38). He also talks about Deandre Ayton in Portland, what's next for Jrue Holiday,...

  • 2023 / 9 / 27
    The Dame Trade Hostage Crisis, a Lethal Browns D, and Miami’s Speed and Motion Apex With Wosny Lambre and Michael Lombardi

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss new reports that the Raptors are a front-runner to acquire Damian Lillard in a trade (3:32), before looking at some fake trades and sleeper teams...

  • 2023 / 9 / 25
    A Dallas Letdown, Taylor Swift’s KC Date, Cleveland’s Crazy D, Chicago’s Agony, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' shocking loss to the Cardinals, Ravens-Colts, Titans-Browns, the Dolphins putting up 70 points on the Broncos, Jaguars-Texans,...

  • 2023 / 9 / 22
    A 2023 NFL Re-Draft, Deion’s Next School, the 76ers Soap Opera, and Week 3 Picks With Danny Kelly, Van Lathan, and Howard Beck

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly to re-draft the top NFL rookies after Week 2 (1:45), before Bill makes his Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 3 (30:51). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about...

  • 2023 / 9 / 20
    Austin Rivers on NBA Vet Life, QB Arguments With Steven Ruiz, and Canceling 'Winning Time' With Chris Ryan

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA veteran Austin Rivers to discuss hunting for a new contract, modern NBA player movement, whether AAU is the best developmental tool for young players, playing with...

  • 2023 / 9 / 18
    The Floundering Pats, Lamar’s Big Day, the Struggling Wilsons, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another uninspiring Patriots loss to the scary Dolphins, and where they rank among the 0-2 teams (1:39), before running through other Week 2 notes,...

  • 2023 / 9 / 15
    Cousins/Jets Momentum, Cowboys Fever, a Red Sox Reset, and Million Dollar Picks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons quickly reacts to Eagles-Vikings before making his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 2 (2:38). Then, Bill is joined by The Ringer’s editor-at-large, Bryan Curtis, to discuss good...

  • 2023 / 9 / 12
    The Jets in Despair, a Wide-Open AFC East, and the Big UFC-WWE Merger With Sean Fennessey, Ben Solak, and Nick Khan

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey to discuss Aaron Rodgers's season-ending injury a mere four snaps into the Jets season, the Jets' inexplicable win in their game against the Bills, what...

  • 2023 / 9 / 11
    A Niners and Cowboys Party, Tyreek Runs Amok, Six-Man Booths, Four-Box Bliss, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' 40-point shutout victory over the Giants, the Eagles' narrow victory over the Patriots, the Chargers-Dolphins shootout, Titans-Saints,...

  • 2023 / 9 / 8
    KC’s Receiver Dilemma, UFC 293, ESPN In Trouble, and Million Dollar Picks With Ariel Helwani and Ben Thompson

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some postgame thoughts about the Lions' season-opening win over the Chiefs (3:02) before making his Million-Dollar Picks for Week 1 (14:32). Then, Bill is joined by Ariel...

  • 2023 / 9 / 6
    The Anthony Edwards Moment, the Lions Bandwagon, and NFL Playoff Picks With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the FIBA World Cup, including Anthony Edwards becoming the cornerstone for Team USA, America's struggle with centers in international play, the...

  • 2023 / 9 / 4
    Part 2: Guess the Lines Week 1, Plus Favorite NFL Futures With Cousin Sal

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal for their 17th year of Guess the Lines (1:37) before they run through some of their favorite NFL futures bets (49:28). Host:...

  • 2023 / 9 / 3
    Part 1: The Annual NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to run through the expected win totals of every NFC team and make their over/under picks. NFC East (3:40) NFC North...

  • 2023 / 9 / 1
    The Annual AFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to run through the expected win totals of every AFC team and make their over/under picks, before they close the show with Parent Corner. AFC East (3:48) AFC...

  • 2023 / 8 / 30
    The "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft With Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly. Plus, a Cleveland Sports Check-in With Garrett Bush.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly of 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show' for the "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft, where they identify NFL players who fit...

  • 2023 / 8 / 28
    Surprise NFL Playoff Teams, the Post-Lance Niners, Wilson’s Future, and the Least Defensible Trades Ever With Michael Lombardi

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly hits on some sports stories, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's FIBA presence, and Mookie Betts's MVP case (1:16) before he is joined by Michael Lombardi to discuss the...

  • 2023 / 8 / 25
    Charles Barkley’s NBA-NFL Summer Takes, Plus the Jewish Pop Culture Pantheon With Juliet Litman and Mallory Rubin

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Charles Barkley to discuss Nikola Jokic, USA falling behind in basketball player development, international basketball, a look at the West next season, Charles's...

  • 2023 / 8 / 23
    Make-or-Break Fantasy Football Guys With Matthew Berry. Plus, Malcolm Gladwell on How to Fix Youth Sports.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBC's Matthew Berry to discuss the top 10 "make-or-break" fantasy football players for the 2023-24 NFL season (2:09). Then, Bill talks with Malcolm Gladwell about his...

  • 2023 / 8 / 21
    USA Hoops, Harden Advice, the AFC East, and Half-Baked Ideas With Kevin Wildes and David Jacoby

    'The BS Pod' is back! The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes to discuss Team USA's comeback victory over Germany (4:02), Anthony Edwards's moment, James Harden's future (44:28),...

  • 2023 / 8 / 7
    Part 2: The 2023 NBA Expansion Draft with Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for an NBA expansion team draft. With two new franchises likely coming in the next few years, the guys determine which...

  • 2023 / 8 / 7
    Part 1: USA’s World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and ‘The OC’ 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons opens with a 6-pack of topics including the US women’s soccer team going out of the World Cup in the round of 16 and more (4:30). Next, he chats with...

  • 2023 / 7 / 14
    Portland’s Dilemma, the Rise of Autobiographical Docs, Memory Loss Benefits, and Fun Conspiracies With Chuck Klosterman

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss a range of topics, including Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler, TV, music, documentaries, conspiracies, ghosts, memory loss, and much more! Host:...

  • 2023 / 7 / 12
    Talking Basketball and Life With Stephen A. Smith

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith to discuss balancing the workload during the NBA season, Stephen's departure from ESPN in 2009, 'First Take,' the parameters of athlete...

  • 2023 / 7 / 10
    The Wemby Weekend, Scoot vs. Dame, UFC 290, and Bill’s Big Vegas Weekend With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a turbulent weekend for Victor Wembanyama in his NBA Summer League debut, why Scoot Henderson is definitely the real deal, Portland's Damian...

  • 2023 / 7 / 7
    Boston’s Gamble, the GOAT Blazer, Philly’s Future, and ‘The Idol’ Flames Out With Chris Ryan and Wesley Morris

    The Ringer's Bill SImmons shares some NBA thoughts, including the only realistic way Damian Lillard can be traded to the Heat, teams that are "on the clock" with their superstars, the Celtics parting ways...

  • 2023 / 7 / 3
    Part 2: Our Favorite NBA Free Agency Moves, Plus the Biggest Mistakes, and the ESPN Layoffs With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined again by Ryen Russillo to break down the early stages of NBA free agency, including which teams made positive moves and which teams left...

  • 2023 / 7 / 3
    Part 1: Does Portland Have to Trade Dame? Did Philly Ruin Things With Embiid? NBA Offseason Questions With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Damian Lillard's trade request, why they think the Trail Blazers should wait on trading Lillard, another James...

  • 2023 / 6 / 30
    A Harden Trade Request! Plus, the Lakers' and Warriors' Last-Dance Potentials With Logan Murdock, and Dave Chang on ‘The Bear.’

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on James Harden's decision to pick up his $35.6 million player option and reports that the 76ers are looking to trade him (1:05). Then, Bill is joined by Logan...

  • 2023 / 6 / 28
    The Bulls in Limbo, the Terrific Season 2 of 'The Bear,' and a Frustrating Yankees Season With Jason Goff, Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson, and JackO

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jason Goff to discuss the Bulls' position in NBA no-man's-land for the last decade, whether to tank or compete, fake offseason trades, and more (1:49). Next, Bill talks...

  • 2023 / 6 / 26
    Sneaky Sacramento, Free Agency Deal Guesses, and the "One More Time" Draft With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss some three-day-old NBA draft thoughts, including Cam Whitmore's slide to 20th, the Clippers, and the Mavericks' draft day moves (1:33), before...

  • 2023 / 6 / 23
    NBA Draftapalooza Part 3: Winners and Losers From Draft Night With Kevin O’Connor and Tate Frazier

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and Tate Frazier to react to the first round of the NBA draft, including the Hornets' choice to take Brandon Miller second overall over Scoot Henderson,...

  • 2023 / 6 / 22
    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 2: Chris Paul to the Warriors! Whoa!!! With Kevin O’Connor and Tate Frazier

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Conor and Tate Frazier to react to the Warriors trading Jordan Poole and draft picks to the Wizards for Chris Paul, how Paul's veteran presence can impact the...

  • 2023 / 6 / 22
    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 1: A Shocking Celtics Trade With Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor after the Celtics, Grizzlies, and Wizards made a surprise trade that sent Marcus Smart to Memphis and Kristaps Porzingis to Boston. They...

  • 2023 / 6 / 21
    Six NBA Forks In the Road, Plus Wemby’s Charisma With Brian Windhorst and Best Early NFL Futures With Ben Solak

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons starts the show by talking about six guys he believes are the most interesting in the NBA over the next few days. Then, he is joined by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst to discuss what makes...

  • 2023 / 6 / 19
    Beal to Phoenix, CP3’s Next Move, Fake Zion Trades, and Charlotte’s Big Decision With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns trading for Bradley Beal, and Chris Paul's future (1:03), before throwing out a plethora of fake trades and NBA draft scenarios...

  • 2023 / 6 / 16
    A Summer NBA Trade Value List, Plus Beal Trades and a U.S. Open Report With Joe House

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the buzz around a potential Bradley Beal trade and the possible suitors (1:36), before Bill reveals his updated NBA Trade Value List, complete with...

  • 2023 / 6 / 13
    Doc Rivers on Denver’s First Title, the Zombie Heat, Jokic Vs. the Greats, and Why It Wasn’t Philly

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA champion head coach Doc Rivers to recap the Denver Nuggets' first title win in franchise history over the Miami Heat in five games. They talk about what made this...

  • 2023 / 6 / 12
    The Jokic Effect, a Murray What-If Game, a Most-Likely-to-Be-Traded Draft, and Kyle’s Wedding With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, and they start by talking about Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets' impressive play to take a 3-1 lead. They also discuss whether the Nuggets would have...

  • 2023 / 6 / 8
    Joker’s Wild in Miami, CP3’s Future, CNN Turmoil, and Streaming TV Chaos With Kevin Wildes, Dave Jacoby, and Matt Belloni

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes to talk about Denver’s dominating win over the Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Nikola Jokic ascending to the indisputable best player in...

  • 2023 / 6 / 7
    The Unfathomable LIV-PGA Merger, Miami’s Special Sauce, and Butler’s Unusual Superstardom With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Raja Bell

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Nathan Hubbard to discuss the abrupt PGA Tour–LIV Golf merger. Was this the endgame for LIV all along? What about the players who never left? Could this...

  • 2023 / 6 / 5
    Miami’s Zombies Do It Again, Portland’s Dilemma, Ja’s Future, and Worst GM Jobs With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Heat’s Game 2 road win over the Nuggets, Game 3 thoughts, where Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jokic rank among all-time players, and Pat Riley's...

  • 2023 / 6 / 1
    The NBA’s Almost Club, Denver-Miami Picks and Taylor Swift’s Iconic Year with Joe House, Raheem Palmer, Nathan Hubbard and Chuck Mindenhall

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the history behind perennial NBA playoff contenders that never secured a title, and what that history says about the Brown/Tatum Celtics (2:36),...

  • 2023 / 5 / 30
    The Caleb Martin Series, Boston’s Bizarre Demise, and Jaylen Brown’s Future With Bill’s Dad

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad directly after leaving TD Garden to discuss the Heat eliminating the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. They discuss the Celtics' inability to...

  • 2023 / 5 / 28
    The Derrick White Game, the Miracle Play Hierarchy, a Game 7 Preview and a Dangerous New CBA Deal With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics' Game 6 win over the Heat, the controversial final moments of the game, big picture Game 7 thoughts, and the Nuggets lying in wait...

  • 2023 / 5 / 26
    The Comeback Celtics and a Best 'Succession' Character Draft With Rob Mahoney, Van Lathan, and Charles Holmes

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Celtics' Game 5 win over the Heat to bring the series to 3-2, and they look ahead to Game 6 (2:39). Then, Bill talks with Van Lathan and...

  • 2023 / 5 / 24
    Jeter and A-Rod Save the Celts, the Jokic Moment, and LeBron’s Retirement Ploy With Kevin O’Connor and Jovan Buha

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Celtics avoiding elimination with their Game 4 victory over the Heat and how the next couple of days might affect Boston’s offseason...

  • 2023 / 5 / 22
    The Broken Celtics, Miami’s Improbable Run, Denver’s Biggest Win Ever, and LeBron’s Next Move With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics' third straight loss to the Heat to put them on the verge of elimination, initial Celtics overreactions, "Heat Culture" praise, and...

  • 2023 / 5 / 19
    Lakers In Trouble, Wemby vs. Young Tiger, and the Shiv Roy Celtics With Joe House and Dave Jacoby. Plus, AI’s Rapid Ascent With Derek Thompson.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and David Jacoby to discuss the Nuggets' Game 2 victory over the Lakers to bring the series to 2-0 (1:29), the Celtics losing Game 1 at home to the Heat, the...

  • 2023 / 5 / 17
    Jokic Prevails, Wemby to San Antonio, Philly’s Culture Fail, and Fun NFL Over/Unders With Tate Frazier and Michael Lombardi

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons briefly reacts to the Nuggets winning Game 1 of the Western Conference finals over the Lakers (0:39). Then Bill talks with Tate Frazier about the Spurs winning the NBA draft lottery,...

  • 2023 / 5 / 15
    Part 2: Lakers-Nuggets Picks, the Warriors' "End of an Era" Loss, and Suns Trade Options With Ryen Russillo

    In the second part of the podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Lakers heading to the Western Conference finals and whom they like in the series against the Nuggets...

  • 2023 / 5 / 15
    Part 1: TatumPalooza in Boston, Philly’s Blow-It-Up Potential, and Celts-Heat Predictions With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Jayson Tatum’s historic Game 7 performance in the Celtics' win over the Sixers, just how embarrassing this loss is for Philly, and whether...

  • 2023 / 5 / 12
    Tatum’s No-No-Yes Game, Jokic Runs Amok, KD’s Lost Year, and GSW-LAL Predictions With Kevin Hench and Rob Mahoney

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Hench to discuss the Celtics tying up their series with the Sixers, Jayson Tatum’s rollercoaster game, and which fan base should be more afraid in Game 7 (1:20)....

  • 2023 / 5 / 10
    A Celtics Rock Bottom, Embiid’s Big Statement, and Golden State at the Crossroads With Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Celtics' Game 5 loss to the 76ers (1:39), a runaway Nuggets win over the Suns in Game 5 (41:10), the Warriors' current predicament and...

  • 2023 / 5 / 8
    Part 2: Booker’s Brilliance, Jokic vs. Ishbia, and Best Playoff Guys Right Now With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo discuss an awesome Suns Game 4 win over the Nuggets including Nikola Jokic’s 53 points, Devin Booker’s consistent playoff...

  • 2023 / 5 / 8
    Part 1: Harden Does It Again, Boston’s Issues, and LeBron’s Genius With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, the Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to break down the Sixers’ Game 4 overtime win against the Celtics, including the terrible decisions Boston made down the...

  • 2023 / 5 / 5
    Draymond’s Still Got It, the AD Rollercoaster, the Giannis Clock, and a Rejuvenated Aaron Rodgers With Wosny Lambre and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Warriors' Game 2 blowout win over the Lakers, Anthony Davis's fluctuating performance, Celtics-76ers, Knicks-Heat, the possibility of a sweep...

