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MRN Offering Classic Races For Re-Air

“Each re-broadcast will air at 1pm ET and highlights the location and track where NASCAR was scheduled to be, before Covid-19 forced their season to be suspended.”

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With the 2020 NASCAR season on hold until at least May 3, the Motor Racing Network is offering fans and listeners replays of classic races to supplement the hiatus. 

MRN announced weekly re-broadcasts from their archive of classic races beginning this Sunday, March 22, which features the 2004 Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway. Each re-broadcast will air at 1pm ET and highlights the location and track where NASCAR was scheduled to be, before Covid-19 forced their season to be suspended.

The classic NASCAR races are scheduled to air through Sunday, May 3 on MRN’s more than 600 radio affiliates. The NASCAR season hasn’t been suspended beyond May 3, but that is certainly subject to change if the coronavirus pandemic is not under control by then. 

MRN’s full schedule of classic races: 
Sunday, March 22nd – 2004 Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway

            Storyline:  Eventual season champion Kurt Busch loses a wheel

Sunday, April 19th – 2008 Crown Royal presents the Dan Lowery 400 from Richmond Raceway,

            Storyline:  Kyle Busch wrecks Dale Jr. to start the rivalry between their fans

Sunday, April 26th – 2011 Aaron’s 499 from Talladega SuperSpeedway

            Storyline:  Jimmie Johnson’s thrilling 4-wide finish to win

Sunday, May 3rd – 2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism from Dover International Speedway

            Storyline:  Matt Kenseth holds off a hard-charging Kyle Larson for the win

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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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