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Buffalo Bills Troll FS1’s Nick Wright

“Bills social media basked in all the glory of their team’s triumph and were ready to troll noted Chiefs fan, Nick Wright.”

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The Buffalo Bills cemented their status as a top contender for the AFC crown on Sunday Night Football. A 38-20 victory over the reigning conference champion Kansas City Chiefs was a big milestone for a Bills team that’s struggled to compete with Patrick Mahomes & company in the past.

The Bills’ social media team basked in all the glory of their squad’s triumph and were ready to troll noted Chiefs fan, Nick Wright

The First Things First host declared the Chiefs would come out on top all last week on his FS1 show, but fate had other plans. 

“After a sleepless night, I’ve composed myself & am ready to discuss the travesty that was last night,” Wright tweeted on Monday morning. “To prepare for today’s show, I’ve preemptively blocked @kevinwildes & @Chris_Broussard on Twitter & am trying to find a way to do it in real life. @FTFonFS1 in 20 minutes.”

Wright was prepared for his co-hosts to hop on the troll train, but the Bills social media jab caught him out of nowhere like a Josh Allen-Stefon Diggs deep ball. The FS1 host rolled with the punches but did have some issues with the social media team’s editing strategy.

“Also @BuffaloBills, the lack of the/haircut tells me the second clip here is from LAST YEAR, not even this season,” Wright tweeted at the Bills. “Unfair & misleading editing!”

Wildes, one of Wright’s co-hosts, has had to listen about the Chiefs’ greatness for the past three years, and he had “old school” photo edits ready to troll Wright.

Wright, to his credit, made sure to tip the cap to Wildes in his reaction to the loss.

“I don’t know if you’re familiar with, or if Broussard’s familiar with,” Wright began. “But I’m sure the audience is, that meme of the slightly balding guy looking kind of puzzling in the air, and it says, ‘when the worst person you know makes a great point.’ That’s how I felt watching this game thinking of Kevin Wildes.”

The Chiefs will try to bounce back and get to .500 on the season when they battle Washington next week.

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Pat McAfee Feels Good About His College Football MegaCast Debut

“I feel good going into the next one. I feel like we’ve learned from this first one,” he said.

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The College Football MegaCast featuring Pat McAfee and his daily YouTube show’s cast debuted on ESPN2 over the weekend, and McAfee is looking forward to the next edition.

On his show Monday, McAfee told co-host A.J. Hawk that he felt good about how the show went considering it was uncharted territory to be in.

“We had no idea how successful it would be,” McAfee said. “Like this is the first time we’re being judged in a different fashion. I don’t think we marketed it much, you know, because I don’t think we knew how it was gonna go.”

The alternate feed is being produced for ESPN by Omaha Productions, which is also responsible for the ManningCast which runs alongside the traditional Monday Night Football broadcast.

McAfee said this first show turned out to be a learning experience and that they started off on the right foot.

“I feel good going into the next one. I feel like we’ve learned from this first one,” he said. “We had no idea, it was very much of a roll of the dice. Going into the next one I think we’re gonna try and make it even grander and bigger, and I’m very excited for it.”

As for the style in which they covered the Clemson/N.C. State game, McAfee added that the giveaways and guest interactions added a lot of value.

“I think it’s the right way to watch a game, and to be honest I think it’s keeping us all invested as much and even more,” he said.

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LA Clippers Sign New Contract with Bally Sports

The multi-year agreement will go into effect this season. Bally will carry 63 of the team’s 2022-23 regular season games.

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The Los Angeles Clippers will continue its relationship with Bally Sports, completing a new deal over the weekend to keep Bally as the team’s regional sports network.

The multi-year agreement will go into effect this season. Bally will carry 63 of the team’s 2022-23 regular season games. Additionally, 11 games will be carried by KTLA, giving the team some additional viewership reach. The remaining eight games will be broadcast on national television.

Brian Sieman will continue on as the play-by-play broadcaster for games, with Jim Jackson and Mike Fratello swapping the analyst chair. Jamie Maggio and Kristina Pink will be reporting.

According to the Los Angeles Times, all signs pointed to the team and the network hashing out a new contract.

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ESPN’s NFL Programming Sees Big September Growth

For ESPN, September has been a really strong month with their NFL programming.

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For ESPN, September has been a really strong month with their NFL programming.

Sunday NFL Countdown is averaging 1.4 million viewers per show thus far in 2022. That up 15% from 2021’s first three shows of the NFL season. The season premiere – Sunday, Sept. 11 – averaged 1.6 million viewers, tying the network’s best Week 1 audience for the show since 2016 and is up 35% year-over-year.

NFL Live experienced large growth too. The episode airing after the first NFL Sunday, on Monday September 12, averaged 664,000 viewers which beat every NFL Live episode last season, including the most-watched episode on 2021 (December 17) which grabbed 635,000 viewers.

Monday Night Countdown is averaging 1.3 million viewers for its two, non-staggered September episodes, which aired in its traditional timeslot (6-8 pm).

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