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Denver Radio Legend Irv Brown Dies At 83

“Brown is credited with helping much of Denver’s sports media break into the business in recent decades.”

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Legendary Denver sports host, Irv Brown passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, February 3rd.  Brown had been dealing with health complications on and off in the last year, the most recent being lymphoma which he was diagnosed with last week.

Brown’s long list of sports credentials go beyond being a radio host.  In the 1950s, Brown was a three sport athlete at the University of Northern Colorado, he went on to coach high school and college baseball, began work as an ESPN analyst in 1979, refereed the Final Four six times and pioneered Denver sports radio.

“I don’t think there’s ever been anybody in Colorado who touched more lives than Irv Brown did in the world of sports,” said Irv’s longtime radio co-host Joe Williams.

Brown first joined Denver’s 630 KHOW radio in 1974 and later partnered with Denver Post columnist Woody Paige for a sports radio show on KWBZ.  Brown would continue to make his mark in the sports radio industry, hosting The Irv and Joe Show for more than 25 years with Joe Williams.  The Irv and Joe Show had stints in Denver on 104.3 The Fan, ESPN Radio 1600 and Mile High Sports Radio.  The show came to an end in 2016 after Brown chose to retire from a 42-year media career.

“RIP to one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. A pioneer. A role model. A friend. Denver sports will never be the same.” Altitude Sports morning host, Vic Lombardi said in a tweet.

Following his 2016 media retirement, Brown continued to work as a fill-in radio host with Joe Williams who still broadcasts his show on Mile High Sports Radio.  With an iconic career both on and off the court, Brown was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.  A sports radio pioneer, Brown is credited with helping much of Denver’s sports media break into the business in recent decades.

Brown is survived by his wife of 62-years, Pat, their three sons Greg, Mike and Casey, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

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The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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Greg Hill: Ben Watson, Peter Burns Drama Was A Bit

“Be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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Peter Burns and Ben Watson shared an awkward exchange during the halftime show of an SEC Network football game over the weekend, and many are still debating whether Watson walking off the set was serious or not. Count part of the cast of The Greg Hill Show on WEEI as doubters.

“That was a a bit,” Courtney Cox said. “That was absolutely a bit.”

“Yeah, unlike the Chris Rock/Will Smith thing, I assume that was a bit,” Hill said. “I can’t believe that Ben Watson is really angry about that.”

“I dunno, man. There’s been a lot of speculation that it isn’t,” Jermaine Wiggins added. “There are people who are very sensitive about you clowning on them or joking with them. Especially with joking about their wife. Some people can’t handle jokes like that.”

After a back-and-forth with Cox about the legitimacy of the joke, Wiggins concluded by saying for some folks family is off limits.

“I’ve learned something in my 47 years on this Earth: be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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