Ok obviously huge news. In all seriousness thank you to all the Stoolies who have been with us for so long. It’s kind of amazing how many people I see who are still like I used to grab the newspaper from your sorry ass outside South Station when you were competing vs. the Spare Change guy. Without our readers who are the best/most insane on the internet none of this happens. And again I can’t stress this enough. Even though I’m not the majority owner of Barstool anymore I’m still 100% in charge of content. This was not my cash out moment. This was our best shot to literally take this thing to the moon. To swing for the fences. The idea to move us all into one office in NYC was my idea. Chernin knows about the Size 6 skinny jean joke. They know about Babygate. They know about Al Jazeera. They get it. They understand it. They understand what makes us tick and don’t want to change it at all. That’s the only way I’d ever agree to something like this. Hopefully this deal makes us bigger, faster, stronger better at everything we do. Like I said in the press conference. Chapter 1 of the book is done. Chapter 2 is about to begin. Next stop…the moon.
I’m gonna go on Periscope to answer any questions Stoolies may have at 3pm for a live Periscope Press Conference. Follow my twitter account @stoolpresidente to join in. And I’m gonna do a Reddit AMA on our reddit page at 7pm as well. I’ve always been pretty transparent with what we’re doing and will answer basically all the questions you guys got about next moves and plans for literal world domination.
PS – I’m kinda rich now.
Renee drops Dave off at work each morning
Lemme guess, Feits came out of the closet?
wow. you’re a sell out
Been waiting for this shit all day. Fuck that dork
Cool story bro
Fat, fatter, fattest
So you are actually writing the book now?
Soooo where do I send my resume for head of communications?
@big cat please don’t sit on me.
Oh fuckkkkk man
Sellout, you Simmons’d us. GFY I’m done.
bigtime come-up for Smitty, guy should buy Mo some Jordans.
Congrats man… I’ve been here since day 1 and you’ve totally earned it. All of you! Go do big things.
Welcome to my city
So is Trent fired?
Tweak. Good luck, fellas.
This is bullshit. Was fun while it lasted. #SELLOUT
I hate it.
I hate it when good stuff happens to you.
Really excited for everything that’ll come. Congrats Pres.
Either the best or worst thing to ever happen to bs
Knew this day would come, still surprised. I hope nothing changes, but if it does, thank you for the last 7 years I’ve been reading. The only site i visit every day no matter what.
Big Cat slowly turning into Randy from trailer park boys
Wait, so ALL of the stuff that happened before 2:00pm, 1/7/2016 will be all of Chapter One? Is this book a one chapter picture book for children?
Big Cat: Would.
So do I say goodbye now or wait 6 months??
you at least gave big cat and kfc stock options, right?
HOLY SANTA CLAUSE SHIT
So everyone’s getting health insurance now?
with all the #grabyournuts talk i thought it was going to be some shitty pistachio advertisement campaign. this is okay i guess.
Won’t there be less content since all of you will be in shitty New York? What are all of you gonna goto Yankees and Mets games now?
Congrats boys! Been reading for almost 6 years now and have loved every second Keep up the good work, and please don’t change.
Shea Lil needs that college education $$$
Sold out. Sites dead. Sad day.
Wait, where’s Nate?!?!
Holy shit. Legitimately sad. Thanks for everything but please, keep a Boston page.
I fucking hate change. Fuck you
BTW Prez, saying you’re not a sellout and then readying that you already have (probably) mandated Periscopes and Redditt AMAs probably means you sold out.
Right as Dave said they need tech help the app crashed on my phone
You got bought by a Cracker Factory! Is this real life!
@Bigcat is a fucking sex symbol of our generation
“Do I like Manhattan?….No”
Congratulations you fat fuck.
Keep BigCat in Chicago. Charles Barkley thinks this is a turrible idear
Big Cat going with the open shirt then trying like hell to keep his stomach sucked in. Awesome.
