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Nick Wright’s Reaction to Tyreek Hill Trade Recorded in Real-Time

“I’m not going to sit here and pretend this is good. This is obviously not good.”

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Fox Sports host Nick Wright learned the news of the Tyreek Hill trade in real-time (via The Big Lead), reacting while cameras were rolling on recording his podcast What’s Wright? with Nick Wright.

After reports surfaced that the Kansas City Chiefs would not sign the star receiver to a contract extension, the story morphed into which team would be willing to trade for Hill. Wright had to check in with ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter to verify the situation.

“Is Schefter gonna tell me this is not true?” Wright asked.

Eventually he learned that the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins emerged as favorites to land Hill. Still, Wright, who is a noted die-hard Chiefs fan, was trying to wrap his head around what was happening.

“I’m not going to sit here and pretend this is good,” he said. “This is obviously not good. HOWEVER, this is my version of tweeting through it, Tyreek is one of the most unique, special and talented receivers ever. He’s on a Hall of Fame trajectory. I’m not going to deny that.”

Wright then thought about where this leaves the Chiefs and took a broader view of the AFC West, where the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders are lacking early-round picks after making moves of their own to acquire Russell Wilson and Davonte Adams, respectively.

“While all those teams are focused on the here and now, Chiefs have a long, 100-yard view of this thing, setting up a dynastic run,” he said.

Eventually, social media caught up and people jokingly asked to check on Wright, which started trending on Twitter.

“All these strangers pretending to care about my well-being when they’re just mocking me,” he said. “It’s hundreds in the last 30 minutes! This is stupid.”

Hill was indeed dealt to the Dolphins for first, second and fourth-round picks in next month’s NFL Draft, plus fourth and sixth-round selections in 2023. And after some time to absorb the news, Wright seemed OK.

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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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