Tuesday, October 28, 2008

THE WAVE

One of the more bizarre phone calls EVER with Francesa and Mike from Montclair just went down:

Mike from Montclair: Before you give the little wave, which is your way of getting rid of us...

Francesa: No it's not. That's not...

Mike from Montclair: I see the little wave...

Francesa: Wait a second now...now how many people do you think see, of my audience, how many people do you think see the TV?

Mike from Montclair: I would say less than 10%.

Francesa: ok. And they're the only ones that see the wave. And the wave is better than this - it's better than me saying "thanks for the call" or something like that on every different....

Mike from Montclair: But why do people call you up and thank YOU for taking their call? That's what YOU do. Why do people feel like they have to thank you?

Francesa: Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed...I mean I know it's raining out but boy.

Mike from Montlcair: I'm surprised I'm allowed back on your station after the tongue lashing you gave me a few weeks ago about having the audacity to comment on the other talk show hosts...

Francesa: Here's why. You know why. Dont you feel...

Mike from Montclair: Kim said Johan Santana had 19 wins!!!!!

Francesa: now wait a second. wait a second. You brought it up. I didn't. You are....let me just speak...you are A, a very good calller...B, a frustrated talk show host, but don't you feel as a very opinionated caller that you are, that you were hurtful to those people when you call up and say such nasty things about them?

Mike from Montclair: First of all, I wasn't saying anything personal against those guys. But I simply said and I stand by it, if I wanted to listen to Joe Benigno, I would turn the radio on at 10AM in the morning...if I wanted to listen to Kim Jones, I would put the radio on at 5 in the morning...

Francesa: And I'm sure you do.

Mike from Montclair: No I don't.

Francesa: And listen, you have to admit if you're gonna be truthful, you have to admit that you're a frustrated talk show host.

Mike from Montclair: No I'm not! I'm really not...

Francesa: Wait a second....I actually called you doing that ham and egg radio show and you were up at night doing that ham and egg radio show because you're a frustrated talk show host.

Mike from Montclair: It's fun! Who wouldn't want it...

Francesa: There you go...Now I got it...

Mike from Montclair: Okay,can I make my point. This isnt about me...

Francesa: Wait a second. You've made about 8 points but you can make one more...

Mike from Montclair: I just wanna make 2 more...first of all, it's nice to see the next Brooks Robinson get a hit last night...

Francesa: He'll be a better hitter than Brooks Robinson.

Mike from Montclair: ....and lastly...that home plate umpire should have been ashamed of himself...

Francesa: I already did that and you should have listened to the first 10 minutes. Shame on you. (Smiling) And I just handwaved you. That's it. So you can go back on YES and see that.

16 comments:

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Haha nice work FTLT. Missed a little argument about Brooks Robinson and Don Zimmer and even a Mike Schmidt mention at the end...but you called it when you said one of the strangest / most awkward calls ever

First Time, Long Time said...

yeah, i left out a couple lines there that weren't that interesting...

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Yeah I dig...I loved that MfM brought up the hand wave and the Longoria obsession though. last time he attacked Mike on the Wright trade, didn't he?

Does he read this blog? That would be interesting

newyorknewyork said...

Priceless. Back with a vengence.

bigjf said...

I'm believing more and more that he reads this blog. Maybe to counter Francesa's reading of mikefrancesa.com during his breaks.

boner said...

Nice job with the transcription, FTLT! Someone on the other site put the end on YouTube, when he tells MfM he handwaved him, then smirks at the idea. I hate to agree with Francesa, but Mike from Montclair is most definitely a frustrated wannabe talk-show host.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Perfect...

gabagool said...

Why, oh why, does Kim Jones get to ABSOLUTELY VERBALLY ABUSE than fat gutless Continent ALL THE FRIGGEN TIME, and noone, NO ONE , has the balls to tell her to shut her fucking pie hole?

ANd if ANYONE can't hear the difference that MF treats KJ than he does any other host, they just ain't listening.

She's heads and tails above Ann Ligouri (sp?), but so would be Helen Keller.

First Time, Long Time said...

Gaba,,,,couldn't agree more. Mike treats Kim like she is his little sister...

Jimmy in Singapore said...

Nice to see Mike from Montclair choke on it once in awhile. For all Francesa's smugness, at least he's giving us 5 hours. . .MfM calls up with a 2-minute argument he probably spent 45 minutes putting together.

He sees himself as Francesa's combatant, but he's just the kid in the back of the class trying to catch the teacher on a mistake.

Whatdoyouhave? said...

The thing is, until recently, he's been Mike's waterboy/most devoted fan, calling up and agreeing with him at all times, complimenting him on his points, etc. This whole tiff has only been going since Mike and Dog brokeup (I think) and Mike's show has gone downhill, with his biggest beef being about Mike bringing in other guest hsots

gabagool said...

Yeah,

I don't understand his beef with guest hosts at all. Why in Gods name would EVER want this slob by himself? His endearing personality? His razor sharp wit? The amazing way he dissects today's political or financial scene? His humble approach.

The thing about Mike is that he WANTS to be an asshole like the character in HOUSE, but lacks the TALENT and intelligence you need to be able to pull it off. Why do you think he constantly keeps saying that when an athlete has "amazing talent" (Manny, Plax) you get away with things. (Except if you are a malcontent who happens to have called MF a fat shitbag. See, its ONLY ok if you are an asshole to others, not him.

BUt, yeah you are right. Mike from M has always been a MF buttboy.

Anonymous said...

good fuck montclair. hes a fat racist idiot.

Adam said...

clearly the handwave was coined from Mikefrancesa.com. Unlikely that the big guy reads this

gabagool said...

Uhhh...nope.

Checked out "handwave" on Wiki, IDictionary, Free Online Encyclopedia, my own Encyclopedia Brittanica.......all had definitions of and examples of....and GUESS WHAT?

Not one mention of Mikefrancesa.com.

Own biggest fans.........once again.

Anonymous said...

why the beef ?

i read both mf.com and this blog and i think that i hear a lot of the common themes. there's no need for a rivalry between the two .. can't we all get along ... in our mutual hatred of the big guy ??