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WIP Guest Host Jason Kelce Surprised By Eagles Coach Nick Sirianni Calling In

“We’re not ready to give him up quite yet, OK?”

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Enormously popular Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce just finished his 11th season with the team. The center played at a high level, earning Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro honors for his 2021 performance.

Though he’s under contract for 2022 at a $5.9 million salary, Kelce isn’t certain whether he’ll return or not. But he knows that his Eagles teammates and coaches want him back for one more season.

Kelce was the mystery guest host on WIP’s morning show Wednesday and got a couple of surprise calls from head coach Nick Sirianni and offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland.

“If Jason is the host of the show, I’d be willing to come on three times a week instead of my one time a week that I’m required to do right now,” said Sirianni, calling in as “Nick from South Philly.” “But we’re not ready to give him up quite yet, OK?

Stoutland called in shortly thereafter, though couldn’t sneak his identity past producers. But like his head coach, his objective was to convince Kelce to come back for one more season.

“I heard Nick sent a keg of beer to Jason’s house,” said Stoutland. “What do I got to do to top that to get you to come back? Unfortunately, I said it that way because he is going to have me run up Broad Street naked or something crazy like that.”

Kelce’s coaches calling in made a fun morning even more entertaining. It’s always nice to hear coaches show some personality, rather than just talk about the game or practices. It’s also refreshing to hear coaches speak so highly of a player and show that they share a good rapport.

So if anyone is seen running on Broad Street naked in the near-future, Kelce might be the reason why. But at least that will make it clear that he’s coming back to the Eagles for one more season, rather than maybe going into radio at WIP.

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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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