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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.
 
The Ringer NFL Show features a rotating group of Ringer NFL experts, including Michael Lombardi, Robert Mays, Kevin Clark, and Danny Kelly. The show will also feature ex-players and coaches, among others, as guests.
 
A rotating cast of Ringer staff members break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with plugged-in media members and insiders from the front office to the dugout.
 
Through the Ringer offers a mix of podcasts that includes the best of the Ringer Podcast Network, special episodes devoted to timely topics, and other projects.
 
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We assess a dominant first-game performance from Murray State point guard Ja Morant, who has now solidified his case to be a top-three pick in the coming NBA draft (1:20). Then we note a bevy of prospects to look out for in this weekend’s March Madness games (17:00) before switching to the NBA and trying to make sense of a heavily clustered rac ...…
 
Among the winners after free agency are the Browns (now the AFC North favorite), Earl Thomas and his impact in Baltimore, Antonio Brown and player empowerment, Nick Foles and his huge contract in Jacksonville, and the Packers’ offseason spending (1:50). Some of the losers are the Giants as a franchise, the running back position in general, the ...…
 
Among the winners after free agency are the Browns (now the AFC North favorite), Earl Thomas and his impact in Baltimore, Antonio Brown and player empowerment, Nick Foles and his huge contract in Jacksonville, and the Packers’ offseason spending (1:50). Some of the losers are the Giants as a franchise, the running back position in general, the ...…
 
We do some in-depth analysis on the Sixers finally getting over the hump and beating the Celtics, then wonder whether the Thunder’s recent skid means they might be one-and-done in the playoffs (2:30). Then, we rapid-fire draft the teams in the playoff field that are most watchable (40:30). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Haley O’Shaughnessy, Paolo Uggetti…
 
We react to Mike Trout agreeing to the largest contract in North American sports history, and posit that it probably doesn’t even amount to what he’s actually worth to the Angels (1:40). Then, we run through all 30 teams, division by division, and give our predictions for whether they’ll go over or under their predicted win totals in the Las Ve ...…
 
Another home victory against the Golden State Warriors marks an impressive nine-game winning streak for the San Antonio Spurs (6:46). Plus: previewing regular-season awards (32:55) and NBA prospects to look forward to in March Madness (43:59). Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor
 
Resident gambling degenerate Joe House gives his predictions for how the playoff race will shake out in each conference (4:05). Plus: New York Knicks owner James Dolan was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons last week; will he ever sell the team? (38:46) Host: John Gonzalez Guests: Joe House, Dan Devine…
 
We revisit the NFC championship of the 2013 NFL season, between the Seahawks and the 49ers, including the most rewatchable sequence, what’s aged the best and worst, greatest "what if," hottest retroactive take, and more! Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark
 
We revisit the NFC championship of the 2013 NFL season, between the Seahawks and the 49ers, including the most rewatchable sequence, what’s aged the best and worst, greatest "what if," hottest retroactive take, and more! Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark
 
We react to Thursday night’s games, where the Pacers proved they’re going to be a tough out in the playoffs and Luka Doncic started to look worn down by the NBA season (2:04). Then Kevin and Danny share a short list of prospects who are piquing their interest early on in the run-up to the 2019 draft (22:36). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor and Danny Chau…
 
Now that the Anthony Davis trade saga has cooled down, we wonder whether the dwindling list of potential outcomes means he might just re-sign in New Orleans—and, of course, what that would mean for the Lakers and Celtics (01:30). Then, we speculate about which teams are most likely to be upset in the first round of the playoffs, and which teams ...…
 
Michael Baumann is joined by Mallory Rubin to discuss Game 6 of the 2011 World Series in a special 'MLB Show'–'Rewatchables' crossover. The two break down how different baseball looked just eight years ago, the managerial blunders that potentially altered baseball history, the mythmaking performance of David Freese, and more. Hosts: Michael Bau ...…
 
The Giants shipped Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, the Jets signed Le’Veon Bell, the Raiders dealt for Antonio Brown, the Ravens landed Earl Thomas, and more roster news from around the league. Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark
 
The Giants shipped Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, the Jets signed Le’Veon Bell, the Raiders dealt for Antonio Brown, the Ravens landed Earl Thomas, and more roster news from around the league. Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark
 
We run through some of the news of the past week—including a two-pound chicken tender being offered at the Texas Rangers’ stadium, Vlad Guerrero Jr. getting injured, and Adam Jones finally landing with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2:00). Then, in the final installment of our preseason trend series, we discuss the ways that pitch speed and selectio ...…
 
