Are Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan the best sports duo since 1897? Charlie Pierce has received a call from the grave that says...maybe not. (Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Are Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan the best sports duo since 1897? Charlie Pierce has received a call from the grave that says…maybe not. (Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

As the San Antonio Spurs continue to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN has suggested that team’s coach and superstar duo are the best such pair since baseball player Honus Wagner and his manager started working together in 1897. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce disagrees. Bill and Charlie also discuss Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers, the NFL team in Washington’s ill-advised social media campaign to rally support for its name, and a new (sports!) world record that will give you the jitters.