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Thursday, August 14th, 2008
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Regardless of what you think of notorious radio personalities Mike Francesa and Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, this is a sad day for New York sports fans and fans of talk radio in general. Like it or not, Mike and Chris were the best in the biz for 18 years, and now, just two weeks shy of its 19th anniversary, their enormously popular and influential “Mike and the Mad Dog” show is at its end.

Newsday’s Neil Best reported earlier this summer that a personal feud between the co-hosts might spell the end of their partnership, however the news became official this evening when WFAN announced that Russo would be leaving the company with Francesa receiving a contract extension and serving as sole host of the show.

According to Best, Russo is expected to move to Sirius Satellite Radio.

Meanwhile, the YES Network’s simulcast of the show tomorrow becomes must-see-TV for yours truly. I wonder, will they waste any time in dumping the …

Team USA rolls over Greece

Team USA is 13-0 in international play since getting upset by Greece in the 2006 World Championships. What was supposed to be the Americans toughest test to date resulted in a 92-69 victory for the Americans over Greece this morning. For the third straight game in Group B play, the U.S. was played tough in first quarter and only had a four point lead after one. However, they went on a 24-10 run with six minutes left in the first half. Team USA outscored Greece 31-16 in the second quarter, which set the tone for the rest of the game. The Americans’ superior athleticism and long-armed defenders are setting the tone by blocking shots and getting steals.  In their two previous victories against China and Angola they only managed a combined 36% shoooting. These facets of the game are giving the U.S. numerous fast breaks, where they are head and shoulders above their …

Yankees Rumors & News

Saw something in the Yankee game yesterday that I hadn’t seen in a long time: Both middle infielders attempting to cover the bag on a routine stolen base. Now I know Wilson Betemit doesn’t play a whole lot of shortstop, but even so, he should know the signs by now, shouldn’t he? My friend Dino tells me that Richie Sexson missed a sign the other day as well. Hey, it happens. But it’s happening too much lately for Joe Girardi’s Yankees.

Underline that last part, because these aren’t your big brother’s Yankees. These aren’t Joe Torre’s Yankees. These are Hank Steinbrenner’s Yankees, and in case you missed it, he’s already laid out a comfy mattress in case his new manager gets knocked to the canvas. We’ll get ’em next year, tiger.

Torre, meanwhile, is laughing all the way to the postseason.

By the way, one could argue that the Marlins are having a better season in ’08 with an …

Hot Stove Brett Favre Quiz Answers

Jets Rumors & News

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.
1. Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, MS, but grew up in Kiln, MS.
2. He went to college at Southern Mississippi.
3. Favre was taken in the second round, with the 33rd overall pick, by the Atlanta Falcons.
4. Jerry Glanville was the Falcons coach who didn’t want to draft Favre and said he would never play him.
5. Favre’s first-ever pass for the Falcons was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.
6. He led the league in touchdowns four times: 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2003.
7. He played in four NFC Championship games: 1995 (lost to Dallas), 1996 (beat Carolina), 1997 (beat San Francisco) and …

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