Katie and Ashley start with a voicemail about how they wake up (00:45). Then, Katie tells the story of when she finally met Doris Burke (13:00). The gang then issues a quick retraction and apology (20:45) before before they dive into the big news: The Raptors Won The NBA Finals (!!) (26:20), Klay and KD and Chocolate Milk Being Badass (30:40), the USWNT and 13 goals (46:30), and the Stanley Cup (1:02:22). Later, A Bachelorette Update (1:16:50), then they talk Hard Knocks (1:18:35), John Manziel (1:21:30) Prayers for Big Papi, (1:23:50) and Max Muncy's weird diss (1:26:00).
Brian Windhorst, Zach Lowe, Andrew Han and Kendrick Perkins offer instant reaction to the Toronto Raptors' Game 6 win over the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals on the floor of Oracle Arena. Special cameo by 2019 NBA champion Marc Gasol.
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst, Cassidy Hubbarth, Andrew Han and Kendrick Perkins offer instant reaction to the Golden State Warriors' Game 5 win over the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals on the floor of Scotiabank Arena.
Dan Graziano of ESPN joins Bill to weigh in on why he thinks replay review in all forms should be abolished (0:48). Plus, Bill catches up with Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer to discuss his book "The MVP Machine" about how people from non-traditional backgrounds are adding to the conversation around rapid player development in MLB talent (28:02).
Zach talks to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star and Eric Koreen of the Athletic about the Raptors on the brink, how the Warriors can get back in the series, and what a title would mean to the city of Toronto.
It's a new era for Cheap Heat and it starts with the boys breaking down the struggles of Lars Sullivan, a good week for Alexa Bliss, and why the Moxley interview with Jericho was not all it was cracked up to be.
Katie and Ashley get right into the big news of the week, discussing: NBA Finals and some groundbreaking Durant San Francisco news (11:50), the Stanley Cup Finals (21:55), and Liverpool's Champions League glory (31:25). Later, the gang discuss Juju's visit to prom (43:40), the Board Man who Gets Paid (49:20), and the Women's World Cup Kickoff (1:05:10). Later, they draft their Space Jam lineups using other cartoon characters (1:23:00) and names USWNT-themed food (1:43:40).
The gang is back together and start with a voicemail about Women's World Cup (1:30), then figure out the distinction between a Whiskey Cavalier Update and a Whiskey Cavalier Update Update (13:00). Later, they talk all of the news, including: Bruins vs. Blues (22:15), the NBA Finals and Drake's tattoos (34:20), Klay Thompson, milk, and his mom (43:59), the Champions League Final and some very exciting Mo Salah news (54:30), and Rob Pelinka lying about a dead guy (1:01:50). Later, the gang plays Name That Tweet: NBA Finals Edition (1:18:20) and comes up with sports musicals (1:28:50).
The crew starts off with a voicemail about choosing a different place to live other than the place they currently live, a Whiskey Cavalier update, the latest on Drake vs the Bucks, Aaron Rodgers lack of chugging talent, Orioles are the worst pitching staff in the MLB, a Stanley Cup update, a traffic jam at Mount Everest, the last Game Of Thrones conversation ever and much more. Plus, a voicemail about trading Liverpool's chance to win the Champions League for the Premier League title.
The crew starts off with a voicemail about choosing taste buds or sports (2:18) and the second-to-last Whiskey Cavalier update (10:45). Later, it gets real when Katie, Ashley and Jay discuss the Premier League finale and some inter-pod drama (22:08), then the gang talks NHL Hand Passes (32:10), Nick Kyrgios latest fit (41:40), Nike and Pregnancy (44:16), and Game of Thrones (54:20). Later, the gang drafts their Bachelorette picks (1:01:30).
ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry joins Bill to discuss his new book "SprawlBall" about the perimeter shooting revolution in the NBA over the last decade, including whether or not the drastic changes warrant corresponding rules changes as well as which players are at the forefront (1:07). Plus, author John Urschel joins to discuss his book "Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football", including starting his PhD in Mathematics during his career an offensive lineman in the NFL (34:33).
