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Yankee talk puts Mike Francesa to sleep on air

Sep 12, 2012, 12:49 PM EDT

Watch WFAN’s Mike Francesa doze off in the middle of a Sweeny Murti soliloquy. Be sure to stick around for his befuddled reaction upon waking up.

  1. frenchysplatediscipline - Sep 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    that. was. awesome.

    God I had that feeling a few times in English class my freshman semester (stupid 8:30 as classes).

    The best part is when you awake with a start and the whole class is looking at you and snickering…

    • cur68 - Sep 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM

      I used to snore. It was awful. I actually kind of felt sorry for this Mike Francesa person. He looked so lost there, so utterly adrift.

      • frenchysplatediscipline - Sep 12, 2012 at 1:13 PM

        Yeah – snoring would be worse. Especially if it is accompanied by a drool puddle.

      • kiwicricket - Sep 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM

        I once did the snort when I woke up.
        10yrs later, I am still called ‘piglet’ by people.

    • Old Gator - Sep 12, 2012 at 3:53 PM

      Cur, take it from someone who endured him regularly for many years: there is no reason why anyone should feel sorry about Mike Francesa making a fool of himself. Crack open a brew, kick back and enjoy it. You conscience needn’t get involved.

      • cur68 - Sep 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM

        I’ve come across him mentioned once or twice here on HBT: he never comes off well. I’m more feeling the pain of days gone by. That snoring was pretty bad I’m told.

  2. kiwicricket - Sep 12, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    There is a human named ‘Sweeny Murti’ ?

    • kevinleaptrot - Sep 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      I think I ordered some of that the last time I was in an Indian restaurant.

    • manute - Sep 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      Indian-American guy has hilarious name hahahaha.

      • Old Gator - Sep 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM

        Isn’t he on that unbearably stupid TV show about the parks department bureaucrats?

  3. ch0psuey - Sep 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Any and all Yankees talk puts me to sleep as well

  4. butchhuskey - Sep 12, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    I love how he whispers, “We’re on the air?” after waking up – he totally forgot where he was after falling asleep for a minute

  5. lazlosother - Sep 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Unfortunately it mirrors the way the the Yanks have approached the stretch drive. I can picture them waking up now – “Who? The Orioles? Did What? Oh @#*^&%#*(!.”

  6. willclarkgameface - Sep 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Let’s just be honest: the only thing more pointless than sports talk radio is watching paint dry.

    I love the fact that SO many people take this shit SO fucking seriously and all it really is is a bunch of dopes sitting around pontificating about what MIGHT happen.

    And yeah, I get sucked in because I like conversation, but wow. This was absolutely classic and I’m very happy that it happened on the Yankees flagship.

    Hey writers – on TV YOU ARE BORING! Get a clue!

    • stlouis1baseball - Sep 12, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      Admittedly…you have a great point. But I would add that watching paint dry isn’t nearly as pointless.
      After all…at least you know when it is safe to touch.

      • Old Gator - Sep 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM

        I love watching paint dry – as the moist spots shrink, fragment, draw themselves in around the peripheries forming wonderful fractal patterns as they contract and vanish. I also love watching convection currents through the glass when you pour nonfat half-and-half into iced coffee – and, of course, I love watching an ice cube dissolve in a cup of hot liquid. Another thing I love is inserting one of those long telescoping surgical tubes into the ground so I can watch earthworms tunneling along. I love watching Harvey Keitel flip slowly through his photo albums in Smoke – slow down or you’ll never get it, he advises, and who’s going to argue with Harvey, eh? And best of all, I enjoy watching mountains erode in the rain. People just don’t know how to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life anymore.

      • cur68 - Sep 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM

        “watching mountains erode in the rain”??? Just how old of a gator ARE you?

      • Old Gator - Sep 12, 2012 at 10:54 PM

      • cur68 - Sep 13, 2012 at 1:03 AM

        Damn. That’s old. Part of the fossil record, eh? Did you get that T-Rex you were going for?

      • Old Gator - Sep 13, 2012 at 5:03 AM

        Urrrrpppp. ‘Scuse me.

  7. bigharold - Sep 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    I guess turn about is fair play. Francesa has been putting me to sleep for years.

  8. stlouis1baseball - Sep 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I am with you Harold. That guy has irritated me since his Big East Basketball days.

  9. moogro - Sep 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    That’s me whenever I here entitled predictions of sports teams, especially Yankees.

  10. bbil2012 - Sep 12, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Quick! Somebody wave a cheeseburger under his nose!

  11. randygnyc - Sep 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    I don’t get all the hate for Mike. He’s got an amazing mind for sports. Yesterday he was asked about the football giants losing their first game during the1990 Super Bowl season. He knew who they played, that they lost and the score. In fact, he knew all the games. He’s got a freakishly amazing mind. I’d say photographic memory. Maybe a savant.

    • sharpie147 - Sep 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

      Or possibly just Google and a good internet connection……

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 12, 2012 at 8:54 PM

      He’s got a freakishly amazing mind. I’d say photographic memory. Maybe a savant.

      Yeah, a photographic memory. Like when the Tigers were playing the Yanks, and this phone call happens:

      If you are being sarcastic, I apologize.

  12. bbk1000 - Sep 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Haha, Mike probably had a big starchy lunch…

    He really needs a co-host….

  13. randygnyc - Sep 12, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Cute sharpie- except his radio show is televised, daily. He does things like this regularly, without looking at notes, screens or books. That’s why video exists of him sleeping on air, lol.

  14. randygnyc - Sep 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    No, I wasn’t. Sure, he makes some mistakes. Heck, he’s on the radio 6 hours every day, dealing in every major sport. But his memory recall can go back 30 years in some instances. I watch a few hours every day and he’s always able to recall some truly amazing things. Hell give you the stats of every player on the 62 yanks, for instance. I’ve seen him recall the outcomes of all the offensive drives of an obscure football game played 10 years ago. There’s a reason he’s the top sports radio guy in the country.

  15. bbk1000 - Sep 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Mike has been getting prank calls today, mostly teasing though, and he just responded with something like this….

    “I’m still going to be here tomorrow, the next day, the next day and get paid a fortune to sit here and do this”

    Then right afterwards he calls Cutler a baby….this guy is a joke…and a baby….

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