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

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Truman, May 8, 2015.

  1. FTK

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    Bill clearly hired her so he can just talk about Boston sports all the time. I know people in this thread don’t necessarily like russillo but I’d much rather it be him and bill talking about the nba, or KOC, or even Tjarks than this.
     
  2. ZeroPointZero

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    Old sportswriters calling Magic Johnson "Earvin" is an instant eye-roll every time
     
  3. Butthead

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    Wilbon would do that in a "his friends call him Earvin" type of way that was so damn lame
     
  4. Xander Crews

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    Im all the way here for this. I probably care about these movies almost as much as they do.
     
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  5. Xander Crews

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    Everything he says sounds so market-tested and publicist-approved. Turned it off halfway through, so vanilla.

    I obviously don’t know him at all, but he seems like the the physical embodiment of “republicans buy sneakers too.”
     
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  6. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    back when bill actually wrote, he had a pretty good joke about how bob ryans hair looked like alexander hamiltons if he had defeated aaron burr and then fled the scene on a motorcycle at 80 mph
     
  7. War Grundle

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    I miss Bill’s Mailbags.

    I got hooked on him in 2003.
     
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  8. MG2

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    Jackie has the same arrogance and self importance that makes just about every media person from NY and Boston unbearable. Her gender just makes you ignore that when it's in small doses.
     
  9. Handcuffed

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    i usually skip athlete/celebrity interviews by Simmons but I think I enjoy listening to Howie Long
     
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  10. War Grundle

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    Going to listen to that mowing the lawn tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  11. War Grundle

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    Rocky IV is the next Rewatcheables. About time they did a Rocky movie.
     
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  12. steamengine

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    Bill saying he hates mvp talk when he’s the only person I’ve ever heard talk about the mvp not on pti or am radio.
     
  13. Handcuffed

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  14. Butthead

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    Rusillo with a bizarre and incoherent rant about the Antonio Brown signing that featured a random shot at Mike Florio

    What the hell did I just listen to
     
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  15. War Grundle

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    Thought a combo of Shea, Jason and Russillo would be the best for Rocky IV but Sal and Kyle Brandt were great.
     
  16. bro

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  17. LKRFN

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    This was so weird.
     
  18. zeberdee

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    Morey signing with the Sixers should have Simmons feeling all kinds of conflicted.
     
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  19. ShuPoor

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    Morey likes efficiency first and foremost. Simmons is a very efficient player, even if he doesn't fit the Morey archetype
     
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    I meant Bill not Ben.
     
  21. ShuPoor

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    Ohhhh that makes more sense for this thread. Im a dumb dumb
     
  22. poor paul

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  23. Celemo

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  24. steamengine

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    chiefs laying 20 points, boy was I way off. I didn’t realize nfl lines got that high
     
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  25. Celemo

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    NFL lines have always been weird to me, maybe because I follow CFB much more closer
     
  26. BudKilmer

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  27. bro

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    damn. I love the Connect and NBA desktop
     
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  28. Lyrtch

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    wonder who backed up the money truck
     
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  29. steamengine

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    He’s so talented. Go get rich.
     
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  30. poor paul

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    knew something was afoot when they did a desktop finale.
     
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  31. DelapThrows

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    booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     
  32. Snakes

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    Good for Jason. He's one of my favorites. I kinda assumed he was going solo. Not sure where he could go to get some massive payday. He doesn't exaclty fit into the big network mold.

    I mean he has one unique niche. R/X rated humor involving the NBA and nerdy subcultures.
     
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  33. poor paul

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    yeah, I tend to agree.
     
  34. Hogger

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    Same here. Mailbags and draft diaries were what originally drew me to Simmons.
     
  35. Snakes

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    and I'm not saying he's not going to get rich. He could easily launch his own platform and make plenty of money off his own creative endeavors. I just don't know of a big cross-platform media company that is going to give him some massive contract. I'm not sure many of those exist out outside of the Ringer.
     
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  36. Gallant Knight

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    Why would he work for anyone else? He can work ~10 hours a week doing podcasts and probably make like half a million
     
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  37. Butthead

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    Bill with a random Bernie Sanders driveby that definitely makes me want to hear him talk about the election
     
  38. steamengine

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    That was... not great coming from the guy worth 9 figures
     
  39. DeToxRox

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  40. Lyrtch

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    concepcion going to go work on shea/schurs tv show
     
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  41. BudKilmer

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    FUCK.

    She was great on Group Chat and Heat Check
     
  42. Handcuffed

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    That Guess The Lines website is updated: https://guessthelinesyourself.com/

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    The one line that I was off entirely last week was LV-CLE and I'm off this week with LAC-LV. If I bet on the NFL, i'd bet LV again this week.

    Surprised AZ is giving 4.5 given how good Miami's defense looks. Also surprised that ATL is a 4 pt favorite over anyone.
     
  43. poor paul

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    this simultaneously makes sense and makes me less likely to want to watch the show even though I love shea and schur.
     
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  44. Josey Wales

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    Wait is shea no longer at the ringer either?
     
  45. Josey Wales

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    The inevitable Ringer oral history that follows a grantland oral history will be entertaining.

    ...and then Russillo came to LA. He’d bully junior staff and jokingly snort lines of pre-workout off the kitchen counter.
     
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  46. MODEVIL

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    Except that I doubt many people will look back at the ringer website fondly. It’s mostly just a thing that exists and has limited readership and impact.
     
  47. MG2

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    The podcasts have a ton of impact, and it's all under that umbrella.
     
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  48. poor paul

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    he is, but he is also developing a TV show based on one of his books.
     
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  49. ShuPoor

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  50. MtOread

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    Was about to post that tweet and say the same thing, didn't see that coming.
     
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