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The Mind of Matt is a very strange thing. You will hear a few different shows, Polar Opposites, Social Nonsense & The Musical Show. Polar Opposites where Craig Moffett and I "discuss" your favorite teams and ours of course. Social Nonsense is my Politics/Comedy show covering politics, life and pop culture. Finally there is The Musical Show W Matt & Joe which is our Broadway themed music show, so come and listen and enjoy.
 
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The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a nail-biter between the Seahawks and the Patriots, a miracle comeback by the Cowboys against the Falcons, the Chief’s overtime win vs. the Chargers led by rookie QB Justin Herbert, an injury-plagued NFL Sunday, another Vikings collapse, Buccaneers-Panthers, the 2-0 Chicago Bears, cross-o…
 
Jeff Pearlman, longtime writer for Sports Illustrated and host of the “Two Writers Slinging Yang” podcast, joins to discuss his brand new book, “Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty” (which was written before Kobe’s tragic passing in January). They talk about Kobe & Shaq’s individual personalities, how they …
 
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sports media legend Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Heat winning another close Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics to bring the series to 2-0, the construction of the Miami Heat, the tenacious Denver Nuggets, the brilliance of Nikola Jokic, where the Clippers went wrong, how the 2020 NBA playoff…
 
Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, hosts of Showtime’s “All The Smoke,” return to discuss George Floyd’s killing, social justice, DeSean Jackson, the NBA season restart, Kobe Bryant, and Allen Iverson. Plus, Stack breaks down what went wrong for the Clippers, why he never bets against Jimmy Butler, how he feels about Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic, and…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers collapse in game seven of of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Nuggets, where this game ranks among historic playoff collapses, how the Nuggets match up with the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, panic Clippers trades and more (2:55). Then Bill and Ryen talk…
 
Former Boston Celtics exec and former GM of the Phoenix Suns turned radio analyst on Radio.com, Ryan McDonough, analyzes what went wrong for the Houston Rockets, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, possible head coach candidates, and how the Rockets can better their chances at a Championship next season. Plus, he talks Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker…
 
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' gut-wrenching loss to the Rams, no-fan football, trouble in Tompa Bay, gambling disasters, the Bears' comeback win, Cam Newton's Patriots debut, the savvy Cardinals, and more (1:55), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 2 (54:48). Finally, Bill and Sal close out with anothe…
 
Rich Kleiman, host of the “The Boardroom Out of Office” podcast, and co-founder of Thirty5 Ventures with Kevin Durant discusses Kevin Durant and The Nets vs The Knicks storyline, KD’s departure from OKC, basketball IQ, and Steve Nash. He also provides an update on KD’s injury rehab. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and the NFL season opener in which the Chiefs rolled the Texans, before kicking off Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (3:35). Then Bill is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the Celtics-Raptors series, Game 6, the Raptors' effective defense, the Heat awaiting their opponent for the Easte…
 
Amin Elhassan of ESPN returns to discuss the Milwaukee Bucks play-off elimination, the impending Giannis Sweepstakes, new Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Steve Nash and his “Superstar Privilege,” and what to do about the drama in Philly and OKC’s Chris Paul trade dilemma. Plus, he weighs in on The Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis, why Fred VanVleet would be …
 
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and Celtics-Raptors (2:53) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Bill’s favorite storylines heading into the NFL season (17:22). Then they kick off their FOURTEENTH season of Guess the Lines and guess the NFL lines for Week 1. Finally, Parent Corner returns (1:05:55).…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ playoff turmoil, whether Giannis will re-sign with the Bucks, the Heat’s rising playoffs expectations, Clippers-Nuggets, Raptors-Celtics, Steve Nash as the Nets head coach, Bill’s son Ben’s first-ever fantasy football draft, and more!…
 
Atlanta Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce joins The Full 48 with Howard Beck to discuss building a young team and their opportunities next season. Then they dig deep into Steve Nash becoming the Brooklyn Nets Head Coach, what he brings to the table and what challenges he will face as a Coach. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Raptors' last-second victory over the Boston Celtics to bring the series to 2-1, as well as the Rockets' Game 7 against the Thunder (1:13). Then Bill is joined by 3x NBA champion and Miami Heat member Andre Iguodala to discuss joining the Heat in February of 2020; playing with teammates like Duncan Robinson, …
 
With Donovan Mitchell reportedly set to sign a max extension with the Utah Jazz, those trade rumors are cooked, but there's still Victor Oladipo to talk about. And for a little free agency talk, the guys try and suss out what Fred VanVleet might get paid this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Joe House about the Utah Jazz exiting the NBA playoffs in a Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets, James Harden's "disappearance" during Rockets-Thunder Game 6, and the monumental stakes for Houston in the upcoming Game 7. Plus: Celtics-Raptors, the Heat giving the Bucks trouble, and more (1:25). Then Bill is joined…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the stunning Jamal Murray performance that has forced a Nuggets-Jazz Game 7, NBA players’ strides in working toward social justice, the Mavericks’ playoff exit on a hopeful note for next season, Lakers Round 2 speculation, broadcast gripes, the Celtics beating the Raptors in Game 1 of …
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by civil rights activist and podcaster DeRay Mckesson to discuss the great strides made by Campaign Zero in police reform, the NBA players’ decision to pause the playoffs in wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, how NBA teams could make the greatest impact in their own cities, and more (5:50). Then Bill talks with…
 
TNT & NBA TV analyst, Jim Jackson, discusses last night’s historic NBA player walkout in the name of racial justice and equality in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, how players’ actions can effect change in the world, what needs to happen to push the social agenda forward, and the relationship between the league, the players, and the…
 
