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EddieNYG : 7/14/2017 5:28 pm
For the record, I don't really care who ends up getting the afternoon drive and who WFAN hires.

But if they hire Mike Valenti, at least he is a Giants fan.
Valenti and Simms weren't bad  
jcn56 : 7/14/2017 5:29 pm : link
was stuck in traffic for about an hour of it, they seemed to do a good enough job. Probably too bland for the powers that be though.
It's gonna be one of Valenti/Simms  
DennyInDenville : 7/14/2017 5:35 pm : link
Alongside Roberts
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I am Ninja : 7/14/2017 5:45 pm : link
i dont feel strongly about MF one way or the other, but he is willing to vary the topic of conversation. All Roberts wants to talk is Mets Jets. Fine if theyre compelling. But theyre not.
Giants fan?  
Dave in Hoboken : 7/14/2017 5:47 pm : link
You know he won't get the spot then. Has to be someone who will whine about the Jets, and the other 2nd class teams in NY, all day long.
Simms  
TyreeHelmet : 7/14/2017 5:47 pm : link
Simms is awful awful radio. Very boring with zero insight.
I think Valenti / Roberts could be lightning in a bottle  
DennyInDenville : 7/14/2017 5:57 pm : link
I really liked the way they battle each other

And he is a Yankee fan  
nygnyy274 : 7/14/2017 6:28 pm : link
Their is no giant/Yankee fan working for that station
RE: Giants fan?  
arcarsenal : 7/14/2017 6:29 pm : link
In comment 13528543 Dave in Hoboken said:
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You know he won't get the spot then. Has to be someone who will whine about the Jets, and the other 2nd class teams in NY, all day long.


Pretty sure Francesa doesn't root for any "2nd class teams" or support any of them - so, why would that be a prerequisite for his replacement?
I could do Valenti and Roberts  
jlukes : 7/14/2017 6:31 pm : link
can't stand Simms
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Mr. Bungle : 7/14/2017 6:40 pm : link
In comment 13528542 I am Ninja said:
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All Roberts wants to talk is Mets Jets. Fine if theyre compelling. But theyre not.

I don't agree with that take on Roberts. He talks about the Knicks, even though they aren't his favorite NBA team. He talks Yankees. He talks about league-wide topics in the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

He's a huge, massive sports geek. He'll talk about any topic regarding those three leagues.
RE: RE: Giants fan?  
Dave in Hoboken : 7/14/2017 6:42 pm : link
In comment 13528565 arcarsenal said:
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You know he won't get the spot then. Has to be someone who will whine about the Jets, and the other 2nd class teams in NY, all day long.



Pretty sure Francesa doesn't root for any "2nd class teams" or support any of them - so, why would that be a prerequisite for his replacement?


Because alot of others on the station do. Boomer/Carton, Joe/Evan, Steve Somers. That's the entire day of WFAN shows outside of Mike..
The relative lack of Giants-focused hosts and content  
81_Great_Dane : 7/14/2017 6:55 pm : link
on WFAN is peculiar for the Giants' flagship station. The Giants can't be real happy about that. When WFAN was the Mets & Giants flagship, it was the same, so the Giants can't plead "Well, now we're Yankees & Giants."

Even considering the market is split among two NFL teams, Giants fans are under-served by their home station.
RE: RE: RE: Giants fan?  
arcarsenal : 7/14/2017 7:04 pm : link
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You know he won't get the spot then. Has to be someone who will whine about the Jets, and the other 2nd class teams in NY, all day long.



Pretty sure Francesa doesn't root for any "2nd class teams" or support any of them - so, why would that be a prerequisite for his replacement?



Because alot of others on the station do. Boomer/Carton, Joe/Evan, Steve Somers. That's the entire day of WFAN shows outside of Mike..


Steve Somers is a Giants fan.

And this notion that all the other hosts talk about are teams like the Jets or Mets just isn't true. It's just some narrative people make up because they know that's who those hosts root for.

I wouldn't listen to Boomer and Carton if I was looking for sports talk at all - their show is barely about actual sports talk. It's just a goofy morning show mostly marred by Carton's obnoxious personality.
As long  
Sammo85 : 7/14/2017 7:06 pm : link
As they push Benigno out and don't give any gigs to Malusis I think it will work even with no more Big Mike next year.

