When I got hired by Barstool Sports in October of 2020, it took me a grand total of 24 hours to know I wanted to partner Barstool up with Hogs For the Cause.
When I lived in New Orleans from 2009-14, I used to go every year. How can you not support a world class BBQ & Music Fest that raises money for families fighting child cancer?!?!? It is a complete no brainer and it is also fun as hell. In 2021, the event raised a whopping 2.8 Million!
Last year, I was the MC of the event and introduced the bands on stage. Large and his wife Anne joined me down there in June and we had a huge time. This year, we are going a step further and entering a Barstool team for the 1st time…. Team Porknoy. We have a whopping 22 members ranging from Barstool employees to BBQ pitmasters to Southern media and characters. Dave Portnoy liked the idea and gave me a green light to run with it. One of my favorite things about working for Barstool is how we give back and support great causes. What's the point of having this huge platform and not using it to do some good in the world?
Thanks to Walk On’s Sports Bar & Bistreaux for sponsoring Team Porknoy. They just opened their 64th location in Las Vegas & there’s no shot we could do this without them!
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2022 Team Porknoy Members
Megan Makin Money
Mr. Makin Money
T-Bob Hebert (ESPN Baton Rouge)
Rivers Hughey (ESPN BR)
Bryan Bingham (Sunbird BBQ, Longview TX)
Don Nguyen (Khoi BBQ, Houston TX)
Tyler Harp (Harp BBQ KC)
David Bonner (Green Street Chicago)
The BBQ talent on this team is staggering. Bryan Bingham is the captain. We go back to my time in Shreveport hosting Mixin’ It Up when I used to pop over to see him in Longview, TX. He is incredibly talented as are all his friends on the team. The Khoi BBQ guys do Vietnamese BBQ fusion…. It is wild! I have high hopes for us in competition.
The event starts on Friday and will rage late into the night with huge parties at UNO Lakefront. The Barstool tent even has Iceman Special doing a latenight black light DJ set at 11pm!
Friday night we serve chicken wings and bacon…. Saturday is for the BBQ after smoking meats all night. Hogs also has a solid music lineup.
Tickets are going fast but there are still some available for Friday night and Saturday. Buy here. North Carolina, Duke, Kansas and Villanova fans come on out if you are looking for huge time in New Orleans Friday night! Who knows what Barstool personalities might show up?
We are over $10,000 now in donations online. Thanks to Stu Feiner, Brandon Walker & PFT Commenter for getting involved! Here's the link if you would like to donate. Even $5 helps as there is a lot of strength in numbers. If we get to $100,000 we will have a Walk On's Team Porknoy room in the new Hogs House in Baton Rouge where the families stay while children are being treated.
I will be out at UNO today and tomorrow setting up. Cannot wait to see all the Stoolies and the weather looks great for tomorrow night at least. Time to throw down in New Orleans!
Buy Team Porknoy shirts here. The money goes to our fundraising.