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Pat McAfee continues to offer Aaron Rodgers a platform for his nonsense


Throughout his weekly look on The Pat McAfee Display, vocal anti-vaxxer Aaron Rodgers took a shot at Travis Kelce for showing in a PSA encouraging folks to get each their COVID boosters and flu photographs, regarding him as “Mr. Pfizer.” 

McAfee laughed beautiful laborious on the shaggy dog story, pronouncing right through a later display that a part of this is as a result of he used to be enthusiastic about the response Rodgers would get on-line, which he indisputably did get. Rodgers is obviously hooked on consideration, and I suppose I’m a part of the issue as a result of I’m giving him some extra.

I’m no longer right here to police jokes. It used to be only a shaggy dog story in any case, however Aaron Rodgers has constantly long past on The Pat McAfee Display and non-jokingly peddled incorrect information about COVID vaccines, and no longer as soon as to my wisdom has McAfee driven again.

Rodgers has been making weekly appearances at the display for 2 years now, and did so after he used to be came upon to have lied about his vaccination standing, and issued a phrase salad of an apology, fielding softballs from McAfee and previous teammate, AJ Hawk. Staring at McAfee and Hawk right through that 2021 interview made me ponder whether that’s what it used to be like within the Inexperienced Bay Packers’ locker room all the ones years.

Perhaps it’s unfair to be expecting any person like McAfee, who’s obviously an entertainer, to do the activity of a journalist and in fact counter Rodgers’ conspiracy theories with information. That being mentioned, it shouldn’t be an excessive amount of to invite him to prevent being Aaron Rodgers’ PR crew.

Later within the week, McAfee recounted the interview on his display, pronouncing “That used to be a cast shaggy dog story. It used to be a cast shaggy dog story. Now clearly there are folks on the web who didn’t admire the way in which Aaron cracked a shaggy dog story at Travis’ expense, as a result of a vaccine, particularly with Aaron running for Johnson & Johnson lately on the New York Jets.” [Ed. note: Jets owner Woody Johnson is an heir to the J&J pharmaceutical empire.]

That’s a fascinating piece of hypocrisy that McAfee may just’ve introduced up whilst interviewing Rodgers, however after all, he stored it for a later date.

Every other member of the display, Ty Schmit even speculated that Rodgers made the shaggy dog story as a result of he used to be jealous of Kelce (allegedly) relationship Taylor Swift, or as a result of he’s in State Farm ads. However to not Rodgers’ face. By no means to his face.

Even though McAfee doesn’t vehemently disagree with Rodgers about vaccines, he obviously does no less than moderately as a result of he himself is vaccinated, and selected to paintings for a community with a vaccine mandate. He doesn’t consider in Rodgers’ reasoning for no longer being vaccinated, however he simply shall we Rodgers say any loopy factor he desires with out wondering the rest.

I consider the explanation nobody at the display ever pushes again in opposition to Rodgers or provides him any grief about the rest is they’re fearful they’ll piss him off sufficient that he stops coming at the display.

The Pat McAfee Display debuted on ESPN on Sept. 7, and has skilled a stellar month of rankings with 242 million throughout all platforms from its begin to Sept. 29. I will’t say the rest about that. That’s unbelievable for a display that’s on right through the center of industrial days.

I’m skeptical about whether or not this efficiency will proceed. Displays have a tendency to obtain the very best rankings once they debut after which decline and stage out as time is going on. The PMS used to be an enormous luck earlier than ever being on ESPN, and it kind of feels find it irresistible has introduced its target market to the community, however I ponder whether ESPN’s conventional target market will come round.

The structure and presentation of the display hasn’t modified, and there’s one thing inherently bizarre about seeing a more moderen type of media collide with conventional media. It’s like seeing a late-night communicate display host make a shaggy dog story a couple of TikTok pattern.

Regardless of how a success the display is, McAfee indisputably desires to experience a score spice up from weekly Rodgers interviews, and he’s no longer going to do the rest to lose that.

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