A rotating cast of Ringer staff members break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with plugged-in media members and insiders from the front office to the dugout.
Rank #1: Harper, Machado, and Trout Return to the Top, Manaea's No-Hitter, and Who Ya Got—Red Sox or Astros? | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 132).
Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to talk about baseball's holy trinity leading the league in homers (02:00). Then, Rodger Sherman shares his proposal for what should happen to teams that get no-hit (20:30), and Ben Lindbergh breaks down the early AL favorites (32:30) and explains how throwing strikes ain't all it's been cracked up to be (44:30).
Rank #2: Preseason Prop Bets and 'MLB the Show 17' (Ep. 61).
The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann ask and answer 21 either/or and over/under questions about the upcoming season (01:30). Then they bring on Sony Interactive Entertainment America community manager and game designer Ramone Russell to talk about AI improvements (25:30), increased realism (29:00), and new modes in 'MLB the Show 17' (30:00), the choice of cover model Ken Griffey Jr. (40:45), and how much research into real baseball it takes to digitize the sport (44:30).
The MMQB suite of podcasts bring you unique, informed and immediate analysis from around the NFL. Whether you’re looking to catch up on Sunday’s football action, take a deep dive into the film or answer some burning NFL questions, The MMQB staff has you covered. With a rotating cast of hosts including Albert Breer, Jenny Vrentas, Conor Orr and Gary Gramling, you’ll finish each episode knowing more about football than you ever thought you could.
Rank #1: Andy Benoit's Deep-Dive Preview of Super Bowl LIV | MMQB Thursday Podcast.
Gary is joined by a very special guest for a very special episode about a very special game, as Andy Benoit reunites with The MMQB Podcast for one night only. Why is the 49ers run game so good and can the Chiefs deal with it? How do they guard George Kittle? Are K.C.'s linebackers up to the task? How is the 49ers "zone defense" not your typical zone defense? And does any of it matter considering Patrick Mahomes is invincible? Plus, the joys of imaginary basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: The NFL Draft Deep Dive Recap: All 32 Teams.
Why you should get ready for Lamar Jackson sooner rather than later, why the Browns have the right pieces around Baker Mayfield, and why Giants GM Dave Gettleman got it right with Saquon Barkley. Plus, a wonderful draft by the Bears, the Patriots and Saints make the right move by passing on the QBs, what the Colts' draft means for Andrew Luck's future, and the Cowboys wrap things up with a whole lot of holes. Want to find your team fast? Time stamps for each division:AFC East: Buffalo Bills (2:12)Miami Dolphins (7:30)New England Patriots (11:30)New York Jets (17:16)AFC North:Baltimore Ravens (19:35)Cincinnati Bengals (29:10)Cleveland Browns (30:25)Pittsburgh Steelers (36:51)AFC South: Houston Texans (41:55)Tennessee Titans (44:09)Indianapolis Colts (45:03)Jacksonville Jaguars (50:55)AFC West:Denver Broncos (56:06) Kansas City Chiefs (1:01:08)Los Angeles Chargers (1:06:32)Oakland Raiders (1:11:15)NFC East:Dallas Cowboys (1:18:09)New York Giants (1:25:05)Philadelphia Eagles (1:29:04)Washington Redskins (1:33:29)NFC North:Chicago Bears (1:38:40)Detroit Lions (1:41:24)Green Bay Packers (1:43:55)Minnesota Vikings (1:49:01)NFC South:Atlanta Falcons (1:50:31)Carolina Panthers (1:52:49)New Orleans Saints (1:58:50)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2:02:01)NFC West:Arizona Cardinals (2:04:43)Los Angeles Rams (2:08:05)San Francisco 49ers (2:10:19)Seattle Seahawks (2:15:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Through the Ringer offers a mix of podcasts that includes the best of the Ringer Podcast Network, special episodes devoted to timely topics, and other projects.
Rank #1: College Football: Tuaaaaaa Leads Bama to a National Title (Ep. 105) .
The Ringer’s Ben Glicksman and Rodger Sherman put a cap on the 2017 college football season by breaking down Alabama’s dramatic championship victory over Georgia (1:00), celebrating true-freshman sensation Tua Tagovailoa, and considering Nick Saban’s legacy (22:00). Later they discuss the odds for the 2018 season (30:00).
Rank #2: 'T'd Up' — PSA: College Basketball and Shoe Companies Don't Mix (Ep. 78).
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier return to discuss the underbelly of college basketball recruiting, the FBI's playbook to bring down *corrupt executives at* shoe brands, Rick Pitino's *final stand*, and what's next for the sport as a whole.
