1st Blog Ever.
If you’re new to my little slice on the internet, welcome. Thanks for stopping by. I came up with the name Salsa when I was sitting around bullshitting with some buddies, and wanted to leave a comment on a website called Barstoolsports.com. i was eating a bag of chips and salsa at the time so i just smashed in “salsastoolie” as a user name and the name has stuck ever since.
A stoolie is defined by urban dictionary as follows:
“A Stoolie is a person who reads or follows barstoolsports.com. The Stoolie demographic tends to consist of college aged or post-college aged males who read the site on weekdays instead of studying, going to class or working. Stoolies are active participants of the site and contribute to the site’s success. Stoolie comments on blogs often highlight the website, and Stoolies email “smokes”, blog ideas, and other content that bloggers share. Though Stoolies are loyal to the website, they are quick to point out grammar and spelling errors. Always brutally honest, Stoolies rate the quality of individual blogs, “wake-ups”, celebrity asses, and the overall quality of bloggers themselves. In addition, Stoolies have been known to cause controversy on the site.
Although Stoolies often post negative comments, they are also very charitable. After the Boston Marathon Bombings Stoolies raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in t-shirt sales going to funds to help the victims. “
I’ll admit that the site has a lot of flaws and assholes, but it also has a lot of good people as well. The bloggers and contributors are surprisingly well educated, and well spoken when they need to be, but most of all they’re funny, opinionated, and entertaining. I’ve always tried to be these things in living my everyday normal post college life, and i can really relate to these guys.
The site’s been around since 2008 or so, but seemed to really take off (for me) around 2010 when i became a loyal stoolie. To this day, i have not had a day go by where i didn’t check it at least once to see what was going on. They’ve grown tremendously in such a short time and are trying to expand further across the country. They do very well in the Northeast market and will continue to explode with the help of the Loyal Stoolies like myself.
To me, Dave Portnoy, The president of Barstool sports (or “El Pres” as he calls himsel) is the definition of the American Dream. He hated working for the man, tried to start his own gambling site (failed miserably), picked his bootstraps up and started Barstool Sports as a newspaper handout around 2004. Ten years later, he has one of the most popular sites on the internet, he’s selling out concert venues all over the US, raising thousands of dollars for charities, and has a net worth of a reported 3 million dollars.
He takes a beating all day in the media and from his loyal stoolie fans, but he takes it all in stride and does it with a giant middle finger which you can’t help but respect.