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
Sheil and Ben break down the Eagles’ issues on both sides of the ball
Plus, Brian takes a moment to pay tribute to Tim Wakefield
Verno and KOC discuss how this trade will affect the Celtics, and KOC shares his experience at the U2 concert
The Europeans leave Rome with a 16.5-to-11.5 win, a sense of camaraderie, and a splendid captain in Luke Donald. The U.S. side leaves with … well, who knows?
House and Hubbard break down everything that happened at the competition, including Rory McIlroy’s exchange with Joe LaCava