If you have been reading this blog and well, why wouldn't you? It's a blog dedicated to a talk show host where one egomaniac talks sports for five and a half hours a day. If you take all that into account we should be maybe just one reader behind Deadspin. Come on new reader, put us over the hump.
Sorry, let me begin again. If you have been reading this blog or perhaps just my posts, you will know that one of my big hangups with Mr Francesa, the Diet Coke Diva, is that he refuses to buck the odds, to go against the trend. He believes in tradition more than the people in Fiddler on the Roof. In the end, my opinion is that he lacks vision, he refuses to take risks and thus it makes him uninteresting.
Luckily for Mike the ALCS has presented him with a scenario to change this. Here he has the Red Sox, the defending champion going against the upstart Tampa Bay Rays, a team Mike refused to acknowledge as legit until the 8th month of the year. If I were a betting man, and i would be if i could bet on things like this, I would bet everything on Mike picking the Red Sox. He will tell us that he cannot bet against the champion and that the Rays have not proven themselves on this stage, etc.
If you ask me, Mike should do just the opposite. He should pick the Rays. Why? First, because they are going to win. Second, because it would make me happy and make him less predictable and therefore potentially more interesting although we have to remember that his next co-host this week is Kim Jones, which means interesting packed it's bags and is already flying the red eye back to a place called "far far away from francesa."
Mike you have a choice. Surprise us. Do something shocking. We are still waiting for a jingle for god sakes and we have sat through two days of Eddie "I Agree" Coleman. Give us something. The world is begging us to no longer listen. Pick the Rays. Please.
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