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The Ringer is Live

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HappyCurmudgeon, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Eh, I understand some of the vitriol toward both, but I still find value in The Ringer and The Athletic. I don't consume it all. But then again, I don't eat everything at a buffet, either.
    sgreenwell likes this.
  2. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    I'll give you 30 cents for all your 1987 Topps.
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  3. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    There's speculation in there Simmons would "link up" with ESPN again... I can't imagine there'd be a deal without Simmons being directly involved. His personal podcasts have to account for a ton of that 100 million downloads, I'd assume. That or people really care more about random hot takes on the Bachelor than I assume. That's not even meant to denigrate their other podcasters, but to say he has the only unique voice on the network, or close to it. If I want a rant about reality TV, it doesn't make me a hell of a lot of difference if it's a Ringer person or not, and lord knows I won't have to look far to find an alternative.
  4. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Your hatred for these outlets is over-the-top, but this made me laugh pretty hard
  5. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    This had me chuckling.

    “With the Ringer, we’re basically getting the new ESPN,” Spotify CEO Daniel Ek told Recode in an interview Wednesday. “What [Simmons] has accomplished in just a few short years, it’s nothing short of extraordinary. … It’s not just his own podcast, but his whole network that’s doing really well. He’s a talent magnet.”
  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I mean, it's not completely wrong...
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Probably more likely to be getting the new Broadcast.com.
  10. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    ESPN brings in almost $6 billion in revenue per quarter, so I'd say it's a bit of a stretch at this point.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    A lot of cashing out/in going on in Boston these days.
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

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