Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kids These Days....

It was about 6:28 on the air today, or more accurately, past Mike Francesa's bedtime, when after a couple of absurd trade calls Mike said, 'That's what happens when you let teenagers use the phone.' In his post 6:20 delirium, Mike accurately struck a chord that resonated through what LBJ called 'The Great Society'. As he usually does, Mike showed that he has a finger on this country's pulse(along with thoroughbred handicapping, Springstein set lists, Yankee batting orders and Roe's favorite sexual positions that don't hurt his back). The Youth are bringing us down. With their ridiculous trade proposals, their youtube, their Halo, their tight sweaters, their LSD, their Hannah Montana, their Alpha Dog, their tattoos, their 'death game', their Menudo, their 'wilding', their American girl doll, their interest-only-loans, their crystal meth, their tipping of Starbucks employees, their failure to lay down a sacrifice bunt, and so on.

Francesa's hero, JFK, asked the youth of his era 'ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.' And here are the teenagers of today asking for 'Heilman and two b prospects for Jose Guillen'. Mike can only stand so much. He not only lived through the late 60's and early 70's Yankees team, he suffered through the Stump Merrill era(ibid). Hell, he withstood the Dinkins administration. He thought that Guiliani had gotten rid of all these 'teenagers'. Yet, here they are calling in at 6:28, well past his time of coherence, asking him ludicrous questions. Have they no decency?

2 comments:

the mook said...

How archaic did he sound saying that? It couldn't have been frustrated callers sick of hearing bullshit trade calls. It has to be ... teenagers. When does he plan on letting Harrison use the phone? When he's 21?

Fifteen years from now he'll be lying by the pool while the phone is braying inside. He'll scream, "Harry, get the Goddamn phone!" and the kid will hopefully have a shit-eating grin on his face and say, "I can't, I'm still a teenager, remember?"

First Time, Long Time said...

Gman...i believe you also forget the kids and the Wii. When Mike was a kid, he played ball all the time and hitchhiked rides everywhere. Now kids sit with the damn Wii all the time. And because they are at home playing Wii constantly, that gives them a chance to make phone calls, which teenagers should NEVER do.