Pat McAfee explains the “BUTT PUNT” as a guest on the Manning Cast broadcast during Monday Night Football. Yes, this is a real thing that actually happened.
As surreal as it sounds, the West Virginia kicker legend and former Pro Bowl punter turned media mogul was asked to address the moment from Sunday that will surely live in infamy as a joke for years to come. McAfee rose to occasion like only he could.
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“This is a backed up punt. It’s already short the amount of space for Thomas Morstead to get this punt off,” McAfee comically delivers as analysis. He then even adds, “cheeks gets clapped by a football” while Peyton and Eli Manning try to hold back laugher.
For anyone somehow unaware, the Dolphins almost blew a game to the Bills when punter Thomas Morstead‘s punt bounced off the backside of wide receiver Trent Sherfield. This bizarre turn of events resulted in a safety against Miami, giving Buffalo a real chance to avoid the upset loss that seemed inevitable at that point in the game. Fortunately for Morstead, the Dolphins did end up still winning in the end, although it’s extremely unlikely anyone remembers who won the game whenever the play is brought up.
Prior to his appearance with the Manning brothers, McAfee discussed the moment that’s being affectionately referred to as the “BUTT PUNT” on his daily show – The Pat McAfee Show earlier in the day.
On a more serious note, McAfee was recently added as a nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.