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Bomani Jones ‘Doesn’t Know’ When He Will Return to ESPN Podcast

“Barrett Sports Media has learned that Jones’s contract in Bristol will expire while he is out. At this time, the two sides have not agreed to terms on a new one.”

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Bomani Jones offered a somewhat cryptic goodbye after the most recent episode of The Right Time. He told his listeners that the podcast is set to go on hiatus for a while.

 “I am taking a break,” Jones said on the ESPN podcast. “I don’t know how long that break is going to be. That break will probably be until the end of July at the earliest. I’ve been going kinda hard the last couple years, stacked up my vacation time so I’ve got these two weeks. After that, we’re gonna see how it rolls, what I decide to do, whatever it is.”

Barrett Sports Media has learned that Jones’s contract in Bristol will expire while he is out. At this time, the two sides have not agreed to terms on a new one.

According to a source, Meadowlark Media would like to add Bomani Jones to its roster. The company’s boss, John Skipper, was responsible for bringing Jones to ESPN initially to join Dan Le Batard and Papí on Highly Questionable in 2013.

The Right Time has seen significant growth and change since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The audience has become considerably larger and the format has changed to better reflect Jones’s style and personality. He appreciated that it has worked.

“When the world shut down and the podcast market contracted, somehow we grew and then we grew some more and then we grew some more and then we kept growing. And it’s really a byproduct of you guys telling your friends about this and luckily, all the people that are cool with me helping to create a vibe that you guys like and want to be a part of,” he said. “So, for this pandemic portion of time, which for us, has been some of the most successful, and for me has been some of the most gratifying stuff I have ever done, I just want to tell you guys thank you.”

Earlier this year, Bomani Jones and Adam McKay launched Game Theory on HBO. It has been picked up for a second season. Since the show’s debut, his relationship with ESPN has been centered on The Right Time

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Barstool Sports Star Big Cat Launches Coffee Business

Barstool conducted a recent fan survey, and 80% of respondents said they drink coffee on a daily basis. Katz and the folks at Barstool listened, and so Stella Blue was born.

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A new direct-to-consumer product from the minds at Barstool Sports has hit store shelves – coffee. Stella Blue Coffee is a new brand launched by Pardon My Take co-host and Barstool Sports star Dan “Big Cat” Katz.

The name was inspired by Big Cat’s love of coffee and his love for his recue dog Stella.

Barstool conducted a recent fan survey, and 80% of respondents said they drink coffee on a daily basis. Katz and the folks at Barstool listened, and so Stella Blue was born.

The coffee will feature three different blends. Positive Vibes is the light roast, Big Cat Blend is the medium roast and Electric Avenue Dark Roast. The coffee is available in 12-ounce whole bean bags, 12-ounce ground bags and pods for Keurig lovers.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the coffee will go to PAWS Chicago, the largest no-kill humane organization in Dan’s hometown.

Stella Blue is the latest Barstool-backed and created DTC product to hit store shelves. The company has a record of previous success launching other products including flavored vodka, beer and hard seltzers.

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Barstool Sports Raising Money In Memory of Murdered Virginia Football Players

Barstool created a design featuring the phrase C’ville Strong above the cross swords used in Virginia’s athletic logo. The design also features the initials and numbers for the three murdered players.

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Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy has announced a fundraising campaign for the three Virginia football players murdered earlier this week.

In a tweet, Portnoy said 100% of proceeds from t-shirt sales will go to support the families of Lavel “Tyler” Davis Jr., Devin Chandler, and D’Sean Perry, who were all killed in an on-campus shooting earlier this week.

Two of the three football players killed were Barstool Athletes, a name, image, and likeness program started by the online outlet.

Barstool created a design featuring the phrase C’ville Strong above the cross swords used in Virginia’s athletic logo. The design also features the initials and numbers for the three murdered players.

Merchandise can be purchased here.

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Grant Wahl Details Run-In With Qatari Security At World Cup

“Picture is not allowed, sir,” the guard purportedly told Wahl. When he asked for clarification, the guard told him “Kindly delete it, sir”.

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CBS Sports soccer analyst Grant Wahl has detailed an issue he had with security as the 2022 World Cup prepares to take place in Qatar.

In an article posted on his Substack, Wahl claimed he took a picture of a sign in the media center that said “Now is All”. He shared after he took the photo, a security guard immediately walked over.

“Picture is not allowed, sir,” the guard purportedly told Wahl. When he asked for clarification, the guard told him “Kindly delete it, sir”.

The 2022 World Cup being held in Qatar has been viewed as controversial for a multitude of reasons, mostly centered around the country’s poor record on human rights. Other media members have shared their experiences with Qatari security, as a confrontation with a Danish television crew went viral earlier this week.

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