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MJ’s Second Retirement, Explained. Plus: Chuck Klosterman on 'Survivor,' Defining Greatness, and Two Months of Quarantine Life | The Bill Simmons Podcast

MJ’s Second Retirement, Explained. Plus: Chuck Klosterman on 'Survivor,' Defining Greatness, and Two Months of Quarantine Life | The Bill Simmons Podcast

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares an essay he wrote about Michael Jordan’s retirement (4:25 ) before he is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to discuss the 40th season of ‘Survivor,’ generational gaps between athletes, nostalgic basketball behavior, and the 1992 dream team, as well as quarantine life, the historical weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more (24:45 )

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Carson Sinner

The guest on this pod is struggling so much to find words and complete thoughts. It's hard to hear him say eh eh eh eh ya yaaa ya knowwww. So much filler.

May 13th
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Aaron Hartje

It's so weird that a guy like Bill, who seems to believe he's pretty studied up on the things he needs to know, seems kind of ignorant when it comes to the Coronavirus, and it's a little ironic because he's kind of obsessing on it. I've also noticed that that group of talking heads that is primarily focused on the NBA is the most pessimistic about weather sports like college football will be starting. more campuses everyday are announcing that they are going to be opening up for the fall term. There's not really a great deal of doubt that in three or four months we will have college football. You almost get the feeling that they are seeing the writing on the wall that the NBA - which in some ways should have the easiest return of any of the major team sports - is so far from having it s*** together that it may never resume its season and that they kind of hope for the same for those other sports so that the people who cover THOSE have to suffer as they are. Then again, this is the same group of guys that believes that the NBA is popular and either refuses to look at the ratings, ignores them, or recognizes them and doesn't compare them to the ratings during the Jordan era.

May 11th
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Nathan Baker

Holy fuck, Bill, I love you but stop talking about coronavirus. how many times can you have the same convo on a sports pod? For the love of God, I come to you for a distraction.

May 9th
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MJ’s Second Retirement, Explained. Plus: Chuck Klosterman on 'Survivor,' Defining Greatness, and Two Months of Quarantine Life | The Bill Simmons Podcast

MJ’s Second Retirement, Explained. Plus: Chuck Klosterman on 'Survivor,' Defining Greatness, and Two Months of Quarantine Life | The Bill Simmons Podcast

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