PMS 2.0 048 – I Got Engaged, The Voice Of Monday Night Football & Ryan Shazier

On today’s show, Pat and the rest of the guys are back from vacation with a LOADED show. Pat discusses his trip to Hawaii and gives a breakdown of how he popped the question to Sam in an Avatar-like setting on the island. He and the rest of the guys also discuss what else they did while they were away on vacation, discuss a couple of the documentaries they watched while on break including ‘Abducted in Plain Sight,’ chat about the pothole epidemic in Indianapolis, give their thoughts on the AAF so far, and chat about the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day sale coming soon to PatMcAfeeShow.com. Also included are two incredible interviews from Super Bowl week with the voice of Monday Night Football and Top Rank Boxing, all around electric human being, Joe Tessitore (2:01:23-2:21:54); as well as an inspirational interview with Steelers linebacker and 2X Pro Bowler, Ryan Shazier, as he chats about his incredible journey to recovery and how confident he is that he’ll play football again (2:22:36-2:38:51). It’s great to be back. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

NBA All Star Weekend Doesn’t Disappoint

When it comes to All Star games and All Star weekends the NBA just does it right. The whole weekend is always entertaining and their continuing to add and make adjustments to it yearly to keep things interesting. The addition of more shooters to the 3 point competition was a very nice touch, as the NBA has turned into a 3 point contest almost every night these days. In a star studded group Joe Harris from the Brooklyn Nets won in impressive fashion beating out Steph Curry and Buddy Hield in the finals.

The dunk contest can be hit or miss from year to year but i thought this year was really good. There was lots of misses, but there was also a lot of imagination and different props that people brought in that we haven’t seen before. OKC’s Hamidou Diallo ended up taking home the title with some massive hops, including a dunk over Shaq.

To end the weekend the stars showed up on Sunday in a high scoring affair with Team Lebron having a massive comeback to beat Team Giannis. Kevin Durant took him MVP and team Lebron took a record 168 three pointers, making 62 of them. In recent years things have tightened up in the fourth quarter of the All Star game, which makes things really interesting to watch especially when the game got as tight as it did last night. By far my favourite part of the weekend was Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade being apart of the All Star game in what will be both of these superstars last year. As i said to start this blog off the NBA just gets it right when it comes to All Star weekend and they did once again this passed weekend. Hope y’all enjoyed it as much as i did, lets have a week.

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Emergency Blog! I Just Made The Best Wings of All Time!

We bought an air fryer today so, of course, I had to try it out as soon as we got home.  What better way to test your air fryer out than by making wings, right?  Right!

They were crispy on the outside and the chicken pulled right off the bone.  And this sauce…forget about it!  This sauce I made is the only sauce that should legally be allowed to touch a chicken wing.

Here’s the recipe:  (serves 2 people)

Buy 1 pound of chicken wings.  I recommend getting the whole wing.  If you want to be a bitch about it you can cut the drummettes from the flats or buy a pack of drummettes and flats already cut.  I did the whole wing because I’m OG.  You should get 8 good-size wings out of a 1 pound package.  Warning: this recipe is for unfrozen wings.  Buy your shit fresh.  Don’t buy those shitty frozen wings they put out in the middle cooler because you’re better than that!

I have a 4 quart air fryer and it’s a Ninja, because Ninjas kick ass.  You should be able to position 8 full wings in the air fryer without having to stack them on top of each other.  Just squeeze them tightly together.  Air fry the wings at 375 degrees for 25 minutes and turn them half-way through.  This will make your wings fall-off-the-bone tender.

During this 25 minutes, make your sauce.  You’re going to slowly melt a stick of butter (low heat) and then stir in 2 tablespoons of minced garlic from a jar, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese, a teaspoon of lime juice, Frank’s Hot Sauce (enough to give it that buffalo sauce color), then salt and pepper to taste.  Let that sauce simmer, stirring occasionally until your 25 minute timer goes off.  Now, it’s magic time!

Once your goes off, turn the wings right side up again and set the temperature on your air fryer to 400 degrees and your timer for 5 minutes.  This is where the skin gets crispy.  Don’t worry, you won’t lose the moisture and tenderness on the inside of the wing.  Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, that’s what you’re looking for.  Don’t fuck around and make your wings slimy.  Slimy wings are for serial killers.

Once the 5-minute timer goes off, use tongs to put your wings in a big-ass bowl, pour your sauce over the wings, top with a lid and shake the shit out of them.  Now you’re ready to plate! 

I didn’t cook a side but obviously that’s a good idea if you’re wanting to impress someone.  My lady and I have been together long enough that I don’t have to worry about it.  Besides, the wings seemed to have impressed her enough because I cooked two batches and I think she ate 10  wings to my 6, and she’s not a big wing person.  I’m telling you, these wings are legit!  Try them for yourself!

