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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and Ryen Russillo to recap the Celtics Game 6 loss to the Heat (01:07). They discuss Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry’s performances before diving into Robert Williams’s absence. Also, after missing clutch free throws, how will Jaylen Brown respond (24:12). If the Heat win the series, those missed free throws will forever be remembered. The guys also debate if this was an all-time choke job from the Celtics before discussing if Heat Culture will be on the rise if the Heat win on Sunday (39:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Celtics’ Game 5 win over the Heat to take control of the series, how Celtics coach Ime Udoka’s adjustments are paying dividends for Boston, why the Heat desperately miss Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry’s struggles, Al Horford’s impact, an updated NBA Top Five list, Mavericks-Warriors, and more (1:19). Then Bill talks with comedian, actor, and writer Michael Che about wrapping up Season 47 of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ finding the right chemistry for “Weekend Update” with Colin Jost, Che’s HBO Max sketch show, ‘That Damn Michael Che,’ his introduction to stand-up comedy, Lorne Michaels stories, the impact of social media on comedy, New York sports, and more (40:41). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Michael Che and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his Dad to discuss the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Heat, the lack of rest for players with only one day between conference finals games, series predictions, and more (1:29). Then, Bill talks with Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets about his rookie season, being on the court with some of his basketball idols, his friendship with Anthony Edwards, deciding between the G League and college, the Rockets’ no. 3 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft, Jalen's goals for next season, tweaking All-Star Weekend, and more (43:28). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jalen Green and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors' Game 3 win over the Mavericks to bring the series to 3-0, the Andrew Wiggins renaissance in Golden State, Steph Curry chasing his sixth Finals appearance, and the depth of talent in the NBA (3:31). They also talk about the Celtics’ Game 3 loss to the Heat, a look ahead to Game 4, discussions about an eventual midseason NBA tournament, fake Deandre Ayton trades, and more (37:31). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Celtics’ Game 2 win over the Heat in Miami, how different the matchup looks with Al Horford and Marcus Smart back in the lineup, and adjustments the Heat could make heading into Boston (2:05), before revisiting the Suns' collapse against the Mavericks, upcoming roster decisions for Phoenix, Warriors-Mavericks predictions, and more (29:48). Then, Bill talks with Warren Sharp about the 2022 NFL schedule, which teams have advantages in rest, strength of opponent, sleeper teams, and more (54:35). Finally, Bill is joined by JackO to discuss the Yankees’ 28-10 start to the season, the rejuvenated Aaron Judge, and more (1:34:36). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Haralabos Voulgaris, Warren Sharp, and JackO Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Heat’s Game 1 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, Jimmy Butler’s excellent performance, the Celtics’ pitiful third quarter, series predictions, and more (1:56). Then they discuss the NBA draft lottery selection, what the Orlando Magic should do with the first overall pick, the best fit for the Thunder at no. 2, where the talent drop-off is in the first round, fake trades, and more (28:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ historic Game 7 collapse to the Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals, whether or not Phoenix missed their title window, how the loss may affect the Suns' roster for 2023, and more (0:50), before talking about Luka Doncic's dominance on offense and defensive effort, a "Western Conference Finals Draft," the NBA's dream Finals matchup, James Harden’s decline during the 76ers' Round 2 exit, and more (31:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics eliminating the Bucks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. They talk about where Jayson Tatum ranks among top NBA players, whether the Bucks could've made any adjustments to change the outcome, some trademark moments from the series, why Bill's superstitions wouldn't allow him to watch Game 7 in Boston, a look ahead to Celtics-Heat, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan to discuss the Heat eliminating the 76ers from the playoffs, James Harden’s future in Philadelphia, the Suns' big Game 6 loss to the Mavericks, the East vs. the West, Grizzlies-Warriors, predictions for Bucks-Celtics Game 6, and more (2:36). Then, Bill recounts the Celtics' Game 5 loss at home, and the best NBA players he’s seen in person (43:35) before wallowing a little more and discussing his list of the worst Celtics losses he’s experienced (1:06:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the Mavericks' Game 5 loss to the Suns, the Heat's runaway win over the 76ers, Warriors-Grizzlies, and more (2:42). Then, Bill talks with SI's Chris Mannix about the Bucks-Celtics series, why Boston's Game 4 win was the most important of the Tatum/Brown era, some Lakers dysfunction, and Canelo Alvarez's loss to Dmitry Bivol (37:06). Finally, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis about the news that Tom Brady will be joining the Fox NFL broadcast crew when he retires from the NFL (1:10:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jonathan Tjarks, Chris Mannix, and Bryan Curtis Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the 76ers' Game 4 win over the Heat (3:14), why Bill thinks Suns-Mavericks is a closer series than it seems (24:08), the Warriors going up 2-1 over the Grizzlies (42:21), the Bucks stealing Game 3 from the Celtics (1:05:17), and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss Tyler's five favorite characters in the NBA playoffs (2:21). Then Bill talks with Jackie MacMullan about the Celtics-Bucks Round 2 series currently tied at 1-1, the difficulty of officiating Giannis Antetokounmpo; Celtics head coach Ime Udoka helping his team find their identity, why it is so difficult to predict the series outcome, and more (41:29). Finally Bill is joined by Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam to talk about going on tour for the first time since the pandemic, navigating working as a solo artist while still remaining an integral part of Pearl Jam, why the Utah Jazz haven't been successful with their roster, Seattle's grunge scene in the '90s, rumors of the SuperSonics returning to Seattle, and more (1:18:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Tyler Parker, Jackie MacMullan, and Jeff Ament Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris and J. Kyle Mann to discuss Ja Morant’s 47-point performance in the Grizzlies’ Game 2 win vs. the Warriors, potential adjustments for the Warriors, and Gary Payton II’s injury (1:33), before recapping the Celtics’ Game 2 victory over the Bucks, Giannis Antentokounmpo looking awesome even during an off game, series predictions, and more (29:34). Finally, Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about his biggest takeaways from the 2022 NFL draft. They also discuss the A.J. Brown trade, what is going to happen to Baker Mayfield, division-winner odds, and more (57:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Haralabos Voulgaris, J. Kyle Mann, and Peter Schrager Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Ryen Russillo about the Heat-76ers Round 2 matchup (1:04), and the Suns-Mavericks series (18:28). Then, Bill and Ryen are joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss sports media aggregators, how media can better cover sports, voting for season awards, athlete-media relations, the best sports announcers, and more (24:20). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Bryan Curtis Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Golden State’s Game 1 win in Memphis, Draymond’s ejection, and how they think the rest of the series plays out (1:14). Then, they get to Milwaukee’s impressive Game 1 win in Boston, why this series is personal for Jrue Holiday, and what Bill’s level of concern is after some bad signs from the Celtics (43:55). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Mavericks’ series-ending win vs. the Jazz, just how much this Jazz team needs to change to be considered a contender, and a look ahead to Mavericks-Suns (1:45). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak to discuss the first round of the NFL draft! They discuss the Eagles trading for A.J. Brown, the Jaguars’ no. 1 overall pick, a good Round 1 for the Giants and Jets, QBs sliding, Round 2 predictions, and more (24:25). Finally Bill is rejoined by Rob Mahoney and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Suns winning their series vs. the Pelicans, the 76ers advancing to Round 2 after their Game 6 win over the Raptors, predictions for Heat-76ers and Celtics-Bucks, and more (56:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Suns’ Game 5 win over the Pelicans, why Bill believes the series will end in a Game 7, Mavericks-Jazz, the Raptors winning their second game in a row after going down 3-0 to the 76ers, the Grizzlies’ 111-109 win over the Timberwolves to go up 3-2 in the series, and more (1:50). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about his new book, 'Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales From the Trenches of Transformation,' what is next for the Nets after being swept in the first round of the playoffs, Elon Musk purchasing Twitter, and more (1:10:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Haralabos Voulgaris and Van Lathan  Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 4 loss to the Pelicans, how Devin Booker’s hamstring injury affects the Phoenix's playoff trajectory, some praise for the Pelicans roster, worrying about Zion Williamson, Grizzlies-Timberwolves, and other first round observations. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics pulling away to a 3-0 lead in their Round 1 series with the Nets, the Brooklyn blame game, the Celtics' midseason turnaround, the Nuggets avoiding a sweep in their Game 4 win vs. the Warriors, Raptors-76ers, some Round 1 injuries, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Grizzlies' comeback win in Game 3 vs. the Timberwolves, the Mavericks continuing to win playoff games without Luka Doncic, Nuggets-Warriors, Celtics-Nets, Bulls-Bucks, and more (2:03). Then Bill talks with Danny Heifetz and Craig Horlbeck about Deebo Samuel's trade request, before drafting the most valuable offensive skill players (45:39). Finally Bill talks with Matthew Belloni about the crumbling of CNN+, the traditional talk show's place in modern media, Netflix losing ground among the streaming giants, and more (1:12:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Wosny Lambre, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck and Mathew Belloni  Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Comments (407)