Welcome to the SI Media Podcast with Jimmy Traina. This podcast, which will be published weekly, will focus on all things sports media via interviews and roundtable discussions. Occasionally, an athlete or celebrity will drop by for a chat as well.
Rank #1: ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo.
Episode 103 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Ryen Russillo, the co-host of the ESPN Radio show “Russillo & Kanell,” which airs daily 1 to 4 PM ET on ESPN Radio and ESPNEWS, alongside co-host Danny Kanell.In this podcast, Russillo discusses how frustrated he was being tagged as Scott Van Pelt’s “sidekick”; how he prepares for each show; why he believes he’s been doing sports-talk radio wrong; whether a radio host can avoid talking politics in 2017; how he decides what NBA news to report on the air; his thoughts on his show being bumped on Sirius for a show hosted by Stephen A. Smith; why he does not use an agent; why he believes previous agents lied to him; where he expects to be in five years; how much input he had on choosing Danny Kanell as a co-host; why Skip Bayless banned him from First Take; why Van Pelt does not appear much on his show; how much NBA and college football he will do in the future; and much more. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: John Ourand and Jimmy Traina II.
Episode 91 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a a return of the roundtable sports media discussion with John Ourand, media reporter for the Sports Business Daily, and Jimmy Traina, writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. In this podcast, we discuss the uptick in NFL ratings over the past two weeks and whether it means anything for the long-term; the impact of Donald Trump’s election win on the NFL ratings versus a win by Hillary Clinton; why ESPN’s Monday Night Football schedule is always worse than the other rightsholders; the heavy declining subscriber numbers for ESPN, FS1 and NBCSN and how much lower that number can go; what the immediate television future holds for Bill Simmons; where the UFC will go when its rights deal ends in 2018; why DG Media loves other podcasts more than this one, and much more. A reminder: You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time American Sportswriter of the Year Peter King delivers an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football. Fans can listen in on in-depth conversations with the biggest names in football that they haven't heard before to get a fresh, new and intimate experience on America’s most popular sport. King also delves into other topics and other sports, particularly in the off-season.
Rank #1: Tom Brady, 5 X Super Bowl Champion - Part 1 of 2.
This is the first part of Peter King's conversation with four time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, recorded Sunday at Brady's "cabin" in Montana, a gorgeous and remote place where he retreats from the world. In this episode, Brady tells the story of New England's incredible comeback and breaks down some of the most important plays. Yes, New England's Friday practice ended with a botched two point conversion... You'll see the game from Brady's point of view. Part Two of the Brady-centric podcast will post Thursday. In Part Two, Brady will talk about his legacy and his life away from the football field.
Rank #2: Brett Favre at 50: memories, regrets, advice, and fart machines.
Peter sits down with Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre on the eve of his 50th birthday to discuss retirement life, Patrick Mahomes, and his legendary fart machine(1:30) But before Favre, Peter riffs on the Jay Gruden firing and the dysfunctional Washington organization, and why Daniel Snyder & Bruce Allen are the ones to blame(7:45) 1-on-1 with Brett Favre(13:50) Favre on what hurts when he wakes up each morning(18:40) Favre on his uncanny ability to remember things after hearing or seeing them once, but contrasts that with some recent incidents of memory loss(25:30) Favre on whether he would have played as long he did knowing what he knows now about concussions(31:35) Favre on the comparisons with Patrick Mahomes and playing on the edge(34:20) Favre on playing for and getting yelled at by Mike Holmgren(37:40) Favre on his legendary fart machine(41:15) Favre on a day in the life post-playing career and dealing with wild hogs & snakes(46:40) Favre on advice for young QBs and the lessons he learned from Andy Reid on how to properly watch film
ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.
Rank #1: Draft Buzz.
Mel, Todd and Chris discuss all of the buzz that they're hearing around the league as the first round gets closer, and Mel keeps it VERY real.
Rank #2: McShay Mock Draft 2.0.
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss Todd's Mock Draft 2.0, the deepest positions in this year's draft, a Super Bowl LII recap and the guys answer your mailbag questions.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix provides a weekly window into the world of basketball, from breakdowns of the biggest news and trends to conversations with players and personnel.
Rank #1: The Vertical Front Office Insider Bobby Marks.
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the front office insider Bobby Marks. Bobby joins Chris to talk about the Cavs losing Game 3 of the ECF, Lebron's poor performance and how much of an issue Lavar Ball might be for any team that draft Lonzo.. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Front Office Insider Bobby Marks and Draft expert Mike Schmitz.
