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A Crazy NFL Season With Kevin Clark, Plus Jim Belushi on Cannabis, ‘SNL,’ and His Legendary Brother, John

Bill and Kevin Clark discuss an unprecedented NFL season, the NFL draft, and more before actor Jim Belushi joins to talk about his new show, ‘Growing Belushi,’ and much more

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss an unprecedented NFL season, the NFL draft, college coaches potentially signing on as consultants, the possibility of regular-season games during the week, a fundamental change to “home-field advantage,” and more (3:05). Then Bill is joined by actor and cannabis farmer Jim Belushi to discuss his new show on Discovery Channel, Growing Belushi, as well as Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit that works to secure the release of nonviolent offenders currently serving time for possession of cannabis. They also discuss tortured Chicago sports fandom in the 1970s; Jim’s career as an actor on projects like SNL, About Last Night, and According to Jim; Jim’s brother, John Belushi; The Blues Brothers; and forming friendships with John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin, and more (38:40). Finally Bill talks with his dad about the state of Boston sports; the Patriots’ new QB, Cam Newton; a subpar start to the Red Sox season; and a hopeful outlook for the Celtics as they head into the NBA playoffs (1:24:08).

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