Mike Francesa does not want to do a one-man show
Now that Mike Francesa has had his say looking back at his breakup with Chris Russo, the big remaining question is when he will get around to naming a new sidekick, and who it will be.
Click below for his thoughts on why he still is committed to adding a voice or voices to the show, a process that has taken far longer than he originally thought.Im not looking to recreate Mike and the Mad Dog. Im not looking for someone to be 50 percent of the program like Dog was. Thats not what Im looking for because I dont think I can duplicate that, and Im not trying to. If I fell into that would I take it? Yes. Do I have a problem sharing the show? No. I dont have a problem sharing the show. I dont think thats logical or possible, so Im looking for someone who has a lesser role that maybe grows into something over the years.
But do I want to do a one-man show? No, I dont think what we do at WFAN here in the afternoon plays to that. Dog has a different thing. He also has a great relationship with [update man] Steve Torre who hes close to who he can use as his other guy. And he has a different idea of what he wants to do than I do. Plus Im under restrictions here for when Im not here that are very important . . . I havent taken a day off yet since this happened, not one time. And thats a big issue.