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jonatton______yeah

Somebody should've said something and they could have edited it out. Might not sound like it, but good podcasts are HEAVILY edited.


BringingGunsToArenas

I listened to this episode an hour ago and it seems like they edited that line out


Otherwise_Window

They'd really, really want to. Because the answer is: Popovich. Gregg Popovich wants to do that.


snek-jazz

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.


dpalmade

because Wos is only here for reddit style hot takes and really loud laughing at his own jokes.


dogfan20

Most media members don’t actually pay attention to the league. There are many, many frauds.


Mbanicek64

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.


cdive09

The difference between you and them is that they get paid in order to remember this shit. Still really unprofessional


Mbanicek64

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.


aubieismyhomie

Not only that, good podcasts are heavily edited but sound like they aren’t.


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To add to this, good podcasts may sound seamless but they are in actuality heavily edited


nonufwiendz

But wait there's more! It may sound like it's uninterrupted conversations but the truth is it's heavily edited


jonatton______yeah

Furthermore, an edited podcast happens, but you cannot tell - therefore: victory.


BowserBuddy123

Just wanted to add, today I learned that most of the really good podcasts I listen to are, in fact, heavily edited.


jonatton______yeah

TIL


WatchMe_Nene

But you forgot the most important part— they sound like they aren’t.


HopHunter420

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.


AlphakirA

To not add to this


Dang_it_

This comment is heavily! (edited)


angus_magic

Furthermore, the best podcasts get the shit edited out of them, but sound unedited.


Cockrocker

Subtle I know, but heavy edits are deeply podcast.


derek_rex

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


EmmitSan

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


Passerbycasual

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.


bobbydigital_ftw

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


detsagrebbalf

I’m so sorry for your loss


Quality_Ass_Rep

Sorry for your loss Stay safe out there


ParisLake2

My condolences mate. This is terrible.


send_me_ur_boobsies

Sorry for your loss, bud. Keep strong.


AnotherStatsGuy

I think Pop would give up his hatred of the Lakers if it brought his wife and Popovich hates the Lakers.


WalrusInMySheets

Can attest


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That's so Metta


dameplsrunfromgrind

Either this is some dark humor or Wos is just an idiot I’ll let you be the judge


Niceguydan8

Wos is awful imo, even if this was just an honest mistake. His basketball analysis is so shallow and bad.


KATgonnaGetThatYarn

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.


Fetal_Release

Shaq without the funny?


Kdog122025

Or the talent


FiumeXII

Shaq’s like the barber that cut your hair for 20 years. He’s earned the right to give bad takes lol


North-Maximum-6958

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


escargotcultist

Wos is by far the worst basketball personality in the ringer network.


liverpoolkristian

Yeah can’t listen to anything he’s in honestly have to just skip the pods even if I like the others in it.


fortythreenine

plus he is apparently a full-time podcaster but has never recorded audio on anything better than free apple earbuds


Razor-Ramon-Sessions

He sucks, you're being kind


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SuperVaderMinion

"My wife is a bitch, and I do not liiike her!"


ohverychill

that's a Mulaney joke that maaaaaay not have aged super well lol


DreamCatcher24

It isn't weird it's just old people humor. Look at 90s sitcoms


WindowSenate

Mid-tier r/AreTheStraightsOK content


gaga_booboo

Yep. I contrast him to someone like Seerat Sohi and it’s different. Seerat isn’t perfect but compared to Wos she’s great.


iamwizzerd

She is very likable and kinda funny. Wos is stupid any annoying


bloothug

Her takes are a bit better than Wos’, that voice kills me tho. It’s a little more tolerable at 1.2x speed lol


docjohnson1395

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.


WhenItsHalfPastFive

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


ThatDudeSlushee

Dude the “like…yeah…” thing absolutely kills me. I hate it.


Bajecco

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


identitycrisis56

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.


thedharmawhore

Hahahaha Bill, you’re right, the lakers are going nowhere with Russell Westbrook because he’s not a winning player, I’m sorry.


uncappedarc

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.


bootysensei

Oh so one of us


repubsdontlikeme

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.


