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patfanken

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In several threads I've been a huge proponent of a full #Clown Out for opening night. So last week I sent Portnoy an email, which you can read below. Believe it or not, it was actually longer, but @neuronet edited it down to its current length (I'm still recovering from the experience. ;) ).

I still want to see it happening and if it can't I'd like an explanation from them, why it can't. It's not like Portnoy isn't thinking along these lines. Neuro, sent me a clip where Portnoy is telling everyone he's bringing 30,000 towels with the clown face on it. So he's sort of into the clownout. But towels seem like a half assed effort, when 60,000 t-shirts would make a much more effective demonstration.

Where I need the help is this. It's been a week and I haven't heard back from Barstool. I was hoping that if enough people sent them an email we might get at LEAST a response. Feel free to use this email with your own name. Edit it, or simply send your own, I don't care. So below is a copy of the email and Portnoy's twitter about his #Towel out.
  1. I am a long time Pats fan who still remains outraged by Roger Goodell's actions concerning Framegate. I think we should continue his well-documented annoyance at Patricia wearing your "clownout" shirt. The humiation that started with him being booed off the post Superbowl podium deserves to continue.
This is something that many Pats fans have discussed for a while. (See patsfans.com for example) We fully understand that Bob Kraft couldn't openly endorse this. So that would make having any distribution of the shirts in the stadium a non-starter. But there are a lot of other potential options. These are just a few possiblities:

1. The most efficient method would be to offer the shirts to all Patriot season ticket holders. You would send an email to each. They could respond with how many they want, and you would ship the shirts to them. You could offer them for free, at cost or better yet have them pay $5 with the proceeds going to the Jimmy Fund, Ice Bucket challenge, or some other worthy charity. No one is going to turn that offer down.

2. I know you would have no problem getting dozens of volunteers to go to some central distribution spots and take shirts and distribute them in the various parking lots. I'd be happy to help in this,. Again, no Kraft family or Pats involvement required.

3. Or it could be as easy as making it known you want to do a “clown out” and offer the shirts directly from your Barstool web site to those going to the game for free, or a small price with the proceeds going to a well known and loved charity.

BENEFITS TO BARSTOOL The NATIONAL PR Barstool and you would get from this would be priceless. Multi-millions in publicity for a couple of hundred thousand in cost and that's before the tax benefits. Actual sales of the shirts at retail prices would grow significantly from the exposure. NE isn't the only place in the country where Fraudger is hated.

You know better than most that Goodell needs to go. A full blown #Clownout at Gillette on opening night could be just the thing to help start the ball rolling. Seems like a good idea, David. If for some reason it can't be done, please let me know why, so I'll sleep better.

BTW- here is the Twitter thing Portnoy put out


I'll take 30k of these towels please. I'll see you in Foxboro @nflcommish (Yes I'm serious)





BTW- I sent the email to [email protected]. His twitter handle is David [email protected] I'm not on twitter so maybe that would be the best way to contact him. Sounds like he wants "something" to happen, just not the RIGHT thing.

Thanks in advance for the help











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Hi Ken..............I am a big fan of your post Pat's games follow up. I IM'd Jerry Thorton on Facebook regarding this thread and your proposal. He is a huge Pat's fan and blogger for Bar Stool Sports Boston. Hopefully he will read my IM and your proposal will gain some traction.
 

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I think the key to #clownout is that it is like the college "white outs". All you see in the crowd is white.
If all you saw was the turquoise color of the clown shirt it would accomplish that.
The towel is great and I'm not going to knock him for footing the bill for 30000 towels but the shirt is the home run
 

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The problem with the towel is it goes into a draw or on a wall after the game. Whereas, as T-shirt is worn weeks after the game.
 

patfanken

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Here's the thing on the towels. It's not a bad idea, BUT.... it will be like a one shot thing. Something the media will comment on for a second and never mention again. In this situation, after being booed for about 2 minutes, and one comment about the towels, Goodell gets a free pass.

The beauty of the total clown out is it would be a THREE HOUR humiliation for Goodell. A statement would be made EVERY time the there was a shot of the stadium. It would be a constant reminder of our complete disdain for this corrupt and evil man. In comparison the towels are just a nice novelty that will have their 30 seconds of fame and as scout said, will wind up on a wall.

And you have to ask the quesiton, why not 60000 towels. So its like a half measure of a half measure. It's better than nothing, but it could have been SOOOOOOOO much better
 

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Hi patfanken, I really think the towels is a good idea. They are easier to smuggle into the stadium, probably a lot cheaper for him to produce, and they actually can have a *bigger* visual impact at stadiums (think 'terrible towel' -- those things are annoying as hell).

I agree that a sea of turquoise shirts would also be amazing, but given that many people would not be wearing them, I think that its effect would be subdued. If you have only 30% of people participating, then towels are better because of the movement effect. One towel spinning around has a much bigger effect than one shirt.

