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Toucher & Rich Torch Caller Asking If He’s Listening to WFAN

“Go to Florida and just finish your life out. Go listen to the Florida station. You’re not making me any money.”

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A discussion about the similarities and differences between New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson angered a caller into Toucher & Rich this morning. The Boston sports radio duo didn’t stand idly by as the criticism rolled in.

“Is this WFAN in New York or is this 98.5 The Sports Hub?,” the caller asked. “I’m tired of hearing Fred Toucher talk about the New York Jets. We don’t care about the Jets, we don’t care about their growth or lack of it for 50 something years. Why don’t you talk about the 8-1 Boston Bruins. Because that’s a Boston team and that’s something positive.”

“We’re gonna talk about the Boston Bruins the day after a Patriots game and the Bruins didn’t play. That’s exactly what we’re gonna do,” Toucher sarcastically said. “That’s what we’re gonna focus on the entire morning, and drive our entire audience screaming into the night.”

“Let’s do WFAN then,” Rich Shertenlieb said, in a high-pitched New York accent, reminiscent of Chris “Mad Dog” Russo. “‘Big tennis tournament in Cincinnati. I think Nadal coming off a knee injury might be able to play’.”

“Talk Boston Bruins,” Toucher continued. “I pitched that in the meeting and got shot down.”

“Juxtaposing two second-year quarterbacks who just played each other the day before,” Fred Toucher continued. “We wanna skip that. It is very irresponsible and selfish on my part for wanting to talk about the development of two quarterbacks. Considering that’s what’s been written about. Everywhere. ‘Talk about the Bruins’. Go to Florida and just finish your life out. Go listen to the Florida station. You’re not making me any money.”

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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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