The FANatic

I liked the segment with his Dad. No talking about Fan Duel just sports.

May 24th
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pat alex

why certain people who talk about sports be sounding lost on obvious points never surprises me

May 16th
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The FANatic

Listening to Bill Simmons obsession about the Celtics is too much. He is too biased to give opinions on other teams.

May 12th
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Wayne Silva

won't you try to learn the miami team before you down play them.. you guess just bash then you didn't even talk bout them for more than 2 min... they are better than the celtics can't you see

May 11th
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Joe Barile

Another race-baiter from the NY Times, shocker

Apr 1st
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Kevin

Never defend violence against words.

Mar 28th
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hallandale eyecenter

very informative

Mar 23rd
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Trevor Chinembiri

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss that great feeling the NCAA tournament brings (3:40) keeping an eye on the top NBA draft prospects during the tournament (14:50) the new list of NBA title contenders in the Eastern Conference, and much more! (63:21) , and much more! (85:40)

Mar 21st
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Trevor Chinembiri

12:53 – Bucks shocker

Feb 28th
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Jonathan Lampert

9q

Feb 19th
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Joe Barile

You two are a year and a half too late on arriving at these covid conclusions. Can't even admit that obesity is a comorbidity. Ridiculous

Dec 31st
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Joe Barile

At one point is the media sensationalizing? Maybe March 2020 Bill?

Dec 31st
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Joe Barile

Does this clown Wos have to make at least one racist comment per pod?

Dec 29th
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Joe Barile

Only now you two libs see the other side?

Dec 27th
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Adrian Holdsworth

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Dec 21st
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Blk Blu

i don't believe that u believe it all!

Dec 16th
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Hykrewas

always full of commercials

Dec 8th
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Joe Barile

Dear Chuck, the world isn't currently miserable. It's you libs that are constantly miserable.

Dec 3rd
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Joe Barile

Cobain as a genius shows Simmons has never played an instrument. He was the 3 chord wonder that any beginner guitarist would learn on day 1.

Dec 3rd
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Joe Barile

Harrison > Lennon & McCartney

Dec 3rd
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