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 break down the Eagles’ issues on both sides of the ball
Plus, Brian takes a moment to pay tribute to Tim Wakefield
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?
House and Hubbard break down everything that happened at the competition, including Rory McIlroy’s exchange with Joe LaCava