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6 hours ago, [scooter] said:

Hmmm. Mike and the Mad Dog did not start their show until the summer of 1989. Simmons would have been 20 years old at a minimum. :lol:

 

curious.  he would have been just under 20 at that time.  Maybe just Francesa alone?  She was talking about high school, I think.  Maybe she is mixing things up.

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34 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

curious.  he would have been just under 20 at that time.  Maybe just Francesa alone?  She was talking about high school, I think.  Maybe she is mixing things up.

For the millionth time...only child syndrome. Of course it was accurate, he was just acting like an 8 year old while being a college aged kid.

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1 hour ago, thecatch said:
2 hours ago, belljr said:

Hes a guy that worked for Grantland.   The weird part is I haven't seen anything from Simmons about Rafe in a negative light, he even promoted his book in 2017.  So I'm confused, but I dont really pay attention to any of this

https://twitter.com/billsimmons/status/861952878809710592

 

Guessing bad blood for soemthing

Simmons put all his Grantland employees’ livelihoods at risk by getting in a petty feud with Goodell against his bosses wishes, and then Skipper yanked those people around for awhile by initially saying the site would continue but then closing it a couple months later. No surprise that some of those folks would be upset. 

Rafe is also upset because Simmons did an interview last year where he basically said that he had questions about the Grantland staff in the first year, and that the site didn't start firing on all cylinders until year 3. (Rafe was there from the beginning.)

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21 minutes ago, RUSF18 said:

For the millionth time...only child syndrome. Of course it was accurate, he was just acting like an 8 year old while being a college aged kid.

i'm sure the story is fundamentally true.  i just wonder if the specific details were right.  maybe he was listening to something else on the HS car rides home and being a tyrant when listening to Mike and Dog on later car trips.

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They are putting (some) Rewatchables on premium only app, and a buggy app at that.  I like the Rewatchables, but I wouldn't pay more than 24 cents for an episode.  We'll see how long this lasts. 

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1 minute ago, Brony said:

They are putting (some) Rewatchables on premium only app, and a buggy app at that.  I like the Rewatchables, but I wouldn't pay more than 24 cents for an episode.  We'll see how long this lasts. 

Big pass.

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52 minutes ago, Brony said:

They are putting (some) Rewatchables on premium only app, and a buggy app at that.  I like the Rewatchables, but I wouldn't pay more than 24 cents for an episode.  We'll see how long this lasts. 

It was a run. 

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21 hours ago, Brony said:

They are putting (some) Rewatchables on premium only app, and a buggy app at that.  I like the Rewatchables, but I wouldn't pay more than 24 cents for an episode.  We'll see how long this lasts. 

Agree.  I really like that pod as well but definitely won't pay for it.  I think it was a big mistake to move there but my guess is they are just trying it for these 1999 movies and then realize it wasn't worth it and it will come back to it's usual spot.

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There are like 4 billion podcasts out there right now. How would anybody ever be persuaded to pay for one?

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8 hours ago, Capella said:

There are like 4 billion podcasts out there right now. How would anybody ever be persuaded to pay for one?

Kids podcasts are basically a cartel now and moving to pinna and similar. :shrug:

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On 4/29/2019 at 6:05 PM, Tick said:

Simmons/Rusillo is a great combo.

Maybe it's because I'm not a big NBA fan but I find them incredibly boring. Or maybe it's because they try and go for two hours at a time.

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2 minutes ago, RUSF18 said:

Maybe it's because I'm not a big NBA fan but I find them incredibly boring. Or maybe it's because they try and go for two hours at a time.

I agree, there is something just lame and boring about a podcast fixated on NBA.  It doesnt resonate with me, which is funny because I could listen to people talk about the NFL all day.

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21 hours ago, Capella said:

There are like 4 billion podcasts out there right now. How would anybody ever be persuaded to pay for one?

Only a matter of time. The ad market for most podcasts isn't great, so I expect the number of podcasts to start declining in the future. 

It's kind of unfortunate that the "free" content model supported by ad avenue has been so dominant. Over time it tends to lead to a bunch of garbage amateur content and good content not being supported as much as it should IMO.

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1 hour ago, RUSF18 said:

Maybe it's because I'm not a big NBA fan but I find them incredibly boring. Or maybe it's because they try and go for two hours at a time.

I mean, they are explicitly doing an NBA podcast...

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4 hours ago, thecatch said:

I mean, they are explicitly doing an NBA podcast...

Probably 90% of his podcasts by minute count, excluding celebrity interviews, is NBA content. 

