Mike Francesa always de livers, never disap points. He always -- and I mean, always delivers on listeners' conditioned expectations to hear him expose himself as a big-time big-timer with nothing to support his positions beyond his enormous self-regard.
Wednesday, Fran-say-so delivered an impassioned condemnation of World Cup soccer's U.S. TV rights holder, ESPN. For a moment, I thought we were on the same frequency, but then. . .
He first sounded a jingoistic alarm to all red-blooded American sports fans: ESPN's deserved reputation for excessive self-promotion (look who's talking!) and its bent toward global branding will cause ESPN "to shove the World Cup down our throats."
He then went on to call Francesa a blowhard and some other not-so-nice things. Why can't these guys get along? Can't they just hate on the World Cup in peace?
And how bad were Francesa's comments, really? Decide below: