Pat McAfee Could Leave ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ Because Half Of America Hates Him

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I don’t care how much of a megastar you are, this has to hurt the ego.

By now, I’m sure we all know who Pat McAfee is — the former Indianapolis Colts punter who nobody cared about but then blew up to be one of the biggest faces on television. The guy who’s now associated with ESPN and WWE and has his own television/radio/podcasting show. Yeah, that guy.

Well, easily one of the biggest flexes on his resume is that he’s currently being featured on ESPN’s “College GameDay,” but in major bombshell developments in regards to sports media (and sports entertainment overall), his status on the show might be in jeopardy because of a new survey from The Athletic that shows 48.9% of the program’s viewers aren’t fans of McAfee.

He kept it G though, admitting the data “has been brought to my attention more than a few times over the last few days,” but he also hilariously said he doesn’t take The New York Times-property seriously. (LMAO) And quite frankly, who does?

“I’ve never been friends with a human that reads The Athletic so I’m not 100% sure what style of human these 3100 folks are,” McAfee Tweeted.

He went on to give a “huge” shout out to the 30.1% of fans who do like him, but also admitted the 48.9% are making him not commit long-term to the four-letter network’s iconic show. (RELATED: Dolphins’ Jalen Ramsey Gets Into Heated Clash With Eagles Fan And Then Completely Owns Him With Watch Flash)

“To the 49%, I have some great news.. I have heard you all very loud and clear since the beginning of my stint with GameDay. It’s one of the biggest reasons why I have not resigned a contract with the legendary show. I’m not right for some crowds and the ‘distinguished’ College Football folks are definitely one of those,” McAfee posted.

“Excited to enjoy the rest of this year, that’s shaping up to be a GREAT one, and then see what the future holds.”

McAfee then labeled it “an absolute blast and an honor to be at that desk and to work with the fine folks of that family.”

Personally, I like Pat McAfee on “College GameDay,” but it is what it is. The setup of the show is what sells it, not any person.