The New York Sports announcer has lost it….
Francesa acts as if his latest controversy is because he is still throwing 98 mph. He makes it seem like he is in his heyday with Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo and they are still the clear No. 1 listen in the city.
However, what most people can see is that an unhinged Francesa is, to borrow a term, lost on the air. His circus act is the viral draw, not the sweet iconic sounds of “Mike & the Mad Dog.”
On Tuesday, he was Mike from Derangeville.Longtime, first time.
Francesa — who treats callers like peasants — phoned into WFAN’s morning show, “Boomer & Gio.” It was so odd that “Boomer & Gio” producers, Al Dukes and Eddie Scozzare, thought it might be a prank.
Francesa yelled that the morning duo had wronged him as it went over Francesa’s ignorant comments about the wounded Giants draft pick, Corey Ballentine, and his deceased college teammate, Dwane Simmons.
Francesa also didn’t like that the shows hosts, Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti, said Francesa played favorites to those who feed him favors. The truth always hits Francesa the hardest.
Francesa was feeling the heat, because his comments about Ballentine were, at best, insensitive and, at worst, potentially fireable…..