Earlier this afternoon, Barstool Sports announced that they’re getting into the college football bowl biz. Beginning this December, Dave Portnoy’s brand will be the exclusive sponsor and broadcast partner of the Barstool Arizona Bowl. Upon hearing the news, Stewart Mandel wasted no time establishing himself as “get off my lawn” guy.
If I'm reading this correctly, Barstool is going to stream the game because traditional networks want nothing to do with them.
Surprised two college conferences would agree to this, but, anything for a dollar I suppose. https://t.co/68fe9kHube
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) July 27, 2021
*Editor’s note- I’ll speak for Joe Kinsey and say that even though he’s a (get off my) lawn guy, Mandel is not welcome in the TNML.
After it was pointed out that ESPN has allowed the dollar to dictate the last decade of college football, Mandel attempted to praise the four letter network while taking a shot at Barstool.
Unfortunately for Mandel, he missed (badly), then got dunked on by Barstool’s PFT Commenter:
Heres some light beach reading Stuart https://t.co/g4J1YmB6tG
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) July 27, 2021
For those (apparently like Mandel) who aren’t familiar with PFT’s suggested reading, the book details rampant sexual harassment, racism and an overall toxic environment within the walls of ESPN.
Mandel spent the rest of day serving as a punching bag for El Presidente and countless others:
Pound for pound possibly the worst tweet ever written https://t.co/139kQBpzMN
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) July 27, 2021
— Gazillion Beers (@gazillionbeers) July 27, 2021
https://t.co/I9UEcDA9UN nope never happens at ESPN oh wait
— Lou Dilonardo (@lad5021) July 27, 2021
— Mike D (@Mike_Duffin) July 27, 2021
— Casey Cambre (@cdcambre) July 27, 2021
In a perfect world Mandel, The Athletic‘s college football editor in chief will draw the assignment of covering the inaugural Barstool Arizona Bowl. If so, we have just the book for him to read on the flight over.