Posts Tagged ‘New York Giants’

Clayton: Wolf! Wolf!

October 18, 2009

Fox & Friends Weekend falls short again: what a wager waste! Dave Briggs returned, and the fans were spurned. The Fox & Friends Weekend co-anchor paid up his lost bet with a plug nickel and, not surprisingly, his hapless co-host Clayton Morris happily accepted it.

As the reader may recall, Clayton announced that the loser of the Philadelphia Phillies/Colorado Rockies wager would wear the opposing team’s uniform for the entire show and serve up the winner’s hometown delicacies. After the Rockies lost and Dave subsequently returned, the author cautioned Dave not to “welch” on his bet the way he had accused Kilmeade of doing. Dave Tweeted, “[Y]es @Jakeho I will pay up on the bet, Sunday & it will hurt.”

Today instead of biting the bullet and putting on his full Phillies regalia from the get-go, Dave waited until the very last minute of the show (9:59 a.m. ET) and served up Philadelphia cheesesteaks in simply a Phillies baseball cap and jersey. The more jaded Fox & Friends viewer probably expected this half-hearted and partially fulfilled promise to the fans. After all, Clayton had let Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson out of their lost Philadelphia Eagles/New York Giants wager after tantalizing the F&F audience for weeks with a similarly humbling outcome.

Fooled me once, shame on you, Clayton. Fooled me twice, shame on me! Lesson learned. What was that again, Clayton? Wolf?

“Soft Ball” Wallace vs. “Wager Weasel” Kilmeade

April 24, 2009

Who is all wet, or, who will be all wet? In his promo to his show Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace dared friendly antagonist Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade to a Dunking Booth duel at a country fair: He proposed that he get three balls to dunk Brian in the water and that then Brian would get his turn to do likewise. Brian accepted the challenge and upped the ante: He suggested a change in venue, i.e., the F&F veranda, where people could bet on the outcome. Chris replied, “I think that’s actually a great idea.”

Co-host Gretchen Carlson inadvertently provided Wallace his contest moniker, “Soft Ball,” when she asked about his throwing arm. Chris laughed and retold a personal “scarring experience” of when he tried out to be a pitcher in sixth grade: He said that he threw the ball so softly that the opposing batter “took four steps waiting for the ball to get there” and “then he hit it about 500 feet (nobody had ever hit a ball as far as he hit that ball).” He described it as “the beginning and end of [his] pitching career.”

As to Brian’s nom de plume, he earned that when he weaseled out of his playoff football bet with Clayton Morris earlier this year.* After rescuing Gretchen from her lost wager to Clayton** (when his Eagles beat her Vikings) by doubling down (both Brian and Gretchen would sing the Eagle war anthem while Eagle jerseys if the Eagles felled the Giants), Brian squirreled out of his obligations. He had Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell sign a memo purporting to absolve Brian and Gretch of their debts.

Chris, wise move to add the “me first” caveat!

*https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/briggs-brian-welcher/

**https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/clayton-loses-tutu-gretchen-gains-jersey/

F&F: Home of the Birds & Weas(el)*

February 5, 2009

Fox & Friends co-anchor Brian Kilmeade inadvertently provided a new slogan for the show today: F&F: Home of the Birds and Weas(el). In an interview with Governor Ed Rendell, the Massapequa native continued to try to weasel out of his and fellow co-host Gretchen Carlson’s lost Giants/ Eagles wager with F&F Weekend co-anchor Clayton Morris. (Brian and Gretchen agreed to wear Eagle jerseys and sing the Eagle war anthem if the Eagles won). Brian shamelessly stated, “Governor Rendell gave me a special governor’s exemption: we no longer have to fulfill out bet with the Philadelphia Eagles fight song.”

Gretchen chimed, “I wanted to do that.” That was news to F&F fans since Gretch “double downed” with Brian to get out of her lost Vikings/Eagles bet. Nevertheless, at the end of the segment, Gretch said, “Governor Ed Rendell, thanks for taking Brian out of the Eagles thing: I still might have to do the fight song.”

Perhaps, Gretch would prefer to be a red fox rather than a red squirrel.

*Steve Doocy went to the University of Kansas (Jayhawks); Gretchen Carlson went to Stanford University (Cardinal); and Brian Kilmeade went “Welch.”

https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/briggs-brian-welcher/

Briggs: Brian Welcher

February 1, 2009

Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade is a welcher according to his F&F Weekend colleague Dave Briggs. He would get little argument from Gretchen Carlson, F&F co-host, who often accuses Brian of not paying off his wagers, except she is the beneficiary of Brian’s shenanigans today. After an interview with PA Gov Ed Rendell in a segue to the F&FW co-hosts, Brian got Rendell to sign an “executive memorandum” absolving Brian and Gretch of their bet debt to F&FW co-host Clayton Morris. (Over three weeks ago, Brian and Gretch promised to sing the Eagle war anthem while wearing Eagle jerseys if their Giants lost to the Eagles.)

