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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available. Listen on Apple Podcasts. Burrow vs. The ?!? They close out the show with Parent Corner Kyler vs. They finish by guessing the NFL lines for Week 8 Have always and will always love the pod but really miss the open being a true cold open. Your hate for Josh Allen and the Bills are going to haunt you all season.. Allen only thru the ball 18 times..
Simmons first gained attention with his website as "The Boston Sports Guy" and was recruited by ESPN in , where he eventually operated the website Grantland and worked until Report , and was an analyst for two years on NBA Countdown. Simmons founded The Ringer , a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, in and serves as its CEO. Simmons is known for a style of writing characterized by mixing sports knowledge and analysis, pop culture references, his non-sports-related personal life, and for being written from the viewpoint of a passionate sports fan. While attending the College of the Holy Cross Simmons wrote a column for the school paper, The Crusader , called "Ramblings" and later served as the paper's Sports editor. For eight years following grad school, Simmons lived in Charlestown working various jobs before eventually landing a job at ESPN. Originally the column was only available on AOL, and Simmons forwarded the column to his friends. In the summer of , Jimmy Kimmel had been trying to get Simmons to write for his new late-night talk show , Jimmy Kimmel Live! Simmons left Boston and moved to California on November 16,  and began working in April  as a comedy writer for the show. As a lead columnist,  Simmons is one of the country's most widely read sports writers  and is considered a pioneer of sportswriting on the Internet.