Pleasant banter between anchors is a trademark of any newscast outro. You know, that time when the microphones are shut off and the lights are slowly dimmed and you see the two anchors laughing or pretending to talk with one another. With the three hour shifts of live SportsCenters, the anchors are often forced to have this sort of interplay on the air as the show transitions from ending one SportsCenter to beginning another. Usually this is just blase chatter about the day's top stories or something amusing from the SC Top 10.
Before Tuesday's 4 PM ET SportsCenter on ESPNEWS, we got something much more stimulating. ESPNEWS anchor Steve Weissman joked with co-anchor Sage Steele that she was flirting with Patriots WR Wes Welker during an in-studio interview while he was going through the ESPN Car Wash. Judging by Steele's reaction - gasping "I'm married" and nervously looking around the studio like Weissman may also have an ax under his side of the desk - it probably didn't go over as well as expected. Interestingly enough, both Weissman and Steele had tweeted earlier in the day looking forward to the opportunity to host SportsCenter together. Weissman joined ESPNEWS in 2010 while Steele is one of ESPN's best on-air personalities. You have to give her major props for making it through the rest of the segment without any more awkwardness taking place...
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker must be pretty ticked off with the way things have yet to unfold with his contract negotiations. For the first time Tuesday, Welker actually admitted there's a realistic possibility that he won't report to the team's mandatory minicamp from June 12-14, according to ESPN Boston Radio. Welker said he hasn't completely...
Let us set the scene.Steve Weissman and Sage Steele are bringing Tuesday’s 3pm SportsCenter to an end when Weissman jokes that he noticed Steele flirting with Wes Welker who was making the rounds in Bristol.Steele quickly utters, “I’m married” and from there, things turn a little uncomfortable on the set. Via Awful Announcing
For all those ladies wondering whether Wes Welker looked just as dreamy in junior high, the answer is now on Twitter. The Patriots wide receiver tweeted a photo of himself when he was in seventh grade on Tuesday. He's wearing similar colors to the current New England home jerseys but is off several digits from his usual No. 83. He may also be just about the same build as his...
Wes Welker will wear a Patriots uniform this season. Beyond that, though, things are a bit unclear, even though both sides would love to come to an agreement. Welker said during an appearance on ESPN's SportsCenter on Tuesday that contract talks are on hold for the time being, as New England has shifted its focus since placing the franchise tag on him earlier this offseason....
According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker indicated that he “probably” won’t be attending June’s mandatory mini-camp.
“I’m thinking I’m probably not going to, but things could change,” said Welker.
The Patriots placed the franchise tag on Welker earlier in the offseason, but he’s looking for a long-term contract and...
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Former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest told NFL Total Access that system guy Wes Welker hinting at sitting out the Patriots mandatory June mini-camp is insane:
“I just don’t like the diva...
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While some may handle it better than others, no NFL player likes being hit with the franchise tag. They want long-term security, and in many ways we can’t blame them for that. To this point, Wes Welker has not seemed bothered by the Patriots placing the tag on him, which will pay him $9.5 million next season if a long-term deal cannot be reached. On Tuesday, Welker said he is likely...
Doesn’t it seem like the New England Patriots go out of their way EVERY season to trade down and acquire more picks? Every year, they’re a fun team to watch on draft day, because they always seem to end up with more picks than anyone else. In 2012, even more so, because they have four picks in the first two rounds.
And even though they were just one Wes Welker drop, or perhaps...
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