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Nick Wright: Dan Patrick Told Me I Could Accept His Marconi Award

“Dan, hand to God, I rushed the stage! And right before I got there, some dopey radio exec was like ‘I’m here to accept on Dan Patrick’s behalf’ and I was like ‘That’s not what Dan would want! He would want me to go up there.'”

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Nick Wright made one of his regular appearances on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday morning. He revealed that he was in the crowd on Wednesday night for the Marconi Awards, where Patrick took home the trophy for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year. Wright said he was shocked that Patrick wasn’t at the New York ceremony and even more shocked by a text message he received.

“Dan sent me an odd text and said ‘you can give my speech if I win,'” he told the audience.

Patrick did win the award, but Wright admits he was not prepared to actually give the speech. He saw DL Hughley was nominated for the same award and figured Patrick wasn’t actually going to win. So when the winner was announced, Wright wasn’t prepared.

“Dan, hand to God, I rushed the stage! And right before I got there, some dopey radio exec was like ‘I’m here to accept on Dan Patrick’s behalf’ and I was like ‘That’s not what Dan would want! He would want me to go up there.'”

As a consolation prize, Patrick gave Wright the chance to deliver the speech the audience would have heard that night.

“Listen, Dan would love to be here, howeber he was unable to make it due to a previous family obligation,” Wright said. “He wanted me to convey to you guys that he is honored and touched by this and he’s a little miffed his radio bosses didn’t even tell him about the event or else he might have shown up to it.”

Wright then revealed to Patrick and the audience that someone had sent him the audio Patrick’s bosses submitted for consideration. It included two interview clips and a short commentary. The interviews featured Scottie Pippen and Russell Wilson breaking news on the show. The commentary featured Dan Patrick referring to Nick Right as “Dick Wrong”

“I know you sent me a watch a few months back,” Wright said. “I expect another package and I expect that package to be the Marconi!”

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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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