Katie and Ashley take a voicemail about a hypothetical President Nolan administration (1:28), then they get into some huge stories, like: court-side beer chugging (20:22), Danica Patrick's drink (24:15), Liverpool's unforgettable comeback (40:15), the Game of Thrones Cup and a new segment called 'No One Cares But I Care' (50:18), and some issues regarding the SI swimsuit issue (54:00). Later, the gang introduces a game called Hot Tab Time Machine (1:04:00).
Bill chats with ESPN analytics guru Brian Burke to look back on the draft and projecting prospect performance, including what role scouts play in that, how fans should evaluate the draft as well as improvements that can be made to the predictive model (1:19). Plus, new stats that they've built based on player-tracking data that the NFL collects such as "pass-block win" and "pass-rush win" as well as "deep QB" which measures decision making (20:55).
Katie and Ashley get past some jelly bean drama to discuss whether texting "k" means you hate someone (8:35), then later they pick, including: picking a Derby horse (21:50), Dwayne Haskins and #7 (32:25), Smash Mouth's latest hot take (56:16), and the USWNT's World Cup lineup (1:01:00). Later, the gang enters the elimination chamber to crown the best sports feeling of all time (1:10:00).
Bill recaps the NFL draft with friend of the show CBS Sports' Will Brinson, including the Giants taking Duke QB Daniels Jones at sixth overall. Will GM Dave Gettleman rue his reach at the top? How does it reflect on the team's success in the sort vs. the long term? Those questions and more answered.
Bill recaps the NFL draft with friend of the show CBS Sports' Will Brinson, including the Cardinals taking Kyler Murray first overall. Despite how poorly the deal with Josh Rosen was handled, the guys believe that GM Steve Keim may have redeemed himself with a strong overall class.
Bill recaps the NFL draft with friend of the show CBS Sports' Will Brinson, including the Cardinals taking Kyler Murray first overall (12:07), the Raiders' surprise pick at four of Clelin Ferrell (21:19), the Giants taking Daniel Jones at six (30:09), the Redskins taking Dwayne Haskins at fifteen (46:45) as well as others that stood out to them from the bottom half of the first round (51:52).
Katie and Ashley recap some insane playoff moments, like Damian Lillard's buzzer beater (18:01) and the Sharks miracle comeback (26:00). Later, they discuss Danny Amendola's messy instagram post (32:19), the NFL Draft (41:55), and fake MLB jobs (47:50). Finally, the gang returns to the Elimination Chamber, deciding which Avenger will be the last left standing (01:01:18).
Bill previews the NFL draft with Ted Nguyen of The Athletic (0:48) and Bill Connelly of SB Nation (24:25). Ted shares thoughts on players at the top of the draft via their tape as well as needs for his local squads the Raiders and 49ers. Plus, Bill dishes on the players rising up draft boards this late in the process and potential steals to keep an eye on, including the top QB's by the numbers.
Katie and Ashley dive in on six big stories: Tiger Woods and Ashley's Terrible Pivot (23:05), NHL Playoffs (33:25), NBA Texting (42:30), Kim Jong Un in a Fedora (49:02), Russell Wilson flexin' on 'em (51:46), A-Rod's practice proposal (56:24), and Ronda Rousey's Impregnation Vacation (59:40). Later, the gang plays a round of everyone's favorite game, Novel Ideas (1:12:51).
ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss joins Bill to chat about Arizona's offseason, including Steve Wilks being replaced by Kliff Kingsbury, concerns over Steve Keim's ability to build a competitive roster long-term, issues on the defensive side of the ball that need fixing and whether or not they intend to trade Josh Rosen and draft Kyler Murray.
Bill is joined by ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss to chat about Arizona's offseason, including Steve Wilks being replaced by Kliff Kingsbury, concerns over Steve Keim's ability to build a competitive roster long-term as well as whether or not they intend to trade Josh Rosen or draft Kyler Murray (1:10). ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin also stops by to dish on Minnesota's offseason, including salary cap gymnastics, the retention of Anthony Barr and how will they plan to fill holes in their roster through the draft. Plus, what role will the newly hired Gary Kubiak have (25:49)?
ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin joins Bill to dish on Minnesota's offseason, including salary cap gymnastics, the retention of Anthony Barr and the loss of many others. Are they hampered by Kirk Cousins' deal? Plus, how will they plan to fill holes in their roster through the draft? Will the offensive line continue to be an issue? What role will Gary Kubiak have? These questions and many more answered.