  • 2023 / 5 / 3
    AD Wreaks Havoc With Kevin O’Connor, Suns Owner Mat Ishbia Stops By, Plus Chris Mannix on the Failing Celtics

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Kevin O’Connor react to Lakers-Warriors Game 1 and the Knicks’ Game 2 win over the Heat (3:20), before Bill is joined by Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia to discuss his path to...

  • 2023 / 5 / 1
    Part 2: Suns in Trouble, the Lowry Game, and What Do We Do Now? With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss concerns about the Suns, Knicks-Heat Game 1, and a look ahead to the Celtics-76ers series (1:09). They then...

  • 2023 / 4 / 30
    Part 1: The Legend Steph Curry Drops 50 in Game 7 With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors advancing past the Kings, Steph Curry’s historic performance, how the Kings should view this...

  • 2023 / 4 / 28
    NFL Draft Highlights, Part 2: Celts-Hawks and NBA Weekend Predictions With Sheil Kapadia and Wosny Lambre

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sheil Kapadia to discuss the first round of the 2023 NFL draft: the biggest surprises, Round 1 winners, the perfect team for Anthony...

  • 2023 / 4 / 28
    The Best NBA Player Belt, Part 1: Post-Giannis Collapse With Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre to discuss the Bucks' collapse in Round 1. They then talk about how the Best NBA Player Championship Belt...

  • 2023 / 4 / 26
    NFL Draft Questions, a Celtics Choke, Butler’s Crazy Career and a Nut Punch Draft With Ben Solak, Danny Kelly, Joe House and Dave Jacoby

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons recaps the Celtics’ Game 5 loss to the Hawks (0:53), before he is joined by Ben Solak and Danny Kelly of ‘The Ringer NFL Draft Show’ to discuss the Aaron Rodgers trade, what the...

  • 2023 / 4 / 24
    Knicks Fever, Kawhi Problems, Draymond’s Defense, and Phoenix’s Ceiling With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Eastern Conference opening after some injuries, the Knicks taking a 3-1 lead over the Cavaliers (1:19), Hawks-Celtics, the strange...

  • 2023 / 4 / 21
    Westbrook’s Resurrection, Curry’s Rally and The GOAT TV Shows With Rob Mahoney and Andy Greenwald

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss Clippers-Suns Game 3, Russell Westbrook's inexplicable rejuvenation, and whether the Suns can pull off a playoff run relying so heavily on their...

  • 2023 / 4 / 19
    Phoenix Rallies, GSW Needs CPR, Trae’s Stock Plummets and the Lakers’ Highway Widens With J. Kyle Mann and Haralabos Voulgaris

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Suns beating the Clippers to split the series 1-1 (2:01), Trae Young's negative impact on the Hawks, Knicks-Cavaliers Game 2, Draymond...

  • 2023 / 4 / 17
    A Lakers Revival, KD vs. Kawhi, GSW-Kings Bliss, and An NBA Weekend Recap With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to recap the start of the NBA playoffs! They discuss all the Sunday games including the "Zombie Heat" stealing Game 1 in Milwaukee, Lakers-Grizzlies,...

  • 2023 / 4 / 14
    Most Intriguing NBA Playoff Storylines With Brian Windhorst, Plus a Boston Check-In With Bill’s Dad

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss the most intriguing NBA playoff storylines, including: "Is this it for the Warriors?", "What's next for the Tatum-Brown duo?", "Are the...

  • 2023 / 4 / 12
    The Lakers Escape and Miami Flops With Kevin O’Connor, Plus Wesley Morris on ‘Air,’ ‘Succession,’ and Ben Affleck’s Unique Career

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss how the Lakers survived the Timberwolves in the play-in tournament, a look ahead to Lakers-Grizzlies, a disappointing Heat loss to the Hawks,...

  • 2023 / 4 / 10
    Gobert Game 2.0, Dallas’s Shame, and Our 2023 NBA Awards With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Timberwolves sending Rudy Gobert home mid-game after he punched teammate Kyle Anderson, as well as the Lakers' updated playoff path (4:13)....

  • 2023 / 4 / 7
    The KD Trade Revisited, Plus Scenes From the Masters With Joe House, Dave Chang, and Nathan Hubbard

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Joe House discuss whether there's more pressure on the Suns after the KD trade with Mikal Bridges thriving. Plus, is the load management era devaluing the MVP award? Should the...

  • 2023 / 4 / 5
    Masters Story Lines and Fun Food Arguments With Dave Chang, Joe House, and Nathan Hubbard. Plus, Jason Isbell’s First BS Interview!

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Dave Chang, Joe House, and Nathan Hubbard in Augusta, Georgia, to discuss returning to Augusta National Golf Course, the biggest Masters Tournament story lines, food...

  • 2023 / 4 / 3
    NBA Playoff Chaos, the Positionless Awards Problem, Caitlin Clark vs. LSU, and Inexplicable NBA Stories With Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks' decisive win over the 76ers, the Warriors coming up short vs. a Nuggets team without Nikola Jokic, the Mavericks playing themselves...

  • 2023 / 3 / 31
    Celts-Bucks Lessons, L.A.'s Looming Playoff Palooza, and Best ‘WrestleMania 39’ Story Lines With Rob Mahoney, David Shoemaker, and Kazeem Famuyide

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Celtics' blowout win over the Bucks and a deadlocked MVP race (1:16). They then discuss the newfound strength of the Western Conference, where...

  • 2023 / 3 / 29
    The Lamar Sweepstakes With Mallory Rubin. Plus, Half-Baked Ideas With Kevin Wildes.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin to discuss the relationship between the Ravens and Lamar Jackson seemingly hitting rock bottom, the four likeliest contenders to trade for Lamar, whether...

  • 2023 / 3 / 27
    A Mavs Tailspin, Luka’s Future, LeBron’s Feet, and Playoff Seed Dodgeball With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Mavericks being in panic mode and the consequences of wasting another prime Luka Doncic year (2:25). Plus, Lakers predictions, the Grizzlies...

  • 2023 / 3 / 24
    Most Fun NFL Offseason Story Lines With Mina Kimes and Danny Kelly, Plus West Play-In Roulette With Michael Pina

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly and ESPN's Mina Kimes to discuss the biggest NFL offseason story lines so far, including the Panthers' no. 1 overall draft pick, Lamar Jackson's future, the...

  • 2023 / 3 / 22
    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on Four Decades of Friendship and Movies. Plus, Logan Murdock on the Jaylen Brown Saga.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock to discuss his new article on Jaylen Brown. They discuss his approach to the piece, Jaylen finding his place as a member of the Celtics, his upcoming...

  • 2023 / 3 / 20
    An NBA Title Mystery, a ‘Historic Scoring” Dilemma, Atlanta’s Woes and March Madness with Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and they start by talking about how wide open the race for the NBA title is and who some of their favorites are. Then they put into context some of the...

  • 2023 / 3 / 17
    Curry vs. Rodgers, Plus Drafting the Worst NBA Contracts With Joe House and Wosny Lambre

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on generational talents Steph Curry and Aaron Rodgers (1:06) before he is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre for the second annual NBA Worst Contracts Draft....

  • 2023 / 3 / 15
    The NBA Center Revolution, March Madness Picks, and the WWE’s Gambling Idea With Kevin O’Connor, Tate Frazier, and Brian Gewirtz

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Nuggets' struggles, who can win the West, the return of the NBA center position, NBA draft prospects, and more (1:44). Then, Bill talks...

  • 2023 / 3 / 13
    Sacramento’s Sleeper Potential, More MVP Arguments, and a Bizarre All-NBA Situation With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss whether the Kings have a legit shot at winning the Western Conference and if De'Aaron Fox is getting enough love (2:35). Then, they talk about...

  • 2023 / 3 / 10
    Lamar’s Next Move, the Rodgers Sweepstakes, and an Oscars Preview With Sheil Kapadia, John Jastremski, and Sean Fennessey

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Sheil Kapadia and John Jastremski to discuss the likelihood of Aaron Rodgers being traded to the Jets, Daniel Jones’s contract extension, and what Lamar Jackson’s...

  • 2023 / 3 / 8
    The Scary Suns and Mobley’s Rise With Rob Mahoney, and the Incredible Season 1 Finale of 'Succession' With Derek Thompson and Joanna Robinson

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the challenging Suns, and the Nuggets biggest rival in the Western Conference (1:45), the Timberwolves rounding into shape, Evan Mobley's...

  • 2023 / 3 / 6
    A Knicks/Celtics Switcheroo, Ja’s Crisis, Harden’s Resurgence and GSW’s Weird Season With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Knicks double-overtime win vs. the Celtics, as well as the Knicks new ceiling, the 76ers' big win over the Bucks (2:07), Ja Morant's...

  • 2023 / 3 / 3
    Jon Jones’s Last Stand, Wemby’s Ceiling, the Jokic Backlash, and UFOs With Ariel Helwani and Chuck Klosterman

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss UFC 285, Jon Jones's first fight since 2020, the current state of the UFC, and more (3:07). Then Bill talks with author Chuck Klosterman about...

  • 2023 / 3 / 1
    The Surging Knicks, Zombie Heat, and a Bizarre College Hoops Season With Ariel Helwani, Mike Schur, Kevin O’Connor, and Tate Frazier

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the fifth-place Knicks, their recent win streak, their playoff hopes, and more (4:18). Then, Bill is joined by writer, producer, and loyal...

  • 2023 / 2 / 27
    The Most Improbable 2023 NBA Story Lines Draft (So Far) With Joe House and Dave Jacoby

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and David Jacoby to discuss whether the Lakers or Warriors are a better postseason bet, how the rest of the Jazz's season will play out, the Celtics' narrow...

  • 2023 / 2 / 20
    The NBA Midseason Power Poll With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, and they go through seven tiers of the NBA. In each tier, they pick out which team they like the most going forward and which team they like the least....

  • 2023 / 2 / 17
    Philly’s Ceiling, Orlando’s Future, Kawhi’s Present, and Ben Simmons’s Past With Chris Ryan, Steve Ceruti, and Michael Pina

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss they 76ers' impressive stretch of games, the top of the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers buying out Kevin Love, and more (2:53). Steve Ceruti then...

  • 2023 / 2 / 15
    The Future of Everything 2023 Edition With Derek Thompson

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss some of the biggest incorrect predictions for 2022 (2:33) before they make their predictions for the future of tech, food, entertainment,...

  • 2023 / 2 / 13
    Never Bet Against Mahomes and Other Super Bowl Lessons With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to break down the Chiefs' win over the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, Pat Mahomes’s GOAT potential, the Eagles' defense not showing up, the controversial holding...

  • 2023 / 2 / 9
    Part 2: Trade Deadline Reactions With Ryen Russillo and Rob Mahoney. Plus, SB LVII Million-Dollar Picks.

    In the second part of our series on 2023 NBA trade deadline reactions, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Rob Mahoney minutes after the deadline passes to discuss the Warriors bringing...

  • 2023 / 2 / 9
    Part 1: A Bombshell KD to Suns Trade With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of the 2023 NBA trade deadline podcasts, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss their reactions to the Suns trading for Kevin Durant—including whether this makes Phoenix...

  • 2023 / 2 / 8
    Notes on LeBron’s Big Night, Plus Peter Schrager on the Best Chiefs-Eagles Storylines

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons discusses being in Crypto.com Arena to see LeBron James break the scoring title, a look back on LeBron's career, legacy, and more (1:45). Then Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL...

  • 2023 / 2 / 6
    Part 2: A Best Super Bowl LVII Props Extravaganza With Cousin Sal

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal, and they run through some of their favorite Super Bowl prop bets. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Associate Producer:...

  • 2023 / 2 / 6
    Part 1: Kyrie Trade Reactions + Deadline Predictions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to give their reactions to the Dallas Mavericks’ trade for Kyrie Irving. They discuss the assets the...

  • 2023 / 2 / 2
    The 2023 NBA Fake Trade Draft With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Chris Ryan

    In honor of the upcoming NBA trade deadline, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor, Chris Ryan, and Rob Mahoney to throw out their favorite fake NBA trades for this season! Host: Bill...

  • 2023 / 1 / 30
    Mahomes Survives, Philly Cruises, a Bad Ref Weekend, Plus the Super Bowl Line With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs outlasting the Bengals (1:12), and the Eagles rolling over the 49ers (21:30), before guessing the line for Super...

  • 2023 / 1 / 27
    A Championship Weekend Mega-Preview, Plus a Boston Sports Check-in | With Peter Schrager, Benjamin Solak, and Bill's Dad

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss Bengals-Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes's injury, the Bengals' postseason attitude adjustment, 49ers-Eagles, Aaron...

  • 2023 / 1 / 25
    The Still-Young Grizzlies, Best NBA Futures Bets, and 2023’s Oscar Noms

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Vernon and Joe House to discuss the Grizzlies' three-game losing streak and whether this team could use some veterans before the trade deadline (2:06). They also...

  • 2023 / 1 / 23
    A Cowboys Collapse, Burrow’s Big Day, Buffalo’s Big Mistake, and a Baby Doll Cameo With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys scoring only 12 points in their loss to the 49ers, the Eagles' blowout win over the Giants, the Bengals' impressive win over the Bills,...

  • 2023 / 1 / 20
    Round 2 NFL Playoffs Preview With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager to discuss story lines and Bill's Playoff Gambling Manifesto rules for all four games during Round 2 (1:32). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about the...

  • 2023 / 1 / 18
    NBA No-Man’s-Land, Brady’s Bleak Future, and a Sit Down with WWE CEO Nick Khan | With Justin Termine, Nora Princiotti and Steven Ruiz

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine of SiriusXM to discuss the Clippers roster not meshing, the Suns in no-man's-land, the Trail Blazers possibly being better off trading Damian Lillard, a...

  • 2023 / 1 / 16
    Here Come the Giants, There Go the Chargers, Wild-Card Winners and Divisional Round Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Giants' hard-fought win over the Vikings, an all-time Chargers loss to the Jaguars, Seahawks-49ers, a bizarre Dolphins-Bills game, and a...

  • 2023 / 1 / 13
    The Round 1 Mega-Playoff Preview (and UFC/WWE talk) With Ariel Helwani, Benjamin Solak, Raheem Palmer and Danny Heifetz

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss another hopeful Buffalo Bills team in January, UFC president Dana White’s press conference following his domestic violence incident, and Vince...

  • 2023 / 1 / 11
    NBA All-Star Arguments: The East With Zach Lowe

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to argue for all 12 spots for the Eastern Conference All-Stars! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Zach Lowe Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad...

  • 2023 / 1 / 9
    Bye-Bye Rodgers, Tua and Lamar in Limbo, Dak vs. Brady, a Title Sleeper, and Playoff Lines with Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the biggest stories from NFL Week 18, including the Lions ending the Packers' playoffs hopes, the Texans losing the no. 1 pick in the draft by...

  • 2023 / 1 / 6
    The Curious Clippers and More NBA Head-Scratchers With Rob Mahoney. Plus, a Complicated Week 18 in the NFL With Peter Schrager.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss how hard it is to get a feel for NBA teams at this point in the season; they discuss the Nuggets, Clippers, Cavaliers, Warriors, Grizzlies,...

  • 2023 / 1 / 4
    Greatest Knicks What-Ifs and a January NBA Power Poll Deep Dive

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons addresses Donovan Mitchell's 71-point game in the Cavaliers' win vs. the Bulls before running through the most impactful "What if?" moments in Knicks history, including "What if the...

  • 2023 / 1 / 2
    The Somehow Alive Packers, Zombie Bucs, Won’t-Die Pats, and More Improbable Week 18 Playoff Scenarios With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Steelers’ comeback win over the Ravens, Dolphins-Patriots, the Packers earning some respect by beating the Vikings by 24 points, Eagles-Saints,...

  • 2022 / 12 / 30
    NBA Ringz Culture, Wobbling for Wemby Trade Teams, and Week 17 Million-Dollar Picks With Van Lathan, Wosny Lambre, and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Van Lathan to settle a disagreement about whether the Nikola Jokic hype is overblown (3:57), before Bill and Wosny look at the NBA teams who may benefit...