Can someone explain what this means in simple terms
Not surprised by this. It was only a matter of time
Crazy. We all knew this day was coming. Can’t believe you assholes are all rich now.
They’re gonna Steve Jobs your ass at some point. Save your money and stop investing in stupid shit like Twitter.
This is a good excuse to not work the rest of the day. Need more answers. Also didn’t KFC just move out of NYC?
….If you guys actually paid for Nate for move to New York, I’m out.
Still Love how that lesbian feitlejugs is always left out of cool moments
Good for you man. Can’t begrudge a man his success. But, unless you live in the city and know the feel of its teams in real time I really don’t care about your opinion about Boston sports anymore. This is a completely different enterprise than it was yesterday.
I can’t wait until you get fired. When you’re not majority, you’re just another pawn.
@bigcat love the confidence, looking more like a big rig
Hope KFC and Dan had equity in the company.
i laughed good
Great. More Francesca blogs. Can’t wait.
Moving to NYC? Enjoy that divorce heeb
Did Pres do it again or did Pres do it again?
congrats boys, cant wait for you to teabag espn
Your worse than Bill Simmons kill yourself HEB.
Savvy move making the one in shape guy stand in the back to avoid side by side comparisons.
“Chapter 1 of the book is done.”
It has been sent to the editor, who will definitely kill himself.
This could and should actually seriously legitimize barstool. Excited for this.
Do have enough to hire Jerry back to cover the Pats? Please say yes.
R.I.P. Barstool Sports, it’s been a good run boys
Waited a while to make my first comment on here, and glad to say it’s true good things happen to good people. Here’s to the second chapter!
Boston is Boston. New York isn’t. Can’t say I’m a fan of ripping up the roots Pres
Damn, NYC. Lotta cocaine about to get involved in this operation.
Big Cat has small tits for a fat chick
Kmarko and KFC Phone Call: Kmarko – “What are you gonna wear to the big press conference?” KFC – “A dirty gray sweat shirt with white strings and a black coat” Kmarko – “ok me too”
I’m probably the minority but good for you guys
Hate this. Hate “Be A Dude.” Hate how you’re a sell out that thinks you’re rich. Loved Big Cat’s addition at the end. Hated his fat gut.
I didn’t hear anything just staring at BC and … I got nothing else.
Get us a Yankees blogger who isn’t JJ!!!!
Jamie O’Grady just shit his pants. Congrats boys!
Don’t like this move. What makes this site good is all of you living in different cities. Now it just feels so commercial. I’m done
This will kill my soul if this includes nate.
Does mattcookeselbow get an office
worked with collegehumor…
Makes me sick Pres. On the day I come back and you sell out leaving me hanging while I waited almost 2 long years inside a small, dirty Walpole prison cell promising myself that I would one day be back on this site. I’ve been through 3 wars, 2 wives, several court cases, plea bargins, substance abuse, and thousands of dollars and this is the thanks I get. The new guys better not be some hippie dippie, laddy daddy la la group of yuppies asking for a skull bashing. I swear Pres.
how much Twitter stock did you trade the site for?
Any fears of KFC and/or Big Cat leaving can be put to rest
“Well… Dave.. what about me!?!?!?”- Dilburham.
congrats on making a dollar out of 15 cents but still hate it.
I jumped on board in 2007 and have enjoyed it every day since. Knew it would come to this eventually. To say I’m not concerned about losing the local feel that I think makes so many people so protective about the brand would be a lie. I sincerely hope it doesn’t change what you do. Congrats to all of you on now being rich since I know you all have (or had) equity.
Been here since day one, not going anywhere. Congrats ya Jew.
Barstool has jumped the shark. Chivestool has arrived. Think the advertising is bad now? LOLOLOL Watch. Hit the music.
Whatever you do, don’t let them change anything about the comment section. This website fails without it exactly as it is (minus the sandy hook idiot)
This coming a day after the big bad boss man eats Cheese-It’s for 12 minutes on camera
I want to know exactly how much cash Pres made from this shit. This is a pretty huge commitment from most the guys, especially Dan.
