Michael Rapaport, the actor turned popular s–t talking podcast host, is heading to Barstool Sports.
The move was announced in an Instagram post from Barstool Founder Dave Portnoy (“El Presidente”).
Rapaport, who has a popular podcast of his own, “I AM RAPAPORT” and an ongoing gig with Fox Sports 1, is a controversial character by design. For instance, he posted this video with former NBA star Rasheed Wallace “roasting” LeBron James right after the Warriors beat the Cavs.
Rapaport says he’s “gotten light slaps on the wrist” stemming from his behavior. But now, serving as a representative of Barstool as of Monday, he’s happy to be in a “home” where uncensored comments can fly free.
Rapaport’s role at Barstool is still unclear. But it’s reasonable to assume he’ll create his own platforms within the organization as well as contributing to existing ones like the #1 sports podcast “Pardon My Take” where he is already a frequent guest.
This is a big move for Barstool as they continue to grow their dominance of the millennial male audience.
“As far as I’m concerned, this is like Shaq coming to the Miami Heat, it’s like when Kanye came to Roc-A-Fella Records,” Rapaport said.