Pat McAfee just re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts Friday morning, but if they hadn't brought him back as their punter, he had a budding career in media as a great fallback option.
Technically, he already already has one with regular appearances with both local and national radio syndicates and is one of the few men who can stand toe to toe with Colts owner Jim Irsay and match his charisma.
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This week McAfee came to the Yahoo studios to talk football — and a few other interesting topics.
Above, he discusses extra points and the proposed rule of moving them back to be a 43-yard attempt — something McAfee actually seems to be in favor of.
"Having a 43-yard kick at the end of every touchdown would be awesome exposure for kickers," he said. "I think you're going to see the greats separate themselves from the good in the kicking world."
Interestingly, McAfee predicts a 90-percent success rate on those kicks because they are lined up in the middle of the field. And he thinks this ultimately would be a good thing for the kickers in the long run.
McAfee is a must-follow on Twitter, not only for his opinions on the game but also for his hilarious commentary. He famously clocked Denver Broncos kick returner Trindon Holiday on a runback last season, one that blew the social-media site up when the hit happened and then after the game again when McAfee tweeted about the event.
McAfee to Yahoo on the event:
"[Holiday] starts motor-boating up the sideline and I just closed my eyes and ran as fast as I could and I just so happened to run into him," he said, holding his hands up to show how the hit occured. "He's 5-6, 5-7, and I am 6-2, 240. He's like 160-170 — that's a lot of weight difference, so I just happened to connect at the right time, he ends up getting tackled in a very dramatic fashion, the stadium starts getting excited about having poor field position, which is not what we are supposed to do ... and the next morning, I wake up ... the NFL randomly selected me for a steroid test, and it all tied the story together.
"The random steroid selection is a pretty funny one. Because if you were to test me for steroids, it would be like testing Tim Tebow for STDs. There's zero chance. My upper body is that of an adolescent. If they took off my shirt, I would never get a steroid test again."
Brilliant. Keep watching to hear how the test went for added comedy. (Spoiler alert: He passed the drug test.)
Has McAfee become your new favorite NFL player yet? No?
If not, this might push you over the cliff: The dude bought a wrestling ring for his backyard. Like a full-scale, wrestling ring. Naturally, he bought it on the internet — "where anything is possible," he said — and has the 18-foot-by-18-foot ring in his barn back home.
Here's McAfee talking about his purchase, along with some of his favorite wrestlers. It's terrific stuff:
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