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
Daniel Jones Recaps the Tie, Plus Judge Watch, and Sean Fennessey on Justin Verlander and Mike White
The Giants quarterback joins to discuss the game against the Commanders
Plus, recapping the Celtics’ win over the Raptors and debating whether Jaylen Brown can make an All-NBA team
Plus, discussing the moves the team can make to get to the next level
Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: The Steelers and Niners Are on the Rise, Plus Who Are the Real Super Bowl Contenders?
Steven Ruiz also joins to discuss Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow, and Geno Smith