@nycfinancebro just jizzed himself
I’m actually proud of you guys? its a weird feeling
Good move, New York City is the place to be if you want to take it to the next level.
Does this mean we can’t use the n word in the comments anymore?
Hahahahaha just goes to show how Boston is a poor person third tier city. All you losers talk shit about how Boston is the best, then your hero goes to move to new York. Hahahaha
You never sell majority stake! Pageviews just got pretzeled and he doesn’t even know it!
Big come up for smitty and Nate
First new segment: Manhattan swallows Hank
What are you doing with your 15K Pres?
Big cats tits on flrek
Great news for the site. Would love to see Trent canned.
this is what the world needed post-Grantland. A bunch of creative talent in one location, lets see what comes out.
Let’s be serious Dan, you weren’t cold. But in all seriousness congratulations boys and also the biggest winners here today are whichever bookies begin to take your bets in New York, they’re going to put their kids through college because of you degenerates!
Congrats Pres, maybe Marbles will promote you from driver to Butler now!
Just looked up the group that bought BS. Their stock is in the tank. Hope they werent banking on BS saving them
Somewhere, in a dark room lit only by the light of a laptop screen, Little Bobby Kravitz sits alone in his underwear shedding a single tear
Big Cat unleash those beautiful pepperoni areolas on the big apple
congrats pres youve done it. youre finally worth more than marbles again
Barstool has their finger on the pulse of each city. I hope u can maintain that. 6 months from now BC will be in the subway eating pizza with the rats.
just had an amazing turkey blt
can i be the barstool porn guy now? i know every corner of that market
Maybe your new boss can get you a clock that works
Big cat you’re fuckin disgusting dude. No longer funny, Jesus.
So you’re moving everyone to one office so you can all do cheez it taste test videos together? What a stupid sell out move, this will never work
Which fool changed the wiki to say located in NYC, Massachusetts?
This is wild. 9 years of reading this content has been a blast. Congrats Pres
Pres, please leave Smitty out of this. He is a Douche. Also KFC have you used me lately? your friend…. The wedding site guy.
Thanks…now can I get a job with you guys since prez’s Jew ass doesn’t run the show and the new majority owner can afford to pay more than 10 guys
Well all the decent video content comes when you slobs are together but are you still going to be doing shit like that?? If there was no Pres the last 10 months trolling/ also setting the record straight on DeflateGate I don’t know what I would have done
Does this mean no more summers in Nantucket?
Pirate ship has is sunk
Annnnd my comment comes up under the name “dgross2″ randomly- just a thought maybe that’ll get fixed in Chapter 2!
I also hope they clear the server of all of our usernames like before but with out the option to keep them as a “frequent commenter” so I can steal dilburham’s and see how much he’d actually pay for it.
Fuck you for moving it to New York, that part makes me furious. Congrats on the rest I guess
boo you suck Corporate Portnoy
Savage move doing press conference in NYPD’s face
Congrats. I’ll miss current barstool and seeing your shitty offices.
Rise pagevirws rise!
Please replicate barstool HQ in NYC..just like the taco bell situation… Good luck you numskull
Where is Dana? Need to see her every press conference. It’s day one stuff Dave.
“KFC has a kid I have to take care of.” Hilariously emasculating
Haha. Hilarious how the main move to ramp up based on the advice of actual professionals is to flee the backwater of Boston and move everything lock stock and barrel to the only city that does, and ever will, matter.
How is your Twitter stock doing?
As long as Zollo is gone I don’t give a fuck where you’re HQ is
Congrats – everyone except Trent deserves it!
echo all the congrats comments that everyone else said but fuck..Chicago won’t be the same without BC
Very happy for you Pres – but I gotta ask – there isn’t going to be a chapter in your book about Barstool becoming a publicly traded company, right? That isn’t the goal of your new majority shareholder, I hope…. because if that happens, then the ship will sink.
