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Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,496
Anyone follow this?  I came across the pizza reviews and got hooked.  I saw Portnoy a few months back and thought he seemed like a douche but I think I like him now.

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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,774
    edited July 11
    If misogyny, homophobia and racism (barely) disguised as jokes are your thing, it’s great. 
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,227
    dankind said:
    If misogyny, homophobia and racism (barely) disguised as jokes are your thing, it’s great. 
    Always felt like the racism claim was a stretch, as I’ve yet to see any examples. I’m no fan of the site, I think most, if not all of them are dbags, but I’ve yet to see anyone present evidence of the racism. 

  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 6,005
    Saw a Real Sports segment on them

    nothing new

    its amazing these days, just be a vulgar prick you can be president or a millionaire like Portnoy


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  • mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 2,322
    CROJAM95 said:
    Saw a Real Sports segment on them

    nothing new

    its amazing these days, just be a vulgar prick you can be president or a millionaire like Portnoy


    It’s comforting for people to think becoming a millionaire is that easy. 
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,889
    I used to flip back and forth between Barstool and Deadspin for some humor takes on sports.  Barstool is heavily influenced by east coast attitude and frat boy humor and are huge (HUGE) homers for the Pats and Celtics.  Deadspin used to have humor but ever since The Hulkster pile-drived Gawker into the mat their mission seems to be focused on taking things we enjoy in sports and finding anger and outrage in them.  As result Deadspin is obsessed with taking down Barstool as they find their ability to find humor and joy in sports infuriating.
  • drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 2,488
    edited July 11
    dankind said:
    If misogyny, homophobia and racism (barely) disguised as jokes are your thing, it’s great. 
    Horrible platform and equally annoying employees. Top that with the clickbait and it may be one of the worst things on the internet 
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,755
    edited July 12
    Barstool fucking sucks. I hope portney falls on his face and knocks his teeth out. There is nothing redeeming about it and it is a bunch of turds who think they are a lot cooler than they are.

    Deadspin is worthless these days. I was in on deadspin from the beginning but it hasn’t been a go to for a while. Drew magary’s stuff is still worthwhile. This did just bring me back and it looks like aj daulerio is writing again, so that’s awesome
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,128
    Bunch of douchers. Any site can post a funny video that they had no involvement in so sometimes I'll watch one through them but I try not to. Their core is rotten.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,553
    People need to stop giving their damn videos to them and make them pay for them.  Sure, you want the funny thing I caught on video to repost on your page?  It's gonna take more than just crediting me in the caption.  You can have it, for a cool $10,000. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,496
    dankind said:
    If misogyny, homophobia and racism (barely) disguised as jokes are your thing, it’s great. 
    That was what I had originally heard about Barstool but I haven't seen it yet.  I mostly watch pizza reviews though :)
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville
    2003: Noblesville
    2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville
    2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago
    2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1
    2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,496
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMwism07PGA

    These are fun to binge watch....there is a ton of them
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville
    2003: Noblesville
    2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville
    2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago
    2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1
    2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,214
    I thought this article was interesting: https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/female-ceo-polarizing-sports-media-giant-barstool-sports/story?id=55919642

    My brother got me into Barstool.  To me it's like a sports version of Maxim, which is mostly annoying, but I do tend to laugh from time to time.  They have some talented people, but a lot of the writing sucks in my opinion. 

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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,996
    I thought this article was interesting: https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/female-ceo-polarizing-sports-media-giant-barstool-sports/story?id=55919642

    My brother got me into Barstool.  To me it's like a sports version of Maxim, which is mostly annoying, but I do tend to laugh from time to time.  They have some talented people, but a lot of the writing sucks in my opinion. 

    Maxim, lol.

    I loved that magazine.

    Maxim was a "guy's" mag so if barstool is like that then it might be fun to get into.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,187
    While Portnoy is a complete d-bag, there are some funny people that work there.  But since a lot of their fanbase are high school/college kids who act like complete assholes on twitter, instagram, etc.. they get painted with a broad brush that everyone associated with them is a homophobic, misogynist racist bro.  While there unfortunately is some of that, there's a lot of normal, funny stuff.  Pardon My Take is the funniest sports podcast out there and Spittin' Chiclets is a great hockey podcast....I listen to both of those regularly.  But since it's the internet outrage era, if you tell someone you enjoy anything associated with Barstool you're automatically some meathead bro who hates women.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,553
    While Portnoy is a complete d-bag, there are some funny people that work there.  But since a lot of their fanbase are high school/college kids who act like complete assholes on twitter, instagram, etc.. they get painted with a broad brush that everyone associated with them is a homophobic, misogynist racist bro.  While there unfortunately is some of that, there's a lot of normal, funny stuff.  Pardon My Take is the funniest sports podcast out there and Spittin' Chiclets is a great hockey podcast....I listen to both of those regularly.  But since it's the internet outrage era, if you tell someone you enjoy anything associated with Barstool you're automatically some meathead bro who hates women.
    This is about what it all boils down to.  Yeah, I've seen in the comments sections of some of their posts that their followers do contain a high volume of d-bags and maga hats, but I'm not there for them.  I'm there for the content and some of it is pretty damn good.
  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,214
    Spittin' Chiclets is awesome. That's what got me to start paying attention to Barstool.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,227
    I like PMT, and Chiclets isn’t bad, (except the accents are painful). The John Scott SC interview was awesome, and totally changed my opinion of him. 

  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,606
    The only thing I watched was the pizza review.  Still do from time to time but it's pretty much the same thing.
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,568
    Just saw the hbo real sports story on barstool. Portmoy is a giant douche that could use a beatdown
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,693
    Contact bar stool sports are the most entertaining

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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,996
    brianlux said:
    Contact bar stool sports are the most entertaining

    Ha!  Trainspotting!!!
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,906
    Distilled toxic masculinity.
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 11,138
    Jason P said:
    I used to flip back and forth between Barstool and Deadspin for some humor takes on sports.  Barstool is heavily influenced by east coast attitude and frat boy humor and are huge (HUGE) homers for the Pats and Celtics.  Deadspin used to have humor but ever since The Hulkster pile-drived Gawker into the mat their mission seems to be focused on taking things we enjoy in sports and finding anger and outrage in them.  As result Deadspin is obsessed with taking down Barstool as they find their ability to find humor and joy in sports infuriating.
    I'll give Barstool one thing: at least they know they're douchebags acting like douchebags and they don't hide from it. Deadspin fancies themselves as journalists….which is fucking hilarious. 
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