I'm not sure why he chooses to dedicate literally hours of content over a couple months to his semi-weekly updated All NBA picks down to the 3rd team but that's why there's a fast forward button.

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On 4/30/2019 at 9:46 AM, Gally said:

Agree.  I really like that pod as well but definitely won't pay for it.  I think it was a big mistake to move there but my guess is they are just trying it for these 1999 movies and then realize it wasn't worth it and it will come back to it's usual spot.

I am sure the risk is all on Luminary's end, and that they paid a pretty decent amount to get this show as an exclusive.

Apparently they have a ton of cash but I wouldn't be surprised if Luminary doesn't make it - a number of providers have already pulled their content. 

https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/04/what-does-luminarys-very-bad-week-tell-us-about-podcasters-collective-power/

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Man listening to him and House discuss GoT is a mind-bending experience. Might be the worst recorded conversation I’ve ever heard. Neither one of them know what’s going on, getting names and locations wrong, horrible. 

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I've been avoiding much of his NBA content, just way too much for me. But after hearing the semi-weekly breakdown of his All NBA picks by team I felt like I needed to hear the final result.

It was well worth it. To hear him spend 20 minutes defending his decision to leave LeBron off even 3rd team, only to say at the very end of the segment "you know, I really think I should've ignored my playoff requirement to vote for Beal" was the highest of comedy.

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Bills knowledge (or lackthereof) about Las Vegas is breathtakingly stupid.  On the Hangover rewatchable he acts like a savant about Vegas but holy hell he comes across as a moron.

 

Some gems:

Vegas was all dudes in the 90's

Vegas almost went under in 2009

Vegas was still an underground thing in the 90's?

There werent bachorlette parties until the 2000's

 

 

Dude has lost his marbles

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On 5/6/2019 at 4:32 AM, Capella said:

Man listening to him and House discuss GoT is a mind-bending experience. Might be the worst recorded conversation I’ve ever heard. Neither one of them know what’s going on, getting names and locations wrong, horrible. 

I guarantee you he's on his phone throughout.

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On 5/28/2019 at 1:45 PM, pantherclub said:

Vegas almost went under in 2009

My mom moved to Henderson in 2011.  It was a ghost town, with neighborhoods that had half of the houses foreclosed, with overgrown golf courses that nobody was paying dues to maintain, and with unfinished buildings that developers had just given up on.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/special-features/neon-rebirth/strip-left-reeling-picking-up-the-pieces-after-the-great-recession/

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On 5/28/2019 at 10:45 AM, pantherclub said:

Bills knowledge (or lackthereof) about Las Vegas is breathtakingly stupid.  On the Hangover rewatchable he acts like a savant about Vegas but holy hell he comes across as a moron.

 

Some gems:

Vegas was all dudes in the 90's

Vegas almost went under in 2009

Vegas was still an underground thing in the 90's?

There werent bachorlette parties until the 2000's

 

 

Dude has lost his marbles

Translation:

"When I went to Vegas in the '90s, I never saw any women because I was a socially-awkward loser."

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Unpopular HOT TAKE - I like his podcast, in general. Especially the shows with Ryan Ruselio or Cousin Sal.

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4 minutes ago, whoknew said:

Unpopular HOT TAKE - I like his podcast, in general. Especially the shows with Ryan Ruselio or Cousin Sal.

It's one of the most popular podcasts in existence - your unpopular hot take application has been rejected

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1 minute ago, Moe. said:

It's one of the most popular podcasts in existence - your unpopular hot take application has been rejected

 

:lmao:

Good point. Just seems like on this site, he is hated.

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1 minute ago, whoknew said:

 

:lmao:

Good point. Just seems like on this site, he is hated.

I bash him a lot.  To be honest, I actually am entertained by him.  I love the Cousin Sal episodes.  I generally like Rusillo as well, but I'm not a fan of the NBA so that definitely tempers my enjoyment of those episodes.  My bashing comes from a place of resentment because a) he's not nearly as entertaining as he used to be; and b) he's become everything he used to decry (the 1%, self-entitled dbag).

To be fair, Tony Kornheiser has also become everything he used to hate, and I still love him.  I think it's because he's self-aware enough to admit it.

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1 hour ago, whoknew said:

Unpopular HOT TAKE - I like his podcast, in general. Especially the shows with Ryan Ruselio or Cousin Sal.

His podcast is way better than German Chocolate Cake. 

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1 hour ago, whoknew said:

Unpopular HOT TAKE - I like his podcast, in general. Especially the shows with Ryan Ruselio or Cousin Sal.

