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"Stop enabling Barstool's shit"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Neutral Corner, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Drew Magary at Deadspin goes after Barstool. I don't read either of them enough to know what the right of this is. I linked it because I don't often see this kind of straight up attack, and because it contains a lot of bile and pissyness. YMMV

    https://deadspin.com/stop-enabling-barstools-shit-1833092349
     
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "Barstool Sports, a site for boys who wanna grow up to be Donald Trump Jr. ..." is a hell of an opener ...
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The problem with Barstool is that what is fun and irreverant at 24-28 looks really lame at 35.
     
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  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sure that was satisfying to write, but you're enabling them by telling people to stop enabling them. Just pouring gasoline on their dumpster fire.
     
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  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He's not wrong, but that also described Deadspin for much of its history.
     
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  6. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Yawn
     
  7. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Deadspin is the wrong messenger and always will be. They're the place that employed Daulerio and Greg Howard, Magary's former boss and colleague. I'm no saint, but I'd have to bathe with a soul brush every morning if AJ Daulerio had been my boss.

    And Drew, JFC, he was a founder of Kissing Suzy Kolber -- a blog whose very title is predicated on the joke of unwanted male attention.

    Deadspin has definitely shifted its tenor in recent years, but they were still fertilized in crap. Don't get me wrong, I like Magary and I think he's funny. I also think a lot of what Barstool does is funny. Deadspin flinging shit at them is too rich by half.

    /crossthread
     
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  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Monetizing other people's content without their permission was Nick Denton's business model.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2019
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  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Interesting that NASCAR made Portnoy an honorary something or ogre at Daytona. As if we didn’t need another reason to hate NASCAR.
     
  10. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    Deadspin complaining about Barstool is like Creed accusing Nickelback of selling out.
     
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  11. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

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    "What'd I do?"
     
  12. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Well-Known Member

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