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TOP 3: Barstool Podcasts

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BarstoolBarstoolSports has become a powerhouse. A site where readers can not only learn about the latest and greatest with an authentic POV, but now can hear about it on the go (besides KFC who has been doing this for years). The recent presence of podcasts has become a major key for the success of Barstool and I am all for it. We got some great minds coming together like PFTcommenter and BigCat, ElPresidente with stoolies, and KFC with his legacy callers. Overall, after being acquired by CherninGroup, Barstool is now dominating the podcast game like nobody has seen before. With the names above, one might be wondering- Spence? Which show is the best to listen to? I got you covered. Bringing back the TOP 3- this week we have the TOP 3 podcasts of Barstool and why they rank where they do- LETS RUN IT.

#3 KFCRadio
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Unfortunately for KFC-  the longest tenured veteran in the podcast game comes in at 3rd place. Yeah he might have the best interview style, rules, and experience… but something about being in NY makes it not as great. This past weeks interview with the First Lady deffinitly brought him some noise, but not enough to break the top 2.

 

#2 Pardon my Take

BigCat & PFTCommenter come in at the number 2 spot. So far I have throughly enjoyed their podcasts featuring guests from Frank Kaminsky to Mr. Portnoy for legal advice. They have segments, topics, segment-topics, and everything inbetween. My highlights from each episode include the spoilers of the week (hilarious), questions you dont need to answer but I am going to ask anyways, and the Jimbo’s of the week- real funny stuff. Very close to topping the list at number 1, but I think there is something about the size of their brains that in comparison to the top choice just doesnt cut it.

#1 The Blogfather

Pure comedic genius. If only I could come up with such brilliance maybe I would be living in a Nantucket mansion instead of posting small time blogs with no viewers. I think it may be the size of my brain, or maybe its the level of excuses I make. Davey Pageviews deliverers yet again for an hour each week of unforgettable listening. In Pres we trust.

These 3, while ranked in order of the best content, are fantastic programs. Each and everyone delivers unforgettable content thats a true disservice if left unlistened by anyone. I dont care if you’re a refugee coming across boarders through months of hardship, or even someone who was offended by Curt Schillings post- you must find the time to tune in, especially with the deals from MyUndies and Leesa Mattresses….mattresses mattresses mattresses. Well now its my turn: lets tune into my excuse of a good podcast talking about the Red Sox and how well they have performed after their homestand.

 

 

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Stephen King on Fenway’s new Netting


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The novelist is a season ticket holder, and he received a call from a Red Sox spokesperson who informed King that his seats would be guarded by netting in the upcoming 2016 season. King had this to say:

“There are questions inherent in the decision to net, and I think they’re bigger than baseball. Like when does protection become overprotection? Is the safety of a fan at a public event like a baseball game the responsibility of the organization putting on that event? (According to the back of every MLB ticket sold, the fan is responsible.) When do safety precautions begin to steal away the pure joy of being there? I understand the Red Sox bear some responsibility, but I also accept my responsibility to take care of myself — to the best of my ability — when I’m at the ballpark. Is there a certain element of risk? Yes. Is the risk perhaps increased by being only two rows from the playing field? Yes again. But you can see everything from that vantage, not just the players but the breathtaking green of the grass, the bright white of the uniforms, the sky as it goes from blue in the top of the first to black by the bottom of the sixth. And hey, there’s always the chance that you can catch a foul ball instead of being hit by one. That chance goes away once the net is in place. In fact, a lot goes away. That netting may be a fine mesh, but you’re still looking through a barrier instead of right at the thing you came to see. Which means you’d do almost as well to sit home watching the game on TV.”

Today is opening day at Fenway park. Always a great time- new uniforms, fresh grass, great vibes up&down Yawkey way; however, this year Fenway has a different look. I’m not just talking about the new infield which has added grass and removed dirt to create a smaller diamond, but the netting that wraps around home plate to the corner bases. I can’t be the only sane person that things this is fucking awful. At least we have one major voice coming out to vocalize the Pussification of Fenway– and that man is Stephan King, renowned author and season ticket holder for years. King summarizes it perfectly. Is fan safety the responsibility of the organization or the PERSON WHO IS AT THE GAME. Is that even a question? Unfortunately with sue-happy Americans, I guess its becoming the latter. How can this be allowed to happen to baseball? I remember the joy of being a kid in Fenway; eyes glued to the field, cheering as loud as I could, bringing a glove with hopes of catching a foul ball in the stands. Now for everyone sitting closer, who pay good money for these seats, they dont have that chance. Sure there are stray balls and flying bats into the crowd, but thats apart of the experience! You’re not supposed to go to the stadium to fuck around or stare at your phone. You go to the stadium to cheer and be apart of the game! Like King said, “When does protection become overprotection”. Its the classic case of what it feels like growing up as a millennial. One thing goes wrong and ruins the fun for everyone moving forward. Any millennial will know exactly what I am talking about, and anyone older than us will remind us constantly how its just not like it used to be. This cant last, I need to find a way, some type of petition to sign, some door to knock on, some foot to piss on to get back to how it should be. #MakeBaseballFunAgain

For those of you who would like to see the travesty that is the new netting: check the video.

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