Patrick Mahomes’ mom called out ESPN’s announcers for misnaming her son during his dominant display against the Ravens
- No mom ever stops being protective of her little boy — even when that little boy is the best-paid player in NFL history.
- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes found that out Monday, when his mom came to his defense after he was misnamed by an ESPN announcer.
- "If this announcer doesn't stop calling my son Pat.. ugh i may scream… lol #help," Mahomes' mom Randi wrote in a tweet.
- Ultimately, analyst Louis Riddick misnaming Mahomes didn't seem to do the quarterback any harm.
- Mahomes threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Chiefs to a 34-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
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No mom ever stops being protective of her little boy — even when that little boy is the best-paid player in NFL history, and one of the most dominant athletes in sports.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes found that out on Monday when his mom came to his defense during the star's game-winning performance against the Baltimore Ravens.
Mahomes, who likes to be called Patrick, was referred to as "Pat" during ESPN's coverage of the Chiefs 34-20 victory against Baltimore, which pitted Mahomes against last season's league MVP, Lamar Jackson.
His mom, Randi, was not best pleased — possibly because Pat is what she calls her husband, Patrick's dad.
"If this announcer doesn't stop calling my son Pat.. ugh i may scream… lol #help," Randi Mahomes wrote.
Although Randi Mahomes didn't name names, it seems likely that the announcer she was referring to was Louis Riddick, a former NFL safety who this season is calling "Monday Night Football" games for the first time.
Riddick referred to Mahomes as "Pat" at least once during the game, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Mother Mahomes' tweet eventually found its way to Riddick, who was more than happy to apologize, saying live on air: "Guilty, guilty, guilty. I apologize, Patrick."
Ultimately, Riddick's misnaming of Mahomes didn't seem to do the quarterback any harm, as he threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns, as well as 26 rushing yards and one touchdown in the 34-20 win for last season's Superbowl champions.
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