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Pat McAfee: I Enjoy Hearing Tom Brady be a Human

“That is a Tom Brady I would like to listen to every single day, if that’s what the Let’s Go podcast was.”

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Tom Brady is not ready to make a decision about his future. Jim Gray learned the hard way that is not just public posturing. That is the truth.

On the latest episode of the Let’s Go podcast, which also airs on SiriusXM, Brady answered Gray’s question about what his timetable for a decision is with “If I knew what I was going to f***ing do I would’ve already f***ing done it. I’m taking it a day at a time.”

On his show on Tuesday, Pat McAfee said that a fiery Tom Brady is what he wants to hear.

“That is a Tom Brady I would like to listen to every single day, if that’s what the Let’s Go podcast was,” he said. “Now, I don’t like that they bleeped him. We’re adults. It’s SiriusXM.”

McAfee added that this feels like a more authentic version of a guy who has been so careful about letting anyone get too close to him. He noted that there was an episode of Brady’s ESPN+ documentary Man in the Arena in which Mike Vrabel made the comment that Brady isn’t so perfect behind closed doors.

AQ Shipley, who makes regular appearances on McAfee’s show and played with Brady in Tampa, said that the GOAT is only the GOAT in front of the media. In the locker room, he always embraced just being one of the guys.

Pat McAfee said he has heard that a lot about Tom Brady and never really believed it.

“I just enjoyed hearing Tom being human there, because everyone that has been his teammate is like ‘you would enjoy Tom’ and I’m like ‘the guy selling that chocolate in social media videos? I don’t think so.’”

He added that last year, Brady was clearly pressured into a decision between the Buccaneers, FOX and his now-ex-wife all wanting a decision. That is probably what Brady was remembering when he fired back at Jim Gray.

“It’s almost like he’s like ‘Jim, what are you? My f***ing ex-wife, dude? I will take my f***ing time for the first time in my life. How about that?”.

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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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