Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday on the FAN

Thanks to GMan for taking us down memory lane yesterday. Good stuff by them in just a year. Even with FTLT playing Tipper Gore, I think this blog has excellent content and great feedback from readers.

I expect a very lovey-dovey show today. Preakness is running, NY baseball teams are winning and we have two NBA Game 7's on Sunday. Not a lot to complain about although I'm sure we'll get the requisite complaints about:

1. Yankee stadium seating, pricing and shutting out the downtrodden
2. NYM bullpen
3. Reyes flamboyant, non-Jeteresque playing style
4. CC not throwing enough no hitters and Texeira not leading the league in helping old ladies across the street

Aside from all that, we'll probably get Barkley on, some horse trainers, Eddie C. and Sweeny and everyone will have a good old fashioned love-in. Should be nice.

I was thinking, though, that instead of Mike and Barkley talking about screen and rolls, home court advantage, Paul "Clutch" Pierce, the Black Mamba and Artest it would be nice if we could spend some time on Pau Gasol. Now I have no idea what kind of playoffs he's been having but I do know that he's doing a great impersonation of this guy. I wonder if he croons "A Pair of Brown Eyes" at home? Anyway, looking at that mug over the past few days it got me remembering an old Vescey column from the 80's that featured a piece on Paul Mokeski. Paraphrasing here, but what he said was, "Even when Mokeski plays well, he still looks bad. Someone should put a hand in face and leave it there." Classic stuff from a classic writer. When's his Gasol piece coming?

Then, Mike will go on and on about the filly tomorrow as Gman previously alluded to on this here blog. He'll have his theories and he'll listen to some others and it'll be all very coma inducing for 98% of his listening audience. Basically, typical Mike on a racing day. I will grant him this, however...At least he won't spout the nonsense that R. Reilly puked all over his column today. No freaking way it's getting linked here so if you want a nice queasy feeling later on today, find and read it.

All in all, I expect an upbeat show with NY baseball fans calming themselves down and patting each other on the back.

Happy Friday and I hope you all win your trifectas tomorrow.

26 comments:

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Haha - has to take away from a big Met victory by talking about SNY's refusing to play the replay of Beltran's questionable steal of third. This is his first point of the day? As a Yankee fan I guarantee if this was the Yanks he'd say "But that doesn't matter. He got the call. He made something happen. That gave them the win." etc

Anonymous said...

Is Mike complaining because the Mets had a questionable call go there way? That's the second time this week!

Hey Mike if we're gonna play that game please keep in mind that the Yankees have had every call go their way for the past 20 years or so!!!

I watched parts of the Yankee game the past two nights and if the Blue Jays outfield actually played the outfield instead of deep infield those doubles and triples the Yanks hit would have been outs and the outcomes of the games might have been different.

This guy just can't handle giving credit when credit is due.

JD

gman26 said...

He's onto the Core!!

Jason said...

holy mother fuckin shit, can fatassmotherfuckcesa stop fuckin talking about trading the mets core? the mets are NOT trading one of the best ss's and leadoff men in the game who is being paid like 4 mill a year just because he makes a couple base running mistakes.

why dont the yanks trade phil hughes, ian kennedy and joba chamberlain for johan santana since the yanks havent won since 1 billion dollars ago. oh wait...

do people not realize you dont trade players when their stock is low? thank god fatso only knows about food and horse racing and isnt gm-ing the mets.

im so sick of this fat fuck. i dont even listen to him that often anymore but he still annoys the living shit out of me.

sorry for my french. im usually a lot more civil than this. but fuck you fatso fucky fuck face fucker fuck.

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Shifting his hatred of Wright to Reyes here?

JD - are you really using the Blue Jays playing shallow against a completely slumping batting order as a way to attack Francesa here for favoring Yanks over Mets? And comparing the so-called mistakes of opponents to the officiating mistakes of the umpires?

Anonymous said...

I'm a Met fan and I'm not very confident that the Mets have what it takes to be any better than they were the past 2 years, but Mike needs to get off his obsession with bashing them and talk sports in a somewhat educated manner. If he is capable of doing such?


This guy is a JOKE!!!

JD

bigjf said...

Patting himself on the back for being "a year ahead" on wanting to break up the core. Followed by Beltran worship.

And I do agree that Reyes should be traded. He has all the talent in the world, yet it doesn't translate. He would drive me crazy, but they could trade him (it doesn't have to wait for the off-season like Mike claims) and bring in some kind of package.

Anonymous said...

Whatdoyouhave- No I'm just nitpicking like Mike. Watch the 2nd inning of Wednesdays night game and tell me if you did'nt notice that the Jays outfielders seemed to be running a mile just to have several balls go over their heads.