Portnoy being Shkreli
FUCK YES! Represent for all of us cube monkeys that live vicariously through you every day
Traded in the ole pirate ship for a yacht. Or maybe a sailboat? Idk what analogy I’m trying to make, but congrats guys
@daledenton can’t fire Trent without Nate
I see an office shooting within the first few months. Nate can only take so much abuse from you guys
Peter Chernin is a huge liberal….is barstool going to be the censored PC bullshit the rest of liberal media is?
You fucking sell out
Awesome! Big time power moves like this require big time power cuts. Trent, zollo, banks, nate, rdt, brosh, hank. In whatever order. Make barstool great again!
Having added content, tips, comments and generally adding value from day 1 I fully expect to be taken care of Pres. And you should expect nothing less.
Another kick in the balls to Boston from NYC I love it….Tom and Gisele live here in the offseason btw
And hank’s life keeps getting better..what the hell
Peter Chernin is a HUGE democrat. Hopefully he won’t put the clamps on you guys and try to suppress content / make this a safe space.
Congrats! I’m sure it will be nice to have a real sales department selling on your behalf now. Your real riches are still to come.
So many issues with this.. Boston based sight going to NY.. I feel like it will now have a corporate feel to it which sucks… The reason this site was great is because Pres ran it and he just didnt give a shit who he offended (which is great). No way those guys get away with some of those things now..I get its all about the money and I cant fault anybody for that..But barstool had a good thing going.. No matter what pres says it will never be the same.. He has a boss now… At the first sign of change i am out… been real..
i’m kind of sad and kind of excited. part of why i have liked the stool so much over the years was because not everyone knew about it or got their schtick. just hope it stays the same pirate ship we know and love.
The Day Barstool Went Soft
well deserved. gonna be interesting to see how this actually plays out. hoping it won’t be some buzzfeed type of shit
Congrats, so with you guys all finally in the same office we should no longer get all those reblogs right? Maybe Smitty can finally get some healthcare? In all seriousness, congrats to all you guys. Keep doing what you do because that’s why we keep coming back.
A FHRITP would have been so so so good
I just find it funny that you used to rip on BroBible and now you are essentially BroBible, even down to “Be a Dude”.
and pres no way around it.. You sold out Boston big time..
Remeber just yesterday when I wrote –
by titletownusa on
January 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm
Pres you should try to make the Stool more national and write about something else for a change…pssst, the rest of America really doesn’t care about or for the Patriots.
And some loser had to try to pile-on –
by ezbreezey2222 on
January 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm
@titletown – did you know there are Barstool sites for Chicago, NY, Philadelphia, Iowa, DC/Baltimore, and even one for college-related blogs? But Im sure Dave appreciates your business advice
Yeah, I’m sure Dave appreciates your business advice
Remember what happened to Wayne’s World after they sold it to Rob Lowe and Noah’s Arcades?
Gonna be tough to do a periscope without a twitter account.
You guys earned it
No idea what is happening but I’m scared and excited.. It’s like like losing my virginity again…
Taking investment is a great idea, moving everyone to NY is a terrible idea. Only positive I see is there should be less re-blogs.
Already deleted a better know a camel toe blog. Welcome to Barstool 2.0.
Congrats guys- you all earned it. Even that Patriots hating fuck KFC
How pissed is Cuban right now
Patiently awaiting the IPO
So where does this put us with Dana’s nudes
The Rundown presented by Noah’s Arcade
I just picture you guys working in new york but back in the 60s like mad men. Prez is cooper, KFC is sterling, hank is Sal, Big Cat is freddie, Feits is campbell and dana is peggy. nobody is don draper
Remember when everybody hated Mo for living in Brooklyn but writing about Philly? Now every writer is doing that.
