Roger Goodell rules over the NFL with an iron fist as judge, jury and executioner. It appears that power has expanded outside of the shield.
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy planned to sponsor Corey LaJoie’s #32 GoFas Ford Mustang next weekend at Talladega. The paint scheme on the car? Barstool’s now famous Goodell clown face image that has been posted in all corners of the internet, across Boston and even at the Super Bowl. You know the image:
Adam Stern with SBJ reported the scheme was rejected. Who rejected it? W
So who banned it? NASCAR may have banned it but the reason isn’t that they want to keep the NFL happy. Barstool’s
The idea of Roger Goodell’s clown face being front and center on millions of televisions next Sunday is a nightmare for the brass at FOX. Especially when you consider Talladega is unpredictable and the #32 car has a legit shot of having a decent amount of TV time. There is the option of doing tight shots and cutting the #32 out, FOX loves their tight shots. Or maybe they do what NBC did with Jeff Gordon in his final year and only show him sparingly after he announced he was joining FOX. In the end, FOX couldn’t risk the chance of angering the NFL. NASCAR is a good partner for the network but it pales in comparison to what FOX does for the network.
For Barstool and Dave Portnoy this is a bit of a blow. Barstool’s popularity was built on the back of
No word on if Barstool will still sponsor the #32 next weekend when the series arrives at Talladega after having the Easter weekend off.
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