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Will Lidle's death make Francesa less of a jerk?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Almost as weak as 9/11, when they all but made callers pledge allegiance to the flag.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Who recalls when after Parcells was hired by the Jets Francesa said he was turning over a new leaf in how he treated people. He claimed an epiphany based how he had treated Leon Hess. For years he had called Hess a clown who did not know what he was doing. Then he met Hess and realized he was a good man.

    I'd say Francesa's new leaf lasted about 3 weeks.
  3. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    That's because he and Parcells are bosom buddies. And both have ample ones at that. :)
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    "Dog I can't tell you who told me but it looks like he blew the turn" " I know more but can't say yet"
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Talk radio in New York isn't something I give any thought to, but I actually agreed with Francesa on something he said in the midst of his "feeling sad."

    He said you can't interview a guy with the idea that he has two days to live. It doesn't work that way.

    If you believe in sports talk radio, the confrontational back and forth is part of the deal -- especially on a show like this.

    Feeling bad because the guy's in a plane crash two days later is natural, but beyond that, it really shouldn't change his approach.

    If he feels badly, he should also feel badly about all the people he has done this to who are still alive -- and then change his approach to the show, or get out altogether.
  6. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    I still think there's a place for civility and decorum. Asking the tough questions you have to ask, but doing so in a non-condescending way. Having respect for the person to whom you are talking, instead of treating that person like he knows not what he talks of even though he has more expertise in that given subject.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Francesa only beats up guys he knows he can beat up. He sucks up to anyone that has the juice to just never go on show again, if he ruffs them up.

    What little respect that I had for Francesa was lost during the whole Parcells / NY Jet era.
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    yup. the manner in which the fat man and angry puppy speak to some of their "guests" is totally uncalled for. you can ask tough questions without yelling, screaming or being sarcastically rude. these guy cross the line way too often.
  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    In life, sure. But that isn't their schtick.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Program Alert - Francessa and Dog are on right now kissin' Charlie Weiss's ample ASS . Weiss is humping a book so its smiles all around.

    No hard questions today.
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