Unfiltered Dave Portnoy Scoffs Over Odd Sponsorship Ahead of BC-SMU Showdown at Fenway Park

Published 12/28/2023, 2:45 PM EST

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Dave Portnoy, the El Presidente of Barstool Sports, never shies away from speaking his mind. From honest sports feedback to pizza reviews to rants on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s romance, fans are always left intrigued with his take and perspective on a variety of topics. So recently, when a college football showdown about to take place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, began to do the rounds of the sports world, Dave Portnoy had an odd bone to pick. And this time, he shared his hilarious take on this intriguing sponsorship deal with an unfiltered opinion.

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Dave Portnoy scoffs at a college football bowl sponsor

In an update on his X platform, Dave Portnoy scoffed jokingly at an odd sponsorship deal for the college football game between Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Boston College. The 2023 Wasabi Fenway Bowl grabbed El Presidente’s attention, and he hilariously wrote, “The Wasabi Bowl has to be the dumbest sponsorship/company name ever. I legit thought it was just Wasabi sponsoring bowl games, which made no sense.”

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He also hilariously questioned the college football bowl game and the reason behind naming the game after the Japanese sauce. While Dave Portnoy’s twist added humor to the upcoming game, the 2023 Wasabi Fenway Bowl promises to be an epic showdown.

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All eyes on Southern Methodist University vs Boston College

Set to go down on December 28, 2023, at Fenway Park in Boston, the game will feature Southern Methodist University (SMU), ranked 17th in college football, going head-to-head with Boston College. In the American Athletic Conference, SMU beat Tulane with a score of 26-14, which helped them secure their 12th conference championship in the history of their football program. SMU has been doing well defensively throughout the season.

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The team dominated their conference opponents with an average margin victory of 28.9 points, which is the largest in the NCAA for the 2023 season. Having set a program record by scoring at least 55 points in four games, SMU aims for its 12th win of the year, a milestone achieved only once before in the program’s history. This appearance marks SMU’s first bowl game since 2012, and they are eager to secure their first bowl victory since that year.

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Wasabi, the cloud storage pioneer, is the sponsor of this huge event with the noble mission to encourage the spirit of football and also give back to the community. The game will kick off at 11 a.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN. With Dave Portnoy’s hilarious take on the sponsor’s name, fans now have another reason to tune in to the exhilarating game.

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Christaline Meyers

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Hello there! I'm Christaline Meyers, a Olympics Sports Writer for Essentially Sports. As an ardent lover of the sporting world, I've found my home in the dazzling world of Gymnastics, where elegance meets athleticism in gravity-defying routines. But my passion doesn't stop there; I'm a sports enthusiast with a taste for the wild waves of surfing, the adrenaline rush of Alpine Skiing, and the street-smart moves of skateboarding.
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