The very first Bubble Boy was John Travolta. Then that dude from Seinfeld. The latest incarnation is Mike Francesa. He is oblivious to the world outside of him. I am really talking about the radio world and his place in it. Even though the bubble is clear, he can't see through it. If he did, he would realize that if he doesn't change, then he is done.
In the first segment, he brought up how if Belichek and Brady won the Super Bowl last year, they would never have to do anything again. He said the same thing about Eli after he won the Super Bowl. Something about how Eli doesn't have to win another game in this city. He's earned his place among the immortals. The parallel here is that Mike sees himself in the same vein. He thinks that he's earned that place and really doesn't have to do anything. It's like he thinks that's the way to live life - Achieve something and then rest on your laurels. That's a sure recipe for failure, Mikey. You're running the picket fence. But you got caught watching the paint dry.
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