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

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  1. War Grundle

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    He definitely is difficult to work with unless he is running everything. He is much better suited in this role than he was at ESPN because he he was popular and had the views and page hits but didn’t respect authority as much. That’s likely because of him being an only child.

    As far as the Rewatcheables go he, Sean and Chris are the best mix of that for most movies they do, imo. That’s easily my favorite pairing but he’s had Austin K on in the beginning and Wesley, Concepcion, Shea, Jemele and Van Latham on a lot as of late. He had definitely added more podcasts as of late that are more diverse. Don’t think it was intentional.
     
  2. ZeroPointZero

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    fuck Henry Abbott
     
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  3. ZeroPointZero

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    also the BS subreddit has done a full 180 on Bill and are now defending him to the death, the tiki torch contingent of his audience is circling the wagons
     
  4. Lyrtch

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    "we can shit on our guy, you can't!"
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  6. Detlef Schrempf

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    Are we surprised that bill is an entitled asshole? The stories were amusing to read but entirely expected imo.
     
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  7. Lyrtch

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    agreed but it was interesting to see a more ESPN centric read on grantland and bill within that frame vs i've largely only ever heard bills side of all that
     
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  8. ZeroPointZero

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    So the reason Bill sold the company to Spotify was because of their HR department? Silly me for thinking it was the $250 million
     
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  9. War Grundle

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    So no Rewatcheables this week I guess.
     
  10. ShuPoor

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    They're scrambling to record a Juice episode as we speak
     
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  11. War Grundle

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    Haha would be great.

    Would love Boyz N Da Hood or Above The Rim
     
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  12. War Grundle

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    Don Cheadle Pod with Bill is good.


    Glad he clarified the “Open Mic” night comment and read his actual response to the NYT writer.
     
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  13. steamengine

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    Bill not knowing Michael Cooper was one of the fun lakers from the 80s during the Rob Lowe interview was kinda weird. I knew that and I don’t claim to be an 80s basketball encyclopedia.
     
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    How much does Simmons regret having Russillo on now. Feel like this snowballed from that decision
     
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  16. ZeroPointZero

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    feels like his signing started the Union stuff really amping up too
     
  17. War Grundle

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    He shouldn’t have been on the Pod with Bill after what went down. Should have been Jason or Shea or Wesley. That was tone deaf.

    I’m sure Ryen was paid an amount when he was hired we as a public don’t know but the internal staff does. He has an audience and is very well rated on his podcast. Don’t think Bill regrets hiring him and shouldn’t but those two werent the hosts needed on that Pod.
     
  18. Fran Tarkenton

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    its just what Bill does. He zeroes in on whatever niche he finds market share to exploit, and runs it into the ground. Going all in on all thing everything NBA to just becoming 'the' podcast network.

    He invested heavily in luring a big name over from ESPN, no doubt he was about to run that cash cow into the ground. Problem is it clouds him from everything else going on around.
     
  19. SugarShaun

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    The idea came from a member of TMB; the guy from the mailbag they’re talking about
     
  20. Hogger

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    Honestly came off losing respect for Henry Abbott more so than Simmons after reading that. Kind of incredible that he would write something like that imo.
     
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  21. Joe_Pesci

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    Counting Cousin Sal as a "guest" for a weekly segment during the NFL season that predates the Ringer doesn't seem fair
     
  22. Joe_Pesci

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    House has been his friend for like 30 years and, for better or worse, he's always going to be in Bill's orbit

    Klosterman was also a frequent guest predating the Ringer

    Maybe I'm missing the point here
     
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    Agreed. Weekly segment for like 15 years and imo the best podcast out of all I listen to

    I’ve listened to every single one. The addition of parent corner was amazing
     
  24. Joe_Pesci

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    So after reading the thing

    Allegedly Bill is a selfish pain in the ass to be around in the workplace and he maxed out all the leeway ESPN gave him. I'm guessing we all know at least one person who sucks in a similar way. I didn't really see the connection between that and whatever racial issues the Ringer is having now, though.
     
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  25. War Grundle

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    I agree. He loves Wesley, Shea and Jason. He’s had numerous pods with all of them on. He admits he could have done better and has made recent steps to rectify that by hiring Van Latham, Jemelle and Bakari. The Wire Pod started before the George Floyd death with Jemele and Van Latham.
     
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  26. Joe_Pesci

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    Possible hot take semi-related to that piece

    I liked him on the NBA shows even though his voice is.... not great
     
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  27. Hogger

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    Henry Abbot has some pent up anger about Bill that he had been holding back. He felt like now was the best time to release his takedown of BS with the least amount of backlash due to the negative publicity already out there.

    It’s an extremely pussy move and, yes, it had no link to the lack of minority hire narrative that is currently plaguing The Ringer. It was simply a hit piece that had been written in HA’s mind years ago and he finally found the perfect time to release it.

    I still can’t believe he wrote it.
     
  28. ZeroPointZero

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  29. C-Pay

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    i think a lot of this stems from The Ringer having an all white group of executive editors. And might just be me, but it seems like since the union stuff went down Simmons kind of doubled down on his inner circle...which is all white
     
  30. steamengine

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    Ryen saying on his pod Cinco de Mayo just became a thing explains a lot about him.
     
  31. ShuPoor

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    He just can't stop
     
  32. War Grundle

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    I think he said when he was a kid it wasn’t a thing. Maybe up in Massachusetts it wasn’t.
     
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  33. Gallant Knight

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    Clay Travis syndrome
     
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  34. chuckmasterflex

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    Ryen is Boston’s official cultural liaison
     
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    Bill, relax, allow us to make fun of ryen’s extremely privileged and narrow worldview
     
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  36. War Grundle

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    I just didn’t think the Cinco de Mayo comment was how it was presented.
     
  37. ShuPoor

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    It's all about who you are willing to extend the benefit of the doubt to
     
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  38. steamengine

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    He said I don’t remember cinco de mayo as a kid and now people want to take vacation for it or something like that.

    Obviously it was more prominent in Texas for me than Massachusetts for him. Not realizing it’s a thing because of where he lived doesn’t mean it wasn’t a thing though, which is essentially what he said.
     
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  39. Gallant Knight

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    Eh. Similar to people in Texas not knowing about patriots day in Massachusetts
     
  40. War Grundle

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    I’ve been in FL my whole life and I don’t remember it being a thing until I got to college in ‘99. It probably was just wasn’t something I was really aware of.

    I definitely get it being big in Texas.
     
  41. bro

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    That’s a terrible comparison
     
  42. Gallant Knight

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    Oh ok
     
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  43. Gallant Knight

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    Cinco de Mayo is a gringo holiday FYI

    let me know when you celebrate 9/16 and then we can talk
     
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  45. steamengine

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    Which is exactly why Ryen should be all over it.
     
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    What was Bills take on Cam and the Patriots? I know he talked it about it some, but can’t remember if he was pro-, or anti-, Cam.
     
  47. Lyrtch

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  48. Handcuffed

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    a docuseries about the courtship would've been really dope
     
  49. BudKilmer

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    Bill has semi-slandered “the decision” for years.

    now it looks like he’s butt hurt bc he didn’t get the doc.


    Next pod gonna be saucy
     
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    This looks a lot more intentional now than it did at the time....
     
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