WFAN refused to sign Mike Francesa to do Football Sunday 2017

“Mike Francesa’s Football Sunday” began airing nationally on Sunday mornings just four short years ago.


The program has been a staple of WFAN-AM/FM’s Sunday football lineup for 29 years where Francesa’s legendary afternoon drive program is heard (And seen? No, not seen.) each weekday...by a gradually shrinking local audience.

We told you in October that Mike Francesa had refused to make his 2016 NFL picks for Week 4 following an 0-4 week 3. Earlier that day we reported that Mike would like to stay on until 2/2/18...but, alas, WFAN won't let him.

A 2nd WFAN source confirmed that Francesa refused to make his picks because of that argument with management and now we have word that CBS does not want Mike Francesa Football Sunday 2017 at all.

But to hear Francesa announce it today? He didn't want to 'leave people in the middle of the season.'



Where is December 15th mid season? Correct. Nowhere. It is 'mid season' when Francesa isn't offered a contract, at all, to do it.

*Update - September 5, 2017 and Francesa forgot he said he didn't want to leave people in the middle of a season. Now? CBS just wanted to wait and announce the letting you go later.

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