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‘This is great (expletive) news’: Why Skip Bayless’ $32M Fox deal could mean payday for Pat McAfee

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‘This is great (expletive) news’: Why Skip Bayless’ $32M Fox deal could mean payday for Pat McAfee

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Published 8: 07 a.m. ET March 8, 2021 | Up as a lot as now 9: 58 a.m. ET March 8, 2021

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Likely the precise individual extra excited to hear about Skip Bayless’ reported four-one year, $32 million deal with FOX used to be a former NFL punter in middle The United States.

“With Skip being a component of the 2d-greatest sports display daily, late one different display, if you behold at infrequently all analytics,” Pat McAfee stated Friday, referencing his beget “The Pat McAfee Dispute their own praises.” “This is great (expletive) news.” 

McAfee and his crew — which shatter up from Barstool Sports actions in August 2018 — salvage ancient the video platform to climb to the pinnacle of the sports media world and were the most-watched sports display on YouTube in January (54 million total views). Meanwhile, Bayless’ FS1 display “Undisputed,” co-hosted with Shannon Sharpe, is the No. 2 sports program on YouTube (42 million total views).

McAfee’s program featured peculiar and lengthy interviews with Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in some unspecified time in the future of the 2020 NFL season; McAfee’s untraditional media background has resonated with followers and attracted a real fanbase. The display operates out of Indianapolis and airs from 12-3 p.m. ET Monday by means of Friday on YouTube and SiriusXM. 

Besides to his on daily basis display, McAfee worked as a guest commentator on ESPN’s “College GameDay” in some unspecified time in the future of the final two seasons. He stated he’s at display in negotiations with the network a pair of identical deal of working a residing number of days, but “it could desire unparalleled extra than $8 million a one year to receive us completely to ESPN, so I’m now not even in that conversation.”

McAfee added that he enjoys the aspects of owning his beget industry. It didn’t replace the true fact Bayless’ payday caught his consideration. 

“We’re in a unparalleled different time than we were (Thursday),” he stated. 

Say Chris Bumbaca on Twitter @BOOMbaca. 

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‘This is great (expletive) news’: Why Skip Bayless’ $32M Fox deal could mean payday for Pat McAfee