Bill Simmons’ new HBO show “Any Given Wednesday” premiered Wednesday night and did not disappoint.
The half-hour pilot featured basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and actor Ben Affleck as guests, the latter of whom went on one of the best Deflategate rants you’ll ever hear.
Fair warning, though: There are no less than 20 F-bombs in the five-minute clip. Enjoy (with some headphones) at your own risk.
After this clip, Simmons had a few follow up questions:
If Affleck were directing a movie about Deflategate, what genre would it be?
“It?s a tragedy. It?s like ‘Macbeth.’ It?s f — ing terrible. Everyone dies in the end.”
Who would he play?
“How could I ever do a movie like this and not play Touchdown Tom Brady? ? That would be my heaven.”
Simmons added that the next time Affleck comes on, he should bring Brady with him, but wondered if they’d be able to get the New England Patriots quarterback to say anything interesting on the topic at all.
“I?ll bring f —ing (Tom Brady),” Affleck answered. “It would be the greatest moment of my life if I got to talk to Tom Brady and just be like, ‘Tell ’em, Tom! Tell ’em f — you! Tell ?em you?re tired of the bull s—. I?m the f—ing best quarterback ever! This is bull s—! Tell ’em!’ And then maybe he?ll tell them.”
We agree, Ben. It might well be the best moment of our lives, too.