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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #75 on: October 25, 2017, 06:46:43 PM »
I don't like the name "Portnoy."

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #76 on: October 25, 2017, 07:55:33 PM »
I don't like the name "Portnoy."
You don't hear him complaining about it.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #77 on: October 25, 2017, 08:13:06 PM »
I'd gladly take the name "Portnoy" if I'd sold 60% of my company for $10-15M.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #78 on: October 25, 2017, 08:45:48 PM »
How do the stoolies feel about this?
I feel bad for Big Cat, PFT, and Hank, but ultimately this is not a big deal. The ESPN show was only going to be a watered down 22 minute version of their podcast.

They will get another shot at TV eventually and will probably work better on something like Comedy Central, one of the FOX's, Spike, etc. anyways.
eff hank he is terrible, the rest i agree with. an hbo or showtime would best suit them. and eff dave for driving his agenda even after it died down to make this happen, dan patrick was the next guest

Just listened to the newest podcast and PFT definitely harbors some resentment toward Portnoy. Straight up said the show shouldn't have had the barstool branding but Portnoy insisted on it.
yeah i agreed with pft, however i think daves head was in the right place with a different branding as well as far as a new audience. i can see these guys leaving in the next year or two. they basically are barstool now
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #79 on: October 25, 2017, 11:24:45 PM »
these guys seem like douchebags, I will not consume any of their content if I can help it

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2017, 09:20:20 AM »
these guys seem like douchebags, I will not consume any of their content if I can help it

It's part of their shtick. But yeah, this show probably isn't for you.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2017, 09:27:14 AM »
I'm always amazed that PFT has kept up his anonymity for this long. The sunglasses, the alias, all of it. Everything he presents to the public via social media and podcast is obviously just a character, but at some point that all ends right? Especially as he becomes more semi-mainstream.

Kind of reminds me of Ryan Nanni from SB Nation a few years ago. He didn't stop being funny (IMO) the day he stopped being Celebrity Hot Tub.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2017, 09:28:34 AM »
Kind of reminds me of Ryan Nanni from SB Nation a few years ago. He didn't stop being funny (IMO) the day he stopped being Celebrity Hot Tub.

he was pretty unfunny before that stopped, too. (IMO)

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2017, 10:59:34 AM »
I'm always amazed that PFT has kept up his anonymity for this long.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #85 on: October 26, 2017, 12:03:05 PM »
I'm always amazed that PFT has kept up his anonymity for this long. The sunglasses, the alias, all of it. Everything he presents to the public via social media and podcast is obviously just a character, but at some point that all ends right? Especially as he becomes more semi-mainstream.

Kind of reminds me of Ryan Nanni from SB Nation a few years ago. He didn't stop being funny (IMO) the day he stopped being Celebrity Hot Tub.
yeah so a lot of people know who he is. once he became semi famous at pro football talk reddit found out who he was fairly quickly, im not going to look it up but he is a journalist that went to texas and is married
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #87 on: October 28, 2017, 01:26:44 AM »
Kind of reminds me of Ryan Nanni from SB Nation a few years ago. He didn't stop being funny (IMO) the day he stopped being Celebrity Hot Tub.

he was pretty unfunny before that stopped, too. (IMO)

Yeah not a fan, I feel like he just tries too hard. His podcast with Spencer Hall is unlistenable which is a shame because Hall is great.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #88 on: November 02, 2017, 09:13:05 AM »
 :lol:


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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #89 on: November 02, 2017, 09:31:06 AM »
http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/21260802/uconn-huskies-coach-geno-auriemma-says-hire-rick-pitino

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"If I had a job opening? Yes," Auriemma said on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast. "Well, I mean, everybody's got baggage. You know, what are you going to do? You know, he did his time. He's serving his sentence. He lost a great, great job. And you know what? So what. That's a life sentence? I don't know, I don't think so."

Not the first time ESPN has run a story that stems from PMT, certainly not the last.  :rolleyes:

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #90 on: November 02, 2017, 11:51:49 AM »
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #91 on: November 02, 2017, 12:16:58 PM »
That's the stuff stoolies crave
Hyperbolic partisan duplicitous hypocrite

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #92 on: November 02, 2017, 12:49:14 PM »
That's the stuff stoolies crave
you do know that you can like an aspect of something and also dislike certain things as well, right?
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2017, 05:40:23 PM »
Is "saturdays are for the boys" a barstool thing?  Is Currie a stoolie?


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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2017, 06:35:23 PM »
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #95 on: November 07, 2017, 06:44:26 PM »
can actually confirm he didn't know it was a thing. was told after the story came out.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #96 on: November 08, 2017, 08:32:07 AM »
Wow. Imagine being 46 years old and completely out of touch with pop culture.  :lol:

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #97 on: November 13, 2017, 04:32:37 PM »
Wow, last week they bought a hillbilly boxing league and now they're getting their own SiriusXM channel.

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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #98 on: November 15, 2017, 03:23:38 PM »
Listening to an interview with this portnoy dude, what a douche
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Re: Explain the "barstool sports" espn controversy to me
« Reply #99 on: November 15, 2017, 04:09:01 PM »
Listening to an interview with this portnoy dude, what a douche

Correct. But the fact that he is genuine about it is what many find appealing.