  • 2022 / 12 / 28
    Luka & Jokic Chase History, the All-Time Fun NBA Team, and NFL Burning Questions | With J. Kyle Mann and Benjamin Solak

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss Luka Doncic's 60-point performance in the Mavericks' win over the Knicks (1:56), as well as Nikola Jokic's dazzling offensive impact, and the...

  • 2022 / 12 / 26
    Teetering Tua, Delightful Danny Dimes, Zombie Brady, Washed Russ, and a Confusing Week 17 Ahead With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' ugly win over the Cardinals, Cowboys-Eagles, Bill and Sal's "Super Bowl Circle", Tua Tagovailoa's 3 interception performance in the...

  • 2022 / 12 / 23
    The Dolphins’ Sleeper Potential, New York Rivalries, Sunday Ticket’s Future, and Red-Hot Million-Dollar Picks | With Peter Schrager, John Jastremski, and Bryan Curtis

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by John Jastremski and Peter Schrager to discuss the Dolphins being the annual NFL Playoffs sleeper team, along with other sleeper candidates—including the Chargers,...

  • 2022 / 12 / 21
    A Suns Sale, Pivot Trade NBA Teams, and the Future of Belichick and Kraft | With Rob Mahoney and Seth Wickersham

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly addresses the news that the Phoenix Suns are finalizing a sale (1:05) before talking with Rob Mahoney about NBA teams that after 30 games should be changing their...

  • 2022 / 12 / 19
    An All-Time-Dumb Pats Loss, Dallas Stumbles, Detroit’s Thriving, and More NFL Weirdness With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys’ overtime loss to the Jaguars, the Patriots’ puzzling last-second loss to the Raiders, Commanders-Giants, AFC/NFC playoff pictures,...

  • 2022 / 12 / 16
    Best QB Arguments, Million-Dollar Picks and Malik Monk | With Benjamin Solak, Steven Ruiz, and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak and Steven Ruiz to discuss Tua Tagovailoa's season, Steven's QB rankings, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, favorite Week-15 matchups, and more (2:36). Then Bill...

  • 2022 / 12 / 14
    The 2023 NBA Trade Value List (Pencil, Not Ink) With Joe House

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House for the annual NBA Trade Value List, complete with honorable and dishonorable mentions and Bill's top 70 trade value players (0:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest:...

  • 2022 / 12 / 12
    Herbert’s Back, Tampa’s Dead, Carolina’s Alive, Hurts is the MVP, and Week 15 Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the conference implications of the Dolphins' loss to the Chargers, Jets-Bills, the 49ers' blowout win over the Buccaneers, the Eagles' quest for a...

  • 2022 / 12 / 9
    Utah's Good, the 49ers Aren’t Dead, Nobody Believes in Minnesota, and More—With Michael Pina, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Michael Pina to discuss the Jazz continuing to win games, what the Mavericks are missing, and the Celtics' defense (3:48). Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network...

  • 2022 / 12 / 6
    The Tatum-Brown Thing, AD’s Rejuvenation, Trae’s Troubles, and LIGHT THE BEAM With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for a midseason NBA check-in! They discuss the Pelicans as fringe title contenders, the Suns' best bet to keep Chris Paul on the court for the playoffs,...

  • 2022 / 12 / 5
    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...

  • 2022 / 12 / 2
    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,...

  • 2022 / 11 / 30
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 28
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 24
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 23
    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,...

  • 2022 / 11 / 21
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 18
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 16
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 14
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 11
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 9
    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,...

  • 2022 / 11 / 7
    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,...

  • 2022 / 11 / 4
    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...

  • 2022 / 11 / 2
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 31
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 28
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 25
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 24
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 21
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 19
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 17
    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,...

  • 2022 / 10 / 14
    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,...

  • 2022 / 10 / 12
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 12
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 11
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 10
    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,...

  • 2022 / 10 / 6
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 5
    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...

  • 2022 / 10 / 3
    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...

  • 2022 / 9 / 30
    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,...

  • 2022 / 9 / 28
    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...

  • 2022 / 9 / 26
    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,...

  • 2022 / 9 / 22
    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...

  • 2022 / 9 / 21
    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...

  • 2022 / 9 / 19
    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,...

  • 2022 / 9 / 16
    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,...

  • 2022 / 9 / 14
    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...

  • 2022 / 9 / 12
    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....

  • 2022 / 9 / 9
    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...

  • 2022 / 9 / 7
    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...

  • 2022 / 9 / 5
    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...

  • 2022 / 9 / 2
    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...

  • 2022 / 8 / 31
    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...

  • 2022 / 8 / 29
    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...

  • 2022 / 8 / 26
    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...

  • 2022 / 8 / 24
    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...

  • 2022 / 8 / 21
    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...

  • 2022 / 7 / 31
    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...

  • 2022 / 7 / 14
    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...

  • 2022 / 7 / 11
    The NBA Trade Value List (Summer Edition) With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for their final Sunday night podcast together to reveal Bill's NBA trade value list. They run through Bill's top 64 NBA players as well as some honorable...

  • 2022 / 7 / 8
    The Last Nets Dance, Mac Mania, Elite QB Watch, and RIP Jimmy Caan With Kevin Wildes, Peter Schrager, and Brian Koppelman

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports to talk about Mac Jones, Chet Holmgren's NBA Summer League debut, Kevin's pitch for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant's 'Last Dance', how Joey...

  • 2022 / 7 / 6
    Best Summer NBA Characters, the 'Minions' Phenomenon, and NBA Futures Bets With Tyler Parker, Chris Ryan, Raheem Palmer, and Zoe Simmons

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss the NBA characters to keep an eye on this summer (3:09). Then, Bill talks with Raheem Palmer about where the most value lies in...

  • 2022 / 7 / 3
    A Crazy Gobert Gamble, KD’s Summer Stalemate and Boston’s Big Flex with Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive package the Timberwolves gave up to trade for Rudy Gobert (1:57), whether or not the Jazz will really keep Donovan Mitchell (33:15),...

  • 2022 / 7 / 1
    Brooklyn Blows Up, Durant’s Next Move, and Free Agency Highlights With Rob Mahoney and Bryan Curtis

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss a wild day of NBA free agency, spearheaded by Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets (1:10). They also discuss the Bucks keeping their team...

  • 2022 / 6 / 29
    The Desperate Knicks, UFC 276, Plus Kyrie’s Failed Lakers Play with Van Lathan, Big Wos, Ariel Helwani and Alan Yang

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Van Lathan and Wosny Lambre to discuss Jalen Brunson likely heading to the Knicks, how the Mavericks can cope, and “new media” vs. “old media” (1:50). Then, Bill talks...

  • 2022 / 6 / 27
    The Beal Dilemma, KD Trade Speed Round, and Free Agency Questions With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's' Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Wizards options regarding Bradley Beal’s contract, fake Kevin Durant trades, teams to watch out for during free agency, updated 2023 NBA...

  • 2022 / 6 / 24
    NBA Draftapalooza Part 4: Winners & Losers With Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss winners and losers from the 2022 NBA draft. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle...

  • 2022 / 6 / 24
    NBA Draftapalooza Part 3: OKC Gets Frisky + the Sneaky Knicks With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti for their live reactions to picks 8-14 of the 2022 NBA draft, including Bill’s boy Jeremy Sochan going to the Spurs, OKC...

  • 2022 / 6 / 24
    NBA Draftapalooza Part 2: Picks 1-6, Paolo to Orlando, and the Kings Surprise Everyone, With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti to give their live reactions to picks 1 through 6 of the 2022 NBA draft. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo, Kevin...

  • 2022 / 6 / 23
    NBA Draftapalooza Part 1: Kyrie Drama, Fake KD Trades, and Last-Minute Pre-Draft Thoughts With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor and Chris Ryan

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris Ryan to discuss news that Kevin Durant is considering his options when it comes to his future with the Nets, what the market for...

  • 2022 / 6 / 22
    Part 2: 10 Burning NBA Questions (Plus Kyrie) With Chris Ryan, Joe House, Rob Mahoney, J. Kyle Mann, Seerat Sohi, and Van Lathan

    (1:51) Will Daryl Morey and the 76ers make a trade? | With Chris Ryan (15:42) What are we expecting from the Wizards and Bradley Beal? | With Joe House (28:55) What are the Nuggets' and Heat's trade assets? |...

  • 2022 / 6 / 22
    Part 1: 10 Burning NBA Questions With Kevin Clark, Kevin O’Connor, Raheem Palmer, John Jastremski, and Wosny Lambre

    (1:27) Who should the Magic take no. 1? | With Kevin Clark (13:33) Best prospect outside of the top 4 | With Kevin O'Connor (26:21) 2023 NBA betting odds | With Raheem Palmer (41:01) What should the Knicks...

  • 2022 / 6 / 20
    Curry vs. Everybody, Boston’s Next Move, NBA Dynasty Tiers, and Draft Buzz With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics’ Finals collapse, possible offseason moves, and Jayson Tatum’s workload this season (1:06), before talking about what this Warriors...

  • 2022 / 6 / 17
    An Impressive Warriors Title, Curry’s Pantheon Jump, and Tatum’s Finals Swoon With Joe House

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Warriors defeating the Celtics to become the 2022 NBA champions, Steph Curry’s Finals MVP performance, why the Andrew Wiggins trade may have...

  • 2022 / 6 / 15
    The 1,000th BS Episode With Joe House, Bill Hader, Bryan Curtis, and Nora Princiotti

    It's the 1,000th episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast! The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the NBA Finals, the Celtics facing a looming elimination game in Boston, and Game 6...

  • 2022 / 6 / 14
    Did the Celtics Just Blow the Title? | With Kevin Hench

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Hench to discuss the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Celtics, the improvement of Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson throughout the series, struggles from the Celtics...

  • 2022 / 6 / 13
    Tatum Theories, Finals Unicorns, NBA Draft Buzz, and Worst GM Jobs With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as they discuss their NBA big board and who they have going in the top three (02:31). As people revisit Andre Iguodala winning the 2015 Finals MVP, Bill...

  • 2022 / 6 / 11
    Steph’s Apex Mountain Leaves Boston Reeling With Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Warriors' series-tying win in Boston, Steph Curry’s incredible performance, Jaylen Brown shining as Jayson Tatum struggles, a...

  • 2022 / 6 / 9
    Boston Gets Revenge, Draymond Chants, and Utah Trades With Kevin O’Connor. Plus, a ‘Stranger Things’ Review From Zoe Simmons.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Celtics’ Game 3 win over the Warriors, Jaylen Brown’s impact, Steph Curry’s consistency, the Boston crowd vs. Draymond Green, Game 4...

  • 2022 / 6 / 6
    The Warriors Strike Back, Kyrie Destinations, and Sacramento on the Clock With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors' Game 2 NBA Finals win over the Celtics, the Warriors' defense being the story of the game, Draymond Green's impact, the best...

  • 2022 / 6 / 3
    A Huge Celts Comeback with Haralabos Voulgaris, Plus Adam Sandler on 30 Years of Comedies and Making ‘Hustle’

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals after being in Chase Arena for the Celtics' win over the Warriors (1:031). Then, Bill sits down with Adam Sandler...

  • 2022 / 6 / 1
    NBA Finals Angles With David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes. Plus, Jon Bernthal’s Return to the Pod.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes to discuss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, Jimmy Butler’s 3-point attempt, and having trouble rooting against Steph Curry and the...

  • 2022 / 5 / 30
    Boston’s Heart Attack Trip to the Finals With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics toppling the Heat to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals, Miami’s near comeback, takeaways from the series, another big playoff...

  • 2022 / 5 / 28
    Super-Jimmy Thwarts Boston’s Finals Plans, with Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo to recap the Celtics’ Game 6 loss to the Heat (01:07). They discuss Jimmy Butler’s and Kyle Lowry’s performances before diving into...

  • 2022 / 5 / 26
    The Heat Fall Apart With Joe House, Plus Michael Che on Swollen ‘SNL’ Casts and Stand-Up Comedy in 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Celtics’ Game 5 win over the Heat to take control of the series, how Celtics coach Ime Udoka’s adjustments are paying dividends for Boston, why...

  • 2022 / 5 / 24
    A Celtics-Heat Rock Fight with Bill's Dad. Plus, Jalen Green Stops By and We Fix All-Star Weekend.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his Dad to discuss the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Heat, the lack of rest for players with only one day between conference finals games, series predictions, and more...

  • 2022 / 5 / 23
    The Wiggins Game, Curry’s Quest, the Miami Bullyballers, and Fake Ayton Trades With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors' Game 3 win over the Mavericks to bring the series to 3-0, the Andrew Wiggins renaissance in Golden State, Steph Curry chasing his...

  • 2022 / 5 / 20
    A Boston Boomerang, Butler the Superstar, a Yankees Revival, and NFL Schedule Lessons With Haralabos Voulgaris, Warren Sharp, and JackO

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Celtics’ Game 2 win over the Heat in Miami, how different the matchup looks with Al Horford and Marcus Smart back in the lineup, and...

  • 2022 / 5 / 18
    Butler Busts Boston, Plus 2022 Lottery Overreactions With Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo and J. Kyle Mann

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Heat’s Game 1 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, Jimmy Butler’s excellent performance,...

  • 2022 / 5 / 16
    Part 2: Luka Shines and Phoenix Collapses (and Then Some) With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ historic Game 7 collapse to the Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals, whether or not...

  • 2022 / 5 / 16
    Part 1: Boston Prevails in 7 With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics eliminating the Bucks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. They talk about where Jayson...

  • 2022 / 5 / 13
    Philly Implodes, Apex Giannis vs. Apex LeBron, and the Worst Celtics Losses Ever | With Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan to discuss the Heat eliminating the 76ers from the playoffs, James Harden’s future in Philadelphia, the Suns' big Game 6 loss to the...

  • 2022 / 5 / 11
    Phoenix Takes Charge, Brady’s TV Gig, and a Celts-Bucks Classic With Jonathan Tjarks, Bryan Curtis and Chris Mannix

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the Mavericks' Game 5 loss to the Suns, the Heat's runaway win over the 76ers, Warriors-Grizzlies, and more (2:42). Then, Bill talks with SI's...

  • 2022 / 5 / 9
    Harden Goes Undertaker, a Wide-Open West, Tatum’s Biggest Test, and More NBA Overreactions With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the 76ers' Game 4 win over the Heat (3:14), why Bill thinks Suns-Mavericks is a closer series than it seems (24:08), the Warriors going up 2-1...

  • 2022 / 5 / 6
    NBA Playoff Character Awards With Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker. Plus Jackie MacMullan on Celts-Bucks, and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss Tyler's five favorite characters in the NBA playoffs (2:21). Then Bill talks with Jackie MacMullan about the Celtics-Bucks Round 2...

  • 2022 / 5 / 4
    Ja Goes Off, Kerr Gets Mad, and Boston Survives With Haralabos Voulgaris and J. Kyle Mann, Plus Short QBs and a Draft Recap With Peter Schrager

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris and J. Kyle Mann to discuss Ja Morant’s 47-point performance in the Grizzlies’ Game 2 win vs. the Warriors, potential adjustments for the Warriors,...

  • 2022 / 5 / 2
    Part 2: Unlucky Embiid, Suns-Mavs, and a State of Sports Media Check-In With Ryen Russillo and Bryan Curtis

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Ryen Russillo about the Heat-76ers Round 2 matchup (1:04), and the Suns-Mavericks series (18:28). Then, Bill and Ryen are joined by Bryan...

  • 2022 / 5 / 2
    Part 1: Overreactions from Celts-Bucks and Grizz-GSW With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Golden State’s Game 1 win in Memphis, Draymond’s ejection, and how they think the rest of the series plays out...

  • 2022 / 4 / 29
    Utah’s Finished, NFL Draft Winners, and Philly’s Big Night With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Benjamin Solak

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Mavericks’ series-ending win vs. the Jazz, just how much this Jazz team needs to change to be considered a contender, and a...

