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Dr. D : 1/10/2018 4:02 pm
I know there have been threads recently saying how terrible the show is. I didn't post on them because I hadn't had much chance to listen and form an opinion (I'm not posting on them now because I think the threads are dead).

I've now listened a little on a couple different days and I'm not saying the show is great, but I and will say they've talked more about the GIANTS in a couple days than Francessa would in a couple weeks (especially considering their season is over). I'll give 'em a chance.

Anyone else agree?
I'm giving them a chance mainly because  
aimrocky : 1/10/2018 4:05 pm : link
I don't want to find something new outside of WFAN. They're not great, but as some have mentioned it would be substantially better with just Gray and Carlin. Bart Scott isn't necessary, and will be even more exposed once football season ends.
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Danny Kanell : 1/10/2018 4:05 pm : link
The Giants are pretty much the only story in town right now.

The show is God awful.
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Dr. D : 1/10/2018 4:12 pm : link
In comment 13781940 Danny Kanell said:
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The Giants are pretty much the only story in town right now.


If you listened to Francessa for years, you know that he would not agree that the Giants are the only story and he would not be talking about them nearly as much. He would be talking ad nauseum about baseball, lack of free agency signings, Yankees pitching staff, etc.
I stopped listening to Mike and Maddog  
Dr. D : 1/10/2018 4:17 pm : link
when they talked more about the baseball strike than they did football, during the football season (think it was '94); even several weeks after the baseball season would've been over.

I eventually tuned into Mike's show occasionally years later, but don't miss so much Yankee talk.
I actually thinj the show is pretty good.  
FatHeadTommy : 1/10/2018 4:18 pm : link
Bart Scott adds great insight from a players perspective.
Bart Scott is awful.  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/10/2018 4:20 pm : link
A couple of weeks ago, he said Vernon has a reputation for missing games. He doesn't even know his own sport.
Its horrendous  
BlueHurricane : 1/10/2018 4:21 pm : link
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it feels like a  
sundayatone : 1/10/2018 4:23 pm : link
fake show,it will not last 2yrs.
I have not listened to that lousy station...  
EricJ : 1/10/2018 4:24 pm : link
in about 20 years.
The show is atrocious, primarily because of Bart Scott.  
Mr. Bungle : 1/10/2018 4:26 pm : link
If they fired him tomorrow, the show would instantly be considerably better.
it takes a special degree of terrible  
djm : 1/10/2018 4:26 pm : link
to force me to change the sports talk station. I can't listen to WFAN in the afternoons. I tried. I just think they are brutally bad. When I am able to summon up the strength and patience to listen to one of their points, I completely disagree with that point. They suck. I wish them well...but they fucking suck.
and Bart Scott  
djm : 1/10/2018 4:29 pm : link
is the ring leader. His latest gem was the Giants are one of the least desirable places for a HC candidate to go and his first reason why was Eli Manning. There's so much wrong with that statement...not worth it. Surprise...a former Jet with nothing good to say about the Giants.
I’d rather someone excellent talk about the Mets and Jets  
UConn4523 : 1/10/2018 4:29 pm : link
than a shitty show that talks Giants. The show is abysmal, I won’t be listening anymore until they change the show.
The morning show is trying to promote the afternoon show.  
Mr. Bungle : 1/10/2018 4:33 pm : link
They play clips that are supposed to be funny, like Bart Scott not being able to read simple commercial copy or something. And then Boomer forces laughter, saying, "That's great! More of that, please!"

And then Gregg Giannotti does an impersonation of Chris Carlin.

It's so transparent. WFAN has to know this thing is a trainwreck.
Bart Scott doesn't know anything about baseball  
moespree : 1/10/2018 4:37 pm : link
And admits this. How are they supposed to do this show from March-October when one of the three hosts admits he knows zero about the game? Did they even give these people a tryout or sample shows before putting the together?
I flip around a lot on my way home...  
BillKo : 1/10/2018 4:39 pm : link
they don't sound that horrible.

If they are going to make it as a trio, it will take some time.

Big shoes to fill. So big they needed three people.
like said..it's a train wreck  
micky : 1/10/2018 4:42 pm : link
I'm onto ESPN radio now..and that sucks too..but not as bad as wfan afternoon is now..pretty bad
The show has gotten better  
Vanzetti : 1/10/2018 4:44 pm : link
At first, they all seemed to be trying too hArd. Now the convo seems more natural.

BART Scott is funny but does not add as much as you would expect from an ex player. The other day he was going on about how Brady was the greatest winner but not the greatest QB. He beat the point to death.