Zach Lowe, Ryen Russillo, Brian Windhorst and Bomani Jones each take you through their playoff previews. Zach thinks Rockets-Jazz is going to be the most interesting first-round series. Russillo and Bomani talk about Warriors playoff fatigue, who can beat them in the west and more. Plus, Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective discuss Denver-San Antonio, OKC-Portland and many other playoff matchups.
Katie and Ashley talk Two-Belt Becky Lynch's epic win and a new WWE character who they don't love (13:17), Magic Johnson's Irish exit from the Lakers (17:26), NHL Playoff Matchups and a man scoring a goal with his teeth (28:15), and make (slightly late) Masters picks (37:30). Later, a Very Cavallari update (45:00) and the gang drafts to decide who they think will win the Game of Thrones (50:51).
Bill talks to ESPN Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson about the peculiar Russell Wilson contract situation and what other questions management in Seattle has to answer this offseason such as a potential successor to Doug Baldwin.
Bill talks to ESPN Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson about the peculiar Russell Wilson contract situation (0:52) and what other questions management in Seattle has to answer this offseason (16:27) as well as ESPN NFL analyst Mike Clay about what he learned building next year's fantasy projections (23:15).
Bill chats with Doug Kyed of NESN about Rob Gronkowski's retirement including whether or not he's "1st ballot" HOF'er, the Patriots' moves this offseason, their wide receiver depth as well as Robert Kraft conspiracies.
Bill talks to Chase Stuart of Football Perspective about all things Jets, including how success for new signing Le'Veon Bell should be measured as well as how much action he should see as the featured back for NY. Plus, what positions will they be looking to fill in the draft?
Bill chats with Doug Kyed of NESN about Rob Gronkowski's retirement, including whether or not he's "1st ballot" HOF'er. Plus, more on the Patriots' moves or lack thereof this offseason (0:50). Then, Chase Stuart of Football Perspective joins to discuss Le'Veon Bell's workload and what positions NY will be looking to fill in the draft as well as why "yards-per-carry" is a "bad stat" and how success should be tracked for RB's (30:09).
Zach talks to Brett Brown about trying to figure out the new-look Sixers before the playoffs, the Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid relationship, Markelle Fultz, playoff pressure, old Spurs stories, and much more.
Bill Barnwell and Lindsay Jones of The Athletic discuss Nick Foles signing with the Jaguars. Does he warrant his price tag? How does he fit with the locker room and scheme? Are they in a strong position to compete?
Bill Barnwell and Lindsay Jones of The Athletic discuss the Jets signing of Le'Veon Bell and missed signing of Anthony Barr. Should Bell be disappointed with the offers he received? Does he fit well with the Jets? Plus, does the signing of C.J. Mosely mean NY can rest easy missing out on Barr?
Bill Barnwell and Lindsay Jones of The Athletic discuss Odell Beckham's trade to the Browns, including the message that NY sent with the deal, why they gave him an extension just last year, how it compares to the AB situation and what happens next for the Giants.
Bill and Lindsay Jones of The Athletic sift through the biggest names to change places in free agency thus far, including Odell Beckham Jr. (1:44), Le'Veon Bell (13:06) and Nick Foles (24:34). Plus, thoughts on how the safety market played out (31:24) and much more.
Bill and Dan Graziano react to the Raiders trade for Antonio Brown (1:58) and signing of Trent Brown (17:31). Plus, they discuss Landon Collins going to Washington (34:40) and Kwon Alexander signing with the 49ers (43:14).
Bill is joined by Mike Sando to try and construct Antonio Brown trades for (just about) every team in the NFL, sorted by their division. This includes the NFC East (1:42), AFC East (9:29), NFC North (13:35), NFC South (21:24), AFC South (27:55), NFC West (34:48) and AFC West (44:13). Plus, what teams do the guys think will have the best shot at landing him (54:29)?
Bill and Chris Sprow look back on how their prop bets for the 2018 NFL season turned out, including Kirk Cousins combined interceptions and fumbles vs. Case Keenum's (4:30), Russell Wilson rushing touchdowns vs. the rest of the Seahawks combined (14:19), Saquon Barkley rushing and receiving touchdowns vs. other rookie RB's drafted post-round one (18:40) and combined losses of the eight worst teams in the NFL vs. 2018 NY Mets losses (25:53).
