Francis Ellis Ranked THIS GUY As The Funniest Person At Barstool Sports
I'll nip it in the bud now; I disagree with Francis. The honor of the title "funniest person at Barstool" belongs to none other than Jeff Nadu
Nevertheless, the Barstool Chicago office made a pilgrimage to New York City last week. It was a business trip; we were tasked with entertaining the masses on a live stream for Bears vs. Commies in what was undoubtedly the most enthralling NFL game of the season thus far. In the midst of all that, I met two people I had yet to meet in person, Uncle Chaps and Francis.
It was great meeting Uncle Chaps. I don't know how we hadn't yet to met in person, even though we've been internet friends and coworkers for years now, but it was excellent seeing him in spite of his new mustache that makes him look a little too much like Carl. I'm excited for him to move to Chicago, as we discussed starting a video series where we will have smoking competitions between the two of us on NFL Sundays and what have you.
I also met Francis. Truthfully, I didn't know what to expect of Francis. Didn't know too much about the cat. All I knew about Francis was that he's a Harvard grad that got fired for making fun of a dead chick or something. I didn't care too much about the latter, as I've fucked up on the internet many times. I would be a hypocrite if I judged him for that. But I don't have a lot of experience with Harvard grads or people that possess "fuck you" money, so I automatically assumed him and I would be so diametrically opposed to each other in every way and that we wouldn't have much to talk about.
And that, my friends, is why we have the snake drafts. It forces people to have uncomfortable conversations.
Now typically for the snake drafts, we sit in the same order. Ed decided he didn't want to do that for whatever reason today and since what Ed says goes 100% of the time even if it doesn't make sense. That worked this week, however; it forced myself and Francis to have a meeting of minds. He schooled me on the following:
- that having a screened in porch is a sign of status in the northeast (?)
- that pit bulls are all predisposed to want to kill everything in their paths
- that Beluga whales lay eggs
- that red heads do, in fact, have souls
Etc. etc. etc.
It was a trip and I learned a TON about the finer things. By the end of the episode I felt like I owed Francis an apology; just because he's not as well-rounded as me doesn't make him a bad person, it just makes him a different person, and different isn't bad. It's the opposite. I'm looking forward to working with Francis on a more consistent level should he decide to take the plunge and move to Chicago with the other misfits that are moving west.
In the meantime, the Finer Things draft with Francis is LIVE! It was a great one and needless to say I won. Per usual. Check it out: