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13 minutes ago, Good Posting Judge said:

He's going to (edit: drunkenly) hydroplane a Tesla into a tree and kill his girlfriend in a few years, isn't he?

Almost assuredly.

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He's currently ranked somewhere between the mailroom guy from Vinyl and the goldfish from Animals on the HBO Trade Value list

the top-20 toughest weeks of my life set to quotes from the band Radiohead 

:rolleyes:  My God.  What a cluster-eff/circle-jerk-into-the-ceiling-fan of a podcast this is. This week's, usually the highlight of the year, takes the cake.   And yet, I listen.  I hate myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But not as much as Simmons.

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11 hours ago, facook said:

:rolleyes:  My God.  What a cluster-eff/circle-jerk-into-the-ceiling-fan of a podcast this is. This week's, usually the highlight of the year, takes the cake.   And yet, I listen.  I hate myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But not as much as Simmons.

He's gotten a lot worse over the years but ever since he sold to Spotify he fell off the cliff. I don't blame him...if I had his money and could keep getting more by doing no actual prep and saying the same incorrect things over and over again until they become fact to me, I'd do the same thing. 

Then add in only bringing in schmucks like Peter Shrager to agree that his 15-1 parlays and 6 pt teasers crossing zero are great plays instead of getting smart people who can actually talk football and challenge him and you get the further drop. 

Fine by me though because I get tremendous entertainment out of listening to him and then going to his subreddit and reading all the hate. It's a true guilty pleasure of mine. 

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My favorite Simmons thing this year was his constant dumping on Brady, a guy who delivered him 6 titles to celebrate. He’s shut up significantly about him the last 3 weeks however. 

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4 hours ago, Capella said:

My favorite Simmons thing this year was his constant dumping on Brady, a guy who delivered him 6 titles to celebrate. He’s shut up significantly about him the last 3 weeks however. 

That has to be Apex Mountain for Bill’s pettiness. 

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14 minutes ago, whoknew said:

I can't argue with any of the complaints in here ... yet I still find the show mostly entertaining. At least when Sal is on.

The only one I listen to is the Sal pod — after the season is over I’ll check back in September. 

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15 minutes ago, whoknew said:

I can't argue with any of the complaints in here ... yet I still find the show mostly entertaining. At least when Sal is on.

At one point he said “all I want is for the Pats to have more wins than the Bucs”. This was like week 10. Whoops. 

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On 2/1/2021 at 9:33 PM, facook said:

:rolleyes:  My God.  What a cluster-eff/circle-jerk-into-the-ceiling-fan of a podcast this is. This week's, usually the highlight of the year, takes the cake.   And yet, I listen.  I hate myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But not as much as Simmons.

Lol I went looking for this thread because I just listened to that episode. I knew it was going to be bad when he said “and Joe House joins us on the pod!” but it only got significantly worse when their manager came on. I bailed with 55 minutes left. I think Sal got to talk 4 times. 
 

I suppose I should just listen to his pod. Even though Sal did get off a good joke when he said the super bowl brings out the millionaire gamblers who don’t know anything about football, “like Simmons” :lmao: 

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4 minutes ago, whoknew said:

I don't understand the Joe House thing. Why is he a thing? I don't find him particularly insightful or entertaining.

He’s absolutely horrid. Nails on a chalkboard while a pained cat bellows out next to it. He’s a thing because he’s a friend of Simmons. 

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1 hour ago, Capella said:

Lol I went looking for this thread because I just listened to that episode. I knew it was going to be bad when he said “and Joe House joins us on the pod!” but it only got significantly worse when their manager came on. I bailed with 55 minutes left. I think Sal got to talk 4 times. 
 

I suppose I should just listen to his pod. Even though Sal did get off a good joke when he said the super bowl brings out the millionaire gamblers who don’t know anything about football, “like Simmons” :lmao: 

The only redeeming part of the manager being on was that he sounds exactly like Sal's impressions of him.  And Sal laughing at him constantly because he's such a cartoon.

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What I love about Simmons is that he's so stupid that he's incredibly entertaining, but he's just vanilla enough in communicating his stupidity that I don't actually get angry about how dumb he is which would make me stop listening. 

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Holy crap this part of the Casey Affleck interview was incredible. Affleck mentions that he did this movie with Gus Van Sant called To Die For and when Van Sant got the script for Good Will Hunting he reached out to Casey to ask him if Ben was his brother. He says yes and tries to sell it to him and encourages him to read it further, and of course he ends up directing it. Pretty interesting little story. 

Simmons direct response: "'To Die For' was a weirdly crucial Nicole Kidman movie."

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Barkley is great.  One of the best sports interviews of all time.  Great episode, because Barkley is amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill could barely swallow his nervous-spit in time to tongue Chuck's pilotas throughout the pod.  Loser.

