Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia punter turned sports media icon Pat McAfee is a huge Mountaineers fan! McAfee, who lives in Indianapolis, attended the West Virginia versus Syracuse 2nd round matchup in the NCAA Tournament yesterday.
McAfee said he wasn’t aware that Syracuse’s head coach Jim Boeheim had a son that could shoot the lights out named Buddy Boeheim, but he wasn’t worried because “WVU had Huggy Bear, one of the greatest coaches of all time, Sean McNeil, Miles McBride and our big guy Derek Culver.”
However, McAfee said that he was shocked when “I watched right in front of me, Syracuse beat the **** out of us early.”
Despite putting up an incredible effort to come back, the Mountaineers ultimately could not overcome the hole that it dug itself into late in the game, losing McAfee $20,000 in the process. Although the $20,000 probably doesn’t mean much to McAfee, he’s heartbroken because his beloved Mountaineers are out of the NCAA Tournament.
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I'm a little heartbroken about what happened yesterday.. I went to the #WVU & #Syracuse game & lost about $20,000 #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/oEL45AYKB3
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 22, 2021