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Mike Francesa back to Radio Row

When WFAN's Mike Francesa makes his traditional trip to the Super Bowl next week, he will return to Radio Row after an ill-fated one-year absence.

Francesa hoped to avoid the Tower of Babel bustle in Tampa, but he found guests difficult to come by when he originated his show from a nearby hotel.

Sirius XM Satellite Radio kept a tally of guests interviewed by Francesa's old partner, Chris Russo, to highlight the disparity.

"I made a mistake leaving last year," Francesa said in a telephone interview. "The way the NFL has done it, they want everyone under one roof.

"It really wasn't logistically sound. Most people do not want to go to another location. It was my call, and it was a bad call. It was a mistake in retrospect."

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