I’d say the biggest failure by far has been Big Cat’s attempts to diet
But seriously Dave, well done and well deserved.
Either tell us how much Chernin paid for BS or gtfo
Welcome to Jew York City Dave
Just don’t censor the comment section since that’s where most of the good stuff is.
Congrats, Pres. You done good. I’m just interested in what the percentages of ownership are.
Lot of pros and cons here. Pres in the same office as BC will yield some good content.
Still, one of the best aspects of the site was the content coming from different cities across the states. I’ll miss that.
Oh and if you make any tiny changes everyone will instantly say you sold out
Seeing the generic social media clones at huffpost, cauldron, sbnation, etc get upset at this is priceless.
Chapter 1: over.
Chapter 2: about to begin.
Chapter 11: bankruptcy coming soon.
I see this ending in turmoil. Your new owners will cave to public pressure the next time you do something controversial.
Chernin is turnin those “Late Night Letters” off immediately — could not be happier. Congrats fellas.
Good luck Gents! Well deserved
Trent deleting his last post because everyone was starting to give him shit about getting canned is hysterical
New slogan….Barstool Sports….By the ̶ ̶C̶O̶M̶M̶O̶N̶ Man For Common T-Shirt Consumers….
Simmons 2.0, but good for you.
Good work guys. Congrats
Dana is a New York 6.
well it was fun while it lasted
So Dave gets rich, BC and KFC and Kmark get raised to positions like Mo (“editor”), and the PC police have won barstool.
Love that Peter Chernin’s wiki page is already edited to say “Occupation: Portnoy’s daddy”
Big Cat just became the most eligible bachelor in NYC with this deal
Are we still ignoring the lessons Waynes World has taught us? Rob Lowe is gonna ruin your shit and try to take your women
Get big cat an advance on his money he’s not gonna make it
@scagnetti by that point Big Cat will also be eating the rats
So I looked up Peter Chernin and he definitely looks like someone who thought “Be A Dude” was HILARIOUS. God damnit if you guys ruin this site you’re going to ruin everything for me.
“Yeah I took a couple months* but the Stoolies know I got this” -Pres
This without a doubt will lead to KFC’s divorce
Trent must smell really bad.
Congrats on the sale. Hopefully your non-compete doesn’t last too long and once this site goes soft (already deleting a BKACT post) you can bounce and start a new pirate ship.
Im in for the ride barstool!!! Huge fan and am excited to see what you guys will accomplish with this power move!
I’ve been giving you clicks since 08 or 09….and I’ve always been kind of a homegrown guy. Not sure how I feel about this but, congrats?
Peter Chernin Wiki:
networth=Dave Portnoy’s nose
education=University of Fire Flames
Anyone complaining about this is insane. Portnoy can only keep calling 21 year olds “smokeshows” and fawning over Tom Brady’s cock for only so long. This is the perfect time to sell.
Long live the golden age
Pres starts selling tickets to “Tour the former BSSHQ” in 3…2…1…
Live* Emergency Pres Conference…
*Taped 2 days ago.
Please don’t let PC bullshit takeover
My account got hacked via Twitter after commenting on cauldron article. Be careful
BigCat goes tits out for the boys.
All you Boston homers see how much pres cares about you. BARSTOOL NYC
I’m gonna miss the shitty run down barstool HQ in Milton. Place had a lot of character.
Hey Pres, if you need a CFO, let me know. I got you guys covered. GAAP and public co. experience.
BigCat … it’s all fun and games until you get diabetes.
There will be more content. The big swinging dick can now bankroll any trips for bloggers to games to produce content. It doesn’t matter that they’re all in NYC.
Big cat needs to stay in Chicago. Otherwise too much group think
So now does everyone get health insurance?
Holy fucking shit dude, I fuckin hope so too
BC needs to stay here in Chicago. I saw him eating a burrito over a garbage can in front of declans once. Now thats out of my life.
