ESPN’s Sam Ponder Calls Out Barstool Sports For Sexism Just Ahead Of Their ESPN Debut

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Earlier this month, ESPN partnered with Barstool Sports to launch a late-night sports show called Barstool Van Talk. It is set to debut Tuesday on ESPN2 with Dan Katz and PFT Commenter. 

That show got off to a rocky start on Monday, however.

Barstool has long been known for its unapologetic content, but their following over the years is undeniable. With ESPN’s tanking ratings, the decision was pretty easy to bring them aboard, but at least one ESPN employee is not happy about that decision.

One day before Barstool’s ESPN debut, Sam Ponder took to Twitter and called out Barstool Van Talk co-host Katz with an attachment of something he wrote about her in the past.


Here’s what some of that post looked like that got Ponder upset:

“Seriously you sound like a KO Barstool freak, not a chick that has a job where the #1 requirement is you make men hard. So give it a rest with your righteous indignation. Your entire career and livelihood is based on appealing to guys like me and blogs like ours. Bottomline is guys thinking chicks are hot is natural. It’s Darwinism. It’s never gonna change. But that doesn’t mean we don’t respect women and think it’s okay to hit a woman. I have no idea what’s so confusing about that. Go f–k yourself.”

Despite his denial, Ponder made it clear that he wrote those words about her.


Rough start!

(NY Post)