Barstool Sports is an extremely popular website, particularly here in Boston where it was started. I read it from time to time for the same reason I might tune in to Rush Limbaugh when I'm in the car (I like tits), or that I'm tempted to hurl myself in front of the oncoming Red Line train. Who the fuck knows why is why. Also sometimes it's advantageous to see what you're up against. The problem is it's the most racist blog on the internet, and that includes Fox News and the the fuckyeahKKK Tumblr.
I've written about the site lately in a few posts like Barstool Sports, child pornography, and the case of Tom Brady's penis, Final thoughts on the Tom Brady baby dix saga, and The real meaning of the Occupy movement | Adam Carolla is a corporate toadie hack, and I've got a little something about the site's founder Dave Portnoy in this week's upcoming Boston Phoenix 100 Unsexiest Men of 2011 coming up, so I won't add too much more here to that pile of shit, but I will admit, I do sometimes think it would be nice to have Barstool Sports' traffic here at PTSOTL. Of course then I'm there and I'm instantly reminded of the type of cretinous racist commenters they have on almost every thread and it doesn't seem worth it. Here are a few choice gems from today's Good Samaritan Gets Curb Stomed For His Trouble.
"So Eugenics and sterilizing black (monkey) babies wasn’t a bad idea after all.."
"typical moon crickets"
"Genuinely shocked that black people would do something so terrible."
"I can’t believe that guy who sucker punched him from behind then stomped his brains out of his earholes while he was unconscious is a black guy."
Granted, that's pretty much what every single comment thread on every YouTube video and every city newspaper looks like, no matter what the topic, ("What do you call a black guy that cures cancer on Mars?") but for some reason it seems worse to me here, on a locally born successful site that I remember starting out with its streetside boxes back around the time I was starting out at the Dig. Now it's a money making machine, with tens of thousands of devoted followers if not many times that. Congratulations on the success gang. It's a real heart warming Horatio Alger story, an empire built on the back of thousands of fratty lube-fisted bros acting out on their inherent racist and sexist impulses with impunity. The American Dream exists after all.