Tuesday, February 17, 2009

AROD Press Conference, The Winner is...

Mike Francesa. Francesa has been killing Arod since the end of his press conference. This is why I still listen at times to Mike Francesa. This is why through the ego and the arrogance, I turn to Mike for his take in times of big sports moments. This is why he still gets ratings. I would imagine Dog is just as good today, but I don't have SIRIUS so I am stuck with Mike. But Francesa is killing Arod and he is dead right. For those Michael Kay lovers, I would be interested in hearing what he has to say on this matter...

13 comments:

Bill.... from Hauppauge said...

Kay & La Greca are also killing him

Jason said...

i like how fatsos being critical, but the way he treats his callers. i just switched to michael kay. never thought id EVER say that.

Anonymous said...

I'm also enjoying Mikes critizism of the press conference but his treatment of his callers is unbelieveable.

Mike needs to realize something--- it is his sometimes "incompetent" callers that are also the same ones who listen every day and allow Mikes ratings to remain strong which in turn allowed Mike to give his "rant" last week followed by his now trademark camera stare down to Dog and ESPN.

Classic Mike!

JD

Repoz said...

Francesspool says that A-Rod's cousin is "fictitious"...

Fat boy is the one making shit up.

I'm still waiting to see the jump in A-Rod's career arc, Tubpool.

Loki said...

What specific things are both Mike's saying about the press conference?

gman26 said...

jason - This dismissive and condescending treatment of the callers will be his downfall. Yesterday he ripped into a couple of people that was just nasty. I think when Dog was around he could lighten up a tense situation or just get in the way before Mike killed somebody. But day after day, we are learning that Mike is a bitter man. Well, maybe we knew that before. But we are learning that as a solo show, he might eventually turn people off with his bile.

AwesomeSean said...

FTLT...The treatment of his callers has always been a little uncomfortable. That said, some of the callers deserve it, or worse. I swear, sometimes I am shocked that some of his callers are able to work a phone they're so inept. About as inept as Joel Sherman doing simple math.

Joel: "You just said you used that for 3 years you injected twice a month. Simple math tells us that's...hold on a sec, carry the 1...and that's 36 times."

Wow.

Kay has no problem ripping ARod, which he did. He won't rip the brass. Managers and players are fair game.

Jason said...

wouldve been typical arod if he were to respond with "actually joel, thats 72 shots. god has blessed me with multiplication skills as well as my amazing baseball abilities."

Repoz said...

Tub of Roe just said that since A-Rod started using steroids in 2001...he has "become Superman" as his stats are "enhanced".

A-Rod hit .276 on the road his three years in Texas.

THERE IS NO JUMP IN A-ROD'S NUMBERS, YOU QUADRUPLE CHICKEN-PARM SANDWICH EATING GOO!

Anonymous said...

you missed another classic mike today....i'll give u the run down...see if anyone talked about it....

after the a-rod conference mike has his 10 min. solo or whatever....

then he starts taking calls...

so a caller comes on, and he's making his point, and somehow the question of age came up, and the caller was adament that a-rod is 34, and in 2003 was like 27.....

mike got all aggrivated and is like, im telling you he wasnt he was 23 or 24, there's no way he was 27 ...like going off and giving the caller tons of attitude...he was like 'so what your telling me a-rod is 34 now ?! c'mon get off the phone, he's only 31...there's no way he's 34 get your facts straight before you call blah blah!"

then after he hangs up on the caller, he talks to one of his producers, and is like what are you guys patching through here, no one here knows their facts blah blah....

so as he's taking other calls, i check the internet real quick and sure enough a-rod was born in 1975, making him 34 this year and he would have been 27-28 in 2003, which meant the caller was right....i was ITCHING to call the station....

so then a couple callers later, another caller comes on and before he made his point he goes to mike, hey mike a-rod is 33 now, so mike's response is "yea whatever 33, 32, 31...couple years whatever"....LOL what a FUCKING ASSHOLE!!!!!! he didnt want to admit he was wrong and that the first caller was right!!! oh my god....

i just realized why i listen to mike, its like watching a car wreck, its sooooo embarassing for him, and its like the hatred is so much you almost have to watch!

Anonymous said...

ARod averaged over 50 homers a year from 2001 - 2003.

jason said...

yeah that was prob the moment i switched over to kay. he gets so frustrated with the first two callers... its one thing if he was receiving dumb calls ALL DAY but to have so little patience at the beginning of the show is just annoying to listen to.

im back to listening to npr/wnyc now. ill listen to joe and evan, then switch over to non-sports radio, thanks to mike francessa.

Repoz said...

"ARod averaged over 50 homers a year from 2001 - 2003."

And Yaz hit .301 in '68.

Jeez...have we not advanced in statistical analysis?


"If ARod started using PEDs in 2001, then they had no effect, as his three years in Texas are statistically indistinguishable from his previous two years in Seattle."

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/a-rods-numbers