The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco of the R2C2 podcast to discuss MLB’s shaky start to the season with multiple Miami Marlins players testing positive for COVID-19, how some of the concerns surrounding baseball can also be applied to the NFL, getting ready for the NBA restart, sports broadcasts during the pandemic, Ryan and CC’s dream podcast guests, and more (2:10). Then Bill talks with Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal about some of the challenges the NFL will face for the 2020 season, how New York City has adapted to COVID-19, pandemic parenting, and the passing of Jason’s friend and TV icon, Regis Philbin (53:00).
MLB’s Struggles, NBA Asterisks With CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco, and Jason Gay on Pandemic Parenting and Regis Philbin
Discussing MLB’s shaky start to the season with multiple Miami Marlins players testing positive for COVID-19, the NBA restart, the passing of TV icon Regis Philbin, and more
Plus, Jake and Jordan discuss Sal Pérez’s great season
Verno and KOC take a look back to 2019 to evaluate their previous picks for which NBA player islands to inhabit and then choose some new islands from the pool of lottery picks currently in the NBA
Evan and the guys discuss Adam Cole’s debut and debate Flobo’s Mount Rushmore of wrestling before Jack gives his Farmers Market Picks of the Week
Charles and Grace are joined by writer Chris Mench to break down the songs on ‘Montero’ that worked, Lil Nas X’s place in hip-hop, and more before Grace quizzes Charles on über-specific genres of music
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay break down the 2021 Emmys, the Clippers’ new stadium, and more