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  1. twabby

    twabby Registered User

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    It's not a false narrative, it's an objective fact. It doesn't matter if the CEO and CRO are women, the company promotes toxicity so at best these women are complicit. At worst, they are taking advantage of this toxic culture to cash in through publicity.

    https://deadspin.com/barstool-sports-editor-in-chief-calls-16-year-old-cheer-1821059645
    https://deadspin.com/barstool-radio-host-cant-resist-calling-17-year-old-oly-1822974775
    https://deadspin.com/barstool-employee-unhappy-about-being-filmed-in-the-sho-1822776835

    I'd rather not consume content from a company so devoid of decency.
     
  2. hb11xchamps

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    Have you even consumed any of their content or are you just basing this on articles from their competitors? Obviously Deadspin, who has a longstanding feud with Barstool, will write a hit piece on anything that Barstool does.

    The women that run the company are well respected, including their CRO being named part of the 25 most powerful women in sports by Forbes.

    Dave Portnoy is an asshat and a pig but that doesn’t mean the entire company is.
     
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    ESPN Cancels Barstool Sports Partnership After One Episode

    ESPN cut ties with them immediately after finding out what type of company they are. There are plenty of other articles from different sources detailing their transgressions if you’re unhappy with Deadspin (and you haven’t really refuted the claims of Deadspin either and there is plenty of audio to prove it).

    And just because two of their executives are women doesn’t mean their company doesn’t have a toxic masculinity problem. Not really sure why you’re defending them so vehemently. Maybe some of their content is good, I really don’t know. But I do know their company culture is regressive as **** and I want no part of supporting it, which is why I made my original comment on it being a cesspool.
     
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    You really think ESPN wouldn’t have done their homework before giving out a contract to them? It was the internal backlash from a bunch of their on air personalities for stupid comments made by Portnoy years ago and jealousy that the Pardon My Take guys were getting a show before others in house.

    I’m not defending Barstool as a whole, I’m defending some of their content that clearly you haven’t listened to. Pardon My Take is a damn good podcast to listen to. They get athletes from across all sports to open up to them and give some great interviews (see Landon Donovan, Bill Walton, Lane Johnson, Johnny Manziel, and most recently Denny Hamlin). Their Spittin Chicklets podcast isn’t as great as PMT but it’s still a fun listen when they have old players on to tell stories. Mike Commodore and Biz have told great stories about what goes on inside locker rooms and outside their playing lives.

    It’s like I said before, you have to weed through the content to find the good stuff
     
  5. AlexBrovechkin8

    AlexBrovechkin8 Better luck next year

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    Normally agree with you on these types of things but not so much here. Barstool has some dopes that say dumb things (they've been a company for 15 years, so of course they do) but they're more or less harmless. They're typically recipients of exactly what you're doing, actually, and that is people cherry-picking isolated incidents -- typically from the past -- to paint it as a regressive cesspool. They're certainly not for everyone but there are far worse companies out there. In fact, I'd argue that ESPN is/has been more of a toxic workplace for women than Barstool. There are dozens and dozens of reports of female personalities being sexually harassed at ESPN and countless more reports of ESPN female talent (or potential) talent being told they'd have to use their sexuality to advance their careers.

    Barstool is what it is. People can take it or leave it. What I hate is holier-than-thou companies/people who talk the talk but don't walk the walk.
     
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    Agreed with your comments on ESPN. They certainly should get just as much if not more **** than Barstool over their corporate culture.
     
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    Finally going to see Black Panther tonight. It better live up to the hype that has been set by all the reviews and the 97%! rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Usually don't judge off of the Rotten Tomatoes rating (It always pops up in the Fandango app) but I've rarely seen main stream movies get that high
     
  8. calicapsfan

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    I thought it was fantastic, for whatever that's worth.
     
  9. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Enjoyable movie....a little long, but MB Jordan was awesome. Last 30 mins was great.
     
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    Agree it was a little long but I kept trying to figure out where/what could have been cut and couldn't come up with a good answer.
     
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    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Same....usually I can figure out 15 mins easily.
     
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    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Nice to see Tiger headed in the right direction.
     
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    Black Panther was what I expected and then some. One of Marvel's best "origin story" movies to date and arguably their best. It's one of the few movies that I've gone to in the past few years where I didn't realize that I was there for over 2 hours.

    Even more excited for Avengers Infinity War now
     
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    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Annihilation was really good.
     
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    Enjoy

     
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    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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  17. Eazy for Kuzy

    Eazy for Kuzy Forever a Caps fan

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    Your boy Eazy for Kuzy is moving out of his parent's house this summer. I'm moving to Toronto for work, and in the same process, I'll be jumping on the Leafs bandwagon. So long Caps fans! ;)
     
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  18. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    L0ve Toronto.....in the summer...congrats. Big move!
     
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    Eazy for Kuzy Forever a Caps fan

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    Nervous and excited at the same time, but it's the best move for my career and my future. Over/under 6 months for the Leafs homers to drive me nuts when talking about hockey? :sarcasm: :laugh:
     
  20. AlexBrovechkin8

    AlexBrovechkin8 Better luck next year

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    Under. I'll give it a month. Also, congrats. Toronto is super cool. Very pricey but very fun.
     
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    Eazy for Kuzy Forever a Caps fan

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    They offered me a good salary for a starting position in engineering. I wouldn't have made the move otherwise :)

    Toronto seems like a fun city for a young guy like me, and it's still close enough to Montreal that I can travel back during a long week-end.

    I'm moving to the suburbs, in Mississauga.
     
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    AlexBrovechkin8 Better luck next year

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    Don't know anything about the 'burbs... when I worked in finance all my clients were downtown so I stayed at the InterContinental right next to the ACC. I loved traveling there.
     
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    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    I always stay at the Hilton downtown...awesome rooftop pool if it's warm, great location.
     
  24. calicapsfan

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    Congrats! Great city (though I'm partial to Montreal my own self). You'll have a blast.
     
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    I’m glad there isn’t snow with this wind. Good grief!
     
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