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Boomer Esiason Leaks Washington Football Team’s New Name

“Those watching the show on CBS Sports Network could see that Esiason had second thoughts about whether or not he should have said anything.”

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How does the Washington Admirals sound to you?

The Washington Football Team is set to reveal its new name in February, but football fans in New York didn’t have to wait that long to learn the new moniker. Boomer Esiason let slip that the team formerly known as the Redskins will be called the Admirals beginning in the 2022 season.

On the Wednesday edition of Boomer & Gio on WFAN, Jerry Recco brought up the timeline for the team’s name reveal. Esiason then shouted out “Admirals!” When pressed for details, specifically, was this a guess or did he know for a fact that the team would be named the Washington Admirals, the former QB said “I’m reporting it’s the Admirals.”

Those watching the show on CBS Sports Network could see that Esiason had second thoughts about whether or not he should have said anything. Gregg Giannotti even asked if Boomer wished he could take that back.

That was the moment Boomer Esiason’s tone changed. He went from coy to unapologetic.

“Why? I can’t stand that organization anyway! Who cares, the organization sucks!” he said before listing all of the recent negative headlines surrounding the team.

After years of calls for the Redskins name to be retired, owner Daniel Snyder finally relented before the 2020 season. Many were skeptical about the timing of the decision, given that it coincided with the release of the Washington Post story that set the league’s investigation of the team in motion.

While Boomer Esiason is likely well-sourced within the league, Gregg Giannotti found a little more evidence to back up his partner’s claim. He revealed that for a brief period of time on Tuesday, typing WashingtonAdmirals.com into the search bar of your preferred web browser sent you to the Washington Football Team’s official website.

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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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