The NBA’s two recent structural innovations—the IST and the play-in—harness the drama of single elimination without compromising the legitimacy of the league’s ultimate annual championship. Plus, one X factor for every team in the semifinals and more.
Brian chats with Andrew Fillipponi about the upcoming Patriots-Steelers game on Thursday night. Then, Brian talks to The Boston Globe’s Conor Ryan about the Bruins and their recent slump, another terrific season from David Pastrnak, and more.
Tony Gill explains why he’s cut ties with the Sox, and Jason explains his issues with general manager Chris Getz. After that, Jason welcomes The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma to get the latest on the Cubs’ activity at the MLB Winter Meetings.
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are back to answer your questions, including whether we can expect new music from Heidi, if they believe in ghosts, their parenting philosophies, Heidi’s plastic surgeries, and more