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).
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Best NBA Unicorns, Plus Sports Card Boom 3.0 With Kevin O’Connor and Mike Gioseffi
1:52:30The 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 Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic, and Luka Doncic (2:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Mike Gioseffi to discuss the sports card market's historical ebbs and flows, the impact of auction sites like eBay in the early 2000s, as well as today's increasing demand for football and basketball cards, and more (1:09:00).
The Mahomes-Brady Bowl, Conflicted Pats Fans, and Playoff Rodgers With Cousin Sal
1:37:18The 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, which secured their second-straight Super Bowl appearance. They Guess the Line for Super Bowl LV and discuss their playoff bets and Sal’s book releasing on Tuesday, followed by Parent Corner (2:00). Then in an excerpt from the Ringer NBA Show’s ‘The Answer,’ Bill and Chris Ryan discuss early-season things that they are obsessed with, including Collin Sexton, chippy Kevin Durant, and more (1:13:00).
Jimmy Kimmel, Plus Red-Hot Million Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager
1:46:28The 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 means for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ how ‘SNL’ might address the Biden administration, the greatest pranks from Jimmy's show, and more (2:20). Then Bill talks with Fox and NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about Packers-Buccaneers and Chiefs-Bills before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for the NFL conference championship games (49:00).
Brooklyn’s Ceiling, Brady vs. Boston Fans, 'The Bachelor,' and Taylor Swift With Jackie MacMullan and Nora Princiotti
2:09:21The 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 trades, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Nora Princiotti about Tom Brady and the Buccaneers heading to Lambeau Field to face the Packers in the NFC championship game and possible trades for Deshaun Watson (1:11:00), before discussing the new season of ‘The Bachelor’ and Taylor Swift's latest two albums (1:41:00).
The Henne Game, Brady Over Brees, Most Fun Super Bowl Possibilities, and Round 3 Lines With Cousin Sal
1:24:38The 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).
Harden Trade 2.0, Brady’s Big Chance, and NFL Playoff Picks With Peter Schrager
1:29:58The 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).
LeBron’s MVP Run, LaMelo’s Leap, Steph’s F.U. Tour, and the NBA's COVID Issues With Ryen Russillo
2:11:01The 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.
Browns Fever, Lamar’s Revenge, the Sleeper Rams, and Round 2 Lines With Cousin Sal
1:28:56The 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).
The Resurgent Knicks and NFL Playoff Picks With Mike Breen and Peter Schrager
1:43:23The 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).
NFL Playoff Sleepers and 'Cobra Kai' Season 3 With Warren Sharp and Shea Serrano
1:48:56The 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).