You can still eat a dick
BIG DAY AT BARSTOOL
IF YOU NEED A CHARGERS BLOGGER LEMME KNOW IM IN THE #914
pres, i can’t fucking wait for you to have to suffer through a yankees tickertape parade
Moving your offices to Manhattan isn’t exactly an every guy move. Taking on outside capital is great but I am having a hard time understanding how your investors understand your business but wanted to consolidate everyone in one office. Remember Mo in NYC, that worked well. Travel costs will be ridiculous and being connected to the local scene was what made barstool great. Being able to immediately visit a local story made it more real. I think there will be a change in about 6 months to establish local offices.
The value of Barstool is in the writers. They investor doesn’t buy the business if the guys walk because then he has a shell of a worthless business. They’ll stay. The amount of change is TBD.
Prez will finally have to share a common bathroom with everyone… poor bastard.
Dayum-Big Cat is an even bigger fatass than I thought he was. Must be all of that Cubs spunk he inhales.
So what was the majority stake worth? If they paid over 8 mil I’ll shit a brick.
Also nice to see the bloggers who stuck with it finally see their stock options become worth something…assuming you gave them any…
New York, New York the city so nice they named it twice. Manhattan is the other name.
I will not make any judgement for another year until I see what changes I like or dislike.
That being said congrats Pres…. And don’t be a dick, tell us how many T-shirts you are worth now?
Moving to NY still wont get you laid
Sell Out! JK!!! No but really…
The day the end started. No way around it
Freshmen year of college I bought a stool tank top, never felt like a bigger douchebag in my life. Stopped reading for 3 years but happy to check back in and see big cat is still alive. Congrats!
What’s the record for most comments on a blog?
Big Cat has dickie do syndrome.
Dickie do syndrome (n.) – when your belly sticks out further than your dickie do
Does Nate know? Did you give him back his red stapler?
First of all, giving up majority ownership IS cashing out. You’ve now given up control and even though you’ve been told you’re in control, you’re not. I find this a sad day, because these types of deals usually kill sites like this eventually. Although, maybe we will get less Ana Cheri posts. I hope.
That being said… Listen, Portnoy, you built a worthy business and I congratulate you on your success and for being way less lazy than me. I hope I’m wrong about the future of this site. I obviously enjoy parts of it or I wouldn’t be here all fucking day instead of working.
This cuts deep
1. That investor dude not exactly Gordon Gekko.
2. Big Cat actually does have a shirt on.
Looks like Smitty will finally be able to afford the fancy ramen noodles that come in a tub.
Glad for Dave but it won’t be the same. Kind of like a Seinfeld reunion. The beauty of Barstool was the different location and that gets lost when you work in the same office.
Best heal stable promo of all-time!
Hmm. I’d love to fucking work for you, actually. But commuting into the city again. I just can’t. But, talk me into it.
@dmoney666 is exactly right – they tell you what you want to hear smiling and nodding while they expectantly wait for you to sign the papers
This really explains the SI hit piece. Investment means competition.
@thirtysixthirty, yes, because that’s what Barstool was in the beginning: different cities and all. The site was great before NY and Chicago came into the mix. Them being in the same office doesn’t change a thing. Except for people like you. Jumping in at half time and then screaming how your time was the greatest and things will never be the same. Maybe the Suns owner had a point.
No we are never going to see Dana’s hoop.
Haven’t seen this many comments in long time, looks like you got our attention.
Suck it Jenna Marbles
This shitty fucking app shut down three times during that presser & its taken me 5 attempts just to submit this shitty comment. Keep up the good work boys!!
Didn’t I read about this on Al Jazeera yesterday?
From a long time stoolie who has made fun of you on numerous occasions, I mean it when I say this is fucking awesome. Congrats Dave. First Lady needs to give it up big tonight.
Ps now that your rich, will you please stop with the T shirts?
If nothing else, looking forward to pizza reviews of the 150 or so Ray’s Famous or some other overrated floppy tits pizza joint.
