Nashville, Tenn., played host to the 2019 NFL Draft and by all accounts the many thousands of football fans in attendance – most of whom cheer for the Tennessee Titans – had a blast.
However, some of the cheering briefly turned to jeering on Day 2 of the draft when a pair of retired Indianapolis Colts – star wide receiver Reggie Wayne and popular punter Pat McAfee – took to the stage to announce picks on behalf of the team.
Wayne was set to announce the first of three Colts second-round picks Friday night but couldn’t ignore the boos he was receiving from the rival AFC South fan base. Wayne, a six-time Pro Bowler who racked up 1,573 career receiving yards and 10 touchdowns against the Titans franchise, had this to say.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) April 27, 2019
The truth hurts.
It only got worse from there for Titans fans because in round three McAfee, now a media figure whose popularity has only grown since he retired in 2016, one-upped Wayne’s chirps with this epic speech.
Well… Last night was a great time. I’ll remember it on my death bed i assume.
Let’s have a Saturday.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 27, 2019
Indianapolis went 10-6 in 2018 but Colts alumni are undefeated so far in 2019.