Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Petition to Keep Mike and the Mad Dog Alive

Neil Best is again reporting that the end may be near for the Mike and the Mad Dog show:

From Best's Blog:
"I've heard from three people in the industry this Tuesday that the end of the Mike Francesa/Chris Russo saga appears to be drawing close."

With that said, I am going to start the first official petition to keep the Mike and the Mad Dog show alive. I will send it to WFAN's Mark Chernoff. Incorporating a bit of what I wrote a couple weeks ago, here is my petition:

TO: Mark Chernoff
FROM: Mikeandthemadblog
SUBJECT: Future of Mike and the Mad Dog Show

Mark,

The loyal fans of the Mike and the Mad Dog show are very concerned about the rumors of the show's possible demise. As you obviously know, today on the FAN in the 1-6:30 slot are Benigno and Roberts. Tomorrow it's Carlin and Kim Jones. These two days are very well what the future of WFAN could look like if the Mike and the Mad Dog show becomes history. This could be the post Mike and the Mad Dog world. And I for one, cannot stand it. I can't take Carlin's non-take take on things. I can't take Kim Jones telling a caller not to get on her case in the first hour of the show. I can't take Carlin cracking jokes at his weight. I can't take them talking sports for 2 straight segments because you know there are zero calls on hold. I can't take their voices. I can't take their opinions. I can't take their clearly choreographed show. I can't take 3 1/2 more hours of this. I can't take Benigno's "the world is going to end because the Mets lost a game in July" whining. I can't take Evan Roberts trying to sound older than he is. I can't take Benigno and Roberts everyday anointing Jerry Manuel the savior of the Met franchise. I can't take three more days of this. And there is NO WAY I can take 20 more years of this. And before you say "Now hold on a minute there Mikeandthemadblog- there are plenty of better host options than Carlin, Kim Jones, Benigno and Roberts that would fill the slot.." I don't want anyone else. I don't want handshakes. I don't want humble. I don't want respectful. I don't want well-prepared. I want hand waves. I want arrogance. I want condescending. I want ill-informed. I want my Mike and the Mad Dog. I want them back today. I don't want to wait until next week. And I don't want to wait till never again. And I don't want one of them solo (can you say daily tennis and horse racing spots). Please do everything in your power to keep the Mike and the Mad Dog show alive. This letter is serving as a petition to keep the show going. Give in to whatever their contract demands are. New tennis courts in the WFAN basement? Sounds great. A Diet Pepsi machine in the studio adjacent to Mike's chair? Wonderful. Whatever they want, please give them.

Below are signatures from loyal fans who want nothing more than Francesa and Russo paired uncomfortably together everyday for 20 more years.

Regards,

Mikeandthemadblog

If you want the show to remain, just sign your name in the comments section, and we will add them as signatures to the petition before we send it...

24 comments:

Walk said...

Please keep MMD on the fan. I need my fix.

Rory Braunstein said...

Rory Braunstein has signed the petition. 7/30/08

Matthew said...
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Bill.... from Hauppauge said...

As a Yankee fan I certianly don't want more than the 3 hours we get with Benigo/Roberts and we have already gone backwards in the Imus time slot

Bill Rivers

bigjf said...

I sign to keep Russo on the fan, but I could care less what happens to Mike. Russo is at least entertaining and funny, Mike is just arrogant and annoying, especially lately. We should start a "No More Lenny Dykstra's Rich Get Richer Interviews" petition.

But I definitely don't want to hear Beningo, Carlin, or Kim Jones in those slots. I could maybe tolerate Evan Roberts, but I'd rather hear Max Kellerman.

Anonymous said...

Rays are off tomorrow and Friday is August 1st. Huge win today and beat Halladay yesterday. Is Mike on the air Friday?

Anonymous said...

sorry I can't sign it.
Adios guys. Remember the racist conclusion that Sean Taylor was with bad people doing bad things?

Anonymous said...

Matthew Manfre has signed the petition.

GREAT WRITING!!!

Doug D. said...

Consider this signed! I hope these guys stick together forever.

Jake said...

To the anonymous guy who said he "couldn't sign it.." You just kinda signed it *by* adding a comment lol

Count me in for more Mike and the Mad Dog.

Rock said...

Keep the show alive!!

- Mark Ciotti

Dan Trojan said...

Life would be over as I know it. I don't know how I will go on.

Brian said...

Keep Mike and the Mad Dog alive or I swear I will switch to ESPN Radio, and neither you nor I want that to happen.

FTLT I am willing to drive up to WFAN studios and take part in a "Save Mike and the Mad Dog" rally if that's what it takes to save this show. We could have signs, megaphones, the whole bit.

gman26 said...

Brian

you have raised the bar. the Rally is under consideration. First let's get some more of our loyal readers on this list. Gool? where art thou?

Anonymous said...

I signed it only because I have nothing better to do with my life. I could care less otherwise. Russo is dopey, and Mike is grumpy.

peteski said...

where do I sign?

iamthelotion said...

Keep hope alive! I cannot bear Little Butch Roberts' over-emphasis on well, everything, so he can prove how hetero and seasoned his 13 years on this planet have made him. Let him keep doing his Boston Medical ads. And the cutie-cutes, Lil Kim and Big Carlin--sheesh, we'll all be diabetics if those two become an item.

Puh-leez. I'll take the latent racism (both), the goody-two shoes (Dog) and the obnoxious arrogance (Mike) any ol' day.

But not the golf. Golf!?!?

Add my signature to the petition.

David said...

Consider me added to this list.

Great entertainment and even some info once in a while. The kind of content no one else at the FAN brings to the table.

MMD is our Miller Huggins.

Anonymous said...

Mike and the Mad Dog are the best. Please do what it takes to keep them together.

Jim Mullaney

Chris said...

Mike and the Dog need to stick around

Anonymous said...

Please keep Mike and the Mad Dog. Love them or hate them, they are part of our lives, a part we are not ready to be without.

Timmy Hands
NJ

happyelvis said...

I hate them, but I LOVE to hate them. My personal favorite is when Mike dismisses the internet and all
things connected with it.

joba said...

After Carlin in the mid-morning, followed by Joe & Evan, we need Mike and/or Dog back. I prefer Dog solo to Mike solo, but either is better than J & E. Unless they get rid of Even; Joe is very good on his without the guy talk bullshit, which is bad enough but far worse when his daughter is in the booth.

gabagool said...

Sorry Guys,
I love this blog, but I FULLY want to see these losers split and go on and screw their careers, their laziness and disrespect catch up with them, their wives SUDDENLY deciding that they NEED TO FIND THEMSELVES, take them to the bank, and laugh my ass off as they end up on the 'WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...." website.