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

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  1. ZeroPointZero

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    lets just stick with this part
     
  2. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    Chris Long is really great on the Russillo pod. Recommend tuning in whenever it's posted today, he was awesome last week.

    Also does anyone know what Tate Frazier left to do?
     
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  3. Fran Tarkenton

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    Titus mentioned something within the movie/tv industry. Grew tired of, and did not want to be podcasting his entire life.
     
  4. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    He seemed really into movies on IG so that makes sense. I need to go back and listen to the last few OSPs... I don't usually listen in the offseason.
     
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  5. Josey Wales

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    Perhaps I’m naive or maybe I was just too young when watching Beverley Hills Cop, but I never once felt gay subtext throughout the whole movie.

    So Bill thought Axel might be gay, but he was too fucking stupid to know Hamm was doing a caricature of a Boston accent in The Town?

    Haha, riiight
     
  6. War Grundle

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    Yeah, me neither. Axel just used that accent at times to play different characters.
     
  7. ShuPoor

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    Today i listened to a grown man complain that his daughter gets her boyfriend more gifts than she gets him
     
  8. Tobias

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    who said that
     
  9. ShuPoor

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    That was Bill's contribution to parent corner
     
  10. Tobias

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    “of course you guys think it’s weird for a dad to be sad about his daughter not buying him enough presents. don’t see the big deal”

    -war grundle
     
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  11. Josey Wales

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    I stopped the pod the other day, but briefly listening to House and Bill talk about the NFL, made me never want to watch football again.
     
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  12. chuckmasterflex

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    I’m looking forward to Bill’s unbiased opinion on Eli Manning’s legacy
     
  13. Tobias

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    i look forward to his totally not mad takes
     
  14. chuckmasterflex

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    I’d like for Sal to question Bill about which Manning he hates the most.
     
  15. Josey Wales

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    Like 5 years ago I found the constant connection to sports really clever and sometimes funny, but now it makes me cringe. Sometimes you really do become the villain with time.
     
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  16. chuckmasterflex

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    Five or six years ago I still had a passing interest in Barnwell and Mays figuring out who was the best left guard in football.

    Didn’t care who it was, but the reasoning was sound.
     
  17. Josey Wales

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    “Idk if you know this but the Patriots have won a few Super Bowls”

    Or any variation of that is so unbearably cringeworthy at this point. Simmons has to the butt of jokes across the country with actual sports media people he’s had on the pod, let alone (prepare for my lazy phonetic spelling) hur-al-uh-bob.
     
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  18. chuckmasterflex

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    I saw a great stat once comparing defenses between Brady and Manning.

    Where Brady’s defense was always in the top 15 and Manning with the Colts was always shit. I can’t find it.

    I’ll concede that Brady is the best QB of all time as long as we agree that Bill Belichick would’ve won less Super Bowls playing drew Brees or Mannng.
     
  19. Josey Wales

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    Lmao at Gladwells shitty fucking take on Kanye interrupting the Grammys.

    Everyone jumps the shark.
     
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  20. ShuPoor

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    I didn't even bother. Knew it would be absolute idiocy treated like brilliance because Bill isn't smart enough to know it's idiocy.
     
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  21. Celemo

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    just listened to the first 2 Hottest Takes mini-pods...fucking woof
     
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  22. War Grundle

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    What did he say?
     
  23. steamengine

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    This gladwell didcussion is awful.

    Bill admits the only reddit he visits is the conspiracy theory one.

    Complains about:

    Popovich
    Obama
    Serena Williams
    Kanye
    Lebron truthers
    Young people and their ear buds

    Just completely off the rails.
     
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  24. Josey Wales

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    Gladwell asserts the public backlash to Kanye was because people were upset he had the audacity to criticize the legitimacy of the award. And then rants about how awards are bs and rigged anyway, so you go Kanye!

    Bill was like uh wait, it was because Kanye interrupted a show and humiliated a young girl getting an award, which Gladwell almost entirely ignores.

    There is no sanctity of the Grammy voters, Malcolm. People thought Kanye was a douche and Obama called him a jackass because he literally interrupted an acceptance speech and acted like a child.
     
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  25. Fuzzy Zoeller

    Fuzzy Zoeller College football > NFL

    Is this the part where I point out it happened at the VMAs, not the Grammys?
     
  26. Dudley Dawson2

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    Kept listening waiting for it to get better and by damn it got worse.
     
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  27. Josey Wales

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    Fuzzy, you’re a life saver.
     
  28. BudKilmer

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    I got to the Popovich hot take and had to stop

    Guy who whines about aggregators says pop doesn’t like the things that come along with being a coach.
     
  29. Joe_Pesci

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    Nm already covered
     
  30. MtOread

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    I cant do the Gladwell and Klosterman pods anymore, I will always power through the rough parts of Guess the Lines, though.

    Last week’s episode, the first since Tate left the Ringer, is worth a listen for OSP fans.
     
  31. Josey Wales

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    How about guy who claims he never reads twitter mentions is concerned with take of aggregators.
     
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  32. BudKilmer

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    Yeah he seemed like he knew real quick about Uproxx aggregating him :laugh:
     
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  33. BudKilmer

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  34. zeberdee

    zeberdee read it? I own it. but no, I have not read it
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    wait he actually said that, or is that just a meme?
     
  35. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    if that's real, whoa
     
  36. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    10,000 hours is so dumb.
     
  37. ShuPoor

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    Yikes. I would be thoroughly embarrassed if i had posted in this thread about how smart Malcolm Gladwell was. That would be a mortifying take
     
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  38. BudKilmer

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    :in-n-out:
    :welpseeyalater:
     
  39. Upton^2

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    Yes he absolved Paterno of any blame because Paterno is just a football coach who is too busy to be worried about anything else
     
  40. steamengine

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  41. ZeroPointZero

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    any time he mentions the aggregators it's his "shield" to drop a particularly stupid take without taking full ownership of it. He's too big of a pussy to stand alone on half the takes he makes these days.

    Also congrats to Gladwell that nothing he said in the pod was as bad as the Nigerian basketball stuff
     
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  42. bro

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    as was yesterday's mailbag
     
  43. bro

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    so Paterno did nothing wrong because he reported up .... but the leadership (who Paterno allegedly reported to) did not do enough about it .... yet gets blamed too harshly?

    the fuck
     
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  44. yaywaffles

    yaywaffles suck my flaps you piece of shit
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    gladwell's joe pa bit might be the most brutal take in ringer history. did simmons challenge him at all?
     
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  45. ZeroPointZero

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    not one bit
     
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  46. BudKilmer

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    Hot take: I like slow news day better than nba desktop despite being a network Stan
     
  47. BudKilmer

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    Excusing JoePa bc He’s a football Coach is an all time WTF moment for me.
     
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  48. The Walrus

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    Turned off the pod and deleted it as soon as the JoPa part was over. Won't be wasting any more time with that pseudo-intellectual dipshit in the future, and can't believe Bill let it go without any pushback. (We'll, actually I can since Bill is a sycophant who also loves horrible takes)
     
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  49. BudKilmer

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    Beto gonna be on tomorrow
     
  50. I can not think of a better candidate to be on a bill cast. Will make me hate each way more i am sure
     
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