Mike Francesa escalates Michael Kay feud over ratings ‘lie’

Mike Francesa escalates Michael Kay feud over ratings ‘lie’

With five months left in his iconic WFAN profession, Mike Francesa sure is getting caught up in minutiae.

The sports radio icon dedicated a part of his Monday display to take a look at to clarify the scores battle between him and rival host Michael Kay, who last week questioned the recognition and attacked the standard of Francesa’s display. Days after the numbers got here out for the spring months, which reportedly noticed Kay’s ESPN display beat Francesa’s for the month of June (however not the total 3-month length), Francesa wanted his target audience to listen to the “reality” from him.

“you can also have observed some tales that had been fabricated, and that i imply fabricated, that the other sports station come what may beat me within the ratings,” stated Francesa, who lower back to the airwaves Monday after a vacation and didn’t dare deign to make use of Kay’s name, by the use of NJ.com. “As you already know, they never have. They positioned out some knowledge that they received the scores. Well, that is a complete fabrication. I care as a result of this: because it’s just a lie.”

What he seems to consider Kay, or a media outlet, lied approximately is doubtful. Kay surely celebrated his one-month victory on Twitter, saying the fight win and the warfare loss, but his pronouncements jibed with Francesa’s account of the rankings results.

It Is wonderful how some cannot settle for the truth. And the truth isn’t that unhealthy. Mike F beat us for all of the 3 month e-book however we received June.

— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) July 13, 2017

Granted, the ebook is nearer than ever within the history of the matchup — he’s 4th & we are 6th — but we received the final month. First time ever.

— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) July 13, 2017

Francesa, whose 30-year run at WFAN is about to return to an finish on Dec. 15, used to be prepared to point out his show maintained its scores supremacy over Kay’s, completing in fourth and thus spots ahead for the three-month, spring guide (April thru June). Kay’s singular victory within that time-frame wasn’t sufficient to impress the 63-12 months-vintage Francesa.

“They lost the sport FORTY EIGHT-20, and gained the fourth quarter, 10-NINE, and declared victory. It doesn’t work that approach,” Francesa said. “Inform the reality.

Mike Francesa’s scores may be better, however his display can’t… “However to say victory, whilst actually all they did was win the closing portion on what was once a unusual statistical thing, they usually received the June month by means of a tenth of some extent,” he delivered. “Now, I don’t understand if that is the first time they’ve ever won a month ahead of. i have no thought, because we don’t pass via months. We cross by means of books.”

Kay reignited a protracted-status feud closing week whilst he known as his display “quantifiably higher” than Francesa’s. He admitted he was a fan of “Mike and the Mad Canine” — which Francesa and previous co-host Chris Russo celebrated ultimate week with the discharge of ESPN’s 30 for 30 on the show — however that he wasn’t shopping for Francesa’s own WFAN display held a stranglehold on the current rankings.

“one thing that’s angered me is the No. 1 stuff in the ratings that Mike all the time talks about,” Kay instructed NorthJersey.com. “i was informed in radio, turnaround is like turning around a cruise ship. It’s by no means hairpin. Additionally, ratings are bogus. should you watched Leno and Letterman head-to-head, Leno at all times beat him, but Letterman had the simpler display.

“There’s no method that if Mike began nowadays, he would be No. 1 in the market.”

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