Tuesday, July 22, 2008

BIZARRO WORLD

Mike just turned the show over to Jets fans and asked them if they wanted Brett Favre as their QB. He asked them to call in with their opinions. I feel like all of a sudden, I am listening to ESPN Radio. Mike Francesa is not supposed to ask fans what their opinions are. That's something that Mike Greenberg or Mike Golic would do. Francesa is not supposed to end a segment by asking the audience "do you want Brett Favre to be your quaterback in 2008 - get aboard right after this." Again, something to be expected out of the other two Mikes (that is, if they actually took phone calls from those that were not on the ESPN payroll). But this is very alarming. This is not the Mike Francesa I have known to grow and loathe. I do not like this development one bit. Is he perhaps practicing for a move to ESPN Radio? Is it just an absurdly slow sports day? Is he just tired of one segment declaring Johan Santana's season a dud, while in the very next segment, declaring that Johan should be 12-3? Has he reached his quota on how many times he can say the name Bronson Arroyo in one month? What is going on here? I am very concerned.

7 comments:

KBilly said...

When the Skins traded for Taylor and used up all their cap space, his world was rocked after declaring the Skins would land Favre. He just is trying to divert attention from his previous declaration.

Anonymous said...

favre to the jets would be hauuuuuuuuuuuuge!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ESPN radio in NY had a horrible spring ratings period. Below even their standards, especially given all the investments they made over there.

Anonymous said...

espn radio is absolutely terrible.

Anonymous said...

ESPN NY got a 0.6 rating. Even WLIB-AM which is a gospel station on the am dial got a 0.9.

Bob said...

Too bad I had this a week ago.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/39946-wfans-mike-francesa-just-confirmed-my-715-article-jets-favre

z-man said...

That's surprising about ESPN Radio's ratings -- according to Max Kellerman, his ratings are climbing by leaps and bounds every period. That's when he's in his "Howard Stern lite" mode, as though Kellerman's five listeners find his ratings so fascinating. Soon he'll be visiting other stations and holding funerals for their morning shows, like Stern used to.

Maybe if 1050 AM didn't have such a pathetically weak signal, they'd get a few more listeners. (Then again, maybe not.)