Altercations mar an otherwise entertaining night in the NBA (0:53), playoff-bound teams jockey for matchup advantages (20:21), and draft season approaches as the NCAA action accelerates (42:37). Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor
 
Amid a dynastic run of dominance, the Golden State Warriors are starting to show some cracks (2:47). But is anyone a real threat to challenge the reigning champions (8:48)? Plus: Is Brett Brown the right coach for the star-studded Philadelphia 76ers (25:12)? Host: John Gonzalez Guests: Jonathan Tjarks, Tyler Tynes…
 
The trade between the Giants and Browns (00:30), Trey Flowers and other available defensive linemen (06:15), Earl Thomas and a crowded safety market (18:30), Le’Veon Bell’s fluctuating value (29:30), where Nick Foles ranks among free-agent QBs (44:30), and more. Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark
 
The trade between the Giants and Browns (00:30), Trey Flowers and other available defensive linemen (06:15), Earl Thomas and a crowded safety market (18:30), Le’Veon Bell’s fluctuating value (29:30), where Nick Foles ranks among free-agent QBs (44:30), and more. Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark
 
We start by taking stock of the incredible Thunder vs. Blazers Thursday-night game, which featured 51 points from Damian Lillard in a Thunder victory (2:00). Then, Danny goes iso in a special Dwyane Wade–jersey-swap-edition of "Huerter She Wrote" (20:03). Finally, we go long on the Eastern Conference playoff race, and all somehow agree that the ...…
 
We react to the underwhelming response from the Lakers crowd as LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA’s all-time leading scorers list (1:30). Then we crib a segment from the Magic’s television broadcast and answer "Is this anything?" with regards to the Warriors' recent struggles, Gordon Hayward’s game-winner, and the Mavs’ t ...…
 
With a few more days to process the news and observe how Bryce Harper is being received in Philadelphia, we go deep on the structure of his contract, the immediate returns on ticket and merchandise sales, and the now-stacked NL East (2:20). Then, Marc Normandin joins the podcast to discuss the current state of labor relations between players an ...…
 
The Clippers add one more blow to the Lakers’ playoffs hopes (1:40) while the Boston Celtics’ chemistry issues continue to fester (31:15). Plus: takeaways from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (43:05). Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor
 
The Los Angeles Lakers continue their collapse (4:04) while the Eastern Conference playoff race heats up (17:21). Plus: an inside look at the story of Rick Pitino in Greece (29:21). Host: John Gonzalez Guests: Jonathan Tjarks, Chris Ryan, Dave the Greek
 
The top teams that could land Antonio Brown, Dallas’s offseason plan, and predicting the impending QB free-agency class (0:35). Plus, Danny Kelly stops by to talk about Kyler Murray and what has stood out to him at the 2019 NFL combine (25:25). Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark Guests: Danny Kelly
 
The top teams that could land Antonio Brown, Dallas’s offseason plan, and predicting the impending QB free-agency class (0:35). Plus, Danny Kelly stops by to talk about Kyler Murray and what has stood out to him at the 2019 NFL combine (25:25). Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark Guests: Danny Kelly
 
We recap the Jazz-Nuggets game and wonder whether this is proof that the Jazz are back to where they need to be to contend in the Western Conference (1:00). Then, Zach Kram joins to talk about his piece on the 3-point revolution (25:00). Finally, we throw an outlet pass to the weekend’s games (44:30). Hosts: Danny Chau, Jonathan Tjarks Guest: Z ...…
 
After months of speculation, Bryce Harper has finally signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, to the tune of 13 years and $330 million—the most total money for a contract in MLB history. We give our immediate reactions to the length of the contract, the backlash, the Phillies' team-building strategy, and more. Hosts: Michael Baumann, Zach Kram…
 
We all bring one team, one player, and one take to discuss on this episode. Featured: the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers, Chris Paul, Ben Simmons, and more. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Haley O’Shaughnessy, Paolo Uggetti
 
We take a look at Nolan Arenado’s eight-year, $260 million deal with the Colorado Rockies and the recent run of extensions this offseason — including Aaron Hicks and Miles Mikolas (3:42). Then freelance journalist and data consultant Rob Arthur joins the show to talk about how fast analytics are changing in baseball, how accurate our assumption ...…
 
After falling below .500, the Los Angeles Lakers are at risk of missing the playoffs (1:19). Plus: checking in with the young rebuilding teams (33:28). Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor
 
With so many story lines in the NBA, which ones are we in on (3:41)? Then: the New Orleans Pelicans’ continuing conundrum (30:55) and the most interesting MVP candidates of the season (44:21). Host: John Gonzalez Guests: Shea Serrano, Dan Devine
 
