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
Rachel and Jodi get into all the details from the Bravo news of the week
Joel McHale joins the show to get into his career and past as both a host and an actor, then talk Episode 7
Sean and Amanda are joined by Wesley Morris to talk Todd Haynes’s new film and ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’
CFB Conference Title Game Confidence Rankings, NFL Playoff Resumés, and Willie Colon on Niners-Eagles
Russillo is joined by Super Bowl champion Willie Colon to break down Dak Prescott’s play, share his pick for 49ers-Eagles, and tell stories from his playing days