Now that Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa has raised the possibility of delaying his December departure from WFAN, what will it take to get him to stay? During his Thursday sermon, His Holiness told the unwashed masses he informed WFAN’s “staff” that “I would not turn my back on the station if I thought it was in trouble.” Coincidentally (tee, hee), Francesa had already leaked this line out in published reports. With uncharacteristic humility, the pontiff is setting the stage to play savior.
The suits running ESPN-98.7 are licking their chops watching WFAN up against the ropes like a radio version of some tomato can. While there have been months of uncertainty in afternoon drive over who will succeed Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa, if he actually does leave FAN in December, the station now faces another major quandary after morning Gasbag Craig Carton was arrested Wednesday by the FBI on charges he duped investors out of millions to cover his gambling debts.
Could Craig Carton’s arrest and uncertain future at WFAN cause Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa to push back his December 15 retirement date from the station? For no one, not even Carton, can deny the fact he has put the suits from WFAN and CBS Radio (it owns FAN), the people who gave him the biggest break of his career, in an awful spot. His arrest conning investors out of $5.6 million could not come at a worse time for both companies.
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