_Apatosaurus_

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.


Icy-Operation8166

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


_19911118

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


HalcyonDrift

His only attribute he provides to podcasts and shows is being loud mouthed.


conwolf253

That and laughing way too hard at the slightest hint of a joke Bill makes


Puzzleheaded-Bug4311

This is why I came here. Wos makes any podcast a "stay away" but especially any B.S podcast, what an unrelenting kissass


PrecariousToast

Lol I'm here for the Wos hate. Any podcast he's on is an immediate skip for me. Says nothing of substance


bettr30

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.


Dylan245

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


SchaySchay

What’s worse is that he said that take on THREE different podcasts as if he had some sort of insider info


Froegerer

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.


qeq

Dude speaks like he's on 0.5x speed all the time, like he doesn't know what he's gonna say when he begins talking


CutLonzosHair2017

It's the latter. His entire personality is encapsulated by his accent.


Godscock

He SUCKS


scorelesswilliamson

What does that even mean?


blueberryy

Just sounds like another loudmouth New Yorker


syllabic

HEY


NotAn0pinion

Do you guys save money by not needing a caps lock button on your keyboard?


syllabic

YEAH BUT THE GOVERNMENT JUST TAKES IT IN CAPS TAX


abarthsimpson

I can’t stand the dude.


blade24

same. I hate his voice.


brickhousebachata

The man is profoundly stupid so probably the lattwr


iamwizzerd

I hate wos


AndCoffeeWithThat

Unfortunate but clearly not malignant.


koalalauncher

Or he just doesn't fucking know? Why does he have to he an idiot?


treesareweirdos

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.


tiofrodo

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?


DrBigChicken

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


FlyingMocko

He does have a particularly annoying voice


LyonsKing12

That statement is still kinda fucked up even if she was alive.


clayfu

Wos is the very definition of casual. Still not sure how he gets so much airtime


kidkuro

He's a casual guy for the casual portion of listeners. Which is likely the majority of listeners.


WindowSenate

Idk if that many people listening to the Ringer nba pod during the offseason outside of the draft/FA would consider themselves casuals.


SChamploo12

If you're a really hardcore basketball fan, you aren't listening to Wos.


americanbeaver

Yikes. Joke sucks even if Popovich's wife was alive. What a dumbass thing to say.


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TiP54

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.


chad12341296

They just make self deprecating jokes now that make people uncomfortable


cvKDean

"I hate my wife" to "I hate my life"


zodiacs

Better than blaming someone else for your misery. My life sucks because of me!


ohverychill

*helth*


SennHHHeiser

To be fair I am a piece of shit haha lol


BookEuronGreyjoy

I *used* to be a piece of shit


DeepTrackOfficeQuote

I SAID WAS


ohverychill

that's a heavy "haha"


avoidthenephilim

feeling attacked rn


qubi

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.


EricHangingOut

My life was over when I got a job, not when I got married.


ohverychill

corporate offices have the strangest humor out there. It's like the uncanny valley of humor


UnbridledCarnage

/r/boomershumor


786786945

/r/wifebad


Son_of_Atreus

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.


bagelchips

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.


breffy

GRAB THE KEYS, GET IN THE FRIGGIN TRUCK YA JABRONI! ILL SLAP YOU, YA JABRONI!


_JosiahBartlet

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


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TheSonOfSkip

Own that freak who is not yet jaded by the wears of constantly being with one person


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medievalmachine

It's possible to be family and not be miserable. Weird but true.


DeeYouBitch17

Ooooh look at this guy, happy and in love, piece of shit


bettr30

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?


ohverychill

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


OhNoItsTheLakeShow

Lost it at what a dumbass thing to say lmao


notthefuckingscones

Yeah, heard that one this morning and cringed. Surprised they didn't edit out but perhaps no one on the show knew.


CoilConductor

says a lot about The NBA_Show if no one knew


shart_or_fart

I knew there was a reason I didn't listen to it. Tuned in half willingly and heard that. Immediately shut it off.


identitycrisis56

Justin Verrier is bad, Wos is bad, and I know nothing of Rob Mahoney best the other two are unlistenable to me.


