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Pat McAfee

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:12 PM

Like him? Hate him? Somewhere in between?

Just my guess, backed up by absolutely nothing, but I've been thinking that Gameday is grooming him to take Corso's place when he retires, which could be after this season, if not during. I kinda like him. I didn't watch his simulcast or whatever of the NCSU game, but do want to go back and watch at least some of it.

I like his energy. He's a lot of fun and brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to the crew. I don't know that he's the sharpest tool in the shed, when it comes to football knowledge, but I think he's really fun to watch. But I can see how that same energy could rub some people the wrong way, in a big way! He kind of strikes me as the Robin Williams of college football with all that energy and very clear ADHD personality, which can be a really positive thing if channeled the right way.

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:19 PM

Like him on gameday, brings energy and a different view. Did not watch but heard his simulcast was awful ...

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I think he’s pretty good - gives them a different

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:20 PM

Persona with some energy. Brings the Wrassling approach. Like his background story also.

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Don't like him at all......

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:20 PM

because he's a loudmouth showoff who belongs on a wrestling show, not a football show.

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Re: Don't like him at all......

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Oct 6, 2022, 4:55 PM

Agree. Too loud. Too much of a wrestling persona. Not a college football persona.

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Not a fan. Too much glitz, not enough football substance.***

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:23 PM



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Oct 6, 2022, 6:13 PM

Come to think of it, I think you hit it. He knows NFL football since he played, and can talk it all day, but isn't as good on CFB.

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Hey Boy..I'm ADHD & yes we are talkative but creative too

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:24 PM

and usually higher IQ. Pat does know about football imho but it seems to be focused on personal stats on a lot of players from a lot of teams which the Gameday crew don't as much.

Yep, he's a load to take for 3 hours without meds (for him or for me)!

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Re: Hey Boy..I'm ADHD & yes we are talkative but creative too

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:34 PM

If a guy has to ‘out talk’ the other members of the panel to express his views ... I don’t need him.

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:25 PM

I’m not a fan. I’d prefer David Pollack and his analysis over Pat.

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:32 PM

I am also not a fan . Way to annoying for me and steps on others when they are trying to talk . Negative to gameday

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:32 PM

The show needs someone with real charisma. Kirk and David and Desmond have the technical chops covered, and Reece steers the ship just fine.

To me, McAfee has to go SO FAR far over the top to make an entertaining impact. Corso brings much more entertainment and humor with much less effort; one of a kind. Corso is entertaining the way Bill Murray is funny. Understated, seen it a hundred times, but you still laugh.

McAfee is determined to be entertaining if he has to scream the whole time, take off his shirt, jump off a boat, etc. Whatever it takes. At some point it's just exhausting.

Right idea, Wrong shtick, IMO.

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:37 PM

I agree . I’ve learned that people who talk loud and try to steal the show in a conversation are fighting an inferiority complex!

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Oct 6, 2022, 3:14 PM

Ditto this^^^

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Oct 7, 2022, 7:04 PM

Love Corso but he can't do a whole show...

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from that video still you can assume Pollack feels the same

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:33 PM

he's look at pat like.. why do they put me with this clown.

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Oct 6, 2022, 3:00 PM

I'd like to see Pollack get a seat at the grown up table. You won't find a better guy.

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:29 PM

I am a fan but I also watch his show almost daily.

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Not so fast, my friend.***

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I don't have a problem with him. I could see him being LC's

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:35 PM

replacement as the "comic relief" on the show. If anyone were to continue the headgear it would be him. I also think he brings a new perspective to the show bc he's not as engrained in college football as the rest of the crew (doesn't appear to be that big of a homer to any team or conference).

I watched his broadcast as a replay, not a bad show. It's basically watching a bunch of bros watch a football game with side bets that go to charity. They were raising money for Jimmy V foundation, Dabo's All In foundation, and Red Cross for hurricane relief. I wouldn't watch it live if it was a game I was interested in, too much going on. Its like the Peyton & Eli broadcast, Peyton's company is producing it or funding it. I would say it's worth watching the replay if you get a chance.

