ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” crew has unleashed the wrath of Patrick Mahomes’ mom, Randi. She’s been watching the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens, which has been the cause of her frustration. It’s not because ESPN’s crew is talking bad about Mahomes or anything like that. They’re just not calling him by the right name and she’s not having any of it.
The new group of broadcasters for “Monday Night Football” composed of Louis Riddick, Brian Griese and Steve Levy have spent most of the evening referring to Mahomes as “Pat.” The issue — Pat Mahomes is Patrick’s father. Pat is the MLB pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins and the New York Mets, not the quarterback for the Chiefs.
Mahomes’ mom took to Twitter to voice her frustrations. If this announcer doesn’t stop calling my son Pat.. ugh i may scream… lol #help @ESPNNFL @espn — Randi Mahomes (@tootgail) September 29, 2020 “Guilty, guilty, guilty,” ESPN’s Louis Riddick said during the broadcast after learning of the Randi Mahomes’ tweet. “I get it, I get it.”
The next time Riddick referred to Patrick, he got it right and called Chiefs QB by the name on his birth certificate. You know what they say, “If mom isn’t happy, nobody is happy.” Good on the ESPN crew for having some fun with it and making sure they get it right moving forward.