Pat McAfee's retirement came as a shock to many people, but his decision was universally supported in Indianapolis. However, in Bristol, not so much...
Michael Wilbon calling Barstool Sports a "blog" is cute. Anything that isn't old-school media (TV, newspaper, radio) is a "blog" to Wilbon, who is kind of a media dinosaur. Neither he, nor Tony Kornheiser, referenced McAfee's surgical history, which greatly contributed to his decision.
Like it or not, the guy can do what he wants to do. There's really no reason to be critical of a career choice that someone else makes.