After his angry old man “hey get off my media industry lawn” type rant against Twitter yesterday, WFAN’s Mike Francesa is deemed out of touch, behind the times by most people today. I’d say he’s 16 days AHEAD of his time. Doesn’t he know June, not May is “old line sports media vs. new sports media steel cage death match month?”
In June ’08 came the infamous Buzz Bissinger curmudgeonis extremis rant against Deadspin founder Will Leitch on HBO. June ’09 brought Raul Ibanez and a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist ganging up on Midwest Sports Fans Jerod Morris on ESPN “Outside the Lines.” June 2010 switched things up a bit as sports blogs became big enough to have civil war at Blogs with Balls 3, held at Wrigley Field’s Capt. Morgan Club. That conflict had With Leather and The Big Lead on one side versus everyone who cares about getting sued on the other.
June 2011 was an era of good feeling and peace. So in 2012, what blogger/tweeter takes on Francesa? I have some choice words for him, a