Re: Barstool/Portnoy -- been a huge fan of PFT since whenever I discovered him, so with him at Barstool, I've spent some degree of time there. A percent is funny, a percent is annoying/assholeish and A LOT is boring-ass filler with a couple pics of hot chicks attached to give it some site value.
Portnoy is definitely an ass, but a lot of the sites/people that put the most energy into attacking him (such as the Daily Beast that was posted here or Deadspin before they self-terminated because they couldn't stand that thought that the people WHO OWNED THE SITE actually wanted some degree of editorial control) also are asses. Deadspin, in particular, loved to personally attack him and other writers and then would cry "harassment" when he struck back.
Either/or, PFT and Big Cat are cool, Portnoy's a dick and a lot of the blog-media folk going after him also are dicks, so it's mostly a wash to me.
Also: Pat Robertson showed how badly he wishes to be relevant to anyone other than mostly-senile god-squaders today by rambling about how CV is a result of young people and their oral sexing. It would be nice if, just once, we could get through something big like this without every fucking moron in the world with an audience trying to one-up each other with pure stupidity.