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post #1921 of 1939
Simmons has always been a cornball to me. I guess I get why people like him but I never understood the appeal. Always came off as a kid that got picked on too much and developed a complex as a result.
His basketball analysis isn't that groundbreaking. I read some of his big book of basketball and some of his reasoning for things just seemed dumb and blatant homerism.

Lebatard got **** on lock right now
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post #1922 of 1939
He's never hidden the fact that he is a homer for all things Boston though
post #1923 of 1939
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ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcasts will debut in June

Over the weekend at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, ESPN Audio and ESPN Films announced that 30 for 30 Podcasts will debut in June. A website has also been launched where listeners can sign up for updates.

Two of the stories that will be part of 30 for 30 Podcasts‘ first season will be “Dan and Dave Revisited,” covering the disastrous 1992 Reebok ad campaign following decathletes Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson as they prepared for the Olympics, and “On the Ice,” which tells the story of 20 British women who attempted to become the first all-female relay expedition team to trek to the North Pole. Each project currently has a working title.

The podcasts will feature both original interviews and archival footage, as a 30 for 30 documentary would, assembled a team of producers, reporters and ESPN talent. The show will be hosted and produced by Jody Avirgan, who fills the same roles for ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight podcasts.
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Trey Wingo will host new ESPN2 quiz show “Bracket Genius”

Trivia shows and brackets are both quite popular, and ESPN is now combining the two. A new Bracket Genius quiz show series from ESPN and Intersport will debut Wednesday (March 15) at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2 with a half-hour episode describing the format and showing behind-the-scenes footage of the competitors. After that, opening-round matchups will air Wednesday, March 22 and Sunday, March 26, at 5 and 5:30 p.m. Eastern both days, with each producing one winner from four competing teams. Trey Wingo will host the series for ESPN.

Bracket Genius will pit university academic teams, consisting of three undergraduate students, against one another in a bracket-style competition for the chance to have their team crowned the inaugural Bracket Genius Champion and share the prize of $100,000. The final 16 universities represented on the hardwood will match up in the same head-to-head games on Bracket Genius where the winner advances by answering questions spanning history, geography, politics, literature, science, pop culture, the arts and sports in a race to score as many points as possible against the clock and their opponent.
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Alex Rodriguez joins Fox as full-time analyst

On Tuesday Fox announced Alex Rodriguez had joined the network as a full-time MLB analyst. Along with working as an MLB studio analyst, Rodriguez will serve as a game analyst for select Fox MLB Saturday telecasts as well as feature reporter for pregame coverage and the FS1 studio show, MLB Whiparound.
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He's never hidden the fact that he is a homer for all things Boston though

Doesn't make him any more appealing to me laugh.gif
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Simmons has always been a cornball to me. I guess I get why people like him but I never understood the appeal. Always came off as a kid that got picked on too much and developed a complex as a result.
His basketball analysis isn't that groundbreaking. I read some of his big book of basketball and some of his reasoning for things just seemed dumb and blatant homerism.

Lebatard got **** on lock right now

IDK what you mean about the complex though, he is a pretty chill dude.  Part of Bill Simmons' appeal is that he's not trying to be all macho like normal sports talk radio.  I can't stand how seriously those guys take themselves.

post #1926 of 1939
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Simmons has always been a cornball to me. I guess I get why people like him but I never understood the appeal. Always came off as a kid that got picked on too much and developed a complex as a result.

His basketball analysis isn't that groundbreaking. I read some of his big book of basketball and some of his reasoning for things just seemed dumb and blatant homerism.


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IDK what you mean about the complex though, he is a pretty chill dude.  Part of Bill Simmons' appeal is that he's not trying to be all macho like normal sports talk radio.  I can't stand how seriously those guys take themselves.

He doesn't yell and be macho but he's pretty smug and arrogant and he definitely takes himself seriously even if the presentation comes off as more chill compared to Golic and Kannel yelling. I don't do sports shows in general outside of Dan and Bomani. Used to like Truehoop but it's become a clown show now.
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He doesn't yell and be macho but he's pretty smug and arrogant and he definitely takes himself seriously even if the presentation comes off as more chill compared to Golic and Kannel yelling. I don't do sports shows in general outside of Dan and Bomani. Used to like Truehoop but it's become a clown show now.

True Hoop's is trying too hard to broach topics that don't relate to sports. 
 

Talking about TV shows and pop culture etc. Just something they're not good at IMO

"A wise man will be a master of his mind. A fool will be its slave"

 

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post #1928 of 1939
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True Hoop's is trying too hard to broach topics that don't relate to sports. 

 
Talking about TV shows and pop culture etc. Just something they're not good at IMO


They're a wannabe Lebatard show now and a lot of those dudes are cornballs when not talking basketball. Also it's disgusting how thirsty they all are for Kaleigh.

Still want to know how Big Wos is on that **** dude is the biggest cornball out of all of them, never seen someone in sports media laugh at their self more than him.
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post #1929 of 1939
Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) discusses the Clippers' title hopes, trade rumors, @Isaiah_Thomas' success and more: https://t.co/b0yacGNZQ4

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post #1930 of 1939
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Simmons has always been a cornball to me. I guess I get why people like him but I never understood the appeal. Always came off as a kid that got picked on too much and developed a complex as a result.
His basketball analysis isn't that groundbreaking. I read some of his big book of basketball and some of his reasoning for things just seemed dumb and blatant homerism.

Simmons has never purported himself to be some sort of groundbreaking analyst. He analyzes the NBA more from a fan's perspective and focuses on historical context. That's how he became popular. He never really gave analytics much of a thought until the last five years, or so. Also, he admitted to Bob Ryan that TBOB is the book he wished Bob Ryan had written because nobody could tell the history of the NBA better than Ryan. But he knew it would never happen, so he gave it his best shot.

As for blatant homerism, the only indefensible one is Cousy ranked at #21. His reasoning is pretty absurd. That being said, Simmons has said recently that the book is already dated because of advanced metrics and how the NBA has changed so much in such little time.
post #1931 of 1939
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This is amazing. I just noticed it now.

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post #1932 of 1939

:rollin at them having an alarm everyday during the local hour to see if Stu can whistle 

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post #1934 of 1939

Dan and them been on fire today lol

 

They had dude on to talk about Kaep and he just started randomly going off on Trump :rollin

 

Part 2 of Stu's tapping mistakes :rollin


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post #1935 of 1939
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Dan and them been on fire today lol

 

They had dude on to talk about Kaep and he just started randomly going off on Trump :rollin

 

Part 2 of Stu's tapping mistakes :rollin

 

Stu's mistakes got me bad :rollin

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post #1936 of 1939

NY Knicks | NY Jets | NY Yankees

 

"When I die I want the Knicks/Jets to carry my casket so they can let me down one last time"

 

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post #1937 of 1939
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Simmons has always been a cornball to me. I guess I get why people like him but I never understood the appeal. Always came off as a kid that got picked on too much and developed a complex as a result.
His basketball analysis isn't that groundbreaking. I read some of his big book of basketball and some of his reasoning for things just seemed dumb and blatant homerism.

Lebatard got **** on lock right now

I like Bill Simmons, he's a smart insightful guy who has some really good takes on things, but his Boston homerism is way over the top for a guy with a national platform like him. I listen to his podcast and its 30+ mins of Patriots talk, it's almost like listening to a local Boston radio host. Combine his Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox homerism with his Lakers hate (Yes, I'm a Lakers fan) can make him tough to listen to sometimes.
post #1938 of 1939
^ his sports movies hall of fame podcasts are the only ones I have listened to in full in a while.. out of all the ringer pods





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