Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Keith Olbermann has been doing verbal battle via Twitter and ESPN with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason, putting the FAN’s morning and afternoon shows on the same side of an argument for once.
One, big happy family? Um, no. But it’s been good, clean fun watching media egos mix it up for our amusement, with Olbermann playing his familiar role as button-pusher.
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The Keith Olbermann vs. WFAN show host media battle continued later this week. First, there was Olberman v. Boomer & Carton.
Now, Mike Francesa is all up in the mix. Watch the back-and-forth in the two clips embedded below.
(Newsday's app users can watch at youtube.com/watch?v=aOlwzu7WX30 [Francesa] and youtube.com/watch?v=_gKDgRohxaY [Olbermann])...Read more »
Craig Carton and Mike Francesa are colleagues on WFAN radio and might soon be colleagues on YES, which has made a bid to simulcast WFAN’s morning show in addition Francesa’s afternoon show. (Incumbent MSG still has the right to match the offer.)
But Carton regularly takes shots at Francesa on the air, never more pointedly than Wednesday morning, when he harshly criticized Francesa for comments...Read more »
Bill Parcells and WFAN host Mike Francesa once were long-time close friends, but the relationship has cooled in recent years.
He said on the air in February of 2009 that the two had not spoken in six months after a "falling out."
Nevertheless, with Parcells to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of fame this weekend, I recently asked Francesa whether he planned to attend.
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For those of you who heard and/or read Mike Francesa’s Monday show opening on WFAN, here is a transcript of his original comments regarding the coming snowstorm from the open to his Thursday show:
“Getting ready for some snow here, but not like it is in New England, where they are expecting this Nemo monster storm to deliver, you know, 2 ½ feet of snow. But we’re looking at 3-to-6 inches over...Read more »
Mike Francesa opened his Monday WFAN show taking issue with a story in Sunday’s Daily News about Mike seeming to downplay the coming snowstorm during his show Thursday.
(WFAN teammates Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton took joking on-air pokes at Mike about his original comments on both their Friday and Monday morning shows.)
So what exactly did Francesa say Monday? That’s what I’m here...Read more »
WFAN's Mike Francesa flew from LaGuardia to New Orleans on Sunday along with a number of other local sports media scribes, including Newsday's own Tom Rock.
But soon after he boarded, word began to filter onto Twitter and blogs - including one of the biggest, Deadspin.com - and finally onto WFAN's own morning show that Big Mike had received an escort to the gate from uniformed police officers.
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In this week's installment of "Whither Mike Francesa?" we check in with Dan Mason, president of CBS Radio. So, sir, are you hopeful of re-signing the big guy?
"We’re always hopeful for that," Mason said. "Mike’s a big part of the radio station, so we are hopeful of that."
Francesa has not said much about his future since telling Newsday last January he is...Read more »
Mike Francesa-ologists went into red alert with the news another of his producers, Ray Martel, has moved on, in this case after two-plus years at the helm.
By all accounts Martel departed on good terms, moving on to the new national CBS morning show.
Martel sought more favorable work hours for a family man, but the switch also provides stability as we begin what figures to be a popular...Read more »