By - aurorabortrealis
Somebody should've said something and they could have edited it out. Might not sound like it, but good podcasts are HEAVILY edited.
I listened to this episode an hour ago and it seems like they edited that line out
They'd really, really want to.
Because the answer is: Popovich. Gregg Popovich wants to do that.
Also how the fuck can Wos follow the NBA and not know Pop's wife died, it was pretty big news at the time.
Also they probably didn't say anything on the pod in case Wos just laughed in response.
because Wos is only here for reddit style hot takes and really loud laughing at his own jokes.
Most media members don’t actually pay attention to the league. There are many, many frauds.
I doubt anyone on the podcast remembered that. Otherwise it probably would have been cut out. I didn't remember when I listened to it. I think it was far enough back that they just didn't remember.
The difference between you and them is that they get paid in order to remember this shit. Still really unprofessional
Someone made a mistake at work. I feel like they likely feel bad about it. It was a bad joke but would have otherwise been forgettable except for how horribly wrong it went.
Not only that, good podcasts are heavily edited but sound like they aren’t.
To add to this, good podcasts may sound seamless but they are in actuality heavily edited
But wait there's more! It may sound like it's uninterrupted conversations but the truth is it's heavily edited
Furthermore, an edited podcast happens, but you cannot tell - therefore: victory.
Just wanted to add, today I learned that most of the really good podcasts I listen to are, in fact, heavily edited.
But you forgot the most important part— they sound like they aren’t.
Yeah, but the key truth is sometimes you'll listen to something, and it sounds like two conversations happened back to back, but in reality they didn't. They call it editing.
To not add to this
This comment is heavily! (edited)
Furthermore, the best podcasts get the shit edited out of them, but sound unedited.
Subtle I know, but heavy edits are deeply podcast.
I edit a giant sports podcast, and yea this. I have to scrub out most if not all of the filler words, anything where they repeats excessively and anything else the producer says
This is doubly brutal because I bet Pop would give a lot of championships back to go home and be with his wife all day if he could.
I know the life of an nba coach is a workaholic’s life but you have to imagine after her passing that he wondered and soul searched about some of that time spent away from home
I can’t imagine losing my wife. Even at our age (30s) we have all kinds of plans and talks for our future.
To make it to retirement age just to lose your partner at the end of the road is heartbreaking.
Lost mine in June to cancer and I used to hate going to work. Now I dread having extra days off due to holidays (or hurricanes) because it's extra time not being busy. With kids it's a little easier to keep my mind busy, but being stuck in the house not being able to go out to do stuff is rough right now
I’m so sorry for your loss
Sorry for your loss
Stay safe out there
My condolences mate. This is terrible.
Sorry for your loss, bud. Keep strong.
I think Pop would give up his hatred of the Lakers if it brought his wife and Popovich hates the Lakers.
That's so Metta
Either this is some dark humor or Wos is just an idiot
I’ll let you be the judge
Wos is awful imo, even if this was just an honest mistake. His basketball analysis is so shallow and bad.
I can deal with shallow if the other people on the pod add some depth, but the reason I stopped listening to any pods he's on is because he always sounds like he's reached some profound conclusion while saying the most obvious shit. Can't stand it.
Shaq without the funny?
Or the talent
Shaq’s like the barber that cut your hair for 20 years. He’s earned the right to give bad takes lol
exactly same. he says the most obvious shit like it’s a hot take. basically “you know what? i’m just gonna say it, i don’t even care. JIMMY BUTLER IS GOOD AT BASKETBALL.”
like yeah no shit bud
Wos is by far the worst basketball personality in the ringer network.
Yeah can’t listen to anything he’s in honestly have to just skip the pods even if I like the others in it.
plus he is apparently a full-time podcaster but has never recorded audio on anything better than free apple earbuds
He sucks, you're being kind
"My wife is a bitch, and I do not liiike her!"
that's a Mulaney joke that maaaaaay not have aged super well lol
It isn't weird it's just old people humor. Look at 90s sitcoms
Mid-tier r/AreTheStraightsOK content
Yep. I contrast him to someone like Seerat Sohi and it’s different. Seerat isn’t perfect but compared to Wos she’s great.
She is very likable and kinda funny. Wos is stupid any annoying
Her takes are a bit better than Wos’, that voice kills me tho. It’s a little more tolerable at 1.2x speed lol
Seerat just needs some hours in the seat and she'll be good. She's made listening to Chris Ryan bearable. I really liked their Friday show last season.
I find her voice to be unlistenable. Idk how people tolerate it. And she says "like...yea..." wayyyyy too many times. Like why do people like to listen to this shit
Dude the “like…yeah…” thing absolutely kills me. I hate it.
