This is an open letter to Mike Francesa as he's on walkabout in horse country:
While you were out, there have been some important things happening in the World of Sports. For one, the Tampa Bay Rays have defied your wishes and increased their AL East lead in the loss column. Your absence has nicely coincided with the Ides of August, precluding you from facing the music on air. And I don't count your 15-minute trip to Albany talking football with Tom Coughlin and avoiding the caller lines. While you were out, Joba doesn't rule any more as they have put him on the rack for now. The Yankees still haven't gotten your man-crush Bronson Arroyo yet. But maybe if you hole up long enough up in Albany and pout, the Yanks will make a move for the musical righty. (btw, I'm not really sure why you want Arroyo because he was involved in one of the lowest moments in Yankee history - "the Swipe".) Also while you were out, the most important QB to put on a New York uniform since Broadway Joe is arriving. Just like Downey wasn't in the room when Kendrick ordered the Code Red, you won't be here for the Jets biggest moment since they blew that 2nd half lead against the Broncos. That's a pretty important piece of information don't you think? And Mike, you might not believe it, but Favre is actually better than Ken O'Brien. While you were out, Big Brown won his first race since the Preakness. Although you probably caught that on simulcast at Saratoga. While you were out, they sort of caught that guy who sent out the Anthrax letters.
So look, Mike. If you want to mail in your final days on the Fan, then that's your prerogative. But if I were you, I would put down the Daily Racing Form, hop on the Acela and stand at post.
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