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Dave Portnoy Calls Brooks Koepka ‘Mentally Weak’

“The contentious chirp was elicited after Varney asked Portnoy about his upcoming charity golf match against Koepka.”

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Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy made an appearance on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Company on Monday morning to discuss a variety of topics.

During the show Portnoy and host Stuart Varney had a very transparent discussion about several recent breaking news stories that included the news that Barstool Sports had inked a sponsorship with the Arizona Bowl and the story that PENN National Gaming/Barstool Sports acquired theScore app last week for $2 billion in cash/stocks; however, Portnoy’s controversial comment that PGA golfer Brooks Koepka was “…mentally weak” stole the show and captured the headlines today.

The contentious chirp was elicited after Varney asked Portnoy about his upcoming charity golf match against Koepka. Portnoy confirmed the charity event by simply saying “yes”, which then prompted Varney to follow up by asking “Wait a second. He’s going to play left handed, right?” 

A wise man once said “some things are bigger than sports” and Portnoy’s response indicated that this charity golf match against Koepka was one of those things.

He began the chirp at Koepka by answering, “Correct. Well Stuart, I’m very confident in myself, but I know I can’t beat him if he’s playing as — I mean, he’s won a ton of majors. So I did win the U.S. Open, and let me clarify, they said I couldn’t beat the U.S. Open score with unlimited mulligan, which I did.

“So I declared myself champion. Brooks started chirping that I had terrible left-handed swing. Next thing I know, we have a $250,000 bet. The winner gets to choose the charity, and he plays lefty and I am a lefty”. 

The electric conversation continued with Portnoy saying “Now he may have been sandbagging me a little bit, but let me say this about Brooks Koepka and I hope people clip this, he’s mentally weak and I’m mentally strong. So golf, you know, golf for all those country club kids, they’re not used to people being in their kitchen, in their brain. So yes, Brooks Koepka against other soft golfers, we’ll see how he does when the pressure’s on”. 

Varney decided to add fuel to the fire by replying  “See — this is, this is Dave Portnoy at his best. He is mentally weak. Now there’s a headline that everybody’s going to grab hold of immediately, and you got a grudge match. Before you know where you are, it’s a grudge match”.  

Portnoy wrapped the topic up with a controversial, calculated, and cold-blooded statement. He simply said “Well, he is mentally weak”. 

It is clear that both men are battle tested with Portnoy battling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Koepka conflicting with rival golfer Bryson Dechambeau; but when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force at a charity golf tournament, then any outcome is possible.

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Barstool Sports Star Big Cat Launches Coffee Business

Barstool conducted a recent fan survey, and 80% of respondents said they drink coffee on a daily basis. Katz and the folks at Barstool listened, and so Stella Blue was born.

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A new direct-to-consumer product from the minds at Barstool Sports has hit store shelves – coffee. Stella Blue Coffee is a new brand launched by Pardon My Take co-host and Barstool Sports star Dan “Big Cat” Katz.

The name was inspired by Big Cat’s love of coffee and his love for his recue dog Stella.

Barstool conducted a recent fan survey, and 80% of respondents said they drink coffee on a daily basis. Katz and the folks at Barstool listened, and so Stella Blue was born.

The coffee will feature three different blends. Positive Vibes is the light roast, Big Cat Blend is the medium roast and Electric Avenue Dark Roast. The coffee is available in 12-ounce whole bean bags, 12-ounce ground bags and pods for Keurig lovers.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the coffee will go to PAWS Chicago, the largest no-kill humane organization in Dan’s hometown.

Stella Blue is the latest Barstool-backed and created DTC product to hit store shelves. The company has a record of previous success launching other products including flavored vodka, beer and hard seltzers.

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Barstool Sports Raising Money In Memory of Murdered Virginia Football Players

Barstool created a design featuring the phrase C’ville Strong above the cross swords used in Virginia’s athletic logo. The design also features the initials and numbers for the three murdered players.

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Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy has announced a fundraising campaign for the three Virginia football players murdered earlier this week.

In a tweet, Portnoy said 100% of proceeds from t-shirt sales will go to support the families of Lavel “Tyler” Davis Jr., Devin Chandler, and D’Sean Perry, who were all killed in an on-campus shooting earlier this week.

Two of the three football players killed were Barstool Athletes, a name, image, and likeness program started by the online outlet.

Barstool created a design featuring the phrase C’ville Strong above the cross swords used in Virginia’s athletic logo. The design also features the initials and numbers for the three murdered players.

Merchandise can be purchased here.

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Grant Wahl Details Run-In With Qatari Security At World Cup

“Picture is not allowed, sir,” the guard purportedly told Wahl. When he asked for clarification, the guard told him “Kindly delete it, sir”.

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CBS Sports soccer analyst Grant Wahl has detailed an issue he had with security as the 2022 World Cup prepares to take place in Qatar.

In an article posted on his Substack, Wahl claimed he took a picture of a sign in the media center that said “Now is All”. He shared after he took the photo, a security guard immediately walked over.

“Picture is not allowed, sir,” the guard purportedly told Wahl. When he asked for clarification, the guard told him “Kindly delete it, sir”.

The 2022 World Cup being held in Qatar has been viewed as controversial for a multitude of reasons, mostly centered around the country’s poor record on human rights. Other media members have shared their experiences with Qatari security, as a confrontation with a Danish television crew went viral earlier this week.

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