Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter and former Raiders CEO Amy Trask joined Bill Simmons for the latest episode of Any Given Wednesday, then stayed to continue their conversation. In this extra clip from the show, the two talked about how the new NFL collective bargaining agreement has changed the way teams prepare for the season—possibly leading to sloppier starts to the campaign (looking at you, Rams). They touched on Jared Goff, Colin Kaepernick, and more.
Week 5 Is the New Week 1 in the NFL
Cris Carter and Amy Trask explain why you shouldn’t overreact to anything that happens in the first week of the season
Also, Verno and KOC discuss the Malcolm Brogdon trade
CFB Realignment: Which Fan Bases Are Actually Happy? With Bruce Feldman and Van Lathan. Plus Danny Ainge Does It Again.
Bruce joins Ryen to talk about exactly how UCLA and USC secured a move to join the Big Ten conference in 2024 before Van comes on to discuss how conference realignment in college football affects the regional aspect of the sport
Elsewhere, Noisy Boy, ASF, Jack Cartwheel, Komander, and Cometa Maya put on a clinic worth a multitude of GIFs in this week’s best pro wrestling matches
Jeanette Kwakye and Flo Lloyd-Hughes join Ian to discuss England’s chances, some dark horses, and other sides that look strong going into the European Women’s Championship
Dave, Chris, and Bryan Ford pursue a dish close to Bryan’s heart: the Honduran quesadilla