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Nick Bahe Says He’s Leaving 1620 The Zone

“According to Omaha.com, KOZN will use guest hosts until they find a permanent midday show replacement for Bahe.”

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Longtime sports radio host on 1620 The Zone in Omaha, NE, Nick Bahe will be leaving the station to pursue other broadcast opportunities.  The former Creighton University basketball player from 2006 – 08 announced his upcoming departure on Twitter and during Monday’s radio show.

For the last six years, the former Creighton Bluejay has hosted The Zone’s Game Time with Nick Bahe from 11am – 2pm.  Prior to his work on Game Time, Bahe co-hosted the Schick & Nick Show on KOZN 1620 from 2009 – 13.  Bahe’s final midday show on 1620 will be this Wednesday, July 17th.

“As far as what is specifically next for me, a lot of that’s up in the air,” Bahe told listeners during his Monday radio show. “But for now, I’m ready to attack my college basketball TV and national media dream.” 

Throughout his tenure on 1620, Bahe has also been featured on other platforms, most notably for college basketball.  According to Jon Nyatawa of the Omaha World-Herald, this winter will be Bahe’s sixth season as a Big East basketball analyst with Fox.  Bahe has also worked as an analyst for the Big Ten Network and CBS Sports, with the goal of one day calling an NCAA Tournament game on television.  Earlier this year, Bahe also joined Fox Sports Radio’s national lineup as a weekend host, partnering with Dan Beyer from 5 – 8pm ET on Sunday evenings. 

According to Omaha.com, KOZN will use guest hosts until they find a permanent midday show replacement for Bahe.  “Nick was such a great teammate, and someone who’s very much respected in the market,” said Mark Shecterle, general manager of NRG Media which owns 1620 The Zone.  “It’s going to be big shoes to fill.”  

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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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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