If Billy ever dies in a car crash -- somewhat more likely if he's not into seatbelts -- Rusillo/Sal would be p good podcast partners. Maybe even get Hench in there.

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On 4/25/2017 at 6:24 PM, Capella said:

When he has Haralabos Voulgaris on his podcast it is just startling the distinct difference in knowledge. Does he just laugh at Simmons off air? 

Sinmons: Marcus Smart is just out there doing things. Things you can't measure. Marcus Smart things. Analytics just can't measure him. 

HV: actually he's the perfect player to be measured by analytics.

basically made the exact same comment about Iguodala in the Klosterman pod, but sadly no one there to call him on it.

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Simmons said something to the effect of OKC getting "two bucks on the dollar" for George, which is just simply preposterous. He also claimed later that there were 25 players in the NBA that were meaningful, which kind of contradicts the first statement?

Also Westbrook is a top 12 player in the league but one of the two worst contracts in the league. I dunno man.

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Nothing will ever be as preposterous as him recently saying that you can complete a rebuild in the NHL basically overnight and rebuilding is much easier there than in the NBA...a league where a team can go from a middle tier playoff team to the Vegas championship favorite with one transaction.

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Broke the news on his podcast that the big Strip casinos in Vegas don't want you to win when you gamble and have taken steps to make sure you don't.  Thanks for the head's up, Bill.

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4 hours ago, facook said:

Broke the news on his podcast that the big Strip casinos in Vegas don't want you to win when you gamble and have taken steps to make sure you don't.  Thanks for the head's up, Bill.

Also, Vegas used to be "underground."

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7 hours ago, Good Posting Judge said:

Also, Vegas used to be "underground."

He is the only one that likes to play blackjack for 8 hours straight

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It's amazing that this guy can make "Knicks" and "Nets" sound virtually identical. He manages to pronounce both an I and an E with more of an A sound. 

Listen to him talk about Durant's decision and rattle off those team names 5x each in 10 seconds and you almost can't tell who he's referring to at any given point.

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Some of those east coast pronunciations are bonkers.  Milk = Melk, Vanilla = Vanella, Robot = Robutt, etc.

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9 minutes ago, Tick said:

Some of those east coast pronunciations are bonkers.  Milk = Melk, Vanilla = Vanella, Robot = Robutt, etc.

I say melk too. :bag:  

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I’ve not been a fan of the post-Grantland podcasts with Zach Lowe but the most recent one was really really good. 

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2 hours ago, Moe. said:

I’ve not been a fan of the post-Grantland podcasts with Zach Lowe but the most recent one was really really good. 

He has his own podcast where he doesnt sound like he's being held at gunpoint.

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This one was good because it didn't sound that way. Reminded me of their old podcasts 

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On 7/17/2019 at 11:56 PM, Good Posting Judge said:

He has his own podcast where he doesnt sound like he's being held at gunpoint.

You can tell Zach Lowe is just as fed up with Simmons as we are. 

Again, I don't listen to any Simmons podcast unless it's with Lowe or an athlete. Sadly no more Haralbob.

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I look forward to the guess the lines pod each Monday, and this week House is on there screaming to 11 😔😔😔😔 never turned this particular pod off until today. 

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On 9/16/2019 at 7:40 AM, Capella said:

I look forward to the guess the lines pod each Monday, and this week House is on there screaming to 11 😔😔😔😔 never turned this particular pod off until today. 

How dare you. Drunk, over-fed House is best House.

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5 hours ago, Rick James said:

How dare you. Drunk, over-fed House is best House.

Guy is just not my thing. He’s way too much for me. 

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:tumbleweed:

 

 

 

 

 

I only listen occasionally at this point.  It's mostly a hate-listen.  I love Sal.  Parent Corner makes me so angry that he is SO enabling to his terrible children (surprise, only child of divorce who fell ### backwards into millions of dollars never disciplines his kids).

Most of the podcasts I listen to were on hiatus for the last week or so.  I listened to Guessing the Lines today.  Sal and Bill talked about what matchup Tess and Booger would be calling for the Australian feed of the Super Bowl.  Bill did an awful Australian accent imitating the Australians' response to Tess and Booger.  Sounded like....more constipated Bill, maybe?  But Sal had a great line about the Australians rooting for Iran in the war, and I laughed and laughed.  Worth the two hour podcast of Simmons licking his own balls for that one line.

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I can’t believe he had the stones to go 40 minutes before bringing up the Pats loss. 

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