Yes, the playoff future of the Mets, along with an extended farewell for Shea Stadium, but that is not the only future that hangs in the balance on Sunday. The future of Mike'd Up Francesa on the Fan, the Diet Coke Diva, The Ego and two guys positioning for the 2 AM - 4 AM shift, and any other name of our favorite sports radio show to hate is on the line on this day of rest.
Think about it. The Mets win and Mike actually has some content for the show, moments to analyze, things to fill time that will be of interest, (or at least fodder for ridicule), guests to book (we have EDDIE C for the full FIVE HOURS), and tons of moments to guarantee things to happen that don't happen and never having to say i was wrong.
The Mets and I am not even prepared to envision what follows. How will Mike BY HIMSELF as he is still without not only a jingle (please someone tell me, how hard could it be to come up with a :30 song by now? How could it be taking this long? Please someone explain it to me. Is it the two names? Is it that very little rhymes with Francesa? Does the jingle have to have Diet Coke mentions? Is Mike insisting on the jingle includes horse racing or perhaps the titles of all of his number 1 shows? Is there some secret deal being made and they are creating a super group out of Poison, Color Me Badd and Billy Ray Cyrus but they are still trying to locate all the members of CMB? I get it. The jingle companies don't work in August, but we are almost in October. WRITE AN F***ING SONG ALREADY. Don't even use lyrics. Just go with some Beverly Hills Cop Axel F or that track they used throughout Ferris Bueller. JUST GET US A SONG ALREADY. I REALLY NEED TO WRITE ABOUT HOW BAD IT IS)
I digress. Sorry, the jingle thing gets me crazy. But once again, Mike solo, without a jingle, a partner, and most importantly without anything to talk about except football and awful trade proposals is going to be brutal. He is then going to be forced to fill time talking about non sports stuff like politics, some JFK book, movies (Jeffrey Lyons, please pick up the red courtesy phone), and other things he knows nothing about.
This game tomorrow is serious. For the Mets. For Mike, but more importantly for us. We need a win because we need the Mets, because without them, all we got is a large man in a studio in Astoria with five hours of radio and nothing at all to talk about.
So, whether you are a Mets fan, a Yankees fan, a non New York fan, or simply a fan of people, or life, or the ear, or the afternoon hours of 1pm and 630pm, please root for the orange and blue tomorrow. Our futures depend on it.
And Now, A Note From Brian Powell
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