I found Francesca tedious. His rants were amusing but he was often so obviously unprepared and his belittling Of callers was tedious. He was a legend but it was time for some new voices
The show has been good because they have talked mostly  
giant24 : 1/10/2018 5:10 pm : link
Giants since they started. I didn't think i would like Bart Scott but I actually like his take on football and he's kind of a loose cannon. Maggie Gray is also pretty good. I had a love/hate relationship with Francesca, his interviews were usually pretty good but the majority of his show he was just a pompous/rude ass who rarely talked Giants so this show I am actually listening to more.
Bart Scott said today that Eli Manning  
GiantGolfer : 1/10/2018 5:24 pm : link
would announce when he is playing his last season because he would want the “farewell tour”.

And....channel changed.
Very stiff  
weeg in the bronx : 1/10/2018 5:28 pm : link
there is no feel or flow between the three of them. I'm not a fan of the ESPN crew but they have a familiarity and flow the new FAN crew lacks. Plus they provide little insight, Scott aside.
I think the show is good  
EddieNYG : 1/10/2018 5:35 pm : link
It is clear that they're getting better at not talking over each other and getting a feel for who's gonna talk.
Horrible  
bxgiants4 : 1/10/2018 5:49 pm : link
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It's a sports talk show.  
81_Great_Dane : 1/10/2018 6:09 pm : link
They talk sports. Some of it's pretty good, some of it's not, but it's the same as any other sports talk show. You can hear the same kind of thing on ESPN Radio or a bunch of satellite channels. It's not the worst, it's not the best, it's just an ordinary show.

Which, after 30 years of Mike (with and without the Mad Dog), is a step down for WFAN. Very hard to find that must-listen person or team. And Francessa wasn't that when he started, he was just another guy. They'll have to figure out who they think the guy is, then be patient.
I can't believe  
You'reMyBoyBlue!! : 1/10/2018 6:29 pm : link
Anyone thinks it's better than terrible.
It’s awful  
Dmartin : 1/10/2018 6:30 pm : link
Carlin knows zero about sports.
Bart Scott the worst combo of arrogance and ignorance.
Gray asks a question then gives her answer to it before finishing her sentence.

The worst sports show ive ever heard.
Just a brutal  
ryanmkeane : 1/10/2018 6:58 pm : link
show any way you slice it. I've been listening hoping to find any semblance of good talk radio, and it is just awful.
Terrible show  
Rflairr : 1/10/2018 7:17 pm : link
And its probably going to really be bad when its just basketball and baseball to talk about. Imagine hearing Bart Scott and the lady host talk about baseball. lol
On the flip side  
Rflairr : 1/10/2018 7:18 pm : link
the Boomer show is 10x better with Gio and not Carton
RE: On the flip side  
Tuckrule : 1/10/2018 7:39 pm : link
In comment 13782188 Rflairr said:
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the Boomer show is 10x better with Gio and not Carton


Gio is legitimately a better version of carton or what carton wished he could be. He’s funny and knows when to cut the shtick. Plus his impersonations are amazingly good
Greg Giannotti  
Allen in CNJ : 1/10/2018 7:58 pm : link
is basically a cross between Beningo, Roberts, Francesa, and Jody McDonald. He kinda sounds like each one of them at different times, probably because he spent so much time with all of them when he was their producer.

I personally think Giannotti is a great addition, and he has made the morning show exponentially better, even better than when the show was at its highest popularity with Carton and Boomer.

As I said the other day, the afternoon show needs time. I've always liked Carlin, but Maggie Gray is a poor man's Kim Jones and Bart Scott just doesn't really fit in. I can't wait to hear him talk baseball this spring! Hahahahahahaaa
Carlin was on WYSP sports in philly  
Simms11 : 1/10/2018 8:01 pm : link
doing sports with a former Eagle. Terrible show.....he’s no better here.
I haven't listened to them...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/10/2018 8:26 pm : link
But have started listening more to Roberts & Benigno.

Roberts OWNS that show. He dominates the conversation while Benigno just chimes in 'Yeah, bro. Agreed.'

Benigno is funny when it comes to his Jets rants, but he's pretty blah otherwise.
Three Is Too Many  
Rong5611 : 1/10/2018 8:42 pm : link
They seem like they are fighting for airtime, no flow. They need to get rid of one of them.

