Monday, September 8, 2008


Taking a look at our comments it seems that several of you believe today to be an example of what a good solo Mike Francesa show looks like. It's Monday and Mike in his wheelhouse with the "epic" first week of the NFL, the Brady injury, a little Mets breakdown, Phil Simms spot, and no mention of the Yankees. He takes some calls, talks to Sal and Eddie a little, gives his review of Entourage and rips on SNY for not having a post game show after the Mets yesterday.

After just writing that paragraph it seems like a pretty full show, yet i still feel that something is wrong with these solo shows and I believe it can be found in a word. SOLO. I know, i know, Mike and Chris are not getting back together, BUT it is crystal clear to me that Mike NEEDS someone to talk to, Mike NEEDS a voice in there to break up his, we need a secondary character. Eddie and Sal are more like extras with a few lines, which i think after a while can get them their SAG cards.

So while this might be what a good Mike'd Up solo show sounds like, i am not certain this is good radio. Actually let me correct myself, maybe it's good radio, but it's not, in my opinion, compelling radio. But what do you think? Is this the kind of show you want from Mike? You cool with this version of Mike'd Up?


TheNextBestThing1 said...

I believe that this show (this particular show not Hyped Up) is not bad but could be a lot better. I think that anyone can do today's radio show as well as he has done it because there is so much to talk to about. But the fact of the matter is this show would be ten times better with another voice than just listening to his. If this is what Hyped Up is going to be from here on out i ll be probably just be listening on Mondays. But he still has improvement to make in order to have a solid show without Dog and the first step is to get a partner, or cut the show down from five and a half hours to about three b/c this is when i get tired of just listening to Francesa.

TheNextBestThing1 said...

Its 4:40 he is gonna go around the league as if he has done that for the last 3 hours.

bigjf said...

Seemed pretty good to me, because I didn't watch or listen today.