Mike Francesa is obviously a legendary radio broadcaster, both beloved and gleefully derided by WFAN listeners and nationwide sports fans for his boisterous commentary.
But poor ol' Mike hasn't been the same since he came out of retirement, and it showed once again when he had to use his phone to remind himself who even makes up this year's NFL
Mike Francesa begins talking about the upcoming NFL draft.... quickly realizes that he doesn't know any players in the upcoming NFL draft.... scrolls through his phone to find names of players in the upcoming NFL draft. pic.twitter.com/u5xo3GPtPo— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) February 27, 2019
It took him 40 seconds of rambling about how "indisputable" the defensive talent was in the 2019 class before Francesa could finally get the words "Nick Bosa"
I can cut Francesa a little slack here. As a good radio guy, he doesn't want to mislead the audience by giving them the wrong info, and would rather be safe and sorry. But the whole thing was unprofessional coming from such a seasoned vet. I'm sure he knew he was going to be talking about this as a segment on the show; Mike should've done a little more homework.
This hasn't been Francesa's first time doing something like this, either.
Watch Mike Francesa spend a minute of his radio program checking his phone http://t.co/ou6iXesUow— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 26, 2015
At the end of the day, the man's place in the New York sports radio game is guaranteed. It will never be in danger. But if he keeps biting off more than he's willing to chew it's a decidedly terrible look.
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