If you paid attention to social media over the weekend, you’d know that Dan “BigCat” Katz and PFTCommenter from Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take were in Morgantown, hanging out with Mountaineer football head coach Dana Holgorsen and basketball head coach Bob Huggins.
One would be pretty hard pressed to find a better match than the guys from Pardon My Take, or Barstool has a whole, and West Virginia. Barstool calls itself the the site “by the common man, for the common man”, and what more “common man” is there than the folks here in West Virginia?
The match made in heaven has become clear over the past year, after Dana Holgorsen appeared on an episode of Pardon My Take back in Decemeber. Following that, former West Virginia University kicker Pat McAfee retired from the NFL to become a blogger/podcaster with Barstool, making the announcement just days before the Super Bowl. The West Virginia/Barstool love affair continued in March when Barstool founder Dave “El Pres” Portnoy announced that Barstool intern Dylan “Tex” Stone would be fighting in the Rough N Rowdy Brawl in Welch, which was streamed on their site as an iPPV.
Things don’t appear to be slowing down in the West Virginia/Barstool connection. Bob Huggins joins BigCat and PFT on today’s episode of Pardon My Take and talks about coaching, his punishment treadmill, teaching the press and his FitBit. The interview lasts just over 20 minutes, and begins around the 33 minute mark in the show, but I highly recommend listening to the entire podcast if you’re not already familiar with Pardon My Take.
As a Stoolie, I hope the West Virginia/Barstool Sports connection continues to flourish. Actually, I’m personally inviting Riggs and Trent to bring the Fore Play podcast to The Greenbrier for the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic in July. Before the Greenbrier Classic was cancelled in 2016 due to the flooding, Pat McAfee had signed up to play in the Pro-Am. I think we need a McAfee, Riggs, Trent and John Daly pairing in this year’s Pro-Am.