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The Parade

For the second time in about 100 days, the duck boats rolled around Boston with everyone and their mother out on the street. This was the second parade I have ever missed in my life so I need this recap more than you do. 

This photo is incredible. 1.5 million people at a parade and I don’t know if I’ve ever been more jealous of 1.5 million people. Parades are always a spectacle to be apart of, but the ones with the Patriots are always a little more sweeter. Brady, Belichick, the whole NFL watching on from their own city, there aren’t many better feelings. Some wake up a little more black and blue than others.

A lot of people are talking about this fight but, these are just a couple rival towns from Massachusetts hashing it out at the parade. Some people got injured I’m sure, but that’s going to happen when you’re trying to prove you’re still here. Best part of this parade was Philly fans all over the place talking about how their parade was better the year before. Fellas, this is our 6th one now, if you don’t have a few fights at some point, do towns even still hate each other? I’m just glad nobody got stabbed, that’s typically a St. Paddy’s Day debacle but you never know what someones going to do when two guys are arguing about who loves Brady more. Plus, this one fight wasn’t the only thing that happened yesterday.

I mean, come on. Patriots fans left the parade to run over and help this ambulance get up the hill? That’s a real team effort if I’ve ever seen one. Now everyone knows that the one fight that went down at the parade wasn’t the only thing worth talking about. Not to mention McCourty and Harmon putting Lane Johnson into a coffin. 

I mean, this is why you don’t bash the Patriots at a parade cause the sad reality is the Pats will be back to the Super Bowl far before you, Lane Johnson. Duran Harmon is also wearing Tom Brady’s jersey from high school. Not sure if it’s a replica or the real one, but he crushed yesterday. I wish I could of been there, but the only thing that matters is we got number 6. Can’t wait to chase 7 next year.

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The Patriots Won The Super Bowl, Obviously

On Sunday, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots ripped the hearts out of every football fan that woke up Monday feeling like it was a normal day. I currently type with six rings that glow with the light of a thousand suns. Where do we begin.

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Gotta start with this. Rob Gronk is back next year and I don’t know if the Patriots have ever had this type of team camaraderie. Everyone is so all in on building Brady’s legacy that nobody can retire until he does. How is Gronk at 29 gonna leave Brady out to dry when he’s 41? That’s right, he’s not going to. With that being said, it wasn’t the greatest offensive performance for either team which made the game pretty slow for anyone watching at home. Every play in that stadium was edge of your seat action and watching Bill’s defense fly around and shut down Sean McVay’s offense was all I could have asked for. The place erupted, or at least felt as though it did when Kyle Van Noy got to Goff in the second quarter on third down. 

Also, love this flipper against Reynolds in the first. Felt like we dominated the game physically and that was something the defense really stepped up at the end of the season. We started running the rock and playing hard nosed defense and we kept McVay of the end zone. 

That’s why all this MVP talk is bologna. If anyone on the defensive side of the ball deserved the MVP it would be Belichick. The guy pitched a perfect game and even though Goff should of hit Cooks for a touchdown, he didn’t. Goff looked like he was crapping himself before the Saints game so I can imagine there were a few times he looked like a deer in headlights Sunday night. I couldn’t quite see him on the sideline Sunday from my seats but on the field he didn’t look great. 

The real MVP or MVP’s from this game was the  Patriots offensive line. I know some people that specifically bet on the Rams because they had Aaron Donald. Those people, first, are idiots, and second don’t respect the greatness that is Dante Scarnecchia, the Patriots offensive line coach. Not to mention Trent Brown makes Aaron Donald look like a pee wee football player. 

I understand this game will be talked about as the worst Super Bowl ever. Which is why I’ll always remember it as the best Super Bowl ever. We got to 6 and now everyone should know Brady won’t sleep till we have 7. It’s going to be a fantastic offseason even though it is devastating football is now over. To those who thought we weren’t going to win the Super Bowl, I pity you. Not because you were wrong, but because you had to watch your worst nightmare slowly come true. Another Patriots Super Bowl and another offseason of listening to Patriots fans. I will carry these six rings for a long time, jingling around in my pocket or hanging from a necklace. Congratulations to all, and to the NFL, goodnight. 

