The Pat McAfee Show is the Future of Sports Media

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Pat McAfee formerly played for the Indianapolis Colts before moving to the media.

Nick Holt, Editor-in-Chief

After his retirement from the NFL in 2016, former NFL punter Pat McAfee launched his own radio show, The Pat McAfee Show.

Formerly partnered with Barstool Sports and various radio stations, McAfee has landed with Sirius XM: Mad Dog Sports Radio, where he has found loads of success in recent times.  McAfee’s show can also be watched on YouTube, which gives listeners a more immersive experience, rather than just listening to McAfee through the radio.

Though, what really sets The Pat McAfee Show away from other live sports talk shows is the free flowing carelessness of what’s said on the show.

The media is run by big corporations such as ESPN, CBS, etc., where the reporting is uptight and news is given as straight shot facts with no flare or excitement what so ever.  With The Pat McAfee Show, there’s a fun element brought in by a group of guys who say whatever pops into their head.  McAfee himself is a fantastic personality who has connections like no other.  The former punter’s NFL background gives him opportunity to get his friends of the NFL on the show and have a genuine conversation, rather than a formal interview.

McAfee has close ties with former and current Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawk and Aaron Rodgers, who both make numerous appearances on the show.  Hawk is on everyday to co-host the third hour of the show, while Rodgers is there every Tuesday, and gives real insight into the mind of an NFL quarterback, on and off the field.

The entire show gives a real “dude” feel, a laid back show with opinions that come from real former NFL players, rather than analysts and insiders who give an outsider’s point of view.

Currently the show is more focused on the NFL than anything else, but with McAfee’s recent growth, the show can definitely blossom into something huge.  Catch The Pat McAfee show every weekday from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sirius XM: Mad Dog Sports Radio, or The Pat McAfee Show’s YouTube channel.