He is a joke. Almost never has the slightest clue what he's talking about regarding basketball. It's puzzling that The Ringer has an NBA/hoops amateur speak on their basketball podcasts. What is going on over there? It's dumbfounding
I skip everything he does since he went out of his way to piss in NOLA and suggest Zion was gone on a COMPLETELY unrelated take and then used really old news to back it up.
Like if that’s your feelings when discussing the teams, find. You ain’t got to spin the whole block for that level of inane take tho.
Hahahaha Bill, you’re right, the lakers are going nowhere with Russell Westbrook because he’s not a winning player, I’m sorry.
I basically just skip every episode he’s on. His voice, his terrible shallow takes, disregard for his colleagues dialogue is all so frustrating to listen to.
Oh so one of us
He comes from the athletic NBA show which is the home of shallow shit takes. It’s what they hired him for. They think they are funny but they are mostly just assholes on that podcast.
I don't understand why NBA podcasts are all so shallow and shitty. The Lowe Post, Dunkers Spot, and Game Theory Podcast are good, and then all of the other mainstream ones are full of people that don't even seem to watch basketball. It's all just casual "personalities" spouting hot takes.
Finally, I felt like I was alone. Wos gets a lot of media attention on the Ringer and I have no idea why. Horrible takes, only seeking attention. Plus constant fake laugh drive me insane
don't think that man has said 1 insightful thing about basketball, but that's on trend with all of the ringer so. idk why he always sounds so annoyed to even give out his opinions about basketball
His only attribute he provides to podcasts and shows is being loud mouthed.
That and laughing way too hard at the slightest hint of a joke Bill makes
This is why I came here. Wos makes any podcast a "stay away" but especially any B.S podcast, what an unrelenting kissass
Lol I'm here for the Wos hate. Any podcast he's on is an immediate skip for me. Says nothing of substance
Sometimes they arent even jokes. He just starts laughing hysterically. But he knows his boss's ego, he's playing the game but yeah he sucks.
I'll never forget when at the start of last season he proclaimed that the only reason the Bulls signed DeRozan was because they wanted to push LaVine out of town and by signing DeMar, it showed Zach he was replaceable in our front office's eyes
Still one of the dumbest things I've ever heard
What’s worse is that he said that take on THREE different podcasts as if he had some sort of insider info
I stopped listening to GC after he joined as a regular. He says everything like it's a punchline to a joke and is constantly laughing hysterically at his own stupid takes. Totally different vibe than what it was before.
Dude speaks like he's on 0.5x speed all the time, like he doesn't know what he's gonna say
It's the latter. His entire personality is encapsulated by his accent.
What does that even mean?
Just sounds like another loudmouth New Yorker
Do you guys save money by not needing a caps lock button on your keyboard?
YEAH BUT THE GOVERNMENT JUST TAKES IT IN CAPS TAX
I can’t stand the dude.
same. I hate his voice.
The man is profoundly stupid so probably the lattwr
I hate wos
Unfortunate but clearly not malignant.
Or he just doesn't fucking know? Why does he have to he an idiot?
Thank you! I mean, clearly half of this subreddit would have made this mistake, because this tweet needed to clarify at the end why the comment was offensive.
Oh nice, instead of being highly offensive joke about a death, it is instead a joke about how much man hate their wives. Makes it so much better. huh?
Kinda encapsulates his entire deal tbh. Dude just doesn’t know what he’s talking about and irks the fuck out of everyone who hears him speak
He does have a particularly annoying voice
That statement is still kinda fucked up even if she was alive.
Wos is the very definition of casual. Still not sure how he gets so much airtime
He's a casual guy for the casual portion of listeners. Which is likely the majority of listeners.
Idk if that many people listening to the Ringer nba pod during the offseason outside of the draft/FA would consider themselves casuals.
If you're a really hardcore basketball fan, you aren't listening to Wos.
Yikes. Joke sucks even if Popovich's wife was alive. What a dumbass thing to say.
I feel like I-hate-my-wife trope was the go-to easy “joke” for many generations. Feel like for the most part millennials did a good job ending that shit as it’s not as prevalent.
They just make self deprecating jokes now that make people uncomfortable
"I hate my wife" to "I hate my life"
Better than blaming someone else for your misery. My life sucks because of me!
To be fair I am a piece of shit haha lol
I *used* to be a piece of shit
I SAID WAS
that's a heavy "haha"
feeling attacked rn
it's still prevalent in corporate offices. My coworker just got married and everyones way of congratulating him was telling him his life is over.
My life was over when I got a job, not when I got married.
corporate offices have the strangest humor out there. It's like the uncanny valley of humor
Agreed. Going to work is the annoying thing I have to do in order to provide for my family. I don’t hate my job and I’m good at it with friends there, but I am out at the earliest opportunity.
