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Bernstein and Holmes Appreciate Colts Owner Jim Irsay Referencing Old 670 The Score Bit ‘Who You Crappin’

“Friends are texting me, Twitter is going crazy,” Bernstein said. “So we were trying to figure out why that phrase would be in Jim Irsay’s head.”

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A famous quip from former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka spurred a longtime bit on 670 The Score over the years, and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay gave the station a chance to take a stroll down memory lane on Wednesday. Irsay, in tweeting about football critics on Tuesday, mentioned the phrase “Who you crappin,” which was made famous by Ditka in an exchange with former 670 The Score host Terry Boers. On Bernstein & Holmes, co-host Dan Bernstein said after Irsay tweeted the phrase out, he heard plenty about it. But he and co-host Laurence Holmes were curious.

“Friends are texting me, Twitter is going crazy,” Bernstein said. “So we were trying to figure out why that phrase would be in Jim Irsay’s head.”

Holmes thought Irsay picked it up having spent some time in the Chicago area, even potentially listening to The Score. He said he loved the fact that it came to mind for an NFL owner.

“I don’t know if he said that when he was on with Parkins and Spiegel cause you know he was out with his band and his guitars and stuff,” he said. “But I love the idea that it’s crept all the way into the ownership level of the NFL. It’s awesome!

Bernstein explained to listeners that the phrase evolved into a bit where it became about “finding evidence of hypocrisy in the sports world and beyond.”

“Back when our world moved a whole lot slower, and we didn’t have social media immediately with hot takes exposed,” he said.

Dan said he appreciated the fact that Irsay’s use of the phrase cause a bunch of old school The Score listeners to think of one of the more memorable bits for the station and famed caller Gary Gerstein a.k.a. “Gary from Evanston.”

“Jim, wherever you are, whether you knew it or not, you made a lot of people happy yesterday,” he said.

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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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