Dave Portnoy's Live Reaction To Finding Out Barstool Chicago Works In A Closet And What We Think About It

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And it's also the reason why Dave stepped foot in Chicago for the first time since a Mafia hit was put on his head and why Dave is stepping foot into our sardine can of an office for the first time ever. The video made me audibly gasp. I think it's one of the funniest videos I've seen in a LONG time and I'm not embellishing when I say that. 

Eddie's vantage point:

Dave's vantage point:

I have only put a "must watch" tag on one blog since I've been with Barstool and my coworkers ripped me to shreds because they didn't feel it actually was must watch. This is the closest I've gotten to saying a video is "must watch" since then. The genuine SHOCK in Dave's voice is incredible. There's no El Pres shtick in this reaction whatsoever. None at all. It's a pure, unadulterated David Portnoy that you don't get to see hardly ever. In this moment and maybe this moment only, El Pres was dead. Someone said it best on Twitter - it's like a mother visiting her son at college and walking into his dorm room and being completely disgusted and shocked even after you warned her 100x. I think that's a perfect analogy.

The truth is, we just needed a place to record when we were hired. That's it, but the funny part is is that we were scared to ask for a $425 a month space in Ukrainian Village. Eventually we worked up the nerve to add a room and a cable/internet bill to Barstool's Tab and now we pay like $1300 a month for our workspace and cable set ups. Something like that. I pay more for my apartment and my apartment is pretty average.

Anyways, the video is hilarious. Hopefully Portnoy decides to dip into that $20B budget and give us a little upgrade. Not too much, we don't want to lose our gritty Milton feel, but now that the cat's out of the bag, I think it's okay to ask for. We honestly just don't like asking for resources that we don't ABSOLUTELY need, but Barstool Chicago has grown so much over the last few years that we do actually need an upgrade at this point. Maybe…Probably. 

The best part of the video is that Portnoy tagged Neil's old Barstool Chicago account that has been defunct since like…. 2013. I am pretty sure I was still living with my dad at that time. I moved downtown when I was 24 and I THINK that's how long it's been since Neil has been gone. If you know who Neil is, you're a TRUE Barstool Chicago OG. 


PS - Eddie throwing Dan under the bus was hilarious too.