Pat McAfee Had a Weekend for the Ages

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Sports Illustrated

By Jimmy Traina 1. Over the summer, Sports Illustrated put out “The Power List,” where we looked at the 50 most influential figures and forces in sports. Pat McAfee made the list, and I wrote the blurb. Here was my opening sentence: “There isn’t a hotter sports media star today than this 36-year-old.” I may have undersold McAfee’s status based on the weekend he just experienced. When McAfee signed a huge deal with ESPN months ago, there were many in his fan base who were unhappy with the host, bizarrely claiming he had sold out. There were also some who criticized ESPN for partnering with some…

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