  • 2022 / 4 / 27
    A Drunk Wolves-Grizz Series, Harden’s Fall, the Sleeper Mavs, and Brooklyn’s Future With Bob Voulgaris and Van Lathan

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Suns’ Game 5 win over the Pelicans, why Bill believes the series will end in a Game 7, Mavericks-Jazz, the Raptors winning their...

  • 2022 / 4 / 25
    Part 2: The Frisky Pelicans, CP3 Demons, Trae’s Struggles and Favorite Flip-Flop Guys With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 4 loss to the Pelicans, how Devin Booker’s hamstring injury affects the Phoenix's playoff...

  • 2022 / 4 / 25
    Part 1: Brooklyn Breaks, Boston’s Startling Ascent, Kyrie’s Bizarre Career, and Saving Denver Basketball With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics pulling away to a 3-0 lead in their Round 1 series with the Nets, the Brooklyn blame game, the...

  • 2022 / 4 / 22
    A StruggleFest for Towns and Mitchell, an NFL Skill Position Draft, and a Netflix Crisis With Wosny Lambre, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck and Mathew Belloni

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Grizzlies' comeback win in Game 3 vs. the Timberwolves, the Mavericks continuing to win playoff games without Luka Doncic, Nuggets-Warriors,...

  • 2022 / 4 / 20
    A Suns-Warriors Flip-Flop, A Sneaky-Bad NFL Draft, and Utah Groundhog Day With Rob Mahoney, Danny Kelly, and Jonathan Tjarks

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Pelicans' Game 2 win over the Suns, Devin Booker's 31-point half followed by a third-quarter injury, the Warriors' new outlook with Jordan...

  • 2022 / 4 / 18
    Part 2: The Anthony Edwards Thing, 'Sota's Upset Potential, and Two Sides of Rudy Gobert With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns dismantling the Pelicans, hope for the Warriors, the Timberwolves’ Game 1 upset over...

  • 2022 / 4 / 18
    Part 1: An Epic Celtics Win, Kyrie the Perfect Villain, and Maxey’s Big Leap with Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Jayson Tatum’s buzzer-beater in the Celtics' Game 1 win over the Nets, Kyrie Irving’s 39-point performance,...

  • 2022 / 4 / 15
    The Clippers Curse Vol. 47, Booker’s Evolution, and Round 1 Bets With Kevin Wildes and Eddie Johnson

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports to discuss Anthony Davis's comments on the Lakers’ flukey injuries, the Clippers' repeated bad luck, Bill’s favorite Round 1 bets, Half-Baked...

  • 2022 / 4 / 13
    Ant Man Arrives, Towns Tumbles, Nets-Celts & “Now What?” Round 1 Disaster Scenarios With Kevin O’Connor and Wosny Lambre

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Wosny Lambre to discuss the Nets’ win over the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves’ win over the Clippers in the NBA play-in tournament (1:50). Then Bill...

  • 2022 / 4 / 11
    Part Two: The 2022 Finals MVP Draft plus All-NBA Picks With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo discuss the lackluster end of the NBA regular season, the playoff seeding, potential Finals MVPs, NBA awards, All-NBA picks, and...

  • 2022 / 4 / 11
    Part One: A Masters Recap, MVP Picks + Everybody Ducks Brooklyn With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Scottie Scheffler winning the Masters tournament, what it meant for Tiger Woods to make the cut, the large...

  • 2022 / 4 / 8
    The Uh-Oh Sixers, Plus Tiger’s Astounding Return and On-Site Masters Stories With Joe House and Nathan Hubbard

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly runs through the Eastern Conference playoff picture and the 76ers loss to the Raptors (1:17) before he is joined by Joe House and Nathan Hubbard to discuss their time at...

  • 2022 / 4 / 6
    The DOA Lakers, Embiid’s Surge, Masters Bets, and UFC 273 Story Lines With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Ariel Helwani

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the death of the Lakers’ playoff hopes and their lack of a clear path forward, Joel Embiid’s late-season push for the MVP, best Eastern Conference...

  • 2022 / 4 / 4
    A Less Scary Brooklyn, All-NBA Arguments, Unexpected Trade Guys, and Tiger’s Return With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the top of the Eastern Conference, All-NBA, Luka Doncic creeping up in the MVP rankings, and more (3:22), before Joe House joins and assists in...

  • 2022 / 4 / 1
    Here Comes Luka, a UNC-Duke Showdown, and Possible NFL Sleepers With Rob Mahoney, Jay Caspian Kang, and Warren Sharp

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the playoff seeding for the Western Conference, the increasingly scary Mavericks, the steady Suns, the stumbling Warriors, Clippers rumors, and...

  • 2022 / 3 / 30
    A Lakers Abyss, Plus Embiid Tales, Boston’s Bad Luck, and Will Smith Fallout With Chris Mannix and Larry Wilmore

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Bucks’ win over the 76ers and wonders “Is this two-year Lakers collapse the worst of any modern title team?” (3:05). Then Bill talks with SI’s Chris Mannix...

  • 2022 / 3 / 28
    Will Smith’s Slap With Jimmy Kimmel. Plus, the Somehow Underrated Suns With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by two-time Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel to discuss the Oscars and the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock (1:45). Then Bill talks with Ryen Russillo about...

  • 2022 / 3 / 25
    Coach K’s Last Stand, the Tyreek Trade + the Jimmy-Spo Zapruder Film With J. Kyle Mann, Benjamin Solak, and Tyler Parker

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss Thursday’s Sweet 16 games, how Gonzaga’s elimination affects Chet Holmgren’s draft stock, Paolo Banchero and Duke’s win over Texas Tech, and more...

  • 2022 / 3 / 23
    The Case for Milwaukee, the Metaverse + 2022 Oscars Predictions With Ben Thompson and Sean Fennessey

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bucks fan and business and tech analyst Ben Thompson to discuss where Giannis Antetokounmpo fits into the MVP race, Bucks playoff speculation, what to expect from the...

  • 2022 / 3 / 21
    The Chet Holmgren Hard-to-Evaluate Hall of Fame and Other Lottery-Related Madness Subplots With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss that great feeling the NCAA tournament brings, keeping an eye on the top NBA draft prospects during the tournament, Bill’s list of all-time...

  • 2022 / 3 / 18
    Davante’s Vegas Move, Giannis’s MVP Case, and NBA Wife Conundrums With Benjamin Solak, Rob Mahoney, and Callie Curry

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss WR Davante Adams’s surprising trade to the Raiders, and the impact on the Packers, Las Vegas, and the AFC West (2:10). Then Bill talks with Rob...

  • 2022 / 3 / 16
    NBA Teammate GOATS and ‘Icons Club’ With Jackie MacMullan, Plus Juiciest NFL Story Lines With Danny Kelly

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss Kevin Garnett’s jersey retirement, the all-time best NBA teammates, NBA players’ media presence vs. that of other pro athletes, examining the...

  • 2022 / 3 / 14
    Brady’s Unretirement and the 20 Best Top-Five NBA Players With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Tom Brady’s announcement that he’s coming out of retirement to play another season with the Buccaneers (2:23), before going through their top 20...

  • 2022 / 3 / 11
    KD’s Revenge on Small Game James, Plus NFL QB Roulette and the Strange Streaming Wars With Wosny Lambre, Peter Schrager, and Matthew Belloni

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Nets shellacking the 76ers, playoff implications, and more (2:31). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Russell Wilson...

  • 2022 / 3 / 8
    The Big Wilson Trade, Ridley’s Suspension, Westbrook’s Struggles, and Coach K’s Farewell Tour With Kevin Clark, Van Lathan, and Tate Frazier

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the blockbuster trade that sent longtime Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to the Broncos, Aaron Rodgers’s new Packers extension, and other thoughts from...

  • 2022 / 3 / 7
    The Surging Celts, Shaky Warriors, and Confounding Lakers With Ryen Russillo and Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics finding their identity, the Warriors struggling while Draymond Green is injured, the confusing Lakers, a look ahead to some wacky...

  • 2022 / 3 / 3
    The Ja Experience in Memphis With Chris Vernon, MLB’s Future With Joe House, and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin on Changing Sports Fans

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Vernon and Joe House to discuss Ja Morant, what his development has done for the Grizzlies and the Memphis area, looking ahead to the Grizzlies in the playoffs,...

  • 2022 / 3 / 2
    NBA West Sleepers, Rich NFL Announcers, and the ‘Euphoria’ Awards With Rob Mahoney, Bryan Curtis, and Zoe Simmons

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss Western Conference sleeper teams including the Mavericks and the Nuggets. They also discuss the third-place Grizzlies and the electric Ja Morant,...

  • 2022 / 2 / 28
    Harden’s Re-Re-Juvenation and the NBA Saboteur Hall of Fame With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Harden’s debut in Philly, officially worrying about the Bucks, and Miami’s potential (3:51), before chatting about when to unleash Ben Simmons...

  • 2022 / 2 / 24
    Unanswerable NBA Questions With Zach Lowe, Plus Brian Koppelman and David Levien on Creating ‘Super Pumped’ During a Pandemic

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to run through the biggest questions remaining for the rest of the NBA season, including how the Ben Simmons–James Harden trade will play out, the...

  • 2022 / 2 / 22
    A Kevin Wildes–Dave Jacoby Reunion, Plus Freddie Gibbs Finally Comes On

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes and David Jacoby to cover a wide-ranging list of topics, including NBA All-Star Weekend, LeBron James’s future in Los Angeles, and Aaron Rodgers on social...

  • 2022 / 2 / 18
    Sleeping on Jokic, Marveling at Phoenix, and Wondering About Porzingis With Bob Voulgaris

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Mavericks moving on from Kristaps Porzingis, the scary Suns, how NBA team building has changed in the last two decades, the Jazz,...

  • 2022 / 2 / 15
    Stafford’s HOF Case, Brady Rumors, the Broken Oscars, and Cody Rhodes/WWE Angles With Kevin Clark, Sean Fennessey, and David Shoemaker

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss some post–Super Bowl narratives, including the Matt Stafford Hall of Fame debate, whether the Bengals will be back in the Super Bowl anytime soon,...

  • 2022 / 2 / 14
    The Super Bowl 56 Recap Show With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Rams' Super Bowl win over the Bengals. They discuss the Rams' struggles in the run game, Odell Beckham Jr.'s injury, Cooper Kupp's MVP...

  • 2022 / 2 / 10
    Part 4: Trade Deadline Winners and Losers With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, J. Kyle Mann, and Wosny Lambre

    In Part 4 of the NBA trade deadline podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre, J. Kyle Mann, and Rob Mahoney to give out their winners and losers, including Kevin Durant,...

  • 2022 / 2 / 10
    Part 3: The NBA’s Merry-Go-Round Era With Wosny Lambre, Kevin O’Connor, and J Kyle Mann

    In Part 3 of the NBA Trade Deadline podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre and J Kyle Mann talking about the Knicks and Lakers standing pat, how it’ll impact LeBron’s...

  • 2022 / 2 / 10
    Part 2: The Perfect LeBron Trade With Chris Ryan, Kevin O’Connor, Wosny Lambre

    In Part 2 of the NBA Trade Deadline podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and Wosny Lambre for more Nets-Sixers trade talk, including paying James Harden going forward,...

  • 2022 / 2 / 10
    Part 1: Harden-for-Simmons Finally Happens! With Chris Ryan, Kevin O’Connor, and Rob Mahoney

    In Part 1 of the NBA trade deadline podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and Rob Mahoney to discuss the 76ers trading Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two...

  • 2022 / 2 / 8
    Two Big NBA Deals Plus a Super Bowl Mega-Gambling Preview With Cousin Sal and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on two significant NBA trades: the Kings trading Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Tristan Thompson to the Pacers for Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, Justin...

  • 2022 / 2 / 7
    Harden-Simmons Trade Watch: Day 427, Plus More Deadline Buzz With Kevin O’Connor and Jackie MacMullan

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Ben Simmons–James Harden rumors as the February 10 trade deadline approaches. They also discuss Caris LeVert to the...

  • 2022 / 2 / 3
    "One Trade Away" NBA Teams With Rob Mahoney, MLB Doldrums With Mike Schur, Plus Bill’s Dad With a Boston Sports Update

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss teams who may be "one trade away" from seriously improving their season, including the Grizzlies, Cavaliers, Celtics, Mavericks, 76ers, Hornets,...

  • 2022 / 2 / 2
    The Tom Brady Awards, Plus Chuck Klosterman on Instant Replay, Athlete Longevity, and the ’90s

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons gives out his Tom Brady Awards to honor Brady’s legendary career (2:36). Then Bill is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to discuss Brady’s retirement; the longevity of the modern...

  • 2022 / 1 / 31
    A Rams-Bengals Surprise, Brady’s Decision + NBA Panic Trade Teams With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bengals defeating the Chiefs again to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl (1:52), “now dead arguments” after Bengals-Chiefs (21:03), the Rams’...

  • 2022 / 1 / 27
    A Cavs Party, Brooklyn in Limbo, and Million-Dollar Playoff Picks With Brian Windhorst and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss the third-place Cleveland Cavaliers, the inconsistent Brooklyn Nets, and Ben Simmons trade watch as the NBA trade deadline approaches...

  • 2022 / 1 / 26
    Embiid’s Crazy Career, Plus Harden’s Next Move, Big Papi’s Honor, and Charles Oakley Stops By | With Big Wos and Kevin Hench

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares an essay on Joel Embiid’s career in the midst of another spectacular season (2:36) before talking with Wosny Lambre about the 76ers’ need to trade Ben Simmons in order to get...

  • 2022 / 1 / 24
    The Best NFL Playoff Weekend Ever With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chiefs’ overtime win vs. the Bills and all of the Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes showdowns that NFL fans have to look forward to, the Rams’...

  • 2022 / 1 / 21
    Buffalo’s Savior and Ngannou’s Big Moment With Ariel Helwani, and Brady’s Finish Line Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    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...

  • 2022 / 1 / 19
    Brooklyn’s Bad Luck, Lakers Scapegoats, and Kyler’s Big Whiff With Raja Bell and Joe House

    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...

  • 2022 / 1 / 17
    A Cowboys-Pats Sadness Contest, Apex Allen, Boger-mania, and Round 2 Lines With Cousin Sal

    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...

  • 2022 / 1 / 13
    Jimmy G’s Last Stand, Stafford’s Swoon, and Round 1 Million-Dollar Picks with Ben Solak and Peter Schrager

    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,...

  • 2022 / 1 / 12
    All-NBA Midseason Picks and ‘Yellowstone’ the Unicorn With Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Matthew Belloni

    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...

  • 2022 / 1 / 10
    The Greatest Almost-Tie, Comeback Niners, Choking Colts, Sloppy Pats, and Round 1 Lines With Cousin Sal

    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...

  • 2022 / 1 / 7
    Kupp’s MVP Case, Turning on Daniel-San, ‘Cobra Kai,’ and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Shea Serrano

    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)...

  • 2022 / 1 / 5
    The Curry-LeBron Legacy Battle, Ja’s Mega-leap, and Jabari Smith’s Lottery Rise With Seerat Sohi, Rob Mahoney, and J. Kyle Mann

    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...

  • 2022 / 1 / 3
    AB’s Meltdown, 2021 Losers, and Week 18’s Playoff Puzzle With Cousin Sal

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 30
    Tasty NFL Underdogs, COVID Misconceptions, and 2021’s Teen Culture Awards With Peter Schrager, Derek Thompson, and Zoe Simmons

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 29
    John Madden’s Incredible Career With Bryan Curtis, and Most Regrettable NBA Contracts With Wosny Lambre and Joe House

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 27
    Buffalo’s Revenge, Washington’s Disgrace, the Endless NFL Season, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 23
    Knicks vs. Nets, Giants vs. Jets and Million-Dollar Picks With Sean Fennessey, John Jastremski and Peter Schrager

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 22
    Embiid’s Window, Plus the Sports Repodders 2021 Review With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 20
    Fantasy Playoff Chaos, Taylor’s MVP Run + Fake NBA Trades With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    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,...

