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NFT: The replacements for mike Francesa are terrible

djm : 1/8/2018 3:48 pm
I had to post this. I tried listening to these people today. The overall pace and tempo of the show is bad enough but their opinions are even worse. Of course they think the Giants should trade Beckham. Scott also feels that josh Gordon is a better wr.

They are trying to be funny and quick but the show just comes off as awkward, boring and they all sound terribly misinformed.

Wfan couldn't come up with anything better? David lee Roth replacing Howard stern on krock was more seamless.

I give this trifecta of awfulness until the weather turns warmer before they are wacked. And of course, of course they all pretty much hate the Giants and focus all their energy on Odell Beckham and social media. Because that's what is important. Fuck off already.
"Does he want to be a super star  
djm : 1/8/2018 3:49 pm : link
Or does he want to be the best ever at his position"

What does that even mean.
"Just like Cris carter  
djm : 1/8/2018 3:51 pm : link
Beckham might need to be released or sent to another team before he reaches his potential"

-- Bart Scott

Smashes my head against the wall over and over and over.
Francessa was awful  
Chip : 1/8/2018 3:52 pm : link
So whats the difference
And Francesa himself was terrible  
Greg from LI : 1/8/2018 3:52 pm : link
Because, in the end, sports radio is a horrible, awful, no-good medium.
unlistenable  
UConn4523 : 1/8/2018 3:53 pm : link
I've tried a few times and never last more than a couple of minutes. My ride home no longer consists of WFAN - switched to podcasts instead.

I wonder what ratings are. I'm guessing the older crowd keeps WFAN on regardless but curious what the younger or middle aged ratings are.
RE:  
RinR : 1/8/2018 4:05 pm : link
In comment 13778556 djm said:
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Or does he want to be the best ever at his position"

What does that even mean.


Lol.
Reminds of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer wants Jerry to get in on the pirated cable feed. Jerry tells him its stealing but Kramer says they just "write it off" even though they both dont know what it means. too funny
RE: Francessa was awful  
djm : 1/8/2018 4:12 pm : link
In comment 13778561 Chip said:
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So whats the difference


Mike was not awful. The guy all but started and owned sports talk in this town. He was arrogant and near the end mailed it in but he was a great listen at times.
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Danny Kanell : 1/8/2018 4:14 pm : link
They are honestly they worst sports talk radio show I have ever heard. All 3 of them are unbelievably bad.
Francesa wasn't awful  
UConn4523 : 1/8/2018 4:18 pm : link
he was a pioneer of sports radio for decades. I can see why he'd turn people off but to say he was awful is completely false. Very few radio personalities, in any genre not just sports, can do a solo show like he did.
RE: RE:  
Greg from LI : 1/8/2018 4:19 pm : link
In comment 13778585 RinR said:
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Reminds of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer wants Jerry to get in on the pirated cable feed. Jerry tells him its stealing but Kramer says they just "write it off" even though they both dont know what it means. too funny


Wrong episode - the write off bit was when Jerry's stereo breaks and Kramer tries to get him a new one by sending it in an insured package.
RE: RE: Francessa was awful  
Greg from LI : 1/8/2018 4:20 pm : link
In comment 13778601 djm said:
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Mike was not awful. The guy all but started and owned sports talk in this town. He was arrogant and near the end mailed it in but he was a great listen at times.


I will never understand what supposedly made him a "great listen", unless it was to laugh at just how much of a buffoon he is.
djm, thanks for posting this  
cjac : 1/8/2018 4:21 pm : link
I have turned off the show several times (what have they been on 2 weeks?)

RE: unlistenable  
aimrocky : 1/8/2018 4:23 pm : link
In comment 13778565 UConn4523 said:
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I've tried a few times and never last more than a couple of minutes. My ride home no longer consists of WFAN - switched to podcasts instead.

I wonder what ratings are. I'm guessing the older crowd keeps WFAN on regardless but curious what the younger or middle aged ratings are.


I'm 35 and still listen out of sheer laziness. I don't hate them, but don't love them either. During football season I like the sports talk, but when the season ends I'll likely switch back and forth with music. I wish they had gone with Malusis, maybe with Maggie Gray.

I like Gio in the morning. He's gotten off to a nice start.
Bart Scott  
cjac : 1/8/2018 4:23 pm : link
says things that make me question that he ever played in the NFL.
Yes, Mike's buffoonishness  
NoPeanutz : 1/8/2018 4:25 pm : link
is what made him a great listen. The new crew is awful. I won't even switch over to FAN in the afternoon anymore. Straight to Kaye
Maggie and Bart are awful  
TommytheElephant : 1/8/2018 4:31 pm : link
Chris is not good in this format

I would have went Kim Jones and Mark Malusis
Kim turned them down  
aimrocky : 1/8/2018 4:32 pm : link
otherwise Kim and Malusis would have been the home run option.
I believe Kim Jones, Chris Simms and Max Kellerman were the targets.  
bceagle05 : 1/8/2018 4:36 pm : link
Plan B doesn't exactly measure up.
gave them an honest try  
micky : 1/8/2018 4:42 pm : link
and couldn't last. They are bad..period.

don't listen to wfan now as much when in car. only turn to it if I do when Joe and Evan are on..but really need xm serious to listen now to and reasonable football/sports talk at all.

MF was good at some points though arrogant. And had pure entertainment value at times..plus would give good interviews at times with guests.
Francesca  
joeinpa : 1/8/2018 4:57 pm : link
On a Monday following an NFL Sunday, or Sunday morning before the games, no one was better
RE: Francesca  
Greg from LI : 1/8/2018 4:58 pm : link
In comment 13778683 joeinpa said:
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On a Monday following an NFL Sunday, or Sunday morning before the games, no one was better


Better at WHAT? Arrogance and bloviating?
Bart Scott is the problem  
jlukes : 1/8/2018 5:08 pm : link
he admits his knows nothing about baseball and it is blatantly obvious that he is being fed information to say when they start talking baseball.

