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, some advice to wrestling fans regarding the spread of famous social media videos
Andrew Callahan on Who Deserves More Blame: Bill or Mac? Plus, Celtics Pressure Meter Heading Into the Season.
Brian talks the sorry state of the New England Patriots and all the latest Boston Celtics updates
Ian and his guests chat about Arsenal’s opening day WSL defeat to Liverpool, the weekend’s Basque derby and much more
Week 4 Reactions, Disastrous New York Football, and Track to the Future With Cousin Sal and Katie Baker
Tate and Cousin Sal talk the New York Giants’ matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, and Katie Baker joins to discuss the New York Jets and Coco Gauff’s first Grand Slam singles title
The Mets, Yankees, Padres, and Angels all flopped, while lower-payroll squads like the Orioles, Rays, Marlins, and Diamondbacks stormed into the postseason. What’s behind this year’s abnormally tenuous connection between spending and winning, and what does it mean for the playoffs?