I am thinking that on a day that Mike and the Mad Dog are going to be spending 95% of the day talking about horses that we return to a question that we posted on this blog very early on.
"Why do we like them so much..."
In thinking of the title for this post, i was going to return to that exact phrase but throughout the existence of this blog so many of the comments about MMD are negative about either Mike or Chris or both of them, that i wondered if this was the better question.
"Do we simply love to hate them?"
Is our dedication to Mike and Chris based on the fact that we just want to yell and scream at the television set? Is Mike Francesca's ego the biggest car crash you ever drove by? You know it's awful, you hate to look but you can't take your eyes off it? I believe that there is more venom for Mike than Chris.
To me Russo is simply a spaz and I can deal with him. Mike's overwhelming arrogance is hard to swallow, but still i listen. Why? I mean, i don't give a crap about horses running around in circles, yet i am listening to them today. Why?
The main character of the Bravo reality series Blow Out, Jonathan Anton had one of the most inflated egos i had ever seen on tv. I despised him. Yet, I watched every week. I believe just so i could hate him more. I don't hate Mike quite that much but it falls somewhat in the same category.
When something happens in New York sports, Joba, Mets collapse, Giants Super Bowl, Isiah fired, there are a few things as a sports fan you do. Check out the Post and the Daily News and then you listen to Mike and Chris. You want their take. You want to agree or disagree. But why them?
I don't have the answer to this question. Do we love Mike and Chris? Do we hate them? Do we love to hate them? Do we hate ourselves for loving them (maybe that's a bit much) Let's hear what you have to say, but please don't post the "it's the only thing to listen to while i am driving" response. It's gotta go deeper than that. Not super deep, but deeper than that.
Let the debate begin...
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