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).
Mike Francesa’s Week 17 NFL Picks
Plus: Kuzmania, the rise of OKC, Chris Borland on the dangers of football, and Pacific Ocean hoops
The much-hyped World Cup face off wasn’t a heroic underdog effort on the part of the Americans. It was a match between equals.
Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Carl Anka to look back at England’s 0-0 draw against an impressive USA side
Musa and Ryan discuss the resulting draw from World Cup England-USA football match, and more