Is Jersey Jerry The Permanent Barstool Sports Advisors Host?
When are they just going to name Jersey Jerry the permanent host? The smashing hit show Barstool Sports Advisors featuring Stu Feiner has a problem and I’m not sure they have a solution. Dave Portnoy continues to do this weird dance of not working while refusing to retire putting the show in a weird spot. Portnoy has missed 90% of the airings and sooner or later they’re going to have to make a decision.
Is Portnoy going to actually do the show or will they finally just name Jersey Jerry the host? Portnoy is rarely in New York anymore after taking residence in tax haven Florida. That’s all fine and dandy except for the part where the actual Barstool office is in New York.
From Portnoy’s perspective, you can understand why he doesn’t want to be in the office. He’s created a zoo with a cast of characters that couldn’t be more of the antithesis of what it means to have the eye of the tiger. Who wants to spend their whole day in that circus?
On the flip side, couldn’t you argue that Barstool is robbing advertisers? If Portnoy is presented as the host of the show and he doesn’t show up, how does that make sponsors feel? Are they really charging a Dave fee for him to not show up?
This isn’t a slight to Jerry. He’s actually really good on the show. He more than has the ability to come up with funny one-liners to keep the show watchable. In fact, he’s probably deserving of this role based on the way he’s performed on past shows. Ripping Dave for stealing his money on a free bet is funny. He’s been able to give it back to Dave in a playful manner and that matters.
At some point, there has to be a line in the sand. Is Jerry the host of the show or not? You already lost Rico Bosco and we know the Pick Em view numbers will tank the following year without him. It will be curious to see what Barstool does. One way or another, they need to make a decision regarding the shows future. Stu Feiner is too damn talented to keep him guessing on a weekly basis. Don’t take him for granted.