Bill Simmons is joined by his dad for his first full podcast, to talk the best and worst of Boston sports (2:50). Then, The Ringer's Kevin Clark stops by to talk Jimmy G, the AFC playoffs, and growing up a tortured Orlando Magic fan (22:50). Finally, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor calls in to discuss some of the trades that shaped this NBA season, Russell Westbrook's off-ball play, the trade deadline, and way-too early NBA Finals talk (54:00).
The Blue-Plate-Special 70th Birthday Pod With Bill's Dad, Kevin Clark, and Kevin O'Connor
From Jimmy G to Russell Westbrook, Bill and guests cover a wide range of today’s hot topics
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