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Dave Portnoy Happy About Spotify Deal For Call Her Daddy

Portnoy wished Alexandra Cooper all the best on the move to Spotify.

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Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy isn’t holding any grudges when it comes to Call Her Daddy and Spotify. 

The Wall Street Journal reported the two sides were in talks on a huge deal to bring the sex-positive podcast from Barstool over to Spotify. Cooper’s new deal is worth $60 million over the next three years. All of this comes amidst serious growth in podcasting for Spotify who recently bought The Ringer and is the sole home for The Joe Rogan Experience.

“We wanted to keep her clearly; she’s a monster,” Portnoy said about losing Cooper during his own podcast. “For that reason, she’s a monster; she got big offers from Spotify… I believe Alex would’ve taken a discount to stay with us. She would have. What I love is that we’re still doing the Call Her Daddy merch.”

Merchandise is one of many large revenue drivers for Portnoy’s site. A place where he has discovered many talents and brought them to the masses, including Cooper.

“I’m very happy with the way it came out, and even going back; this is the nature of the beast. You sign somebody who is unknown, she explodes; it’s no different from an athlete contract… She was always going to make millions; she was that big. She has [Joe] Rogan-esque numbers. This time we’re fair, I get it, I understand the world.”

Portnoy finished by saying that the deal was fair value for Cooper, who would’ve been an expensive talent to keep around.

“I think she was actually thankful that we helped her, and the relationship was mended and really didn’t want to totally jump off the Barstool ship,” Portnoy concluded. “Like I said, I think she would have taken a hometown discount, but it’s still so much f*cking money from us. Again I am pretty happy with how all this shook out, and we are going to closely work with her on the merch and an unnamed project that will hopefully be out in the next year or two.”

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LeBron James Creating Exclusive Content For Clubhouse

“Clubhouse users had to be either invited or pushed through a waitlist up until last month when the app became available to everyone.”

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LeBron James and Clubhouse have struck a deal. The NBA superstar’s media company, the SpringHill Company, has entered into an agreement with Clubhouse to produce live rooms and content for the app.

SpringHill is rolling out various shows and rooms on the platform aimed at elevating the conversations happening in and around sports.

“Clubhouse and SpringHill share a focus on empowering creators and celebrating culturally relevant moments,” says Sean Brown, Head of Sports at Clubhouse. “I’m proud to welcome SpringHill to the Clubhouse family and partner with them to bring their distinct perspectives on sports culture and inspiring conversations to the global community at Clubhouse.”

Clubhouse is a live audio app that allows users to create “rooms” and discuss topics with interested users. The platform is similar to Twitter Spaces and Spotify’s GreenRoom, which used to be a sports-focused version of this platform and has expanded to all topics.

The project begins on Thursday, Sept. 16, when UNINTERRUPTED’s Certified Buckets show hosts a live room previewing the 2021-22 NBA season. Next up is a show on Monday, Sept. 20, focusing on the evolution of black quarterbacks from a varied group of former black quarterbacks.

The Monday and Thursday show schedule picks back up with a discussion on new music releases everyone is talking about with a roundtable of hip-hop minds. They also have other shows planned diving into “Everything You Need to Know About NCAA NIL” and “Life Begins When The Game Ends,” diving into how athletes transition from life in the pros to life as a civilian.

Clubhouse users had to be either invited or pushed through a waitlist up until last month when the app became available to everyone. Now, they have inked a deal with two of the most influential NBA voices in James and Maverick Carter. 

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BetRivers, PlaySugarHouse Launch Sports Betting CityCasts

These podcasts will start this month focusing on several local markets specific to each host’s home market.

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Sports betting fanatics may have just gotten their one shop stop for all of their gambling content.

Rush Street Interactive has announced they are premiering city specific sports betting audio and video podcasts across the U.S. for BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse brands. These podcasts will start this month focusing on several local markets specific to each host’s home market.

”These CityCasts are locally focused, which is consistent with our strategy to offer our players Hometown Sportsbooks.” said Richard Schwartz the CEO of RSI.

There are currently RSI CityCasts in 4 cities including Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. CityCasts are set to launch in 4 more cities in the coming weeks including New York, Denver, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.

RSI has already added some big names in sports media for these new markets, including Mark Schlereth who was named as a brand ambassador for the Denver market earlier this month.

”The hosts’ expert analysis will assist BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse bettors in making knowledgeable sports betting decisions, whether they’re experienced or brand new to the action.” added Schwartz.

This new podcast series will be widely available on nearly every streaming platform, including the BetRivers and VSiN websites, for fans of every market to get their fix in the world of sports betting content.

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PFT Commenter Goes Off On Peyton Manning On Pardon My Take

On Wednesday’s edition of Pardon My Take, PFT Commenter had a lot to say about the Manningcast, Peyton Manning’s reaction to his tweet in particular.

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Pardon My Take host PFT Commenter didn’t take kindly to Peyton Manning’s rebuttal in a little back and forth that the two had on Monday Night.

PFT tweeted a little joke about the size of Peyton’s head during the first Manningcast of the NFL season.

ESPN put the tweet on the screen for the new hall-of-famer to react to in real time. Manning corrected the spelling of prescription, which PFT bungled in the tweet.

On Wednesday’s edition of Pardon My Take, PFT Commenter had a lot to say about the Manningcast, Peyton Manning’s reaction to his tweet in particular.

”They brought my tweet up on the broadcast, it was nice to be back on ESPN 2” PFT commenter said referring to the short time that Pardon My Take was on ESPN 2 under the show name Van Talk.

”Peyton started roasting me for my spelling, and it’s like hey Peyton listen, I know in your family your wife probably spells out the word prescription more than you do. I can spell HGH, how about that one” he added, referring to accusations that Peyton Manning used a banned substance during his NFL career. Manning was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing.

Funny enough, this is not the first time that Peyton was roasted for his forehead by the Pardon My Take crew. During an appearance on the show in August, Manning explained that he was told that it was good that his helmet always left a red mark on his forehead. That meant that it was tight and in the best position to provide the most protection.

“Sorry to break it to you, but I think the training camp was f***ing with you your entire career,” Big Cat responded.

After the shots fired by PFT Commenter, it is probably a safe bet that the August appearance was Peyton Manning’s last on Pardon My Take.

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