MIKE FRANCESA RUMORS

Mike Francesa watches his horse race and texts his trainer live on the air

If you’re a regular visitor to Awful Announcing, you know that WFAN host Mike Francesa owns a horse, the aptly named Mongo Nation. Well, Mongo Nation raced yesterday so Francesa decided to take a commercial break during his show to watch the horse run. And after coming out of break during which Francesa saw Mongo Nation win the race, the Sports Pope decided to text his trainer...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa says he wasn’t paying attention to his show re: Maryland, blasts SI

WFAN host Mike Francesa has a delightful tendency to double down when he gets criticized and offer unusual excuses, and that’s exactly what he’s now done after taking flak for seeming to not know that Maryland was in the Big Ten and providing curious non-analysis of a hypothetical Maryland-Florida State matchup on Wednesday’s show. Francesa addressed this on Thursday’s show...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa Shows Exactly How To B.S. An NCAA Tournament Game You Know Nothing About

Everyone was a college basketball expert this week. The 2017 NCAA Tournament just tipped off, ending several days of bracket-induced agony. Fans everywhere have been exposed to a crazy amount of hoops analysis — as they are every March — since Selection Sunday, and it’s finally time to see which teams are for real. But if there’s one thing from the lead-up to this year...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa previewed the Maryland-Florida State game that’s being played in his mind

I don’t know about you, but before I fill out my bracket, I make a point to listen to WFAN’s Mike Francesa. He has all the inside info, which this year is so insider-y that it involves things that are not actually happening and situations that no longer exist. For instance, the other day he […]
Via DC Sports Blog
9 days ago

Mike Francesa’s Maryland hoop analysis will make you cringe

Mike Francesa didn’t seem to know that Maryland and Florida State didn’t play each other this year, forgetting during his WFAN show on Wednesday that the Terrapins have been in the Big Ten since 2014. After some dead air and hemming and hawing, Francesa eventually recovered, acknowledging that Maryland was in the Big Ten. That...
Via New York Post
9 days ago

Mike Francesa on women coaching a male professional sport: “It makes absolutely no sense.”

After digging in his position last week that a woman will never be a head coach in a major professional men’s sport, WFAN’s Mike Francesa entrenched himself even further on Monday. Francesa’s original statement was in response to a caller asking if his daughter would ever have a chance at becoming a head coach in one of the four major pro sports. “You have to have been in...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa REALLY doesn’t think a woman will ever be a head coach in major professional men’s sports

Women have been breaking barriers and coaching men’s professional sports for some time now. San Antonio Spurs assistant coach and former WNBA star Becky Hammon might be the most prominent example as she’s found great success on Gregg Popovich’s staff. Hammon was the head coach for the Spurs’ summer league team that was victorious in 2015. She followed in the footsteps of...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  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

Mike Francesa Claims He Knows Who Leaked NCAA Tournament Bracket (Video)

Did you know that Mike Francesa is in the know? Francesa, a popular (and rather kooky) radio host for CBS-owned WFAN, said Monday that he has information about who leaked the 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket before it was officially unveiled during CBS Sports’ Selection Sunday coverage. He wouldn’t spill the beans, though, saying he wasn’t allowed to reveal too much information...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Francesa Says CBS Knows Who Leaked The Bracket

This past Sunday night, midway through the CBS NCAA Tournament selection show, the full bracket leaked online, sending the college basketball world into a frenzy. It was the first time in history that any part of the bracket had been revealed early. As you’d imagine, both the NCAA and CBS are taking the issue seriously. And according to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, the network already...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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