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.
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.
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.
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.
This weight loss challenge between Digs (Anthony Diguilio), Zito (Jose Perez), Tim McAfee and I began on January 1st. We’re now 25 days into this thing and we’ve entered the final stretch. The last 7 days!
I am currently in the lead, pending today’s Friday Weigh-out. I initially weighed in at 219.8 pounds. This past Monday I weighed-in at 188.8. So, I’m down 31 pounds overall which is 14.1% of my initial body weight. Zito is a very close 2nd. Zito initially weighed-in at 261 pounds and was down to 225.2 pounds, which is 13.91% of his original body weight. The winner is decided by the highest percentage of weigh lost. So, with Digs at 9.95% and Tim McAfee at 9.79% it seems mathematically impossible for either of them to catch either of us this late in the competition.
I honestly had no idea going into this thing, how much weight I would be able to lose. I hadn’t tried to lose weight since my wrestling days in high school. In fact, I had spent most of my life trying to gain weight. It had also been a very long time since I actually competed in something. When this competition began I was soon reminded about how psycho I am when it comes to competing. If I’m competing in something that have a realistic chance of winning, I’d almost rather die than lose. That’s a bit of an exaggeration but trust me when I say that I’m capable of pushing myself to the mental and physical limit. Not everyone can do that and that has been my sole advantage.
I’ve limited myself to a strict Keto diet and I only eat between noon and 8pm. I also limit myself to ridiculously small portions when I do eat. Here’s an example of a typical weekday for me. Around noon I eat half a chicken breast or a can of tuna. Around 3pm I eat a few raw almonds. For dinner I eat a few slices of cucumber and a half a chicken breast. I allow myself a little more food on the weekends but add cardio workouts. 25 days of this so far. How long could you do this?
It’s definitely a mindfuck. I’m hungry all the time! But there’s light at the end of the tunnel with only 7 days left. I’m not sure if I have enough body mass left to prevent Zito from passing me in the last week, however. He’s still overweight, even at this stage in the game which is an extreme advantage. My body is down to cannabilizing muscle where he is still able to burn fat. To complicate matters, we all are traveling to Atlanta to help shoot some stuff for Super Bowl Week so we’ll spend the last 3 days of the challenge on the road, which eliminates any chance of me resulting to crazy wrestler tactics.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this last week pans out. The deck is definitely stacked against me but I will be pulling every trick in the book that I have available to me. I do have my inner psycho to lean on, so we’ll see what he can do.
Today’s show is packed with football talk. First, Colts Kicker, the all-time NFL points leader, 4x Super Bowl Champion, the GOAT, Adam Vinatieri, calls into the show. He and Pat discuss his season now that the dust has settled, Adam Schefter breaking the news that he plans to return for his 24th season, what he learned from Bill Belichick when playing for the Patriots, and he looks ahead to next season (4:04-20:56). Next, longtime friend of the show, creator of Pro Football Talk, Mike Florio calls in to recap the Conference Championship games. They also discuss what needs to be done to change the officiating in the NFL and Mike proposes a rule change for overtime (20:57-36:29). Pat and the guys also give their takes on the Conference Championships, chat a little bit about the plans for Super Bowl week in Atlanta, and Pat talks about a couple of the recent documentaries he’s watched including Murder Mountain, the Fyre Fest documentary, and Avicii’s documentary. It’s a good one, come and laugh with us. Cheers.
On today’s show, Pat welcomes former Packer great, Super Bowl Champion, partner in the booth, and friend of the show, AJ Hawk, for the debut of a new segment. They cover Pat’s NFL broadcasting debut and what AJ heard from some of his friends still playing on the Packers. They also discuss the two playoff matchups this weekend, and chat about what AJ has been doing recently, what he wants his endgame to be professionally, and why he isn’t a fan of debate shows on TV (2:07-37:26). Later, Pat and the guys discuss some things that are going on in the world including a potential new comedy tour, a few things that they didn’t know about Zito, they chat about dogs and some of the other creatures that are roaming around the McAfee estate, and do a quick check-in on the weight loss challenge. Plus Pat tells a few more stories about Chuck Pagano when they first met each other. It’s a good one, come and laugh with us. Cheers.
