HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by one of the most influential authors of the 21st century, Ta-Nehisi Coates, to discuss the importance of reading (6:00), LeBron managing his celebrity status (18:00), the decision to challenge President Obama (28:00), the role of athlete involvement in political protest (34:00), the Colin Kaepernick situation (48:00), the OJ doc (1:01:00), and the best season of The Wire (1:08:00).
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Storytelling, Challenging Obama, and the Kaepernick Situation
The author joined Bill to discuss topics including LeBron’s celebrity status, the president, politics in sports, and the best season of the ‘The Wire’
Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss trade rumors ahead of the deadline
Plus, the crew discusses Jon Moxley’s return at AEW Dynamite
Plus, breaking down the Mavs defense and the Blazers without Damian Lillard
As an announcer, Romo plays to the level of the competition. Chiefs-Bills was football ecstasy, which meant he was at his giddy, exuberant best. The problem is that most games aren’t half as fun, and giddiness is no substitute for analysis.
Van and Charles discuss the reveal of a familiar character and the introduction of a new ship
Kevin is joined by Sheil Kapadia, Nate Taylor, and Ben Baby to preview this weekend’s NFL conference championships