Last week the Seahawks twisted Deebo Samuel’s leg during the Wild Card game. This week the motivational incident may have come a few days before game day.
During Tuesday’s “Gbag Nation” on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, hosts Bryan Braddus and Gavin Dawson were openly hoping for Christian McCaffrey to get injured.
Pathetic radio sports pundits from Dallas wishing an injury on CMC, terrible fans Cowboys nation have @CMC_22 @49ers @gkittle46 @fred_warner @THE2ERA @19problemz @brockpurdy13 @nbsmallerbear— Franco (@list3nman) January 18, 2023
Do better Dallas pic.twitter.com/dRsCX6h6wG
For those that don’t want to listen:
Broaddus: “He’s healthy now. In Carolina he couldn’t stay healthy, now he never gets hurt.”
Dawson: “We could use an injury, we really could.”
Broaddus: “Yeah, hamstring would be good.”
As the criticism rolled in, Broaddus apologized...almost.
I am sorry this even happened. Not my intent. My hope it’s a great game.— BryanBroaddus (@BryanBroaddus) January 19, 2023
Dawson decided to double down.
A hammy is nothing. Dear Lord I am not wishing for actual human suffering. I've been on record for years that if injuries have to be a part of a sport it's better if they happen to the opposition right before you play them. Get over it.— Gavin Dawson (@gavindawson) January 19, 2023
So let me get this right..a take about injuries in sports have you outraged...and you watch football every weekend? Got it.— Gavin Dawson (@gavindawson) January 19, 2023
Maybe I'm outraged that you incentivize life threatening injuries by even watching.
“I’m sorry this even happened” is not an apology, but it’s certainly shows a little more self-awareness than Dawson picking up the shovel and digging himself an even deeper hole.
It’s definitely not a good look for employees of the Cowboys flagship station to be wishing injury upon an opponent. And as someone that produced a daily national radio show for a decade and a half, I can also say it’s lazy sports talk radio. There are a million things to talk about in this matchup, and that’s the topic you go to?
Who knows if the 49ers will even hear about this before the game on Sunday, but if they do I imagine they’ll feel some kind of way about it. That could be bad news for most of the people listening to 105.3 The Fan.
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