Pat McAfee experienced a momentary lapse during Saturday morning’s College GameDay discussion, momentarily forgetting he was on air. While previewing the Orange Bowl matchup between Florida State and Georgia, McAfee was on the verge of uttering an f-bomb before catching himself. The incident elicited laughter from his colleagues, including Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit.
It seemed McAfee may have momentarily blurred the lines between hosting his own weekday show, where he freely uses colorful language, and the more restrained atmosphere of College GameDay, a major network program airing on ESPN, catering to a diverse audience.
Given the broader viewership, there’s a need for McAfee to be mindful of his language on GameDay.
As College GameDay aired from 9 a.m. ET to Noon ET, the analysts, including McAfee, delved into dissecting various bowl games scheduled for Saturday. Additionally, they provided previews for the upcoming College Football Playoff games set to unfold on Monday.
McAfee’s accustomed candidness may need a bit of adjustment when operating within the confines of broadcast television, adhering to the different standards that come with the territory.