Friday, August 15, 2008
Mike and the Mad Dog Ends
When I was a dental salesmen, I would drive about 100 miles a day and wait to hear Chris Russo and Mike Francesa take on the New York Sports world. It was an opinionated show; a funny show about the failures and triumphs of the local sports heroes that we lived and died by. Nineteen years after their first show, the Mike and the Mad Dog show has ended. Chris Russo has left the show in pursuit of a new challenge. Personally, I am pretty upset.
This was truly my favorite radio program of all-time. There is something about Chris Russo that I find amazing. This guy seems like he belongs in a mental hospital. His laugh is infectious and his passion for broadcasting is unmatched. I'll be very interested to see where he goes next; whether it be satellite radio or television. Mike has signed on to do his own show for the afternoon drive on WFAN which should still stay on the top of the New York sports talk scene. I am guessing that the YES network will carry The Mike Francesa Show but we will have to wait and see.
There is a classic Chris Russo rant on youtube about the Pacman Jones shootings in Las Vegas. He is going nuts about how he is still able to play in the NFL. Some guy from New York made an impersonation of this rant and it is unbelievable. Check it out.