Rank #1: Go Ahead, Bury The Pats. Plus: the Three Allens, Freddie Soup, and the N.Y. Pooper Bowl With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Lamar Jackson and the Ravens handing the Patriots their first loss of the season, the Browns being unable to get out of their own way against the Broncos, and Raiders-Lions, Eagles-Bears, Texans-Jaguars, and more (4:40), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 10 (47:05).
Nov 04 2019
Rank #2: Ep. 174: Kevin Durant
Feb 10 2017
Rank #3: Ep. 158: Friday Rollin' With Joe House
Dec 30 2016
Rank #4: Finals MVP Kevin Durant (Ep. 225)
Jun 14 2017
Rank #5: Ep. 162: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi and Jeff Ross
Jan 12 2017
Rank #6: No More Warriors, Lamar vs. Belichick, DC’s Baseball Title, and Million Dollar Picks With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss some NBA thoughts on the Warriors, Nets, Kings, Suns, Rockets, the 76ers-Timberwolves melee, and more (5:35), before giving out some NFL Million Dollar Picks and discussing the Washington Nationals’ World Series win (31:05). Then, Bill sits down with Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top five story lines of the week, including potential Josh Gordon landing spots, Vikings-Chiefs, the Patriots’ toughest opponent so far this season in the Ravens, and more (1:01:25).
Nov 01 2019
Rank #7: Here Come the 76ers, Plus Jerrod Carmichael | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 357)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about some NBA story lines, including the 76ers undoubtedly being playoff-ready, the Pacers-Cavs series, and Russell Westbrook's impact on the Thunder (6:25), Then Bill is joined by comedian and television star Jerrod Carmichael to talk about about music, Twitter, making TV shows, streaming services, and more (30:00).
Apr 25 2018
Rank #8: Kevin Durant VI: KD on Zion and Giannis, 2018 Surprises, Media Dealings, Legacies, Summer Plans and More | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 454)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant to talk Zion and Giannis, 2018 surprises, media dealings, legacies, summer plans and more.
Dec 12 2018
Rank #9: Kevin Durant on His Injury, Return to OKC, and the JaVale-Shaq Beef (Ep. 195)
Mar 31 2017
Rank #10: Ep. 159: NFL Wild-Card Weekend Lines With Cousin Sal
Jan 02 2017
Rank #11: The Kyrie Trade Saga, CFB, MLB, and 'Thrones' With Kevin O'Connor and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 254)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons gives his thoughts and theories on the bizarre Kyrie/Isaiah trade saga and why he still believes Kyrie Irving's ceiling is underrated (5:05), then brings on The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor to discuss Friday's press conference in Boston and the league's reaction to the deal (26:05). Then, The Ringer's Mallory Rubin previews the 2017 college football season and September's MLB pennant race before indulging Bill's primitive Game of Thrones thoughts (while longing for her days with The Maester, Jason Concepcion) (55:18).
Sep 01 2017
Rank #12: Two-Hour NBA Trade Deadline Extravaganza (Ep. 324)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old ESPN buddy Ryen Russillo to discuss Isaiah Thomas's value in the NBA today (6:00), OKC's positive outlook for keeping Paul George (13:00), the pitfalls of the NBA salary spike (20:00), LeBron's new teammates (34:00), LeBron's next move (54:00), and the impressive upcoming 2018 NBA draft (1:06:00). Then, another former ESPNer, Tom Haberstroh, offers his thoughts on who won the trade deadline and the one trade that didn't happen that should have. Finally, Joe House hops on the line to give his opinion on what it would take for the Wizards to give up John Wall.
Feb 08 2018
Rank #13: Stephen Curry on Battling LeBron, NBA Twitter, Klaytheism, and the Quest for Immortality | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 401)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons travels to Oakland to sit down with three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry to talk recent Finals runs, the joy of playing with Klay Thompson, getting heated on the court, the new All-Star Game layout, all-time NBA greats, and more.
Aug 16 2018
Rank #14: The New Era of Sports Media and the End of 'The Sports Reporters' (Ep. 210)
May 08 2017
Rank #15: Ep. 147: NBA Power Rankings With Kevin O'Connor
Nov 30 2016
Rank #16: Charles Oakley Tells MJ Stories, Explains Why LeBron Will Leave, and Remembers His Favorite Fights (And It's Amazing) | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 375)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the toughest guy in NBA history, Charles Oakley, to talk Michael Jordan stories, the difference between old-school and today's NBA, the Pat Riley Knicks, why LeBron should leave the Cavs, his MSG ban, and a slew of his NBA beefs on and off the court.
Jun 08 2018
Rank #17: Luka vs. Trae, Kyrie vs. Chemistry, and Canelo vs. Kovalev With Chris Mannix, Plus Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by SI and DAZN's Chris Mannix to discuss the start of the NBA season, including the Warriors' drop-off, Trae Young, Luka Doncic, Pascal Siakam, searching for depth in the Eastern Conference, Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, and more (2:15) before discussing the upcoming Canelo-Kovalev match for the WBO light heavyweight championship (52:15). Then Bill sits down with former Facebook executive and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri to discuss some of Facebook's criticism, how social media platforms are addressing bad actors, the upcoming 2020 election, innovating Instagram, athletes on social media, and more (1:03:22).
Oct 29 2019
Rank #18: LeBron Believes (Again), Philly's Big Test, and a Chaotic Summer Coming With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 360)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with ESPN's Brian Windhorst about how LeBron James seems to believe in this Cavs team once again, the different peaks of LeBron's career, the Celtics-76ers series, LeBron's "final act," Kawhi Leonard's future, and what a wild offseason the NBA is about to have.
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May 02 2018
Rank #19: Matt Damon on 'Good Will Hunting,' 'Rounders' and Breaking Into '90s Hollywood | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 423)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Matt Damon to discuss his journey through Hollywood with Ben Affleck, 'Rounders,' 'Goodwill Hunting,' the 1990s class of actors, baseball, and more.
Oct 03 2018
Rank #20: The Improbable Celtics, 'Cobra Kai,' and Bank Robbery Movies With Bill's Dad and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 366)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons gives his thoughts on the improbable Celtics run as he names the most improbable finals teams in NBA history (3:10). Then Bill calls up his dad to talk about Boston's victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals (24:38). Finally, Bill is joined by Shea Serrano to talk about YouTube Red's 'Cobra Kai,' liking Johnny Lawrence, '80s movies that need to be TV shows, and 'Den of Thieves' and other bank robbery films (58:45).
May 16 2018