Top 50 of 2017
Original Post Date: September 14, 2017
Above is the Barstool Sports “State Of The Union” from September 3, 2003. Dave wrote it a year after he began….nope, check that…Dave wrote a “State Of The Union” one WEEK after launching his free newspaper. Low key the most preposterous thing he’s ever done. He probably had 3 readers at the time, but felt it was important enough to address them, and then sign off as “publisher”. Simply amazing. But now, 14 years later, we can officially say we have been in our
fancy decent enough Barstool Sports headquarters for a year now. Oh how time flies. There have been tons of ups and downs, an endless amounts of sweat, piss, vomit, and male nudity, and countless body bags handed out, spelling mistakes, and Twitter fights (and Boom Offs) with haters and losers, of which there are many. But despite all that, we survived a year in HQ, opened a 2nd floor, and keep on growing by the day.
So in order to
be as self serving as possible and to get the maximum amount of RTs, fully recognize our first year at HQ, I present the Barstool Sports “40 Under 40″ list. The 40 people under the age of 40 at Barstool Sports who keep the rocket ship flying towards the moon, and the pirate ship blasting Ball Don’t Lie shirts at our enemies. The factors included were “is the person under 40?” and “does this person work at Barstool Sports”? So I present, in no order (wink, wink), the 40 Under 40.
Milmore is the man. He could possibly be the most talented guy at Barstool and doesn’t give a fuckkkkkkk if anyone knows it. He comes in (sometimes), puts his head down, and gets to work. He makes all sorts of gifs, graphics, and cartoons for all of our various shows, from podcasts like Pardon My Take to the new smash hit success Barstool Tailgate Show. And of course his weekly Barstool Short where he satirizes and roasts the entire office. Milmore is a superstar behind the scenes, and everyone should know it.
Your boy KFC is a legend. He’s been with Barstool for forever, and launched his first podcast when CD players were still around. This dude LOVES podcasts. Like I wish I loved anything as much as Kevin loves doing podcasts, and he’s really fucking good at them. I’m pretty sure he has like 7 podcasts going right now. And the radio show. And the Rundown. And his daily videos. And he still blogs. *deep breath* and he has a gaggle of children to take care of….and a house that floods if you trip over the couch and spill your cup of water. He is the most hateful motherfucker alive, and will go to war against anyone and everyone. Just please stop suing him. Please.
Big Cat, PFT, and Hank
Maybe you’ve heard of these guys? Host a little show called “Pardon My Take”. Ever heard of it? Since they launched the podcast a little over a year ago, it has quickly become the biggest podcast known to man. And it’s because Dan “Big Cat” Cat, P “PFT Commenter” FT Commenter, and Hank “Hank” Hank will do quite literally anything for content, including pissing themselves, shoving chili down their adult diapers, and chugging milk until they puke. The podcast makes Barstool a shit ton of money, so that’s really cool too. Individually, Big Cat is still one of the funniest bloggers on the internet, PFT bends minds every Monday with his MMBM, and Hank does a ton of video work and social media, insuring the podcast stays on top.
John H Feitelberg
John H Feitelberg is a national treasure. The pride of (insert small fishing town here) Massachusetts, there’s not one thing that is off limits with this guy (see: New Orleans, hot tub). He is a dedicated Tom Brady fan, condom salesman, and can beat the shit out of you with a pillow at a moment’s notice. One half of the wildly successful KFC Radio podcast, he will keep you laughing until he inevitably loses all of his teeth from dipping.
Trent And Riggs, The Boondoggle Boys
If there’s a vacation to be had, the Boondoggle Boys will be there to take it, all in the name of content. Hey, those golf courses aren’t just going to sit there and play themselves. In between lavish vacations, Trent and Riggs also host the biggest golf podcast known to man, ForePlay, which is a funny play on words. Get it? Like sex? Together they are a great team, and separate you can always count on a warm smile from Trent and a reminder from Riggs that he played hockey at Harvard. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Clem (above, right) is the Lovable Latvian we never knew we always needed until he came into our lives. He’s the office uncle- he will be there for a word of advice, a friendly suggestion, or to eat candy with you behind everyone else’s back. When he’s not snackin’ off or cohosting the Podfathers Podcast, which is an incredible listen even if you don’t have children that you resent, he’s in Latvia stalking Kristaps Porzingis…quite literally. Find someone with a bad word to say about Clem and I will hit that person over the head with a tack hammer.
