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

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  1. Josey Wales

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    Last ringer article...prob something random, but the last time I intentionally went to the site for was NBA draft last year.
     
  2. Josey Wales

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    Holy shit the white dude with blonde hair on the screen is what Chris Vernon looks like?

    Talk about a voice not matching a face.

    mfer sounds like Ron White but looks 23.
     
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  3. ZeroPointZero

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    I don’t really listen to the nerdy Zach Lowe types in terms of podcasts but are people other than Bill seriously talking about Tatum as a 2nd team All NBA player??
     
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  4. BudKilmer

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    Lowe and Beck are the only nba podcasts consistently worth a shit.
     
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  5. duc15

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    he was on Zach Lowe’s 3rd team
     
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  6. MG2

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    Hollinger had him 2nd team. Lowe had him 3rd team
     
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    Shea is so awesome and such a good person it always makes me so happy to see when he gets love from people he likes

     
  8. steamengine

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    One of my friends got him started at the alt weekly here. It’s been pretty awesome to see him blow up because he deserves it.
     
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  9. Lyrtch

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    So Redick and Tommy going solo now. Update your subs
     
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  10. Josey Wales

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    The more I watch sports/games bill talks about, the less confident I am in his opinions and analysis. Just the shit he factually doesn’t get correct makes me go wtf.
     
    #7260 Josey Wales, Aug 3, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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  11. War Grundle

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    I think when Bill first started he wasnt married yet and had no kids yet so he watched a lot more and wrote a ton more about sports. Over time he watched less due to added responsibilities of running a company and being a father but he also does a lo of podcasts on movie and pop culture. I think he likes his teams but overall doesnt watch nearly the volume of non Boston sports as he used to.
     
    #7261 War Grundle, Aug 3, 2020 at 1:26 PM
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  12. Josey Wales

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    You can tell his biases fill in the gaps on stuff he doesn’t know or remember. He should probably stop saying incorrect stuff as filler.
     
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  13. TylerDurden

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    It’s telling that he has smart b-ball/football people on his pod so rarely. Haralabob used to slam dunk on him and even KOC/Lowe/Clark would dominate him.

    He just guffaws with Ryen and Sal and then does all his pop culture/movie shit IMO
     
  14. ZeroPointZero

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    yet he has time to watch old seasons of the Challenge and Cast Away on cable for the 20th time. I don't buy that he has less time to watch sports, he just has less desire. He doesn't actually enjoy the sport itself, he enjoys the narratives and shit talking that comes with it (and living vicariously through his teams.)
     
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  15. War Grundle

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    I can agree with part too. I know my desire has gone down the older I get.
     
    #7265 War Grundle, Aug 3, 2020 at 4:28 PM
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    joey jo-jo jr shabadoo you know for me, the action is the juice

    having mallory on a pod where she can’t spread her horndog wings is disappointing

    unless she talks about getting a mustache ride from grown up benny the jet
     
  17. War Grundle

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    I was so disappointed to see she was on The Sandlot pod. She admits early on she had t seen it in a long time prefers Rookie of The Year. Could we have had at least Fennessey in here with Mina?
     
  18. Snakes

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    Rewatchables has been missing for me lately. I guess I'm just too young and didn't watch a lot of 80s and 90s movies. Literally only seen 1 or 2 movies they have done in the past 2 months.
     
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  19. War Grundle

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    Sandlot is one of my top 10 favorite movies so I am glad they got to it but I agree the last month it hasnt been ones I have been that interested in. I didnt listen to 25th Hour or the Conjuriung. I only listened to Ghost because I couldnt find anything else to listen to while I mowed the lawn.
     
  20. steamengine

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    Does Mallory have her own pod? I need more of her takes.
     
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  21. Celemo

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    Ham Porter walked so Jonah Hill could run was a great take
     
  22. War Grundle

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    Ham was so great in that movie.

    Overall it was a good pod.
     
  23. bro

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    it was fine. some of the nitpicks were a bit much, but fine enough.
     
  24. C-Pay

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    Listening to Lowe and someone like Arnovitz talk basketball makes me much, much smarter about the NBA. Thought about this listening to their one this week
     
  25. War Grundle

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    Teen Wolf Rewatcheables coming out tonight apparently, Please have Shea, Jason and/or Ryen on this one.
     
