Home » Sport

ESPN ends Barstool partnership after one show amid misogyny claims

27 October, 2017, 01:04 | Author: Lamar Ellis
  • Sam Ponder

Jenn Sterger, mostly known for exposing Brett Favre for sending her unsolicited pics years ago, took to Twitter and told a story of how high ranking ESPN executives sexually harassed her and using the same type of language that Barstool Sports uses as they try and distance themselves from them after they signed them on to do a show on ESPN2.

In the days leading up to the show's debut, National Football League reporter Sam Ponder expressed her "disappointment" in ESPN's decision to bring on Barstool personalities onto the network, citing the website's past history of misogyny.

Barstool - and the two talents involved in "Van Talk", Dan "Big Cat" Katz and PFT Commenter - are what they are.

Hosted by PFT Commenter and Barstool Big Cat, the show has already been canceled in a surprising move announced by ESPN on Monday.

She said on one occassion, when she was 23, ESPN employees told her to join the team at a club following her interview.

Kid Rock tells Howard Stern he's not running for Senate
That includes being booed by the crowd at the Detroit Pistons home opener, while the area's other music star, Eminem, was cheered. That's according to an interview Tuesday morning on Howard Stern's radio show, reported by our sister station, WXYZ in Detroit .

What happens next for PFT Commenter and Big Cat remains to be seen, but they'll no longer host the ESPN show.

Later in the episode, "SportsCenter" anchor Scott Van Pelt visited the Barstool van to talk up the evolution of ESPN's content strategy and the run of bad beats he's been contending with in his weekly National Football League picks. Thank you tall the Award Winning Listeners/Watchers for supporting us, and thank you to all the great people who worked alongside us at ESPN and Embassy Row.

"Although we are heartbroken, Pardon My Take will continue to get bigger and stronger every single day", the personalities said.

The debut episode of "Barstool Van Talk", which aired at 1 a.m. ET, drew a.05 overnight rating and 88,000 viewers. In keeping with the frat-boy ethos that informs Barstool, Portnoy informs an absent Ponder that her on-air position calls for her to "sex it up and be slutty and not be some prude fucking jerk who everybody hates".

Portnoy ended his speech by hinting that Barstool could add some subscription model in the future "because we're willing to sacrifice outside pressures which will dictate what you do to keep our content real". "That's why ESPN had to turn to us", Portnoy said. "I had to watch as my male coworkers got lap-dances from girls while they teased me about how I was uncomfortable and didn't want to participate". I don't take back the rift. "Welcome to the ESPN family @BarstoolBigCat (& welcome to all ur minions who will respond to this so kindly)", wrote Ponder, along with a screenshot from a 2014 Barstool blog telling the presenter to "fuck yourself" after she wrote about the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal. The Barstool Sports site draws north of 6 million unique visitors per month, while its official Twitter account has 942,000 followers.

Recommended:



Popular

Cam Newton abruptly leaves weekly press conference
He abruptly left the podium during a press conference in 2016 after a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl 50. Cam and the Panthers , 4-3, will take on the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay this Sunday.

Upset by anthem protests, St
While it's unclear how the league could allow Kaepernick back into the NFL while he has a collusion case filed against them. Kaepernick's campaign began previous year , but reached a fever pitch when President Trump weighed in recently on Twitter.

Brother of Vegas shooter is arrested for child pornography
Bruce's brother Stephen killed at least 58 people and injured several hundreds on the night of Oct 1 in Las Vegas . Unlike some other mass killers, Mr Paddock did not leave behind a note, manifesto or video explaining his actions.

How The Kardashians Will Spilt Their $150 million E! Revenue
Kim is already mom to daughter North and son Saint and is expecting a third child via surrogate. Meanwhile, Kris previously admitted she wishes her life was "a little more private" sometimes.

Ex-FBI chief confirms 'secret' account — Comey on Twitter
All six of the tweets Comey has written since he joined Twitter in February 2014 include photos-most of which are scenic. Comey confirmed it on Monday by tweeting a picture of himself standing on a road staring into the distance.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans e-cigarettes in New York City
Some states have banned vaping only in specific facilities like government offices and schools. This is not the first time the Empire State has snuffed out tobacco products.

Voda, Micromax launch 4G phone at effective price of Rs 999
Just like BSNL, Vodafone IN has partnered with Micromax India to offer an affordable smartphone with carrier tie-up. Having said that, this offer from Micromax and Vodafone also works similar to the Airtel and Karbonn smartphone .

TOWIE's Gemma takes epic fall on stage
Now Gemma says she's considering legal action against the BBC as she alleges that she wasn't told not to move to the right. Speaking to The Sun , the 35-year-old (pictured below before the incident) said: 'I've got to consult a lawyer, yeah.

Some of our gas stations have the second-lowest prices in IL
Wholesale prices in the Great Lakes are 20 cents higher than along the Gulf Coast, where they are lowest, DeHaan said. Never has that been more evident than with hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Eric Bledsoe sent home, unlikely to play for Suns again, per GM
The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Earl Watson just three games in to the National Basketball Association season. Watson was promoted from assistant to interim coach of the Suns after Jeff Hornacek was sacked February 1, 2016.