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Doug Gottlieb Unsure Why Emmanuel Acho Went After Him On Twitter

“I don’t know him. So I don’t know or have no issue with Emmanuel Acho or his brother Sam Acho as human beings.”

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Fox Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb found himself in a Twitter back-and-forth with Fox colleague Emmanuel Acho recently, and Gottlieb still can’t understand why Acho reacted the way he did.

Acho, who co-hosts Speak for Yourself on FS1, went on the defensive for his brother Sam, who was subtweeted by Gottlieb.

Gottlieb found out Sam had put together a list of his top five current NFL quarterbacks, and reacted to Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes not being on Acho’s list.

Gottlieb said the jump to such a harsh reaction came out of left field.

“I don’t know him,” Gottlieb said to Jason Smith last week about the incident. “So I don’t know or have no issue with Emmanuel Acho or his brother Sam Acho as human beings.”

Gottlieb said he goes after people with bad sports takes on Twitter all the time, including going back and forth with Smith recently. So he wasn’t sure what Acho’s deal was.

“I think you were just mad that I came at your brother’s horrific take, and he clearly doesn’t like something about me,” he said. “So he made it super-personal, and so I just said that he’s a d-word and that he just exposed it for the whole world to see.”

Smith added that Emmanuel just needed to separate personal feelings from the situation, as it’s just part of the game that they play as sports radio hosts.

“To do what we do for a living and to have the debates, you have to get to the point where it’s a sports debate and it’s not personal,” Smith said.

“You can continue on and continue to have relationships. We’re talking about sports, and it’s a big deal. But you can still make your disagreements and say that this is wrong and I disagree with you and I think you don’t know what you’re talking about and still be friends with the person at the end of the day.”

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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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