Boomer Esiason adds twist to Francesa-Carton feud

This week was supposed to feature a joyous celebration for local sports radio station WFAN, but with the egos of hosts Mike Francesa and Craig Carton in the spotlight, a little bit of infighting should hardly come as a surprise. The station celebrated its 30th anniversary on Thursday, and Francesa and Carton were right in...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

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
20 hours 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
1 day 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
4 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 Many find those terms offensive, racially charged and outdated...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
4 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

NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants a female head coach ‘sooner than later’

The NBA seems closer to hiring a female head coach than any of the four major North American sports leagues, and Adam Silver would like it to happen as soon as possible.ESPN interviewed the NBA commissioner Tuesday about the league and LeanIn.org’s launch of their gender equality awareness campaign, and Silver had plenty to say about woman coaching and officiating in the NBA. In...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez said he 'made an ass of' himself denying PED allegations

Alex Rodriguez just admitted something Boston Red Sox fans have been saying for years.The former New York Yankees third baseman is no stranger to controversy, but there’s one thing in his past he particularly regrets. In 2013, Rodriguez went on Mike Francesa’s radio show on WFAN in New York to defend himself against allegations of performance-enhancing drug use in the Biogenesis...
Via NESN.com
March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa seems to have forgotten Marlyand moved to the Big Ten 3 years ago

New York sports talk radio kingpin Mike Francesa attempted to break down the NCAA Tournament this week and in doing so might have shown that you should look for your bracket advice elsewhere. Why? Because it was apparent that Francesa didn’t realize that Maryland left the ACC for the Big Ten three years ago! Just have a listen to the awkward silence as the sports pope tries to...
Via Awful Announcing
March 16, 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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