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Topic: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: STT757
Posted 2008-08-15 10:16:24 and read 2266 times.

After 19 years Mad Dog leaves the Mike and the Mad Dog show for Sirius Satellite radio, anyone who lives in the Tri-State area and is even somewhat interested in sports has listened to their show.

I've personally been a listener since 1996.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/ny-sprusso0815,0,4065290.story

This is huge for WFAN, they lost Imus last year and now Mike and the Mad Dog.

NYGuy are you out there>..

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: Mir
Posted 2008-08-15 11:06:50 and read 2251 times.

Those are some big shoes to fill. I like Francesa, but there are some duos that are more than the sum of their parts, and he and Russo were one of them (Kay and Sterling would be another - neither are as good now that they have gone their seperate ways). Him doing the show alone isn't going to be nearly as good.

-Mir

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No Mor
Username: STT757
Posted 2008-08-15 11:11:38 and read 2250 times.



Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
Him doing the show alone isn't going to be nearly as good.

They will bring someone in, I just hope it's not Suzyn Waldman.

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: Mir
Posted 2008-08-15 11:18:32 and read 2245 times.



Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
They will bring someone in, I just hope it's not Suzyn Waldman.

Hey, it'd get her off the Yankee broadcasts!  bigthumbsup 

-Mir

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: N1120A
Posted 2008-08-15 11:32:06 and read 2240 times.



Quoting Mir (Reply 3):

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
They will bring someone in, I just hope it's not Suzyn Waldman.

Hey, it'd get her off the Yankee broadcasts!

You guys just wish you had Vin Scully.

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: STT757
Posted 2008-08-15 14:53:32 and read 2225 times.

We have John Sterling,

"Back to back, and belly to belly"

"It's an A-bomb, from A-rod"

"Robinson Canou, dont' you know"

"it's the Giambino"

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: N1120A
Posted 2008-08-15 15:00:48 and read 2221 times.



Quoting STT757 (Reply 5):
We have John Sterling

Not even AA to Vinny's MLB.

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: JFK69
Posted 2008-08-15 15:04:35 and read 2219 times.

I am the only one who is happy that these bozos are finally broken up?

Mike is a fat pompous ass who berates callers. I hope he is forced to get a co-host cause seriously folks, do you really want to listen to fatboy for 6 hours a day??

And Russo...who is the genius that hired this clown??? He butchers the english language, not so smart on sports, and somehow he gets a radio show for 19 years???

Seeya, and don't let the door hit you on your ass on your way out.

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: STT757
Posted 2008-08-15 16:23:03 and read 2209 times.

"Say something funny Mike".

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: Galapagapop
Posted 2008-08-15 20:32:24 and read 2183 times.

These two were only good at inflating the ego's of certain NY sports fans. They lacked any complete comprehension of any sport, outside NY teams. And even with that they were highly reactionary and very short sighted. Russo was a complete and utter moron with the IQ deserving of serving Big Macs. Couldn't have happened any to a better commentating team.

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: RayChuang
Posted 2008-08-17 13:37:45 and read 2145 times.

Love them or hate them, Mike and the Mad Dog was a major institution in terms of New York City radio. The breakup of this team is truly the end of an era in American radio history.

Frankly, I think sports talk radio is starting to gravitate to something not so "provincial" like this former show; note that ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike in the Morning has done very well in the US Eastern time zone, bolstered especially by its TV simulcast on ESPN2/ESPN2 HD (I believe it's the highest-rated show on WEPN, the radio station owned by ESPN in New York City).

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No Mor
Username: STT757
Posted 2008-08-17 14:02:05 and read 2143 times.

It's a shame because there's a lot to talk about;

1.) Yankees possibly missing the playoffs for the first time in 14 years
2.) Mets playoffs or another collapse
3.) Giants defending Super Bowl Champions
4.) Brett Favre and the Jets

I find Mike Francesca and his "hand wave" very arrogant, but he knows his sh*t. As did Mad Dog, I can see Mad Dog Chris Russo doing well at Sirius with a National audience. Mike is a New York sports analyst through and through. I used to travel around in my car a lot for work, these guys kept me awake on those long drives sitting in traffic across the tri-state area.

WFAN is in trouble, no more Imus, no more Mike and the Mad Dog, and the Mets deal is apparently up soon and they are shopping that around with ESPN radio bidding it's going to be a rough go for the FAN.

Apparently YES will continue to simulcast the now Mike Francessa show until the end of the year, then rumors are that Madison Square Garden Network will broadcast Mike's new show. Apparently the show might even move to the Garden, WFAN is supposed to move to Manhattan from Astoria sometime in late 2009.

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: Jetblueguy22
Posted 2008-08-17 15:07:36 and read 2130 times.

Man WFAN must not be too happy. They lost 2 of their top shows in about a year. I for one don't really care about them "Splitting up" I think sometimes those two would become pretty obnoxious. But they are for sure big in the city.
Blue

Quoting STT757 (Reply 11):
1.) Yankees possibly missing the playoffs for the first time in 14 years

That makes me sad to hear. Right now its looking like they will if they don't get their act together.

Quoting STT757 (Reply 11):
3.) Giants defending Super Bowl Champions

I am still crying after that game. The Pats were so close yet so far away.  Sad

Quoting STT757 (Reply 11):
4.) Brett Favre and the Jets

 hissyfit  Will it please stop! Favre this Favre that. Now he's saying his arm is tired! Then why are you out of retirement!
Blue

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No Mor
Username: STT757
Posted 2008-08-17 15:11:11 and read 2128 times.

Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 12):
That makes me sad to hear. Right now its looking like they will if they don't get their act together.



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 12):
I am still crying after that game. The Pats were so close yet so far away.



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 12):
Will it please stop! Favre this Favre that. Now he's saying his arm is tired! Then why are you out of retirement!

((( Hand Wave )))

Bruce in Bay Side you're on the Fan..

Here are some great moments from Mike and the Mad Dog.





[Edited 2008-08-17 15:19:19]

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: JFK69
Posted 2008-08-17 17:47:28 and read 2114 times.

Count the times he says Joe DiMaggio

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: HuskyAviation
Posted 2008-08-17 18:32:36 and read 2110 times.

I never really cared for this duo while I was growing up, but they were definitely an institution in the tri-state area. I know it's kind of a nitpicky thing, but listening to them talk about golf (especially during the weeks of the 4 majors) made me retch, because they didn't know what the fuck they were talking about.  Angry

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: Srbmod
Posted 2008-08-19 16:52:46 and read 2074 times.

Here's the official announcement:

Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo Joins SIRIUS XM Radio
Russo to headline 'Mad Dog Radio,' new sports talk channel on SIRIUS and XM


Mel Karmazin had been hinting at some joint channels down the road. I just didn't expect the first one to be a sports talk one.

Topic: RE: NY/NJ Sports Fans, Mike And The Mad Dog No More
Username: JFK69
Posted 2008-08-19 17:17:14 and read 2069 times.

Yay.....more San Francisco Giants talk............................yuchhhhh. Mad Dog sucks!!!. He doesn't know squat about half the stuff he talks about and don't me started about hockey.

Why are they paying him so much?? This is why satellite has no money!


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