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I'll be real surprised if the headgear picks continue w/o

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:45 PM

Corso whenever he retires. I can see someone like Pat come up with something new, but I think they'll let the headgear pick leave with The Coach, sadly.

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:36 PM


Like him? Hate him? Somewhere in between?

Just my guess, backed up by absolutely nothing, but I've been thinking that Gameday is grooming him to take Corso's place when he retires, which could be after this season, if not during. I kinda like him. I didn't watch his simulcast or whatever of the NCSU game, but do want to go back and watch at least some of it.

I like his energy. He's a lot of fun and brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to the crew. I don't know that he's the sharpest tool in the shed, when it comes to football knowledge, but I think he's really fun to watch. But I can see how that same energy could rub some people the wrong way, in a big way! He kind of strikes me as the Robin Williams of college football with all that energy and very clear ADHD personality, which can be a really positive thing if channeled the right way.

https://youtu.be/uaDy93Aiz-g


Rubbed me the wrong way, but I haven't seen much of him previously. I would have to see more of him to develop a true "like/dislike" of him!

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The Whole Show Sucks

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:39 PM

`If it ain't at Clemson, I don't watch.

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:53 PM

He's obnoxious. I'd rather slide down a telephone pole in my skivvies and count the splinters than listen to his mindless rambling.

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:54 PM

Dude is a "try hard"

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:56 PM

All hat, no cattle.

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Don't like him.***

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Oct 6, 2022, 2:57 PM



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Oct 6, 2022, 3:14 PM

He’s not my cup of tea either. I like Pollack much better. Too over the top.

Of course, as I’m sitting there last Saturday thinking how much this guy annoys me, my wife walks past the TV and “who’s the hot guy with the big belt buckle?” 🤮

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He would be more likable if he emulated

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Oct 6, 2022, 3:17 PM

Marcel Marceau.

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I like Pat...he is funny and knows sports well....

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Oct 6, 2022, 3:37 PM

its a long show and you need someone who can mix it up a bit. I've alsways enjoyed his radio show too.

On the simulcast, I watch the first part of the game and you'd only to want to watch if you like Pat and his buddies. They do alot of stuff not completely along with the game.

I will say watching the first 5-10 minutes is definitely worth it. They watch the hill ride and he gets into it and drops an accidental live F-bomb...catches himself just before finishing the full pronunciation...they all had a good laugh.

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Oct 6, 2022, 3:59 PM

I have not really watched Gameday in a good while but another Clemson buddy of mine said he did not like him. Did not get into any specific reasons though.

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Getting Lee Corso off of there will make it watchable again.


Oct 6, 2022, 4:04 PM

Corso was great.... but he's long past retirement age for that gig.

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Oct 6, 2022, 4:08 PM

Personally, I cannot stand him simply because he is so over-the-top. If he would tone it down a bit I could tolerate him. Do away with the rah-rah stuff and give some thoughtful insight. And please, please, please...don't try to talk over everybody else.

That being said, I agree that he is probably being groomed to take Lee's spot. And when that happens I will probably stop watching.

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Oct 6, 2022, 4:08 PM

Well, you definitely can't argue he isn't trying hard to entertain. He is definitely trying hard to entertain.

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Not my favorite but take my opinion with a grain of salt

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Oct 6, 2022, 4:17 PM

I haven't paid much attention to the show in years. It started off really talking about football. Now it is more infotainment with the show and not football being the focus. I wish they would run a football X's and O's focused show on the U, or I'll even settle for the Ocho

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I pretty much stopped watching Gameday a few years ago, but

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Oct 6, 2022, 4:57 PM

my impression is that he would do nothing towards bringing me back. I would prefer that a football show be about football not stunts and over the top attempts at outlandish entertainment.

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Same here.

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Oct 6, 2022, 6:28 PM

:)

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Oct 6, 2022, 5:21 PM

He is a total Dud……and he can’t hold a candle to someone like Pollack.