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PMS 2.0 044 – Tim Tebow, Schefter, & Superb Owl Chatter

Today’s show is a great one. First, former Heisman Trophy winner, 1st round draft pick of the Denver Broncos, the greatest college football player of all-time and current outfielder in the New York Mets organization, Tim Tebow, joins the show from Top Golf in Atlanta for an incredible conversation. They discuss what it was like being Tim Tebow in college, his transition to the NFL and the most difficult part, talks a little bit about his perspective about life, chats more about his MLB aspirations and what his walkup song will be, and how he handles all the scrutiny every time he does something (4:51-27:37). Also joining the show is the king of scoops himself, one of the best in the game at his job, the creator of the “Adam Bomb,” Adam Schefter. They discuss what Super Bowl week is like for him, the guys dig for a couple updates on some scoops, what he thinks is going to happen with the Antonio Brown situation, and the stresses of having troll Twitter accounts make fake news with his name and having to deal with the repercussions (55:54-1:13:46). The guys also recap the entire Super Bowl week from Top Golf and who some of their favorite guests were and which people surprised them. They also recap the weight loss competition, and dive into their thoughts on the Super Bowl, the commercials, and Boston Connor chats about his experience seeing the Patriots win a Super Bowl in person. It’s a great one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

PMS 2.0 043 – State Of The Podcast

On today’s show, Pat conducts a State of the Podcast from a conference room inside of the hotel in Atlanta and opens up the floor for some questions. The guys discuss the many challenges they’re facing for their Super Bowl week content, Pat recaps his experience on Radio Row at Media day including the radio hits he did with Clay Travis (54:53-1:13:01) and Toucher & Rich from 98.5 in Boston (1:20:23-1:32:38). Pat and the guys also recap their different travel stories en route to Atlanta, get a surprise phone call from AQ Shipley for a quick conversation, check in on the weight loss challenge as it has become a two-horse race, plus Pat puts Gorman’s brain into a pretzel with one of his many illusions. Pat and the guys also discuss the Super Bowl a little bit and what they’re looking forward to, what some of the more interesting prop bets they’re looking at are, and ultimately who they think is going to win the game, and give a quick preview of where to find all of the different ways you can watch what they’re doing in Atlanta. It’s a fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

PMS 2.0 042 – Chuck Pagano Makes Incredible Debut

On today’s show, Pat welcomes one of his white whales. Former Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts and current Defensive Coordinator of the Chicago Bears, Chuck Pagano, finally joins the show. He and Pat chat about the adjustments he had to make during his time away from football, the season he was diagnosed with cancer and he dives deep into his process to recovery. They also reminisce on a couple of their seasons together, and Chuck looks ahead to all the weapons he’ll have on the Bears defense (2:52-35:37). Later, Pat and the guys discuss plans for what to expect once they get to Atlanta, and Pat teases some guests that may be stopping by. Pat also recaps his weekend in Phoenix for the WWE NXT Takeover preshow, playing golf with AQ Shipley and Foxy, and how he had perhaps the best steak on the west coast. The guys also recap the Pro Bowl and offer a few enhancements, discuss the final few moments left in the weight loss competition, and Pat details his near death experience driving to work. Today’s a good one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

The Last Monday Weigh-In

We just finished the last Monday weigh-in of the $9,999.99 #WeightLossChallenge.  Here were the results:

#4.  Tim McAfee initially weighed-in at 243.0 pounds.  Last Friday he weighed-out at 217.8 pounds.  Today he weighed-in at 216.8, which means he lost 1 pound over the weekend and has lost 10.78% of his initial body weight.  Tim looks good!  He has always been a guy who looks like he can bend iron with his bare hands and now that he’s trimmed down he looks like a complete beast.

#3.  Digs initially weighed-in at 239.2 pounds.  Last Friday he weighed-out at 212.0 pounds.  Today he weighed-in at 212.6, which means he gained 0.6 pounds and has lost 11.12% of his body weight.  I think Digs allowed himself a little R&R this weekend.  I’m not going to judge.  Digs is a very handsome man and losing over 11% of his body wait has only added to his handsomeness.  I’m proud of this dude.  This is his second #WeightLossChallenge in 2 years.  He’s got grit.

#2.  Zito initially weighed-in at 261.6 pounds.  Last Friday he weighed-out at 218.0 pounds and surpassed me for the lead.  Today he weighed-in at 218.2, which means he gained 0.2 pounds and has lost 16.59% of his initial body weight.  It appears Zito allowed himself a little R&R this weekend as well.  He might’ve taken a page out of my book from earlier in this competition and decided he needed to get his body and mind a little break before going into battle this week.  This could be dangerous for me.  Zito has accomplished a great deal thus far in the competition.  His discipline and intestinal fortitude has surprised me.  I’m very proud of him as well.

#1.  I initially weigh-in at 219.8 pounds.  Last Friday I weighed-out at 185.8 pounds.  Today I weighed-in at 182.6, which means I lost 3.2 pounds over the weekend and have lost 16.92% of my initial body weight.  I traveled to Lexington, KY on Friday and did 2 comedy shows that night, 2 shows on Saturday and 1 show on Sunday and travelled back home last night.  

