On Wednesday, WFAN host Mike Francesa read a statement from New York Knicks forward Kristaps Pozingis pledging his allegiance to the city.

Or rather, he read a line and then yada yada’d the rest of it. Via @SportsFunhouse:


Yeah, so that wasn’t exactly a flawless reading.

A lot of people got a kick out of that clip, but no one enjoyed it more than Francesa’s colleagues and arch rivals, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton.

On their simulcast radio show Boomer & Carton, the hosts played Francesa’s mumbling, then played it again… and again… and again. They questioned what language it was, mused about how you might close-caption it, compared it to snoring and on and on.


We shouldn’t care about the ongoing feud between Francesa and the Boomer & Carton crew—given that at the end of the day they’re all just local talk radio bloviators—but it’s just so, so good.

Where else can you find people who work for the same company trash each other for thousands to hear? (Well, outside the U.S. Congress, that is).

Unfortunately for anyone who enjoys talk radio mishaps and intra-radio station sniping matches, Francesa’s time on WFAN will end in December. At that point Boomer & Carton might not have anything left to talk about—and we might not have anything left to write about.

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