Iconic US sporting identification Pat McAfee has confirmed his 5 million followers simply how a lot he loves AFL and its followers – going ballistic at Collingwood’s after-the-siren win towards Essendon and throwing in a lesson on how Australians swear.
Talking on his wildly in style Pat McAfee Present, the bubbling American – who was one of many NFL’s best punters – misplaced it over Magpie Jamie Elliott’s gorgeous aim towards Essendon on July 24.
‘My group, the Collingwood Magpies … residence of Mason Cox, also called Coxzilla, the one American to have big success within the AFL, had a nail-biting, triumphant … ultimate second, walk-off win,’ he mentioned on Tuesday’s version of his Pat McAfee Present.
Clutching a Sherrin footy, McAfee hilariously supplied his personal commentary for what’s going to go down as one of many best kicks to win a sport in a few years.
Pat McAfee has change into considered one of America’s hottest sporting presenters since retiring from the NFL in 2017
‘In entrance of 75,000 on a horrible angle, the horn goes off in his backswing … and he put it via the pipes!’ yells McAfee.
‘That’s a walk-off winner from Jamie Elliott … He put this son of a b***h (the Sherrin) via these sons of b***hes (goalposts) from an extremely laborious angle.’
For these Aussies not as acquainted with US sports activities terminology, a walk-off winner is basically when a baseballer hits the profitable run within the backside of the final inning – although Elliott’s kick because the siren blew is an entire different layer of strain.
Pat McAfee (left) clutches a Sherrin, whereas he and fellow host AJ Hawk break down the unbelievable Collingwood win
McAfee saved his greatest work for his description of Aussie followers watching Elliott from simply metres away on the opposite facet of the fence.
He believed the supporters have been utilizing a swear phrase that’s seen as a lot ruder within the US than it’s Down Beneath.
‘He’s (Elliott) received followers two toes away from him; that lady goes, “Come on, you c***!”‘ he laughed.
‘Bear in mind, in Australia they use that phrase otherwise. I’m simply quoting these two individuals which can be screaming in Jamie Elliott’s ear.’
Jamie Elliott kicks a exceptional aim from the boundary after the siren to present Collingwood a heart-stopping win over Essendon on July 24
McAfee’s operating commentary of the second was fairly spot on when it got here to grandeur and pleasure, however the former punter would possibly want a bit of labor on his information of Aussie Guidelines.
‘So the way in which you get the ball down the sector is you run, you bounce and punt it forward,’ he defined.
‘When anyone catches it they get on a regular basis they should line up a kick (at aim), or they’ll handpass it or punt it to another person.’
He additionally mentioned the mark Elliott took to arrange the shot on aim was a ‘speccy’ when it was really a run-of-the-mill seize.
Pat McAfee (left) has cast a profitable sports activities broadcaster profession since retiring from the NFL in 2017
AJ Hawk, a Tremendous Bowl-winning linebacker, pledged to be the present’s AFL correspondent after witnessing the unbelievable aim, and questioned why the sport isn’t extra in style world wide.
‘That kick from that angle appeared unimaginable, really … why isn’t this larger than soccer?’ he requested.
The clip caught the attention of fellow Yank and Collingwood star Mason Cox and Elliott himself, whereas Lions star Mitch Robinson mentioned the reward was a ‘big shout out’.
McAfee duly congratulated the Magpies ahead on his superb achievement, too.
Cox even steered the AFL could be a lot better positioned if they may persuade McAfee to get onboard for the finals collection – a degree that outstanding journalist and broadcaster Craig Hutchinson heartily agreed with.
‘Australia must get this man and his crew again on board for finals (playoffs)! Getting him on the town for a Grand Last could be dope too,’ wrote Cox on Twitter.
It wasn’t the primary time McAfee has been uncovered to Australian Guidelines.
Mason Cox (black and white jersey) leaps excessive above Essendon defenders Andrew Phillips (centre) and Peter Wright (left) throughout Collingwood’s last-gasp win
After discovering the sport in the course of the 2020 COVID lockdown, Cox hooked him up along with his personal personalised Sherrin and Magpies uniform.
He known as it ‘probably the most insane sport on earth’ on the time, earlier than lamenting this week that he wasn’t in a position to play it himself.
‘Aussie Guidelines soccer is the game I want I grew up enjoying,’ he mentioned.
Pat McAfee appears on from the sidelines throughout a sport for the Indianapolis Colts in 2015
McAfee, a cult hero each on and off the sector, was probably the greatest NFL punters of all-time earlier than transitioning seamlessly into the media the place his extroverted nature, booming voice and outlandish views have made him a success with followers.
His present, which has greater than 5.6million followers throughout YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, goes for 3 hours each day from Monday to Friday and is likely one of the hottest sporting applications within the US.