As first noted over at Awful Announcing, things got a bit awkward yesterday at the tail end of the 3 p.m. SportsCenter on ESPNNEWS when Steve Weissman joked that there was flirting between fellow anchor Sage Steele and Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who was doing the Bristol media tour Tuesday.

"I'm married," muttered Steele as a look of discomfort came over her face. Maybe Weissman pushed the wrong button—though, really, that's probably not a joke anybody should make—but here's the Steele interview with Welker (with some edits to Welker's responses for brevity) so you can make the call:

When playful SportsCenter anchor banter turns awkward [Awful Announcing]