Bill and CBS Sports' Will Brinson share their reactions to the Patriots' win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII (1:00), including L.A. head coach Sean McVay's role in the loss (10:38), Jared Goff and Todd Gurley's performances (18:22) as well as Tom Brady's (22:25). Plus, did Julian Edelman's play warrant Hall of Fame consideration (24:41) and how far will the Rams fall next season (45:58)?
Bill welcomes ESPN Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry as well as Nick Stevens of Patriots.com to share their thoughts on the matchup between the Patriots and Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Lindsey discusses a few players you should keep a close eye on during the game, including Marcus Peters, C.J. Anderson and Jared Goff (0:54). Plus, Nick discusses the coverage of New England as "underdogs", where this team will rank in the team's history and more (27:00).
Bill welcomes Doug Farrar of USA Today to dissect the X's and O's of Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Rams, including how the Patriots slowed down the Rams back in 2001 and if they should use the same approach, Jared Goff's weakness in play-action, the Patriots' multi-faceted run game and much more.
Bill welcomes Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated to dissect the X's and O's of Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Rams, including Sean McVay's scheme use and the similarities to the Shanahan system, how CJ Anderson changes the Rams' offensive scheme, in-game adjustments for McVay with Goff and much more.
Bill welcomes Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated and Doug Farrar of USA Today to dissect the X's and O's of Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Rams. Foxworth takes a look at the Rams' offense and more, including late-season scheme changes and the similarities with the Mike Shanahan system (0:36). Plus, Doug breaks down the Patriots' defense and more, including disrupting the vision of Jared Goff and how this game compares to their previous matchup in Super Bowl XXXVI (28:38).
Bill Barnwell and Mike Sando discuss an all-timer AFC Championship game between the Patriots and the Chiefs. Should the structure of OT be revisited, is this the best chance at winning a Super Bowl for the end of Brady's career, will the Chiefs be able to retain talent and get back and much more.
Bill Barnwell and Mike Sando discuss the thriller between the Saints and the Rams including the missed PI call, what happened to Brees' deep threat, questions about Sean McVay's play-calling, Gurley isn't the same guy and much more.
Bill welcomes Mike Sando to recap Conference Championship victories for the Patriots in the AFC over the Chiefs (3:16) as well as the Rams in the NFC over the Saints (25:51). No shortage of issues to discuss including the re-litigation of overtime rules, the fated pass interference non-call, Kansas City's ability to run it back and the decline in Drew Brees' "deep ball". Plus, a quick look at some of the issues that arose in both winning squads that could be exploited in the Super Bowl (39:48).
Bill and Field Yates of ESPN preview the AFC Championship matchup in the NFL Postseason of Patriots-Chiefs. Will the temperature be an issue for the quality of play? Will the Patriots target one player from the Chiefs to stop offensively? Will the Arrowhead Stadium crowd affect the Pats' offense? Does a loss for either team spell negativity in their future? Those questions and so much more answered.
Bill and Dan Graziano of ESPN preview the NFC Championship matchup in the NFL Postseason of Rams-Saints. Does experience matter between Sean McVay and Sean Payton? Can Aqib Talib slow down Michael Thomas? Will Andrus Peat hold up against Aaron Donald? What's the best offensive strategy going to be for both teams? Those questions and so much more answered.
Bill is joined by ESPN's Dan Graziano to preview the NFC Championship matchup between the Rams and the Saints (7:06) as well as ESPN's Field Yates to preview the AFC Championship matchup between the Patriots and the Chiefs (37:01). They delve into the disparity in coaching experience between McVay-Payton, potential matchups to keep an eye on from Michael Thomas-Aqib Talib to Tyreek Hill-Stephon Gilmore and much more. Plus, Dan and Bill dish on the recent movement of coaches around the league (2:14).
Bill welcomes Doug Farrar of USA Today to recap the Saints' win over the Eagles in the Divisional Round of the NFL postseason (1:45) as well as Ted Nguyen of The Athletic to recap the Rams' victory over the Cowboys (23:11). Both guests also take a look at what's to come in the NFC Championship, including what level of involvement C.J. Anderson may have and if Drew Brees will have issues finding time in the pocket. Those questions and so much more answered in this NFC-centric show.