Plus, he's already decided, gone public with the towel idea. It's a heck of a lot better than nothing, so I'd just let it go and don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
 

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Probably because it's expensive, unless somebody will help sponsor them.
 

Rob0729

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He can do the towels for a fraction of what it would for shirts. Plus he would potentially take away from his own sales of the T-shirts if he gives them away for free.

Since he is giving this away for free. I have no problem with what he is doing. To ask him to give away 60,000 T-shirts is not realistic since not only would it cost him a lot more money, but it could cost him thousands of sales of T-shirts.

I bet he will get something like 5-10k in T-shirt sales for people wanting them to wear opening night. To ask him to give away that revenue is not fair.
 

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Plan C: Red clown noses

From a TV viewers perspective....the effect created by a T shirt display is a unified color.....big woop.
The effect created by towels is .....fans waving towels.......big woop (Are we imitating Steeler fans now?)
The clown nose is different. Its direct, its simple.....its unique....it gets right to the point

A truly epic statement would include:
A Goodell mask with a red clown nose on the tip of a Pinocchio nose while wearing a Goodell clown shirt, waving the Goodell clown towel in one hand and holding a Goodell Lies sign in the other.
 

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In several threads I've been a huge proponent of a full #Clown Out for opening night. So last week I sent Portnoy an email, which you can read below. Believe it or not, it was actually longer, but @neuronet edited it down to its current length (I'm still recovering from the experience. ;) ).

I still want to see it happening and if it can't I'd like an explanation from them, why it can't. It's not like Portnoy isn't thinking along these lines. Neuro, sent me a clip where Portnoy is telling everyone he's bringing 30,000 towels with the clown face on it. So he's sort of into the clownout. But towels seem like a half assed effort, when 60,000 t-shirts would make a much more effective demonstration.

Where I need the help is this. It's been a week and I haven't heard back from Barstool. I was hoping that if enough people sent them an email we might get at LEAST a response. Feel free to use this email with your own name. Edit it, or simply send your own, I don't care. So below is a copy of the email and Portnoy's twitter about his #Towel out.

BTW- here is the Twitter thing Portnoy put out


I'll take 30k of these towels please. I'll see you in Foxboro @nflcommish (Yes I'm serious)






BTW- I sent the email to [email protected]. His twitter handle is David [email protected] I'm not on twitter so maybe that would be the best way to contact him. Sounds like he wants "something" to happen, just not the RIGHT thing.

Thanks in advance for the help

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Portnoy wrote an article earlier this week explaining why 60-70K would not work.
PS – The only reason we ordered 30K as opposed to 60 or 70K is because we don’t think we’ll be able to get them in literally everybody’s hands. But 30K is a $$$ ton of people.

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oldrover

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A truly epic statement would include:
A Goodell mask with a red clown nose on the tip of a Pinocchio nose while wearing a Goodell clown shirt, waving the Goodell clown towel in one hand and holding a Goodell Lies sign in the other.

Or anything close...

 

TommyBrady12

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If portnoy can't do it, it would be great if someone else can step up and get the additional 30K towels.
 

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As long as it doesn't require money, effort, or competence I might be able to assist.
I'm wondering about benefits, vacation, wifi connectivity, and a recycling plan for the plastic clown noses.
 

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Portnoy wrote an article earlier this week explaining why 60-70K would not work.


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THAT's when he should have asked Pats fans to help. Do you have any doubts that if he had made a plea for help here or any other of the well know Pats site he could have had all the free help he wanted in an hour.

Don't get me wrong. I'm happy SOMETHING is being done. But I can't help feeling that with just a tiny bit more effort it COULD have been epic. Oh well.
 

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THAT's when he should have asked Pats fans to help. Do you have any doubts that if he had made a plea for help here or any other of the well know Pats site he could have had all the free help he wanted in an hour.

Don't get me wrong. I'm happy SOMETHING is being done. But I can't help feeling that with just a tiny bit more effort it COULD have been epic. Oh well.

There's still time. Hopefully something will materialize by then.
 

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I think the key to #clownout is that it is like the college "white outs". All you see in the crowd is white.
If all you saw was the turquoise color of the clown shirt it would accomplish that.
The towel is great and I'm not going to knock him for footing the bill for 30000 towels but the shirt is the home run
I wonder... what if we have those towels, and as many clownout shirts as individuals want to personally bring to the game, and a lot of the rest of the fans just wore a turquoise shirt? would that work?
 

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Can we blame BB if the clown out fails?
 

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Despite everyone's best efforts I still favor a go fund me site to rent a blimp with the caricature of Roger as a light up clown..

IMO NBC will show little if any of the towels... difficult for the media to ignore a blimp.

Jerry Thornton is also very big on Twitter.. may be another access point.
 
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