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Damon Amendolara: Jeter Doc Can’t Be As Good As The Last Dance

Amendolara hosts “The D.A Show” on weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. ET.

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Derek Jeter is getting a “Last Dance” style documentary from ESPN next year, but CBS Sports Radio host Damon Amendolara doesn’t believe it’ll resonate at the same level.

“Even though the Yankees were a huge deal in the 90s and 2000s, they didn’t capture the national consciousness the same way Michael’s [Jordan] Bulls did,” Amendolara said on CBS Sports Radio. “No team did, no team ever.”

The cultural icon Michael Jordan turned into never waned globally. That staying power combined with the pandemic timing made “The Last Dance” one of the most talked-about sports documentaries ever. Networks dedicated hours and hours of programming to analyzing it last spring. Jeter’s documentary, “The Captain,” won’t have that same advantage.

“The Patriots were closer to the Bulls, but if you lived through the Bulls you knew, and because Michael is such a global icon, nobody is that,” Amendolara said. “Even Jeter and Brady aren’t that. Here in the states, yes, Tom Brady is the equivalent of what Jordan was in many regards. Internationally, I mean, you just don’t have kids in Kenya or Slovenia running around in Tom Brady jerseys. You absolutely had that with Michael Jordan.”

Drama is the big factor for DA as well. The morning sports talk host pointed out that “The Last Dance” built a story around the end of Jordan’s Chicago run.

“There was something that was next level interesting about ‘The Last Dance’ because it was something global,” Amendolara said. “It was like my god this is the end of Michael freaking Jordan. Nobody said that about the end of Derek Jeter or the end of the Yankees because it wasn’t that dramatic.”

Amendolara expects the content of Jeter’s documentary to be strong but doesn’t see it rivaling last year’s epic event. Fans can hear “The D.A. Show” on CBS Sports Radio weekdays from 6-10 a.m. ET.

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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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