For the life of me I cannot understand Mike Francesa's popularity. Does not compute in my brain that there is that many people out there that care what he thinks. Part of me thinks that in a few years a majority of Francesa's followers will either be dead or have stopped caring. At this point he is just repeats himself over and over again anyway. Picks his point and repeats in a different way for the better part of 6 hours. Truly astonishing he keeps peoples' attention.
My biggest issue is that his brash cockiness is not a schtick. He actually is a dick. A dick with absolutely no sense of humor. I'm not sure if in my entire time on this planet I have ever heard the man admit that he's wrong. He's a sports radio host, we have ALL been wrong many a time about sports. Just admit it. Say you were wrong. Admit you hate the Jets. Admit you hate the Mets. It's so blatantly obvious that it's comical. It's actually the only thing that is comical about the entire show.
That's why Mike Francesa falling asleep on the air is a goddamn instant classic. I'm talking put it on a loop and watch the tears stream from my face. He has already fallen asleep on air once and vehemently denied it. In fact, he gave like 10 reasons in a row why he was asleep, and then said he was just resting his eyes. Resting your eyes Mike? That's the best you got? You woke up and looked like a deer in headlights. We all know that look dude. It screams 'where the fuck am I?'.
The funny thing is, I don't even care. Those that know me know I have fallen asleep in many a classes, in many a meeting, on many a barstool. Just admit it dude. No one cares. You sit there and talk about sports every day for 5-6 hours with a bunch of old dudes who have the least entertaining questions you could possibly imagine. I would probably nap on air at least an hour a day. But don't sit here and tell me you were resting your eyes when your radio show is simulcast on TV.
This second nap is by far the funniest video I have ever seen. I have been there. Take a little snooze and your head slowly falls down until you are jolted back up. When his head hit the microphone I damn near spit out my beer. I got to hand it to him though. The recovery was much, much better this time around. Please deny it again Mike. Please. I need to see what excuse we can come up with this time. You were fixing your glasses with the microphone? I'm about 600% certain that he was already thinking of his excuse when he started the pen chew. Can't wait for the explanation and the subsequent prank calls. I need it. I need it now. It is a true talent to lie to an entire nation's face and actually believe what you are saying.
In case you missed his first nap….
Anddddddd the corresponding explanation. Excuse train was packed to the gills...