Boston: Barstool Sports 20th Anniversary Will Be At House Of Blues
What was once a free newspaper handed out at subway stations (with essentially a clipart stool logo) is now a massive company holding an anniversary extravaganza. Barstool Sports will be returning to Boston and to celebrate their 20th-anniversary with an awards show this Wednesday at the House of Blues.
“That’s what the common guy likes doing, that’s what we do,” Barstool Sports Founder and President Dave Portnoy says in their anniversary promotion video.
Coincidentally, sticking to their original tagline of “By the common man, for the common man,” may be more relevant now than ever. After almost seven years of working in partnership with another ownership group, Barstool Sports is now back to being all in-house and in the hands of Portnoy. On August 8, Portnoy held one of his signature “Emergency Press Conferences” to announce he had repurchased all of the company.
Perhaps it’s appropriate that two weeks later, the Barstool will hold a bash in their original backyard. They will celebrate 20 years of what has made this rocket ship continually head towards the moon.
Barstool By The Numbers
Over the past 20 years, the company has grown to over 500 employees. Their 500k original videos have resulted in over 50 billion video views. Along the way there have been live tailgate shows at the biggest college football stadiums, pizza in every shape and size, and one of the most popular sports podcasts in the country with Pardon My Take.
What To Expect At The Anniversary Show
Although the event will be hosted by Portnoy, most of Barstool’s biggest personalities are expected to be in attendance. This includes Dan “Big Cat” Katz and Kevin “KFC” Clancy, who are among the earliest employees in the company’s history.
“We will look back at the history of Barstool Sports and deliver awards for the best and the worst the last 20 years had to offer,” Barstool Sports states.
The even will also stream live starting at 7:15pm. Where? Well, on their own Barstool.tv platform, of course.