The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some early NBA reactions and gives out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 16 (3:00), before he is joined by actor William Zabka to discuss Season 3 of Cobra Kai. They talk about making the platform switch to Netflix, successfully rebooting a classic franchise, Zabka’s character (Johnny Lawrence) switching from antagonist in the film franchise to protagonist in the TV show, Season 3 excitement, and more (23:00). Finally Bill talks with The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and WSJ’s Jason Gay for another edition of the Sports Repodders. They discuss COVID-19’s major blow to the sports media industry, how sports media innovated when there were no sports to cover, a look back at the 2020 NFL draft, sports gambling permeating mainstream sports culture, the evolution of the relationship between athlete and journalist, and more (56:00).
William Zabka on ‘Cobra Kai,’ and a 2020 Sports Repodders Recap With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay
Plus, Bill Simmons shares some early thoughts on the NBA and makes his Million-Dollar Picks for Week 16
A 2023 NFL Redraft, Deion’s Next School, the 76ers Soap Opera, and Week 3 Picks With Danny Kelly, Van Lathan, and Howard Beck
Plus, Bill and Van discuss the top five college football coaches who should watch out for Deion Sanders
Wes Bergmann joins Johnny to discuss the contestants on this season, exactly how retired he is, and more!
Plus, Brian makes a couple Week 3 bets, then he and Jamie make their predictions for the Pats game
And later, mailbag questions!
Dana White Announces STACKED UFC 295 and UFC 296 Cards! Plus, When Will We See Conor McGregor Again?
Also, some Discord questions about Bellator, UFC 300, and Paul Felder’s speculated return, as well as a quick preview of the litany of fights going down this weekend
Plus, WWE ‘SmackDown’ is leaving Fox for the USA Network