A bunch of my buddies always joke about their wives but my wife was really supportive of me when I auditioned for a play and I got the part? She even helped me stick up for myself when Jamie Taco kept taking my lines because he was so fast he could say them all before I could even get one line out.
GRAB THE KEYS, GET IN THE FRIGGIN TRUCK YA JABRONI! ILL SLAP YOU, YA JABRONI!
I’m not married but it would be a dream come true to just be chilling all the time with my girlfriend. She’s the best part of my life and my favorite human, so yeah sign me tf up
Own that freak who is not yet jaded by the wears of constantly being with one person
It's possible to be family and not be miserable. Weird but true.
Ooooh look at this guy, happy and in love, piece of shit
Its so dumb, itt's like, that women you decided you wanted to spend the rest of your life with, why would you want to spend time with her?
seriously. I'm getting married next year and I couldn't be more excited. since I work in an office I get all the "ball and chain" tired jokes.
I know their just joking and they're kind of programmed to say these jokes, but it makes me feel bad for them. Like.... do y'all not like your significant other? No one is making you be with them
Lost it at what a dumbass thing to say lmao
Yeah, heard that one this morning and cringed. Surprised they didn't edit out but perhaps no one on the show knew.
says a lot about The NBA_Show if no one knew
I knew there was a reason I didn't listen to it. Tuned in half willingly and heard that. Immediately shut it off.
Justin Verrier is bad, Wos is bad, and I know nothing of Rob Mahoney best the other two are unlistenable to me.
Rob is at least good and has some good takes. His pods with Seerat are pretty good to listen to, just a mild, peaceful pod to zone out to.
Raja and Logan's are by far my favorite out of the Ringer. They do interview pods once in a while that are awesome, especially if you like their guest. Nuanced and highly intelligent. Plus it's fun to shit on Logan once in a while. Raja gives out an insider look as to how the NBA usually operates, he knows the players, the coaches, the owners.
Amin is a pretty awesome guest to when they get him. J. Kyle Mann isn't annoying. Seerat has a well balanced opinion on things. That being said tho anyone other than these people is pretty forgettable or annoying.
What’s more cringe: saying the awful joke or being the editor and not cutting it?
nephew kyle will never be fired
Most informed ringer employee
the disrespect to nephew Kyle smh
Wos has always been a moron. And not because he’s the hot take guy. He’s not good at his job. Nor was he good at it when he was at the athletic
Wos was at the athletic? Really? I know their floor isn’t that high since they have Zach Harper, but I can’t imagine him being there now.
Zach Harper is bruuuuuuutal
I just don’t understand why Zach Harper is at the athletic. Like, their whole ethos is pure journalism for sports, and then they go out and pay Zach Harper a salary to do some dumbass half-joke power rankings? I just have such a hard time envisioning the Venn diagram of “people who pay money for sports journalism” and “people who like Zach Harper’s takes” having any more than the thinnest of slivers of overlap.
I stopped listening to that pod because of Wos. dude is an idiot.
Also stopped listening to the SI pod because of Rohan. Can’t stand that dude either.
I forced myself to listen to the podcast he was on that ended up on The Athletic once and it was awful, idk how they have such a following when it’s constant bad takes from this moron
Check out no dunks.
I’m a member of the stream team you already know!
some of his take are wild but Rohan doesnt take himself seriously and half the time he's just trying to rile up Pina
Same. Anytime he’s a guest on a show, I skip that episode.
I honestly thought after summer he would be gone when the sports picked back up again.
Out of pocket for no reason
Wos going for that Jay Williams level of sophisticated, knowledgeable discussion.
Honestly what makes this worse is that Pop has literally made comments about how basketball is an outlet and provides a purpose. He’also literally said he’s had more fun coaching the young guys than he’s had in a while.
As a spurs fan, Pop can stay as long as he wants. Second, the results aren’t bad. I didn’t agree with the philosophy, but we did fucking better than lebron last year. Keldon, Derrick, Dejounte, Poetle, and Tre are all solid rotational pieces playing better than their projection, and he helped develop them. We don’t have a cornerstone though, and they finally tore it down.
Oh, and Pop doesn’t just give restaurant recs. He was first in speaking out on many issues, and he uses his platform to better others.
Yall don’t mummify your relatives at home?
Big boomer humor
Big Wos is a clown
Insult to clowns
Why didn’t the ringer edit this out of the podcast before publishing?
Just take it out.
One of the guys on the show or the editor must have know or AT LEAST said to themselves, didn’t she pass away? These people talk basketball for a living.
What a jack ass. Everything about that quote is gross.
“Ha ha ha wifes are terrible, right?”
Usually followed up with “what’s the point of salads?” and “women be shopping”
Dude my jaw dropped when I heard it this morning. Gotta believe he just forgot, but like, how could you forget? That felt like such a big deal when it happened.
It's not a nice thing to say if she was alive. Just a total whiff.
