David Scott Portnoy born March 22, 1977 is an internet celebrity, blogger, and the founder of Barstool Sports, a sports and pop culture blog.

He founded Barstool Sports, a website and podcast network that covers professional and college sports, as well as entertainment and lifestyle topics.

Portnoy started Barstool in 2003 while he was a student at University of Michigan, and the site has grown into one of the most popular online destinations for young men.

Barstool Sports has been criticized for its often crude and sexist content, but Portnoy has defended it as “irreverent and un-PC humor.”

Despite the controversy, Barstool Sports has attracted a devoted following among young men, and has been estimated to be worth more than $100 million.

Over the course of two transactions, he sold parts of Barstool. In 2016, he sold a majority stake to The Chernin Group for the first time. Penn Gaming paid $163 million to the founders for a 36 percent stake in the company in January 2020.

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Best Dave Portnoy Quotes

That’s the thing about New York, the streets of New York are crazy! ~ Dave Portnoy.

You judge a pizza place on their cheese slice. ~ Dave Portnoy.

I figured I should have a website because that’s what everybody was doing. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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I’d say we represent the silent majority. ~ Dave Portnoy.

We don’t take ourselves very seriously and view working at Barstool Sports as a way to avoid becoming slaves to cubicle life. ~ Dave Portnoy.

We’re sick of other people saying what other people should laugh at. ~ Dave Portnoy.

We will not bow down to the winds of PC culture whichever way they may blow. ~ Dave Portnoy.

I always wanted to find something that I could wake up and not hate doing. Hating your job was probably my nightmare scenario. ~ Dave Portnoy.

People know I’m a Jake Paul guy. I respect people who take over the Internet, and this guy has got maybe more haters than I do, which I also love. ~ Dave Portnoy.

All-Patriot fans despise Goodell. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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We have a long history of our reputation speaking for itself. ~ Dave Portnoy.

I like seeing Roger Goodell squirm. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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It’s strange: There are feminists who like Barstool and then feminists who hate Barstool. ~ Dave Portnoy.

If we sell a T-shirt, that probably means we thought it was a huge event that resonated with our crowd. ~ Dave Portnoy.

The people at Barstool Sports are a bunch of average Joes, who like most guys love sports, gambling, golfing and chasing short skirts. ~ Dave Portnoy.

I don’t know how anyone lives in Miami. Because no one goes to sleep. ~ Dave Portnoy.

There is always a line that can’t be crossed. Anything that is said or written from a place of hate will never be acceptable behavior at Barstool. ~ Dave Portnoy.

We really want Barstool Sports to be a brand that means something. It doesn’t just have to be myself… you see the logo, that bar stool and the stars around it, and you know you’re getting a certain type of vibe, a certain type of brand. ~ Dave Portnoy.
There’s so much PC police. There’s so much, ‘You can’t do this, you can’t do that.’ We’re the exact opposite. ~ Dave Portnoy.

We’re a comedy site and have made fun of every single race, religion, creed, and gender. We’ve made fun of it equally. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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I’ll speak to anybody, anytime, anyplace. ~ Dave Portnoy.

We have this fanatical fan base that wants to see us succeed, and so they get it. They get that to get the free content and all of the things we’re doing – whether it be the blog, the podcasts, whatever – we need money. We need advertising. If you want us to go hire Michael Rapaport, well guess what, we need revenue to do that. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Popular Dave Portnoy Quotes

I love Boston, but it’s a smaller city for the personalities and video and the other stuff we want to incorporate. ~ Dave Portnoy.

We make it very clear, we don’t want our fans to say over-the-line things. But if someone is saying, ‘I can’t wait for Dave Portnoy to go out of business,’ I don’t care if our fans say, ‘You’re the worst. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Unless you’re getting a dollar slice, there’s no real money difference between a chain and your local pizzeria. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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The first time I used ‘Viva La Stool,’ I was just bragging about something. People grabbed it, and it went viral organically. ~ Dave Portnoy.

I feel like I see more and more Neapolitan style, that I call ‘fancy pizza’ – that’s not my cup of tea; I think it all tastes the same. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Our readers get what we do, and I don’t think about what it’s going to look like to the outside world. I don’t really care. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Ad revenue is important, but we want to be self-sustaining. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Interesting Dave Portnoy Quotes

I like coal-fired. I’m definitely, generally, always a coal-fired guy. Crispy, don’t do a ton of sauce, but kind of a well-done, coal-fired pizza is my jam. ~ Dave Portnoy.

This is exactly why Barstool Sports has to exist. We’re one of the few places – maybe the only place – on the Internet where we don’t let agendas dictate what we do. ~ Dave Portnoy.

It was always our belief that if we brought out good stuff our fans will like it and we’ll go. ~ Dave Portnoy.

The motto is, control our destiny, do new things, where we talk directly with our consumers and aren’t dependent on ad revenue. ~ Dave Portnoy.

The fact that Manti Te’o thought for a long time that he was dating, like, a fake girl and then that she died and did the tribute and the girl never existed. I mean inherently that’s funny. ~ Dave Portnoy.

It was always our belief if we brought out good stuff our fans will like it and we’ll go. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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You can’t put Barstool in a box however hard you try. ~ Dave Portnoy.

I’m never going to be on ESPN, probably. I’ve burned too many bridges. That’s fine. ~ Dave Portnoy.

If you listen to what people say on social media, you’ll never leave your mom’s basement. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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Dave Portnoy is a man who started a website called "barstool sports" in 2003. He and his friends would write about sports and other things they were interested in. The website became popular, and Dave started making money from advertising on the website. He now employs over 100 people and the website has millions of followers.

Everything the NFL touches that maybe we should be involved in… we always get the message the NFL frowns upon working with Barstool Sports. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Everybody hates Goodell. He unifies all Patriots fans, all New England, everybody hates him equally. He’s really a hated guy. ~ Dave Portnoy.

If you’re ordering chain, you’re a person with poor taste. Everyone lives near a pizza place that’s better than a chain. They can’t stand up to a local pizzeria. ~ Dave Portnoy.

I hate Hypocrisy. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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We’re a comedy brand that pokes fun at everybody. ~ Dave Portnoy.

We don’t back down from controversy – we fan the fires. People think we go out of our way to create it, but we don’t. ~ Dave Portnoy.

I really don’t turn the other cheek. So when I feel like I’m being attacked, I don’t back down. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Everything related to the NFL, we’re banned from. Whether it be Media Day, whether it be even doing negotiations for TV shows, everybody’s afraid of the NFL in their relation to us because they know they don’t like us. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Great Dave Portnoy Quotes

I make the decisions nobody else has the stomach to make. ~ Dave Portnoy.

It’s like if you sign a guy you know is a punk and a jerk, you can’t complain like, ‘Hey, the punk jerk is acting like a punk jerk! ~ Dave Portnoy

I want to make a boatload of money and I want to poof and maybe make it on the senior tour, live on islands, get a bigger Nantucket house. ~ Dave Portnoy.

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The easiest thing to say is, ‘I’m sorry.’ We don’t do that. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Anyone who says ‘paper hands,’ I’d like to wrap them in toilet paper and glue lettuce to them and set them afloat in the ocean. ~ Dave Portnoy.

Everybody is saying, ‘ESPN is not cool, no one is paying attention to ESPN, they’re all paying attention to the Barstools of the world.’ Why? Because we’re authentic. ~ Dave Portnoy.

You’d never believe how hard it is to find a wetsuit in Boston. ~ Dave Portnoy.



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