Long Island Pulse writer Brett Mauser asks Mike Francesa, "Joe and Evan tweet. Carton and Boomer tweet. Even Chris Russo tweets. You do not. Why?"
Francesa: I’m not a Twitter guy. I don’t believe in it. I think it’s a big problem for people. The last thing someone like me should do is Twitter. I’m on the air for 5½ hours a day. I ask people to come listen to me for 5½ hours, to hear my opinions. And then to bombard them with my opinions when I’m not on the air, to me, doesn’t make any sense. I want people to have to come to my show to hear me, and fortunately they’ve wanted to do that all these years. These people who have a show and do that have no ratings.
Mike hates the Twitter. He'll just spread the rumors himself. Like the one that he's #1. He's not. Not even #1 at his own station.
Francesa was also a big athlete in high school, apparently. Asked about that he dropped an "I played everything" before completely answering a question that was never asked -- basically, "How did you get into radio?"
I played everything, but baseball was my best sport…I went to the University of South Florida as a freshman and tore my knee up playing ball and that’s when I transferred back to St. John’s. I went into communications and they’d also started a program called sports administration. My mother wanted me to go into law school, to become a sports attorney or an agent, but I was recruited to this program and I was one of its first-ever graduates…They did have student radio at St. John’s, but I had to work to support myself. I didn’t have time to do radio. I went to school from 7am to noon and then I worked. I actually had an internship with the New York Sets of World TeamTennis and I was offered a full-time job there, but I knew that tennis wasn’t my life. I’m a football, baseball, basketball guy. I didn’t know I was headed into sports talk, but I was at CBS behind the scenes and then my career really started to take off.
We hear he was a helluva diver.
Long Island Pulse...The Raconteur Mike Francesa is at the peak of the sports radio pyramid
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