On today’s show, the guys give an update on the weight loss competition and discuss what the D.O.G. leaderboard is currently looking like, plus chat about The Situation preparing to go to jail on tax evasion charges, the Clemson football team being served McDonald’s at the White House by the President, and a woman in Texas being banned from her local Walmart for drinking wine out of a Pringles can and riding a scooter in the parking lot. Todd wants to know what name the guys would give themselves if they were assassins, and Gorms wants to know what everyone’s first impression of him was as the guys get a little introspective. They also play some Elvis related fact or fiction, answer a few listener questions including what they would do if they were a computer virus, and who they would choose if they could be any cartoon character. To close the show, the guys each give some vitamin thoughts. It’s a fun one, come and have a good time with us.
This episode features @toddmccomas, @PatMcAfeeShow, @Digz, @nickmaraldo, @tyschmit, @BostonConnr, @HeyGorman, @VivalaZito, @evanfoxy, and closes with “Poor Man Blues,” by Zac Wilkerson
DISCLAIMER- I’M NOT MADE FOR THE BLOGGING WORLD
Alright as I sit here on the recliners in front of the tv’s. I’m just thinking about what my meal is going to be February 1st. I have a list and I would love to share it with you.
So basically this list consist of every place I’m going to go to and order one thing from the menu.
- Portillo’s Beef
-With a cheese fry
- Steak Quesorito From Tbell
- Boneless wings from BDubs- Sauce TBD
- ChickFila Spicy Chicken
- Deep Dish Sausage Pizza
- Bread Sticks From kilroys
- Mango Salsa Salmon from a Fancy Restaurant
- Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory
- Fish n Chips from an Irish Establishment
- Chicago Hot Dog
That’s what I have and I’m adding more and more everyday. You’re probably thinking Zito don’t do that you’ll have a heart attack or die. Yeah I’m prepared to leave this earth doing what I do best… eating.
I’ve recently got advice from Matt Mitrione and I know I can trust a Fighter/Football Player that had to cut weight left and right. Here’s part of it.
To be honest I didn’t understand what he was saying… I was just hoping he didn’t turn a switch on and just kill me. Luckily that didn’t happen and I’m still here but I did take one thing from the convo and it was to take a bath at 120 degrees for abaht 25 minutes and wrap your self like a tortilla after the fact and keep the heat in. That was one of the most insane things I’ve ever heard. That’s literally what they do to lobsters. I think he was trying to kill me but what ever… what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
What to expect this upcoming 20 days…I’ve been staying in the office after the steam everyday and just shooting around and running around trying to break a sweat. I think I’m going to start running suicides every night.
Alright as of right now I have so much Real Estate (not sure if thats one word or not) in Digs brain.
Tim is still a massive wild card he’s fighting for the kids and he has this mentality where I honestly believe he can lose 100 pounds out of no where. He has those old school Yinzer tactics…That I’m honestly afraid of. I’ve been behind him since day one. Make sure to give the foundation a follow at this link.
Todd… I think he going dahn mentally he ordered pizza to my house.
Doesn’t even phase me…I took one whiff and threw that garbage pizza away. If he really wanted to get in my head he would have went the extra mile and order some deep dish or an Italian beef. But thats just me. I can’t wait to send a sausage basket to his house and stuff them in all of his shoes and drawers.
End of the day I’m feeling good..I feel like I can get close to that 40 pound mark. Cant wait to give you another update…Thank you for reading through my 9th grade education writing. I also wanted to thank Mybookie and Fuego Box for offering this opportunity to be able to lose this weight and have people the people watching contribute with the weight loss as well. Make sure to head to the site make a bet send my bet slip and purchase the Fuego Box Sauces. Honestly these sauces have added so much flavor to my food and very appreciative to them.
Make sure to tune in at noon Monday and Friday for the weigh-ins and make sure to mash that #teamzito everywhere in the chat…See you there.
From The Desk of Director of Morale