The new USFL is set to kick off in 2022 is already trying to create a buzz in the sporting world. On his popular sports talk show, former Colts punter Pat McAfee was approached by an executive from Fox Sports. He asked the 34-year-old if he wanted to kick in the new USFL.
McAfee said he took that as a slap in the face considering he has declined NFL deals recently.
“I was actually approached by somebody at Fox asking if I wanted to kick in the USFL,” McAfee said on Wednesday. “I said, ‘That’s one of the biggest smacks in the mouth I’ve ever received … If I’m kicking, I’m not kicking in the (expletive) USFL. I’m 34 years old. What are we even talking about here? I’ll play quarterback in the (expletive) USFL.”
He went on to say that he’d consider owning a team, and he is not a fan of the Pittsburgh Maulers logo. It needs to be black and gold, like other Pittsburgh sports logos.
McAfee was part of the XFL’s broadcast crew as a sideline reporting but later said the job was “not for me.” No word on if McAfee will be part of any Fox broadcasts. Judging from his reaction, probably not.
The USFL is set to return this spring with an eight-team league owned by Fox Sports.
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