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks and Draft Express' Mike Schmitz. Bobby talks with Chris about the drama surround a possible Kevin Love-Carmelo Anthony trade, as well as if the Kings should part ways with Demarcus Cousins. Chris is also joined by draft expert Mike Schmitz to give an early look at some of the potential top draft picks. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nate Duncan hosts the most in-depth NBA basketball podcast, featuring detailed game breakdowns, salary cap analysis, and scouting.
Rank #1: The Top 10 Players in the NBA 2018.
Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We rank the NBA's top 10 players into tiers, and Nate gets so carried away he even gets into the teens. We also discuss our biggest regrets from last year's rankings, which players are the most plug-and-play, who dropped off last year's list and why, and which players we expect to have the most upward and downward mobility going forward.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
Rank #2: CLE/BOS Game 5; WAS Offseason Outlook.
Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We break down Boston's continued home dominance in Game 5, and then discuss a cash-strapped offseason for the Washington Wizards. Will a major move be coming?With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
Hosted by Ben Golliver and Michael Pina, SI’s Open Floor podcast brings you breakdowns of the biggest news, moves and more from around the NBA.
Rank #1: The Spurs Strike Back, LeBron's GOAT Comments, Sixers Weirdness Continues.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver return to discuss a holiday vacation in the Middle East, the alleged disappearance of Steph Curry on Christmas, and takeaways from a blowout Spurs win over Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors. Then (26:00): Thoughts on Danny Ainge comparing LeBron to Trump, LeBron calling himself the greatest of all time, and the different eras in media that Jordan and LeBron have inhabited over the years. From there (41:00): Thoughts on the Sixers after their visit to Los Angeles and how to break the news of John Wall's season-ending injury. At the end (1:10): What the Warriors struggles probably don't mean for this season, but what they might mean for next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Charles Barkley Has Some Takes, Golden State Compounds These Problems, Playoff P is the New Oladipo.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver are live from NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. They begin with talk about Nike hacking shoelaces, Zion Williamson, and Charles Barkley's thoughts on the Anthony Davis saga. Then (16:00): the shadow cast by the Hamptons Five, whether games still matter, and what the NBA might look like a year from now. From there (40:00): Paul George is making believers out of the whole world, Russ is playing with a purpose, and Trae Young leads a rookie class that looks kind of incredible. At the end (60:00): Checking in with LeBron as L.A. takesmen grow restless, and then listeners write in with ideas for All-Star Weekend -- including a ban on backboards, tampering live feeds, and a wine-drinking contest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NBA, NBA Draft and College Basketball Expert Sam Vecenie talks all levels of hoops.
Rank #1: 2019 NBA Draft Top-10 Prospects Breakdown; Conley Trade; Horford Opt-Out.
On the pod I'm joined by Cole Zwicker. We start by breaking down the Mike Conley trade, then move into the Al Horford opt-out. Then, we do the top-10 prospects on my big board: 10. Sekou Doumbouya 9. Cam Reddish 8. Goga Bitadze 7. Coby White 6. Darius Garland 5. Jarrett Culver 4. De'Andre Hunter 3. R.J. Barrett 2. Ja Morant 1. Zion Williamson
Rank #2: NBA Draft Big Board, Nos. 30-21; Warriors take Game 2 in NBA Finals.
In this episode, Cole Zwicker and I break down Game 2 of the NBA Finals and where the series stands heading the rest of the way. Then, we start our NBA Draft Big Board series, where we have conversations about all of the top-30 prospects in the class. We break down Nos. 30 through 21 on my board. Here's the rundown: 30. Eric Paschall 29. Chuma Okeke 28. Luguentz Dort 27. Carsen Edwards 26. Cam Johnson 25. Luka Samanic 24. KZ Okpala 23. Mfiondu Kabengele 22. Keldon Johnson 21. Nic Claxton
Howard Beck takes on the biggest topics and invites A-List guests along for a fast-moving NBA podcast from Bleacher Report that goes the full 48.
Rank #1: Tom Haberstroh on the NBA going vegan.
Is the NBA going vegan? Bleacher Report's newest team member, Tom Haberstroh, investigated that very issue, and joins Howard to discuss the findings from Tom's article "The Secret (but Healthy!) Diet Powering Kyrie and the NBA." They hit on Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard's adoptions of a more plant-based diet, Iman Shumpert's rejection of the vegan lifestyle, and the controversial Netflix documentary, "What The Health!" They also tackle Isaiah Thomas' hip injury, the current state of the Cavaliers, and why they're both sold on the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks. via Knit
Rank #2: Drunk With Power.
