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 the next couple of days. Everyone’s going into a total panic, which happens every time it snows. Everyone goes into a complete craze, and then we get a little dusting. We are expecting a little snow.”
Later in his opening, Mike came back to the subject:
“Just being around today you can almost feel people like waiting for this impending doom, like there’s this incredible storm coming that is going to rock their world. It’s not that big a deal. It really isn’t. I mean, people are crazy. They’re talking about in New York 3-to-6 inches. It’s not like it’s, you know, maybe in Boston you should be worried right now. This Nemo. This thing about naming these storms now. But right now we’re not supposed to get what they’re supposed to get in New England. We don’t have 2 ½ feet of snow coming our way. At least right now. If it changes, well, we’ll see.
“But you know what it is? People love it. People love, they’re fascinating by storms. They’re fascinated by storms, but they are really fascinated by snowstorms. There’s just something about them. This fascinated people – amazing!”
Later, in an exchange with a caller who asserted the forecast was for 6-to-12 inches in New York City, Mike came back to the subject again:
“I just got off the weather thing two seconds ago. Three-to-six inches on Long Island, starting as rain Friday night. People: Run to the store! Get scared! Think you’re going to get two feet of snow, three feet of snow. Oh, God, snow! Whenever there’s a snowstorm everyone thinks they’re getting 20 inches of snow. You know why? Because they don’t want to work. They want to stay home and sit home and worry about the weather, OK."