It's a busy Monday for Mike'd Up Francesa on the Fan. Not living in the NY Metropolitan area, I don't have the luxury of watching Mike's dress rehearsal on Sunday night on NBC. Is it still on? But since we all like to predict things, let's setup Mike's show today.
Chances that Mike...
*Opens the show with a call to end restrictor-plate racing. "Roe was very upset after watching Carl Edwards' car hurtle into the fence at Talladega." - 0%
*Flip-flops again and says that he now likes the Bulls to beat the Celtics - 20%
*Calls Andy Pettitte 'Andy' - 77%
*Brushes off the Red Sox sweep of the Yankees by talking about how the Red Sox are historically good in April - 100%
*Downplays Ellsbury's steal of home with 'Everyone's making this out to be Jackie Robinson. Enough already.' - 60%
*Calls Mr. T brilliant for getting Mark Sanchez, then talks about how Sanchez will have a hard time filling the shoes of Joe Namath - 20%
*Doesn't mention Mike Tannenbaum by name, just calls him Mr. T as if the rest of the listening public should know the nickname - 95%
*Criticizes the Mets for only winning two of three from the Nats - 100%
*Brings up a topic in the first segment that no one else is thinking about except him(for example, something that Mel Kiper said during two days of draft coverage, the 7th race at Aqueduct, Hedo Turkoglu's 'excessive' celebration for hitting a game-winning shot in a playoff series, etc.) - 30%
*Changing Met scapegoat status from David Wright to Ollie Perez - 86%
*Is lukewarm about the Giants draft - 50%
*In talking about the Giants draft, brings up Ernie Accorsi or George Young but doesn't mention current GM Jerry Reese - 10%
*Ridicules Al Davis - 100%
*Previews tomorrow's Barcelona-Chelsea Champions League game with Tommy Smyth - 1%
*Criticizes all the hype and coverage surrounding the draft and then continues to breakdown each team and how they fulfilled their needs - 40%
*Mentions the New York Rangers' playoff series - 2%
Any other prognostications?
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