He proceeded to verify the story.
Hours after The Publish’s Andrew Marchand reported Monday the WFAN icon just lately dressed down Entercom regional president Susan Larkin and FAN VP Mark Chernoff over ESPN’s “The Michael Kay Present” scoring a post-sentencing Craig Carton interview, Francesa needed the viewers to listen to “the reality”: that he dressed down executives.
“I don’t increase my voice round right here fairly often,” Francesa stated when a caller introduced it up. “I did on the bosses right here over the actual fact, to begin with, that I felt they had been foolish to go to court docket and help Craig after which have Craig go to a competitor when he had simply been given help to them. And that’s what I stated to them, I stated you bought performed.”
Final Monday’s interview got here as Kay was threatening Francesa’s rankings throne — which he (kind of) usurped, successful a 5.9-5.5 winter e-book that Francesa and WFAN dispute by factoring in streaming numbers. Kay’s streaming is included in ESPN’s preliminary quantity, whereas Francesa’s just isn’t. With streaming, Francesa noses forward, 6.2-5.9.
In response to Francesa, Entercom fits approached him with the provide for the Carton interview. And in response to him, these fits instructed Francesa he was their first selection for the tell-all of the previous “Boomer & Carton” voice. Boomer Esiason additionally stated he rejected Entercom’s provide, and Francesa stated Esiason actually had first crack.
Including to the anger was “Boomer & Gio” not sharing his fury that this radio-gold interview was going to Francesa’s rival.
“The morning present tweeted on their web site they didn’t really feel Carton has stabbed them within the again. And I believed that was absurd,” Francesa stated.
Francesa refused to lose the crown, stating that Kay’s present has had its “rear ends kicked for 20 straight years,” saying ESPN Radio is “mendacity” by utilizing the measuring Nielsen Audio rankings with out streaming.
“They didn’t win, they misplaced,” Francesa stated. “If I misplaced, truthfully, I’d inform you I misplaced and transfer on. I really feel utter pity for them that they might go to this size after they didn’t win. I really feel unhappy for them, I actually do.”
There was a whole lot of pitying happening.
“Mike, you’ve had an iconic profession and also you’re embarrassing your self,” Kay stated on his present. “Folks within the business are laughing at you.
“We celebrated,” Kay added. “We had cake. We had a little bit Champagne and we laughed, as a result of, lastly, the peashooters gained. You may spin it no matter method you need. The business is aware of you misplaced the e-book.”