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Cornerback kerfuffle continues
You’d have thought the radio-active half life of Friday’s Mike Francesa interview with Darrelle Revis would have left it largely dissipated after the Jets played and won another game.
But no. Revis addressed it Sunday and it came up often on WFAN’s morning show Monday, during which co-host Craig Carton criticized Francesa’s “ridiculous’’ line of questioning and alleged “agenda.’’
Carton’s partner Boomer Esiason joined CBS’ Phil Simms and others in agreeing with Revis that his encounter with the Dolphins’ Brandon Marshall Oct. 17 should not have been penalized.
To review the basics: Francesa thought he was being “playful,’’ which was evident in his demeanor on the YES simulcast.
It also was evident Revis – who only could go by what he heard on the phone – was unamused and that Francesa failed to pick up on that.
Whatever. For WFAN it was a bonanza of free publicity and juicy content, including fuel for a rivalry between the station’s two most important shows.
All that really mattered, as Carton said at 6:30 a.m. Monday, was this: “It was great radio.’’