  • 2021 / 12 / 16
    Catching Up With Ben Affleck. Plus the NFL’s COVID Crisis and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 15
    Luka and Zion Concerns, the Feel-Good Cavs, and Panic-Trade Predictions With Jackie MacMullan

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 13
    The Sleeper 49ers, Rodgers Myths, Plus a Big ‘Succession’ Finale With Cousin Sal and Ryen Russillo

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 10
    Paul Thomas Anderson on ‘Licorice Pizza’ and the Beatles Doc, Plus Million-Dollar Picks Week 14 | With Peter Schrager and Sean Fennessey

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 7
    The Smashmouth Pats, NBA Chatter, and ‘Succession’ Predictions With Ryen Russillo

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 6
    Brazen Ravens, Evil Vikings, Minshew Mania, and NBA Trades After Dark With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 2
    Rodgers for MVP, Pats-Bills, and an Iconic Beatles Documentary With Peter Schrager and Chuck Klosterman

    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...

  • 2021 / 12 / 1
    Suns-Warriors, Anthony Edwards, LSU’s Big Hire, and a Kenny G Interview | With Wosny Lambre, Van Lathan, and Kenny G

    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)....

  • 2021 / 11 / 29
    A Bizarre NFL MVP Race and NBA Trade Ideas With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 24
    The Perfect Luka Team, Panic-Trade Candidates, Chicago’s Ceiling, and Crypto Myths With Haralabos Voulgaris

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 23
    Pats-Eagles Super Bowl Plans and Thanksgiving Picks With Peter Schrager, and HBO’s Remarkable History With James Andrew Miller

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 22
    Jonathan Taylor Day, Minnesota Un-chokes, KC’s Back, and More Week 11 Weirdness With Cousin Sal

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 18
    The "Eff-You" Warriors, 2021 NFL Draft Mistakes, and Million-Dollar Picks With Marcus Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Danny Kelly

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 17
    The Cinderella Wizards, AFC East Intrigue, and the 'Rocky IV' Director’s Cut With Joe House, Chris Vernon, Warren Sharp, and Gus Ramsey

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 15
    Here Come the Pats! Plus: The “What’s Wrong?” Game, Taylor vs. Jake, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 12
    Paul George’s MVP Run, the Kooky West, Odell to L.A., and Baker vs. Belichick With Jonathan Tjarks and Peter Schrager

    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,...

  • 2021 / 11 / 10
    Westbrook’s Slide, the Phoenix Fallout, Celtics Rumors, and Half-Baked Ideas With Jackie MacMullan and Kevin Wildes

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 8
    Buffalo’s Stumble, Rodgers’s Heel Turn, Mahomes Theories, and the Odell Sleepstakes. Plus: Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal.

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 5
    Part 2: Tom Hanks on ‘Cast Away’ Theories, ‘Forrest Gump’ Haters, and 40 Years of Memorable Movies

    In 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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 5
    Part 1: Sleeper Warriors, Green Bay’s F.U. Potential, and Atlanta’s Big Week With Peter Schrager and Rembert Browne

    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...

  • 2021 / 11 / 3
    A Two-Week NBA Check-in With Big Wos and Jake Paul on Changing Boxing and Influencer Culture

    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,...

  • 2021 / 11 / 1
    Welcome to Wonk Week! Plus: Backup QB Saviors, Pats Déjà Vu, and Week 9 Lines With Cousin Sal.

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 29
    Mobley Fever, LaMelo Advice, Brady’s MVP Run, and Pats-Chargers With J. Kyle Mann and Peter Schrager

    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,...

  • 2021 / 10 / 27
    Jokic vs. Walton, Tatum Advice, Ja’s Leap and NBA 75 Regrets With Bob Ryan and Justin Termine

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 25
    Are the Chiefs Dead? Plus: Unicorn Derrick Henry, the “Genius” Shanahan, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal.

    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,...

  • 2021 / 10 / 22
    NBA 75 Snubs, 2004 Lakers Flashbacks, Million Dollar Picks and Year of the Kebabs With J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager and David Chang.

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 20
    Lakers-Warriors, Simmons Suspended, Ayton’s Non-max, and Surging Cowboys With Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 18
    A Cowboys-Pats Holy Pod War. Plus Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal.

    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,...

  • 2021 / 10 / 15
    Dodgers Drama, Gruden’s Wreckage, Kyrie’s Soap Opera, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 13
    NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The West With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 13
    NBA Over/Unders, Part 1: The East With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 11
    Super Chargers, Bills-Chiefs, Ben vs. Geno, “Lucky” Boston, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 8
    Injured Russ, Bills-Chiefs, Jets Fuel, and the Best ‘Succession’ Episode, With Peter Schrager and Joanna RobinsonDraft Episode for Oct 08, 2021

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 6
    Red Sox Bliss, Luka’s 2022 Ceiling, and a Michael Keaton Interview | With Kevin Hench and Jonathan Tjarks

    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...

  • 2021 / 10 / 4
    Brady Beats Mac, Dallas Is for Real, and a Sox-Yanks Battle Looms, With Cousin Sal

    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,...

  • 2021 / 10 / 1
    Brady vs. Belichick With Seth Wickersham, Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    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...

  • 2021 / 9 / 29
    The NBA’s Vaccine Battle, 20 Years of ‘PTI,’ and Billy Crudup | With Derek Thompson and Bryan Curtis

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Atlantic's Derek Thompson to discuss NBA media day and vaccine hesitancy among some NBA players. They discuss how certain local mandates can prevent...

  • 2021 / 9 / 27
    Stafford’s Salvation, Big Ben’s Downfall, the Cocaine Cardinals and Guess the Lines Week 4 with Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 3. They cover the Packers’ last-second win over the 49ers, Rams-Buccaneers, the Chiefs’ second straight loss, Justin Tucker’s...

  • 2021 / 9 / 24
    Chiefs Doubts, Brady in L.A., Million-Dollar Picks, and Sox-Yanks With Peter Schrager and Bill’s Dad

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss some of the upcoming NFL games for the weekend and make their Million-Dollar Picks for Week 3 (3:22). Then Bill talks with his...

  • 2021 / 9 / 22
    A Zach Lowe–Jackie MacMullan Reunion on West Sleepers, Toughest Coaching Gigs, and Ben Simmons Options

    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...

  • 2021 / 9 / 20
    Lamar Jacks the Chiefs, the Kliff-Kyler Roller Coaster, and Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap NFL Week 2, including the Ravens' win in a shootout with the Chiefs, the Chargers’ loss to the Cowboys, the Titans’ comeback win against the...

  • 2021 / 9 / 17
    Red-Hot Million-Dollar Picks, the Mannings, and Fantasy Strategies With Peter Schrager, Bryan Curtis, and Craig Horlbeck

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss ESPN’s Peyton and Eli Manning 'Monday Night Football' broadcast and whether or not this is the future of broadcasting (1:48). Then Bill is joined...

  • 2021 / 9 / 15
    RIP, Norm Macdonald. Plus, the McCourty Twins and Bill’s Favorite Actor, Jon Bernthal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime friend Daniel Kellison to remember Norm Macdonald (4:40). Then Bill talks with Super Bowl champions Devin and Jason McCourty about about going head-to-head...

  • 2021 / 9 / 13
    Stinky Rodgers, Week 1 Overreactions, Guess the Lines, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their overreactions to NFL Week 1, including the Packers’ blowout loss to the Saints, the Texans’ surprisingly competitive play in their win...

  • 2021 / 9 / 10
    A Bucs-Cowboys Classic! Plus: Million-Dollar Picks and a Shocking Super Bowl Prediction With Peter Schrager

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Buccaneers narrowly beating the Cowboys in the NFL season opener (1:40), before he is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to go over some last-second...

  • 2021 / 9 / 8
    A 76ers Soap Opera, RIP Michael K. Williams, and Kanye’s Latest With Wosny Lambre, Joe House, and Van Lathan

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Joe House to discuss the increasingly strange situation in Philadelphia between the 76ers and Ben Simmons (2:25). Then Bill is joined by Van Lathan to...

  • 2021 / 9 / 6
    Part 1: AFC/NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

    Football is back! In Part 1 of a two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to run through expected win totals of every NFL team and make their over/under picks. Host: Bill...

  • 2021 / 9 / 6
    Part 2: Guess the Lines Week 1 and Best NFL Futures. Plus, Parent Corner With Cousin Sal.

    In Part 2 of a two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal for their 15th season of Guess the Lines! First they make some NFL futures picks (1:05), before they guess the lines...

  • 2021 / 9 / 3
    Peyton Manning, Mina Kimes, and Danny Kelly

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning to discuss his time in the NFL, AFC rivalries, today's rookie QBs, his new Monday Night Football...

  • 2021 / 9 / 1
    The Fantasy Football Mega-Preview Plus Mike O’Malley | With Matthew Berry, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry for their annual fantasy football preview. They discuss quarterback strategies in the new era of the NFL, front-runner fantasy offenses, some of...

  • 2021 / 8 / 30
    Part 2: NFL Sleepers and Grenades With Warren Sharp and Joe House

    It's Part 2 of a two-part Sunday-night podcast. The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Warren Sharp for their annual Sleepers and Grenades segment; they run through the teams they think could...

  • 2021 / 8 / 30
    Part 1: The Bryson Coaster, Plus NBA Over/Unders With Joe House

    In Part 1 of a two-part Sunday-night podcast The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the drama on the course at the BMW Championship between Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay, and the...

  • 2021 / 8 / 27
    NFL Future Bets, Windy City’s Fields, and ESPN’s Latest Drama With Mike Francesa, Jason Goff, and Jim Miller

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NY radio legend Mike Francesa to talk a little Red Sox and Yankees before running through some of their favorite NFL future bets (1:50). Then Bill talks with Jason Goff...

  • 2021 / 8 / 25
    Eight Possible Super Bowl Teams With Peter Schrager. Plus: 'Outer Banks' and Teen Patrol With Zoe Simmons

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss their way-too-early Super Bowl contenders, futures bets, sleeper teams, and more (2:15). Then Bill is joined by his daughter,...

  • 2021 / 8 / 23
    Notes From My Lazy Vacation. Plus Jackie MacMullan on Why She’s Retiring (and Lots More)

    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...

  • 2021 / 8 / 6
    USA-France, Disappearing Dame, Ben Simmons, the Knicks, and Fantasy FB Sleepers With Wosny Lambre, Joe House, and Craig Horlbeck

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre to talk about Team USA basketball, Damian Lillard’s disappointing performances, and international vs. American basketball rules, as well as...

  • 2021 / 8 / 4
    Ten Free Agency Questions on the Lavish Bulls, Comatose Celts, Reheated Heat, and More With Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss 10 lingering questions from free agency including if they liked what the Bulls have done, the Lakers' barrage of signings, their five favorite...

  • 2021 / 8 / 2
    Lowry to Miami? Plus: Lonzo’s Upside and the Rest of Free Agency Week With Jackie MacMullan

    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,...

  • 2021 / 7 / 30
    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 4: Winners + Losers With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss a long list of winners and losers from the first round of the NBA draft. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin...

  • 2021 / 7 / 30
    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 3: GSW Goes Young, Spurs Go Loco + Rest of Lottery With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss picks 7 through 15 of the NBA draft in real time! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Kyle...

  • 2021 / 7 / 30
    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 2: Cade to Detroit and 2 Semi-shockers in Top Six With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the first six picks in the 2021 NBA draft in real time, including surprising picks by the Thunder and the Raptors. Host:...

  • 2021 / 7 / 29
    NBA Draftapalooza, Part 1: Westbrook to the Lakers and Hield’s Trade Upside With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor before the start of the 2021 NBA draft to discuss the rumored Lakers-Wizards trade that would bring Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles,...

  • 2021 / 7 / 28
    Zion’s Murky NOLA Future With Justin Verrier. Plus, Kenny Smith on Giannis vs. Hakeem.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans, including recent acquisitions Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe heading to the Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, rumors of...

  • 2021 / 7 / 26
    An NBA Mock Draft War Room With Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the upcoming NBA draft. They run through the lottery teams, fake trades, sleepers, and more! Host: Bill...

  • 2021 / 7 / 23
    Matt Damon! Plus: Giannis Cards and COVID Confusion With Mike Gioseffi and Derek Thompson

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mike Gioseffi of The Ringer's 'Sports Cards Nonsense' podcast to discuss changes in the market for Giannis Antetokounmpo's rookie card following his first NBA...

  • 2021 / 7 / 21
    An Immortal Giannis Game and Milwaukee’s Title with Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks winning the NBA Finals! They discuss Giannis’s historic 50 points, legacy implications, winners and losers, Suns and Bucks offseason...

  • 2021 / 7 / 19
    Bucks on the Brink, Giannis vs. History, Finals Leaps, and NFL Bets With Joe House

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Bucks’ Game 5 Finals win over the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo's enthralling basketball journey, what the Suns need in order to pull off a Game 6...

  • 2021 / 7 / 16
    Previewing the Rest of the NBA Finals With Jackie MacMullan and Seerat Sohi

    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...

  • 2021 / 7 / 15
    Game 4 Overreactions, CP3’s Stinker, Kawhi Weirdness, and Draft Trades With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ Game 4 Finals win over the Suns, tying the series at 2-2 (1:25). They also hit on news of Kawhi Leonard’s injury (41:50), Team USA...

  • 2021 / 7 / 12
    The Giannis Leap, England’s Agony, and UFC 264 With Kevin O’Connor, Chris Ryan, and Kevin Clark

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Bucks’ Game 3 Finals win over the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s dominance on the court, speculative Finals scenarios, Team USA’s startling...

  • 2021 / 7 / 9
    Bucks in Trouble, McGregor’s Comeback, and a Yankees Eulogy With Ben Thompson, Ariel Helwani, and JackO

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by business/tech analyst and massive Bucks fan Ben Thompson to discuss the Suns’ Game 2 Finals win and the silver linings for Game 3 in Milwaukee (1:45). Then Bill talks to...

  • 2021 / 7 / 7
    Suns in Charge, Ayton Copycats, Ohtani Mania (?), and NBA Draft Stuff With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 1 Finals win over the Bucks, the Bucks’ adjustments, gauging Giannis’s injury, where Arizona in July ranks among the worst NBA...

  • 2021 / 7 / 2
    A Bucks-Hawks Blahfest, CP3’s Legacy Run, NBA Announcer Slumps, Replay Fixes + Summer Trades w/ Bryan Curtis and Chris Mannix

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on a superstar-less Bucks-Hawks Game 5 (3:00), before talking with The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis about sportscasting legend Marv Albert’s upcoming retirement, the...

  • 2021 / 6 / 30
    Giannis Goes Down With Big Wos and Chris Ryan, the Streaming Wars With Matthew Belloni, and Teen Culture Half-Year Awards With Zoe Simmons

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Chris Ryan to break down a wild Bucks-Hawks Game 4, including Giannis’s knee injury, the improbable success of the Trae-less Hawks, and predictions for...

  • 2021 / 6 / 28
    Part 2: Looming Bucks-Suns, Dame’s Next Move, and a Special Two-Man Combo Draft

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ Game 3 win over the Hawks, Khris Middleton’s fourth quarter, Trae Young’s injury, series...

  • 2021 / 6 / 28
    Part 1: Ayton’s Leap, Kawhi the Enigma, GSW Trades, and a 2018 Redraft With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 4 win over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton’s importance to the Suns’ success, the...

  • 2021 / 6 / 25
    The Comeback Clippers, Superstar Trae, and KD’s Brilliance With Seerat Sohi and Jackie MacMullan

    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...

  • 2021 / 6 / 23
    The Ayton-Oop, Round 3 Predictions, and NBA Lottery Reactions With Joe House, Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Wosny Lambre

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Suns’ Game 2 victory over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton's game-saving alley-oop, a slew of reviews that dragged out the end of the game, hope for...

  • 2021 / 6 / 21
    Part 2: Philly Chokes, Hawks Fever, and a Bucks-Nets Postmortem With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss another 76ers playoff exit as the Hawks win Game 7 to head to the Eastern Conference Finals. They...

