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Pat McAfee: It Was a Perfect Final Night For People That Didn’t Like Me on College Football

“Eleven hours on TV one day, 65-7, I maybe got a little loose.”

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The college football season is over The addition of Pat McAfee to College GameDay stands out as the sport’s biggest off-the-field story from 2022. He said that he heard plenty this year from people that did not like the move, and he thinks his performance in the National Championship Game made them all very happy.

McAfee was the subject of complaints on social media after he used sexual innuendo to express his gratitude for the past year.

“Everything we say into a microphone has zero ill intentions,” he said on his show on Tuesday.

Pat McAfee explained that he saw an online article saying he was “blasted” for his performance and word choice at the national championship game. He admits that Georgia’s total domination of TCU made the game boring and he may have gone a little overboard to entertain himself.

“I’m not normally a sexual innuendo joke guy. That’s not normally my thing,” he said. “Eleven hours on TV one day, 65-7, I maybe got a little loose. I said ‘college football, thank you for allowing me to penetrate you and be inside you all year,’ which, factual statement, but certainly sounded a little bit like deep-dongin’ somebody.”

McAfee says his performance in the final game of the season was kind of perfect. It gave everyone a bit of what they wanted from him.

“I think that was a great way to wrap up the college football season, you know? The people inside the college football world that did not appreciate my presence, that was one last trip around on the tractor to really bury me and keep it going.”

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SiriusXM Inks Extension For ‘Let’s Go!’ With Tom Brady

“I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM.”

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While Tom Brady won’t be sitting in the top FOX Sports analyst’s chair until 2024, he’ll continue his Let’s Go! show for SiriusXM.

Nearing the conclusion of his appearance on the latest episode, host Jim Gray revealed the show and SiriusXM have agreed to an extension to keep the seven-time Super Bowl winner with the platform.

“Hey Tommy, we have one last announcement as we wrap up the program,” said Gray. “You’re coming back. I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM. We look forward to convening and our co-host Larry Fitzgerald will stay with us as well.”

Brady, in conjunction with Gray and Fitzgerald, launched Let’s Go! in August of 2021.

“Thank you guys, we appreciate the support,” Brady said of SiriusXM President Scott Greenstein and Senior Vice President of Sports Programming Steve Cohen. “We appreciate our fans, and look forward to many more fun years ahead.”

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Mike Francesa: 2 Week Break Before Super Bowl Leads to Media Interviewing Each Other

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much.”

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Many in the sports media and general media world have converged in Phoenix this week for the Super Bowl, but Mike Francesa isn’t the biggest fan of the build-up to the game.

The Phoenix Convention Center is playing host to this year’s radio row, where many of the storylines leading into the big game are dissected six times over the course of a day.

On his BetRivers podcast, Francesa said he’s never been the biggest fan of Super Bowl week and even taking two weeks between the conference title games.

“I’ve never liked these two weeks up to the Super Bowl,” Francesa said on The Mike Francesa Podcast. “I’ve never liked this week with all the hype and nonsense.”

Francesa added that at this point, all the storylines for both teams competing have been played out.

“People don’t know what to say anymore. It’s like they’re interviewing each other,” he said. “Nobody has anything to say or knows what to say.”

Still, Francesa finished his point by saying there’s an overflow of coverage leading up to the Super Bowl.

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much,” he said. “But there’s no way around it. That’s the way it works.”

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More Media Credentials Issued For Super Bowl LVII Than Ever Before

More than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.

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Almost three years removed from the COVID-19 pandemic completely shutting down the world, the Super Bowl host city is now bustling with media once again covering the NFL’s championship game.

According to Front Office Sports, more than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. That figure is up 13% from last year. In 2021, during the peak of the pandemic, only 2,400 media members were allowed to cover the game in Tampa.

A number at or above 6,000 would mean a return of the number of media members covering the game back to pre-pandemic levels.

This year’s Super Bowl is airing on FOX.

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