Sports Fans Rejoice After Francesa Agrees to Do ‘Mike and the Mad Dog 30 For 30’
Bill Simmons joined Mike Francesa on the radio Wednesday, and the WFAN radio host announced that there will in fact be a “30 For 30” episode detailing the history of WFAN and “The Mike and the Mad Dog Show.”
A lot of things had to happen for this to come together, including probably that Simmons’ exit from ESPN made his visit to Francesa’s show even possible. Francesa had previously refused to deal with ESPN at all.
Simmons, who now works with HBO, even called Mike and the Mad Dog, “my favorite radio show of all time!”
Simmons tried to talk Francesa into getting back with his old radio partner, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, who currently has a show with MLB Network and satellite radio, but Francesa brushed those thoughts aside. He mentioned that they both make more individually than they ever would if they got back together.
Francesa: "I'd never be against a reunion" with Mad Dog.
— WFAN Sports Radio (@WFAN660) October 14, 2015
In my head, that’s like asking Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Tiny Fey and Jimmy Fallon to rejoin the cast of Saturday Night Live.
Another interesting point was that Simmons said he found out he was fired from ESPN on Twitter.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 14, 2015
While Francesa and Russo have agreed to take part in an episode of the documentary series, there is no firm date on when it will begin or finish.