College football analyst’s wife joke doesn’t make colleague laugh

A college football halftime show got interesting on Saturday when an analyst didn’t resent a joke his colleague made about his wife.

The trouble started after Benjamin Watson, who was part of the SEC Network’s halftime report during the Florida vs. Vanderbilt game, weighed in on a discussion of suit choices during the broadcast.

Watson, who wore a light blue suit as opposed to his colleagues’ dark-colored suits, said his suit choice didn’t matter as long as his wife texted him and confirmed he looked well in the program.

Watson’s remark, however, was quickly countered with a joke that apparently didn’t sit well with him.

“Text me, baby. Text me,” Watson pleaded.

“It’s not the one she sent me,” said fellow analyst Peter Burns, who received a raucous backlash from his colleagues.

A straight-faced Watson then returned to the set after a commercial break to join the analyst table, which notably did not include Burns.

You can watch a clip of the joke and Watson’s reaction below.

The two later appeared to cancel their on-air beef, however, as Burns tweeted a photo of the two alongside the hashtag “Friendship.”


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