Morning Show is very good.
The best reason NOT to listed to WFAN - 20/20 Sports  
smshmth8690 : 1/10/2018 9:51 pm : link
You do not fucking need a sports flash every 20 minutes. I know it's just an excuse to pound advertising down your throat, but I'd prefer just commercials to 'The Mink Man's' droning commentary.
RE: The best reason NOT to listed to WFAN - 20/20 Sports  
bluepepper : 1/10/2018 10:08 pm : link
In comment 13782299 smshmth8690 said:
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You do not fucking need a sports flash every 20 minutes. I know it's just an excuse to pound advertising down your throat, but I'd prefer just commercials to 'The Mink Man's' droning commentary.

Can't believe they still do that. Updates were a huge deal when the station started because sports news was hard to come by. In particular getting timely scores was huge. Now everyone can get updates any time they want with their phone so what's the point?

Fun fact - in the first year or so WFAN had updates every 15 minutes. It was ridiculous. Between commercials and updates the hosts couldn't get any flow going. There was a near mutiny I think and mgmt relented and the 20/20 was born. It was great and played a big role in the station's success but it's a relic now.
Get rid of Bart  
Knineteen : 1/10/2018 11:49 pm : link
"You can't trust a black man over 40 with a mustache."

Huh?

Not to go "there", but I'm pretty sure Carlin would be fired for saying something like that.
They should just do 30/30 updates or :30/:00 updates  
DennyInDenville : 1/10/2018 11:54 pm : link
Also I think Mike might come back and work 2-6 , just a feeling
So the show stinks  
Rover : 1/11/2018 8:01 am : link
1) Do they talk more hockey?

2) How are the ratings and reviews?
RE: The best reason NOT to listed to WFAN - 20/20 Sports  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/11/2018 8:11 am : link
In comment 13782299 smshmth8690 said:
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You do not fucking need a sports flash every 20 minutes. I know it's just an excuse to pound advertising down your throat, but I'd prefer just commercials to 'The Mink Man's' droning commentary.


It was my understanding that they don't do the 20/20 updates anymore as of Jan. 1 - just top of the hour? With stupid CBS Sports minutes sprinkled in?
Beningo earns his money  
bxgiants4 : 1/11/2018 8:12 am : link
After a jets or mets loss. He’s awesome.
RE: Bart Scott is awful.  
cjac : 1/11/2018 8:13 am : link
In comment 13781973 Dave in Hoboken said:
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A couple of weeks ago, he said Vernon has a reputation for missing games. He doesn't even know his own sport.


He has no idea what he's talking about. He just blurts shit out without doing any research. He is just terrible. And he really has an issue with Odell. And i'm sick of him talking about Odell and money. Did Bart Scott play for the Jets for free? I gave this show a shot, but i cant anymore. i'm done
RE: and Bart Scott  
gmenatlarge : 1/11/2018 8:30 am : link
In comment 13781993 djm said:
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is the ring leader. His latest gem was the Giants are one of the least desirable places for a HC candidate to go and his first reason why was Eli Manning. There's so much wrong with that statement...not worth it. Surprise...a former Jet with nothing good to say about the Giants.


I think you missed his point on Eli, it wasn't that Eli is bad it was having to deal with an aging superstar QB on the way down ala Montana, e.g.
RE: So the show stinks  
YAJ2112 : 1/11/2018 9:16 am : link
In comment 13782455 Rover said:
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1) Do they talk more hockey?

2) How are the ratings and reviews?


They talk hockey 32.6% of the time. Bart is a big fan and surprisingly knowledgeable. You should definitely check it out.
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yankees78 : 1/11/2018 7:56 pm : link
It fucking sucks
Awful  
lucky : 1/12/2018 4:55 pm : link
I switch to music after Joe and Evan, Evan and Joe
there needs  
PaulBlakeTSU : 1/12/2018 5:20 pm : link
to be more in-depth knowledge of New York, New York sports, and New York sports culture. Bart Scott admittedly knows nothing about baseball and his only connection to the area was that he played three or four years with the Jets.

You need people with New York sports knowledge pumping through their veins.
RE: So the show stinks  
djm : 1/12/2018 7:55 pm : link
In comment 13782455 Rover said:
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1) Do they talk more hockey?

2) How are the ratings and reviews?


You're a monster.
RE: RE: and Bart Scott  
djm : 1/12/2018 7:56 pm : link
In comment 13782485 gmenatlarge said:
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In comment 13781993 djm said:


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is the ring leader. His latest gem was the Giants are one of the least desirable places for a HC candidate to go and his first reason why was Eli Manning. There's so much wrong with that statement...not worth it. Surprise...a former Jet with nothing good to say about the Giants.



I think you missed his point on Eli, it wasn't that Eli is bad it was having to deal with an aging superstar QB on the way down ala Montana, e.g.


I know exactly what he was saying. You're right. It's still a terrible point and not accurate at all.
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