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Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« on: October 17, 2017, 03:33:55 PM »
I know nothing about it or them.  Until today, I had the impression they were a twitter account that focused on drunk things happening at tailgates.


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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 03:59:45 PM »
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 04:00:35 PM »
Lot of stuff going on in the replies.
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 04:10:32 PM »
I've seen that, but I'm oblivious as to how that blog (?) is in people's awareness to be mad about, let alone apparently set to be part of espn.  Like, they tweet or blog about Bills fans jumping through tables or girls showing their boobs at tailgates, right?

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 04:17:58 PM »
I've seen that, but I'm oblivious as to how that blog (?) is in people's awareness to be mad about, let alone apparently set to be part of espn.  Like, they tweet or blog about Bills fans jumping through tables or girls showing their boobs at tailgates, right?

Sports fans love that crap.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 04:22:06 PM »
I think it started around the Ray Rice ordeal.  From what I can gather, they told Sam that she was only on the network as eye candy.
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 04:22:50 PM »
Sports fans love that crap.

Sounds like it's time for another gE owners' meeting in a tropical location to discuss the future focus of this site.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 04:26:57 PM »
I think it started around the Ray Rice ordeal.  From what I can gather, they told Sam that she was only on the network as eye candy.

Fitz said horrible things to Holly Rowe and remained irrelevant.  What'd these guys do to become noteworthy?

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 04:34:13 PM »
Everything I've ever seen from barstool is trashy crap that represents boston perfectly
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 04:36:34 PM »
Everything I've ever seen from barstool is trashy crap that represents boston perfectly
can't speak for boston but canco that barstool is awful and very hurr hurr stuff

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 04:37:23 PM »
I think it started around the Ray Rice ordeal.  From what I can gather, they told Sam that she was only on the network as eye candy.

Fitz said horrible things to Holly Rowe and remained irrelevant.  What'd these guys do to become noteworthy?

Fitz said horrible things about Holly, but he didn't have the courage to say them to her.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 04:44:31 PM »
I think it started around the Ray Rice ordeal.  From what I can gather, they told Sam that she was only on the network as eye candy.

Fitz said horrible things to Holly Rowe and remained irrelevant.  What'd these guys do to become noteworthy?

Fitz said horrible things about Holly, but he didn't have the courage to say them to her.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2017, 04:46:28 PM »
Everything I've ever seen from barstool is trashy crap that represents boston perfectly
can't speak for boston but canco that barstool is awful and very hurr hurr stuff

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2017, 04:48:52 PM »
yeah I always just thought it was thechive.com of sports.  No idea they were Disney.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2017, 05:45:24 PM »
Barstool is for people who are slightly less retarded than your average buzzfeed/gawker reader. It's a niche but relatively large market.
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2017, 07:50:32 PM »
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2017, 07:56:48 PM »
Sports fans love that crap.

Sounds like it's time for another gE owners' meeting in a tropical location to discuss the future focus of this site.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2017, 08:37:38 PM »
it all depends on who you like from barstool, big cat pft and a few others are hilarious. but most of the stoolies hate 80% of their staff that really don't do crap and make ridiculous hot takes for content/clicks. the main core is great (big cat kfc and prez)
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 09:00:06 PM »
Everything I've ever seen from barstool is trashy crap that represents boston perfectly

eff off. Barstool is national, there's even a Barstool K-State, and that crap head Portnoy now lives in New York.

It's also worth noting that Big Cat and PFT Commenter are very different than those other scum bags that work there, there podcast is very gE'y.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2017, 09:33:52 PM »
the stoolies

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A Stoolie is a person who reads or follows barstoolsports.com. The Stoolie demographic tends to consist of college aged or post-college aged males who read the site on weekdays instead of studying, going to class or working. Stoolies are active participants of the site and contribute to the site's success. Stoolie comments on blogs often highlight the website, and Stoolies email "smokes", blog ideas, and other content that bloggers share. Though Stoolies are loyal to the website, they are quick to point out grammar and spelling errors. Always brutally honest, Stoolies rate the quality of individual blogs, "wake-ups", celebrity asses, and the overall quality of bloggers themselves. In addition, Stoolies have been known to cause controversy on the site. Once, Stoolies came up with the conspiracy theory that one blogger, "neil" was actually a fictional creation of El Presidente, who wrote terrible blogs in neil's name in order to boost the liking of other bloggers (especially himself). This conspiracy theory led to the #revealneil twitter phenomenon where Stoolies demanded a video or picture of neil be posted on the site to confirm his existence.
Although Stoolies often post negative comments, they are also very charitable. After the Boston Marathon Bombings Stoolies raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in t-shirt sales going to funds to help the victims. However, Stoolies are quick to mention that though their hearts are large, nothing is quite as big as El Pres's nose.
From barstool comment section: "My boss just caught me trying to guess Rachel Bison's ass and is having barstool blocked from my computer...turns out the IT guy is a fellow Stoolie and will be blocking "barstoolsport.com". Fuckin' Stoolies everywhere man, this bitch cant hold me down."

KFC: "The Stoolies are an interesting breed."

Stoolies: "We want to wake up to Renee Portnoy!"
El Pres: "Stoolies, shut the eff up."
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2017, 09:37:56 PM »
Yup
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2017, 09:52:50 PM »
Portnoy, Big Cat and everyone involved with and who reads BS are douchebags.


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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2017, 09:59:32 PM »
Fanning reads that crap all day, every day.


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