Rank #1: Cleveland's Bandwagon Crash, Pats Conspiracies, Pittsburgh's Pain, Lamar's Breakout and Guess The Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Antonio Brown signing, and the Patriots steamrolling the Steelers without him; A tough-fought battle between the Colts and the Chargers, Lamar Jackson's electric performance, Kyler Murray's NFL debut, Chiefs-Jaguars, and more, before guessing the NFL lines for Week 2.
Rank #2: Ep. 174: Kevin Durant
Rank #3: Ep. 158: Friday Rollin' With Joe House
Rank #4: The Antonio Brown/Patriots WTF Emergency Pod With Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up his dad to discuss Antonio Brown signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots.
Rank #5: Finals MVP Kevin Durant (Ep. 225)
Rank #6: Ep. 162: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi and Jeff Ross
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).
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.
Rank #9: Kevin Durant on His Injury, Return to OKC, and the JaVale-Shaq Beef (Ep. 195)
Rank #10: Ep. 159: NFL Wild-Card Weekend Lines With Cousin Sal
Rank #11: Trubisky’s Folly, WTF Antonio Brown, Million Dollar Picks, and "Mallory’s Most Intriguing" With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons recaps the 2019 NFL season opener, Packers at Bears (2:55), before making million-dollar picks with Joe House (17:48). Finally, Bill is joined by Mallory Rubin for "Mallory’s Most Intriguing," in which she shares her five most intriguing story lines of the week in football (1:05:30).
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.
Rank #13: 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).
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: The New Era of Sports Media and the End of 'The Sports Reporters' (Ep. 210)
Rank #16: Ep. 147: NBA Power Rankings With Kevin O'Connor
Rank #17: 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.
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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Rank #19: 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).