The Ringer Thread: Complain about everything, yet still consume content

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  1. Truman

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    Who didn't see this coming?


    @RichSandomir: BIll SImmons to leave ESPN, according to ESPN president John Skipper. "We weren't going to get to the terms," said Skipper.
     
  2. Sterling A

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  3. Truman

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    SEC Speed. :)
     
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  5. Joshuam2107

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    It's because he added the "is"
     
  6. Truman

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    It will be interesting to see how this shakes out, where he goes, what happens w Grantland ect
     
  7. Hide&SeekChamp

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    Remind me again, do we hate Simmons?

    I enjoy his writing. The Book of Basketball and Now I Can Die Happy were good reads.
     
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  8. miles

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    And whether or not he goes agent orange on ESPN at some point
     
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  10. RalfBully

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    Heard him yesterday on Dan Patrick show and just thought it was a weird interview all along. Of course DP wouldnt even recognize ESPN per usual
     
  11. Lyrtch

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    Excited that he might go somewhere with more freedom. Pretty sure every sorts media company will give him a blank check to do what he wants.
     
  12. ~ taylor ~

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    I wonder if his expiring contract contains post expiration covenants regarding such things. If it doesn't, prepare the napalm.
     
  13. Truman

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    Eagerly waiting his "Behind the Scenes @ ESPN " book in 10 years
     
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  14. Sterling A

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    you know its coming
     
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  15. MtOread

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    I like a lot of the things Grantland does, so I hope he's able to take some of them with or someone else competent takes his place if the site remains after he leaves ESPN.
     
  16. Hank Scorpio

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    Not sure what he could say that would be damning
     
  17. Sterling A

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    Statement from ESPN President John Skipper on Bill Simmons:

    “I decided today that we are not going to renew Bill Simmons’ contract. We have been in negotiations and it was clear it was time to move on. ESPN’s relationship with Bill has been mutually beneficial - he has produced great content for us for many years and ESPN has provided him many new opportunities to spread his wings. We wish Bill continued success as he plans his next chapter. ESPN remains committed to Grantland and we have a strong team in place.”
     
  18. Truman

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    Still to this day, my favorite thing he's done were his early live draft diaries. Those had a young Truman in tears
     
  19. laxjoe

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    not sure about the rest of the board, but i like simmons in everything where he's not being a boston sports homer.
     
  20. Dillingham

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    Bill Simmons, boston fan, is a douche. self-righteous and cleverest man in the room Bill Simmons is a douche. Bill Simmons, sports/pop culture writer is pretty good. Unfortunately a lot more of the first two recently.
     
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  21. Truman

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    This is a good way to put it
     
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  22. miles

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    I wouldn't expect anything earth shattering, no, but he clearly has issues with the company and the way it's run.
     
  23. Corch

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    I love Simmons.

    Hopefully Zach Lowe goes with him. Really like the chemistry he had with Jalen
     
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  24. Truman

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    I kinda don't want anyone to go w him. I don't want grantland to change. That will be interesting g to see how many go with him wherever that is. He gave a lot of young writers a platform
     
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  25. Hide&SeekChamp

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    What if I told you that ESPN refuses to pay its talent?

    Would love to see him collect Dan Patrick types and have a tell all documentary.
     
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  26. laxjoe

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    but seriously - 30 for 30 and grantland - two of the best things espn has done the last 20 years
     
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  27. MG2

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    So Grantland is staying without Simmons? Wonder who they get to possibly fill those shoes, and how many of the people he brought in end up leaving within the first year.
     
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  28. Corch

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    Who is capable of developing that brand?

    They need a major talent
     
  29. TTgator91

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    NBA just got less fun.
     
  30. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    Simmons is an airbag now and has lost all the charm he once had. But ESPN is continuing a tailspin of quality, and 30 for 30 and Grantland were about the only things they were ahead of the curve on in the past 10 years. Less Simmons, more Cowherd, Bayless and Stephen A? No thanks.
     
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  31. Truman

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    Who is "who". Simmons new place?
     
  32. Dillingham

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    hopefully Jason Whitlock takes over Grantland. I mean, everyone loves that guy.
     
  33. Corch

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    No I mean who is going to lead Grantland?
     
  34. jimmy butler stan account

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    hope he ends up on inside the nba so we can see barkley kick his ass live on air.
     
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  35. Lyrtch

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    Suspect grantland staff about to get pillaged.
     
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  36. Corch

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    Didn't they try to give him an Urban culture version of grantland and it turned into a dumpster fire?
     
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  37. zeberdee

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    goodnight sweet Grantland.
     
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  38. miles

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    He made his staff read a list of inspirational quotes.

    Most of them by whitlock himself.
     
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  39. laxjoe

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    no, he's already got his black grantland that is maybe, finally, sorta coming online here soon
     
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  40. laxjoe

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  41. hood b. goode

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    :shu:
     
  42. Dillingham

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  43. Arkadin

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    Who is legitimately worse than Jason whitlock?
     
  44. NWestGator

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    Goes without saying, but ESPN is fucking retarded. What a massive blunder.
     
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  46. EMAW FC

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    really bummed about this
     
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  47. miles

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    Bismarck < Whitlock < Hitler :twocents:
     
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  48. Lyrtch

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    Going to be real curious how this plays out until contract is up, they just going to disappear him and pay him until then?

    Or it going to be the awkward Conan final days?

    Sucks if he's not heard from during the one post season he's extremely talented at covering.
     
  49. laxjoe

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    espn is gonna be just fine
     
  50. miles

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    hue hue
     
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