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Pat McAfee Details Fertility Struggle After His Wife Announces Pregnancy

“I think that’s something that women are embarrassed to share, but I don’t think anybody realizes the alarmingly high amount of times that it does not work out, and it is devastating – absolutely devastating.”

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Pat McAfee is officially a father to-be.

Pat’s wife Samantha announced on Twitter on Wednesday that their first child is due in May, and Pat revealed on his show that Sam had made it through the first trimester without any complications.

But the path to pregnancy for Sam has been nothing short of harrowing. Pat spoke in detail on his show about the previous difficulties in conceiving.

Over the last couple of years, Sam had to deal with ectopic pregnancies. Twice she had to be rushed into emergency surgery and had complications that came with a chance she could die. Pat said twice they had to work through the trauma of not only losing a baby, but fighting battles internally about his wife feeling like she was unfit to bear children.

Pat added that the experiences led them into researching statistics about ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages, and that he felt like it’s something that isn’t discussed as openly as you’d think.

“It’s not really talked about much, but it is an alarmingly high percent of pregnancies that don’t end up being successful,” he said. “I think that’s something that women are embarrassed to share, but I don’t think anybody realizes the alarmingly high amount of times that it does not work out, and it is devastating – absolutely devastating.”

McAfee said eventually they were led to in vitro fertilization. It was a decision that took a lot of time and discussion and healing between he and Sam.

“It took us a little bit to want to do that because of how emotionally draining everything was,” he said. “Sam is a f–king badass. Sam has battled and battled, not only physically but mentally and emotionally, she’s had to go through a bunch.”

Pat noted IVF was successful back in July, but he and Sam wanted to see how the beginning stages of the pregnancy went before sharing the news with others.

“We get pregnant, we think it’s gonna go good, but we didn’t want to tell anybody because we didn’t want to put the unwarranted pressure on people to not only be happy for us but then also because if it doesn’t work out – because we have been scarred a little bit – we don’t want anybody to feel bad and do the whole thing.”

But now that things have gone well through the first 12 weeks, Pat said they’ve been able to share the news with friends and family and now his YouTube audience. He expressed his admiration and appreciation for his wife.

“Her persistence and resilience has been something that is nothing short of inspiring,” he said. “She has been through a lot of pain, she has a lot of scars both physically and emotionally from this whole process. And I can’t wait to see you be a mom. You’re gonna f–king be the best mom on Earth, and I appreciate you so much.”

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Bomani Jones: I’m Better At Talking About Political, Social Issues Than Most In Sports Media

“I personally am better at talking about those things than most people who work in this industry. Like I feel like I can say that fairly and then it not really be an arrogant thing.”

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James found himself in a few headlines last week when he questioned reporters for not asking him about the recent Washington Post story and photo surrounding Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and ESPN commentator Bomani Jones took the opportunity to discuss the revelation.

Jones was pictured as a 14 year old among a crowd during an early stage of integration of public schools in Arkansas during the civil rights movement.

LeBron pointed out that he would field questions when there’s a controversy surrounding a Black person and spoke about the situation with former Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving, but he found it curious that no one had asked his opinion on the Jerry Jones story. LeBron had long considered himself a Cowboys fan, but in recent years he’s stopped supporting the team over Jones’ mandate that Dallas players stand for the National Anthem.

On his ESPN podcast The Right Time, host Bomani Jones talked about LeBron and circled it around to how he and other ESPN personalities caught a ton of flack for speaking about political or societal issues that often don’t fall within the confines of sports.

Jones said that being able to talk about political and societal issues comes easier to him than it does to most members of the sports media.

“I personally am better at talking about those things than most people who work in this industry,” Jones said. “Like I feel like I can say that fairly and then it not really be an arrogant thing.”

Jones said it comes down to the fact that there’s a bias at play. Are people going to take offense to what you’re saying because they disagree, or are they going to like what you’re going to say because they agree?

“They’re reinforcing the fact that you’re reinforcing what it is that you want to hear,” Jones said. “But the truth is that most people are not qualified to talk about these things before the world, because talking about these things before the world is very, very difficult.”

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John Jastremski Fires Back After Craig Carton Criticism

“I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”

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Earlier this week, WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton said John Jastremski — a former WFAN host now hosting a podcast for The Ringer — “shunned” his radio career advice.

During his New York New York podcast Thursday, Jastremski strongly condemned Carton’s remarks.

“I don’t like going here with this stuff, ’cause I know this plays right into what this guy likes to do,” Jastremski said. “This is his M.O. This is what he’s done his entire career. It’s what he’s done for his entire career and he’s had success doing it. He lives for this stuff. But it really set me off. It set me off because I gotta see it on Barrett Sports Media while I’m on vacation. Like I wanna be bothered with this shit, number one. Number two, it’s just tone-deaf, insulting, and flat-out rude every which way.

“Number one: going after people who work at McDonald’s? Who the hell are you to do that? Number two: You’re insulting a multi-billion dollar company where I work. I have a great job, a great platform, a great producer. I have two great jobs, I might add. And you’re insulting both of them. By the way, you’re on that network. Five days a week. And you’re insulting that network. How stupid are you? Taking shots at people of the network you’re on, I’m on. And I could tell you, it pays well. I do ok.

“As for career advice? Guess what? I listen to legends. Bill Simmons, you ever hear of him? Worth a lot more than you. Mike Francesa? My boy Adam Schein? I listen to those guys. I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”

Calling Carton a crook harkens back to the WFAN afternoon host’s stint in federal prison for participating in a ponzi scheme that scammed investors out of $5.6 million that he in turn used to pay off gambling debts. Carton was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison before serving just over a year in prison before being released in 2020.

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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