The second episode of “Any Given Wednesday”, Bill Simmons’ new HBO sports-talk show, will apparently be 30 minutes of actor Mark Wahlberg boxing a Roger Goodell blowup doll.
According to a clip released early online, the actor and Boston native spars with the blowup doll for the entire length of the show while Simmons chuckles and nods. The sparring comes out of a discussion of DeflateGate, about which actor Ben Affleck gave an extended rant in the show’s first episode.
“This week’s episode is another example of what makes Bill Simmons’ new sports talk show so trail-blazing,” HBO said in a statement. “This show is all about breaking down traditional talk show conventions—and exposing DeflateGate as a fraud.”
According to sources, week 3 of the show will feature a performance by Boston-based band, Guster, performing acoustic songs about the Patriots.