And the quotes just keep on coming. Neil Best though has some of the best ones we've seen tonight.
Check out the link but here are some highlights
- Russo had hoped to do a farewell show, but WFAN opted to part ways immediately after releasing him from a contract that would have run through next spring.The announcement was made after Francesa left the air Thursday, but he said he will answer all questions about it on Friday's show.
"It's kind of a sad day," Russo said Thursday night. "It's a very strange day in my life."Said Francesa: "I think it has to sink in. It'll be very different when I finally get back in the fall."
Operations manager Mark Chernoff said all parties agreed "the show has kind of run its course." But Russo said that was true only to a point.He said he could have carried on but was motivated to explore other opportunities."Basically, I'm looking for a different challenge in my life," Russo said. "I'm 48 years of age. This might be the last chance I'm going to get for a challenge if I want to take it."Russo swore on his children's lives that he has no firm agreement or contract, but industry sources say he is likely to land at Sirius Satellite Radio for a lucrative deal worth up to $15 million over five years."I have four or five options," he said. "Sirius would be one of them ... Obviously, I'm not stupid. I'm not going to leave FAN unless I have something relatively secure."
- Because there will be no farewell show, their final joint appearance was an Aug. 5 remote at Giants camp in Albany. Other than that day, they had not spoken for weeks until Wednesday."I told him if I don't re-sign [with WFAN], it has nothing to do with him and I," Russo said.Francesa said the two agreed to talk again when Russo cleans out his office next week.The hosts' relationship has been strained in recent months, and at least to some extent, they apparently were ready to move on from each other as well as the show."I think the relationship was part of this," Francesa said, "but I think in the end this was probably more of a different .vision about what the future may hold."
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