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Twitch streamer Mitch Jones’ crazy skateboard trick ends in disaster

Published: 2/Apr/2020 18:03

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch star Mitch Jones embarrassed and redeemed himself after some skateboard shenanigans during a live broadcast.

The streamer was hanging out with Barry74 outdoors when chat started asking Jones to perform a trick on his skateboard.

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It was pretty clear that Jones had experience skateboarding in the past, as he seemed to know what move his viewers were wanting him to do: a tre flip.

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That looked like it hurt.

A tre flip has many names and is often referred to as a 360 kickflip. It involves the board flipping 360 degrees in the air with the rider landing on the board afterward.

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“What the f**k’s a tre flip?” Barry asked.

“I’ll show you a tre flip,” Mitch replied and went to grab his board. Mere seconds after he got on his board, the streamer fell and painfully face-planted right on the cement.

“Jesus, what the hell’s wrong with you?” Barry gasped as his friend slowly got back to his feet.

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According to the skateboarder, he hit a rock or a pebble and it completely caused him to lose his balance.

Luckily, the streamer was okay and avoided serious injury, so it looked a lot worse than it actually was.

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Luckily, Jones was okay.

“Anyone that skateboards knows if you kit the littlest pebble you just stop. Anyone who skateboards knows this. Ow!” he groaned. “Oh sh*t.”

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Not deterred, Jones decided to have another crack at it to make up for his embarrassing fall. “Let me try this one more time.”

Even while wearing slippers, the second time was the charm for Jones as he managed to land the move on his next attempt.

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“Oh sick!” Barry exclaimed at the move which also earned some ‘PogChamps’ from viewers in the chat. “Geez!”

“Got it, baby!” Jones beamed while skating towards his friend.

It may be one of the quickest redemption arcs in the history of Twitch. One has to wonder if Jones has that much skill with slippers on, how good would he be with standard shoes?

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.