Vibrant online community of Mike Francesa watchers to gather on Feb. 1, 2014 for FrancesaCon
"The online community that’s formed around Mike Francesa’s radio show is a wonderful thing. There are multiple fake Francesa Twitter feeds, the brilliant Mike Zaun parody videos, and countless other people who obsess over the host’s quirks — discussing, mocking, and sometimes even commending him. Clips from his show can go viral in no time. (The most famous example is the time he appeared to fall asleep on the air.) And blogs breathlessly report the details of stories like Francesa’s involvement in the ongoing feud between Keith Olbermann and some of WFAN’s hosts.
The community of Francesa watchers is so active, in fact, that a gathering was inevitable. And so: Prepare thyself for the FrancesaCon.
FrancesaCon is being organized by the site Next Impulse Sports, and one assumes it will be similar in nature to SantaCon, but with a roving army of Francesas instead of Santas.
It's set to take place on Saturday, February 1, the day before MetLife Stadium hosts Super Bowl XLVIII.
Yesterday, someone even called in to Francesa — who has no use for the Internet, or the people who talk about him on it — to ask if he’d heard about FrancesaCon. You’re not going to believe this, but he hadn’t.