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

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

  1. ZeroPointZero

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    Ryen making fun of "How valuable can Mike Trout be if they still only win 75 games?" guy only for Bill to do that exact take again unironically right after was tremendous.

    Also from the inventor of the "Kyle Pitts's floor is Travis Kelce" take comes "Chet Holmgren's worst case scenario is he's Al Horford!"
     
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  2. Celemo

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    that version of Bill looks like she complains a lot about her food when she dines out
     
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  3. LuPoor

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    I figure I'll be a fan of Chet Holmgren in 10 days time, so yes I agree with that take
     
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  4. ZeroPointZero

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    "Soup is the perfect food....and this one is too cold, take it back"
     
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  5. Celemo

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    "this martini tastes flat much like the Cs 2nd half performance in Game 4"
     
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  6. Handcuffed

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    need some other #Portland Trail Blazers guys to weigh in but i'm pretty sure RR was implying that antifa has destroyed Portland when talking about it being more attractive as a city to NBAers than SLC/Utah
     
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  7. steamengine

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    For the Bernthal love it seems
     
  8. Fecta23

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    1000 percent
     
  9. Butthead

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    Idk about antifa specifically but he was definitely talking about the protests and whatnot over the past few years

    What's funny is that the players typically don't live downtown anyway
     
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  10. ZeroPointZero

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    didn't Trent Dilfer do an appearance on Russillo's show basically saying the Pac 12 can't recruit because of the vaccine?
     
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  11. Upton^2

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    Ryen was caught so off guard. He was like wait really you agree with that?
     
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  12. Handcuffed

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    what's really funny is that he would think these minor protests make a city like Portland less ideal than SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH to an average NBA free agent

    not that either of these cities are attractive in that way, but that's hilarious
     
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  13. ZeroPointZero

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    when Russillo eventually takes more money in free agency from Barstool I hope we get his actual unfiltered thoughts on Simmons. I'm sure he respects Bill's business side but I'd imagine he thinks Bill is an absolute fucking idiot when it comes to sports knowledge
     
  14. bro

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    honestly was impressed at how swiftly Bill moved on from that comment
     
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  15. Fecta23

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    I think he respect's Bill's basketball history knowledge, his "team building" ideas and philosophy but absolutely has zero respect for his Xs and Os and scouting takes.
     
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  16. Gritty Badger

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    Why would someone hire Russillo for sports knowledge? I've never heard Ryen Russillo say one single thing about any sport that I actually learned something from.
     
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  17. bro

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    "Finals Unicorn seg was the apex mountain of vagueness" was a great reddit comment. Like Giannis and Lebron are finals unicorns. But not Kobe or Dwade. they were impersonating MJ, who isn't a unicorn. wut
     
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  18. Fecta23

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    He actually breaks down bball pretty well. Either you are a professional scout/coach/former D1 level player or a hater. When it comes to football he is a moron.
     
  19. ZeroPointZero

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    wtf at saying Draymond was on a level athletically with Bron and Giannis :booger:
     
  20. LuPoor

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    Could a former D2 player not have the required knowledge
     
  21. Fecta23

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    Sure, ill add that. IM DRAWING THE LINE AT D3 though.
     
  22. LuPoor

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    As far as I can tell Russillo was just a frat star at the University of Vermont
     
  23. Xander Crews

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    No he’s def bitter about not being a college athlete.

    He told some story about how him and his friends made fun of the bball team after a loss, and a player basically said his life was still better than RR’s in every way.

    It cut deep.
     
  24. steamengine

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    All I know is he really likes talking about switching and when it’s the right time to do it.
     
  25. Fecta23

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    There was so much pain in his voice when he was telling this.
     
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  26. ZeroPointZero

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    yeah but when he was on a hike a chick asked him if he was a pro athlete, so it all evened out
     
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  27. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    I've actually liked Russillo in the limited times I've listened to him, but hearing the way people talk about him -- or hearing the way he talks about himself -- makes me want to wish failure upon him.
     
