Mike and the Mad Doghad theirSuper Bowl swan song on Thursday afternoon.
Mike Francesa and Chris Mad Dog Russo had a one-hour reunion on Thursday to commemorate Francesas final appearance at the Super Bowl as a WFAN host.Francesa will end his 30-year run at the station in December.
The duo, which was together on WFAN from 1989-2008, took a trip down memory lane, caught up on their personal lives and did a riff on the New York sports scene that was reminiscent of their prime. Here are 10 takeaways from the reunion:
1. Francesa is D-O-N-E at WFAN
Francesa said his last show on WFAN will be Dec. 15 no matter what. He said his final show will have no guests and will just feature callers. Francesa emphasized that hes not retiring and that he plans to be working elsewhere shortly after he leaves WFAN.
2. Who will take Francesas spot?
Francesa said he has no idea who will replace him on WFAN because the stations management recently changed. Francesa said he thinks the shows time slot will change from 2-6:30 pm Russo said hed never go back to WFAN to replace Francesa. Russo offered Francesa a gig with SiriusXM.
3. They crushed Todd Bowles
Russo saidJets coachTodd Bowles has been terrible, while Francesa said everything has been a nightmare. Francesa said Bowles andgeneral manager Mike Maccagnan need to have a good year.
4. Phil Jackson felt their wrath as well
They said the Knicks woes arent the fault of new coach Jeff Hornacek. Phils done a horrible job, Francesa said of Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson. Francesa predicted that Jackson will trade Carmelo Anthony.