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The Sports Fraud says he'll retire. Why not do it now, and get it over with?

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It has been the longest running con job in broadcasting history. Yes, it'll come to an end soon, but not soon enough.

I'm referring to WFAN afternoon host Mike Francesa, whom the tabloid press refers to as "The Sports Pope", because he projects the image of knowing about the subjects he covers on his show, when he is routinely roasted by sports media critics for being, well, a fraud.

It's about the only thing I'd actually agree with New York Post media gadfly Phil Mushnick on. Mushnick routinely exposes various on-air lies perpetrated by Francesa, where he'll dismiss something or other, and the reverse actually happens. Mushnick refers to the "lost tapes" when discussing the fact that Francesa repeatedly misremembers things he's previously said. Small wonder that New York Daily News sports media columnist Bob Raissman refers to talk radio listeners, especially the ones that sign on to get royally dissed by Francesa on the air, as the "Valley of the Stupid".

They actually have a convention for the Sports Fraud every year. There are actually enough gullible people who'd be willing to extend the pedestal this dweeb stands on. But, then, there are the parody Twitter accounts and such that poke fun at this so-called genius. I've checked in once in a blue moon on his now-defunct video simulcasts (he was chased off two networks in as many years), and read the columnists' exposing him as a scam artist of the first order. There is no justification for referring to him as a "pope" of any kind anymore, except in utter sarcasm, which I think is the intent of Raissman, Mushnick, et al.

There's only one job for him now that would be actually worth his time after he leaves WFAN, and that's assuming Donald Trump is elected President (don't hold your breath). Either Francesa or that other fraud, Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, would be Trump's press secretary in Washington. They deserve each other.
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  1. scottkoz20's Avatar
    so, how do you really feel?
  2. hobbyfan's Avatar
    It beats me how Fraudcesa has lasted so long. There's something in the water in NYC to allow bloviators like Fraudcesa & Trump to manipulate the masses. Can't stand either one of them.