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Embiid’s Crazy Career, Plus Harden’s Next Move, Big Papi’s Honor, and Charles Oakley Stops By

Bill is also joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia

Sean Payton Steps Down, Divisional-Round Weekend Reactions, and Aaron Rodgers

Plus, looking ahead to the conference championship games in Kansas City and Los Angeles

Kyle Shanahan on Super Bowl Regrets, Trading Up for Lance, Taking the SF Job, and Coaching With His Dad

Plus, his thoughts on the Matthew Stafford trade, playing the Rams twice every year, and more

Don’t Count Out the Hawks Just Yet, the Lakers’ Brodie Trade Decision, and a Surprise Guest

Verno and KOC discuss the up-and-down season from Trae Young and the Hawks, the Bulls’ injury woes, and the decisions that lie ahead of the Lakers, before Adam Lefkoe joins in to talk about hosting ‘NBA on TNT’ and more

Working With Robert De Niro, Stand-up Comedy, and More With Sebastian Maniscalco

The comedian discusses ‘The Irishman,’ Chicago, and his stand-up career

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The Westbrook Trade the Lakers Need. Plus, More Observations From Around the NBA.

Frank Vogel likely isn’t long for Los Angeles. Can the Lakers find a way to ship Russell Westbrook out, too? Plus, my ballot for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game and more.

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The Bills and Chiefs Just Showed That With QBs, “Good Enough” Is No Longer Good Enough

When Kansas City and Buffalo drafted Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, they were betting big on physical talent under center. Now, that’s the primary way to win in the NFL—and Sunday night’s electrifying showcase proved it.

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Oscar Isaac’s ‘Moon Knight’ Accent Might Not Be As Bad As You Think

The internet skewered Isaac’s accent after the trailer for the latest MCU offering debuted last week. But according to one dialect coach, it actually doesn’t seem that weird.

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Crypto Crashing, Pandemic Stocks Plunging: The Story Behind January’s Wild Stock Market

Author Morgan Housel joins to talk Peloton, Bitcoin, and finance myths

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‘The Bachelor’ Recap: The Shrimp Incident

Exactly what this show needs: more food-related feuds!!!

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Remembering Louie Anderson, Comedy’s Family Man

"Louie Anderson was pure," Zach Galifianakis says of his former costar, who died at the age of 68 last week. He’s not the only one who felt that way.

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‘The Gilded Age’ Brings ‘Downton Abbey’ to New York With Flair and Familiarity

Infiltrating a caste, as opposed to inheriting one’s membership, is a new premise for ‘Downton Abbey’ creator Julian Fellowes, and an intriguing one

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‘Ozark’ Is at the Crossroads Ahead of Its Part 2 Finale

The first part of the crime drama’s final season doesn’t bring us to a cliffhanger, but rather a stalemate. What’s changed with the Byrdes?

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The Winners and Losers of Divisional-Round Weekend

The Chiefs beat the Bills in an instant classic, but the NFL’s overtime rules need to change. Plus, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are out of the postseason.

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The Best NFL Playoff Weekend Ever With Cousin Sal

Plus, Tom Brady retirement watch and pondering Aaron Rodgers’s next move

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The NFL’s Present and Future Were on Display in the Chiefs-Bills Playoff Classic

Josh Allen was unstoppable, but Patrick Mahomes had the ball last. Kansas City and Buffalo’s overtime thriller was the final game in an epic divisional-round weekend.

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A Vintage Tom Brady–Led Comeback Fell Just Short. What’s Next?

Brady had enough magic for another unbelievable playoff win … until he didn’t

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More Packers Playoff Sadness Puts Aaron Rodgers’s Uncertain Future Into Focus

Green Bay and its MVP quarterback have uncomfortable questions to answer after another disappointing postseason exit

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The Aston Villa Revolution Will Be Televised

Fresh off a pair of coups in Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne, with legend Steven Gerrard at the helm, Aston Villa has no plans to settle for mediocrity in the Premier League

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Aaron Rodgers’s Next Move, and Some Respect for the Titans

Come for the discussion of why the AFC’s no. 1 seed doesn’t get enough respect. Stay for the story of Ryen getting hit in the head by Darren Rovell.

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A New Take on the Air Jordan 6

Plus, discussing the upcoming Nike and Louis Vuitton posthumous Virgil Abloh collaboration

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The TV Rom-com Has Evolved and Left ‘How I Met Your Father’ Behind

In the eight years since ‘How I Met Your Mother’ concluded, television has expanded the scope and ambition of romantic stories. The result is a spinoff that feels frozen in time.

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Women Are the Ones Who Knock on ‘Ozark’

The Netflix series follows in the footsteps of classic antihero dramas like ‘Breaking Bad’—with one important difference

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Patrick Mahomes vs. Josh Allen Is NFL Playoff Utopia

It’s hard to sustain long quarterback rivalries in the modern NFL. Let’s hope the Bills and Chiefs buck the trend.

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Could the Cavaliers Win the East’s No. 1 Seed?

With Kevin Durant now on the mend, the top spot in the East seems wide open. And one of the league’s biggest surprises could be the best candidate to reap the benefits.

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The NFL’s Peaks and Valleys Led to the Right Teams in the Promised Land

There were strange results and few dominant teams in the NFL in 2021, but the postseason has shaped up perfectly

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How the Bills and Chiefs Found Their Form—and Set Up the Best Divisional-Round Matchup

Two months ago, both offenses were struggling to find the big plays that had defined them both in 2020. Now, though, they’re back on track—and just in time for an all-important game.

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What Makes Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase So Dominant? Everything That Once Worked at LSU.

The Bengals’ postseason hopes rest on the success of their second-year QB and rookie wide receiver. They’re doing the exact same things they did at LSU—and showing no signs of slowing down.

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Russell Westbrook Needs to Fit in With the Lakers

KOC breaks down the LeBron-at-center experiment, why it works so well, and how Russell Westbrook can improve his decision-making and embrace a new role

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What Exactly Does the “Metaverse” Have to Do With the Microsoft-Activision Deal?

Microsoft develops the Xbox and has been a major player in PC and console gaming for more than 20 years. The company isn’t betting $70 billion on the buzzword of the week.

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NBA Second-Quarter Awards: Best Team, Player, and Surprise

With half the regular season in the books, it’s once again time to hand out some imaginary hardware. We spotlight the ahead-of-schedule Grizzlies, two bigs in Cleveland turning heads, and a player out West who could change the calculus for his franchise’s future.

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The Titans Are Finally Healthy. But Will That Be Enough for Them to Make a Run?

This season, Tennessee has been defined by its injuries. Now that its stars are back in the fold, though, does this team have enough to live up to its no. 1 seed?

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The NFL Divisional-Round Entrance Survey

The Ringer staffers pick the best matchups, the most exciting quarterback battle, and what will tip the balance in this weekend’s games

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‘Billions’ Moves on in a Post-Axe Economy

After Damian Lewis’s departure following Season 5, the Showtime drama forges ahead in a landscape that hardly looks like it used to. Maybe that’s a good thing.

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‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 4 Breakdown: The Slow Ride of the Bounty Hunter

The past has met the present, banthas have been ridden, and lingering questions now have answers. But as the series turns toward its end, what lies in the future?

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A Title for Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Has Been Forged

Secrecy has been the norm as the release date for the fantasy epic approaches, but the newly announced title, ‘The Rings of Power,’ is more than enough for fans to chew on

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From the Alt-Cabaret Stage to HBO, Bridget Everett Is Still Singing

After years of performing karaoke and explicit sing-alongs, the comedian has settled into the lead role of an understated coming-of-age series on HBO, ‘Somebody Somewhere’