Mike Francesa begins show by complaining about his messy studio (Video)

mike-francesa-messIt says an awful lot about Mike Francesa that he has become a blogosphere punching bag despite being more of a local media personality rather than a national one. The veteran sports talk radio host manages to keep his name in our headlines with his consistent buffoonery, which is actually quite impressive. From fighting on air with Darrelle Revis to lying about his Super Bowl picks, the guy sure knows how to keep us entertained.

On Friday, the New York radio host opened his show on WFAN by complaining about the mess in his studio. Seriously.

“I’ve got to fumigate when I come in here now. Have your producers clean up after you if you can’t clean up, jeeze!” he barked. “Coffee stains, garbage all over the place … god almighty.”

Goodness gracious, Francesa. The way you start a show sets the tone for the entire first hour. Who begins by whining over the mess in the office? Probably the same kind of guy who sends back his meal and bitches about the service during a first date with a hot girl.

H/T @The_Real_Bish via @JimmyTraina, Awful Announcing

Mike Francesa appears to be caught sleeping on the air (Video)

Radio and TV simulcasts are becoming more and more common with some of the country’s bigger sports shows, and that is obviously a positive thing for ratings and revenue. One downside is that radio hosts like Mike Francesa now have to look presentable for a television audience. They also have to stay awake.

As you can see from the video above that Hardball Talk passed along, Francesa appeared to doze off during his show Tuesday while talking Yankees with WFAN’s Sweeny Murti. As soon as Murti said the word “Mike,” Francesa hopped up and appeared completely disoriented.

Hopefully Mike asked Bob Knight if he could steal his signature move before executing it to perfection. As you may recall, Knight once fell asleep on Francesa’s show and then appeared to do it again on the set of College Gameday. Maybe these media guys are staying up too late.

Mike Francesa Caught Lying About His Super Bowl 42 Pick (Audio)

Mike Francesa will be turning 58 in March. My old man is 55, and he doesn’t really understand computers. For some people it is a generational thing and they just can’t get it. Francesa, however, should have a pretty good idea of how the digital era operates by now. He works in radio and sometimes television. He must know that those computers he’s surrounded by all day store information and record what he says, right? Apparently not. According to the NY Post, Francesa blatantly lied about his Super Bowl 42 pick on his show last week to make himself sound better.

Last week, Mike Francesa claimed to listeners that before Super Bowl XLII, he picked the Patriots to beat the Giants, 20-17. With the Pats a 13-point favorite, that would have made Francesa a winner.

In fact, though, it was with great conviction and authority, that Francesa predicted, on the air, a 35-17 Pats win. The tape must be right there, at WFAN for all to again hear. What’s that? It seems to have disappeared? Not again!

Fortunately, nothing is ever lost for good in the age of the internet.  Our friends over at Bob’s Blitz did some fine investigative work after a reader sent them an email about Francesa lying days before the Post published their blurb.  Sure enough, Mike picked the Patriots to blow the Giants out back in 2008.  Have a listen:

Having heard that, you have to wonder if Francesa really did think he picked the Giants to cover the spread in Super Bowl 42 or he just assumed nobody would get a hold of the audio?  In any event, shame on him.

Mike Francesa-Darrelle Revis Interview Ends With Revis Hanging Up (Audio)

Apparently there is a new memo circulating around the NFL. If you are a guest appearing on a radio show or a coach on a conference call and don’t like what you’re hearing, just hang up. Mike Tomlin ditched Jacksonville reporters during a conference call last week because they were being too pushy.  On Friday, Darrelle Revis gave WFAN’s Mike Francesa the same treatment when he became unhappy with Francesa calling him out about a potential pass interference penalty against Brandon Marshall.  Check out this audio clip from the YES Network. The good stuff starts around the five-minute mark.

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