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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.

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United States

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The Ringer

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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.

Twitter:

@BillSimmons

Language:

English


Episodes

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

1/27/2023
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 Rodgers rumors, and more (1:32). Then, Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about the key personnel matchups in each conference title game, why these games are so difficult to bet, player props, and more (52:38), before Bill gives out the Million-Dollar Picks (1:16:55). Finally, Bill and his dad...

Duration:01:59:01

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

1/25/2023
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 kick around solutions to the NBA's problem of its stars missing games (19:11) before sharing their favorite NBA futures bets (39:53). Finally, Bill is joined by NYT's Wesley Morris to react to the 2023 Oscars nominations and discuss a strange year in film (1:05:28). Host: Bill Simmons...

Duration:02:04:13

A Cowboys Collapse, Burrow’s Big Day, Buffalo’s Big Mistake, and a Baby Doll Cameo With Cousin Sal

1/23/2023
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, and Chiefs-Jaguars (1:27). Then, they guess the lines for the AFC and NFC championship games (51:49), followed by special guest James "Baby Doll" Dixon, and Parent Corner (1:03:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and James Dixon Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:39:33

Round 2 NFL Playoffs Preview With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

1/20/2023
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 key in-game matchups for every playoff game (56:34). Finally, Bill gives out the Million-Dollar Picks for the NFL divisional playoff round (1:34:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:43:48

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

1/18/2023
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 bright future for the Thunder, and more (1:40). Then, Bill talks with Nora Princiotti and Steven Ruiz about Tom Brady’s playoff exit, potential landing spots for Brady next season, Super Bowl picks, and more (46:52). Finally, Bill is joined by the CEO of WWE, Nick Khan, to discuss Vince...

Duration:02:23:04

Here Come the Giants, There Go the Chargers, Wild-Card Winners and Divisional Round Lines With Cousin Sal

1/16/2023
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 heartbreaking Ravens loss to the Bengals (1:19), before guessing the NFL lines for the divisional round (1:02:07), followed by Parent Corner and the highlights of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! 20th anniversary party (1:14:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more...

Duration:01:43:54

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

1/13/2023
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 McMahon’s chaotic return to WWE (1:58). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about some NFL wild-card games including Bills-Dolphins, 49ers-Seahawks, Chargers-Jaguars, and Ravens-Bengals (51:52). Then Bill is joined by Danny Heifetz and Raheem Palmer to discuss the other two playoff games:...

Duration:02:18:37

NBA All-Star Arguments: The East With Zach Lowe

1/11/2023
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 choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:42:37

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

1/9/2023
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 beating the Colts, Cowboys-Commanders, the Bills' two special-teams touchdowns in their win over the Patriots, potential playoffs story lines, and more (1:41). Then, they guess the lines for NFL wild-card weekend (39:59) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:11:55). Host: Bill...

Duration:01:33:25

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

1/6/2023
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, Pelicans, Mavericks, Celtics, Bucks, Suns, and more (1:35). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the encouraging news regarding Bills DB Damar Hamlin, all of the interconnected Week 18 scenarios, favorite NFL matchups, and more (39:28). Finally, Bill gives...

Duration:01:39:28

Greatest Knicks What-Ifs and a January NBA Power Poll Deep Dive

1/4/2023
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 Knicks traded for Donovan Mitchell?" (7:23). Then Bill updates his NBA Power Poll and ranks all 30 teams (35:05). Host: Bill Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:13:27

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

1/2/2023
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, the Buccaneers pulling off another come-from-behind win to save their season, Raiders-49ers, and more (1:53). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 18 and run through all the wacky scenarios that could occur after the season finale (44:18). Finally, they hit on some other non-NFL...

Duration:01:37:27

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

12/30/2022
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 from making an early trade and tanking for a chance at Victor Wembanyama in the 2023 NBA Draft (36:09). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about which NFL teams still have a reason to compete heading into Week 17, some matchups including Commanders-Browns,...

Duration:01:58:02

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

12/28/2022
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 All-Time Fun NBA Starting Five (23:00). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about his 5 questions for the rest of the NFL season including "Are we supposed to take this Chargers team seriously?", "Did the Eagles peak too early?", and more (1:00:39). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: J. Kyle Mann...

Duration:01:50:13

Teetering Tua, Delightful Danny Dimes, Zombie Brady, Washed Russ, and a Confusing Week 17 Ahead With Cousin Sal

12/26/2022
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 Dolphins' loss to the Packers, Patriots-Bengals, Raiders-Steelers, Giants-Vikings, and more (2:08). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 17 (48:50), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:38:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your...

Duration:01:50:52

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

12/23/2022
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, Ravens, and Lions—before looking at their favorite underdogs for NFL Week 16 (3:25). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Bryan Curtis about NFL Sunday Ticket moving to YouTube TV for the 2023-24 NFL season, as well as the three biggest media stories from 2022 (53:51). Next, Bill rejoins John...

Duration:02:00:15

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

12/20/2022
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 goals—including the Lakers, Knicks, Pacers, Raptors, and more (7:28). Then Bill talks with ESPN's Seth Wickersham about another down year for the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick's lackluster track record in the last few seasons, and whether or not the Kraft family would consider removing the...

Duration:01:46:46

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

12/19/2022
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, Colts-Vikings, Lions-Jets, takeaways from Dolphins-Bills, the Chiefs barely surviving the Texans, Bears-Eagles, and more (1:24). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 16 (40:39), before ending the show with Parent Corner (1:11:54). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle...

Duration:01:26:45

Best QB Arguments, Million-Dollar Picks and Malik Monk | With Benjamin Solak, Steven Ruiz, and Peter Schrager

12/16/2022
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 talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the large number of free agent QBs next season, some upcoming NFL matchups (including Falcons-Saints, Titans-Chargers, Jaguars-Cowboys), and more (25:56). Next, Bill gives out the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 15 (45:39),...

Duration:01:58:59

The 2023 NBA Trade Value List (Pencil, Not Ink) With Joe House

12/14/2022
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: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:52:08