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I am generally not one of the haters - I think his podcast is pretty good. Especially when he has Cousin Sal on it. But I do recognize he can be insufferable sometimes. 

Like, for example, this morning. When he was talking about how the Zags/UCLA game was the first game that was good in the tournament since the UNC/VIllanova game and reminded him more of games of his youth. Just silly. 

He admits he doesn't watch any college basketball then flies in for the final four and proclaims the tournament is back. Dumb.

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I know it's been beaten to death in here, but the gambling advice on his show is uniformly terrible and should not be followed by anyone. This is no different than "the Daily Wager," "Fox Bet Live," Cowherd, etc.

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13 minutes ago, Good Posting Judge said:

I know it's been beaten to death in here, but the gambling advice on his show is uniformly terrible and should not be followed by anyone. This is no different than "the Daily Wager," "Fox Bet Live," Cowherd, etc.

It’s so bad it’s actually the best part of the show. 

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Decided to listen just because he was talking to someone about Masters and NFL draft.  So surprised by his ignorance when it comes to golf.  :rolleyes:   He is trying to get his nickname for Will Zalatoris to stick so called him "Z Spot" 15 times.  Ugh.

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2 hours ago, facook said:

Decided to listen just because he was talking to someone about Masters and NFL draft.  So surprised by his ignorance when it comes to golf.  :rolleyes:   He is trying to get his nickname for Will Zalatoris to stick so called him "Z Spot" 15 times.  Ugh.

His "heat of the moment" call, still doesn't make sense to me. It's funny because it's a song by Asia? 

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3 minutes ago, uwillbsoon said:

His "heat of the moment" call, still doesn't make sense to me. It's funny because it's a song by Asia? 

Forget that. He blasted Nantz for being out of touch while thinking his completely unrelated reference from the mid 80s was better. 

Meanwhile...

https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/bill-simmons-jim-nantz-masters-call-01f32zsmtj8j

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1 hour ago, RUSF18 said:

Forget that. He blasted Nantz for being out of touch while thinking his completely unrelated reference from the mid 80s was better. 

Meanwhile...

https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/bill-simmons-jim-nantz-masters-call-01f32zsmtj8j

I generally like simmons but this is awful.  Nantz Always plays the soft master's announcer

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2 hours ago, uwillbsoon said:

His "heat of the moment" call, still doesn't make sense to me. It's funny because it's a song by Asia? 

 

2 hours ago, RUSF18 said:

Forget that. He blasted Nantz for being out of touch while thinking his completely unrelated reference from the mid 80s was better. 

Meanwhile...

https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/bill-simmons-jim-nantz-masters-call-01f32zsmtj8j

I noticed his saying "Hideki Matsui" but in the moment I just blamed it on him being a mushmouth know-nothing.  Honestly didn't connect it to the Yanks player.  Also, it was so awkwardly obviously unintentionally racist I just decided to leave it alone for fear I'd get cancelled myself.  

One last thing: the multi multi multi millionaire who must be smart because he's so rich, bragged about joking via text with his friends that "Zalatoris" would lead to an announcer accidentally saying the name of a significant female body part.  Mentally, he's 14 years old.

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It's not like I'm rooting for it or anything but it would really be amazing if something so stupid and so Simmons actually led to him being placed somewhere on the "canceled" spectrum. Not as much for this directly but he wrote a lot of bad stuff about female athletes that would never come close to flying today and wasn't really that long ago, and I'm surprised it was never made into a bigger issue. 

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3 hours ago, RUSF18 said:

It's not like I'm rooting for it or anything but it would really be amazing if something so stupid and so Simmons actually led to him being placed somewhere on the "canceled" spectrum. Not as much for this directly but he wrote a lot of bad stuff about female athletes that would never come close to flying today and wasn't really that long ago, and I'm surprised it was never made into a bigger issue. 

I'm certainly no expert on cancel culture and how it works, but I would not be surprised if the people most likely to call for Simmons to be cancelled have just never come across him. 

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10 hours ago, RUSF18 said:

It's not like I'm rooting for it or anything but it would really be amazing if something so stupid and so Simmons actually led to him being placed somewhere on the "canceled" spectrum. Not as much for this directly but he wrote a lot of bad stuff about female athletes that would never come close to flying today and wasn't really that long ago, and I'm surprised it was never made into a bigger issue. 

It already happened with his diversity at the ringer

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11 hours ago, RUSF18 said:

It's not like I'm rooting for it or anything but it would really be amazing if something so stupid and so Simmons actually led to him being placed somewhere on the "canceled" spectrum. Not as much for this directly but he wrote a lot of bad stuff about female athletes that would never come close to flying today and wasn't really that long ago, and I'm surprised it was never made into a bigger issue. 

Causing a transgender woman to commit suicide by outing her is the kind of thing that would rightfully get someone canceled today but wasn't on that level in 2014:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/21/grantland-apologises-outing-transgender-inventor-golf

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