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
Bill Simmons is joined by Chris, Sean, and Van to rewatch Robert De Niro’s coming-of-age film, ‘A Bronx Tale,’ starring Chazz Palminteri, De Niro, and Lillo Brancato Jr.
Plus, breaking down how Deion Sanders is changing college football
By spending only a fraction of its time on our titular character, this latest installment is free to be equal parts ominous and joyful, expand the series’ cast, and finally reward weeks’ worth of patience
The crew closes the show with highlights from NXT and a preview of tonight’s AEW ‘Grand Slam’