HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to discuss possible Chris Paul–Rockets contract decisions, Toronto's coaching situation, fixing the NBA playoffs, and the wildest NBA summer moves you'd actually believe.
Some would argue that there have been plenty already, AFL Fantasy coaches will be facing their first big challenge of the season; the byes. After their sojourn in China last round, Gold Coast and Port Adelaide will enjoy their week off a little earlier than the rest of the competition. Normal rules apply for Fantasy Classic. That is, scores from the 22 on-field players will count this round and the regular two trades to use to manage squads. Appearing in more than 31 per cent of teams, Robbie Gray is the most popular Power or Suns player who will be missing this round with the bye. The rules are tweaked for rounds 12-14 to help coaches tackles the multi-bye rounds. The best 18 scores from the 22 players on-field will count for the weekly score and three trades are allowed leading into each of these rounds. It is widely considered that the bye rounds is moving time for Fantasy coaches. The aim is to come out on the other side with much better squads. Using the three trades available, coaches to be seeking to trade out cash cows and upgrade while fielding the best players possible. Working towards a ‘completed’ side by bringing in the players deemed to be in best 22 come season’s end is preferable. Roy names up his best six defenders, eight defenders, two rucks and six forwards. It changes weekly based on form, but be believes this crew is who coaches should be aiming for. In the back line, Rory Laird, Elliot Yeo, Jake Lloyd, James Sicily, Kade Simpson and Jeremy Howe are his go-to players. The engine room includes the in-form Jack Macrae and Ed Curnow, with Fantasy stars Tom Mitchell, Patrick Dangerfield, Nat Fyfe, Adam Treloar, Stephen Coniglio and Scott Pendlebury rounding out the top eight. Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy look set to make up the preferable ruck combination. A blanket could be thrown over the forwards, but Roy thinks Isaac Heeney, Toby McLean, Lance Franklin, Robbie Gray, Tom Rockliff and newcomer to the list, Jack Darling should be in the sights when completing the crew up front. The big Eagle has been in magnificent from in recent weeks. Scores of 101, 113, 121 and a blistering 151 thanks to a six-goal haul on Sunday has put Darling in the mix as one of the desired picks according to Roy. Roy, together with Calvin and Warnie debate which players should be in Fantasy coaches’ sights as they aim to improve their squads over the next month on this week’s episode of the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast. Also in this week’s podcast: - All the action from round nine - News from around the grounds, including Magoos News - Trade tips for round ten and a look at the byes - Your questions answered
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Jonathan Tjarks about the Eastern and Western Conference finals and NBA draft lottery candidates including Luka Doncic, Deandre Ayton, and Miles Bridges (3:00), Then Bill sits down with music legend and 45-plus-year Lakers season-ticket holder Lou Adler to talk about witnessing NBA history, the Roxy, some incredible Jack Nicholson stories, and more (38:30).
On this episode, go to LeoVegas.net to enter to play hockey with Mats Sundin (00:00), Lou is going to the Island (08:00), the Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup final (29:00), Caps vs Lightning (55:00), Marlies win and Leafs make minor moves (1:10:00), and the press conference (1:33:00). Originally aired: May 21, 2018 Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/EkvdNXCjEmQ Merch: https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/fancydangleshirts Follow us on Twitter: @Steve_Dangle, @AdamWylde, & @JesseBlake Follow us on Instagram: @SteveDangle, @AdamWylde, & @Jesse.Blake Subscribe to us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/steve-dangle-podcast/id669828195?mt=2
Chelsea won the FA Cup but the future of the club looks uncertain, with question marks over the future of Antonio Conte, Eden Hazard and even Roman Abramovich, whose investor visa has not yet been renewed by the UK Foreign Office. Jonathan Wilson joins us to talk about what is likely to happen there over the summer, and whether Chelsea as we know them could weather the departure of their owner. We discuss the claims of Manchester United directors that the club's profitability is not affected by relative lack of success. Does success off the field really lead to success on the field, or is something getting lost in translation? Plus there’s the Portuguese Cup Final heroics, Iniesta’s beautiful battles, Ken’s scrapes, Team Willian, and did Jose Mourinho choose the wrong sport?
