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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

The Ringer

Description:

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

The Henne Game, Brady Over Brees, Most Fun Super Bowl Possibilities, and Round 3 Lines With Cousin Sal

1/18/2021
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 lines for the conference championship games (51:00). Then they discuss the “most fun” Super Bowl matchup (1:00:30), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:11:00).

Duration:01:24:13

Harden Trade 2.0, Brady’s Big Chance, and NFL Playoff Picks With Peter Schrager

1/15/2021
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 playoff games (26:00). Then Bill shares his Million-Dollar Picks for the divisional round (1:17:00).

Duration:01:26:35

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

1/12/2021
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 teams may come out of the Western Conference (36:30), breaking down NBA rookies (1:16:30), ranking the Top 6 NBA League Pass teams (1:45:00), and more.

Duration:02:08:59

Browns Fever, Lamar’s Revenge, the Sleeper Rams, and Round 2 Lines With Cousin Sal

1/11/2021
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 (1:11:00).

Duration:01:28:31

The Resurgent Knicks and NFL Playoff Picks With Mike Breen and Peter Schrager

1/8/2021
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 Fox Sports and NFL Network about Bill’s NFL Playoff Gambling Manifesto and to preview all the wild-card games, before Bill gives out his Million Dollar NFL Picks (44:00).

Duration:01:40:53

NFL Playoff Sleepers and 'Cobra Kai' Season 3 With Warren Sharp and Shea Serrano

1/6/2021
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 about 'Cobra Kai' Season 3, some callbacks to the 'Karate Kid' universe, Season 4 predictions, and more (1:11:00).

Duration:01:44:24

Philly’s Disgrace, Buffalo’s Ceiling, and Round 1 Playoff Lines With Cousin Sal

1/4/2021
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 the Steelers, Packers-Bears, the Titans’ field-goal win over the Texans, and more (2:00) before guessing the NFL lines for the wild-card round of the playoffs (44:00). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:15:00).

Duration:01:30:57

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

12/31/2020
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 gives out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 17 (32:00) and is joined by his daughter, Zoe, for the inaugural Year-End Teen Culture Awards (1:02:00).

Duration:01:30:37

Week 1 NBA Notes. Plus, NBA Then and Now With Jackie MacMullan and Bob Ryan

12/30/2020
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some thoughts from Week 1 of the 2020-21 NBA season (2:00), before talking with sports media legends Jackie MacMullan and Bob Ryan to discuss NBA stories ranging from the 1960s up until today. They also discuss tweaks to this NBA season, including travel and the shortened schedule, the James Harden sweepstakes, and more (27:00).

Duration:01:50:21

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

12/28/2020
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 Cardinals falling to the 49ers, Packers-Rams, Dolphins-Raiders, Colts-Steelers, and more (2:15). Then they Guess the NFL Lines for Week 17 (48:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:25:00).

Duration:01:36:24

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

12/25/2020
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 talk about making the platform switch to Netflix, successfully rebooting a classic franchise, Zabka’s character (Johnny Lawrence) switching from antagonist in the film franchise to protagonist in the TV show, Season 3 excitement, and more (23:00). Finally Bill talks with The Ringer’s...

Duration:02:13:27

The 2021 NBA Over/Under Mega Preview With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

12/22/2020
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) and Western conferences (1:30:00), MVP, rookie of the year, most-improved candidates, and more! (2:52:00)

Duration:02:58:14

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

12/21/2020
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 of NFL Week 15, including: Jalen Hurts's impressive showing in the Eagles' loss to the Cardinals, 49ers-Cowboys, the Chiefs' win over the Saints, Patriots-Dolphins, the MVP discussion, an early look at the playoff picture, cross-off teams, and more (26:00). Then they guess the NFL lines...

Duration:01:46:46

The Future of Sports With Barack Obama and Bakari Sellers. Plus, Million Dollar Picks Week 15.

12/17/2020
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 pushing for social change, how different leagues, including the NBA, WNBA, MLB, NFL, and NCAA, responded to the coronavirus pandemic, whether college athletes should be paid, the Mount Rushmore of sports, being a dad in quarantine, his new book, ‘A Promised Land,’ the tumultuous first few...

Duration:01:28:53

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

12/15/2020
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 Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the NBA season starting in just a week, lessons learned from the NBA bubble's success, changing NBA policy, taking over the Mavericks in 2000, adopting advanced metrics, Dirk Nowitzki's career as a lifelong Maverick, Luka Doncic, and more (21:00).

Duration:01:32:35

Bills vs. Steelers, Hurts vs. Wentz, Tua vs. Mahomes, and the First Puppy Weekend With Cousin Sal

12/14/2020
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, Philadelphia's QB situation, Falcons-Chargers, Texans-Bears, cross-off teams, and more (2:00). Then they Guess the Lines for Week 15 (53:00) and close the show with Parent Corner (1:18:00).

Duration:01:28:29

Buffalo’s Big Rise, the 0-16 Jets, a Fletch Remake and Top Gun 2 with Jon Hamm and Peter Schrager

12/11/2020
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by actor Jon Hamm to discuss becoming a Chiefs fan after the Rams' departure from St. Louis. They also talk about some of Hamm's new movies, including ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ (out now), a new ‘Fletch’ film, and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (4:00). Then Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the Jets' most recent loss to the Raiders and the positives and negatives of an 0-16 season. They also discuss Dolphins-Chiefs and Steelers-Bills (38:00) before...

Duration:01:32:13

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

12/9/2020
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 the current state of New York pro sports (34:00). Finally Bill talks with his old pal David Jacoby about the new season of MTV’s 'The Challenge: Double Agents.' They break down the competitors into tiers as they gear up for the new season (1:24:30).

Duration:02:07:59

The Bizarro Browns, Frisky Giants, Zombie Pats, and Bad-News Jets With Cousin Sal

12/7/2020
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 intact vs. the Raiders, the Patriots' blowout win vs. the Chargers, cross-off teams, and more (4:00). Then they Guess the Lines for Week 14 (55:00) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:24:00).

Duration:01:36:51

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

12/4/2020
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 the Russell Westbrook–John Wall trade, how Westbrook upgrades the Wizards, what John Wall meant to the DMV area, and more (21:00). Finally, Bill is joined by Ryan Shazier to discuss the 11-0 Pittsburgh Steelers, linebacker Bud Dupree's season-ending injury, a behind-the-scenes look at...

Duration:02:01:36