Bill Simmons breaks down the reasons why the NBA playoff format needs to be dramatically different (5:00). Then, Cousin Sal hops on the line to give his thoughts on the Winter Olympics (27:00), the NBA All-Star Game (34:00), and early Oscars picks (42:00). Finally, Rockets GM Daryl Morey joins to detail his journey through the NBA ranks and the importance of analytics in his life (56:00).
Revamping the NBA Playoffs, Plus Cousin Sal and Rockets GM Daryl Morey
Winter Olympics, All-Star Game recap, and Daryl Morey on how he became the head of one of the league’s top franchises
JJ covers the latest in Mets, Jets, and Giants news, and Art DiCesare and Jason Katz drop in to discuss best bets and fantasy football
Utah’s Good, the 49ers Aren’t Dead, Nobody Believes in Minnesota, and More—With Michael Pina, Peter Schrager, and Benjamin Solak
Bill is first joined by Michael Pina to talk the Jazz’s winning streak, then by Peter Schrager to talk the 49ers, and finally by Benjamin Solak to talk biggest NFL matchups. Later: Bill’s Million-Dollar Picks for Week 14.
Juliet Litman and Jodi Walker discuss the latest in ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’
Plus, Desmond Ridder, the 2022 draft class, Brock Purdy vs. Tom Brady, and more
Steve and Paul also make predictions for who will win the tournament