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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Roth: Mike Francesa Shouts In His Sleep

David Roth will never see the WFAN New Year’s party.

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If an undercooked veal chop could also develop a Long Island accent, it would be Francesa. If Sean Hannity’s trolled-out soul poured all its sour essence into eating parm-style sandwiches with Bill Parcells, it would be Francesa. If Donald Trump got an ulcer that could wear a headset and interrupt people, it would be Francesa. All of which is to say that I am, regrettably, fascinated by the guy.

Not to the point that I’ll actually listen to his show, of course: I’m busy, life is short, and I hate his voice and most of what he says with it. But I do enjoy, in a masochistic way, collecting Francesiana. When Francesa goes on a berserk rant about the New York Mets that is really a berserk rant about how much he hates LOSERS, I will listen to it. When Francesa nods off while a guest talks about the Yankees and then wakes up, plainly terrified, I will watch the video and embed that gif, which is courtesy of Deadspin. Inspired by friend of the program Ben Cohen’s meditative practice of doing so, I try to re-read Nick Paumgarten’s amazing, saddening, baffling New Yorker profile of Francesa and his frankly psychotic former partner Chris Russo at least once a year.

I think that Francesa nodding off while another person speaks and then awakening angrily is maybe the most perfectly Mike Francesa thing that he or anyone else could do. I am fairly sure he will top it, though. He will top it, and I will hate it, but a small, strange part of me will be grateful for it.

Repoz Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:42 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Howie Menckel Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:59 PM (#4234185)

Sweeny Murti is more a colleague than a guest - he's WFAN's Yankees guy.

   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 12, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4234195)
I try to re-read Nick Paumgarten’s amazing, saddening, baffling New Yorker profile of Francesa and his frankly psychotic former partner Chris Russo at least once a year.

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   3. Monty Posted: September 12, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4234203)
New York people. Listen to me. "This guy eats a lot of chicken parm" is the dumbest excuse for a running bit ever.
   4. HowardMegdal Posted: September 12, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4234205)
Spectacular.
   5. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:21 PM (#4234256)
I thought it was Kay who was obsessed with chicken parm? Is it both of them?

   6. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:41 PM (#4234276)
I heard about this on the radio and knew Repoz would be chuckling somewhere.
   7. Leroy Kincaid Posted: September 12, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4234285)
Thank you Firefox for Flash & image blocker.
   8. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: September 12, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4234307)
I thought it was Kay who was obsessed with chicken parm? Is it both of them?

That's who I thought it was as well.

EDIT: from this:

What's not to like about chicken parm?" he said. "It combines chicken with mozzarella. Two great tastes together, like a Reese's peanut butter cup."

He's so besotted with the dish that he wouldn't give up the hunt for it even when he and his fiancée went on a 10-day trip to Italy last year.

"It was like being on a great chicken-parm search through Tuscany and Rome," Applegate said. "We couldn't find it on any menus. Apparently, it's an American thing.
   9. Squash Posted: September 12, 2012 at 09:07 PM (#4234322)
"It was like being on a great chicken-parm search through Tuscany and Rome," Applegate said. "We couldn't find it on any menus. Apparently, it's an American thing.

I went on a family/friends trip one time through Tuscany and Umbria. One family's 18 or 19 year old daughter refused to try anything and ate only plain pasta with butter the entire time. It was one of those nothing to do with oneself moments that was nonetheless enraging.

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