The Ringer’s Raja Bell and Logan Murdock react to the Clippers’ merciless win over the Mavericks, some heated exchanges on the court, Paul George’s postgame comments about being “checked out” in the bubble, the Nuggets pulling out a win vs. the Jazz, and more (2:18). Then Bill Simmons talks with The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks about the Thunder-Rocket…
 
Brandon Gassaway, huge Laker and Kobe Bryant fan, and National Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee joins to celebrate “Kobe Bryant Day.” Brandon speaks to his personal Kobe fandom, adopting the “Mamba Mentality” and applying it to his own life, and the 2004 NBA Finals game that made him a believer. He also speaks to the upcoming 2…
 
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Luka Doncic and the Mavericks' win over the Clippers, tying the series at 2-2; the 76ers getting swept by the Celtics in another disappointing playoff exit; the Jazz working toward upsetting the Nuggets with another win; Round 2 speculations; teams that should be looking to trade in th…
 
B/R Draft Guru, Jonathan Wasserman, returns to discuss what may be the weirdest lottery in NBA history. Howard and Jonanthan break down the draft order, and analyze how players may fit with the first 10 teams picking. Discussion includes LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, Obi Toppin, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls,…
 
No, it's not the end of the world. Kyle & Mike are mostly annoyed about moving backwards, not that the Knicks didn't "win" the lottery. Plenty of options to be had whether they select a player (Kira Lewis, Devin Vassell, Killian are a few names discussed) or look to move up or down in the draft. All in all, if the new regime/front office are what t…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell, Ryen Russillo, and Kevin O’Connor discuss Tuesday first few days of NBA playoff basketball, and some of the top draft prospects, before reacting to the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery (4:35). Then talks with The Ringer’s Nora Princiotti about the approaching 2021 NFL season, how empty NFL stadiums could affe…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House fresh off of the Lakers' Round 1 loss to the Trail Blazers. They also discuss Bucks-Magic, Celtics-76ers, Heat-Pacers, Rockets-Thunder, Game 2 gambling odds, and more (1:55). Then Bill is joined by WWE legend turned executive, "The King of Kings" Triple H to discuss how the WWE adapted to the COVID-1…
 
Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports returns to share his thoughts on the first "Game 1s" of the playoffs, the benefits of home court advantage and how its absence is affecting play in the bubble, the Kristaps Porzingis ejection, Joe Dumars and the Sacramento Kings, and the possible reasons for the NBA ratings decline. See omnystudio.com/policies/list…
 
Bringing you the best of The Boardroom, now in podcast form. Rich Kleiman, entrepreneur and co-founder of Thirty Five Ventures with Kevin Durant, interviews athletes, executives, and entrepreneurs about their day to day life and career trajectories, and much more. Kleiman and his right-hand man Gianni Harrell are bringing you Out of Office weekly. …
 
Bleacher Report contributor, Mo Dakhil, returns to discuss the NBA play-in and whether it should be a permanent addition to the league’s season, the “Delete 8,” TJ Warren’s surprise performance in the bubble, the Phoenix Suns’ bright future, the reality of the Lakers vs Blazers, Lonzo Ball and the Pelicans, the timing of the awards’ ballots, and th…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the ferocity of Damian Lillard’s game, stories from playing with Allen Iverson and Steve Nash, what a Lakers–Trail Blazers Round 1 playoff series would look like, searching for consistency from Joel Embiid, and much more (3:43). Then Bill talks with his buddy JackO about the MLB, Giancarlo…
 
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 dis…
 
Bill Rhoden, host of the “Bill Rhoden on Sports” podcast and writer for The Undefeated, discusses structural changes in power and control that are needed to truly address racial inequality in the world, including the NBA and sports in general, LeBron’s role in athlete activism and pushing it forward, and the possibility and effect of players taking…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the increasingly grim outlook for college football in 2020 (2:20) and Collin Morikawa winning the PGA championship (18:10). They also discuss the excellent play of Luka Doncic, the red-hot Phoenix Suns, the unlucky 76ers, the Pelicans' breakdown, the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard’s com…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the surging Trail Blazers, who beat the Nuggets and Rockets in their last two games. They also discuss “wild-card guys,” including Michael Porter Jr., Fred VanVleet, Zach Collins, and Deandre Ayton; the disappointing Mavericks; the PGA Championship in San Francisco; and more (2:15). Finall…
 
Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, Chris Mannix, returns to breakdown the possible first round matchup between the LA Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers, LeBron vs Carmelo Anthony, the Clippers chances at a Championship, the Phoenix Suns, the future of the Bucks, and why the league should permanently adopt the play in tournament. See omnystudio.c…
 
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Warriors head coach Steve Kerr about the NBA restart, the evolution of basketball, the Warriors' (much needed) break from the NBA playoffs, scouting for the NBA draft during the pandemic, the NBA’s focus on social justice, reminiscing on his time with the Chicago Bulls after watching ‘The Last Dance,’ and more (…
 
Former Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic Head Coach and current color commentator for TNT, Stan Van Gundy, returns to “The Full 48 with Howard Beck” to discuss life in the NBA bubble as a member of the media, the reason for the high-scoring games, injury management vs load management, Zion Williamson and the Pelicans, Philadelphia’s chances at a Ch…
 
The Ringer's Bill Simmons reunites with Ryen Russillo to talk NBA bubble basketball! They share some of the notable differences between traditional NBA games and bubble games; discuss Rockets-Bucks, Celtics–Trail Blazers, Pacers-76ers, and Lakers-Raptors; and answer the question "Who is the third-best team in the West?" Plus: the wild-card 76ers, t…
 
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