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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy Wants to Sell You Hot Wings

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Dave Portnoy, founder of the pop culture site Barstool Sports, has a unique talent for shape shifting.

In the last year alone, the 44-year-old internet celebrity has alternated between conservative hero, meme-stock evangelist and small business savior, all while maintaining his day job as a podcast host and hard-to-please reviewer of pizza places. “This is like a faucet of grease,” he memorably described one slice.