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  26. Celemo

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    If they shit on Boof in any way I will burn their building to the ground
     
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  27. ShuPoor

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    Pls Mal for a dick rating on that extra who whipped it out in the bleachers
     
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  28. Why?Pokes

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    She and Jason do Bingemode which is really good. They’re currently on Saga(?) which I haven’t listened to because I’m not familiar with the franchise, but their back-catalogues on Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones is very well done once you get past Jason’s voice immodulation disorder.
     
  29. steamengine

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    Forgot about that one. I unsubscribed from that once Thrones ended.
     
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  30. Why?Pokes

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    They started Star Wars after Thrones. If you’re a fan of the Lucas-verse, it’s definitely worth a go (less recapping and more timeless than GoT). Got me through a lot of yard work over the last year.
     
  31. steamengine

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    I hate Star Wars which is probably why I unsubscribed.
     
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  32. ShuPoor

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    You hate Star Wars? You must be a Star Wars fan.
     
  33. ZeroPointZero

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    Nathan Hubbard?? :awshucks:

    what dirt does this guy have on Bill?
     
  34. Snakes

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    binge mode harry potter was one of the best podcasts this 30 year old ever listened to.
     
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  35. steamengine

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    When you can find that rare intersection of expertise from the Taylor Swift / Golf Venn Diagram you simply have to jump at it.
     
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  36. steamengine

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    Harry Potter, the story of a nice popular kid who is good at sports.
     
  37. Celemo

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    oh shit...will have to check out.

    Saga is a comic book series that I finally got around to picking up right before Covid. I bought the 54 issue compendium and am about 15 issues in. It's really fucking good and def worth a read.

    Cliffiest of cliffs inbound: There is a race of tech based people who live on a planet who are at war with a race of magic based people who live on the tech based planet's orbiting moon. Since they can't destroy each other's home, their war spills out over the galaxy. A chick from the tech world falls for a dude from the magic race, they crossbreed, have a kid and everyone's out to get them.

    I want to say TC knows one of the creators of Saga
     
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  38. ShuPoor

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    It's about a guy who drops out of high school to become a cop
     
  39. poor paul

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    I would never listen to Fairway Rollin' but I assumed it was because his brother is in the PGA Championship field.
     
  40. TC

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    Celemo the guy I know does Bitter Root
     
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  41. Celemo

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    My bad
     
  42. LKRFN88jp

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    Mal discussing Hercules’ balls on The Sandlot Rewatchables was incredible. I was rolling.
     
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  43. War Grundle

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    Once she contained herself on Benny The Jet I thought we were in the clear.

    Seen that movie 20 times and can’t say I ever noticed the dog’s balls.
     
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  44. ShuPoor

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    I haven't seen that movie in a decade at least and the dog's balls are still seared into my memory. It is a very in your face shot
     
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  45. Upton^2

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    The grundles complaints and compliments are so predictable I don’t even need to listen to the pods anymore
     
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  46. War Grundle

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    I don’t think I’m the only in this thread who that applies to.

    Would like to hear more Mina on pods.
     
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  47. LKRFN88jp

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    You seem like a good guy but you do seem to respond to every single criticism about any pod that Simmons is on. Makes me laugh.
     
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  48. War Grundle

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    I don’t think I’ve responded that much as of late because I don’t like everything Bill does and to be honest I listen to less of his podcasts than some of the guys who hate him. I’m not big on gambling or the NFL so I never listen to him and Sal and I don’t care a ton about the NBA bubble.

    I don’t care for a Mallory so I avoid her unless she is on the Rewatcheables. A lot of people don’t like Bill but yet they still listen to him almost every pod. I don’t get that at all.

    I was a much bigger fan of Bill as a Page 2 and Mailbag writer. Wish he did that a lot more. His Karate Kid article in 2003 is when I started to read him. Had me rolling.
     
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  49. War Grundle

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    Bill had a ton of good content from 2002-2007 from a written standpoint. My now wife used to love to read his mailbags in law school back in 2005-2007 and then email me at work.
     
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  50. steamengine

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    I was skeptical of the Connect concept but I’m enjoying it. Shea and Jason’s personalities carry it well.