Just about each and everyone of us here would have done the same thing, but let’s not sugar coat things at the same time. They are definitely selling out and this is absolutely a simmons move, perhaps on an even bigger scale.
But again, I am not saying they should be thought less of for doing it and taking the cash.
Congrats guys, thanks for the memories.
I’m scared. Not like a bad scared, but scared because this site is probably going to skyrocket like pres said. I liked it being this smallerish site that not everyone knew. It was great like that. I don’t like that pres isn’t the majority owner anymore. That’s probably the most scary thing about this whole thing. But I’m excited to see where this site goes now. I trust pres wouldn’t “sell out.” Good luck guys! Can’t wait to see how this company continues to grow.
I remember commenting before most of these bloggers were even here and it was strictly Boston. We’ve come along way, and I am so goddamn proud. Viva La Stool indeed…
I hope this is a disaster… Love watching pres fail
I love barstool and hope this works. Skeptical to see everybody leave their cities that’s what makes barstool barstool. Excited to see what’s in store though.
congrats guys. just hope the site stays the same
Congrats Pres. I agree with you when you say that you’ve taken this thing as far as you could on your own. And that’s not a snub – running a big site like this has to be really fucking hard and stressful. Can’t blame you for cashing in and trying to take BS global. I just hope you’re being sincere when you say you’ll still control 100% editorial.
Sellout. you could have least moved everyone to the city that started it all
Viva La Stool forever
Been a Stoolie since 2007. Feel like parent whose kid just graduated. Happy for you but know things just won’t be the same. A big part of the charm was your desperate attempts to run a legitimate business with a crew of misfits and a shithole of an office. Hopefully there will be plenty of mileage in seeing you transplanted to such a different environment and trying to go to the next level. Thanks for all the laughs along the way. Hope there are many more to come. (PS It’s cool that despite all the faux acrimony, a lot of this is about Kevin and his kid.)
Gonna miss the the pres conferences in that shithole office, shit like that made barstool unique, and entertaining. Site won’t be the same again, nevertheless god speed in NYC gentlemen.
Was King in Boston, now jester in NY
Hate this move. Hate everything about it. Welcome to censorship boys. Good luck at the Cauldron.
I fucking hate that the media refers to BS as geared towards the fraternity sports fan.
All the bloggers returning to the cubes. Full fuckin circle
I’m already imagining some insane office where Pres’ office is located above everyone in the center with a 360 degree window view of everyone like some psychotic dictator
Congrats – just registered an account to say that you deserve it. I’ve run my own online business and grown it to a similar size…I know what a pain in the ass all of it is (even if it is exciting/fun most of the time).
Don’t listen to the haters – as long as you don’t lose your edge on content, it sounds and looks like you could use the help on the UX/design, video production and just basic functional side of the business.
People will bitch and moan when you change the design, layout, etc…I’d just say do it in baby steps so they don’t cry too hard.
Best of luck, I’ll be watching!
Dave been reading the site for over 5 years now..don’t lose the last bit of non PC America I get to read each day MAJOR KEY
On orthodox christian Christmas day no less
El Vice Pres
does this mean you don’t have to have your parents pick you up at the airport anymore?
How many gray horses can you buy with 4.1 million?
El pres just cashed a check for 10-15 mill and still bitching at dev nest 2 years later. Congrats boys..If you get another site from a better dev nest I will return stronger then ever as well. blmpkin_giver2.0 . See you on the other side.
Been coming here since the Bruins Cup run in 2011. Been a full blown Stoolies for a couple years now. Always wondered what it would be like if Dave was able to just focus on content and not business. We’re about to see what happens. Best of luck, boys!
I don’t like change.
Been visiting this site going on 11 years now. Might as well completely sell out and pack it up to NY why the hell not? It stopped being a Boston site a long time ago.
Rip comment section
All I’m asking is you don’t raise a nest of JAPs in Nassau.
