Mike Francesa Has A Lot Of Dumb Questions About Soccer

We can't judge Francesa too harshly for not knowing dick about soccer, because he's probably not anymore clueless about the sport than 90 percent of the other American sports fans who populate his demographic. » 6/17/14 4:09pm 6/17/14 4:09pm

Mike Francesa Is Not Happy With His Fox Sports Partners

Mike Francesa's afternoon WFAN talk show simulcast moved from YES to Fox Sports 1 six weeks ago, bringing the longtime New York voice to a national audience—that is, when not pre-empted for Champions League soccer on the nascent News Corp (err, "21st Century Fox") network. » 5/01/14 2:06pm 5/01/14 2:06pm

WFAN Just Obliterated Mike Francesa's Most Effective Marketer

WFAN Audio, the internet's largest repository of Mike Francesa clips, was decimated today, as WFAN/CBS issued takedown notices on hundreds of YouTube videos. This is only notable to that small subset of the population who cares what Francesa's up to, but that's kind of the point—even fewer people are going to care… » 4/24/14 4:05pm 4/24/14 4:05pm

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

Bobby Valentine Suspected Ruben Sierra Of Roiding, Was Told To Drop It

Former MLB manager and current NBC baseball analyst Bobby Valentine opened up to WFAN today, expressing exasperation at Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame denial and suggesting that he suspected at least one player of steroid use as early as the 1980's. » 1/09/14 2:42pm 1/09/14 2:42pm

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

This Is Brilliant: Keith Olbermann As Tupac

Let this be the bookend on the Olbermann v. WFAN dispute from last week. A YouTube user Will Schleichert made a supercut of Olbermann talking about Francesa and the rest of the gang to Tupac's "Hit 'Em Up." Bonus: It's less than a minute long. » 11/15/13 12:05pm 11/15/13 12:05pm

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

"They Went For An Older Pope, OK": Mike Francesa Gave The Greatest…

There are several Mike Francesa-on-the-pope videos floating around right now, but we highly suggest this one, courtesy of WFAN Audio. It's 15 minutes, yes, but it's well worth the listen. » 3/13/13 5:55pm 3/13/13 5:55pm

Mike Francesa's First Two Callers Berated Him About Stuttering And…

Hardly a day goes by without WFAN's Mike Francesa getting trolled by his own listeners. But this is something special—today's show kicked off with two callers, each uninterested in sports, but consumed with blasting Francesa for the oddest peccadillos. » 2/07/13 2:05pm 2/07/13 2:05pm

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… » 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,… » 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

Mike Francesa Gets Destroyed By His Callers For Nodding Off, Kindly…

To our absolute delight, FrancesaSnoozeFest 2012 will not go away. Our friends at Awful Announcing posted a video from Friday's show in which at least three callers had some thoughts for Mike. » 9/18/12 2:00pm 9/18/12 2:00pm

Mike Francesa Claims He Didn't Fall Asleep, Gets Testy With Callers…

Oh, Mike. The easiest way to address your apparent dozing off was to have fun with it! "I may or may not have dozed off for a few minutes," you could have said. The end! » 9/13/12 4:44pm 9/13/12 4:44pm

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… » 9/12/12 12:20pm 9/12/12 12:20pm

Deadspin Classic, Labor Day Edition: Intern Horrors With Barry Bonds

Originally published June 7, 2010. For other dispatches from the wide world of unpaid and lightly paid white collar labor, revisit our Intern Horrors series. » 9/03/12 11:00am 9/03/12 11:00am