You asked for it; you got it! Howard Beck, Zach Lowe, Rachel Nichols and an alcoholic beverage (or three) are in a Las Vegas tiki bar, and drunk with power (or other stuff). This is part 1 (if you're listening to this first) of a two-part megapod with The Lowe Post, and anything goes as you're about to discover (or already have if you listened to The Lowe Post first). This part of the convo includes everything from the most insane thing they've seen in this free agency period (aka Anthony Davis trade) to generational shifts in fandom to the end of the Super Team era to what exactly the Brooklyn Nets will be with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to worst and best NBA team names, and NBA Award and ownership reform! Plus Zach & Rachel become "Commish For A Day," and decree the changes they'd make to the league (adios to the cha-cha slide and air horn). via Knit
Joe House is joined by a rotating cast of Ringer and golf-world personalities to break down the latest in golf headlines and news from social media, keep up with everything Tiger Woods, and delve into the world of golf gambling. Welcome to Fairway Rollin’!
Rank #1: The U.S. Open Gambling and Analytics Guide | Fairway Rollin’.
Joe House is joined by former Pebble Beach caddie Paul Koehorst to discuss conditions at the course, why the scores will be lower this weekend, and a few picks (3:50). Then the 15th Club’s Justin Ray calls in to give his advice on bets for the weekend (35:00) before Harry Gagnon joins to make some value picks for the U.S. Open (80:00).Host: Joe HouseGuests: Paul Koehorst, Justin Ray, Harry Gagnon
Rank #2: Ep. 3: 'ShackHouse' Masters Preview and Tiger Talk With Bill Simmons.
House and Shackelford are joined by Bill Simmons to break down the state of Tiger Woods's career, favorable Masters odds (16:00), and Mickelson's moment in Augusta. Then, House and Shackelford list their "greenroom guys" to watch this week (31:00), map out the best prop bets (40:00), and wrap up with a Masters-inspired Speed Round.
CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.
Rank #1: 12/21/15: Valentine's injury; Izzo HOF?; Monmouth's top 25 case; huge Tuesday.
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Denzel Valentine's injury, Tom Izzo's nomination for induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Kentucky's struggles, Monmouth's Top 25 resume, Butler's amazing offense and Tuesday night's interesting schedule of games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 11/02: Big—and potentially crazy—predictions for the 2018-19 college basketball season (College Basketball Podcast).
You need this episode, college hoops fans. It's the final piece of wide-ranging preseason college basketball content to hold you over the final weekend without college basketball until April. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish get into some of the big and small predictions that they expect to see as early as next week and as far off as the national title game. The season is ALMOST HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt takes listeners inside the game with in-depth interviews and analysis by one of the leading voices in the field. Andrew Brandt spent a decade each as both a player agent and as Vice President of the Green Bay Packers and is now ESPN's Sports Business Analyst, a weekly columnist at TheMMQB.com and the Director the Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University. Brandt, who provides insight and analysis to the Ross Tucker Football Podcast every Wednesday, now hosts his own program, interviewing sports industry leaders making news in the sports business. Brandt will pull back the curtain on the inner workings of sports with league and team executives, agents, lawyers, CEOs and other top sports professionals. The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt will inform, educate and entertain listeners with truly unique perspectives not heard anywhere else.
Rank #1: RTAB: Don Yee.
Longtime agent Don Yee talks with Andrew about starting his new venture, The Pac Pro Football League.
Rank #2: RTAB: The ESPN Layoffs.
Andrew discusses his time at ESPN and being a part of the recent layoffs.
Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary
Rank #1: Effectively Wild Episode 1252: Beware of Baseball Grumps.
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan follow up on an awful umpire call from the Mexican League, discuss the all-time top power-plus-speed players, lament Johnny Cueto’s Tommy John surgery, and acknowledge Mike Trout overtaking Mookie Betts on offense. Then they bring on Fangraphs writer Meg Rowley to discuss baseball grumps, good and bad broadcasting, the role […]
Rank #2: Effectively Wild Episode 1285: October Gets in Gear.
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a wild week of playoff baseball, including all the action from Games 3 and 4 of the ALCS and Games 4 and 5 of the NLCS, Joe West’s infamous fan-interference call against the Astros, Andrew Benintendi‘s game-saving catch, Craig Counsell‘s Curly Ogden gambit with Wade Miley, Clayton Kershaw‘s […]