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?
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