HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by JackO to discuss the MLB trade deadline, Yankees–Red Sox, A-Rod’s announcing, the 2020 election, and more (4:04). Then Bill sits down with owner of Fanatics and 76ers part-owner Michael Rubin to talk about sports team ownership, player empowerment, the 2019-20 76ers, sports apparel trends, counterfeit merchandise, streamlining production, and more (56:45).
The A-Rod Problem Plus Fanatics owner Michael Rubin
Bill is joined by JackO to discuss the MLB trade deadline, A-Rod, the 2020 election, then sits with Michael Rubin to talk sports team ownership, apparel, production, and more
Plus, some news in college basketball and NFL betaches
How Basketball Media Consumption and Discourse Have Changed Over the Years. Plus, Giannis’s Place in NBA History.
Logan, Raja, and Howard discuss how basketball (and basketball media) is consumed in the modern age and talk about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s place among the league’s all-time players
Jagielka joins Ben Foster, Mark Goldbridge and Paul Robinson to break down all the weekend drama from the Carabao Cup final and the Premier League
Tate Frazier is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss Kentucky’s 22-point drubbing of Alabama, the mythology behind Rick Pitino’s white suit, the court storm seen round the world, and more
And the Cold Open Question of the Week: Who gets a bigger POP, Rhea Ripley in Perth, Australia, or Paul Heyman in Philadelphia?