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Mike Francesa loves his Numbah One T-shirt (Video)

It looks like the barriers between Mike Francesa and the clowns who lovingly mock him on the internet have finally been broken down.

On Friday’s show, The Pope talked about the T-shirts made of him by Barstool Sports and admitted how much he and his family liked them. He even got together with our friends at NYC Barstool to purchase some shirts and then talked about them on-air during his show. And guess what else? He was actually friendly about the whole “FrancesaCon” meeting being organized by Next Impulse Sports that’s set to take place next Saturday in New York, the day before the Super Bowl.

And if you really like the Francesa Numbah One T-shirt, here it is at the Barstool Sports store for you to purchase. If I lived in NYC instead of LA and people actually knew who he was, you better believe I’d get one. And it’s nice to see Francesa finally being cool with stuff about him on the ‘net.

Mike Francesa Numbah One shirt

And here is the info for FrancesaCon.

Tip via David
Video via @CorkGaines

Mike Francesa goes off on caller who asks if Jerry Sandusky should be Giants O-coordinator (Audio)

Mike-Francesa-angryWith a ferocious blizzard having ripped through the northeastern part of the country on Thursday and Friday, many people were forced to stay home from work when travel became extremely dangerous. At least one person couldn’t think of anything better to do on the snow day than screw with Mike Francesa, and we’re thankful for that.

Along with being arguably the most popular sports talk show host in the nation, Francesa is easily the most mocked and ridiculed. On Friday, a caller said he wanted to discuss some of the recent coaching hires across the NFL. He then suggested that Jerry Sandusky was a candidate to become the offesive coordinator of the New York Giants. Take it away, Mike.

“You waited on the line a half hour to make that contribution to the program?” an annoyed Francesa asked. “Seriously, I know it’s a snow day, but go shovel somebody’s walk. Go out there and add something to humanity (instead of) wasting your time for a half hour.

“That guy was on the line maybe 45 minutes to get on the air and his contribution is, ‘I think maybe Sandusky can be the offensive coordinator.’ Hysterical. You can make us all really laugh. We’re all really impressed by your wit.”

The thing Francesa may never understand is that his reaction is worth the 45-minute wait. If he simply hung up and went to the next caller, the prankster would probably be disappointed. Instead, he goes on and on and paves the way for the caller to end up on every sports blog in America. We can only hope Mike never figures that out.

Related: Caller tells Mike Francesa Jacoby Ellsbury deal might be best since Babe Ruth

H/T Jimmy Traina

Caller tells Mike Francesa Jacoby Ellsbury deal might be best since Babe Ruth

Jacoby EllsburySome folks are really loving that Jacoby Ellsbury signing for the New York Yankees. One guy even thinks it might be the Yanks’ best acquisition since Babe Ruth.

A guy named John in Connecticut called Mike Francesa on WFAN Wednesday to make his case for the big Ellsbury signing. He started off his call saying that it might be the best deal since Babe Ruth. John admits he’s a Red Sox fan, so it’s possible he could have just been stirring the pot with sarcasm, but that doesn’t make the phone call any less entertaining.

Many people listen to Francesa for his arrogance, to mock him, or because they enjoy his great banter with the callers. This phone call would definitely fit into that category. It is full of gold.

Thanks to David for the tip

Mad Dog Russo rips Mike Francesa for coddling A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez Mike Francesa

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo ripped his former radio partner Mike Francesa for the way the “Sports Pope” has been coddling Alex Rodriguez on-air.

Francesa had an exclusive interview with A-Rod on Wednesday after the New York Yankees 3B/DH stormed out of his arbitration hearing and headed over to the WFAN studios to talk with Francesa. Francesa gave A-Rod a platform and allowed the Yankee to share his side of the story without challenging him on many points.

Early in the interview, Francesa rattled off these questions in rapid fire:

“Were you guilty of any of these charges?

“Did you do anything wrong?

“Did you do any PEDs?

“Did you obstruct anybody, any witnesses, anything they’re accusing you of doing?”

Rodriguez answered “no” to all the questions, and Francesa hardly put up a fight. He didn’t bother mentioning how A-Rod’s credibility is lacking ever since he lied to Katie Couric about using PEDs. He didn’t bother asking about the report that A-Rod tested positive for a stimulant in 2006. He didn’t ask about reports that A-Rod’s legal team paid supporters to protest outside his hearing. It wasn’t until about 20 minutes in that he asked about reports saying A-Rod’s team paid for Biogenesis documents and threatened witnesses. He let A-Rod off easily. Mad Dog says that’s B.S.

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Mike Francesa takes down New York Daily News over A-Rod (Video)

Mike FrancesaMike Francesa must have had an extra six-pack of Diet Coke and got plenty of sleep last night, because he was on his game during Friday’s show.

Francesa had New York Daily News I-Team investigator Michael O’Keeffe as a guest on his show and just went after the man. The Pope questioned the Daily News’ reporting, which he has felt is biased against Alex Rodriguez. O’Keeffe came back and questioned Francesa’s relationship with A-Rod, accusing him of being chummy with the New York Yankees slugger.

The back-and-forth between the two was much more about entertainment value than any substance, because I didn’t learn anything from it. But isn’t that half of what talk radio is about?

And since we’re on the subject of Francesa, by LBS mandate, I must also show video of 1776 Mike Francesa breaking down the Revolutionary War:

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Mike Francesa goes off on caller, gets so flustered he spills his Diet Coke (Video)

Mike-Francesa-spills-cokeMike Francesa is probably very glad it’s Friday. After another week of being harassed by callers and allowing it to get under his skin, it was more of the same for Mike during his WFAN show on Friday afternoon. For starters, he had a caller who proposed that the New York Giants should fired Tom Coughlin and Coughlin should go back to coaching the Jacksonville Jaguars. The caller felt (not really) that the Jags could make a playoff push.

Of course, Francesa immediately realized he was being heckled. He went with his go-to response of asking the caller if he had a job or did anything with his life. The caller said he was a student, and Francesa went back and forth with him for a bit before hanging up. The best part was Francesa hit the dump button and then asked the caller another question, waiting for his response as if he was still on the line.

But that wasn’t all. Our man Jimmy Traina shared another video of The Pope later on in his segment that was even better than the clip you see above. Francesa — in typically cranky Francesa fashion — decided he was done with callers for the time being. He was so irritated that he even spilled his bottle of Diet Coke all over his desk. Check it out:

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Mike Francesa hates the Sunday Night Football song with a passion (Video)

Mike-FrancesaMike Francesa, aka Captain Miserable, is not a fan of many things. And even if he was, he’d never admit it. He’s just one of those guys. On Wednesday, Francesa took aim at the Sunday Night Football theme song.

Most of us have enjoyed the Sunday Night Football theme song for years if only because it gives us an opportunity to look at gorgeous women like Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood for 45 seconds or so. Francesa, however, pays close attention to the lyrics. He despises them.

“That’s the stupidest song that ever was created,” Francesa said. “No one waits all day, they watch football all day. No one waited one minute for Sunday night I watched football all darn day. I always say that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard in lyrics. … Getting ready for Sunday night. That’s the dumbest song ever created.”

We all know what’s coming next. WFAN callers will be all over Francesa this week heckling him about his disdain for the Sunday Night Football theme, just like they did with that hilarious 1776 parody video that was released earlier this month.

H/T The Big Lead