McFarland has a great outlook, saying the experience of doing “Monday Night Football” was the closest he has come to the feeling of running out of the tunnel as a player and he wouldn’t trade that. While Booger McFarland is best known for his role as an analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football, the broadcaster had quite the NFL career in the past, having starred as a defensive tackle for nine years. Many NFL fans aren't crazy about Booger's takes on the air (or his NSFW accidental drawings), but the Super.
The ‘Monday Night Football’ broadcast is not a particularly good one. And it’s safe to say that not many people are big fans of current color commentary man Booger McFarland. GETTY 'Monday Night Football' analyst Booger MacFarland watches a game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahwaks from a rolling platform 10 feet in the air at Soldier Field on September. Monday might have been Drew Brees’ night, but Booger McFarland’s animation is what had Twitter talking. While illustrating the Colts’ defense during a Saints drive to the end zone, McFarland.
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.” …
“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:
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“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.”