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Nick Wright Gets Bills Mafia Ketchup & Mustard Shower

“Cowherd dragged Wright’s appearance out into two segments as viewers waited in anticipation.”

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Most people are enjoying the fact that the Buffalo Bills are in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday for the first time since 1993. However, it turned out to be a messy situation for Nick Wright from First Things First on Fox Sports 1. 

Wright made a bet with Colin Cowherd before the postseason that the Bills would not win a playoff game while Cowherd said that the Bills would make it to the AFC Championship Game.  The loser would have to cover themselves in ketchup and mustard on the air. To add insult to injury, Wright had to go out and buy his own ketchup and mustard that he would end up being covered with on Wednesday’s edition of The Herd.

Well, Wright lived up to his bet after getting the chance to tell Cowherd why teams should trade their next ten first round picks to get Houston Texans’ quarterback DeShaun Watson, stick by his “Tom Brady is done” takes, and share his thoughts on Kyrie Irving returning to the court on Wednesday.

Cowherd dragged Wright’s appearance out into two segments as viewers waited in anticipation. Then, while wearing a Josh Allen t-shirt that he had to make because he could not find a jersey and a Bills hat he bought, Wright’s bet was paid off as he aired the clip that was previously recorded in the New York area: 

Even while Wright still had mustard in his ear, that did not stop him from taking a shot at “Bills Mafia” for not being able to get an Allen jersey. 

“By the way, Bills mafia, I have been hearing about this mafia for a long time. I live 4 hours south of Buffalo. Shouldn’t a mafia extend far enough that I could find a Josh Allen jersey anywhere in the Tri-State Area? I was out shopping for 3 hours yesterday. I don’t even know if you are a crime syndicate if no one can buy your jerseys outside the Niagara Falls area.”

Despite the Bills letting him down in the first two weeks, that is not stopping Wright from picking against the Bills when they play the Chiefs on Sunday, saying that he would “triple and quadruple down” that Buffalo will lose on Sunday. Regardless of whether or not Wright is right or wrong on Sunday night, at least he paid off the bet and provided The Herd’s audience some entertainment.

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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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