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Jordan Rodgers Jokingly Defends SEC Network From Greg McElroy’s Criticism

“I was a Bachelorette contestant. Not a Bachelor contestant. So get it right. Do not sully my name with that kind of disrespect.”

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A day after he jokingly criticized his radio partner Cole Cubelic for eating a donut burger during a tight SEC game Saturday night, Greg McElroy heard from SEC Network analyst Jordan Rodgers.

“Here’s my issue Greg: For starters, the disrespect. I was a Bachelorette contestant. Not a Bachelor contestant,” Rodgers said while McElroy chuckled. “So get it right. Do not sully my name with that kind of disrespect. I was not cool enough to be the one to select one of 25.”

Rodgers was a bigger culprit than Cubelic for sampling food from the South Carolina State Fair, as the former Vanderbilt quarterback double fisted a two-foot long corn dog and a smoked turkey leg inside the broadcast booth. McElroy, however, was forced to reiterate his Monday rant was all in jest.

“The best part is, there are a lot of people out there who think this was some rant,” McElroy said. “I thought the tip of the hand of me saying Bachelor contestant was a dead giveaway that we’re joking around. And, in addition to that, saying that Cubelic needs to quinoa and/or acai on the sideline to send the right message because we’re over indulging as an American society. I thought people could see through that, but obviously they just can’t. That’s where we’re at right now, we’re just a bunch of wrestling heals on Mac and Cube.”

“I think the real issue, Greg, and I know you and Tess (Joe Tessitore) don’t understand this: Us at the SEC Weekend, we’re building a global brand,” Rodgers joked. “We’re actually rebranding ourselves. We’re gonna be Prestige Worldwide moving forward because we have an international following. And that’s the issue your small brain is not understanding. We can’t just cater to the college football fan. We can’t just cater to people who want to see what’s happening during the games. We are entertainers and so that’s what we have to be. I know it’s new and it’s scary, but that’s just the way the world is moving.”

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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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