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Danny O’Neil Joins Mitch Levy’s Podcast As Contributor

“O’Neill recently lost his radio timeslot on 710 ESPN in Seattle and didn’t take long to find a new home for his takes and banter.”

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Danny O’Neill is working with another former-Seattle sports radio host. O’Neill is joining the Mitch Unfiltered podcast with Mitch Levy.

Levy had O’Neill on his show and convinced him to join the crew.

“I committed to doing this, and I didn’t weasel out,” O’Neill said on the show. “You thought I was starting to weasel, and if I say I’m gonna do something, I’ll do it, and honestly, let me think about it, but that is interesting. If I do it, there is only one way… If the Danny O’Neill Index is included, because for years there was a point where I really wanted to use that.

O’Neill recently lost his radio time slot on 710 ESPN in Seattle and didn’t wait long to find a new home for his takes and banter. He is joining Levy every Thursday on his show. Levy hosted morning drive on Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle for over 20 years, beginning in 1996.

Levy expanded on the most stressful aspects of that time in his career on the podcast website.

“No question – the challenge of coming up with 4 hours of material 5 days a week,” Levy said. “There is no worse feeling than being empty at 10 p.m. on a weeknight with the alarm set to sound in 6 hours.”

Levy also expanded on why the sports talk radio medium means so much to him as he transitions into the podcasting world.

“All you need is for a listener to approach you and express gratitude for entertaining him every morning while he drove his child for cancer treatments,” Levy said. “The show carries different meaning to all sorts of people who are experiencing life’s tough stretches. So, when the light went on, I never took that fact for granted.”

Fans can support the new venture that includes appearances from Peter King, Jason La Canfora, and Randy Mueller at mitchunfiltered.com.

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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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