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

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  1. SugarShaun

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    You didn’t include Booker’s response though

     
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  2. ZeroPointZero

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    it's a shame TMZ wasn't there to capture Bill menacingly stalking the 15 year old soccer ref
     
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  3. Gallant Knight

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    Same. Hope they do parent corner as well
     
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  4. BudKilmer

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    I used to enjoy parent corner but now I’m pretty sure 9 years from now I’m going to read a Jim Miller tweet about Ben S going to rehab itt
     
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  5. bro

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    maybe not rehab, but having free access to postmates and amazon as a 10 y/o is pretty fucked up
     
  6. ZeroPointZero

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    9 years from now Tic Tac and Melatonin will be collecting their 3rd GRAMMY award
     
  7. bro

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    oh ya, the fact that he got him that jersey with that name on it. And that the kid wanted a 69 on it :facepalm:

    Bill, you are supposed to limit your kid from embarrassing himself, not embrace his cringey rap name forever memorialized on some jersey he will wear dozens of tines.
     
  8. War Grundle

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    It’s almost like he feels guilty for being gone so much when he was real little that he just jets him do anything.

    The parent corner of him taking a 10 year old Ben to a Migos concert last year unreal.
     
  9. chuckmasterflex

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    How am I ever supposed to trust Bill's talent evaluation of NBA prospects if he cant tell the soccer ref is 15 after watching him for however long middle school girls soccer matches last?
     
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  10. ZeroPointZero

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    Bill grew up a rich only child, if he wasn't used to ever hearing no it's hard to think he's gonna know how to do the same to his son
     
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  11. Gallant Knight

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    With divorced parents
     
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  12. MG2

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    Simmons was weird on the Lowe podcast. Really feisty. And the moment Lowe had to inform him that Jamal Murray wasn't on Team USA because he's actually Canadian was outstanding.
     
  13. BudKilmer

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    I enjoyed that Pod and Lowe very politely dunked on him several times.

    In what fn world are both Lopez brothers going to play in line ups together
     
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  14. Upton^2

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    Koppelman is insufferable sometimes. It was 45 minutes of name dropping, and his “creative process.” He really thinks Billions is like prestige TV with Wire and Mad Men
     
  15. Handcuffed

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    :twocents: Simmons is completely right that young players like Booker who wouldn't be making the playoffs or like Shamet who are role players should be wanting to play on the national teams.

    the "woe is me" act about how you can't call them out is dumb, but Booker seems like an idiot. also, Booker missed time last year because he fell ridng his bike so he can drop the act about how playing those games increases his injury risk.
     
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  16. Upton^2

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    I agree. Him acting like he had no idea what Booker tweeted was so absurd
     
  17. MtOread

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    Does this mean a new co-host for One Shining Pod?
     
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  18. allothersnsused

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    Tate leaving sucks. I'm legitimately bummed about it, wouldn't have expected that. He didn't have particularly great insight, and he talked about Carolina way too much, but he and Titus had a good thing going that will be hard to replicate.
     
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  19. ZeroPointZero

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    Big pick up to get a Lexington Steele hosted pod
     
  20. IvanTheTerrible

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    I heard Tori Black is working the mic for the ringer now.
     
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  21. MtOread

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    Chris Long co-hosting?
     
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  22. allothersnsused

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    Oh damn that would be awesome.
     
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  23. IvanTheTerrible

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    Everyone Monday he's going to be on.
     
  24. Lyrtch

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    who the fuck hired Tate away with such a good offer the Ringer couldn't touch it

    so weird
     
  25. Why?Pokes

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    "Tic Tac and Melatonin" is quite possibly the GOAT rich white teenager garage band rap duo name. That shit is hilarious.

    Kids are suppose to embarrass themselves. Your job as a parent is to try and stop them from jumping the family station wagon off a dirtbike ramp, not monitoring whether or not they look "cool."
     
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  26. War Grundle

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    I wore an OPP hat in 5th grade. Had no idea what it meant and my dad thought I looked ridiculous but I wanted to wear hat. I look back thinking wtf but I was just a kid.
     
  27. bro

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    Shocking that War Grundle liked this
     
  28. bro

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    Wearing an OPP hat is not like having your parents order you a 69 Melatonin Pats jersey and giving you free access to postmates and amazon
     
  29. War Grundle

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    I’ve criticized his parenting on here before. I just don’t cry about everything he does like some.
     
  30. Why?Pokes

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    Sounds like you have strong opinions on the subject.

    What are some other good ways to ruin a child's imagination and creativity?
     
  31. Why?Pokes

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    Holy shit he let the kid order food, should I call protective services or do you already have them on the line?
     
  32. duc15

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    Who are those hurting?
     
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  33. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    looking forward to the parent corner where his kid trades in amazon gift cards for a blacked.com subscription
     
  34. ZeroPointZero

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    Bill thinking Mayock posted the letter on Instagram and then House not correcting him at all was peak 2019 Simmons Podcast

    also his "you can't criticize the players" schtick needs to GTFO
     
  35. BudKilmer

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    He’s trying to copy Rusillos “athletes acting like their job sucks is tiresome” angle but he doesn’t do it as well
     
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  36. ZeroPointZero

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    He's just mad that nowadays athletes have an outlet to clap back at hot take artist hacks like Simmons, he can't just post shit bashing the players with 0 repercussions like he did in his early Boston Sports Guy/ESPN days
     
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  37. Josey Wales

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    In the Lowe pod Simmons says both: he doesn’t think about player positions that much, because you should basically just put good players on a team and they can figure it out.

    And....the Lakers might suck because they have too many guys who have played the same position.
     
  38. chuckmasterflex

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  39. Hogger

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    I wonder how long this Chris Long on Monday’s thing lasts on Russillo’s pod? I’m not sure why they acted like this was some coup getting him on the show. Was there someone else trying to hire him? Chris Long doesn’t move the needle at all and, 25 minutes in, he’s not that great at breaking down games.
     
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  40. ShuPoor

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    It'll last until Chris mentions police brutality or makes pro Kaepernick statements
     
  41. zeberdee

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    I didn't listen to the pod, but Long is one of the best people in all of sports imo.
     
  42. poor paul

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    I'm conflicted because I love and want to support Long but I'm completely over Ryen.
     
  43. Handcuffed

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    i didn't make it through the entire pod because it was 90 minutes and MNF started early but he already alluded to kaepernick during his worst flight story. not necessarily a pro-kaep story but we're one pod in and everything seems fine.

    i thought the part i listened to was good. a low bar, obviously, but about x10000 more enjoyable than bill simmons analyzing football. simmons breaking down sports right now is worse than ever -- and i'm not itt as a hater of him like many others are.
     
  44. Snakes

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    I thought Chris was nervous and relied too hard on his notes. First 20 minutes were rough but he got better. I think Ryen can get more out of him.
     
  45. bro

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    I thought it was fine.

    that's me as well
     
  46. Hogger

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    Yeah i has just listened to that first 25 minutes or so when i posted. He did seem to get better. It did sound like he was reading off some notes to start out then winged it more. Hope he does well. Apparently I’m one of the few itt that likes Russillo.
     
  47. Snakes

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    Same here is is one of my favorites.
     
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  48. steamengine

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    After hearing his Antonio Brown flip flop I’m finally convinced this is performance art.
     
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  49. Taco Sa1ad

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    I mean, I get it? Everything points to AB ruining chemistry and being a headcase....but then he's a top 3 WR in the NFL. If you can't understand why you (a fan) would go back and forth about it, I don't know what to tell you.
     
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