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Mike Francesa to CBS Sports Radio hosts: 'Bring it on'

Mike Francesa at his Manhasset home on Thursday,

Mike Francesa at his Manhasset home on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Credit: Chris Ware

WFAN's Mike Francesa works for CBS Radio, but that has not stopped him from regularly criticizing the company's national network, which is not heard in New York other than in the form of the CBS Sports Minute.

Last week, Francesa took aim at both the Sports Minute in general and a commentary by Damon Amendolara in particular, among other things taking issue with Amendolara for using his initials to identify himself.

Over the weekend, CBS Sports Radio host John Kincade fired back with a commentary of his own attacking Francesa.

Early in Monday's show, a caller told Francesa he has been taking a "beating" from CBS Sports Radio hosts and informed him they plan to "team up against you and use their initials for the rest of the week."

Said Francesa, "Bring it on. Here's what they should do: They should worry about trying to figure out how to get the network going in the right way. You know what? When they have a little success, they can talk. Until then, just be quiet. Just be quiet, that's all, OK? Because that network is struggling right now. They should just try to figure out how to make the network work."

When the caller added "they had Boomer [Esaison] 'jump in on, too,' " Francesa said, "That's fine, too. Geez, Boomer against me, I'm shocked. Boy oh boy, I'm shocked. I'm really worried about all of them. Bring it all on, I'm ready. Let's go, let's go. I'm really worried about it. Keep using your initials. It's a really good idea to do commentaries using your initials. It's a really good idea. Yeah, like somebody knows who they are."

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