I was waiting for someone to correct him or inform him. It made me sad because Pop probably doesn’t want to retire cause he won’t go home to his wife.
Stupid comment but the producer should flag it and remove from the show
I tried a few times to listen to these guys. They suck
I don't mind Wos outside his constant need to fake laugh. Shit is crazy to me. IDK how bro does it so casually and with no shame every time
AAAAH BWAAHAHAHA AAAAAAAH AHAHAHAHA- Wos in response to a pun
It really is insane.
He probably didn’t remember tbf
Tbf that's still a dumbass thing to say even if she was alive.
I'd love to spend more time with my wife...especially as a millionaire.
Tell that to Tom Brady.
Nah, it can't be this. He was 100% making fun of Pop's dead wife.
I think people are implying that a person who is conducting such an influential podcast should be aware of this topic. Pop did not coach when that happened.
TIL that everyone here apparently hates Wos
Had to unsub from The Ringer due to Wos' dumb ass.
Yeah, I only listen to the mismatch. KOC and Verno are gems.
Wosny is just horrible. He’s either terrible at his job, a terrible person, or both. He routinely does dark edgy takes that are just factually marginal in the first place, and are in poor taste professionally. He takes a shot at okc later, which I have no problem with at all, but finally has to be checked a bit to make it clear not everyone believes that literally being in okc causes mental health collapse. He tries so, so hard. And just is terrible at everything I’ve seen and heard him on. Which is tons of stuff.
Bruh that is just awful
When dudes say shit like "who want's to do that" in regards to their wife or family, I feel so bad for their partners.
Like damn dude. Even if you have normalized the fact you don't like spending time with your wife, the fact that you openly state that shit on the airwaves is pretty outta pocket.
One, the “I hate my wife jokes” are old and not even funny. Two, they really should have just edited that out
I have stopped listening to Ringer podcasts if Wosny is on. Makes the whole pod unbearable.
Same. Its disappointing too because it'll be on a topic I want to hear about but I just know it'll be ruined by wos so I skip it
I'm a big fan of The Ringer, but Wos is an absolute buffoon lol. The same dude who had klay thompson as one of the more overpaid players, said cj mccollum >donovan mitchell etc. So this unfortunately, is just par for the course, what a 🤡
That Cj McCollum > Donovan Mitchell take is pretty funny tho, because you know it's not true and the guy saying it is a buffoon for saying it.
I’ve always hated this guy just based on his voice, tone and overall attitude but felt like maybe I was a hater or a something. I was wrong. He’s a fucking moron.
in fairness, big woz is a fucking idiot who legitimately argues that there is no difference between the problems small market and big market teams face when it comes to building teams.
Weird joke but I really believe it was a mistake
Of course it was a mistake. But a really bad one that just highlights how terrible Wos is at his only job.
this was the first NBA pod I'd listened to in months and I never even made it far enough to hear this because the show was so bad
I fucking hate Wos
Wos is an idiot, you can tell he doesn't follow basketball THAT much.
This dude is a terrible podcast host and legitimately have nfi why he even features
…I like spending time with my wife
WOS is an idiot.
Woz. Loved him when he riffed with the late Michael Brooks.
Yep learning he has trash basketball takes has hurt me deeply.
I never realized people cared enough about podcast personalities to have takes on them.
I realized this with Bill Simmons. His shtick was that he’s “The Sports Guy”. Meaning he’s your average Joe that knows a lot of about sports and has average barbershop takes. He was just very good at writing and elucidating that point of view. He was a funny writer too.
Now a lot of the Bill Simmons subreddit hates on the dude daily for him being the same guy he’s always been. It’s like they don’t get the point of Bill Simmons.
But most importantly, why do they give so much of a fuck about that? If you don’t like their entertainment commentary, then find something else.
Casual got takes you'd hear from your bros with not over the top drama = Bill Simmons
Actual Basketball Analysis = Zach Lowe
Brain dead gossip shit with over the top dramatics = I dunno, throw a dart, your bound to hit one.
It's not hard people.
I’ll use myself as an example and I’m sure there are plenty of people like me. I don’t have enough time or energy to watch much basketball. But I can listen to a lot of podcasts about the NBA while driving or at work. So, I end up spending more time with podcasters than actually watching games unfortunately.
People care about Wos being insufferable because he contaminates the whole Ringer ecosystem.
Wos is a fucking idiot btw. Braindead takes he reads off twitter every morning
NBA “journalism” is by far the worst in sports. I’d trust pro wrestling reporters more than 9/10ths of these bozos
Fucked up but I highly doubt they knew
Wos is so mediocre, he's like the Ringer Amin Elhassan. Just there to be loud and talk shit.
Oh God don't even remind me of the espn nba pod days when wos AND amin would be on the same show. Pure torture.
You guys are weird.