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Booger McFarland is taking his removal from Monday Night Football in stride.
Even though he’s been criticized for some wildly wrong things he’s said on the air, a few takes that fans very much disagreed with and become a much-used meme in the past year, he didn’t focus on the negatives that came his way in his stint that started on the now-defunct Booger Mobile and then ended when he moved into the booth to replace Jason Witten in 2019.
The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand spoke with McFarland, who had this to say when asked about what he’s faced from fans and critics:
“I’ve been in the arena since I was 13, man. As an athlete, the cool part of having dealt with fans for years, you understand that fans are going to love you sometimes and fans are going to hate you sometimes. That is part of it.
“Anytime you are the biggest fish in the pond, you have to deal with a lot of things.” …
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“For me, I always try to approach things and I’ve always learned that the best approach is the humble approach,” McFarland said. “That is the way I go about things. Unfortunately, you can’t control what other people say.”
He also wished he had more time to work out the problems that arose in his first couple of years on the air:
“I just wish that you have an opportunity to, as we do in football, you make mistakes, you learn from them and you correct them and you move on. That is the one thing that I wish we had an opportunity to do, but we don’t.”