Bill Simmons connects with his dad to talk about the Celtics’ second playoff win over the 76ers, how Philly can get back on track, the Red Sox, and (maybe) for the last time revisit the Patriots’ 2018 draft picks (3:10). Then, Nathan Hubbard calls in to talk about his vision for next-gen ticket sales and his new company, Rival, as well as LAFC’s new stadium and being a sports parent (39:45). Finally, Bill talks with Mark Titus about the Rockets, the NBA’s lackadaisical enforcement of traveling violations, the Pacers, the college basketball teams with the biggest persecution complexes, and Titus’s bid to be head coach of the Chicago State men’s basketball program (1:05:00).
Sleeper Celtics, Boring Rockets, and Next-Gen Tickets
Bill Simmons and his dad, Mark Titus, and Nathan Hubbard cover Boston sports, playoff story lines, NBA officiating, and more
Sheil and Ben recap the game and discuss offensive coordinator Brian Johnson’s improvement as a play caller
Bill, Chris, and Sean spend the weekend in South Carolina to reminisce about college, listen to their favorite records, and rewatch Lawrence Kasdan’s comedy-drama
Also, discussing Matt Riddle’s release from WWE
Bryan and David also discuss Taylor Swift’s attendance at the Chiefs game on Sunday