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Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


If you don't find Bossip headlines to be works of literary genius I don't know what to tell you.

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Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


AsInHowe posted:

Honest question: why do self-described black blogs have the longest, dumbest, most nonsense of article titles? Am I missing something? Is it just a cultural thing?

Because they are funny when executed well.

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!


Lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

quote:

The idea for ESPN's The Decision show 10 years ago, in which LeBron James declared that he'd take his "talents to South Beach," wasn't LeBron's or his agent's or his inner circle's or anyone at ESPN's. It turns out that the show's idea came from a 38-year-old Detroit Pistons fan from Columbus, Ohio, identified only as "Drew" in a Bill Simmons mailbag column published by ESPN on Nov. 26, 2009, seven months before the broadcast.

"What if LeBron announces he will pick his 2010-11 team live on ABC on a certain date for a show called 'LeBron's Choice?'" Drew wrote, with no last name published. "What type of crazy ratings would that get?"

Simmons replied, "If LeBron were smart, he would market the event through his company, sell the rights to a network and reveal his choice on that show ... He could even make it pay-per-view ... I'm pretty sure they'll pony up for $44.99 for "Decision 2010: LeBron's Verdict."

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007




No way


no loving way


E: Oh i clicked through, for just a second i thought it'd turn out to be that Drewtoothpaste guy and I would have laughed for a week.

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011



dang espnís about to dunk pretty hard on bill, huh

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


bill later wrote a like 3000 word hissy fit about how selfish the decision was where he blamed it on lebron not having a dad

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011


Henchman of Santa posted:

If you don't find Bossip headlines to be works of literary genius I don't know what to tell you.

bossip has funny headlines, bso typically... does not, but it does (did?) feature a 3000 word manifesto about why the site is named black sports online

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



deadspin remembering guys reunion
https://twitter.com/theisen95/statu...5509975041?s=20

Super Jay Mann
Nov 6, 2008




Bill Simmons has made a lot of dumbass moves but this is definitely up near the tippy top of that list.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/BarstoolBigCat/...738943384096775

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.



Is this just a blanket rear end covering or are people after him for something specific?

Edit: oh so itís about him being present and laughing in old videos where Portnoy makes an rear end of himself

General Dog fucked around with this message at 23:39 on Jun 29, 2020

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008



Grimey Drawer

General Dog posted:

Is this just a blanket rear end covering or are people after him for something specific?

Possibly this: https://twitter.com/RzstProgramming...6067753984?s=20

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


He has some pretty gross stuff of his own but also every single video of Portnoy being a racist poo poo has him in the background laughing and egging it on. And it's especially glaring with him because he's one of "the good ones" who gets to go on Sportscenter or pal around with ESPN folks who mostly stay away from Portnoy

AndrewP
Apr 21, 2010

Ball Hard Enough.



I kept expecting a paragraph that specified what he was apologizing for, or really even apologize at all, and then the post ended.

chamois
Oct 24, 2010



AndrewP posted:

I kept expecting a paragraph that specified what he was apologizing for, or really even apologize at all, and then the post ended.

if your main goal is to not face any consequences, it would be pretty silly to tell people what you've done wrong.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


I took that he was apologizing for laughing/egging on Portnoy. He talked about "not knowing his laugh was a nervous laugh". I also took away it was a "I was wrong for not speaking up before."......but.... he still isn't speaking up. It's kinda weird, like he's saying he is apologizing for not taking a stand against the crap barstool has pulled but also won't take a stand against the crap barstool has pulled.

It's a really weak apology and a pretty transparent attempt to be able to say "At Least I Said Something!".

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


It's only slightly better than the truly weak poo poo the CEO put out

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



https://twitter.com/seangentille/st...922703652065282

This is a quick read and well worth your time.

zakharov
Nov 30, 2002

Tater Love


https://twitter.com/TrumpsAlert/sta...968911468687365

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


morestuff posted:

It's only slightly better than the truly weak poo poo the CEO put out



if we do not take risks and do some racism how will anyone ever learn that racism is bad

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.


U miss 100% of the slurs you don't say

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


If you think about it, we were only racist because of how bold and strong we are

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


My dad, who watches way too much Bill Maher, recently tried to argue that Tom Cotton's NY Times op-ed was good because people would read it and learn that he is bad. What I'm saying is there are non-stoolies who might actually agree with that argument.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



That is... one hell of a spin job by Nardini there

chamois
Oct 24, 2010



it takes a lot of grit and resolve to call colin kapernick a terrorist, cry about "cancel culture" and watch your bank account skyrocket

Crazy Ted
Jul 29, 2003



General Dog posted:

U miss 100% of the slurs you don't say

Look I don't know about you but really the only way you can truly know what a racial slur is, is just to use all of them.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Nardini has a small brain for someone with such a big loving head

Kalli
Jun 2, 2001




General Dog posted:

U miss 100% of the slurs you don't say

Speaking of the latest barstool podcast from 2biggs, the "BET of Barstool sports" is titled:

"Barstool Now It's Gonna Get Extremely Real" but as an acronym.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


I dunno I haven't listened to the podcast so I can't speak to the content.

But I have zero problems with a cast that looks like this

https://twitter.com/2BiggsPod/statu...460574440009728

Using that title.

It's kinda our word to use however the gently caress we want to.

They might say some gently caress poo poo and excuse their bosses behavior or whatever. But there is additional context that needs to be included.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.


The thread title prophecy is complete

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


lmao I started to listen to that poo poo.

And Jesus gently caress. Tyler is like the only dude there not trying to mealy mouth defend that bullshit. gently caress that podcast.

lmao they didn't even tell the guests the name they were going to put on it.


Jesus.

Dexo fucked around with this message at 05:20 on Jul 2, 2020

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


I wouldn't have an issue with the name if the people on the podcast had collectively decided to call it that but yeah that doesn't seem to actually be the case. Tyler at least seems pretty pissed about it.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Dexo posted:

lmao they didn't even tell the guests the name they were going to put on it.

oh my god

Coco13
Jun 6, 2004

My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.


Grimey Drawer

Anyone else so white they don't feel comfortable sharing that tweet?

habeasdorkus
Nov 3, 2013

Royalty is a continuous shitposting motion.

Coco13 posted:

Anyone else so white they don't feel comfortable sharing that tweet?

Yes. God I hope that's the vast majority of white people.

Dexo posted:

lmao they didn't even tell the guests the name they were going to put on it.

Jesus.

Especially given this. Fuckin' bullshit co-signing people to that without them knowing. If it had been something they came up with and were all more or less OK with, then that's entirely different, and a kind of gently caress you to Barstool.

General Dog posted:

The thread title prophecy is complete

Seriously, didn't even need to update the thread title.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Those twitter comments are really something.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Dexo posted:

lmao they didn't even tell the guests the name they were going to put on it.

oh lord

good job they're still Barstool-brand shitheels

BWV
Feb 24, 2005



Accidentally imagined all the cursed group chats where chud honkeys are delighted by asking each other if they've heard the newest n word podcast.

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thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012

NEVER LET A
RANDOM MOTHERFUCKER
SHOOT THE B ROLL



A hearty LOL at barstool saying the quiet part as loudly as is conceptually possible.

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