Ben Watson doesn't look too happy about this (6 Viewers)

GeauxSainz

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Some guys are ok with locker room trash talking about their wives/gfs and some aren't. I was one of those guys who wasn't so I understand if Watson wasn't happy. These guys should already know how big of a family man Watson is and should've known that was a topic to stay away from.
Agreed and the same way. We can pick and joke all day long. But I don’t disrespect your wife, and you definitely do not disrespect mine. Men get that, chumps do not.
 

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I don't think either of them handled it very professionally TBH.

Watson should have waited until they were done if it was going to take so long that they weren't back when they returned from the break.
Some people are different. If I feel that someone has insulted my wife, I'm going to take as much time as it takes to make sure they understand where the line is. Saying "I'm sorry. I meant nothing by that and I sincerely apologize. I meant no disrespect to you or your wife" doesn't take 2 minutes to say. If I had to guess, I'd say that Watson told him how he crossed the line and there was some push back rather than an immediate apology. That pushback required further "encouragement" towards the appropriate response.

If someone tells you they are offended by what you did or said, the first response should be an apology. It might get left at that or it might get explained so that it doesn't happen again. Watson doesn't strike me as the type of guy who wouldn't accept a sincere apology. They are both professionals. I just wonder why it took so long for the other guy to come back.
 

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Everyone loves getting offended nowadays.

This was obviously a light hearted joke between dudes. There was no disrespect.
There is a difference between being offended that someone made a crass joke about your wife on National TV...and finding out that Walmart still sells toy guns.
 

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Some people are different. If I feel that someone has insulted my wife, I'm going to take as much time as it takes to make sure they understand where the line is. Saying "I'm sorry. I meant nothing by that and I sincerely apologize. I meant no disrespect to you or your wife" doesn't take 2 minutes to say. If I had to guess, I'd say that Watson told him how he crossed the line and there was some push back rather than an immediate apology. That pushback required further "encouragement" towards the appropriate response.

If someone tells you they are offended by what you did or said, the first response should be an apology. It might get left at that or it might get explained so that it doesn't happen again. Watson doesn't strike me as the type of guy who wouldn't accept a sincere apology. They are both professionals. I just wonder why it took so long for the other guy to come back.
Yea, he probably told Watson that he was overreacting, which is true.
 

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Everyone loves getting offended nowadays.

This was obviously a light hearted joke between dudes. There was no disrespect.

I hear you on the offended thing but at the same time I think people need to realize that "not everyone is their best friend" so to speak. The boundaries you have with one person, or group of people for that matter, are not always the same as with the next, and that's even more so in a professional setting as well as on a public platform. If you're gonna make that kind of joke on a TV broadcast then you better be certain sure the person you're making it with is on that level with you.
 

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Cracking jokes about people's wives and/or children is off-limits for some people...


Yeah. I mean, what if he made a joke about one of Watson's kids? Or a disabled kid? I
He didn’t… He made a little wise-crack that married dudes with friends have heard 1M times! If he did (in fact) leave the set to have an altercation with that other dude because of that JOKE…

…Then Ben Watson is the AH.

Sorry… that’s where I stand.
 

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Cracking jokes about people's wives and/or children is off-limits for some people...


I don’t blame him for being P'Oed….at all. That was rude and on live tv. Edit: First off….we can joke all day long about whatever. But I will never, ever say anything like that to anyone. I’m not a sensitive person, but this is about respect. That’s his wife who had done nothing and clearly loves him, respects him. He does the same by making sure his wife likes how he looks. It’s deeper than “just a joke” that’s family, his best friend. They’ve had 7 children together….
 
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I hear you on the offended thing but at the same time I think people need to realize that "not everyone is their best friend" so to speak. The boundaries you have with one person, or group of people for that matter, are not always the same as with the next, and that's even more so in a professional setting as well as on a public platform. If you're gonna make that kind of joke on a TV broadcast then you better be certain sure the person you're making it with is on that level with you.
Yep pretty much exactly this.
 

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He didn’t… He made a little wise-crack that married dudes with friends have heard 1M times! If he did (in fact) leave the set to have an altercation with that other dude because of that JOKE…

…Then Ben Watson is the AH.

Sorry… that’s where I stand.
You said it yourself - with friends.

This was not just with friends. It was on a nationally televised show.

That's the difference here.
 

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You said it yourself - with friends.

This was not just with friends. It was on a nationally televised show.

That's the difference here.
Agree to disagree… this is Ben Watson making a scene on television because he “was offended” by what was obviously a joke!
Even if Watson wasn’t “friends” with the other guy… handle it off broadcast and take the classy road.

I’m disappointed in Watson. iMHO
 

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