After 11 hours on TV, Pat McAfee has left no one stunned to learn he is now preparing for a call from the FCC about him National Championship Coverage on ESPN2.
Over the period of McAfees A long day for ESPN, the popular podcast host and former NFL player may have left some things behind controversial wordsphrases and hinting Fly on ESPN2. The biggest reason for McAfee’s concern might be a little more surprising, however, as he’s bracing himself for a fine after letting it go Happy Birthday Song slips from his mouth.
Turns out you can’t sing Happy Birthday @TimTebow on live tv#PMSLive pic.twitter.com/Hw2XwdfPLu
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 10, 2023
“Happy Birthday“I heard it’s going to be expensive,” he said on Tuesday The Pat McAfee Show during address the setback to his national championship alternate cast.
It may be expensive, but McAfee couldn’t resist singing Happy Birthday to Tim Tebow. No, it wasn’t Tebow’s birthday, but McAfee felt it was the best way to honor the former quarterback’s induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
“This is his birthday for Hall of Fame Day, so we have to sing Happy Birthday‘ McAfee said. “Darius Butler … as he was riding the plane afterwards said, ‘While we were singing, I must have thought that we’re doing it on purpose, just because we shouldn’t be doing it.’
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“I didn’t think of that,” McAfee said. “My first thought is Tim, it’s the first day of the rest of your life…when we get in there FCC dish or whatever we’ll be to sing to Happy Birthday I take their punishment. I hope there’s someone on the other side who has some kind of confidence who understands, it’s Tim Tebow.”
The Pat McAfee Show Then a headline flashed from one ABC News article that said sing Happy Birthday can cost up to $30,000 in fines for copyright infringement. However, this article was from 2008. The Happy Birthday song has been since considered public domainmusic publisher Warner/Chappell paid $14 million to settle a copyright lawsuit in 2016.
McAfee can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that by singing he avoided any serious wrongdoing Happy Birthday to Tebow and should escape any possible copyright dispute. But if you had told me Pat McAfee would spend 11 hours on TV covering the CFP national championship, I would definitely have taken over as there is only one possible complaint or call from the FCC.