Barstool Sports boss Dave Portnoy is popping champagne — literally — over John Skipper’s resignation from ESPN.
And yes, he knows about the outgoing ESPN president’s “substance addiction” explanation. It doesn’t appear that he’s buying it.
“It is a huge victory for us, I love watching my enemies go down,” said a giddy Portnoy. “They say it’s substance abuse, that stinks for him, but it’s probably a cop-out.”
Portnoy goes on to call Skipper “That ‘Roger Rabbit’ bad-guy looking motherf—er,” in the below “Emergency Press Conference.”
The ex-ESPN boss became the Boston loudmouth’s “enemy” after canceling Barstool’s “Van Talk” TV show after just one episode in October.
“ESPN needed us more than we need them,” Portnoy said in the aftermath. “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.”
“This is exactly why Barstool Sports has to exist,” Portnoy added. “We’re one of the few places — maybe the only place — on the Internet where we don’t let agendas dictate what we do.”
There was no love lost on Monday, either. Portnoy called Skipper a “clown,” and proclaimed “everyone knows I like dancing on graves, that’s my thing.” He did find a second to wish Skipper well, though — and set sarcasm alarms off across the country in the process — saying “get the help you need, John, get the help you need. Dead serious.”
Watch the video here:
Emergency Press Conference – I think I murdered John Skipper pic.twitter.com/KhzMfiZW2T
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) December 18, 2017