With American sport cancelled or postponed across the board, many are tuning into Fox Sports 1 to watch the AFL game between Essendon and Fremantle.
FS1 is one of the country’s biggest sports stations, playing everything from Major League Baseball to WWE.
Former NFL punter and American sports commentator Pat McAfee is certainly enjoying himself watching Aussie Rules for the first time.
McAfee, who has twice as many followers on Twitter as the AFL, is clearly entertained by what he is seeing.
I’ve watched one quarter of Aussie Rules Football and I already know that this sport was supposed to be my calling back in the day.— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 21, 2020
This was supposed to be my sport.
When my child arrives in the next couple yrs, his ass is gonna be punting & punching balls all around the house.
Just like we’ve been saying for weeks... Essendon is playing NO GAMES tonight— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 21, 2020
Rather long halftime.. probably smart tbh.. this sport has to be an absolute kick to the sack cardio wise.— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 21, 2020
What is training camp called? Do they do 2 a days and such? I bet it is disgustingly hellacious to get thru
Puke and rallies happening all over the place I assume
Aussie Rules is a weird sport. Especially if you haven’t grown up watching it.
Many Americans tuning in took to Twitter seeking clarity on some of the rules – and we can’t blame them.
GOOD NEWS: there is live sports on right now on FS1.— Greg Tepper (@Tepper) March 21, 2020
ALSO: It’s Australian rules football. pic.twitter.com/8GC4q0PJt7
Other people are watching live Australian Rules Football, right?— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) March 21, 2020
Live sports alert!!! Aussie rules football is on FS1, but it isn’t too competitive as Essendon is kicking serious behinds (and more importantly, goals) and are up 49-22 over Fremantle in the 3Q.— Jeffrey Collins (@JSCollinsAP) March 21, 2020
FS1 is currently showing live sports!!!— David Jones (@iPopEditor) March 21, 2020
It’s Australian football and I have no idea what’s going on...but sports!
So I'm watching the Australian Football League, this shit kinda lit. Still haven't figured out how they score yet but still 🔥🔥🔥— Visuals by Pherran B. 🎥🎬 (@Composer_PB) March 21, 2020
If someone could give me a quick run down on the basic rules of Australian football that’d be amazing— Ed Snow (@seattle_12thman) March 21, 2020
I have now resorted to watching Australian football on FS1. I have no idea what is going on but it’s quite possibly the most entertained that I’ve been in days.— Trenton Cody (@TrentonJCody) March 21, 2020
FOLKS THIS IS NOT A DRILL. EVERYBODY STAY CALM.— Nick Burt (@nickburt13) March 21, 2020
🚨THERE ARE LIVE SPORTS ON FS1 RIGHT NOW🚨
ITS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL, BUT WHO CARES ANYMORE? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON BUT THIS IS TREMENDOUS CONTENT.