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barnes is good breaking down the game and what not from the little postgame and The Jump clips ive seen but not sure about entertaining for a 2.5 hour broadcast. its really a hard skill, even the best at it get bad after a while (van gundy).

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:25 (one month ago) link

an idea for players only would be to rotate different guys in and out like a quarter at a time or something

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:34 (one month ago) link

Players only being gone is good but questionable stuff is going on. They got rid of The Starters, Kamla gone. Seems like cost cutting for no reason.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 25 July 2019 03:34 (one month ago) link

yeah wonder what their plan is, if anything

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:52 (one month ago) link

Ros and Fratello out at nba/tnt

big city slam (Spottie), Saturday, 27 July 2019 05:36 (one month ago) link

Fitz as Hannity I’m guessing because on his (recently canceled) radio show he would defend literally everything the warriors org did and would just really go over the top praising Myers/Jacobs/Kerr etc

brimstead, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:00 (one month ago) link

oh duh i totally read matts post wrong thought he was talking about jim barnett. fitz is a goof yeah.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:08 (one month ago) link

Main issue with Fitz on KNBR is that they lost the Warriors rights to 95.7, so it was less of a natural fit having him on the network. Radnich "retiring" plus Greg Papa moving over just made it a good time for housecleaning. They absorbed Fitz's co-host Rob Brooks into Tom Tolbert's show, which has been pretty bad so far.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:18 (one month ago) link

Rod* Brooks

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:18 (one month ago) link

yeah I was irrationally bummed by the knbr shakeup

brimstead, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:36 (one month ago) link

Russillo leaving ESPN for the Ringer

So...the news is out. I’m headed to @ringer
Want to thank @espn for the last 14 years.
I grew up on @SportsCenter and then to be on the actual set, my name on a show...have to remind myself at times how cool that is
Excited to try and limit Celts talk to 30mins w/ @BillSimmons

— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) August 6, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 02:53 (one month ago) link

he didn't already work for the ringer?

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 02:59 (one month ago) link

he did dual duty but now it seems he’s going to be exclusive to the ringer

I like russillo a lot, he’s a pretty independent thinker, does his homework, and is funny. he’s always right on the edge of being arrogant and being in on the joke. he’s either a thoughtful meathead or the reverse, can’t really tell for sure

k3vin k., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:03 (one month ago) link

love him yeah. he's the best bill guest for sure, they are pretty in sync when they do their pod

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:05 (one month ago) link

him or lowe yeah

k3vin k., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:09 (one month ago) link

yeah Lowe is only like once or twice a year tho

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:15 (one month ago) link

i didn't know him before but i've grown to really like him over the course of his appearances on bill's pod....his sense of humor is very dry and weird and mostly based on really subtle and quick meta jokes about being a media talking head. he's also good on actual sports. i don't always agree with his nba takes but he definitely comes to them from an authentic place.

he did this bit on bill's pod a couple months ago about his worst year ever and it was just him factually describing shitty things happening to him as a broke and directionless dude in his 20s. it was so good it was almost poetic.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:16 (one month ago) link

yeah the 2002 rant was so good. I was in hermosa/Manhattan beach last week and was hoping id run into him roller blading or something lol.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:20 (one month ago) link

omg i just found it again, the part where he proposes to his elementary school teacher gf at the school in front of children and she says no is classic material

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:26 (one month ago) link

sometimes he and bill get a liiiittle too bro-y for me... but as far as basketball goes he def knows his shit

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:26 (one month ago) link

one thing i do hate about them is they have this tic where they refer to anything as "the [x] thing" ... "and then the brogdon thing happened" "are we gonna talk about the griffin thing" and sometimes they'll just refer to a "thing" esp from the past where you're like wait that's a thing? i really hate it

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:28 (one month ago) link

haha they def overdo the "thing" thing

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:35 (one month ago) link

hope they dont oversaturate and only do like once every few weeks or something (probably wont happen)

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:36 (one month ago) link

bill misses a lot of his jokes I think

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:59 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

KG's Area 21 cancelled.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 20:55 (one month ago) link

lotta restlessness with nba broadcasts this offseason

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 22:55 (one month ago) link

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