  • 2021 / 6 / 21
    Part 1: Booker Torches L.A., the T-Mann Game, Gobert Issues, and a Kemba Trade With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns' Game 1 victory over the Clippers, Devin Booker's superior shot-making, speculation on Kawhi...

  • 2021 / 6 / 18
    Trae’s Breakout, Diva Luka, Bucks-Nets, a Ben Simmons Debate With Wosny Lambre and Marcus Thompson

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson to discuss the Bucks’ Game 6 win over the Nets, Khris Middleton's impressive night, and a look ahead to Game 7 in...

  • 2021 / 6 / 16
    The Durant Game With Chris Ryan. Plus Dallas Dysfunction and Clips-Jazz With Jonathan Tjarks.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss Kevin Durant’s incredible performance in the Nets’ Game 5 comeback win over the Bucks. They talk about Durant’s 49 points in 48 minutes, the Bucks’...

  • 2021 / 6 / 14
    Part 2: The Official CP3 Appreciation Pod With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns bouncing the Nuggets from the playoffs, why this Suns team is the perfect fit...

  • 2021 / 6 / 14
    Part 1: Unexpected Bucks-Nets Drama, Plus Top 40 Players Right Now With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nets’ Game 4 loss to the Bucks after Kyrie Irving was injured. Among their questions: Did the...

  • 2021 / 6 / 11
    Mitchell Magic, Bucks-Nets, Rodgers Trades + Loki With Wosny Lambre, Peter Schrager and Mallory Rubin

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Clippers' Game 2 loss to the Jazz, the Bucks' victory in a bizarre Game 3 vs. the Nets, the Hawks-76ers series, and more (3:00). Then Bill...

  • 2021 / 6 / 9
    Chuck Klosterman on Brooklyn’s Dominance, Fandom, Sports Fixes, and UFOs

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to discuss Damian Lillard’s future after another Trail Blazers playoff exit, how player movement has shaped today’s NBA, radical ideas to “fix”...

  • 2021 / 6 / 7
    Part 2: Logan Paul Survives, Milwaukee Advice, and Dame’s Future in Portland with Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match, as well as their shared interest in other obscure...

  • 2021 / 6 / 7
    Part 1: Kawhi’s Smackdown, Luka’s Next Move, and Trae Torches Philly With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Mavericks’ Game 7 loss to the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard’s two-way play, some highlights from the...

  • 2021 / 6 / 4
    A Lakers Eulogy, Suns of Anarchy, Joker’s Wild, and Round 2 Predictions With Seerat Sohi and J. Kyle Mann

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Seerat Sohi and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Lakers' Round 1 playoff exit at the hands of the uber-confident Suns, the Lakers offseason, the Suns’ Round 2 prospects, and...

  • 2021 / 6 / 2
    A Dame-Jokic Classic With Big Wos, and Big 3s and LeBron’s Evolution With Chris Bosh

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre of 'The Ringer NBA Show' to discuss the Nuggets’ double-overtime Game 5 win against the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard’s historic performance, and the...

  • 2021 / 5 / 31
    Part 2: L.A. Panic Button Reversal, Ayton’s Emergence + CP3 Predictions With Ryen Russillo

    In Part two of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs. They talk about the Clippers' Game 4 blowout win vs....

  • 2021 / 5 / 31
    Part 1: Scary Brooklyn, Trae's Leap, Milwaukee's Moment, and the Smart Conundrum With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. They talk about the Nets' shellacking of the Celtics...

  • 2021 / 5 / 28
    The Setting Suns, a Bucks-Nets Mega-Battle, and Winslet’s Great Career With Rob Mahoney, Kyle Mann and Wesley Morris

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kyle Mann and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Lakers’ Game 3 win over the Suns, the Nuggets’ win over the Trail Blazers bringing the series to 2-1, another Bucks blowout win...

  • 2021 / 5 / 26
    Luka! Plus: The Bucks and Big Tech Craziness With Ben Thompson. Plus: Three Decades of Counting Crows With Adam Duritz.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on another stellar Luka Doncic performance in the Mavericks' Game 2 win over the Clippers, putting the Mavericks up 2-0 on the series (2:45). Then Bill talks to...

  • 2021 / 5 / 24
    Part 2: The Panic Battle of LA, Sleeper Memphis, Plus More West Overreactions With Ryen Russillo

    In Part two of the Sunday night podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Grizzlies' win over the Jazz in Game 1 (2:00), the Lakers losing their first game to the Suns...

  • 2021 / 5 / 24
    Part 1: Trae Grows Up, MSG’s Revival, Milwaukee’s Must-Win, and a Properly Paid Tobias With Ryen Russillo (and a Sean Fennessey Cameo)

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 NBA playoff basketball! In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Sean Fennessey makes a cameo to discuss the Knicks' Game 1 loss to the Hawks...

  • 2021 / 5 / 21
    Is Curry a Pantheon Guy? Plus: Knicks + Lakers Predictions With Dave Jacoby and Alan Yang

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons makes the case for Stephen Curry to crack the Basketball Pantheon (3:00), before talking to ESPN’s David Jacoby about the 4-seed New York Knicks! They discuss the upcoming...

  • 2021 / 5 / 19
    Tatum’s 50 and PGA Picks With Joe House, Plus Dirk Nowitzki on Jokic, Luka, 2011, and Much More

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Wizards’ loss to the Celtics in the play-in tournament, Jayson Tatum’s 50-point game, the anticipated Lakers-Warriors matchup, most fun play-in...

  • 2021 / 5 / 17
    Part 2: Tankapalooza 2021, Western Predictions, and All-NBA Picks With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers' loss to the Thunder, which locked them into a first-round series with the Mavericks. They discuss...

  • 2021 / 5 / 17
    Part 1: Warriors-Lakers, Philly-Brooklyn, Milwaukee’s Burden, and the DOA Celtics With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors’ win over the Grizzlies, the play-in tournament, and the anticipated Lakers vs. Warriors matchup....

  • 2021 / 5 / 14
    A Big NBA Weekend With Jackie MacMullan, NFL Schedule Chicanery With Warren Sharp, and Andrew McCarthy on '80s-Movies Stardom

    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”...

  • 2021 / 5 / 12
    The NBA’s Next Generation With Wosny Lambre, Vaccine Hesitancy With Derek Thompson, and Sharon Stone’s First Appearance

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the new generation of NBA stars, fans of teams vs. fans of players, favorite and least favorite NBA players, and more (2:45). Then Bill talks...

  • 2021 / 5 / 10
    A Westbrook Debate, NBA Sleepers, Unbreakable Records, and LaMelo Sliding Doors With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss NBA playoff seeding and Round 1 sleeper teams (2:45), Russell Westbrook tying Oscar Robertson’s record for the most triple-doubles in NBA...

  • 2021 / 5 / 7
    Best NBA Late-Season Story Lines, Plus Theo Epstein’s First Appearance

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons runs through the biggest subplots to watch heading into the NBA playoffs (2:45) before talking to three-time World Series champion baseball executive Theo Epstein about bringing the...

  • 2021 / 5 / 5
    A Full-Fledged Jokic-Gasm With Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann. Plus, Jake Tapper on Post-Trump TV Life.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann to discuss Nikola Jokic's MVP-caliber play, his presence on the court, the Nuggets' playoff hopes without Jamal Murray, the era of...

  • 2021 / 5 / 3
    All-NBA Arguments, Milwaukee’s Best, CP3 Groundhog Day, and a Rodgers Intervention With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Milwaukee Bucks' statement win against the Brooklyn Nets, how the Lakers' seeding could shake things up for Round 1, scariest possible...

  • 2021 / 4 / 30
    A Wild NFL Draft, Rodgers Drama, and a Big Mac Fest With Warren Sharp, Kevin Hench, and Bill’s Dad

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Warren Sharp of NBC Sports and Sharp Football Analysis to discuss an exciting first round of the NFL draft. They discuss the 49ers drafting Trey Lance third overall, the...

  • 2021 / 4 / 28
    NFL Draft Predictions With Peter Schrager and Police Reform 2021 With DeRay Mckesson

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Fox and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss the upcoming NFL draft including what the 49ers will do with the third overall pick, rumors of quarterback Justin Fields...

  • 2021 / 4 / 26
    Best NBA Future Bets + a 2021 Oscars Review With Joe House and Wesley Morris

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Joe House about Russell Westbrook’s revival and the surging Wizards, Eastern Conference play-in game scenarios, the disappointing Celtics season, the Porzingis problem in...

  • 2021 / 4 / 23
    Dana White Returns, Plus Knicks Fever With J. Kyle Mann and Bananas vs. CT With Dave Jacoby

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Knicks’ win streak, the superb play of Julius Randle, playoff scenarios, and more (3:20). Then Bill talks with UFC president Dana White about...

  • 2021 / 4 / 21
    2021 Steph vs. 2006 Kobe, the NEW Warriors Fans, and SuperLeague Soccer Hijinks With Marcus Thompson, Logan Murdock, and Chris Ryan

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock and The Athletic's Marcus Thompson to discuss Steph Curry's incredible stretch of basketball, the parallels between Steph's current season and Kobe...

  • 2021 / 4 / 19
    Curry’s Re-Apex, Jokic/Embiid Debates, Play-in Drama, and Draft Quarterbacks With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss this recent stretch of NBA games without superstars like Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Jimmy Butler. They also...

  • 2021 / 4 / 15
    Part 2: The Mysterious 49ers, NFL Draft Props, and Washington’s Sleeper-dom With Warren Sharp

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Warren Sharp to discuss quarterback Justin Fields's draft stock seemingly dropping, what the 49ers will do with the third pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Dolphins'...

  • 2021 / 4 / 15
    Part 1: The Reeling Nuggets, Embiid’s MVP Case, and CP3’s Journey With Jackie MacMullan

    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,...

  • 2021 / 4 / 12
    2021 Masters and 'WrestleMania 37' Overreactions With Kevin Clark and David Shoemaker

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the 2021 Masters Tournament (7:45) and the upcoming NFL draft (39:15). Then Bill talks with David Shoemaker immediately after the conclusion of...

  • 2021 / 4 / 9
    The Case for Phoenix, Plus Stephanie McMahon on All Things WWE

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the title-contending Phoenix Suns (3:00) before talking with WWE's chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon about the importance of the first 'WrestleMania,' the...

  • 2021 / 4 / 7
    Fields to the Pats? Plus Masters Bets and David Alan Grier | With Danny Kelly and Joe House

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly to discuss the Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Panthers, as well as who wants to trade for the Dolphins’ sixth overall pick, who’s at the top of Danny’s...

  • 2021 / 4 / 5
    The Suggs Game, Bad Lakers Omens, Rookie of the Year Sadness, and Post-Vaccine Life With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Stanford beating Arizona in the women’s NCAA championship, Jalen Suggs’s dagger 3-point shot to defeat UCLA in the men's Final Four, a great...

  • 2021 / 4 / 1
    A New York Sports Renaissance With John Jastremski. Plus, Kenan Thompson (Finally!)

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with new Ringer addition John Jastremski about New York sports including the start of (a full-length) baseball season, the competent New York Knicks, the juggernaut Brooklyn...

  • 2021 / 3 / 30
    NBA Buyout Mania, Brooklyn’s Destiny, and the State of Boston Sports With Raja Bell and Kevin Hench

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss how they feel about trade deadline deals after the weekend, the bizarre NBA buyout rules, Andre Drummond’s fit on the Lakers, James Harden’s MVP...

  • 2021 / 3 / 25
    NBA Trade Deadline, Part 4: Winners & Losers With Ryen Russillo and Jackie MacMullan

    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...

  • 2021 / 3 / 25
    NBA Trade Deadline, Part 3: Last-Minute Deals With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    In Part 3 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor to discuss the final minutes leading up to deadline, including JJ Redick...

  • 2021 / 3 / 25
    NBA Trade Deadline, Part 2: Lakers, Lowry, Pelicans With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    In Part 2 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Raptors trading Norman Powell to the Trail Blazers for Gary Trent and Rodney...

  • 2021 / 3 / 25
    NBA Trade Deadline, Part 1: Orlando’s Big Day With Ryen Russillo and Kevin Clark

    In Part 1 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Orlando Magic fan Kevin Clark to discuss Orlando's rebuild; the team trading Aaron Gordon...

  • 2021 / 3 / 24
    RIP, Elgin Baylor. Plus: Giannis Stories and Alexis Ohanian | With Mirin Fader

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons remembers the late Elgin Baylor (2:50) before talking with The Ringer’s Mirin Fader about her upcoming book ‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP’ (19:30). Finally Bill talks...

  • 2021 / 3 / 22
    Cade's Ceiling, LeBron Injury Ripples, Trade Talk, and Poku Corner With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss top NBA draft prospect Cade Cunningham after Oklahoma State's loss to Oregon State in the NCAA tournament (2:30), LeBron James's ankle sprain...

  • 2021 / 3 / 19
    Matt James on ‘The Bachelor’ Behind the Scenes, Plus Joe House on Desperate NBA Teams and March Madness

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Matt James of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise to discuss his season, expectations vs. reality, dealing with real feelings during a public controversy, being "unplugged" from...

  • 2021 / 3 / 17
    Belichick’s Spending Spree, Embiid’s Lost MVP, and ‘Beartown’ With Mina Kimes and Chris Ryan

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes to discuss the Patriots’ massive free-agency spending, contracts with “voidable years,” the Bears signing QB Andy Dalton, questions surrounding Deshaun...

  • 2021 / 3 / 12
    NBA Chatter With Jackie MacMullan, Plus a 2021 Oscars Breakdown With Wesley Morris

    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...

  • 2021 / 3 / 10
    Best Dak Takes, Sports Media Trends, and 'The Bachelor' Controversy With Bryan Curtis and Rachel Lindsay

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss the media coverage of Dak Prescott and the Cowboys in the past couple years, the upcoming massive NFL television rights deal, Meghan Markle and...

  • 2021 / 3 / 8
    All-Star Reactions, Brooklyn Blake and Trade Deadline Predictions With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a condensed NBA All-Star Weekend; They talk about the All-Star Game, the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest, along with some All-Star storylines...

  • 2021 / 3 / 5
    Embiid for MVP, Tiger’s Future, Taylor Swift, and ‘Boogie’ With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Eddie Huang

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to revisit the NBA MVP discussion and Joel Embiid. They talk MVP odds and some predictions for after the All-Star break (3:00). Then Bill and House are joined...

  • 2021 / 3 / 1
    All That Jazz, Trae Young’s Path, Trade Rumors, and Teen Patrol With Jackie MacMullan and Zoe Simmons

    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...

  • 2021 / 2 / 26
    NBA League Pass Fun Rankings With Zach Lowe

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss NBA All-Star snubs, the most fun NBA League Pass teams, top NBA crunch-time players, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

  • 2021 / 2 / 24
    Tiger’s Accident, Watson Trades, COVID and Common Sense, and NYC’s Future With Kevin Clark and Derek Thompson

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss Tiger Woods following the news of the golf star's car accident (2:30), before they revisit the market for Deshaun Watson and make up some fake...

  • 2021 / 2 / 22
    A Clippers Conundrum, LeBron MVP Myths, Kyrie’s Resurgence,  and the Ref Review Crisis With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nets’ win over the Clippers, Brooklyn’s road-trip win streak, and the Clippers' playoff implications (2:00). They test pilot a new segment...

  • 2021 / 2 / 19
    Dame vs. Curry, NFL Draft QBs, and Flea on the Lakers With Chris Haynes and Danny Kelly

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports and TNT to discuss the Brooklyn Nets, the Jazz's ceiling, NBA trade rumors, Steph Curry vs. Damian Lillard, covering the 2020 NBA playoffs,...

  • 2021 / 2 / 16
    Charles Barkley on Ben Simmons, Zion’s Flaws, the Center Revolution, Adam Silver, and the Nets vs. the Lakers

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA legend and analyst Charles Barkley to discuss Draymond Green's comments on the Cavaliers and Andre Drummond, Barkley getting traded to the Suns in 1992, learning...