My suspicion is they want to try Malusis and Kim Jones somewhere perhaps in the Evan and Joe slot.

But I suspect it'll be Benigno and either Gianotti or Simms to replace Evan.
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Dave in Hoboken : 7/14/2017 7:08 pm : link
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You know he won't get the spot then. Has to be someone who will whine about the Jets, and the other 2nd class teams in NY, all day long.



Pretty sure Francesa doesn't root for any "2nd class teams" or support any of them - so, why would that be a prerequisite for his replacement?



Because alot of others on the station do. Boomer/Carton, Joe/Evan, Steve Somers. That's the entire day of WFAN shows outside of Mike..



Steve Somers is a Giants fan.

And this notion that all the other hosts talk about are teams like the Jets or Mets just isn't true. It's just some narrative people make up because they know that's who those hosts root for.

I wouldn't listen to Boomer and Carton if I was looking for sports talk at all - their show is barely about actual sports talk. It's just a goofy morning show mostly marred by Carton's obnoxious personality.


I used to listen alot more often and the reason I stopped was the constant talk of the Jets and Mets. So, I just turned them off.
RE: As long  
The_Boss : 7/14/2017 7:12 pm : link
In comment 13528599 Sammo85 said:
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As they push Benigno out and don't give any gigs to Malusis I think it will work even with no more Big Mike next year.

My suspicion is they want to try Malusis and Kim Jones somewhere perhaps in the Evan and Joe slot.

But I suspect it'll be Benigno and either Gianotti or Simms to replace Evan.


Kim Jones is primarily a fill in. She's still gainfully employed by NFL Network.
This week  
Rflairr : 7/14/2017 7:13 pm : link
makes you want to beg Francessa to stay
RE: RE: RE: RE: Giants fan?  
Mr. Bungle : 7/14/2017 7:22 pm : link
In comment 13528597 arcarsenal said:
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Steve Somers is a Giants fan.

Is that right? I've listened to tons of Schmooze going back to the '90s, and his NFL allegiance seems to me to consist of moderate rooting for both the Jets/Giants, with a slight edge in interest for the Jets.

Have you heard him explicitly say that he's a fan of the Giants (only)?
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arcarsenal : 7/14/2017 7:35 pm : link
I don't think the Schmooze is a huge football guy, he's more explicitly and Mets and Rangers fan but I've always gotten the impression that he was partial to the Giants when it comes to football.

I could be mistaken though. I haven't spent a whole lot of time listening to him because of when he's on.

Either way, I don't really care who the hosts root for - in my WFAN listening experience, I've generally felt like they just do whatever any sports talk radio station would do and that's discuss whatever garners the most fan response.

I think when teams like the Jets are a mess, there are so many callers who want to call in and vent about it. It's just the nature of the business. They want to do whatever works best for ratings.

There are so many sports outlets now. I never feel like I need to listen to WFAN for sports talk - I really only listen if I'm in the car these days if at all.
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Gmen1982 : 7/15/2017 4:02 pm : link
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You know he won't get the spot then. Has to be someone who will whine about the Jets, and the other 2nd class teams in NY, all day long.



Pretty sure Francesa doesn't root for any "2nd class teams" or support any of them - so, why would that be a prerequisite for his replacement?



Because alot of others on the station do. Boomer/Carton, Joe/Evan, Steve Somers. That's the entire day of WFAN shows outside of Mike..



Steve Somers is a Giants fan.

And this notion that all the other hosts talk about are teams like the Jets or Mets just isn't true. It's just some narrative people make up because they know that's who those hosts root for.

I wouldn't listen to Boomer and Carton if I was looking for sports talk at all - their show is barely about actual sports talk. It's just a goofy morning show mostly marred by Carton's obnoxious personality.



I used to listen alot more often and the reason I stopped was the constant talk of the Jets and Mets. So, I just turned them off.


Maybe the team is second class but the fans of the Yankees are not first class. A bunch of entitled spoiled brats that won't watch if they aren't good.
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