HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay to discuss Bryan’s article about how Fox stole the NFL from CBS and how it may happen again, NBA gameplay vs. NBA drama, sports gambling, player podcasts, award shows, paywalls, and much more.’The Great NFL Heist:…
Source: The Sports Repodders: Year-End Edition With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 460)
The problems with “Year End” lists (03:00), the top five nonfiction hardcover books of 2018 (09:45), Chris Christie’s upcoming political memoir (12:30), the year of cancelling Facebook (23:00), and more.Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
Source: Use Your Collusion II | The Press Box (Ep. 554)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the gambling implications of the playoff picture solidifying, resolving fantasy football controversies, and reasons why the Patriots should have drafted Lamar Jackson (2:39). Then, they guess the NFL lines for Week 17 (34:28).
Source: Lamar Jackson, Fantasy Dissension, NFL Playoff Scenarios, and a Holiday Parent Corner With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 459)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with a slightly tipsy Joe House about his brand-new NBA trade values piece on TheRinger.com and NFL million-dollar bets before Bill calls up his dad to talk about the end of Josh Gordon’s NFL season, Patriots problems, a Boston Celtics check-in, and more.
Source: NBA Trade Value, Foles Saves Philly, and Farewell Josh Gordon With Joe House and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 458)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to talk Amazon and Netflix growth, changing football, the NFL rookie class, outrage culture, the next great athlete commentator, and more.
Source: Chuck Klosterman on Baker Mayfield, Philip Rivers, the Clinton Affair, Trump vs. Goodell, and Much More | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 457)
The power of headlines (03:00), Trump vs. ‘Saturday Night Live’ (20:00), and the truth about “access journalism” (31:00).Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
Source: Use Your Collusion I | The Press Box (Ep. 553)
It can be wearying to watch the league tweak the postseason again and again. But there is a certain logic behind the most recent changesMLS president Mark Abbott has a fondness for describing the league as “nimble”. It’s a characterization that serves the league well during its more progressive moments…
Source: Fidgety MLS changes playoffs again – this time for the better
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to wrap up a bad day of betting; They discuss Seahawks-49ers, Rams-Eagles, Patriots-Steelers, Cowboys-Colts, Chargers-Chiefs, and the playoff picture (2:20). Before they guess the NFL lines for week 16, and bring in Bill’s son, Ben for this week’s Parent…
Source: The Pats and Cowboys Suck, Fantasy Football Sucks, and Gambling Sucks with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 456)
Early coverage of 2020 presidential candidates (2:15), Fox’s conquest of the NFL (20:00), and the fate of The Weekly Standard (33:15).Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
Source: The 2020 Media Primary | The Press Box (Ep. 552)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons sits down with Shea Serrano to talk about the mediocre Spurs, Western Conference playoff teams, whether NBA players got Michelin stars, and prison movies (3:05). Then Bill gives out some million dollar NFL bets (32:10) before sitting down with actress Kathryn Hahn to discuss…
Source: NBA Michelin Ratings With Shea Serrano, Kathryn Hahn on the Harden Trade (?), and Million Dollar NFL Picks | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 455)