Guest: Greg Biggins – 247Sports John Canzano talks with Greg Biggins about what Oregon does differently than any other school when it comes to recruiting and the trajectory of this Ducks team. Subscribe NOW to this podcast for more great content. It’s free. Why wouldn’t you? Follow @JohnCanzanoBFT on Twitter.
Rog and Davo recap a spite-fueled, sneer-filled, peak Phil Jones FA Cup Final, preview this weekend's Champions League tilt between Liverpool and Real Madrid and eulogize Big Sam... gone the opposite of too soon. Plus, World Cup rosters and MLS.
The guys discuss Burrow's decision on LSU.
Brendan and Bryan role play Bryan's goat story and talk the Royal wedding, David Beckham, Prince William's hair, Bruce Jenner's nose, air jacking, K-Pop, Backstreet Boys, Serena Williams, TLC's Lost in Transition, TRT before and after pics, Amy Schumer controversy revisited, viral racist lawyer, UFC Till vs Wonderboy and much more.
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons gives his thoughts on the improbable Celtics run as he names the most improbable finals teams in NBA history (3:10). Then Bill calls up his dad to talk about Boston's victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals (24:38). Finally, Bill is joined by Shea Serrano to talk about YouTube Red's 'Cobra Kai,' liking Johnny Lawrence, '80s movies that need to be TV shows, and 'Den of Thieves' and other bank robbery films (58:45).
John Barchard and Brandon Gowton react to Mychal Kendricks being cut and discuss their overall feel for the first media availability for OTA practice.
In the 23rd episode of 2018, Bud and Ingram discuss: -Recruiting locally, -The true talent level of the team -Some recruiting updates -The changing NFL -Transfer possibilities and qualifiers -Vegas' over/unders -What team should FSU play a home-and-home with?
In association with At The Races: Emmet Kennedy, Kevin Blake and Vanessa Ryle review some superb Racing at York, Newbury and Naas. Follow the team on Twitter: @kevinblake2011, @RadioEmmet and @V_Binnie_Ryle Subscribe for free on Apple Podcast's, SoundCloud, Podcast Republic, Google Play and Android Podcast apps. If you're listening on an Apple device, we'd really appreciate a Five Star Rating on Apple Podcast's to help spread the word about the show. www.attheraces.com/finalfurlongpodcast Download on iTunes itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-f…id601526577?mt=2
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Justin Verrier, Jason Concepcion, Jonathan Tjarks, and Paolo Uggetti to recap Game 2 of the Western Conference finals (1:30). Then, the guys make some predictions for the next Celtics-Cavaliers matchup and break down the results of the NBA draft lottery (20:37).
The Leinster Championship was first into the fray last week, and with four games across both provincial round-robins yesterday, Eoin has called it - he's a big fan of the new-look All-Ireland hurling championship. We have Michael Duignan and former Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly in studio to talk about Cork and Limerick's opening day wins, and Dublin's second spirited display in seven days, which ends with them leaving empty-handed again. Will Tipperary's hurling public turn on their team, are Cork the real deal, and are Clare destined to forever lose close games? All issues up for debate on today's show. Plus we remember the day Ken met Haddaway, Jonno Gibbs is put on the spot, and we lament Munster Rugby's inability to pass which is perhaps a more vexed problem than they're willing to admit.
Michigan beat writer Nick Baumgardner discusses all things offseason (football and basketball) on this week's show. The Michigan Rant is a podcast presented by the Detroit Free Press.
James Seltzer and Brandon Lee Gowton preview the beginning of Eagles OTA practices by going through the roster and picking the most interesting players to watch at each position. PLUS: The guys talk about Brandon Graham's injury, Lane Johnson's Patriots comments, and more.