Spurned by ESPN, Barstool Sports Is Staying on Offense

There exists a swarm of angry sports fans who maintain that they do not want to talk about Colin Kaepernick or the national anthem, and Barstool has cleared a space for them to gather and talk, mostly, about just how much they don’t want to talk about politics. They claim to be an overlooked majority — the vast market inefficiency that will richly reward anyone who will let them watch their games, memes and funny videos without having to feel bad about themselves. Barstool is their safe space.

Remote Control

On the immense power of ESPN.

  1. Part 1: The Mechanics of Influence

    How ESPN dictates the college football schedule.

  2. Part 2: Anytime, Anywhere

    How ESPN turned Louisville into a powerhouse.

  3. Part 3: Protecting the Empire

    How ESPN, which earns more than four times what any other cable channel does in subscriber fees, fights in Washington to preserve its “beautiful business model.”