Of course the pitcher was getting rocked but I thought it was obvious baseball to move the outfield back a bit, but of course how does one complain about that? I'm just bringing up something that I feel was game changing the way Mike feels its ok to talk about Beltrans 2 calls this week.

Mike went so far as to tell fans that the extra inning loss should'nt upset anyone since the Mets stole a game earlier. Thats just Bullshit reporting.

JD

Whatdoyouhave? said...

JD- No I understand the frustration with Mike. I completely agree with you there. Not defending him just saying that criticizing an opponent v criticizing officiation in any sport - those are two very different components of a game obviously.

Still on this core issue - unbelievable. Even bothers me. If I was a Met fan I'd be so tired of it

First Time, Long Time said...

Sean...Be careful...

Anonymous said...

RIP to Wayman Tisdale.

First Time, Long Time said...

can someone tell me if the Mets won or lost last night cause from listening to Mikey, it sounds like there must have been a brutal defeat...

also i love how mike starts the trade reyes/break up the core stuff, then declares to a caller "I'm taking reyes' trades"...

Whatdoyouhave? said...

You listen to two Mets fans in Joe and Evan and they are upbeat, (as i think they should be) excited the Mets now have a few comeback wins in the past week, are in first place, etc. Now Mike has to come and throw cold water on the party. He's absurd. Here is this guy Justin making a good point though. Mike is absurd talking tot his guy here. He is so immature when he gets on the Mets when they are doing well

AwesomeSean said...

I really, really, really hate when he gets on these tears concerning the "core". Look at Wright's production in Sep 2007. Sometimes, it just doesn't happen. Stating that Rollins is better than Reyes and using the 2007 MVP as a measuring stick is stupid. The writers often get these awards wrong. Ask B. Colon and J. Morneau if you don't believe me. Plus, Mike, it's not a revelation the Mets need a righy bat. Everyone, but Omar Minaya, knows that.

FTLT...I don't really think you're like Tipper.

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Here he goes on the age thing. Attacking young Mets fans in particular

First Time, Long Time said...

i think this all goes back to what Gman stated a few days ago..mike is very calculated. he knows that his show becomes a lot more interesting if he finds negative mets stuff to talk about after a gutty win...

yesterday after the phillies tied the dodgers in the 9th, Mike said a win like that could propel a team for a week (even though they went on to lose). but when the mets win a game like that, it's time to break up the core..

AwesomeSean said...

Fellas...Don't worry. It's times like these when Mike sounds like a Mensa member. 1050 is featuring Donnie Pucks and Steve Phillips trying to outstupid each other. It's neck and neck now but I'm quite sure Phillips will pull it out. Among the topics:

- Beltran not a winner. Too many mistakes
- NYY wouldn't win any WS without Jeter

I wonder why Phillips is no longer a GM?

Loki said...

I absolutely hate when Gary Bettman comes on and feels the need to sell the NHL to Mike so he can prove the NHL is worthy for Mike to take seriously.

Whatdoyouhave? said...

I know I'm in the minority here but I hope the Isles stay. Pathetic franchise for last 15 years and tough to be a fan. But Kansas City? Are you kidding me?

Memphis90 said...

Nice to see people posting abut Mike's show without acting like a bunch of teenage girls....can't think of that other MMD site...

Loki said...

Memphis90, you are thinking of mikefrancesa.com

Anonymous said...

If this constipated turd was on the level he would tell the truth about how this organization covers for a bunch of 3rd world overpaid miscreants and thier pancho villa gm. The core is,DELGADO who is a bad influence on, REYES,CASTILLO, PEREZ, BELTRAN IS a sourpuss a/h. Now with these guys out of the lineup they play like winners. Sny does,nt have to worry anymore about showing the anthem in the 7th and watching the gringo hater not standing.

Anonymous said...

bigjf- Jump off a bridge

Lat anon- Take that up with Hal Turner or Michael Savage with that racist crap.

AwesomeSean said...

Anonymous...Glad to see our influence has spread throughout the internets. Which White Power site linked us?

gman26 said...

this is a Mikeand mad dog site first and a Mets blog second(unofficially). Not for nothing, but I don't care if Beltran doesn't like to get his uni dirty. Not everyone is Pete Rose. This guy is showing why the Mets paid the big bucks for him. If the Pope is gushing about him, you know he might be good.

gman26 said...

Getting back to Mike, he said on Friday, "If you're the Mets, you would sign up for a 5-5 record on this road trip. You could live with 4-6." If the Mets did indeed sign up for 5-5, they might be tearing up that contract right now.