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Re: The Ringer

Post by brian » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:36 pm

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The biggest differences are that it's good and funny and it's not "Shakespeare but, like, now ya know?"
Following up on this, the article touches on it a bit, but I think the reason it's so good and has maintained the test of time is that it trucks in high school stereotypes, but doesn't depend on them and doesn't really condescend to any of the various cliques and groups.

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Re: The Ringer

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Re: The Ringer

Post by A_B » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:36 pm

Shea Serrano and the FOH army raised almost $10k for a food bank that was running low on meals in two hours.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:39 am

WSJ has numbers on the Ringer...most of the $ is all podcasting.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-bill-s ... _lead_pos8

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Re: The Ringer

Post by Johnnie » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:24 am

A quick search on my podcast app (Pocket Casts) shows they they have 19 podcasts. Each cast has to have at least 4 ad placements.

So, this isn't surprising considering all of their online content to read is free.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by A_B » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:02 am

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Shea Serrano and the FOH army raised almost $10k for a food bank that was running low on meals in two hours.
I love shea. But now I think people are preying on him and the FOH army. Bunch of people asking for money. I'm probably just too cynical.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:29 am

A_B wrote:
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A_B wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:36 pm
Shea Serrano and the FOH army raised almost $10k for a food bank that was running low on meals in two hours.
I love shea. But now I think people are preying on him and the FOH army. Bunch of people asking for money. I'm probably just too cynical.
I actually muted him about six months ago because this stuff was so constant and started to feel like that. I am a bad person though.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by Johnnie » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:15 pm

But the anti Trump shitstorm he started was cool.



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Re: The Ringer

Post by tennbengal » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:24 pm

I may have to unmute him. That's hilarious.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by A_B » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:28 pm

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I may have to unmute him. That's hilarious.
It was pretty wild.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed May 08, 2019 1:17 pm

Cool article by Ian Karmel (stand-up/writer for The Late Late Show/host of 'All Fantasy Everything' podcast) and the Blazers and enjoying the moment.

The Trail Blazers Are Having a Moment

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DaveInSeattle wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Cool article by Ian Karmel (stand-up/writer for The Late Late Show/host of 'All Fantasy Everything' podcast) and the Blazers and enjoying the moment.

The Trail Blazers Are Having a Moment
I've recommended both his podcast and stand-up on this site. VERY funny guy.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu May 09, 2019 12:03 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:48 pm
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Cool article by Ian Karmel (stand-up/writer for The Late Late Show/host of 'All Fantasy Everything' podcast) and the Blazers and enjoying the moment.

The Trail Blazers Are Having a Moment
I've recommended both his podcast and stand-up on this site. VERY funny guy.
Yeah, AFE is probably my favorite podcast these days. Just got tickets to see them do a live pod here in Seattle.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by EdRomero » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:33 pm

I went about a year without listening to Simmons's podcasts, but the NBA free agency thing brought me back in. My thoughts:
1. He's advertising a ringer podcast starring his 13 year old daughter. There is an Austin River joke in there somewhere.
2.Overall he is terrible; he has turned into the personalities that he built his career making fun of as the Boston Sports Guy pre-ESPN.
3. Nonetheless, there were great discussions with Marc Stein, Ryen Rusillo, and Omar from the Wire, so he is a very good content-getter. Someone just has to convince him to live behind the scenes more.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by tennbengal » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:23 pm

I listen to a bunch of the Ringer podcasts - just not his. I like that choice.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by A_B » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:35 pm

I don’t have time. Do busy being Le Batard AF
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Post by Johnnie » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:55 pm

I don't really peruse The Ringer that much. It seems I'm just not interested in what they are writing about.

But I listen to every Simmons podcast. And I certainly will listen to everything involving Rusillo. He's the best. Plus he gives Bill shit where other guests won't.

The thing about Simmons is that it's painfully obvious he was an only child. Listening to his podcast on 1.5x he constantly interrupts and doesn't acknowledge you finishing your point. It gets grating. He also has this recency bias tick that's infuriating. Hell change his opinion on a person from week to week or night to night depending upon the circumstance.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:17 pm

Johnnie wrote:
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I don't really peruse The Ringer that much. It seems I'm just not interested in what they are writing about.
Same here....I'll check there every few days, and it seems like every story is about the NBA off-season or some pop culture bit.

I've been really disappointed in their lack of coverage of the WWC. Deadspin has had way more pieces about it.
The thing about Simmons is that it's painfully obvious he was an only child. Listening to his podcast on 1.5x he constantly interrupts and doesn't acknowledge you finishing your point. It gets grating. He also has this recency bias tick that's infuriating. Hell change his opinion on a person from week to week or night to night depending upon the circumstance.
I used to listen to all of his, but I find myself just deleting a lot of them now. Again...don't care about NBA off season/free agency.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:52 pm

Dave, listen to Total Soccer Show for WWC. They're doing a fantastic job with it.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by A_B » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:22 am

Why was 1999 music worth a whole damn week? Just because it's been 20 years? This has been as poor a week for content as I can remember. I've given several of them a shot, but I just think it's been bad, forced writing.

