- Things got a little awkward on an ESPN set this weekend after a joke was received poorly
- Former National Football League and current analyst Ben Watson walked off the set
- Co-analyst Peter Burns made an off-colour remark about Watson during a moment of banter
Things almost got nasty on the set of an ESPN broadcast this past weekend.
During an SEC Network college football half-time show, former NFL player and current ESPN analyst Ben Watson walked off the set after his co-analyst Peter Burns made a poor joke about the former's wife.
According to Sports Illustrated, the incident began when Burns joked about Watson being the only person on-air wearing a light suit while the rest were in dark ones.
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Watson, initially enjoying the ribbing from his colleagues, said:
“As long as I get a text from my wife that says I look good,” Watson said. “Send me the text, baby. Send me the text.”
Without batting an eyelid, Burns responded by riffing:
“That’s not the text she sent me.”
From a resulting commercial break, just Chris Doering and Takeo Spikes were at the table, with Watson coming back to join him in a darker mood than before.
Doering, referencing the infamous slapping incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock, tried defusing the tension by saying:
"Did you ask him [Burns] to keep your wife’s name out your [his] mouth?”
Later, both Watson appeared to have smoothed over the awkward moment, with Burns sharing a photo of the two on social media with the caption '#Friendship'.
"Moving on. But you still owe Mrs Watson a public apology."
Incredible photos of snow blanket covering entire NFL team Buffalo Bills' stadium go viral
Some of the most amazing photos of a sports venue are making the rounds on the internet.
They showed the Highmark Stadium, the home stadium of the National Football League team the Buffalo Bills, being blanketed metres over by snow, as reported by Sports Brief. This resulted in the league deciding to relocate the Bills' fixture against the Cleveland Browns from the city to Detroit Lions' Ford Field Stadium in Michigan.
The last time something like this happened was when the New Orleans Saints had to temporarily play away from the Louisiana Superdome after it was damaged during the Hurricane Katrina Disaster of August 2005.
Source: Sports Brief News