Editor in Chief Keith “KMarko” Marko
Is he a statue?
Or maybe a cat?
Wrong! He’s a man!
And a dang great one at that! Editor in Chief KMarko is the force that keeps the blog in motion, while still finding time to blog about millennials in between. While he prefers not to be on camera, he was the host of the inaugural Barstool Idol, where he got rave reviews.
Young Percviews & His Intern Dana
Instead of staying in the porn industry and getting powerbombed left and right, YP came to Barstool to head up “Stool Scenes”, a critically acclaimed video series where he films the office and then takes as much out of context as possible in order to cause as much controversy as he can. YP has never met a camera he didn’t want to be in front of, which is ironic because his job is literally to be behind one, but that’s never stopped him from talking over everything that he’s filming. He is assisted by his intern Dana, who works hard on editing all day, all night. I will not write that his sister is trying to fuck El Pres because that is not important.
Some call him a rising star. Some call him the No Flinch Kid. But most just call him Octagon Bob. After coming to Barstool to produce Fore Play as a wee 18 year old lad, he quickly started making his own content, turning heads and cracking skulls until he landed a full time gig. He now hosts From The Top Rope, a wrestling podcast, while blogging about MMA, wrestling, and Star Wars, if he can find time to do so between fucking all the super models.
Chicks In The Office
Chicks! Yeah, we have a couple of them, nbd, just a progressive company doing progressive company things. Ria and Fran recently debuted “Chicks In The Office” and their videos regularly get 100s of thousands of views. Is that good? It seems good. Ria was featured prominently in last season’s “Larry’s Picks” with the PMT boys, and Fran is also the co-owner of the Spider Monkeys fantasy football team, and is the sole reason we are 1-0 on the year.
Caleb wears many hats in the office, which is unfortunate because he has incredible hair. Besides his top ranked podcast “Young And Happy”, he can be found saying dozens of words daily on Barstool Radio, and now can also be seen on the weekly Snapchat show “5th Year”. When he blogs, they are hilarious and well worth the 6 months in between.
I think I love Rone more than I love my own family. There’s nothing he can’t do. His “Dis Week” raps are the most incredible things I’ve ever heard. I can listen 5 times and still find a new play on words that I didn’t notice before. When he is on radio he is a natural, and his man on the street videos, often with the aforementioned Caleb, are always A+. The best thing is Rone is a world champion battle rapper, but will never say a mean word about anyone. Easily the most positive guy in the office day in and day out. Rone is legit the best.
Smitty is a hardo. Not in the “ha ha, what a wacky character” way, but a real life, all encompassing hardo. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. When he’s not selling pasta or drunk texting his boss “Jew!” at 3 in the morning, he can be seen on Twitter doing hardo things or on the site making hardo videos. Did you know he drinks? He also likes the Eagles.
Super Producer BC
You know how in history there is always one person who isn’t talked much about, but that pereson turns out to be the reason something ginormous happened? That’s Super Producer BC for Barstool Sports. He was the driving force behind bringing podcasts and other multimedias to Barstool, and still is today. He works tirelessly on a ton of the podcasts and is continually coming up with new ideas for shows and videos. BC is the man.
Let me tell you a thing about Beardo- nothing about him makes sense. First of all, he doesn’t have a beard. Second of all, he used to do NYC Smokeshows of the Day. That’s how he got involved. He did his day job, and then posted smokeshows on Barstool NYC. And now what is Beardo doing? He’s running meeting with the big whigs from the Chernin Group. Seriously. We had an all hands meeting a couple weeks ago, and BEARDO was leading it. What an amazing trajectory to the top. It’d be like if tomorrow one of the 30 interns who used to sit in the recliners and do nothing set up shop in Erika’s office. Fuckin’ Beardo, man.
Frankie the Pizza Maker
Young Frankie the Pizza Maker. Bright eyed and bushy tailed. Hoodie and jeans. Blue Collar Borrelli. A real grinder’s grinder. Went home on weekends to help with the ol’ family pizza shop. Frankie came in to Barstool for intern interviews, and left with a full time gig as Dave’s right hand man. His main jobs now are to film pizza reviews and produce Barstool Radio, as well as do whatever Dave needs done.
Old Frankie can’t come to the phone because Old Frankie is DEAD. New Frankie GQ struts around the office like he owns the place. He wore a neon shirt on Tuesday, and wore some paint-splattered hot shot shirt yesterday. A lot different from the days of yonder he used to wear an Islanders tshirt 4 times a week. I love New Frankie, it’s a solid rebrand for the pizza maker.