The comedy club in Lexington put us up in a very nice hotel surrounded by awesome restaurants and bars, which was very nice of them but I should’ve requested a Motel 6 out in the middle of nowhere.  Despite my surroundings, however, I managed to only consume a pickle spear wrapped in a slice of turkey on Friday night, 3 pieces of Jumbo shrimp on Saturday and 3 teaspoons of ahi tuna on Sunday.  I look and feel like a POW right now.

In addition to all my fat, I’ve lost a lot of muscle so this isn’t the best me physically.  Conversely, I do feel this is the best me mentally.  I have gone through some tough shit in my day but this #WeightLossChallenge is, mentally, the toughest thing I’ve ever had to endure.

Marine Corps boot camp was incredibly difficult, both mentally and physically, but I never felt like I had the option of quitting or not completing a task.  Every time I reached the breaking point, 3 drill instructors would scream in my face and threaten to hate stomp me.   It was like a shot of adrenaline straight to my heart.

In this competition, I’m a man on an island.  I’m Tom Hanks in Cast Away.  I’m the recruit and drill instructor.  When I reach a breaking point, I have to get in my own face and scare myself back into fight mode.  That has been extremely difficult, more difficult than I could’ve ever imagined.  But I do feel like I’m beginning to master it.  I feel like I’m in a bit of a zone right now.

I anticipate the last 5 days will be the hardest.  I’m only ahead of Zito by 0.33%.  He’s lost a total of 43.4 pounds thus far and I’ve lost a total of 37.2 pounds.  Because of our initial weight disparity I have a slight advantage with percentage of weight lost.  Here’s an example of how it looks on paper for this week.  

If I somehow manage to lose another 5 pounds by Friday and lose a total of 42.2 pounds, that puts me at a total weight loss percentage of 19.2%.  To tie me, Zito would only have to lose another 6.8 pounds, totaling 50.2.  So, It’s literally neck and neck at this point and unfortunately for me, Zito has a lot more neck.  Fortunately for me, I think I have more grit.  I also have one final trick up my sleeve that I’ve been saving for the final week.  It’s an all natural method to ditch some extra weight at the end that I’m relying on heavily to work.  I will not be consuming any food until the final weigh-out so I’m hoping that mixed with this final trick, will be enough to put me over the top.

Regardless of how it ends up, everyone should know that the Pat McAfee team is a family.  We are all brothers.  Zito, Digs and Tim have inspired me and pushed me to tap into this inner psycho that I wasn’t sure could ever be awakened again.  I’m grateful for them and the entire team here for getting me off my old, tired, fat ass and causing me to rediscover a younger, thinner and crazier me.

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Anthony Davis Wants To Be Traded. Now.

It was only a matter of time before this was going to happen. The Pelicans are trash and haven’t done much in the way of trying to help Anthony Davis. They grabbed Demarcus Cousins for a year, that obviously didn’t work, now they’re staring down the barrel of losing the cornerstone of the franchise one way or another.

Now the question becomes, who will go after Big Tony Davis? The Lakers will be big time suitors after letting teams know that basically everyone sans LeBron will be available as a trade asset. If Davis were to get traded to the Lakers, you’d have to imagine that at least 2 of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, and Lonzo Ball will be on their way out of town. Boston seems to a potential destination as well, but they wouldn’t be able to trade for Davis until July 1st because league rules stipulate that the Celtics can’t have Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis’ contracts under the designated rookie exception (allows players coming off their rookie-scale deals earn up to 30 percent of the team’s salary cap rather than 25 percent).

Teams like the Suns also have a ridiculous amount of trade capital and could be in on the Davis sweepstakes. He just wants to go somewhere that will give him ample opportunities to win championships. And that sure as shit isn’t happening anytime soon in Phoenix, so it’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Just go to LA, Tony. City of Stars, LeBron taking you under his wing showing you love until he starts passive aggressively hammering you to the media. You want a bigger commercial presence? Go to LA. You want to potentially have a starring role in the next Transformers movie or one of LeBron’s many game shows/sitcoms/series he has in production? Go to LA. When he’s eligible to sign an extension, he’s going to have more money that God, and I think LA would be an exceptional place to spend said money. Either that or he can okay a trade to somewhere like Sacramento, be miserable until he’s eligible to sign a fat extension, and then he can take his talents wherever his heart desires. It’s a tricky situation, but when $240 million is on the other side of that mountain, just do what you gotta do to survive. 

He may still be a little injury prone (he’s currently out with a volar plate avulsion fracture in his left index finger whatever the fuck that means), but he’s worth every penny he’s going to potentially earn. If Luke Walton wants to save his job– and he needs to with the heat already being applied by “LeBron’s Camp”–

Then he needs to make his way up to Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka’s offices and tell them he’s willing to do anything to land Tony Davis. He does that, and who knows, maybe the Lakers find themselves in position to make a run at another championship this year. I doubt it, but it’s possible. It’s time, Luke. Shoot your shot.

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