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
Buffalo’s superstar quarterback was firing on all cylinders in the team’s win over the Dolphins, which reaffirmed the Bills’ position in the top tier of the AFC. Plus, the Eagles have issues, Lamar Jackson is quietly in peak form, Zach Wilson finally flashed potential, awards, and more.
Sheil and Ben break down the Eagles’ issues on both sides of the ball
Plus, Brian takes a moment to pay tribute to Tim Wakefield
Boston Gets Jrue Holiday, Zach Wilson’s Alive, Belichick’s in Trouble, Buffalo’s Cruising, and Week 5 Lines
Bill and Ryen evaluate the Blazers-Celtics trade and discuss its impact on the Eastern Conference, and Cousin Sal joins to break down all the Week 4 NFL games
Verno and KOC discuss how this trade will affect the Celtics, and KOC shares his experience at the U2 concert
The Europeans leave Rome with a 16.5-to-11.5 win, a sense of camaraderie, and a splendid captain in Luke Donald. The U.S. side leaves with … well, who knows?