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OffbeatMike Francesa is in another battle with a show that broadcasts on his own station

20:31  08 november  2018
20:31  08 november  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Michael Patrick Francesa , Jr. (born March 20, 1954) is an American radio talk show host and television commentator. He is primarily known in his former role co-hosting the Mike and the Mad Dog

His last show with the station is on Friday.CreditCreditSam Hodgson for The New York Times. As the prevailing sounding board for the angst of a zillion sports fans for 30 years, Mike Francesa has always approached his New York talk show with an atypical sobriety — for sports radio, that is.

Mike Francesa is in another battle with a show that broadcasts on his own station© File Photo File Photo

Fresh off of taking shots at a New York Post sports media writer and ranting about the new Mets general manager, Mike Francesa is in another feud with a Boomer Esiason show that happens to broadcast on the same network as his: WFAN.

Francesa has been in fights with Esiason's morning show before - when Craig Carton was a co-host, they pair would regularly rip Francesa on the air. And this one was sparked by Francesa actually listening to Boomer and Gio (which is now co-hosted by Gregg Giannotti) and ripping the show for talking about an alleged altercation between fellow WFAN host Bart Scott and a former Francesa producer.

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In its statement, the station acknowledged that it was in discussions with Mr. Francesa about his return, adding, “We also confirm that we are very Mr. Francesa did not respond to messages left at his home phone requesting comment. Mike Levine, an agent with Creative Artists Agency, which is

Mike Francesa - Michael Kay is a real battle with a shrinking leader. Francesa could have remained at his old salary at many times during his retirement tour. The name is owned by WFAN, and although it is Francesa ’s first name and his old partner Chris Russo’s nickname, they would need to

Then, he went into how much the show "stinks," opining that Giannotti is "short on ability" and asked him to stop doing imitations of the drive-time host who returned from retirement earlier this year:

He ended it with a challenge: "Play that tape tomorrow morning."

Guess what Esiason and Giannotti played the next morning? It included the latter imitating Francesa again:

Previous battles involving these two include the morning show telling the station's program director that he didn't like Francesa and his former partner Chris "Mad Dog" Russo ripping them.

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Francesa insisted his return is about more than a mere radio program; it is part of a larger project built around a new app he is developing in partnership with But he noted that his show will be two hours shorter than it was in the past, presumably an indication that his pay will be similar per hour but less

Mike Francesa - Michael Kay is a real battle with a shrinking leader. Mike Francesa is being welcomed back to WFAN not with open arms but with anger. The tenants of the radio station — and perhaps its biggest face since Francesa left in December, Boomer Esiason — took some shots at the

Sooo … here we go again.

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