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Mike Francesa’s Week 17 NFL Picks

Plus: Kuzmania, the rise of OKC, Chris Borland on the dangers of football, and Pacific Ocean hoops

Chris Russo And Mike Francesa Of Mike And The Mad Dog Get Together For SiriusXM Town Hall Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Bill Simmons is joined again by New York radio legend Mike Francesa to recap last week’s NFL picks (2:23) and offer up picks for Week 17 (19:06). Then, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor joins to discuss precocious NBA rookies (28:17) and the Oklahoma City Thunder trending upward (31:28); former NFL linebacker Chris Borland and The Ringer’s Kevin Clark come on to debate the factors that hinder player safety in football (35:33); and The Ringer’s Mark Titus and Tate Frazier sit down to consider a hypothetical college basketball rivalry (43:39).

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