Dave Portnoy is the mastermind behind the company Barstool Sports, and Gord Miller is a hockey announcer from what I know. I never heard of Mr. Miller until last night.
That’s when Miller decided to attack Barstool Sports. Miller denied going on the very popular hockey podcast Spittin’ Chiclets publicly although it’s unknown if he was actually invited. Miller started calling them just about everything that you could think of and most of the stuff you’ve probably heard already.
My problem with Barstool is the history of unapologetic misogyny, racism, xenophobia and the repeated condoning of non-consensual sex. If not wanting to associate with that makes me part of “cancel culture”, or constitutes “virtue signalling” or being “woke”, I’m OK with that.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 17, 2021
As a public service, here are some alternative definitions of those terms, which are often used/misused in the public sphere:— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 17, 2021
“Virtue Signalling”: using one’s public platform (no matter how large or small) to set an example for others, and following through on that example in one’s own life.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 17, 2021
And so no, I won’t “stick to sports” or “stay in my lane.” Sports is part of my life but not all of it, and the road I’m on has many, many lanes.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 17, 2021
Right away Dave Portnoy was upset about all of this. You’re going to attack Portnoy? Well you better expect for him to put up a fight.
Nobody should ever be afraid to publicly speak their mind. But when you do I’d suggest doing actual research before slandering an entire company with blatant lies.— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 17, 2021
Now comes the part where our fans become the bad guys because
they defend us from being called Nazis. https://t.co/DrQLGQW7RJ
I know people say I should ignore guys like @GMillerTSN But I’ll never be able to do that. Barstool is 20 years of my life’s work. I’m proud of it. I’m proud of our fans. He attacked everything I’m about. If you don’t fight back against that what do you fight back against?— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 17, 2021
Then he decided to start a meme-war! Barstool has an employee VinDog who makes homemade live memes. VinDog was sent after Miller.
Vindog! https://t.co/ntbJASHtZr— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 17, 2021
Okay maybe this one was too far https://t.co/lk9GIugXho— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 17, 2021
Sadly VinDog was banned from tweeting after this:
Now? Miller is playing the victim card.
Portnoy explained everything that happened here:
After all of this Dave Portnoy decided to DM him and ask him to have a sit down with him. And talk about his accusations against Barstool and Portnoy.
Just tried to dm you @GMillerTSN Let’s do this. Im ready whenever you are.— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 17, 2021
This is my dream. To get a blue checkmark in the ring with me to talk about their accusations. @GMillerTSN Let’s have a civil discussion. Let’s do it.— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 17, 2021
Will Miller except Portnoy’s offer? Doubtful. That’s normally what scumbag losers do. They talk, talk, talk but don’t want to back it up!
Has Barstool missed some jokes in the past? Yes. Has Barstool hit on majority of jokes? Yes. Barstool tries to make light of certain situations, constantly gives back, and to say they’re racist, sexist, they have one of the diverse teams in all of media!