The ever-incredulous Mike Francesa is following through on his promise to step down from his daily hosting gig on New York’s WFAN when his contract expires next month. Now we know his replacements—plural, because how could one person alone possibly carry on the, ah, unique legacy of Francesa.
In the last few seconds of Penn State’s 56-0 demolition of Georgia State on Saturday, the Panthers lined up to kick a field goal and at least get some points on the board. The 31-yard attempt went through the uprights, but Penn State coach James Franklin had called a timeout just before the ball was snapped. Rudely…
On yesterday’s show, Mike Francesa passed along the Supreme Court’s ruling on whether a slur could be registered as a trademark—a case that would have affected the Washington Redskins’ trademark—with the signature delicate approach only he could provide.
On Sept. 12, 2001, Mike and the Mad Dog host Mike Francesa drove to his local gas station to fill up the tank before coming into work. The station was owned by an “Arabic family,” and he said he could tell that the man working was understandably nervous given the previous day’s events, so he “gave him a slap on the…
“Since September 12th, ADL offices in the tri-state area have been flooded with calls complaining about comments made by Mike and the Mad Dog show hosts Mike Francesa and Chris Russo. The complaints focus on the hosts suggesting the motive behind the World Trade Center attack is U.S. support for the State of Israel…
Who you got in tomorrow’s Florida State-Maryland matchup in the NCAA Tournament? You know, the one that is not happening but still made Mike Francesa think hard enough to let 35 seconds of silence tick away on his radio show today.
Mike Francesa, a man who already has a tenuous grip on the world to start with, struggled to be coherent when a caller asked if he could one day see a woman coaching a men’s professional sports team.
George Karl, an angry dumpling who wrote a book, is still still on a press tour so that he can sell more copies of a book in which he talks a lot of shit about his former players. Yesterday, Karl’s PR circuit hit Mike Francesa’s radio show, and things got extremely awkward.
Mike Francesa is skeptical of Yankee Stadium installing breast pump stations, because the stadium is a place for baseball, not nursing. Who knew the two were mutually exclusive. The best part of this video is the five seconds of silence at the end, after Francesa circles back to the breast pumps.
If Mike Francesa’s visceral disdain for soccer didn’t come through clear enough when he stumbled his way through a simple MLS ad read last week, today’s rant aimed at SI for their decision to dedicate the mag’s cover to Lionel Messi and a big portion of its coverage (specifically, as Mike discovers: “Eleven pages!…
Here is a non-comprehensive list of the things Mike Francesa exhibits serious confusion about during what should’ve been a short promo advertising tickets to an NYCFC-NY Red Bulls game: that NYCFC and the Red Bulls are in fact two separate teams; the correct pronunciation of international superstar David Villa’s name;…
Mike Francesa has two sons: Jack and the dreaded Harrison. This is the story of how they manipulated him into ordering last night’s Wrestlemania on pay-per-view:
Mike Francesa has given us many memorable on-air moments, but I’m not sure if he’s ever had an interaction as teeth-achingly awkward as the one he had with Eddie in Queens yesterday:
Thanks to Fox Sports NFL reporter Jay Glazer, we have the answer to one of the great mysteries of the world: How big is Mike Francesa’s dong? Glazer, who interned for WFAN at the start of his career, gave the details to CBS Sports Radio’s Gio and Jones.
Mike Francesa says he will stop his daily radio show on WFAN at the end of 2017. Francesa was a guest on Katie Nolan’s Garbage Time podcast when he revealed his plans to walk away from the show when his contract expires.
Today, Mike Francesa talked Star Wars, and it was glorious. A simple question about how many Star Wars movies George Lucas actually directed led to one of his producers attempting to explain the chronology of the movies, and that’s when things got good:
I don’t think this latest example of Mike Francesa’s utter contempt for his listeners achieves the same level of majesty that 50 Seconds of Phone Scrolling did, but it’s still great:
On his radio show yesterday, Mike Francesa got into it with Assemblyman Dean Murray, who is, for whatever reason, adamant about protecting daily fantasy sports’ non-gambling status. Poor Dean got himself demolished by the Sports Pope.
We take some pride in keeping you, our readers, abreast of Mike Francesa’s shenanigans. So we deeply regret not bringing you this clip when it originally aired back in April. Please accept our sincerest apologies, and please laugh a lot at this video, if you haven’t seen it already.
Sunday morning, a Mets fan known as Will from Queens called into the show, and got himself so worked up about the Mets’ postseason chances that he cried. Mike Francesa brought him back on the show today and surprised him with a ticket to tonight’s game. Will sounded like he was going to cry, again.