And I am in the target audience! I was in college! Young, listening to a little of everything!
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Re: The Ringer

Post by rass » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:25 am

You reminded me that I forgot to read the LFO article. Thanks man!
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Re: The Ringer

Post by A_B » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:34 am

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You reminded me that I forgot to read the LFO article. Thanks man!
Maybe I wasn't listening to enough, because I had no idea whose those people were or that song. And also, the riff is nowhere near reminiscint of "more than Words." That was one of the lazy things I noticed. Obviously I didn't finish that article.
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Post by Ryan » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:52 am

You were in college in 1999 and never heard that song? God bless you.
he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

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Re: The Ringer

Post by rass » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:52 am

Nuno Bettencourt wrote More Than Words
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Summer songs come, summer songs go
AB doesn’t remember this one, though
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Re: The Ringer

Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:56 am

A quality parody of that song around that time was "Hummer Girls". I trust you gents can find it.

And the "No Scrubs" vs. "No Pigeons" battle was worth reliving.
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Post by A_B » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:06 am

Ryan wrote:
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You were in college in 1999 and never heard that song? God bless you.
Certainly not enough to remember it as lovingly as Harvilla does.
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Post by rass » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:36 pm

A_B wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:34 am
rass wrote:
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You reminded me that I forgot to read the LFO article. Thanks man!
Maybe I wasn't listening to enough, because I had no idea whose those people were or that song. And also, the riff is nowhere near reminiscint of "more than Words." That was one of the lazy things I noticed. Obviously I didn't finish that article.
An earlier version of this piece incorrectly stated that “Summer Girls” sampled Extreme’s “More Than Words.”
That's pretty bad.

Anyway, I guess I missed (or forgot) that a second member of the band died of cancer last year. Sad!
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Re: The Ringer

Post by Johnnie » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:24 pm

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Post by A_B » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:30 pm

Those tea leaves were kinda there for all to see.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by Johnnie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:19 pm

The Ringer unionized the other day.

Naturally, lawyers called out to Barstool employees about doing the same.

Portnoy got mad! And then...



Lolz.

ETA:

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Re: The Ringer

Post by A_B » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:45 am

The doldrums of #1999 music week have given way to the best week of content ever, IMO. YMMV.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:47 am

A_B wrote:
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The doldrums of #1999 music week have given way to the best week of content ever, IMO. YMMV.
It's a horrible low for them, and they probably can't come back from it.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by brian » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:01 pm

Ugh, this article about Bill Simmons sub-reddit is...something.

However, it made me realize I've literally not heard or read a word from him in at least a couple of years and that made me really, really happy.

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Post by tennbengal » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:06 pm

I don’t listen to his pod and I don’t read anything he writes but I appreciate the rest of what he has assembled at The Ringer and listen to a lot of those pods and read a lot of the other stuff.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:36 pm

I think with Simmons, it's just knowing what to avoid. Which for me is everything except his podcasts with Cousin Sal during the NFL season.

I find him funny in those podcasts. But I avoid the rest if them like the plague. Life's just too short.
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:15 pm

Heh. I subscribe to that subreddit. It's the most brutally honest and level thinking about him there is, honestly.

It's like if Simmons had a bunch of friends and they jokingly created a message board to jab at him because he's so easy to make fun of, but not in a malicious way.
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Post by blundercrush » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:09 pm

That subreddit is completely fucked. Banish those people to the fucking ends of the earth where no one else can see that bullshit. I know we hated MMQB a whole bunch, but even this group wasn't that fucked up about McButterworth himself. Nevermind his family.

Bill Simmons is entertaining, not informative, not knowledgable - with the exception of nba playoff history, podcaster who has access to good guests and sort of gets out of the way and hires really good people. This is why Zach Lowe is such a perfect foil to him, because Zach is not particularly entertaining. Extremely knowledgeable, extremely informative. At this point it's a running joke when they do get together Bill is going to say at least one verifiable obscenely dumb thing on the podcast, and they only do like 2-3 podcasts a year together.

I actively avoid podcasts where Cousin Sal is on/skip the Cousin Sal parts. Cousin Sal is a stupid blowhard hack who isn't funny, isn't knowledgeable, and is only Bill's friend and willing to go on his pod a lot.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by teeteebee » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 pm

Billyboy is bout to get that Spotify loot!!
oh shit...

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Re: The Ringer

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“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

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