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  28. War Grundle

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    I never listened to him on ESPN since I was never in the car when he was on but I enjoy his podcasts for the most part. Doesn’t seem like a bad guy. I listen to his podcast way more than Bill’s and he’s great on The Rewatcheables.
     
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  29. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    Bad guy? No. Try hard douche? Yes.
     
  30. Handcuffed

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    i like listening to him, too. i still think he's a big loser and i enjoy the jokes at his expense.
     
  31. War Grundle

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    Eh. I think it’s pretty self deprecating. He’s got an ego, sure.
     
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  32. LuPoor

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    No matter how rich Russillo ever gets, he'll always be a loser :twocents:
     
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  33. ZeroPointZero

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    He thinks staying up till 10:30 alone taking notes on TWolves vs Kings is what gives him an “edge” on his competition when in reality it’s just a cope for the fact he’s 40+ and alone despite being a successful guy
     
  34. War Grundle

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    I mean it’s kind of sad. Guy got burned and never seemed to get passed it. I don’t see it as a reason he’s a loser but to each his own.
     
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  35. ZeroPointZero

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    idk if I’d call him a loser but he definitely has an underserved arrogance over everybody in his field. He’s the “cool girl” archetype in sports broadcaster form. You can tell how much the approval of pro athletes means to him.
     
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  36. War Grundle

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    That I can agree with and like I said there is an ego usually with people at that level of sports media. He just doesn’t seem like bad guy to me and I like a lot if his guests and his dynamic with Ceruti.
     
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  37. Butthead

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    Some construction guys were also taking bets on which sport he played
     
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  38. Josey Wales

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    His jokes can be about as dry and deadpan as anyone I’ve heard on a podcast. They’re actually a little too deep cut bc they often go over ppls heads — always Bill, bc he’s honestly an airhead. I like RR in doses and have found myself listening to him more than Simmons (unless I like the Rewatchables episode).
     
  39. Josey Wales

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    Imagine going to a small college, attending the baseball game, and the shitting on the players. Probably the type of psycho who winds up in sports media so I guess it all tracks.
     
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  40. Butthead

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    And meh, I listen to most of his podcasts so it's not like I hate the guy. It's just kind of funny to me how he will talk with disdain about the bro culture in sports media when he has a lot of those personality traits himself
     
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  41. ZeroPointZero

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    Like clockwork

     
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  42. Xander Crews

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    Hopefully this will stop his borderline creepy Kobe obsession that the media types are eating up.

    “Tatum wiped his ass with the EXACT brand of toilet paper that Kobe did before game 5 in 2009 :lovelove::lovelove::lovelove:
     
  43. Gritty Badger

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    i mean the guy was throwing up bricks left and right for almost half the season before he caught fire in Jan is it really that surprising he’s going 8-23 every night in the finals?
     
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  44. Butthead

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    I realize the point of these podcasts is to react to the most recent results and that's why I listen to them

    Tatum is still one of the best players in the league and he's 24. I think he's going to be ok, regardless of whether he's a "superstar" right now or not.
     
  45. MG2

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    Listening to the pod, I could not disagree more with the Russillo/Simmons premise that what Tatum needs to do is lean more into contact to draw fouls. I think that's his entire problem in this series, and often his problem when I see him missing shots. You're 6'10" and more athletic than anyone on the floor for GS. Just fucking go up and make a layup instead of doing belly flops into four dudes who are 2+ inches shorter than you trying to draw fouls.
     
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  46. poor paul

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    I don’t disagree with your premise of aggressive but Tatum ain’t 6’10”
     
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  47. Josey Wales

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    The Boston sports fetish is he got taller bc he was only 15 when he entered the league. So now he’s super tall.
     
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  48. Xander Crews

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    The “Tatum is hurt” train is going full speed ahead on the next pod.
     
  49. Hogger

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    Ryen’s “making fun of sports figures/ fans with dumb takes” is almost always Bill.
     
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  50. Josey Wales

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    Needing a reminder. Hench is just some dickhead who grew up with Bill?
     
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