The Indianapolis Colts held the worst record in the NFL this season. Without Peyton Manning, who sat out the season with a neck injury, the Colts went 2-14 had one of the worst offenses in the League and own the #1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. That does not mean, however, that the Colts will not be represented at the Super Bowl.
Pat McAfee is entertaining, opinionated, witty, and funny, sometimes all at the same time on Twitter and on the UVerse show he ran during the NFL Lockout. He continuously shows up on ‘Top Athletes to Follow on Twitter’ lists. He touches on a variety of subjects: from movies, to politics, to the war in the Middle East, food, and yes, even football.
NBC has taken notice of McAfee’s social media gift.
“I’m their social media correspondent,” McAfee explained. “They’re giving me free reigns to the Sunday Night Football twitter account and Sunday Night Football all-access website and all that stuff.”
McAfee said this on the ‘Grady and Big Joe Show’ on ESPN 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis. With social media everywhere now, on many platforms, across many age groups, NBC would be remiss if it did not have an interesting presence through their network for the biggest sporting event of the year. Not only can McAfee give NBC some engaging, entertainment value, they will have someone who can give some local flavor to the Super Bowl broadcast. The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where McAfee plays all of his home games.
With all Mountaineers done for the season in the NFL, and if you have no rooting interest in either of the two teams, whomever they will be, at least you can spend an evening at the Super Bowl vicariously through former Mountaineer Pat McAfee.