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Colin Cowherd: “Hard Knocks Feels Like A Self-Inflicted Distraction”

No “Hard Knocks” team has ever made it to a Super Bowl.

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The Dallas Cowboys are making a record third appearance on HBO’s Hard Knocks this season, a decision Colin Cowherd isn’t too excited about. 

The Fox Sports Radio host rattled off his sections of NFL teams on Monday and isn’t very optimistic about the Cowboys, especially with the added distraction of HBO cameras.

“Then you get a lot of Steelers, Giants, Cowboys, Chargers,” Cowherd described on his show. “A lot of questions around one side of the ball, or it’s a rookie head coach, or it’s still a young quarterback, or they are too dependant on one player, and I think Dallas is in that group.”

The Cowboys (like most good NFL teams) relied heavily on their star quarterback Dak Prescott before he ultimately went down with a broken ankle. He expects to be a full go for training camp, which fans get to watch firsthand on Hard Knocks.

“When you’re in that group,” Cowherd continued. “You just don’t have a lot of margin for error. I think another team in that division, the Giants and Cowboys are very similar. You don’t really know. The Over/Under on Dallas is 9.5, the wise guys, the sharps in Vegas are betting the under. That means they think Dallas is going to be like 9-8.”

“So that’s where Hard Knocks is just enough of a distraction. Does it peel off one win? That’s what it’s done in recent years. We thought the Cowboys’ distractions were over when they signed Dak. Hard Knocks feels like a self-inflicted distraction. I think that’s what’s frustrating if you are a Cowboy fan.”

No team has ever won their conference, let alone a Super Bowl, during a season as the show’s featured team. The 2009 New York Jets made it to the AFC Championship game but couldn’t close the deal. Cowboys fans are surely hoping to break that trend in 2021.

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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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