SharontheSheila

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.


Kdog122025

What’s more cringe: saying the awful joke or being the editor and not cutting it?


hoodiejuli

yes


d1g1tal

nephew kyle will never be fired


Kevon-Looneys-burner

Most informed ringer employee


ohverychill

the disrespect to nephew Kyle smh


martonio-30

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


Kdog122025

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.


Civil-Gazelle-8889

Zach Harper is bruuuuuuutal


Andy_Wiggins

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.


IDreamOfJeanieBuss

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.


bayesically

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


kograkthestrong

Check out no dunks.


IDreamOfJeanieBuss

I’m a member of the stream team you already know!


_19911118

some of his take are wild but Rohan doesnt take himself seriously and half the time he's just trying to rile up Pina


ellsworth53t

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.


YSLMangoManiac

Out of pocket for no reason


Son_of_Atreus

Wos going for that Jay Williams level of sophisticated, knowledgeable discussion.


DayManMasterofNight

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.


RegularJaded

Yall don’t mummify your relatives at home?


A_Wild_Goonch

Big boomer humor


TheTMac3

Big Wos is a clown


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Insult to clowns


sor2hi

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.


iamsatisfactory

What a jack ass. Everything about that quote is gross. “Ha ha ha wifes are terrible, right?”


PDXmadeMe

Usually followed up with “what’s the point of salads?” and “women be shopping”


mrburns904

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.


Seaniard

It's not a nice thing to say if she was alive. Just a total whiff.


detroit_born23

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.


shaqitup

Stupid comment but the producer should flag it and remove from the show


kograkthestrong

I tried a few times to listen to these guys. They suck


scorelesswilliamson

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


Football_Positive

AAAAH BWAAHAHAHA AAAAAAAH AHAHAHAHA- Wos in response to a pun It really is insane.


efranklin13

He probably didn’t remember tbf


LyonsKing12

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.


FatalFirecrotch

Tell that to Tom Brady.


sorakaisthegoat

Nah, it can't be this. He was 100% making fun of Pop's dead wife.


asamulya

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.


ggiga90

TIL that everyone here apparently hates Wos


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blueandwhite05

Yeah, I only listen to the mismatch. KOC and Verno are gems.


Ramjambambam

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.


kcheng686

Yikes


owensoundgamedev

Bruh that is just awful


CanadianLionelHutz

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.


ScumbagHP

One, the “I hate my wife jokes” are old and not even funny. Two, they really should have just edited that out


clayts76

I have stopped listening to Ringer podcasts if Wosny is on. Makes the whole pod unbearable.


Football_Positive

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


strikershiv95

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 🤡


SharontheSheila

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.


im_ok_

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.


dingysweets

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.


desirox

Weird joke but I really believe it was a mistake


Ramjambambam

Of course it was a mistake. But a really bad one that just highlights how terrible Wos is at his only job.


TyluhL

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


Itskeelan

I fucking hate Wos


PopularParrot

Wos is an idiot, you can tell he doesn't follow basketball THAT much.


abzftw

This dude is a terrible podcast host and legitimately have nfi why he even features


doubledawson

…I like spending time with my wife


packimop

WOS is an idiot.


midniteeternal

Woz. Loved him when he riffed with the late Michael Brooks.


radilrouge

Yep learning he has trash basketball takes has hurt me deeply.


Shingorillaz

I never realized people cared enough about podcast personalities to have takes on them.


Breezyisthewind

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.


itsahmemario

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.


Kdog122025

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.


qubi

Wos is a fucking idiot btw. Braindead takes he reads off twitter every morning


Ragnar_OK

NBA “journalism” is by far the worst in sports. I’d trust pro wrestling reporters more than 9/10ths of these bozos


jpaxlux

Fucked up but I highly doubt they knew


jcwkings

Wos is so mediocre, he's like the Ringer Amin Elhassan. Just there to be loud and talk shit.


Football_Positive

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.


blacknoir23

You guys are weird.