Dave Portnoy has mixed feelings about Tom Brady playing in Super Bowl 2021 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“[I’m] a little conflicted seeing [Brady] in a different uniform, but I’m happy for him,” the Barstool Sports founder and die-hard Patriots fan recently told Page Six.
The 44-year-old added, “I’m a Brady guy forever. He’s delivered me so many Super Bowls and so many great moments.”
And while Brady and former Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski — who came out of retirement to join the famed quarterback on the Buccaneers in 2020 — are gearing up to take on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, Portnoy has his own celebration plans in the works.
Barstool Sports has teamed up with Miami megaclub E11even to host pop-up parties on Friday and Saturday at the Godfrey Hotel’s WTR Pool in Tampa.
“It’s going to be, I think, almost impossible to get in,” Portnoy said, boasting that tickets and cabanas have been “flying” and that Diplo is expected to perform.
Page Six confirmed that Steve Aoki is also set to perform and 50 Cent will make an appearance.
Given that the parties will be taking place amid the ongoing pandemic, Portnoy says the outdoor venue will be taking proper precautions to protect against the spread of COVID-19 — including social distancing, mask mandates and a 3 a.m. curfew.
E11even’s rep added that temperature checks will be mandatory for entrance, sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the venue and staff members have been required to take an anti-COVID-19 training session.
Dave Portnoy shared his thoughts on Tom Brady being in Super Bowl 2021.Getty Images
Portnoy also teased that Gronk’s girlfriend Camille Kostek and Logan Paul could make appearances at the bash.
As for whether he plans on bringing a date to the multi-day event, Portnoy confirmed he’s going stag.
“I’m single so hopefully there’s a lot of pretty girls there,” he told us.
In October of last year, he denied rumors that he was involved with “Real Housewives of New York” star Ramona Singer, saying at the time, “Umm no. I did not hang out with her.”
Portnoy said he won’t be attending the game as he “only goes [to the Super Bowl] when the Patriots are there.” Instead he says he will fly to Detroit, where sports gambling is legal.
The Post reported in 2019 that Portnoy was kicked out of the Super Bowl after sneaking into the Super Bowl Opening Night the night before. However, Portnoy said that he had purchased a ticket to be there.
Portnoy recently made headlines after weighing in on the Reddit-fueled GameStop chaos rocking the stock market.