• Kay Vs. Francesa, And Vicey Versey

    Posted by on February 3rd, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Via the Post

    Michael Kay opened his first YES Network simulcast on Monday with a not-so veiled shot at Mike Francesa.

    Kay tossed a Diet Coke, Francesa’s signature beverage, into a garbage can held up by co-host Don La Greca. Neither Kay nor La Greca referenced what they were doing, but the message was clear.

    Francesa said on his show that he expects to be back on TV by April 1 after his relationship with YES ended on Jan. 31. MSG has been rumored landing spot for the show.

    Francesa fired back at Kay in an interview with Newsday’s Neil Best.

    “Classless, loser move from two guys I have been burying in the ratings for over a decade,” he told the paper.

    I have to admit, it was a bit of a low road move by Kay…

    Comments on Kay Vs. Francesa, And Vicey Versey

    1. February 4th, 2014 | 3:37 pm

      I actually enjoy listening to Kay & LaGreca more than Mike for a few simple reasons:

      - Kay actually projects as someone who doesn’t know everything in the universe about sports, which instantly makes him more endearing to me than Francessa.
      - Kay has a better sense of humor. Correction, he *has* a sense of humor.
      - Kay has someone in studio with him to ground him and/or call him out on his facts. WFAN’s offering became almost unbearable once Mad Dog left to go out on his own.

      I’ll occasionally check in just to see what Mike’s opinion would be on the top stories, but I’ll rarely just leave it on. He’s just too insufferable for my tastes.

    2. MJ Recanati
      February 4th, 2014 | 6:42 pm

      Pete wrote:

      I actually enjoy listening to Kay & LaGreca more than Mike for a few simple reasons:

      - Kay actually projects as someone who doesn’t know everything in the universe about sports, which instantly makes him more endearing to me than Francessa.
      – Kay has a better sense of humor. Correction, he *has* a sense of humor.
      – Kay has someone in studio with him to ground him and/or call him out on his facts. WFAN’s offering became almost unbearable once Mad Dog left to go out on his own.

      I’ll occasionally check in just to see what Mike’s opinion would be on the top stories, but I’ll rarely just leave it on. He’s just too insufferable for my tastes.

      Agreed, and I’d add that Kay & Co. are also generally more polite and respectful, even to callers with whom they disagree. Mike interrupts his callers and then hangs up on them.

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