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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

'Francesa is better when not talking sports,' NY Radio Message Board thread

4/18/13, "Francesa is better when not talking sports," NY Radio Message Board

"Posted by Jeff M. on April 18, 2013 at 13:07:19:"

"Am I the only one who finds Mike Francesa much more compelling when covering breaking news? I first found out about the Boston bombing when Mike went to the story, and he was great transmitting and discussing the latest information. I was similarly impressed by the programs he's done regarding other non-sports topics, such as the storm power outages. By contrast, I often find him to be repetitive and arrogant when actually talking sports. And sadly, many of today's "news" anchors (though mostly on TV, since there are so few news anchors left on radio) seem flatfooted and clumsy in comparison. Mike provides a valuable service: bringing people together at a time of crisis, disseminating timely information while providing a forum for people to share and vent. It's compelling radio, and it's almost a shame that his bread & butter is sports - but it's a good thing that he has enough clout at FAN to be able to switch gears when appropriate."

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