Rethinking Barstool?

DJnVa

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Shocking lack of folks that look like they actually know how to throw a ball.

 

Billy Jo Robidoux

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Portnoy spent over $40 million for a compound on Nantucket — in the shittiest part of the island, with a terrible view, tucked inside Nantucket harbor.

If he had any taste at all, and wasn’t a moron, he would’ve bought something on the southern coast.
 

Rusty13

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Portnoy spent over $40 million for a compound on Nantucket — in the shittiest part of the island, with a terrible view, tucked inside Nantucket harbor.

If he had any taste at all, and wasn’t a moron, he would’ve bought something on the southern coast.
Does he still have that spread in Montauck as well?
 

DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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As a long time PMT listener, its remarkable to see them now as one of the authoritative sports media outlets versus just an irreverent podcast.

It feels like many people connected with sports - athletes, coaches, executives - are going to them ahead of network shows or programs where middle aged non athletes have plenty of takes.

While many of those shows feel like they are struggling to stay relevant amid the rise of player produced content, PMT seems to fit well into the current environment. The players - and not the old never-were types (Shank but basically all the Glob writers we grew up with) - can explain what it is that we are seeing in the games while a pod like PMT focuses more of the fan experience as well as the voice of silliness when those involved are taking themselves too seriously.
 

johnmd20

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As a long time PMT listener, its remarkable to see them now as one of the authoritative sports media outlets versus just an irreverent podcast.

It feels like many people connected with sports - athletes, coaches, executives - are going to them ahead of network shows or programs where middle aged non athletes have plenty of takes.

While many of those shows feel like they are struggling to stay relevant amid the rise of player produced content, PMT seems to fit well into the current environment. The players - and not the old never-were types (Shank but basically all the Glob writers we grew up with) - can explain what it is that we are seeing in the games while a pod like PMT focuses more of the fan experience as well as the voice of silliness when those involved are taking themselves too seriously.
I'm gonna miss the darling Jake.
 

Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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Coast Guard rescues Barstool CEO Dave Portnoy off of Nantucket coast

He needs to start wearing red shirts with a white bucket hat.
He unhooked the boat before he fired it up? Idiot. It's one thing to have engine failure once you're underway but it's a whole other level of ineptitude to unhook everything, start drifting and then figure out you can't get it started.

We see these people on the lake with their six figure (or beyond) boats who have no clue what they're doing and it would be comical if you didn't have to worry about a 35' cabin cruiser crushing you because they don't understand things like who has the right of way.
 

jcd0805

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Me too. He was a great part of the show and added a layer they will struggle to replace.

Also, I suspect its a great move and Jake will be employed fairly quickly.
I'm not sure it was Jake's idea, seems like they may have thought it was time to move on with a newer, younger intern. Without the cache of PMT he's fairly boring, and I say this as someone who loved him with the boys.
 

kenneycb

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He was doing more PGA and other stuff so I think it was mutual more than anything. He wanted to be an announcer. PMT gave him a platform but was ultimately holding him back especially since Dave said they’re moving away from live broadcasts. The opportunity wasn’t there anymore through no fault of anybody’s so it was a natural progression.