Update: I’m a idiot. This is apparently a joke going around on Reddit. I figured it wasn’t true, GO PRES GO!
Here is the post eitherway:
OK, I don’t know if this is true or not. But this is a bit ridiculous if so.
A longtime Barstool Sports fan took to Reddit this afternoon about meeting Dave Portnoy the founder of Barstool Sports (someone who I have looked up with since I was 12 years old) and according to the user meeting Dave wasn’t as you’d expect.
Yes, yesterday wasn’t the best day for him as he found out he was being sued over The Clown shirts and he’s been dealing with a cold but if this is true Pres has a lot of explaining to do.
I saw Portnoy at a pizza joint in Nantucket yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.
He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”
I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face.
I walked away and continued with my meal, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my lunch up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen upside downs in his hands without paying.
The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.”
At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.
When she took one of the pizzas and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.
Well… the way that was explained Dave is nothing short of an asshole. But is this true? There is two sides to every story.
Dave is a brick by brick guy who is constantly taking over the Internet and I’ve been watching Barstool grow since 2011 and I couldn’t imagine Dave being like this while meeting him…. especially with how active he is with his crowd during his pizza reviews. And almost every time you see a video of him he’s taking pictures with people or he is talking to strangers this just doesn’t all add up.
But you never know.
We will have to wait and see if Dave replies to this, hopefully he does. But if he doesn’t then that makes it seem like this was more than likely true.
Like I said though, I don’t know if this is true….
I’ve always enjoyed hearing stories about Dave, besides the one time when his former employee (Tex) was forced to shut down the podcast we recorded, other than that I’ve heard nothing but awesome stories about him from my podcast with Shaun Latham and my podcast with Big Ev, I will continue to be a Stoolie and watch his content because shit, it’s entertaining and funny.
Dave, is this true? Obviously now I know it’s not and the Reddit trolls got me.