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Gregg Giannotti: Eli Manning Has ‘Completely Changed’ His Personality

“Eli coming out firing! You don’t normally get that from him! Ever since that Chad Powers bit this guy has completely changed his entire personality.”

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Monday Night Football With Peyton & Eli, mostly known as the Manningcast, has proved to be a popular alternate broadcast, and WFAN morning host Gregg Giannotti pointed out how much he has enjoyed seeing Eli Manning’s personality come out more and more during the broadcast.

“Eli Manning doesn’t say a lot so when he says something mildly controversial, everyone’s gonna jump on it,” Giannotti said. “He took a shot at Russell Wilson last night. Did you hear about this? Eli Manning taking shots!”

“Welcome to the dark side, Eli. It feels good to have an opinion,” co-host Boomer Esiason said.

“Talking about the 11-10 game on Sunday night and Eli said they should probably give the punter $250 million instead of Russell Wilson,” Giannotti said.

“I mean, Eli’s had a few games like that,” Esiason countered.

“But still, I thought that was great,” Giannotti admitted. “Eli coming out firing! You don’t normally get that from him! Ever since that Chad Powers bit this guy has completely changed his entire personality.”

Giannotti then admitted he didn’t watch Monday Night Football With Peyton & Eli last night, due to it interfering with his job.

“I have not watched the Manningcast yet this year,” Giannotti said. “I think because it’s distracting for me now. I checked it out a couple of times last year later in the season and I enjoyed it. It was fine. But if I’m trying to watch a Giant game because we’re gonna talk about it the next day, I can’t have six Zoom interviews on the Manningcast. It’s impossible.”

Giannotti is on record saying the Manningcast needs to eliminate guests. He said the guests were a “big problem” adding “They put them on those Zooms and the connection is always terrible and they are talking over each other and there is a delay.”

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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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