HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to remember the late David Stern (3:00). Then Ryen sticks around to call up ESPN senior writer Seth Wickersham to discuss the upcoming Patriots-Titans playoff game and the implications to the end of the Brady era in New England (33:45). Then Bill and Ryen talk with Fox Sports and NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to preview Round 1 of the NFL playoffs (1:01:15). Finally Bill and Russillo call up Joe House to make some NFL Million Dollar Picks (1:33:40).
RIP, David Stern—Plus Round 1’s Mega-Playoff Preview With Ryen Russillo, Seth Wickersham, Peter Schrager, and Joe House
Remembering the late NBA commissioner
Throughout the early part of his career, Mahomes was defined by trick shots, deep balls, and awe-inspiring ridiculousness. But after his Super Bowl loss in the 2020 season, he put a greater emphasis on the basics—and that’s led to perhaps his best campaign yet.
Bryan talks to Mad Dog about his career as a radio host and his favorite thing about radio before discussing Tom Brady and Bill Belichick with Mike
A picturesque fadeaway, a moment with Kareem, and (ahem) a loss to the Thunder. James’s historic night might not have been perfect, but it told us a lot about LeBron, this season, and his path to this point.
After no. 18 Indiana took down no. 1 Purdue over the weekend, KOC and J. Kyle Mann take a look at two promising prospects from the Hoosiers