Mike Francesa Wouldn't Shut Up About Paternity Leave Today

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is going to be away from the team for a few days on paternity leave, because his wife had a child and he wants to be with his wife and child. This is a thing that men in America, even athletes, do. Usually if they don't, it's because they're not lucky enough to have a good job where… » 4/02/14 5:37pm 4/02/14 5:37pm

Alex Rodriguez Blasts MLB In Surprise Interview With Mike Francesa

After angrily storming out of his arbitration hearing this morning, Alex Rodriguez took his case to a sympathetic ear: Mike Francesa. In an intense and resolute interview on WFAN this afternoon, Rodriguez assailed Major League Baseball's investigation, bemoaned a system set up against the players, and for the first… » 11/20/13 5:06pm 11/20/13 5:06pm

Olbermann Goes After Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton; Defends ESPN

Yesterday, WFAN's morning boys, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, went after Keith Olbermann and Chris Berman in an admittedly confusing way while discussing Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Apparently Olbermann and Berman are bullies and they're a bunch of hypocrites for talking about this. It was weird, and… » 11/06/13 2:32pm 11/06/13 2:32pm

Mike Francesa Cannot Work In This Filth

Via Awful Announcing, WFAN's sports talk radio creature from the black lagoon Mike Francesa decided to start yesterday's show with the one thing he knows his listeners care about most: how messy the previous show's hosts left his desk. It's a fun rant though, especially coming from a guy who knows how to rant, and who … » 1/05/13 9:20am 1/05/13 9:20am

Mike Francesa Forgot To Turn In His Heisman Vote

The Heisman Trophy winner will be announced this Saturday, and it's going to be a good one. Will it be Johnny Manziel, the dual-threat QB who had to win the starting job and ended up setting SEC passing records? Will it be Manti Te'o, who anchored the defense that led Notre Dame back to the title game and national… » 12/07/12 1:25pm 12/07/12 1:25pm

Brook Lopez Does A Buffalo Bill Impression On The Radio

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez is kind of a goofball, and he also has an unsettlingly deep voice. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton decided to take advantage of these traits when Lopez was a guest on their WFAN radio show, by making him reenact a scene from The Silence of the Lambs in the role of Buffalo Bill. The… » 11/16/12 12:15pm 11/16/12 12:15pm

Mike Francesa Weighs In On Rick Reilly Video: "That Will Live In Infamy"

Mike Francesa—no stranger to involvement in embarrassing videos—chimed in on the Rick Reilly "I had that first on Twitter" video today, claiming the incident would be the defining moment of Reilly's career and that the episode represents ESPN's journalistic downfall in a nutshell. » 11/13/12 4:55pm 11/13/12 4:55pm

Mike Francesa To Hurricane Victim: "Y'now, Water Will Subside."

It takes a lot more than a hurricane to keep Mike Francesa off the air. Broadcasting from his home studio, Mike was taking calls as usual today, and offering sage advice to those who have felt Sandy's wrath. One caller, Dave, got on the horn with Mike to discuss the important issue of interceptions in the end zone, but … » 10/29/12 4:05pm 10/29/12 4:05pm

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo Gently Sassed Mike Francesa On Twitter Tonight

Recall the video up there, from a broadcast during the Yankees-Tigers division series in 2011. A caller asked WFAN's Mike Francesa—who was awake at the time—what he thought of Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque. Francesa insisted that the caller had made up a pitcher, whose name, if the joke were done properly, Mike… » 10/24/12 10:23pm 10/24/12 10:23pm

Watch Mike Francesa Doze Off During An Interview

Mike Francesa has a demanding schedule. He's got the daily talk show on WFAN that spans more than five hours. He has the NFL Now Sunday morning show. And he's been doing all of this for years. Finally, he's showing his age. During Tuesday's interview with Yankees beat reporter Sweeny Murti, the 58-year-old appeared to … » 9/12/12 12:20pm 9/12/12 12:20pm

Mike Francesa Just Accused Jerry Sandusky Of Child Trafficking [UPDATE]

Mike Francesa dropped a bomb on his WFAN radio show today when he announced more Jerry Sandusky victims had come forward, one of which had been delivered by a fellow pedophile who also groomed his victims by operating some kind of Pennsylvania-based outreach program. It's the sort of allegation that, despite the… » 7/17/12 2:45pm 7/17/12 2:45pm

Mike Francesa Says Ike Davis Is Slumping Because Of "Jungle Fever"

Mets first baseman Ike Davis has looked terrible all year. He missed some time in spring training with a mysterious ailment—doctors identified Valley Fever, a lung infection—and, after a torrid stretch at the end of spring, OPSed .550 in April and .439 in May. There's plenty of talk of sending him to the minors to fix… » 5/23/12 5:23pm 5/23/12 5:23pm