Things got a little heated on New York’s WFAN.
Joe Benigno, a former WFAN host and die-hard Jets fan, is now a weekly guest on WFAN’s Evan and Tiki show. The big topic of discussion was the New York Jets, and specifically, the play of quarterback Zach Wilson, who was awful during the Jets’ 15-10 loss to the New England Patriots.
Tiki Barber, the former New York Giants running back and current radio host, somehow found himself defending Wilson and the Jets while Benigno and Tiki’s co-host, Evan Roberts, had seen enough and wanted the franchise to bench Wilson. Barber’s attempt to do so set Benigno off to the point where Barber ended up turning off his mic and walking out of the studio.
“You hate the Jets. You would love to see the Jets go 2-15, stop it. You’re a Giant,” yelled Benigno.
“I love Nate Hackett. I do not hate the Jets,” Barber replied.
“If this was the situation with the Giants, you’d be screaming to get Wilson the hell outta there,” responded Benigno.
Barber tried to make his case but Benigno’s fiery retorts were impenetrable, leading Barber to just give up.
“Alright, Joe. Sounds good. I’m turning my mic off, buddy,” said Barber before doing just that. His calm demeanor eventually cracked, however, as Benigno continued. “That’s bullsh-t,” said Tiki while pointing in his direction.
Tiki returned to his seat after Benigno left the program, saying that he just needed to walk away and calm down.
“People can believe that I hate the Jets all they want. I don’t hate the Jets. In fact, I love Nate Hackett, he’s a good friend of mine,” said Barber. “But I had to go calm myself with some Dunkin’.”