MIKE FRANCESA RUMORS

WFAN's Craig Carton goes after Mike Francesa ... again, says he's 'ruining his legacy'

The two big-time New York radio personalities are at it again. Watch video The Sports Pope may be leaving WFAN when his contract expires later this year, but his rivalry with Craig Carton doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon. Carlton took a jab at Mike Francesa Thursday, adding yet another chapter to the long-standing feud...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

In defense of Mike Francesa, a victim of Web’s outrage machine

What never should have begun now won’t stop. Selective frivolous public prosecutions and persecutions of public figures continue to deprive the ecosystem of nutrients for common sense. This year began with ESPN’s firing of tennis analyst Doug Adler for describing Venus Williams’ net-poaching as putting on “the guerilla effect.” Bomb-throwing fools with itchy Twitter fingers...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Mike Francesa had no idea he used racially insensitive term

The Supreme Court held Monday no one could tell The Slants they can’t use an offensive term for their band name. So Mike Francesa decided he didn’t want anyone telling him what offensive terms he can and can’t use. The decision struck down part of a law that prevented the musical group from copywriting their...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

Mike Francesa talks about “Oriental” band The Slants and their Supreme Court case

WFAN host Mike Francesa apparently didn’t get the memo that “Oriental” isn’t an acceptable term in 2017. That’s a pretty wide consensus, as even Congressional Republicans and Democrats have agreed on it, passing bipartisan legislation in 2016 to strike the terms “Oriental” and “Negro” from federal law. Many find those terms offensive, racially charged and outdated...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike and the Mad Dog 30 for 30 trailer previews rise and fall of legendary sports talk radio show

While many of us are currently enjoying ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 documentary, the multi-part Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies, a trailer for the network’s next offering in the sports documentary series is now available. Coming in July, they’re talkin’ sports, goin’ at it as hard as they can, it’s Mike and the Mad Dog and the story of their run on The Fan. Originally announced...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN SportsCenter NFL schedule release special spoiled by ESPN reporters, which isn’t bad

There are always questions about how ESPN’s journalism and business sides co-exist, and on Thursday, the journalism side rightly did something that perhaps devalued a business-side operation. That would be the two-hour SportsCenter Special: 2017 NFL Schedule Release at 8 p.m. Eastern, timed to coincide with the official announcement of that schedule by the NFL. If you went to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Ben McAdoo calls reports of Giants’ plane trashing ‘bull----‘

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo had a rather strong reaction to reports that his team had trashed a plane returning from Green Bay. There were allegations Sunday that the Giants left their plane in such disarray that it required a significant delay to clean things up. McAdoo had a very simple response to that in an interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN. Coach McAdoo on the plane...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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