The Ringer

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Zach Lowe’s recent appearance on KOC and Vernon’s Mismatch pod was hilarious. Vernon called out a point from Lowe’s latest column for basically being directly opposing something KOC had said in a recent pod without naming KOC specifically, and they all had a good natured discussion about it ribbing each other over it.
Good call. Listening now and it is funny

“no you don’t, don’t walk it back “
 

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Good call. Listening now and it is funny

“no you don’t, don’t walk it back “
“You should have called him Kevin O’Hater.”
“ESPN doesn’t let us have as much fun as at the Ringer, I don’t think I could have snuck that past the editors.”
 

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Sleeping With the Enemy rewatchable was great, and I really like Van Lathan.

But it's funny how Simmons is obsessed with the versa climber, like this movie invented it, until Lebron somehow reinvented it when he was in Miami? In Rocky IV, Drago FAMOUSLY uses a versa climber when Rocky is climbing the mountain in the snow. It's a crucial scene. And Rocky IV is Simmons jam. I just don't get how he misses that.
 

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Russillo I like when he's self-deprecating (or poking Simmons). I think lately I've been hearing less of that, so I've skipped most of them lately.

Right now the thing I appreciate most about Russillo is Macon Gunter (Chris Long's co-host) refusing to give him any credit for anything.

Edit: but he and Scott Van Pelt are amazing
Russillo's "Worst Year Ever" bit from 2019 was one of the funniest things that year. I was doubled over laughing at it.
 

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The Coming To America episode of The Rewatchables with Bill, Van Lathan and Wesley Morris was a great listen. Once again, though a Simmons verbal quirk took away from it. He kept calling actor John Amos, John A-Mose, like it rhymed with John Stamos. Oddly enough, the top of John Amos's Wiki page has this:

Not to be confused with John Stamos.

Too late!
 

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The Coming To America episode of The Rewatchables with Bill, Van Lathan and Wesley Morris was a great listen. Once again, though a Simmons verbal quirk took away from it. He kept calling actor John Amos, John A-Mose, like it rhymed with John Stamos. Oddly enough, the top of John Amos's Wiki page has this:

Not to be confused with John Stamos.

Too late!
Van Lathan is awesome. He's so funny and always on point.(Wesly is also phenomenal, but he's more erudite and less humorous, whereas Lathan is just out loud hilarious) This was a very good two podcast run for Lathan on the Rewatchables.
 

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Surprised Simmons did not address the "sounds fishy to me" urban legend that a 12-year-old Alex Rodriguez appeared in the movie as a kid forced to lay on the floor during the McDowell's robbery sequencel

 

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Van Lathan is awesome. He's so funny and always on point.(Wesly is also phenomenal, but he's more erudite and less humorous, whereas Lathan is just out loud hilarious) This was a very good two podcast run for Lathan on the Rewatchables.
I’m a huge Wesley Morris fanboy but he really benefits from Lathan’s humor when they are both on Rewatchables together.

The discussion of “slideys” was freaking hysterical and is a top 5 all time RW moment.
 

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I unabashedly love the Binge Mode podcast.

But the constant giggling by Jason and Mallory is unbelievably grating. It's like a laugh track on a sitcom, but worse. It just keep interrupting the tremendous content, for no reason. And if everything is funny, nothing is.
 

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With this week's wrapup of the Marvel season, Concepcion is done with the Ringer and Binge Mode, although it's possible that the pod might continue. I believe that the original plan was to rotate hosts in after the inital GOT run but Rubin and Concepcion were such a success that they stuck as the regular hosts.
 

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With this week's wrapup of the Marvel season, Concepcion is done with the Ringer and Binge Mode, although it's possible that the pod might continue. I believe that the original plan was to rotate hosts in after the inital GOT run but Rubin and Concepcion were such a success that they stuck as the regular hosts.
It would be crazy to end the pod because Rubin is phenomenal but they will lose a lot with Jason. He's quite a talent. But maybe that will mean less giggling, which will be an auditory pleasure, at least. Ben Lindhbergh could probably slide in there pretty seamlessly.
 

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I know Mal was alluding to it in the wrapup, but I'm a little surprised that she didn't explicitly address him leaving. If you didn't already know that this was his last Binge Mode, I don't think the ending sounded any different than when they wrapped up the Potter series (heck, likely less emotional).

One thing that continually cracked me up during the Marvel run was their running critique of the Natasha / Clint relationship, and how it was suspect and problematic with him being married. I actually get the feeling that they somehow weren't self-aware enough to see the pot-kettle-black irony in them throwing shade at that.
 

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The Coming To America episode of The Rewatchables with Bill, Van Lathan and Wesley Morris was a great listen. Once again, though a Simmons verbal quirk took away from it. He kept calling actor John Amos, John A-Mose, like it rhymed with John Stamos. Oddly enough, the top of John Amos's Wiki page has this:

Not to be confused with John Stamos.

Too late!
Late to the party but this episode was amazing.

Van’s gram, handjobs, the STJ / Marist diversion with sublime source material.