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Postby razzle » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:45 pm

I like the podcast the press box. The rest,of the ringer has always left me feeling cold
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Postby mcwop23 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:47 pm

i don’t think i ever encounter game of thrones anywhere other than reading headlines i don’t click on
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:53 pm

I got a Game of Thrones-themed Uber Eats email earlier today. I can't avoid it.
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Postby scrambled » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:22 am

razzle wrote:I like the podcast the press box. The rest,of the ringer has always left me feeling cold


i like damage control better. they are both kind of variations on the same vague theme.
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Postby shirts optional » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:15 am

never listened to either of them, what's the difference?
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Postby whatabout tim » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:27 pm

Thought this was bumped because of the new ringer ads. I’m sure there’s a legitimate need, but broadcasting train crossings as dangerous in a PSA for the podcast ads is hilarious
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Postby buriedinspace » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:10 am

shirts optional wrote:never listened to either of them, what's the difference?


They're both liberal media criticism. I've really only listened to the Press Box but it's... fine. It was in my listening rotation for a while because it's easy to listen to but the middle of the road liberalism bothered me after a while.
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Postby fury » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:57 pm

Bills complete lack of knowledge is hilarious given the ringers all in GoT strategy. I’m pretty sure my parents know more about the show.
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Postby scrambled » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:00 pm

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shirts optional wrote:never listened to either of them, what's the difference?


They're both liberal media criticism. I've really only listened to the Press Box but it's... fine. It was in my listening rotation for a while because it's easy to listen to but the middle of the road liberalism bothered me after a while.


yeah i find damage control to have some more left leaning critiques coming from more contemporary critics (esp of silicon valley tech culture) while press box is a bit more dated and old print media boomers
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Postby gazedo » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:23 pm

I like the mlb coverage on the ringer. Little else on the site interests me.
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Thu May 30, 2019 11:08 am

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Thu May 30, 2019 11:08 am

I saw that so you all have to see that
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Postby Lucky » Thu May 30, 2019 3:50 pm

The Ringer just flat-out stinks now. Simmons hot takes are ok, the MLB stuff seems good and a sliver of the NBA stuff is tolerable. Forget about the pop culture, though. I mean

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Postby neuartillery » Thu May 30, 2019 3:51 pm

Every now and then I remember that it exists and I load the site and try to find an article to read and zzzzzz
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Postby Lucky » Thu May 30, 2019 4:18 pm

Tom Brady, Kaia Gerber (??), Barry Diller, Paul McCartney and Anderson Cooper sounds like a fuckin riot.

Who the hell picked those billionaires?
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Postby reversemigraine » Thu May 30, 2019 4:19 pm

I was probably just looking on the wrong days, but given all the jokes about the Ringer just becoming a GoT content dump this spring, I was kinda surprised to see a bunch of no-names in almost all the bylines. It seemed weird not to have Concepcion and Rubin anchoring that coverage the way they did in years past.

Again, I dunno, maybe they were.
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Thu May 30, 2019 4:20 pm

Concepcion and Rubin do from what I understand is an extremely popular podcast
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Postby fury » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:51 pm

The Costner interview is somehow really interesting. It’s nothing bill does at all, Costner seems to really know how to tell a good story
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Postby buriedinspace » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:27 am

The Ringers 1999 album and singles list is extremely weird. It's really hard to figure out what the criteria are, especially because largely it seems to be 'wow, this was so popular and memorable' but then randomly Terror Twilight and whatever is on the list too.
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Postby buriedinspace » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:30 am

The #1 album is incomprehensible, tbh
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Postby trouble » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:35 am

battle of los angeles is definately not the top album of 1999 but its definately better than Emergency and I
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:37 am

The Battle of Los Angeles is mediocre, but, uh, it speaks to the moment I guess.
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Postby goldsoundz » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:38 am

the pop culture/media stuff is often trash but it's better than 10 game of thrones articles every day

still feel like we all got trolled by that
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Postby trouble » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:46 am

looking at what rate your music thinks the top albums are of 1999 and it doesnt seem like it was a good year. they got two video game OSTs in the top 25
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Postby mcwop23 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:47 am

that’s good
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Postby mcwop23 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:52 am

edgeev wrote:isn't klosterman just murray st. in 15 years?


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Postby shirts optional » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:31 am



can't wait to find out if shea serrano is going to be a scab or not
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Postby trouble » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:15 am

bill is going to make joe house host 10 more podcasts for free
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