Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Now that WFAN’s Mike Francesa is under contract through 2017 – just like A-Rod, but for less money and more production – those of us who spend far too much time thinking about local sports radio can turn our attention to two other matters.
First, whither Chris Russo, whose contract at Sirius XM Satellite Radio expires in September? I don’t know. I do know what is best for media writers: Having...Read more »
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.
Boomer...Read more »
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 »
With hockey on hiatus, the Knicks have picked up the winter sports slack, parlaying their fast start into large TV audiences.
Through their first 13 Nielsen-rated games on MSG, they averaged 3.22 percent of New York-area homes, up 68 percent from last season. (Three games could not be measured in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.)
That does not include Thursday night's TNT tilt against...Read more »
WFAN afternoon host Mike Francesa went off on the Mets after Thursday's game.
We could write up a few highlights, but in this case, the printed word just won't suffice. Just click the embedded video below and have yourself a party.
Newsday's mobile app users can paste this link into their browser to listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgyRKcEXYtI&feature=youtu.be...Read more »
Boomer Esiason, a former NFL MVP quarterback and now co-host on WFAN's morning show, said on the radio on Aug. 6 that the Jets should cut Tim Tebow.
That caused quite a stir in New York and nationally.
On Thursday, Esiason and co-host Craig Carton brought their "Boomer & Carton" show to Jets camp in Florham Park. And here's the Tim Tebow interview. (Credit Esiason for asking...Read more »
Among the many things you'll pick up from listening to "Boomer and Carton" on WFAN each weekday morning, here are three:
1) Craig Carton grew up in New Rochelle.
2) Carton can create a humorous on-air moment when he asks guests to be his friend, hang out, exchange numbers, do whatever.
3) Carton and Boomer Esiason are involved in numerous charitable endeavors.
The...Read more »