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Jaylen Brown’s Season, OpenAI Rebellion, KC’s WR Shortage, In-Season Tournament Kudos, GSW in Trouble, NFL MVP Weirdness, and Million-Dollar Thanksgiving Picks

Bill and Derek Thompson also talk about the rapid development of AI and check in on Elon Musk

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In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss Jaylen Brown’s changing role on the Boston Celtics (2:06), before talking with Derek Thompson about OpenAI’s decision to fire CEO Sam Altman, the fallout, how rapidly AI is developing, predictions for the following weeks, as well as a check-in on Elon Musk during the troughs of his lawsuit with Media Matters, and more (32:44). Finally, Austin Gayle stops by for another segment of NFL Nerd Out, where they run through some surprising advanced statistics on C.J. Stroud, Zach Wilson, the Panthers offense, Chargers HC Brandon Staley, USC QB Caleb Williams, and more (1:27:55).

Host: Bill Simmons
Guests: Kevin O’Connor, Derek Thompson, and Austin Gayle
Producer: Kyle Crichton



In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the success of the inaugural NBA in-season tournament and check in on some aging NBA superstars, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry (1:42). Then, Bill talks with Danny Kelly and Steven Ruiz about the lackluster NFL MVP race (50:58) before Bill and Danny run through NFL Week 12 games and make the Million-Dollar Picks (1:21:23).

Host: Bill Simmons
Guests: Rob Mahoney, Steven Ruiz, and Danny Kelly
Producer: Kyle Crichton

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