We talk about the sustainability of the Lakers' flipping the switch and what it means for Western Conference playoff contenders the Kings, Clippers, and Spurs (1:00). Then, we do a mini Draft Class in light of the news that Zion Williamson dodged a bullet with just a mild knee strain (33:00). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor, Danny Chau, Jonathan Tjarks…
 
We react briefly to the news that top prospect Zion Williamson has a sprained knee (2:40) before diving deep on the recent Kyrie Irving interview with Rachel Nichols (8:40). Then, news breaks that Anthony Davis will not only be active in the Pelicans game Friday night, but also will be the next guest on LeBron James’s ‘The Shop’ on HBO (29:20). ...…
 
We reconvene the 'MLB Show' to discuss the biggest move of the offseason: Manny Machado's breaking the hot stove dry spell by signing the largest free-agent contract in baseball history. Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram
 
Our hosts had an eventful time in Charlotte over All-Star Weekend, and they’re here to share some notable highlights. Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor
 
The New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis problem casts a shadow on All-Star Weekend (1:57). Plus: debating the Ringer staff’s ranking of the top 25 players (36:05). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Justin Verrier
 
We run down the list of the five Eastern Conference contenders that made deadline additions and where they’ll stand in relation to each other come playoff time (1:00). Then, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler joins the show for a second time to discuss the awkward Anthony Davis situation and the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game (37:52). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor, ...…
 
We parse last night’s news through the lens of some unnecessarily hot takes—Luka is the next LeBron, Jake Layman is first-team All-NBA, Buddy Hield is better than Jamal Murray, and more (2:00). Then, we steal a bit from Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion and do our own 'True Detective' investigation: Who is to blame for ‘The Flat Lakers’ (28:55)? ...…
 
Paul George’s MVP case grows as his scorching offensive streak continues (1:15), Marc Gasol bolsters the already-formidable Toronto Raptors (10:45), the Philadelphia 76ers’ new Big Four forms a threat in the East (27:35), and the Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff berth is anything but certain (46:48). Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor…
 
The anticlimactic nonresolution of the Anthony Davis saga leaves the Western Conference at the mercy of the Golden State Warriors (3:03), while the reloaded Philadelphia 76ers look to rise atop the Eastern Conference elite (25:33). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Justin Verrier, Michael Levin
 
The trade deadline delivered on medium deals—including Marc Gasol to the Raptors, Tobias Harris to the Sixers, and Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks—but it was missing the Anthony Davis trade we were hoping for. What does this mean for the Eastern Conference Finals race, and does any of this matter with the Warriors hanging overhead? Hosts: Justin Ve ...…
 
Robert Mays is joined by The Athletic’s Ted Nguyen to break down the Patriots' dominant defensive performance against the Rams and Sean McVay’s future (1:20), before speaking with former NFL cornerback Ty Law on his recent Hall of Fame induction and his experience of playing in a Super Bowl under Bill Belichick (15:15). Later, Mays is joined by ...…
 
Robert Mays is joined by The Athletic’s Ted Nguyen to break down the Patriots' dominant defensive performance against the Rams and Sean McVay’s future (1:20), before speaking with former NFL cornerback Ty Law on his recent Hall of Fame induction and his experience of playing in a Super Bowl under Bill Belichick (15:15). Later, Mays is joined by ...…
 
Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan hop on the Ringer NBA Show feed to talk about the Sixers spending what was left of their draft capital to acquire Tobias Harris and make a push for the NBA Finals this season (1:06). Then, Ben Detrick joins to break down how this Sixers lineup might jell come playoff time (28:04). Hosts: Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan G ...…
 
The Los Angeles Lakers may need to overpay to acquire Anthony Davis before the trade deadline (3:57). Plus: Which trade candidates could propel fringe playoff teams into contention? (37:10) Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor
 
Bill Belichick's most dominating Super Bowl win, what the history books will remember from the Patriots dynasty, and what's next for Sean McVay and the Rams. Hosts: Michael Lombardi and Tate Frazier Try Hopsy!
 
Bill Belichick's most dominating Super Bowl win, what the history books will remember from the Patriots dynasty, and what's next for Sean McVay and the Rams. Hosts: Michael Lombardi and Tate Frazier Try Hopsy!
 
The Lakers, Celtics, Knicks, and Sixers are making noise as the trade deadline approaches (3:39), while the New Orleans Pelicans are still looking to move Anthony Davis (35:14). Host: John Gonzalez Guests: Jonathan Tjarks, Micah Peters, Zach Kram
 
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady do it again, while Sean McVay and Jared Goff struggle every step of the way. What does this game tell us about the legacy of the Patriots and the future of the Rams? Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark
 
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