Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Trail Blazers’ quest to conquer the Western Conference (03:45), the baggage that could hold back the Rockets (24:00), the Russell Westbrook conundrum (38:00), the insignificance of the triple-double (48:30), the Rookie of the Year race between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell (50:45), Brad Stevens and the struggling Celtics (57:45), the Boston sports radio scene (01:09:45), and ranking UMBC’s win over Virginia among the greatest upsets of all time (01:19:00).
Portland’s Rise, NBA Finals Sleepers, and UMBC vs. Tyson
Ryen Russillo joins the pod to talk the Trail Blazers’ quest to conquer the Western Conference
Larry also weighs in on pandemic fatigue, his issue with voter ID laws being called racist, and the Texas abortion ban
Mallory is joined by Andy Greenwald and TD St. Matthew-Daniel to analyze the ‘Hawkeye’ trailer and the new Tony Stark tale
All that, plus one reason to watch every other game
Can the Ravens rebound against the Chiefs? And can House hit a five-leg teaser?
The guys also discuss their legacies and the UFC’s inability to properly honor its stars after they’re done fighting
Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline