Mike Francesa is used to being harassed by his callers, and for the most part he deserves it. If the longtime WFAN host didn’t let the heckling bother him so much, people would stop doing it. We understand why Francesa has his finger hovering over the “drop call” button at all times, but on Thursday he did one of the coldest things we have ever seen a radio host do.
A caller named Moe from New Jersey thought he was creating a very special moment when he called into Francesa’s show.
“I’m hanging out here with my girlfriend Cindy,” Moe began his call. “We’re both big fans of the show and I’m a little nervous but, you know what, I’m gonna ask her in front of the whole city of New York…”
And that was it. Francesa cut to another caller without mentioning a word about what was just about to happen. The audio, which Deadspin passed along, is absolute must-listen material:
Francesa is incredibly busy dealing with the Alex Rodriguez drama this week (he even had A-Rod on his show on Thursday), but he really couldn’t find another minute of air time to help this guy create a memorable moment with his lady friend? I suppose the fact that he dropped the call makes it an experience Moe and Cindy will never forget, but I never thought even Francesa would stoop that low. For Moe’s sake, we hope Cindy said “yes” anyway.Google+