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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Truman, May 8, 2015.
He tolerates different opinions than his own I would imagine
which is why his sports website based in LA has exactly 0 Laker fans on staff
Now I see why there is a lot of hate. If I was a Laker fan I can see how that would annoy you.
To be fair, I don’t give a fuck about Boston or LA teams but not having a local dissenting opinion guy on staff to take Bill’s Boston bias to task is kinda weak
People are just going to bitch that they brought in a random LA guy who sucks and won't be mean enough to Bill if they do that, anyway. What LA person could they have on that staff who would fill that role in a way that people wouldn't say that about him/her?
JLD is awesome
ZeroPointZero would get my vote
Yep, great podcast all around this week.
She’s great in everything.
I know he is 11.... but Bill's son sounds like he is gonna be awful.
I like Bill and Sal, but I forget how little Bill knows about football. Its so bad.
any specific examples? Haven't listened yet
That Luck was just a fantasy QB, Colt's might not be worse with Brissett. He thinks Josh Allen is good, Tannehill>>Mariota, him and Sal both think Flacco is gonna be good.
I mean.... he is probably right
The Luck take was pretty awful.
Josh Allen is very bad at football. Second to last in completion percentage, interception rate and my personal favorite with that big arm he was second to last in yards per attempt.
thats just his passive aggressive take for every QB who puts up numbers as good or better than Brady
He was a rookie with an awful WR corps and a bottom 3 offensive line. Writing him off as bad is just as hot takey as what you just were complaining about.
Were you also writing off Goff after his rookie year?
Mariota, entering his 5th year, is a much more known commodity then someone who just finished their rookie campaign. We know he is nothing more than an average, injury prone QB. you may suspect Allen may not put it together, but looking at his passing stats last year as a career measuring stick is laughable.
I mean, I have watched him throw the football and he is really bad at it. He was really bad at it in college as well. How often do woeful accuracy issues get better? Ive never been more confident in a take than I am with this one. Not that that means anything to you, obviously.
I don’t ever think Allen will ever be a high completion guy. Which is why he was 3rd in the draft. But I dare you to name his WRs, TEs and Oline from last year (without looking it up). Then ask if any of those guys are worth starting on any NFL team.
He had the 2nd highest drop rate in the NFL.
He was the best fantasy QB the last 6 weeks of last year. Which means he compensated with his legs to try to win games. Which I take as a nice competitive streak. But because his team sucked around him, he didn’t get to make the playoffs like Lamar.
I’ll withhold judgment.
I enjoy Clark and Rusillo talking football far more than Mayes and Clark.
To be fair I’m not a mayes guy. His points are mostly forgettable, he doesn’t have a nuanced take on any particular issue, he loves linemen bc he was one but he presents no interesting info on them. When it was him and Barnwell I preferred Barnwell.
Bill is like most people on TMB when it comes to football. He's a massive homer who can't see anything football related that isn't through the lens of a Pats fan. Everyone is judged based on how they play against NE, whether he wins like Pats players do, whether he scares him as a Pats fan, etc. It's awful to read or listen to, and I don't think I've listened to a football pod or topic he's done in years.
Barnwell Mays was magic. Clark Mays is pretty good though. Probably my favorite Ringer pod
Barn/Mayes had awesome chemistry. I remember when Max Unger got traded for Jimmy Graham while they were taping and you could hear their brains explode
I love Mays, he is my favorite person at the Ringer
he's weird, but in a kind of endearing way. super corny and sentimental but it's not as off-putting as you'd think. Also think he's gotten better over the last few years.
suddenly his Nigerian basketball team take isn't his worst of the year
he does make a pretty good point about getting to know your fellow man
Glad everyone else is starting to jump on the gladwell is brutal train. There is still plenty of space on board
If Sandra Bland had spent 10,000 hours talking to cops she would still be alive
If you figured it out with your learning disability, don't you think the rest of us figured it out a while ago?
oh please. You guys love putting words in other people's mouth.
Gladwell is really good at asking a what seems like a basic question, and getting to an interesting place. Curiosity is his best trait and some cool stuff comes out of that. He isn't a professor or anything.
I read the NYT article. I don’t really think that’s the point he was trying to make
Love a good Simmons Gladwell pod where they discuss interesting articles they read two years ago and only sort of remember.
Aaron Sorkin on the Rewatchables. Hard pass
Butch and Sundance Rewatcheables was good.
Gladwell, the dumb person’s go-to smart person
I really think it stems from his lack of college football knowledge. His draft takes are really bad.
he’s an original but that is a long list these days and he’s far from the worst.
not to defend Gladwell but until he starts selling supplements or something I think the “smart person for dumb people” title has left him behind.
Lmao Bill, “Zeke would go in the 3rd or 4th round of a snake”, right after his bit about how snake draft leagues are full of morons.
Also, Bill sounds like a fucking moron by claiming the Ewing theory with Luck retiring. He’s literally using season over season comparisons to justify it. Gee, I wonder if a quarterback is better behind a bad OL 4 years ago, or a good OL this year? Welp, Brisset stayed more upright and they ran the ball well, Ewing theory!
Ben Shapiro says sup DeBaTe mE
I'm still team Simmons on this basketball world cup thing.
I think this a case of people being a little too overzealous to throw egg on Bill’s face. I don’t think Tatum getting hurt contradicts the point Bill was making with Shamet.
Btw pumped the first Guess the Lines pod is out. It’s always my favorite pod of the year.