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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

Bill’s Birthday Beatdown, Jacksonville’s Rise, Chiefs' Concerns, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal

9/26/2022
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, Lions-Vikings, Raiders-Titans, Saints-Panthers, Patriots-Ravens, Buccaneers-Packers, and more (18:09). Then, they guess the lines for Week 4 in the NFL (38:55), followed by Parent Corner (01:09:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices....

A Celtics Scandal, the Suns Sale, the Sleeper Niners, and Week 3 Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

9/22/2022
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 NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the positive feelings surrounding New York football, the 49ers' future with Jimmy Garoppolo at QB, the wild-card Cardinals, and more (28:00), before discussing where certain NFL teams fall on the Panic Meter for Week 3, including the Broncos,...

Duration:01:48:06

Buffalo Fever, a WWE Revival, Nets Predictions, Plus a Tim Donaghy Debunking With Ariel Helwani, Logan Murdock, and Sean Patrick Griffin

9/21/2022
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 (3:36), before discussing the most exciting UFC fights left in 2022, and WWE's recently improved product (28:44). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Logan Murdock about the fast-approaching NBA season and their predictions for the Brooklyn Nets, theories on Kevin Durant's trade request,...

Duration:02:11:18

Tua Breaks Through, New York Wakes Up, Brady Flips Out, and Jimmy G Returns With Cousin Sal

9/19/2022
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, Buccaneers-Saints, 49ers-Seahawks, Patriots-Steelers, and more (2:13). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 3 (41:03), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:19:37). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:30:12

Haunting NFL Mistakes, Week 2 Panic Meter, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

9/16/2022
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, Dolphins, Cowboys, Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos, Packers, and more (41:28)—before kicking around some bets for Million-Dollar picks (29:30). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about some upcoming Week 2 matchups, including Ravens-Dolphins, Patriots-Steelers, Packers-Bears,...

Duration:01:34:54

Our Jonathan Tjarks Tribute (Including a 2018 NBA Re-draft) With Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Chris Ryan

9/14/2022
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 2018 NBA draft (43:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and J. Kyle Mann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:30:48

A Wobbling NFC, Mahomes on a Mission, and Guess the Lines Week 2 With Cousin Sal

9/12/2022
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. the Bengals, Bears-49ers, the Saints’ comeback win over the Falcons, Jaguars-Commanders, Giants-Titans, the Chiefs steamrolling the Cardinals, and more (19:49). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 2 (41:10) before ending the show with Parent Corner (1:14:36). Host: Bill Simmons...

Duration:01:32:32

Buffalo’s Ram Sandwich, Plus Week 1's Million Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak

9/9/2022
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 of their Super Bowl picks, the case for the Packers to win the NFC, and more (12:45), before they kick around a few bets for Million Dollar Picks (36:16). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about some of his favorite Week 1 matchups to bet, including Buccaneers-Cowboys,...

Duration:01:43:39

Best NFL Sleeper Candidates With Kevin Clark and Raheem Palmer, Plus Heidi Gardner on the Chiefs and SNL

9/7/2022
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 bets, and more (43:45). Finally, Bill talks with Heidi Gardner of 'Saturday Night Live' about the Chiefs, Heidi's unique journey to joining the cast of 'SNL', her role in Netflix's 'Hustle', and more (1:17:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Clark, Raheem Palmer, and Heidi Gardner...

Duration:02:03:31

Guess the Lines and NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal. Plus, Dick Ebersol’s First BS Interview!

9/4/2022
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 television legend Dick Ebersol. They discuss what Dick believed to be the key to his career, the inception of 'SNL', Bill Russell stories, making deals with the NBA, NFL, and the Olympics, and more (1:26:52)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Dick Ebersol Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn...

Duration:02:38:04

Cleveland’s Big Mitchell Trade With Ryen Russillo, Plus AFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

9/1/2022
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 totals for the AFC (50:08)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Cousin Sal Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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

8/31/2022
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 unique categories on draft day (2:05). Then Bill talks with Sheil Kapadia about the developing Super Bowl buzz surrounding the Eagles, expectations for QB Jalen Hurts, NFC Super Bowl contenders, and more (1:00:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly and...

Duration:01:38:34

Favorite NFL Future Bets, the Heat’s Weird Offseason, and Underrated NBA Summer Storylines With Warren Sharp, Joe House, and Justin Termine

8/29/2022
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 reloaded Bengals, and more (2:22), before Joe House joins in and they discuss their favorite NFL future bets (28:02). Finally, Bill is joined by Justin Termine of SiriusXM to discuss a couple of NBA topics including: the Heat's lackluster offseason, managing expectations for the Nets, the...

Duration:02:06:36

The Case for K.C., Strongest NFL Opinions, Chet’s Injury, and Westbrook’s Future With Peter Schrager and Chris Mannix

8/26/2022
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 Lance, Russell Wilson, the reloaded Bengals, the new-look Chiefs, the Raiders, and more (1:40). Then, Bill talks with Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated about Chet Holmgren’s potential season-ending injury during a pro-am game, the Thunder’s expectations for the upcoming NBA season, and a...

Duration:01:44:15

The Very Best NFL Offense, Fantasy Football Tips, and KD’s Pause Button With Ben Solak, Danny Kelly, Steven Ruiz, and Matthew Berry

8/24/2022
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 scoring offense for the 2022 NFL season, as well as the best scoring title odds (24:13). Finally, Bill talks with NBC Sports' Matthew Berry about his departure from his longtime position at ESPN, tips for prepping your fantasy football big board, the benefits of shifting to a super-flex...

Duration:01:57:14

A New Way to Look at KD With Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre, Plus ‘The Rehearsal’ Is Insane With Juliet Litman

8/21/2022
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 perspective on the KD saga and discusses LeBron James’s contract extension with the Lakers (28:47). Then, Bill talks with Juliet Litman about Nathan Fielder’s return to TV in HBO’s bizarre show ‘The Rehearsal’ (1:16:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre, and Juliet Litman...

Duration:01:56:05

The Genius of Bill Russell (from The Book of Basketball 2.0)

7/31/2022
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 city of Boston? In 2012, Bill Simmons flew to Seattle and spent two days with the greatest winner in sports history, hoping to find these answers and more. It ended up being the highlight of his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:24:27

Stealth Mitchell Trades, KD Advice, Ayton’s Max Potential, and NFL Futures With Joe House

7/14/2022
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 All-Star guard (24:19). Then, they go over some NFL futures bets they’re already getting in on, and House closes it out with some predictions for The Open Championship (1:12:22). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:37:47

The NBA Trade Value List (Summer Edition) With Ryen Russillo

7/11/2022
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 mentions (4:01), before discussing Ryen's experience at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (1:32:56). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:46:16

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

7/8/2022
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 Chestnut ruined the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, fixes to the summer sports schedule, and more (1:44). Then, Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Baker Mayfield being traded to the Panthers while the Browns don't have a starting QB for Week 1, Bengals optimism, what the...

Duration:01:40:02