As the segment concluded, Clayton commented, “I’m throwing in the terrible towel, governor. I knew Brian was up to something.” Then Dave aptly added, “This is why you can never make a bet with Kilmeade: He’s going to find a way to welch no matter what the bet.”

Later as the show ended, Clayton told Brian that there were many Twitterists responding to ” you squirreling your way out of the Eagles fight song cheer.” Echoing them, he asked, “How in the world does an executive order from Governor Rendell of Pennsylania impact two residents of New York City, you and Gretchen.” Brian facetiously responded, “It’s too complicated to get into at this short notice but it really stands: We can’t do anything about it.”

Once again, Brian, “shut up and sing.”

https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/gretch-brian-bet-weasels/

“Squirrels” 2 Sing

January 31, 2009

Apparently, Fox & Friends co-anchors Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson will finally fulfill their lost wager with F&F Weekend co-host Clayton Morris. As a segment with NY Giants running back Brandon Jacobs concluded today, Brian said, “Brandon, … because of your surprising loss to the Eagles, Gretchen and myself [sic] have to sing the Eagle fight song. Clayton interjected, “You guys have been squirreling your way out of this bet and viewers demand a response: It’s been three weeks now….I think next week pre-Pro Bowl you and Gretchen in Eagles jerseys are going to have to sing this song.” Bowing his head and smiling sheepishly, Brian responded, “Right, right.”

Finally, Clayton calls in his chips: Hopefully, no more squirreling or weaseling for Brian and Gretch.

https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/gretch-brian-bet-weasels/

Gretch, Brian: Bet Weasels?

January 26, 2009

When are Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade going to finally pay up on their lost football playoff bet with Clayton? Has Gretchen joined Brian in the vice of which she regularly indicts Brian, i.e., weaseling out of wagers?

Gretchen bet F&F Weekend co-host Clayton Morris that her beloved Minnesota Vikings would slay his hometown Philadelphia Eagles: If she lost, she promised to don an Eagle jersey and sing the Eagle war anthem. When they did, Brian Kilmeade bailed her out with an Eagles/Giants double-down bet in which he would join Gretch in doing the same. The Eagles beat the Giants over two weeks ago, and Gretchen and Brian still haven’t paid the proverbial piper.

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. So, to quote Laura Ingraham, Gretch, Brian, shut up and sing!

Gretch: Have 2 Pay Up on Our Bet

January 12, 2009

Since the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants yesterday, Fox & Friends co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade lost their “double or nothing” wager to F&F Weekend co-anchor Clayton Morris. Before Brian read the headlines story, Gretchen, conceding defeat, remarked, “Brian, you and I shouldn’t have watched the game yesterday ’cause we have to pay up on our bet now.” Brian deadpanned, “Yeah. Clayton Morris evidently thinks the Eagles are good.” Gretchen graciously answered, “They are right now.”

No, Gretch and Brian did not don Philadelphia Eagles jerseys nor sing the Eagles war song today. If they indeed follow through, they will probably do so this Friday since Clayton normally promos on Fridays. A little crow for breakfast!

https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/clayton-loses-tutu-gretchen-gains-jersey/

https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/gretch-wager-weasel/

Gretch: Wager Weasel?

January 8, 2009

Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson seems to weasling out of her bet with F&F Weekend co-anchor Clayton Morris.* After a Consumer Electronics Show segment with Clayton showcasing the latest gadgets this morning, Gretch asked, “Hey, Clayton: ‘member that bet that we had?” Clayton replied, “Yeah, I remember.”

Gretchen continued, “Well, Brian may be willing to take a mulligan for me so we’re going to reveal that when you join us later on in the show.” Clayton cagily cracked, “Wait a second: that sounds like a scam to me.” Then F&F co-host Brian Kilmeade intoned, “Maybe, the Giants can do what the Vikings couldn’t and that’s beat your Eagles: Maybe, it’s time to factor me into this.”

When Clayton returned, nothing more was said about the wager between Gretchen and Clayton. More than likely, Gretch will not be wearing the Eagles’ jersey tomorrow nor singing their war anthem. As Elvis, today’s birthday boy, might say, “A little less conversation, a little more action, please.”**

*https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/clayton-loses-tutu-gretchen-gains-jersey/

**http://crocmusic.com/track/197443/elvis_presley/little_less_conversation/