Bill Simmons is joined by World Series champion CC Sabathia to discuss his experience at the protests in Brooklyn, the moment he realized the nation was ignited by the killing of George Floyd, and the platforms today’s athletes have and their ability to speak out against injustice. They also discuss CC’s time with the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, including the 2007 ALCS, watching LeBron James play high school sports in Cleveland, the incomparable Mariano Rivera, the 2009 World Series, bench-clearing brawls, how athletes may be affected by moving the start date of their season, and more.
CC Sabathia on Protesting, Drew Brees, Baseball’s Return, LeBron, Rivera, and the National Moment
The former pitcher joins Bill to discuss his experience at the protests in Brooklyn, the platforms today’s athletes have and their ability to speak out against injustice, and more
Did Andrew Wiggins’s All-Star campaign get a boost from an unexpected fan base? Plus, KOC and Verno gush over Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr.
NFL Championship Round Film Breakdowns With Ted Nguyen, the Forgotten Character in the Steroid Saga, Plus ‘The Line’ Director Doug Shultz
Ryen also hits on whether or not Ben Simmons’s trade value has diminished from August 2021 and the 76ers quest for a favorable trade
Plus, Warren and House share their favorite bets of the week