  • 2021 / 2 / 15
    Celtics Panic and All-Star Arguments Galore With Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Celtics' underwhelming 13-13 season and what Boston can do to turn it around (2:30) before discussing their NBA All-Star ballots for the...

  • 2021 / 2 / 12
    State of Zion, Sleeper Suns, Clubhouse’s Ceiling, and Brady’s Last Laugh With Rob Mahoney, Nathan Hubbard, and Seth Wickersham

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson after playing in almost 50 career NBA games, the exciting Phoenix Suns, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks...

  • 2021 / 2 / 10
    Super Bowl Lessons and Super-duper-star Steph 2.0 With Kevin Clark and Logan Murdock

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the Buccaneers' Super Bowl victory, Tampa Bay’s coaching, upcoming free agents, the NFL salary cap, the QB carousel, and more (3:00). Then Bill...

  • 2021 / 2 / 8
    All Hail Tompa Bay, Plus 2022 Best NFL Bets With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' victory over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win, what went wrong for the Chiefs, review the prop bets,...

  • 2021 / 2 / 5
    The Case for Tompa and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager. Plus: Casey Affleck on Sports Movies.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Fox and NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the looming QB carousel in the NFL, a Super Bowl preview, and Bill’s Million-Dollar NFL Picks for Super Bowl LV (3:00)....

  • 2021 / 2 / 3
    Brooklyn Bliss, Draymond’s Dip, and CJ McCollum Stops By

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Nets’ win over the Clippers and the Warriors’ loss to the Celtics (2:30) before talking with Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum about his tenure in Portland,...

  • 2021 / 2 / 1
    Best Super Bowl Props, Plus Sal-a-Palooza 2021 With Cousin Sal and Surprise Guests

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and an assortment of surprise guests to discuss Super Bowl prop bets, tell stories, and celebrate Sal’s new book. 'You Can't Lose Them All: Tales of a...

  • 2021 / 1 / 29
    Best Beal Trades, the GameStop Scandal, and Super Bowl Talk With Joe House, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Jamal Adams

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss potential trades for Bradley Beal in the wake of what is shaping up to be a dismal season for the Washington Wizards (3:00). Then Bill is joined by...

  • 2021 / 1 / 27
    Best NBA Unicorns, Plus Sports Card Boom 3.0 With Kevin O’Connor and Mike Gioseffi

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss NBA "unicorns" past and present, as well as the unusually high number of unicorns in today's NBA, including LeBron James, Giannis...

  • 2021 / 1 / 25
    The Mahomes-Brady Bowl, Conflicted Pats Fans, and Playoff Rodgers With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' win over the Packers in Lambeau Field, sending Tom Brady to his 10th Super Bowl; as well as the Chiefs' victory over the Bills,...

  • 2021 / 1 / 22
    Jimmy Kimmel, Plus Red-Hot Million Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jimmy Kimmel to discuss Cousin Sal’s new book, ‘You Can't Lose Them All: Tales of a Degenerate Gambler and His Ridiculous Friends,’ what the end of the Trump presidency...

  • 2021 / 1 / 19
    Brooklyn’s Ceiling, Brady vs. Boston Fans, 'The Bachelor,' and Taylor Swift With Jackie MacMullan and Nora Princiotti

    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...

  • 2021 / 1 / 18
    The Henne Game, Brady Over Brees, Most Fun Super Bowl Possibilities, and Round 3 Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the nail-biter between the Chiefs and the Browns, the Buccaneers' win over the Saints, Ravens-Bills, and Packers-Rams (2:00), before guessing the...

  • 2021 / 1 / 15
    Harden Trade 2.0, Brady’s Big Chance, and NFL Playoff Picks With Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some more thoughts one day removed from the James Harden trade (2:00) before talking with Fox and NFL Network's Peter Schrager about all four upcoming NFL divisional-round...

  • 2021 / 1 / 12
    LeBron’s MVP Run, LaMelo’s Leap, Steph’s F.U. Tour, and the NBA's COVID Issues With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about the NBA board of governors meeting to discuss COVID-19 protocols (2:00) before evaluating LeBron's case for MVP (20:30), speculating on which...

  • 2021 / 1 / 11
    Browns Fever, Lamar’s Revenge, the Sleeper Rams, and Round 2 Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss all six wild-card games (2:00) before guessing the lines for Round 2 of the NFL playoffs (59:00). They close the show with Parent Corner...

  • 2021 / 1 / 8
    The Resurgent Knicks and NFL Playoff Picks With Mike Breen and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by broadcaster Mike Breen to talk about an optimistic start to the Knicks season, tales from the broadcast booth, and more (3:30). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of...

  • 2021 / 1 / 6
    NFL Playoff Sleepers and 'Cobra Kai' Season 3 With Warren Sharp and Shea Serrano

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Warren Sharp of 'The Ringer NFL Show' to discuss the AFC and NFC wild-card matchups, playoff sleepers, future bets, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Shea Serrano...

  • 2021 / 1 / 4
    Philly’s Disgrace, Buffalo’s Ceiling, and Round 1 Playoff Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles’ puzzling loss to the Washington Football Team, the Dolphins’ loss to the Bills, the Browns finally making the playoffs after beating...

  • 2020 / 12 / 31
    A Bucs-Bills Super Bowl, Week 17 Bets, and 2020 Teen Culture Awards With Peter Schrager and Zoe Simmons

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Fox and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss NFC championship odds, the most fun playoff scenarios, the upcoming NFL coaching carousel, and more (3:00). Then Bill...

  • 2020 / 12 / 30
    Week 1 NBA Notes. Plus, NBA Then and Now With Jackie MacMullan and Bob Ryan

    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...

  • 2020 / 12 / 28
    Dallas Ain’t Dead! Plus: MVP Rodgers, Tua Troubles, Goff Flops and Playoff Scenarios With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the many different NFL playoffs scenarios that could lie ahead, as well as some Week 16 games, including the Cowboys' win over the Eagles, the...

  • 2020 / 12 / 25
    William Zabka on 'Cobra Kai,' and a 2020 Sports Repodders Recap With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some early NBA reactions before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 16 (3:00), before he is joined by actor William Zabka to discuss Season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai.’ They...

  • 2020 / 12 / 22
    The 2021 NBA Over/Under Mega Preview With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House on the eve of the 2020-21 NBA season for the annual NBA over/unders podcast. They make their picks for win totals in both the Eastern (2:00)...

  • 2020 / 12 / 21
    The Jets Win! (No!!!) Plus: MVP Watch, Hurts vs. Murray, and the Parlay Murderer With Cousin Sal and Sean Fennessey

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Sean Fennessey to briefly discuss the Jets' win over the Rams, possibly ruining their "Tank for Trevor" campaign (2:30) before Bill and Sal recap the rest...

  • 2020 / 12 / 17
    The Future of Sports With Barack Obama and Bakari Sellers. Plus, Million Dollar Picks Week 15.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bakari Sellers and 44th president of the United States Barack Obama to discuss conferring with NBA players in the Orlando bubble during the wildcat strike, athletes...

  • 2020 / 12 / 15
    Giannis Stays! Plus: Mark Cuban on Luka’s Ceiling, NBA Bubble Lessons, and Dirk as Dallas’s Sports GOAT.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Giannis's signing the supermax contract to stay in Milwaukee, and all the winners (there's more than you'd think) that result (2:30). Then, he talks to Dallas...

  • 2020 / 12 / 14
    Bills vs. Steelers, Hurts vs. Wentz, Tua vs. Mahomes, and the First Puppy Weekend With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bills' win over the Steelers that shook up the AFC playoffs standings, the Chiefs' win over the Dolphins, Cardinals-Giants, Saints-Eagles,...

  • 2020 / 12 / 9
    The Unhappy NBA Star Era, 2020 New York Sports, and MTV’s 'The Challenge' With John Jastremski and Dave Jacoby

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on James Harden wanting out of Houston, as well as some history behind the unhappy NBA star era (2:30), before talking to John Jastremski from WFAN radio about...

  • 2020 / 12 / 7
    The Bizarro Browns, Frisky Giants, Zombie Pats, and Bad-News Jets With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Browns’ decisive win over the Titans, the Broncos losing a close game to the Chiefs, Rams-Cardinals, the Jets barely keeping their 0-16 season...

  • 2020 / 12 / 4
    Harden’s Next Team, Westbrook the Wizard, and Pittsburgh’s 19-0 Quest With Joe House and Ryan Shazier

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on James Harden's next team, the only two serious contenders in the Harden sweepstakes, and how the deal can get done (3:00). Then Bill talks with Joe House about...

  • 2020 / 12 / 2
    Tony Kornheiser and Dave Chang

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser to discuss the NFL’s approach to dealing with COVID-19, the evolution of sports coverage, 20 years of ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ Patrick Mahomes,...

  • 2020 / 11 / 30
    NFL COVID Woes, Giants Fever, Tyson-Jones, and Thanksgiving Shenanigans With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Saints' win over the QB-less Broncos, the Falcons' shellacking of the Raiders, the Rams' loss to the 49ers, plus Chiefs-Buccaneers,...

  • 2020 / 11 / 27
    Brady’s Troubles + Herbert’s Ascent With Tony Romo. Plus the John Belushi doc With Jim Miller.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Tony Romo to discuss his post-NFL career, Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, how limited fan attendance can work to a defense’s advantage, Tua Tagovailoa, Lamar Jackson, Justin...

  • 2020 / 11 / 24
    Did the Lakers Scare Everyone Away? Was Detroit Drunk? Plus, More NBA Questions With Jackie MacMullan

    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...

  • 2020 / 11 / 23
    Hayward Flees Boston, MVP Mahomes, the NFC Least and #FreeHerbert With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Gordon Hayward turning down his $34 million player option to become a free agent, ultimately ending up on the Charlotte Hornets (2:00). Then Bill is joined by...

  • 2020 / 11 / 20
    The Unlucky Warriors, Harden’s Next Move and the Semi-Resurgent Pats With Kevin O’Connor and Nora Princiotti

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss Klay Thompson's season-ending injury, an open NBA investigation involving the Bucks-Kings trade, Gordon Hayward opting out of his contract with...

  • 2020 / 11 / 17
    The Harden Dilemma 2.0, Milwaukee’s Big Move, and CP3 to Phoenix With Raja Bell and Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Raja Bell to discuss James Harden’s desire to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets (2:00). Then, Bill and Ryen talk about the Bucks acquiring Jrue Holiday...

  • 2020 / 11 / 16
    Hail Murray, Harden to Brooklyn (?), Heart Attack QBs, and the Zombie Pats With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to briefly discuss rumors of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets before talking about the Patriots' win over the Ravens during a downpour in Foxborough. They...

  • 2020 / 11 / 13
    Westbrook Trades, NFL Playoff Futures and RIP Alex Trebek With Kevin Clark and Claire McNear

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his NBA predictions (3:00). Then he is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the NFC and NFL playoff odds before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (26:00)....

  • 2020 / 11 / 11
    Tommy Heinsohn Memories and Fantasy Football Half-Season MVPs with Bill’s Dad and Matthew Berry

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad to remember the late Tommy Heinsohn (3:00) before he is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry to take a look at the fantasy football season including boom and busts,...

  • 2020 / 11 / 9
    Tua!!! Plus: Tampa’s No-Show, the Weirdo NFC + 2020 Election Bad Beats With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss NFL Week 9, including an electrifying battle between Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray in the Dolphins' win over the Cardinals,...

  • 2020 / 11 / 6
    Burrow vs. Herbert, Ravens Concerns, Seattle’s Ceiling, and Trump’s Big Meltdown With Mina Kimes and JackO

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes to discuss rookie QBs Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Tua Tagovailoa; run through Bill's NFL QB tiers; and make some Million-Dollar NFL Picks (2:30)...

  • 2020 / 11 / 4
    The NBA’s Murky Future and Best Streaming TV/Movies With Ryen Russillo and Wesley Morris

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the looming start date for the 2020-21 NBA season, the possibility of rewriting the CBA, the upcoming NBA draft, and more (3:00). Then Bill...

  • 2020 / 11 / 2
    The 7-0 (?!?) Steelers, Shakiest Good QBs, Mid-Season MVPs & the Sleeper Dolphins With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 8, including the Steelers winning another intense showdown with the Ravens, Dalvin Cook and the Vikings running over the Packers,...

  • 2020 / 10 / 30
    Dork Elvis to Philly, Shorting the Pats, Masters Odds, and 2020 Election Guesses With Joe House, Bakari Sellers, and Harry Enten

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Daryl Morey becoming the new president of basketball operations for the 76ers, how he'll pair with new head coach Doc Rivers, and trade speculations...

  • 2020 / 10 / 28
    The Blake Snell WTF Game, Mookie’s Second Title, and NBA Draft Trades With CC Sabathia and Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by CC Sabathia to talk about the Dodgers winning the World Series. They discuss Kevin Cash's controversial decision to pull Blake Snell, the electric energy Mookie Betts...

  • 2020 / 10 / 26
    Kyler vs. Russ, Rookie QB Stars, Pittsburgh’s Ceiling, and the Putrid Pats With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss what's shaping up to be an exciting World Series, before recapping some NFL Week 7 games, including the Cardinals' overtime win against the...

  • 2020 / 10 / 23
    Best NFL Teams, Football GOATs, and Week 7 Picks With Howie Long and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Super Bowl champion and longtime NFL analyst Howie Long to discuss Tom Brady's Buccaneers finding their equilibrium, Dak Prescott's injury, top NFL defenses, the...

  • 2020 / 10 / 21
    Beating the Lakers, Rondo’s Revival, Atlanta’s Sports Torture, and Trump’s Last Stand With Jackie MacMullan, Rembert Browne, and JackO

    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...

  • 2020 / 10 / 19
    Tampa Bay's 2020 Takeover, New Gambling Rules, the Hopeless Jets, and Mookie's Moment With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk about the L.A. Dodgers winning the NLCS vs. the Atlanta Braves, a Dodgers-Rays World Series, and more. Then they discuss NFL Week 6 games, including...

  • 2020 / 10 / 16
    Deep Thoughts w/ Russell Wilson, Plus Daryl Morey’s Exit, NFL Picks + Cooper Raiff of ‘Sh*thouse’

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some thoughts on Daryl Morey's resignation from the Rockets, before he is joined by Super Bowl champion and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to discuss the nail-biter...

  • 2020 / 10 / 14
    Lakers/LeBron/Bubble Stories with Jared Dudley and Ryen Russillo. Plus a 2021 NBA Free Agency Primer

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and 2020 NBA champion Jared Dudley to discuss the Lakers' title win, how it felt to leave the NBA bubble, LeBron stories, appreciating Rajon Rondo, the...

  • 2020 / 10 / 12
    Bubble King James, Dak Goes Down, NBA 2021 Futures, 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 Lakers' 2020 NBA Finals victory, another boost to the LeBron James legacy, NBA 2021 title odds, the official success of the NBA...

  • 2020 / 10 / 9
    NBA Mount GOATmore and Best 21st-Century Teams With Zach Lowe, Plus Brady’s Brainfart and Million Dollar Picks

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to talk about the Heat-Lakers NBA Finals series and the upcoming Game 5, speculate about Finals MVP, perhaps end the NBA GOAT debate once and for all,...

  • 2020 / 10 / 7
    A 12th L.A. Lakers Title and Remembering Eddie Van Halen with Ryen Russillo and Chuck Klosterman

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a hard-fought Lakers win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Lakers' role players stepping up, Jimmy Butler’s ascension to a “top-10 guy,” superb...

  • 2020 / 10 / 5
    Butler Saves Miami, Fantasy F.B. In Flux, The NFC Least & Quarter-Season MVP’s with The Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Jimmy Butler willing the Heat to a win over the Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. They also recap NFL Week 4, including the Cowboys' 49-38 loss...

  • 2020 / 10 / 2
    The Cruising Lakers, Heat Culture, Lamar’s Kryptonite, and Tampa’s Gambling Hook With Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, Mallory Rubin, Nora Princiotti, and Joe House

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Stugotz of 'The Dan Le Batard Show' to discuss the Miami Heat’s rough start to the NBA Finals, the Heat’s depleted roster, Finals MVP speculation, the city of...

