Sport New York radio personality Mike Francesa joining Twitter is both sad and amazing

20:30  17 may  2018
20:30  17 may  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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The radio war between Chris Russo, Mike Francesa and the ones they left behind continued Just before the sendoff of their reunion Wednesday, with Francesa joining Russo on MLB ESPN New York ’s “ Michael Kay Show” rallied in the month of February to beat Mike Francesa ’s WFAN

That username serves as an homage to the clip’s subject – veteran New York sportstalk radio broadcaster Mike Francesa . Francesa believes Twitter is the enemy of reason and pragmatism. If there is a media outlet that attracts more of Francesa ’s vitriol than YouTube, it is Twitter .

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There's some big news coming out of the New York media universe:

That's right: WFAN host Mike Francesa will be joining Twitter this week.

This comes after years of him ripping social media and swearing he'll never do it - from The Daily News in 2012:

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On Friday, Mike Francesa , New Yawk's Numbah One sports radio personality for the last 30 years, will air his final show from 1 to 6:30 p.m. ET on WFAN Sports Radio 660 AM (and 101.9 FM). Amazing .

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"You're never going to catch me tweeting, I promise you," the WFAN host said during an uninformed rant against the ultra-popular service back in March. "If I do, you've got a scoop. It'll never happen."

There's something really sad about this development. It's the end of an era of sorts for the fake Mike Francesa accounts, who so thoroughly entertained fans and listeners for years by tweeting in Francesa's heavy NEW YAWK accent, which resulted in stuff like this:

It's not like those accounts will suddenly disappear on Friday. But they're so much more entertaining than what Francesa might type out on Twitter, particularly because Francesa said he doesn't have time to reply to everyone who reaches out on there. So I'm hoping that having the real Francesa on social media doesn't make the fake accounts take a step back.

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From 1989-2008, Mike Francesa and Chris Russo dominated the New York sports talk radio scene. Relatively unknown in 1989, the two radio personalities forcibly lodged themselves in the New York sports fans' consciousness, as only two boys from Long Island could.

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At the same time, it's going to be amazing - we're going to watch in real time how he wraps his head around this phenomenon that he's years too late in joining. Will his head explode when he sees an Odell Beckham Jr. tweet that he thinks proves the wideout is a distraction? Will he accidentally tweet something that was supposed to be a direct message? I'm excited for the moment he tweets a hot take during the NBA Finals and gets hundreds of angry responses, then talks about how this is why he never wanted to join "Twittah" to begin with.

Who knows? Maybe that's more fodder for the faux Francesas, and it gets really meta and weird. That would probably be the best outcome.

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