Monday, October 6, 2008

MIKE'S MOMENT: RAYS OR RED SOX

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.

10 comments:

First Time, Long Time said...

Mike loves Francona a little too much and is salivating over the possibility of a Manny/Torre vs Red Sox World Series. For Mike, that would be like having the Yanks in the world series...so no chance he roots for Tampa

bigjf said...

I agree with FTLT, and no I'm not Eddie C in disguise. Mike has no original thoughts, certainly none that are interesting or rational.
Mike's going from "I agree" to "I disagree." I feel Kim tries to overcompensate sometimes because she comes off as a bit of a ditz, in my opinion. But I could see her getting into an argument with Mike, as she would probably pick the Rays. The question will be, is YES influencing her to pick against Boston...
Personally, I think any of the potential WS matchups we have would be interesting, the least of which may be Phillies/Sox. Obviously, as a Yankee fan, this ALCS kills me, but the Rays have long since earned my respect this year. I can't imagine the NLCS is much easier for you Mets fans to take...

Anonymous said...

He's gonna pick the Red Sox, but warn us to "be careful" of Tampa.

-Walky

Anonymous said...

I think Carlin is going to disagree with Francesca a bunch today.

But i think Kim has a gameplan to irritate Carlin by siding with Francesca the whole day.

Anonymous said...

So, loyal listeners of MUFOF, which "Kars for Kids" commercial is better?

The original or the remix?

-Walky

loki said...

This will be a good show...

bigjf said...

Mike might like Carlin sitting in more often, he makes Mike look slim.

Anonymous said...

the only reason Kim is on the show today is to deflect the fact that Carlin is about 10 times a better talk show host than Francesa.

TheNextBestThing1 said...

Yea i do see Carlin being very argumentative. I just cant wait to for the speak of Rutgers athletics. Kim will have to leave the room as this discussion will get so heated that Mike will eventually challenge Carlin to a diet coke/ pie eating contest which will be broadcast on Loudmouths...

NBT

TheNextBestThing1 said...

Ok, there u go! He just mentioned...