  • 2020 / 9 / 30
    Miami’s Upset Potential, Clippers Chaos, the Villainous Astros, and MLB Bubble Playoff Picks With Jackie MacMullan and CC Sabathia

    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...

  • 2020 / 9 / 28
    Miami vs. LeBron, Trubisky’s Farewell, a Pissed-Off Rodgers and Lots of Falcon Poop with Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Celtics getting bounced out of the playoffs, a Heat-Lakers NBA Finals, finals gambling odds, and more (2:03). Then they discuss Sunday's NFL...

  • 2020 / 9 / 25
    LeBron 4.0, Miami’s Herro Complex, Harden for Embiid (?) Plus Week 3 NFL Picks with Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Lakers win over the Nuggets in game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, officiating LeBron James, the Celtics struggling vs the Heat's zone...

  • 2020 / 9 / 23
    The LeBron-Davis Tandem, Denver’s Big Rally, Desus & Mero, and Jeff Daniels

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Nuggets' comeback win in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals vs. the Lakers, as well as the player combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis and...

  • 2020 / 9 / 21
    Russ vs. Cam, Atlanta’s Pain, Murray’s Leap, the Annoying Lakers, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a nail-biter between the Seahawks and the Patriots, a miracle comeback by the Cowboys against the Falcons, the Chief’s overtime win vs. the...

  • 2020 / 9 / 18
    Boston’s Flop, Riley’s Genius and Denver’s Cinderella Story with Jackie MacMullan, Plus Shorting the Jets

    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...

  • 2020 / 9 / 16
    The Great Jokic, a Total Clipocalypse, Panic Trades, and Kemba Search Parties with Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers collapse in game seven of of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Nuggets, where this game ranks among historic playoff...

  • 2020 / 9 / 14
    Cam Thrives, Brady Flounders, Best NFL Overreactions, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' gut-wrenching loss to the Rams, no-fan football, trouble in Tompa Bay, gambling disasters, the Bears' comeback win, Cam Newton's...

  • 2020 / 9 / 11
    The Scarier Chiefs, Week 1 NFL Picks, Kyle “The Villain” Lowry, and Coach Steve Nash With Raja Bell

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and the NFL season opener in which the Chiefs rolled the Texans, before kicking off Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (3:35). Then Bill is...

  • 2020 / 9 / 9
    Playoff Rondo, Tompa Bay, NFL Sleepers, and Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and Celtics-Raptors (2:53) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Bill’s favorite storylines heading into the NFL season (17:22). Then...

  • 2020 / 9 / 7
    A Giannis Dilemma, Butler’s Alpha Destiny, the Too-Cool Clips, Kyle Lowry, and Homer Corner With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ playoff turmoil, whether Giannis will re-sign with the Bucks, the Heat’s rising playoffs expectations, Clippers-Nuggets,...

  • 2020 / 9 / 4
    Featuring Andre Iguodala, Van Lathan, and Bakari Sellers. Plus: RIP, Tom Seaver.

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Raptors' last-second victory over the Boston Celtics to bring the series to 2-1, as well as the Rockets' Game 7 against the Thunder (1:13). Then Bill is joined by 3x...

  • 2020 / 9 / 2
    Denver Lives, Harden vs. CP3, and Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Preview | With Joe House

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Joe House about the Utah Jazz exiting the NBA playoffs in a Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets, James Harden's "disappearance" during Rockets-Thunder Game 6, and the...

  • 2020 / 8 / 31
    Murray Magic, Boston’s Ceiling, Harden’s Big Chance, and Parent Corner With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the stunning Jamal Murray performance that has forced a Nuggets-Jazz Game 7, NBA players’ strides in working toward social justice, the...

  • 2020 / 8 / 29
    Chadwick Boseman (Nov. 2019 Interview)

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons sat down with actor Chadwick Boseman to talk about sports movies, making biopics, '42,' 'Draft Day,' 'Black Panther,' '21 Bridges,' NFL, NBA, and more. Learn more about your ad...

  • 2020 / 8 / 28
    The NBA Makes History and Discussions With DeRay Mckesson, Chris Mannix, and Chiney Ogwumike

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by civil rights activist and podcaster DeRay Mckesson to discuss the great strides made by Campaign Zero in police reform, the NBA players’ decision to pause the playoffs...

  • 2020 / 8 / 26
    Clippers Revenge, Houston’s Dilemma, Simmons Trades, and Seth Meyers Returns, With Logan Murdock, Raja Bell, and Jonathan Tjarks

    The Ringer’s Raja Bell and Logan Murdock react to the Clippers’ merciless win over the Mavericks, some heated exchanges on the court, Paul George’s postgame comments about being “checked out” in the bubble,...

  • 2020 / 8 / 24
    Luka Legend, Sorry Sixers, Embiid Trades, and Denver’s Future With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Luka Doncic and the Mavericks' win over the Clippers, tying the series at 2-2; the 76ers getting swept by the Celtics in another disappointing...

  • 2020 / 8 / 21
    NBA Lottery Winners, GSW’s Next Move, Philly’s Slide, Cam Newton and Taylor Swift with Raja Bell, Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo and Nora Princiotti

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell, Ryen Russillo, and Kevin O’Connor discuss Tuesday first few days of NBA playoff basketball, and some of the top draft prospects, before reacting to the 2021...

  • 2020 / 8 / 19
    Lakers Panic and NBA Playoff Overreactions With Joe House, Plus Triple H on the WWE’s Crazy 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House fresh off of the Lakers' Round 1 loss to the Trail Blazers. They also discuss Bucks-Magic, Celtics-76ers, Heat-Pacers, Rockets-Thunder, Game 2 gambling odds,...

  • 2020 / 8 / 17
    The 25 Most Intriguing NBA Playoff People With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA’s delightful play-in game format for the bottom NBA playoff seeds (2:30). Then Bill shares his list of the 25 most intriguing people in...

  • 2020 / 8 / 14
    Dame vs. Iverson and Embiid’s Inconsistency With Raja Bell, Plus JackO on Altuve, the Yankees, and VP Kamala Harris

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the ferocity of Damian Lillard’s game, stories from playing with Allen Iverson and Steve Nash, what a Lakers–Trail Blazers Round 1 playoff series...

  • 2020 / 8 / 12
    A Crazy NFL Season With Kevin Clark, Plus Jim Belushi on Cannabis, SNL, and His Legendary Brother, John

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss an unprecedented NFL season, the NFL draft, college coaches potentially signing on as consultants, the possibility of regular-season games...

  • 2020 / 8 / 10
    Luka vs Larry, No CFB, Another "Next Tiger," and Dame vs. PG With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the increasingly grim outlook for college football in 2020 (2:20) and Collin Morikawa winning the PGA championship (18:10). They also discuss...

  • 2020 / 8 / 7
    Blazermania, the Snakebit Sixers, PGA Championship Notes With Joe House, Plus: Hannibal Buress

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the surging Trail Blazers, who beat the Nuggets and Rockets in their last two games. They also discuss “wild-card guys,” including Michael Porter...

  • 2020 / 8 / 5
    Steve Kerr on Bubble Ball, Golden State’s Gap Year, and ‘The Last Dance.’ Plus: Nathan Hubbard on Golf and Taylor Swift.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Warriors head coach Steve Kerr about the NBA restart, the evolution of basketball, the Warriors' (much needed) break from the NBA playoffs, scouting for the NBA draft...

  • 2020 / 8 / 3
    Bubble Basketball Revelations, Houston and OKC As Sleepers, and Philly Frustrations With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons reunites with Ryen Russillo to talk NBA bubble basketball! They share some of the notable differences between traditional NBA games and bubble games; discuss Rockets-Bucks,...

  • 2020 / 7 / 31
    A Memorable NBA Reopening, Plus: Talking NFL With Kyle Brandt

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the NBA restart, including Lakers-Clippers, Pelicans-Jazz, the NBA broadcast, NBA awards, and more (4:40). Next he talks with NFL Network's Kyle Brandt about...

  • 2020 / 7 / 29
    MLB’s Struggles, NBA Asterisks With CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco, and Jason Gay on Pandemic Parenting and Regis Philbin

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco of the ‘R2C2’ podcast to discuss MLB's shaky start to the season with multiple Miami Marlins players testing positive for COVID-19, how some...

  • 2020 / 7 / 24
    The Sleeper Blazers, Best NBA Futures, and LeBron’s Goofy MVP Bandwagon With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to preview the upcoming NBA season including NBA MVP, playoff seeding odds, underdogs to win the title, pandemic-specific prop bets, and...

  • 2020 / 7 / 22
    ‘Palm Springs,’ ‘SNL,’ and "I’m on a Boat" With Andy Samberg, Plus ‘Almost Famous’ With Jim Miller

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by actor, comedian, and writer Andy Samberg to talk about his new movie ‘Palm Springs’ on Hulu, his time on ‘SNL,’ and the role YouTube played in The Lonely Island’s...

  • 2020 / 7 / 17
    Enes Kanter and Johnny Bananas

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter to talk about the upcoming 2020 Celtics postseason, the Westbrook-Durant era in Oklahoma City, and his time on the Knicks and Trail...

  • 2020 / 7 / 14
    Inside the NBA Bubble, KD & LeBron, ‘Showbiz Kids’ and River Phoenix With Chris Haynes and Alex Winter

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Yahoo senior NBA reporter Chris Haynes from inside the NBA bubble in Orlando to give us the scoop on how things are going. They discuss how the league has been...

  • 2020 / 7 / 10
    A Patriots Makeover, 'Unsolved Mysteries,' MLB Foibles and 'The OC' With Mina Kimes, JackO, and Peter Gallagher

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes to discuss a new look for the Patriots with Cam Newton at the helm, some teams that probably should have tried to sign Newton, great NFL head coaches,...

  • 2020 / 7 / 8
    The NBA’s Risky Restart and Quibi’s Struggles, With Shams Charania and Matthew Belloni

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA insider Shams Charania to discuss the NBA restart, its implications for the 2021 salary cap, journalism in the Orlando bubble, and more (4:17). Then Bill talks with...

  • 2020 / 7 / 1
    Kenny Smith and Will Ferrell

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time NBA champion and sports commentator Kenny "The Jet" Smith to discuss what makes 'Inside the NBA' so authentic, stories from the 1994 and 1995 Finals runs,...

  • 2020 / 6 / 29
    Cam to the Pats, 'The Decision,' and the 2010 Redraftables With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Patriots signing QB Cam Newton to a one-year deal (2:09) before revisiting a defining moment in 2010: LeBron James and ‘The Decision’...

  • 2020 / 6 / 26
    Talking Movies With Don Cheadle and Rob Lowe

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by actor Don Cheadle to discuss some of his iconic films, including 'Boogie Nights,' 'Out of Sight,' 'Crash,' and 'Hotel Rwanda,' playing Sammy Davis Jr. in HBO's 'The Rat...

  • 2020 / 6 / 22
    A Genius Westbrook Pick, Rose vs. Love, and the 2008 Redraftables With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about their early years in podcasts and radio, respectively (3:10). Then they revisit the 2008 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft...

  • 2020 / 6 / 19
    NBA in Quarantine With JJ Redick, Plus Cord Jefferson on the Impact of ‘Watchmen’

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NBA veteran and New Orleans Pelican JJ Redick to discuss some of the challenges of staying NBA-ready during the pandemic, the benefits of regimented training and...

  • 2020 / 6 / 17
    An MLB Funeral With JackO, Plus LL Cool J on Kobe vs. Magic, Rap History, and Creating the GOAT

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old friend JackO to discuss the grim outlook for the 2020 MLB season and the ESPN 30-for-30 'Long Gone Summer' (2:45). Then Bill is joined by Grammy-winning rapper,...

  • 2020 / 6 / 15
    The NBA Takes a Beat, Plus the 2007 ReDraftables and Oden-Durant With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about the concerns some players are having about the return of the NBA, and some of the parallels to 1968 (1:55). Then Bill and Ryen Russillo revisit the 2007 NBA draft and...

  • 2020 / 6 / 12
    Jalen Rose, Judd Apatow, and the 2006 NBA Redraftables

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by sports analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose to discuss More Than a Vote, a nonprofit organization championing voting rights created by LeBron James, Skylar...

  • 2020 / 6 / 9
    Goodell’s 180, Biden’s VP, Old-School Football, and the Hockey "Code" With Bakari Sellers and Bill Burr

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by attorney, author, and political commentator Bakari Sellers to discuss the "perfect storm" that mobilized the current Black Lives Matter movement; people and...

  • 2020 / 6 / 5
    CC Sabathia on Protesting, Drew Brees, Baseball’s Return, LeBron, Rivera, and the National Moment

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by World Series champion CC Sabathia to discuss his experience at the protests in Brooklyn, the moment he realized the nation was ignited by the killing of George Floyd,...

  • 2020 / 6 / 3
    DeRay Mckesson on Ending Police Brutality, Plus 'Flying Coach' With Steve Kerr, Pete Carroll, and Gregg Popovich

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by civil rights activist and podcaster DeRay Mckesson to discuss a plan he and his team at Campaign Zero have been working on to systematically reform police departments to...

  • 2020 / 6 / 1
    A Truly Sad Week in America, Plus the 2005 NBA Redraftables With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the recent protests, both nationwide and in L.A., after the death of George Floyd while in police custody (1:45). They then speculate on...

  • 2020 / 5 / 29
    A Quarantine Mailbag, Plus Michael Lewis and Jason Bateman

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons answers a bunch of listener-submitted mailbag questions (2:10), before he is joined by author Michael Lewis to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of youth sports being...

  • 2020 / 5 / 27
    The NBA’s World Cup Fix, Plus the 2004 NBA Redraftables With Kevin O'Connor and Joe House

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the proposed World Cup–like group stage format for the NBA playoffs, potentially eliminating conferences, how to maintain the integrity of the...

  • 2020 / 5 / 25
    Brady’s Fun Golf Match, the NBA’s Big Return, Pierce vs. LeBron, and the Unforgivable Lance Armstrong With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss The Match 2; encouraging rumors about the return of the NBA and possible playoff scenarios; ex-athlete commentator bias; Horace Grant's comments...

  • 2020 / 5 / 22
    Kobe vs. Duncan, Lob City vs. Sterling, and the "We Believe" Warriors With Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes. Plus: Best ‘Last Dance’ Lies!

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Jason Concepcion to run though Jason's list of the biggest lies told in the ESPN documentary series 'The Last Dance' (2:20). Then, Bill talks with NBA...

  • 2020 / 5 / 20
    The Undertaker on the Montreal Screwjob, Vince McMahon’s Genius, the Attitude Era, Vegas, Concussions, and 30 Years at WWE

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by the Deadman himself, the Undertaker (a.k.a. Mark Calaway), to discuss the WWE’s documentary series ‘Undertaker: The Last Ride,’ as well as stories from more than 30...

  • 2020 / 5 / 18
    The Last 'Last Dance,' MJ the Almost-Knick, NBA Bubble Courtsides, MLB Strife and the Final 'RewatchaBulls' With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the final two episodes in the ESPN documentary series 'The Last Dance' (2:25) before Ryen and "Optimistic Bill" talk about the NBA potentially...

  • 2020 / 5 / 15
    MJ, the GOAT. Plus, Survivor Greatness, 'Big Mouth' Season 4, MJ vs. Kobe, and Quarantine Life with J.A. Adande, Nick Kroll, and Jason Concepcion | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons reads an excerpt from 'The Book of Basketball' on what makes Michael Jordan the GOAT (3:00), before he is joined by Northwestern University's director of sports journalism, J.A....

  • 2020 / 5 / 13
    NBA Optimism Alert!!! Plus: MJ vs. Tyson, Quarantine 'PTI,' 'The Wire,' and Post-Virus Social Un-Distancing With Tony Kornheiser and Van Lathan | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts about Adam Silver’s meeting with the board of governors which seems to garnered "positive feelings" (2:28), before he's joined by ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser to...