Today’s episode is absolutely loaded. First, budding 49ers superstar, arguably the best TE in the NFL right now and friend of the show, George Kittle, calls in hot off his 210 yard performance on Sunday. They chat about the game and why he didn’t eclipse the record after his monster first half, he breaks down a live game of PIG being played between the 9ers Specialists and Joe Staley, he takes issue with something Pat Angerer said, and they discuss wrestling some more as George presents a West Virginia vs. Iowa wrestling match. (1:32-11:47). Next, one of Pat’s former teammates and one of the most athletic lineman in the NFL, offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, Bradley Sowell, calls in coming off scoring the only touchdown in Sunday night’s tilt against the Rams. They discuss how his career has been going up to this point, how hard he had to beg to be on the receiving end of that touchdown Sunday, his golf game and whether he’d ever consider turning pro, and the atmosphere in the Bears’ locker room right now (17:20-28:47). Later, Pro introduces a new segment titled, “A reading from the book of..” where he highlights one of the guys’ blogs from this past week. They also discuss Digs’ recent Steelers rant and dive into an incredible NFL conversation including a lock from Gorman for all the brobrobro’s. Also included is Pat’s interview with Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk discussing some things going on in the NFL (1:05:16-1:17:45), and Pat runs through some of the songs compiled from his year end Spotify playlist. Closing out the show is an interview with Purdue legend and national inspiration, Tyler Trent, to help start your weekend with some positivity (1:39:09-1:59:00). It’s a great one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.
This blog was written by Pat Angerer.
As always, it was a great time talking with the guys on the Pat McAfee Show 2.0. Every time I’m on the show my wife gives me shit and tells me that Pat must be “pretty hard up” to have my washed-up ass on the pod. The fatter and more pathetic I get, the more she loves me. It was the first time me and Pat had talked in months where we didn’t mention any naked dudes. Pat was one of the first guys to be nice to me in Indy. Not like anybody was mean, but for me as a new guy who hadn’t done a damn thing, I just wanted to keep my mouth shut, my head down, and stay out of people’s way. But Pat, Vinny (GOAT), and Justin Snow were always open and welcoming which allowed you to be yourself, which at that time, was a dude with a couple visible abs, a solid hairline and had just made enough money where I could buy whatever the hell I wanted at Walmart.
I had the privilege of being Pat’s PP for several years. I don’t recommend being another man’s PP, but if you must be someone’s PP, be Pat’s. He’s way bigger than you’d think…unlike most punters. We had a lot of fun together, slapped a lot of butts and tackled a lot of people that weren’t looking. Got called cracker a lot, which I miss. Townhouses are the best by the way.
My last two years were tough with surgeries and I was mentally pretty broken down. Fought a naked guy once (not recommended) and did not get resigned by the Colts. My last year with the Colts I had season ending knee surgery, once I didn’t get resigned all these teams said that when I got healthy they’d have a spot for me. The Falcons were the only team that held true to their word. But, unfortunately for them, they didn’t need a slow, fat guy that would boost Busch Light sales. But whatever, you got to do what you got to do. Kid Rock never played for the Falcons and he’s the American Bad Ass so you just got to move on.
Here’s where I am at right now…I’m a mortgage loan originator at a credit union in Iowa, semi-pro tag team wrestling champion of the world, and am currently George Kittle’s (THE GREATEST TE IN THE NFL) life coach. I went from battling guys on the field and after showers, to battling mortgage rates, obesity, baldness (not putting up a good fight) and any demons or brick walls that dare get in the way of TE legend George Kittle. Literally, batting 100% on the life coach thing. Hall of fame numbers.
Big shout out to McAfee being so damn good to me all the time. Being done with football sucks and is very hard to deal with. Harder than I ever imagined. I miss it every day. But being able to listen to him talk and laugh brings me back to a lot of great times. You look at where we are at in society, and we all need to spend more time laughing with each other and appreciate everyone around us. At the end of the day, we are in this shit together and we’re all we got. That’s #6 on Pillars of Life.
On today’s show, Pat is joined by former Iowa Hawkeye and current TE for the San Francisco 49ers, George Kittle, who is making waves in the league right now. They chat about being overlooked in the league, who some of his favorite TE’s are, what Kyle Shanahan’s offense is like, and how Pat Angerer changed his football career (4:23-21:32). Later, Pat brings the guys in to talk about the new blog on PatMcAfeeShow.com and what they’ll be writing about. Digs covers some NFL news and gives out a few of his weekly awards, Zito and Connor talk Twitchcon and how the political attack ads are taking over TV, Todd chats about his comedy show from last weekend and dives into Brock Lesnar in the UFC and Floyd Mayweather getting into MMA, and Nick pops in to talk Lowe’s closing several stores, Pete Davidson, helicopters crashing, and a little hockey talk. Today’s a great one, come and laugh with us. Cheers.