To be honest, I haven’t a clue what his job is. His name is also Sales Guy but he doesn’t do sales. I know he does something with Instagram, but I can’t really pinpoint it. What I do know is Gaz knows where every body is buried, and when the FBI comes for us, he’s the first person they’re going to waterboard. Irreplaceable.
Pat McAfee and His Savages
I love McAfee. He walked away from an NFL contract worth millions of dollars to become a podcaster for Barstool with his best friends. He opened a fantasy factory out in Indy to work from, and is easily one of my favorite people I’ve ever met. His group of savages are equally wonderful. When he’s not podcasting, he’s also part of the new Barstool Tailgate Show and gets tons of RTs for breaking down a punt
Coley, Tyler, and the Social Media Crew
Coley (right) and Tyler (middle) are the new Dudley Boys. People forget, but Tyler is black, not that it matters but I’m just saying but not because I need to. They do the Mickstape Podcast together by day, and run the Barstool Sports Twitter page by night. Some rival companies of ours have something like 50 people to run their social pages, and they SUCK. Coley and Tyler, as well as Marina, dominate the rest of the internet with our Twitter. They might do the Insta too. Or that might be Gaz. Who knows. Also Devlin does Instagram stories, and he’s fucking funny as hell. And I think a few other people chime in here and there as well. Regardless, our social team is awesome.
Handsome. Irresistible. Fantastic poker player. Has a Roth IRA. Simply put, Barstool Nate, whose real name is Eric, is the full package. He is a fantastic blogger who possesses a wonderful way with words, and can often be found on Barstool Radio doing a terrible job defending his very correct points. He is a big fan of Fantasy Labs, your one stop shop for all things daily fantasy sports.
Lightswitch Lou and the Sales Peeps
Lightswitch Lou is a MANIAC and nobody would have it any other way. Who works harder than Lou? Nobody. When you’re sleeping, he’s working. When you’re working, he’s working even harder than you could even dream of working. Plus he’s gambling every step of the way. If there’s a soccer game in Tibet, Lou has money on it. Him and his team of sales guys and gals (including and especially Kelly) keep the lights on so the bloggers can do their magic.
Resnick and the Other 2nd Floor Nerds
Resnick is the CFO of this company. What that means is he decides when we can spend money, and if he had it his way, it would be literally never. But apparently “how a company makes money” is by “not wasting it”. Weird concept, but I guess it’s working so far. Speaking of that, Erika said Barstool can pay for my company-wide birthday party at Olive Garden. See ya there! But I digress, Resnick and his nerd army down on the 2nd floor all work hard to make sure everything is running as smoothly as possible, there’s no moon without them.
A gentleman never asks the age of a lady, so I have to assume CEO Erika Nardini (middle) is somewhere between 23 and 28. And if Barstool Sports is flying to the moon, the Nard Dog is the pilot of the rocketship. All she does is work. Meetings on meetings on meetings. I saw her yell at someone on the phone once and I gasped in fear. Pretty sure they stroked us a check for 5 million dollars right after that phone call. Even though she sometimes texts people after 5pm, Nardini has done incredible work in such a short time, including securing deals with Comedy Central, Sirius XM, Facebook, Twitter, MLB, and countless other networks and advertisers. She’s the GOAT.
Ebony is our security guard. She is always posted up with a taser in her hand, ready to handle any wackadoos that make their way in off the street. She always greets you with a smile, is willing to help with whatever you need, and will literally murder a person for you. Plus she gives us street cred.
I know I’ve said a bunch of nice stuff about people, but there aren’t enough good words to say about Chaps. He’s probably my favorite blogger besides myself on the Internet. Everything he writes is laugh out loud funny. He crushes it on Podfathers, and his military podcast Zero Blog Thirty with Captain Cons is in my weekly rotation. And it ain’t easy to get in my weekly rotation. Chaps’ Twitter game is second to none, and overall, he’s just a delight.
Holy shit, how many talented people work at this fucking company? I’ve been writing this blog for hours now, thought I was almost done, and just got to Donnie? He’s one of the funniest people on the PLANET, nevermind at Barstool. When I watch his videos from China, like “Woah That’s Weird” when he eats all the weird shit, I’m astonished he’s not a mega star.