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Oct 6, 2022, 5:39 PM

I can only take him in small doses. If he goes on too long he becomes obnoxious. Tries a little too hard maybe ? Any way there is no one who can replace Corso. I like " the bear ". Easily the most knowledgeable on the show and would be entirely impartial. He could assume that role and do it well. He's humble and Kirk and the gang love giving him a hard time. He plays along and has an occasional quip of his own. Ya gotta admit he already has the head for it. 😉

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He sucks dead camel d!ck, not interesting even when I was 10 or 12

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Oct 6, 2022, 6:10 PM

years old. I watched about 10 mins of "rasslin" at a friend's house at about that age. I think Johnny Weaver and the Anderson Boys, if memory serves. I said - nah man, that's fake... and never watched any ever again.

But that's just me. Other people are entertained by it, so whatever.

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He grows on you. In the low country we had Dan Patrick, then


Oct 6, 2022, 6:11 PM

we got Clay Travis (he spent more time race-baiting than talking sports), so I stopped listening, then we got McAfee. Listened to him every day - hated him, then realized he's just a regular goober. His show he hangs with his friends and they can be pretty good/funny.

It may help if you remember that he went to WVU, so he's basically a coot who's nice (my daughter's quote about WVU people (she went to WVU for 3 semesters)).

I haven't listened to his simulcast of the NCST game, b/c he doesn't know the players and the culture. But I like him on Gameday, so far.

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A little Pat goes a long way.

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Oct 6, 2022, 6:15 PM

He a white Steven A. Smith.

Obviously, very popular. But, not my cup of tea.

I love enthusiasm and energy, but he far exceeds the limit.

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He strikes me as someone who tries way too hard

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Oct 7, 2022, 4:55 AM

to get a reaction out of folks. He has the energy to keep your attention, hold an audience, but sometimes he simply seems to try too hard and that’s not my cup of tea.

He’s always at an 11. His takes are too hot. I think if he brought it down just a few notches, he could be tolerable. He brings a nice, new energy to the show, but I think it’ll get old pretty quickly. I liked him much better when he had just a segment or two. I’d much rather have Pollack on full-time. He’s funny, charismatic, knowledgeable, and universally liked.

To each his own. If there were another viable option (not Fox’s big noon whatever), I’d probably flip channels, but it’s all we got.

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Oct 7, 2022, 6:17 AM

I can't quite decide. I'm about 75% dislike, 25% he's kind of entertaining. I didn't have a problem with him until I watched his broadcast of the Clemson game. He started doing the typical 'make fun if Southern accent voice ' in a way somewhat mocking Dabo.

It couldn't be more obvious that ESPN is trying to bring in the barstool sports experience to appeal to the current generation.

One one hand, Pat brings some much needed energy to a show that has gotten kind of predictable. On the other hand, you don't mock Dabo. :)

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Whatever.It's a football pre game show.II could give 2 #####***


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Y'all are talking about him

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Oct 7, 2022, 7:48 PM

like they say, for entertainers, there is no bad publicity

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more or less Dislike, but who is he? where did he come from

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Oct 7, 2022, 8:08 PM

I am assuming he is some country singer

he is just loud and kinda obnoxious



I really only watched it once this year - it was at Clemson .

I guess I try and see the last 30 minutes a couple of times -- just to see the picks and a bit of crowd. I actually tried to see a good bit when they were at App st - because it's cool they picked App st.

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Oct 7, 2022, 8:47 PM

I think he’s great for gameday, a show that’s needed some rejuvenated energy and he def brings a diff energy and I like it

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I think he’s a bit much.

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Oct 7, 2022, 8:59 PM

It feels like GameDay is trying too hard by adding him to the show.

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Re: Pat McAfee. get him out. he had a whole espn2 against


Oct 8, 2022, 2:53 AM

clemson. he was mocking dabos voice. he was IN YOUR FACE against clemson, and he had 6 of his chums goofin in the background throwing in sly drug references while banging his wwwf head off some can of beers. end of the show he was wasted, Clemson won, affe was raged, he started beating his cohorts on the show. espn had to cut because patty had state winning and they didnt. GO TIGERS

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PAT NEEDS TO CALM THE F DOWN! COKE REFERENCE


Oct 8, 2022, 5:19 AM

HES LIKE THESE ALL CAPS IM TYPING IN! HE SLIPPED N I KNOW HE DOES COKE N HE LOVES DRINKING, IF ESPN WANTS OUT OF CONTROL, THEN I GUESS

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