agreed 100%. I know mike is pretty bad overall but as BP said, he stirs the pot and gets reactions. I guess I don't really listen to him as much as have him on as background noise- out if his 5 hour show maybe there is a good half hour of material, I can especially laugh at some ridiculous callers.
I'm not an everyday listener, but I'm not going to lie...I do listen to him a couple of days a week, much for the same reason that you and BP do. And to get some Mets/NFL stuff.
Mad Dog really did cover up for a lot of Francesa's ills. Dog is a much better solo listen...I'm not saying Dog didn't have his issues, but Mike's way of making a point is to stammer something out and then repeat it in a slightly different way 10 more times. I remember a pranker asking Mike would it will be like to make the Hall of Fame for Stammerers and Repeaters (or something close to that). Mike then stammered about how he's never stammered in his life. Dog was considerably more articulate and better at expanding on an idea, which is kind of scary when you think about it. He also actually had a sense of humor about himself.
A lot of the reason Mike is a terrible interviewer is because he's too concerned with showing both the interviewee and his audience how much MIKE knows, so very often his guest will start to tell a story that Mike may have heard or have some familiarity with...then here comes Mike to trample all over his guest's recollection with everything HE'S heard or witnessed about the anecdote. It's really a serious form of insecurity: "See? See? I do know stuff, I know lots of stuff! I'm not as clueless as people think I am!" What makes his show kind of entertaining for all of the wrong reasons is that he has no idea what a joke he's become...and what's even funnier (or sadder) is that there's actually people who still think he's great as what he does.
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