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Pat McAfee: Colts Wondered If Vinatieri Retirement Was Real Or A Bit

McAfee is convinced his former teammate breaking news on his show disappointed some people.

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Pat McAfee broke some big news this week in the unconventional manner fans have come to expect from him. The host of The Pat McAfee Show had legendary NFL kicker Adam Vinatieri on his show and he announced his retirement during the interview. McAfee is convinced that it rubbed some people the wrong way.

“I assume there are some people that are pissed off about how that whole thing went down,” McAfee said on his show Friday. “There was people at the Colts, and they were like ‘Hey is this real?’ and I was like ‘What are you talking about?’ they are like ‘We wanna put out like quotes and stuff but is this Vinny [Vinatieri] f*ckin with people?'”

McAfee didn’t put it past Vinataeri to be pulling a fast one on all of us.

“Everybody wanted me to retire, I said I’ll retire, everyone celebrating me,” McAfee said as he impersonated the all-time leading points scorer in NFL history. “I’m f*ckin back; that would be such a Vinny move.” 

McAfee and Vinatieri were longtime teammates on the Colts and grew to be friends during their 127 games together. Vinatieri was with Indianapolis for McAfee’s entire career. The punter held the ball steady for plenty of Vinatieri’s 336 field goals in a Colts uniform. 

“Should we just make it real? Should we just say, ‘Hey, we’re done, we’re riding off into the sunset?'” Vinatieri told McAfee in the announcement video. ” … By Friday, if paperwork goes in, you heard it here first.”

The three-time Pro Bowler has kicked more field goals (599) and more extra points (874) than any other player ever. All while leading the league in accuracy three times (2002, 2004, 2014). Kickers rarely make it to Canton, but Vinatieri has as strong a case as any kicker to join Jan Stenerud and Morten Andersen in the Hall of Fame.

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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