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White Sox Eliminated, and Jon Gruden Hits “Idiot Bingo”

Jason discusses Chicago’s ALDS loss to the Astros

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Sox Win and Stay Alive! Plus, Did the Bears Find Their Winning Formula?

Jason reacts to the big White Sox win before answering listener mail and giving props to Justin Fields and the Bears

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A Giant Nightmare and the Jets Sleepwalk in London

JJ reacts to the Giants’ mounting injury concerns before discussing Zach Wilson’s disappointing showing against the Falcons

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The Brewers’ World-Beating Pitching Staff Is the Ultimate Postseason Edge

Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, and Co. have spent 2021 mowing down batters and winning games. Now, when it matters most, this group could be what puts Milwaukee over the top.

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Your Playoff Guide to the 2021 Giants: The Oldest, Unlikeliest, and Best Team in Baseball

How did San Francisco win an astonishing 107 games this season? We have some (irrefutable) theories.

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ALDS Game 1 Recap, the Art of QB Play With J.T. O’Sullivan, and Family and Hockey With Seth Jones of the Blackhawks 

Jason reacts to the White Sox’s loss in Game 1 before discussing Justin Fields’s rookie year

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Which MLB Cards Will Rise in the Playoffs?

Plus, NFL hot and cold, mailbag questions, and the best card buys of the weeks

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Dodgers, Giants, Rays, Astros: Who Will Win It All?

Plus, the guys talk about what they’re looking forward to most in a packed weekend of football

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The Reasons Each MLB Playoff Team Will—and Won’t—Win the World Series

Eight teams have a solid case to lift the Commissioner’s Trophy, but baseball’s playoff format makes even the best of the best vulnerable

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The Ringer Staff’s 2021 MLB Playoff Predictions

With the wild-card games in the rearview mirror and the ALDS about to start, it’s time to ask: Which teams are poised to make a run, and which are ripe for an early exit?

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The MVP of the AL Wild-Card Game Was a Giant Wall

Boston eliminated the Yankees from the playoffs on Tuesday night. That’s thanks to an absurdly tall green surface.

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The Yankees Weren’t Good Enough. How Do They Change That?

Ryan and CC react to a disappointing wild-card performance by the Yankees

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Red Sox Bliss, Luka’s 2022 Ceiling, and a Michael Keaton Interview

Bill reacts to the Red Sox topping the Yankees and chats NBA expectations with Jonathan Tjarks

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The Yankees’ Playoff Dreams Are Over. Their Offseason of Questions Is Just Beginning.

After falling to the Red Sox in the wild-card game, New York faces a winter of massive change. Will Aaron Boone be the manager in 2022? What will happen to Gary Sánchez? And what will the team decide about Aaron Judge’s potential extension?

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ALDS Anxiety and Sox/Astros Preview With Len Kasper

Plus: Cubs Season Recap With Russell Dorsey

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Bill Simmons Previews Yankees–Red Sox, and Rojas Is Out As Mets Manager

Bill and JJ make predictions for the AL wild-card game

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Brady Beats Mac, Dallas Is for Real, and a Sox-Yanks Battle Looms, With Cousin Sal

Plus, reacting to the rest of the NFL Sunday slate and reviewing ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

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A Victorious Day in New York

Plus, legacies and futures on the line Tuesday night at Fenway

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The White Sox Hired Tony La Russa, so Jake Is Walking to Chicago. Oh, and the Dodgers Won the World Series.

And The Athletic’s Levi Weaver joins the show to discuss Dodgers-Rays

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Breaking Down Blake Snell, Kevin Cash, and How the Dodgers Became Champions in MLB’s Strangest Season

Plus, CC shares a particular frustration with ESPN and Odell Beckham Jr., and the guys discuss their quarterback tiers for this NFL season

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Dodgers Finally Pull It Off! Plus, Steelers Stories With Willie Colon, and NFL Trade Deadline With Kevin Clark

Plus, Ryen answers a listener-submitted Life Advice question

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The Dodgers Are World Series Champions After a 32-Year Drought

Plus: Dynasty talk has become popular in baseball. Is the Dodgers’ dynasty validated, and is there an end in sight?

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Blake Snell’s Game 6 Hook Is the Latest Sign of MLB’s Starting Pitcher Apocalypse

During postseason play, starting pitchers are working less than ever. And regardless of whether those early moves make sense in practice or on paper, they kind of suck.

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The Blake Snell Decision Isn’t Why the Rays Lost the World Series

They came pretty damn close against a team that outspent them 4-to-1 on payroll. Now it’s time for Tampa Bay to pay for some players of its own.

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Justin Turner’s Positive COVID-19 Test Raises Many Questions

The Dodgers third baseman returned to the field to celebrate L.A.’s victory with his teammates despite being removed from the game in the eighth inning for a positive test

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The Blake Snell WTF Game, Mookie’s Second Title, and the 2020 World Series With CC Sabathia

Plus: NBA draft trades with Kevin O’Connor

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The Dodgers’ Championship Drought Is Over. Can Their Dynasty Now Begin?

After topping Tampa Bay in Game 6 and winning the equivalent of 116 games in this surreal, shortened season, L.A. closed the chapter on its recent playoff failings. But Hollywood loves a sequel.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Win the World Series

Bill Simmons goes live with CC Sabathia to discuss the 2020 World Series winners

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The Dodgers Make For the Most Compelling TV in MLB

With the team’s familiar cast of characters, rich story lines, and recent spate of playoff failures, even the most casual fans have a connection with the Dodgers. Will this week change how we feel about them?

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Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Bounce Back to Win Game 5 After a Historically Bizarre Game 4 Loss

Jake and Jordan reflect on the Dodgers taking Game 5 and discuss if we might get a World Series Game 7 for the second consecutive year

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Finally, the Dodgers Seem Ready to Win It All

Following a 4-2 win over the Rays on Sunday night, the Dodgers have a 3-2 lead in the World Series. And this time, they may actually leave with a championship.

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Instant Reactions to World Series Game 5

Plus, Ryan and CC look back at the wild ending to Game 4 and ahead to Game 6