October is widely regarded as the best sports month on the calendar. FOX Sports would likely agree after seeing several digital records set during the month.
For the first time, the network saw 1 billion monthly views across FOXSports.com and FOX Sports app.
The 2022 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros was the most-streamed World Series on record for the network. On average, more than 232,000 streamed the six game series. The news that this was the most streamed World Series in history comes on the report from the network in September that the Alabama-Texas college football broadcast was it’s most streamed game to date. The network, however, did not reveal viewership totals of the stream for that game.
In addition to the streaming success of the World Series, the FOX Sports Podcast Network also saw record-high downloads in the month, with Undisputed with Skip and Shannon, Club Shay Shay, and The Joel Klatt Show: A CFB Podcast all setting new monthly records.
Barstool Sports Star Big Cat Launches Coffee Business
A new direct-to-consumer product from the minds at Barstool Sports has hit store shelves – coffee. Stella Blue Coffee is a new brand launched by Pardon My Take co-host and Barstool Sports star Dan “Big Cat” Katz.
The name was inspired by Big Cat’s love of coffee and his love for his recue dog Stella.
The coffee will feature three different blends. Positive Vibes is the light roast, Big Cat Blend is the medium roast and Electric Avenue Dark Roast. The coffee is available in 12-ounce whole bean bags, 12-ounce ground bags and pods for Keurig lovers.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the coffee will go to PAWS Chicago, the largest no-kill humane organization in Dan’s hometown.
Stella Blue is the latest Barstool-backed and created DTC product to hit store shelves. The company has a record of previous success launching other products including flavored vodka, beer and hard seltzers.
Barstool Sports Raising Money In Memory of Murdered Virginia Football Players
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy has announced a fundraising campaign for the three Virginia football players murdered earlier this week.
In a tweet, Portnoy said 100% of proceeds from t-shirt sales will go to support the families of Lavel “Tyler” Davis Jr., Devin Chandler, and D’Sean Perry, who were all killed in an on-campus shooting earlier this week.
Two of the three football players killed were Barstool Athletes, a name, image, and likeness program started by the online outlet.
Merchandise can be purchased here.
Grant Wahl Details Run-In With Qatari Security At World Cup
CBS Sports soccer analyst Grant Wahl has detailed an issue he had with security as the 2022 World Cup prepares to take place in Qatar.
In an article posted on his Substack, Wahl claimed he took a picture of a sign in the media center that said “Now is All”. He shared after he took the photo, a security guard immediately walked over.
The 2022 World Cup being held in Qatar has been viewed as controversial for a multitude of reasons, mostly centered around the country’s poor record on human rights. Other media members have shared their experiences with Qatari security, as a confrontation with a Danish television crew went viral earlier this week.