Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Phony'd Up

I am about halfway through Mike's interview with Jerry Manuel and not that this is some revelation but it is amazing how phony Francesa is during these interviews with managers. Is this the same Francesa who we have listened to blasting Manuel and the Mets all week? Mike gets on the air the past few days and screams about Manuel pinch hitting for Murphy, not challenging the Church call, turning his back on Church, etc, etc, etc.. He brings on Eddie Coleman throughout the week and attacks the Met beat reporter for these decisions as if Eddie C was pulling the strings. But when Jerry comes in, Mike calmly switches into "soft" mode - like he's talking to his old buddy Parcells on a football Sunday. Mike, you consistently challenge the Mets for showing no heart, no edge, no toughness - for not coming through in a big spot. Well, after listening to most of this Jerry Manuel report, those same things could be said about you. Here's your chance to channel Lt. Kaffe from A Few Good Men and thunder away at Jerry like he's Jessep on the stand. But instead you come off looking like Louden Downey. You needed a trial lawyer to help you through that interview.

7 comments:

BaBa Beely said...

I could not agree more!! Big Man is such a wuss! Can we just get an admission about Church! Please! Jerry was dancing around the question about disliking Church by talking about how he wasn't going to argue the call...Manuel was against the ropes, and Mike could have pushed a little harder to get something out of him...
Instead, he pussyfoots around it, and lets Manuel chuckle, and say, "Naaah, man. I ain't got no doghouse." Come on, Mike. Show some GUTS!

Anonymous said...

Even worse will be tommorrow when someone calls in and tells Mike he threw "softball questions" to Manuel.

Mike will give his usual excuse about conducting a professional interview and not being able to call Manuel out as a liar.

But Mike did take credit several times today by letting everyone know it was he who brought the Manuel/Church feud to our attention.

What a loser!

JD

First Time, Long Time said...

yeah also my other favorite moments were when Mike would say "Jerry a lot of people think..." when really it was not a lot of people - it was Mike. Just have the guts to say "Jerry I thought that..." don't try to lump everyone into your thoughts mike..

bigjf said...

Well, you guys just saved me from wasting my time watching that interview on my DVR. I don't know why I thought Mike would hammer away at Jerry. Maybe because Mike suggested yesterday he was going to go right at him and that things could get ugly. But vintage Mike, being a pussy. That's where this show really misses Russo. He would've roasted Jerry, even if it meant Jerry wouldn't call in anymore.

Anonymous said...

LIKE IT IS BEING SAID. The media is, "OBAMAZIED" and if this was a different minority running things the dirt would fly. IT,S no talent boot lickers like FATSO THAT ARE IN THESE JOBS.

AwesomeSean said...

Anon...You are precious. How do you manage to get your point across with such clarity? Maybe it's the ALL CAPS SHOUTING, or the incoherence or the spellinng or the punctuation!!!?

Whatever it is, you've nailed it!

bigjf said...

What does Obama or race have to do with it? Mike was just being a fat pussy.