Bill Simmons talks with Mark Titus about his love for the Little League World Series, then he weighs in on the Urban Meyer–Ohio State issue. He then talks about athletes dealing with depression and other mental illness and how sports may respond to more and more people speaking out (4:00). Then Bill calls up his buddy JackO to talk about the recent Red Sox swoon and Bill’s trip to Florida before they remember Senator John McCain (1:00:03).
Urban Meyer, the Little League World Series, John McCain, and the Red Sox Swoon
Plus: JackO calls in to talk about the Red Sox
Plus, Chris and Andy talk The Replacements’ newly reissued remixed album Tim (Let It Bleed Edition) and how it feels to hear something meaningful to your youth in a new way
And later, mailbag questions!
Mixed Feelings on Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett, the Shocking Resurrection of Dillon Danis, and Israel Adesanya’s Jon Jones Moment?
Plus, Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, answering some Discord questions about Brian Ortega’s mysterious absence, the suspected PFL and Bellator merger, and more
Verno and KOC talk recent trades and what they mean for all teams involved
What’s Going On With the Bengals Offense? Plus, a Preseason Hype Check and a Packers and Lions Preview.
Nora Princiotti and Steven Ruiz do a deep dive on Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals offense and how to solve their struggles