He really has no place on this show.
RE: djm, thanks for posting this  
djm : 1/8/2018 5:11 pm : link
In comment 13778614 cjac said:
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I have turned off the show several times (what have they been on 2 weeks?)


Just trying to help the people. BBI helps me so it's the least I can do.

Yes about two weeks. They are so bad. Not even so bad it's good. Just so bad.
RE: Kim turned them down  
djm : 1/8/2018 5:12 pm : link
In comment 13778633 aimrocky said:
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otherwise Kim and Malusis would have been the home run option.


I love Kim jones even more now that I learned she turned Wfan down. Good for her.
WFAN is bad enough with all of their baseball, Jets and Mets talk  
lawguy9801 : 1/8/2018 5:24 pm : link
this is even more reason to tune into ESPN radio.

Still can't get over the fact that the hosts on the "flagship station" of the Giants and Yankees mostly hate the Giants and Yankees.

I know that it's impossible because fan loyalties do not always divide up so equally, but I wish there was one station that focused more on Giants/Yankees and another that focused more on Jets/Mets - which, in my experience, are the most common baseball/football fan splits.
One good thing about the show is they  
giant24 : 1/8/2018 5:26 pm : link
have talked more Giants football in the last week than Francesca did in his entire run!! They were awkward and the pace was forced last week but listening today they seem much more comfortable and I'm enjoying the show because its all been about football. I didnt think I'd like Bart Scott from some of antics with the Jets but I find him interesting maybe cause he's kind of not politically correct like most of these talking heads.
I canít get passed Bart Scottís voice  
Massgman : 1/8/2018 5:29 pm : link
..........it sucks. Whoever came up with this trio had their head up their ass.....Canít stand when they start ranting about absolutely nothing. Iím trying but Iím fading
RE: I canít get passed Bart Scottís voice  
Mr. Bungle : 1/8/2018 5:37 pm : link
In comment 13778745 Massgman said:
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..........it sucks. Whoever came up with this trio had their head up their ass.....Canít stand when they start ranting about absolutely nothing. Iím trying but Iím fading

You don't like how he say "aks"?
Mr Bungle  
Massgman : 1/8/2018 5:41 pm : link
Funny
Three people is a tough format  
trueblueinpw : 1/8/2018 5:46 pm : link
Bart Scott obviously has no idea what heís doing but the format of three people on a mic is somewhat doomed to fail. Usually you only want two people to carry the load and then you can bring in others for color and contrast.

Anyway, if youíre not missing daí Sports Pope then you probably need to get your eahs checked. Ok?! Back aftaí dis.
I've tried twice now...  
Robert : 1/8/2018 6:21 pm : link
and it's just not working for me.
Did they even give any tryouts to these people?  
moespree : 1/8/2018 6:25 pm : link
Or sample shows? You have one of the main hosts (Scott) who has no clue about one of the major sports, baseball. How the hell are they supposed to do this show from March-October if he knows nothing about the sport? When they started I said they won't last 12 months. I now am changing that to 6. They won't last 6 months.
Gotta give them some time  
Allen in CNJ : 1/8/2018 7:22 pm : link
I liked Carlin when he was first at WFAN and was Mike & Chris's "producer" and when he did overnights. I always thought him, Adam Schein, and Malusis were similar in their approach and in their style...

I'll admit the show is a tough listen right now and it seems like they're struggling to figure out who does what. Bart Scott was an odd pick and I'm really not a huge fan of him, especially in that format. And Maggie Gray? It's obvious the people that do the hiring at FAN thought she sounded like Kim Jones (whom they really wanted!) but she is not even remotely comparable to Kim Jones!!

For the longest time I too thought it would be Kim Jones and Malusis, who are great together, but that never came to fruition.

I also agree Gianotti is doing a nice job in the morning with Esiason.
Francesa has been on Bill Simmons' podcast each Friday since he left  
Go Terps : 1/8/2018 7:26 pm : link
He's been great.
It's a new sports talk show  
ChathamMark : 1/8/2018 7:27 pm : link
Has to find its stride. Not horrible in my opinion. Agree with other posters about Bart Scott.
Nothing involving mark malusis can be a home run.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/8/2018 7:31 pm : link
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I turned on the show today  
NyquistX3 : 1/8/2018 8:07 pm : link
and they were talking about whether or not they've tried eating bologna before. Quickly turned it off.
Greg, you're a smart guy and good  
ColHowPepper : 1/8/2018 8:59 pm : link
observer, but imo your take on Francessa is driven by emotion, dislike, whatever. Yes, he could bloviate with the best, but he was provocative, mostly knowledgeable, and took stands on controversies (A-Rod, OBJ, PH, PSU and Paterno, BBonds, etc.). You didn't have to agree with his positions, but they were, in the main, and as far as sports talk goes, informed.

His arrogance could be a turn-off, but often his clueless callers warranted that response, not always, but often. He'd never be a guy I wanted to be locked up in a room or foxhole with--after all, it would be all about him--but in terms of radio entertainment on sports there were few other worthwhile options.

I don't even tune in WFAN anymore, at all, it's a wasteland.
RE: Francesa has been on Bill Simmons' podcast each Friday since he left  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/8/2018 9:43 pm : link
In comment 13778894 Go Terps said:
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He's been great.


Yes, it's been very good, and a preview of what Mike could do in the future. Also good when Francesa gets to show off his wry sense of humor ripping on Simmons.
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