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Pat McAfee to Host MegaCast During CFP Championship



Former WVU punter and current sports media sensation Pat McAfee will host a MegaCast for the CFP National Championship on ESPN2.

It is not known what show McAfee would be hosting. A MegaCast is the term used for the variety of ways ESPN covers the game. For example, bowl games in round one of the College Football Playoff, the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, were broadcast 10 different ways.

McAfee has done a show for ESPN MegaCasts throughout the college football season, where him and his podcast crew, the Pat McAfee show, watch the game and commentate while occasionally having guests, similar to ESPN’s popular MNF Manning Cast staring Peyton and Eli Manning.

McAfee also famously joined the College Gameday Broadcasts this past year and quickly increased his popularity.

The Peach Bowl version of Pat McAfee’s show during the MegaCast was broadcast on the field during the game. A similar show was held during the Fiesta Bowl with a crew highlighted by Robert Griffin III. It wasn’t announced if McAfee’s crew would return to the studio or not for the championship.

McAfee has become a media star thanks to his popular podcast in his post NFL days. After retiring from the NFL at the young age of 29, he signed a deal with Barstool and helped grow both that brand and his own in the sports media world. He left Barstool in 2018 and formed his own media company, Pat McAfee Incorporated, where his podcasts are now produced.

In addition to his podcast and ESPN work, McAfee also wrestled and commentates for the WWE. He both punted and kicked at West Virginia from 2005-08 and left with the most career points in school history (384).

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