I don’t like change
Definite sell out move. Things will definitely change for the worse. I would’ve done exactly the same thing.
Good for Dave. Been reading since 05. Awesome to watch this thing grow. Any of you fuckers that say you wouldn’t have made this move is a fuckin liar. Viva la Stool
Quite a journey for your business. I got issue #1 from a pile of papers thrown into a corner of the North Quincy T station that one of your hired bums probably tossed there 2 seconds after he got them. I think I still have that issue.
Havent commented in years….but it you couldnt feel your hands today in the warmer weather…how the fuck would you be able to surf nantucket in the winter? For your body mass you complain like a chick on the rag when it gets cold. Real talk thiugh, congrats pres. BC lets crush beers
I wish you had moved to Hartford.
Congrats boys. Leave feitelberg in Boston. Welcome to NYC
Trent in Manhattan would be great stuff.
Marcy from Regan Communications – where is her POV on this?
Where is Falcon – Go Falcon, Go!!???
Holla If Ya Hydrate????
Oh, the times we’ve had together…….
I will say – that my two shining “moments” for Barstool – since day 1 have been:
1. You tireless Deflategate coverage – bravo
2. The sense of community that immediately emerged in the comment section following the marathon bombing. Couple that with the never ending generousness of the stoolies for any and all worthwhile causes.
I will say this though – if the comment section gets metered, or censored – (which it will if the new investor wants to go after large brand advertisers) – then BSS will never be the same. For me, it’s always been about the commenters busting balls.
Congrats EP and staff.
Heard it was 15 million bucks. Solid move. Hope nothing changes.
We need a full blown highlight reel from “Chapter 1″
Shocking that a Jew sold out for money. It’s gonna turn into a bunch of tryhard wannabe’s writing for this site.
RIP Barstool 1/7/2016
PS – can’t believe a bystander didn’t start shouting fuck her right in the pussy.
So there was a lottery winner.
Actually got pretty sad over this… Congrats to you Portnoy. I still hope we get your annoying Jew humor for many years to come.
Already going downhill….no smoke show today
Don’t hate it
New York is a fucking cesspool, but at least it sounds like a smart business decision. Grats guys.
You will absolutely regret this, Dave. You’ve given up control. You no longer call the shots. You’ve destroyed what was so difficult to build. The money is not worth it. You will change and the site will change, for the worse. Prepare to be censored and sanitized, beholden to the majority shareholder. And by the way, like Simmions, you are no longer one of us. You need to be in Boston. This is a sad fucking day.
I am more emotional about this than I should be
i just read the fortune article that they wrote about barstool being sold…is jared lorenzen gonna write for the site…?
Now you can buy alpaca fur for your bald spot
The writing’s been on the wall for quite some time now…it’s not hard for any investor to see how much barstool has grown since it’s inception. From blackouts to bro shows, kfc radio and mailtime, Big Cat on Chicago’s news stations, Pres and his fucking t-shirts showing up in every sports arena on respected pro athletes….and whatever Feitelberg does.
h/t to you Pres.
P.S. Big Cat, we’re all seriously worried about you.
Pres is going to get KFC’s loser stench on him and there go the Pats. Should be entertaining though.
As Pres said, the valuation was 10-15 million. A few sites said he sold a 51% interest in the company. Let’s say the valuation was 14 million. Pres would have received around 7 million but he will pay state and federal cap gains and the net investment income tax and will net 5 to 5.5 million. Plus he will have a big salary and will pull a big dividend at year-end as a continuing shareholder. What does this all mean? Lots of dumb horsies for Renee to play with.
anyone on here who is saying this was a “stupid” move by Pres to “sell out” is a complete and utter moron.
If you work, or run a business, your ultimate goal is wealth creation. Pres – you certainly have done that. Congratulations.
Been devoted since grabbing your papers out of your plastic boxes on Comm Ave 11/12 years ago. Daily reader since way back. Congratulations.
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