Jared Carrabis, Dallas Braden, and Their Cast of Characters
I’ve been asking Jared to move to NYC since we first moved in here, and at long last, he finally did. Even though he’s only 14 years old, he’s already established himself as one of the top baseball writers on the internet. He now has his very own show “Starting 9″, where he discusses what Chris Sale had for lunch, what Chris Sale had for dinner, and what Chris Sale’s hair smells like.
Carrabis (pronounced Care-a-bis) is joined by Dallas Braden, who once threw a perfect game in the big leagues (people forget that) and is now a full time employee at Barstool Sports,
producer the Jay Hay Kid, and Brian Wilson, who used to have a beard but now doesn’t. Jared also co-hosts Off The Top Rope with Robbie Fox, and does a million radio hits in the Boston area. And he lifts. Bro.
Tex and the Viceroys
Tex is such an enigma. Some days he’s deep in his Tex character and unflappable, other days he’s light hearted and a jokester. I don’t even think he knows which Tex he will be on any given day. Despite that, he runs the Barstool college Viceroy program, where he oversees almost 300 Twitter accounts for universities across the country. He also now has multiple cronies in the office, working directly under him. Like…Tex is literally these peoples boss. It’s insane. But that’s Tex life.
All Biz Pete and Andrew
A reformed Nazi, All Biz Pete is commonly referred to as the most important behind the scenes guy at Barstool. He does all the tech stuff, both audio, video, Facebook Live, podcasts, lighting, Rough n Rowdy, Super Bowl…you name it, Biz does it. When the people hired to do a good job end up doing a bad job, Pete is brought in to make it work again. And his 2nd in command Andrew makes sure everything goes off without a hitch. That being said, maybe we should have more than 2 tech guys? Nah, Biz and Andrew got this shit under control.
Loud Sean, John Kelly and Budha Ben
Our three video guys: Loud Sean, best known from the disastrous basketball game against…someone, John Kelly who produces and edits most of Francis’ videos, and Budha Ben who produces Young And Happy and films/edits a ton of videos. Most all of the video content that goes up on Barstool goes through 1 of the 3 of them first. They lead a team that includes Tom, Colby, and others to make sure all video content including stuff that goes on Facebook is edited and good to go.
Zah the African Midget
Not only is Zah black, but a midget too! Checking all sorts of boxes with him. Straight from Zimbabwe as well. Though at 27 years old he’s a full decade older than most #GoPresGo guys, his small stature more than makes up for it. I’m not positive what Zah actually does all day besides call for Smitty to get fired, but he’s part of the Portnoy Posse, and being Dave’s personal ironer sounds like a decent enough gig.
Office Manager Brett
This Ellen Degeneres ass looking guy. OMB has the most thankless job in the office. It probably doesn’t help he was hired without ever managing an office before, but that’s neither here nor there. When he’s not making sure we never have enough water in the office, he is booking flights, hotel rooms, setting up meetings, and promoting himself to COO. Brett does most things right, but man, we really need more bottled water in here.
Shea and Keegan Clancy
The two youngest full time employees besides Robbie Fox, Shea and Keegan Clancy are tour de forces in the blog world. When they aren’t shitting all over themselves and making their papa’s life a living hell, they…well I guess they are always shitting and making Kevin’s life a living hell. But Shea and Keegs have won the hearts of all of Stoolie Nation, and it’s kinda awesome how much cooler KFC’s kids are than him.
All The Writers Who Keep The SPORTS In Barstool SPORTS/Gay Pat, Glenny Balls, and the Part Time Posse
The best bit going is every time we do a blog that isn’t directly related to sports, someone, without fail on Twitter, will reply un-ironically “I thought this was Barstool SPORTS”. Well, shout out to all the writers who are keeping the SPORTS in Barstool SPORTS. Banks, RDT, Rear Ads, Greenie, Jordie, Hubbs, JJ,etc etc etc (sorry Old Balls, you’re too old for this list). The sports writers also keep our site pure- it’s straight up fans writing about their teams, and often it’s much better stuff than you can get from “real” journalists. And at the same time, shout out to the homies like Gay Pat and Glenny Balls who do videos and blogs outside of the sports realm. And big shout out to Captain Cons for holding it down with Chaps on Zero Blog Thirty and providing unlimited amounts of grit to our intramural sports teams.
Jeff and the Tech Nerds
We have a gaggle of tech nerds who do coding, programing, interface, App stuff, design stuff, and other nerd stuff that I haven’t a clue about. We probably need 100 more of them, but Jeff and his nerds work 24/7 trying to make sure our website only crashes once a month instead of once a day.