FTLT and I decided to reunite Mike and Chris. Although not for real. Just on the blogosphere. Below is a running dialogue from both shows just after 2pm:
2:03 RUSSO "This will not be a New York-centric show. You wanna talk Nebraska football...You want talk Oklahoma City Thunder...we will figure out how to get everyone in the mix."
2:05 RUSSO "We have a group of hosts that we are putting together." Sound familiar?
2:05 MIKE comes back from commercial and talks about how hard it is to park at Giants Stadium.
2:05 RUSSO "Boxing is not my baliwick. I love book authors. I love history." He also said that he liked the Triple Crown horse races and that he would talk about the Breeder's Cup. And I thought I bought Sirius XM to escape that shit?
2:06 RUSSO referred to Francesa as 'a great partner'
2:06 MIKE welcomes in Giants General Manager Jerry Reese and tells him it’s a big day for the organization. Reese agrees.
2:07 RUSSO "I don't love the New York teams."
2:07 MIKE asks Jerry if he thinks about last year as such “an unlikely run.” Reese agrees it was unique.
2:07 MIKE asks Jerry “When did you start to think you had a pretty good team? Was it the Pats game?” Reese says it was training camp.
2:08 RUSSO admits he is 'an acquired taste'
2:08 For the 8 billionth time, MIKE mentions the goal line stand against the Redskins.
2:09 MIKE tells Reese he had a remarkable year last season. Riveting.
2:09 MIKE tells Reese he is being modest, a word I didn’t know was in Mike’s vocabulary.
2:10 RUSSO - Sirius XM hired him for 5 years. "I won't bail out because someone wants to talk about Nebraska basketball." What's with the Nebraska fixation? He must think that anything outside the New York metropolitan area is Nebraska.
2:10 MIKE says that losing Strahan and Osi is big. “Can the Giants overcome it?”Jerry says it will make the team focused. This show could use some focus.
2:11 RUSSO admits he has to get warmed up because he hasn't worked in a month.
2:12 RUSSO - Grant Hill will be a guest at 3 o'clock.
2:12 MIKE "Last year, your rookies did a great job. How about your core this year?"
Jerry: "Right now, they look good on paper."
2:12 RUSSO "Let's try to keep the language clean...I've got 4 kids...Let's not go out of the way to be raunchy. We're not Howard."
2:13 MIKE asks Jerry about Carr being the backup quarterback. Jerry says he did a nice job. Reese knew that he had the skill sets. Is that term ever applied to any other sport than football?
2:14 RUSSO - Compared his introductory show to the movie debuts of Gone with the Wind and We Are Marshall. Yeah, that works.
2:14 MIKE talks about what a terrific division the NFC East is. Jerry thinks all the divisions are good. Great stuff here.
2:15 RUSSO Bill Zimmerman is his producer and Stevie Cohen is his executive producer.
2:15 MIKE tells us yet again, and for anyone that DIDN’T know, that he was always a severe critic of Shockey.
2:26 RUSSO "The Chiefs stink."
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