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Mike Francesa knows sports, and he's back to give his unfiltered takes on the biggest teams and biggest names in sports. Yankees, Giants, Jets, Mets, Knicks and more, Mike comes straight at the biggest sports stories. Subscribe today and never miss a minute of The Mike Francesa Podcast!

Episode Date
Mike Offers an Early Super Bowl Preview & Responds to Your Emails
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Mike Francesa says that although the Eagles are favored, the Chiefs probably have more at stake in this weekend's Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid simply cannot take these kinds of playoff runs for granted. Mike also responds to your emails.

Feb 06, 2023
Mike on Brady's Retirement & First Take Experience, Plus He Responds to Your Emails
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On this episode, Mike Francesa reacts to Tom Brady's retirement, thanks the folks at "First Take," and takes emails on Mike and the Mad Dog, the NFL refs, the expectations of the Giants in 2023, and St. John's basketball.

Feb 02, 2023
Mike Francesa Responds to Your Emails on the Jets Stadium, MLB Hall of Fame & More
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In this episode, Mike Francesa dives into listener emails. You'll hear his thoughts on the Jets stadium situation, the Baseball Hall of Fame, Super Bowl trivia, former WFAN colleagues, and much more. Mike also preps for his appearance on ESPN's "First Take" tomorrow, where he'll join Mad Dog and Stephen A. to talk about hot sports topics.

Jan 31, 2023
Instant Reaction to the NFC/AFC Championship Games & Brutal Officiating
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Mike Francesa reacts to the victories by Kansas City and Philadelphia in the Championship games. The officiating really controlled the end of the KC-Cincinnati game, while SF had no chance once Brock Purdy was knocked out of the game.

Jan 30, 2023
Francesa Football Friday for Conference Championship Weekend
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Mike Francesa previews NFL Conference Championship Weekend. On the NFC side, you’ll hear his thoughts on the 49ers-Eagles game and whether Brock Purdy can stare down Jalen Hurts. And in the AFC Championship, a banged-up Mahomes finds himself as an underdog to the surging Cincinnati Bengals and Joe Burrow, who is two wins from greatness. Mike also responds to your emails.

Jan 27, 2023
Mike Responds to your Emails about First Take, Montana v Brady, Travis Kelce & More
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Mike Francesa confirms that he'll appear on ESPN's First Take. He also answers your emails on a wide range of topics, including Joe Burrow, Mets offensive moves in the offseason,  top coaches in the NFL, and much more.

Jan 24, 2023
Reaction to Sunday's Division Games as Buffalo is Sent Packing
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Mike Francesa reacts to Sunday's Divisional games that saw the Buffalo Bills existing the NFL playoffs. Joe Burrow may be the best quarterback in the league. San Francisco put the Dallas Cowboys into the grinder and ran them into the ground. Mike takes a look at these games and a look ahead to next week's championship games.

Jan 23, 2023
The Giants Go Out with a Whimper - Mike's Instant Reaction
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Mike Francesa reacts to the Giants being outclassed by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants had no answer for the Eagles all night and were getting beat in all aspects. 

Jan 22, 2023
Francesa Football Friday for Divisional Weekend
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Mike Francesa previews each game of the NFL Divisional Round. The banged-up Eagles are favored against the Giants, but Daniel Jones' running ability poses a threat to Philly's Super Bowl hopes. Trevor Lawrence could take the "express elevator" to NFL stardom if the Jags could find a way to knock off the Chiefs. Plus, thoughts on Bills v Bengals and Sunday's finale between the 49ers and Cowboys.

Jan 20, 2023
Steve Serby Joins the Show for a Deep Dive on Giants-Eagles
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Mike Francesa welcomes Steve Serby from the NY Post to the show to take an in-depth look at the Giants-Eagles matchup this weekend.  Will the game be a slugfest or will the Eagles run away with it all?

Jan 19, 2023
Mike Responds to Your Emails on the Giants, Yankees, Josh Allen & More
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In this all-email episode, Mike Francesa responds to your burning questions about the sports world. You’ll hear his takes on the NFL Divisional round and why Don Martinale deserves a raise. Plus, he says the Yankees are failing to keep up with the Astros, and the Bills must cut back on reckless mistakes or be eliminated this weekend.


Jan 18, 2023
Instant Reaction: Cowboys Dismantle Brady's Bucs
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Mike Francesa breaks down the Cowboys-Buccaneers Wild Card matchup. Is Tom Brady done in Tampa? Mike also takes a first look at next weekend's matchups.

Jan 17, 2023
Instant Reaction to the Giants Beating the Vikings in the Wild Card Matchup
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Mike Francesa reacts to the Giants victory over the Vikings. Although people thought the Giants could win, this was a sterling performance by the Giants, especially Daniel Jones. The Giants showed they are not going to be a pushover against the Eagles.

Jan 16, 2023
Wild Card Saturday Instant Reaction
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Mike Francesa reacts to the shocking victory by the Jacksonville Jaguars & breaks down the 49ers win. The officiating in the Jaguars-Chargers game was horrid, but you have to give Trevor Lawrence credit from bouncing back from a brutal first half. Will Los Angeles keep Brandon Staley as coach after this loss?

Jan 15, 2023
Francesa Football Friday for Wild Card Weekend
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It's Wild Card Weekend, and Mike Francesa previews each game, including the rematch of the Vikings and Giants. Do major underdogs Seattle & Baltimore stand a chance? Despite Tampa's losing record, are they peaking at the right time to beat the Cowboys?

Jan 13, 2023
Talking NFL Playoffs with Mark Schlereth & Listener Emails
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Mike Francesa talks NFL Wild Card matchups with Mark Schlereth. Stink was broadcasting the game for FOX when the Giants lost at Minnesota and has a first-hand perspective on the rematch. Mike also reads listener emails.

Jan 13, 2023
The Coaching Carousel Goes Around, NFL recaps & Your Emails
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Where will Sean Payton go? Will it be back to New Orleans? Should the Jets make a change? Mike Francesa looks at coaching carousel & more recaps from the end of the NFL season.  Mike also takes an early look at the playoffs, talks the Carlos Correa circus and answers your emails.

Jan 10, 2023
Instant Reaction to Week 18 & Mike's Early Thoughts on the Wild Card Round
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Mike Francesa breaks down the Week 18 early & afternoon games, including the Jets & Giants failing to play spoilers. Will the Giants get revenge on the Vikings in Minnesota and grab a playoff win? Can Jacksonville win a playoff game with their youth with its home game against the Chargers? 

Jan 09, 2023
Francesa Football Friday - Week 18
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Mike previews NFL Week 18 and analyzes the biggest matchups of the final weekend of regular-season pro football action. Damar Hamlin continues to improve, but the aftermath of MNF continues to reverberate throughout the league. Plus, given the low stakes of their respective games, how hard will the Giants and Jets play this weekend?

Jan 06, 2023
The Repercussions of the Damar Hamlin Incident & the Giants' Week 18 Quandary
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Mike Francesa starts the new year with some thoughts on the Damar Hamlin incident and its repercussions and the NY Giants week 18 game against the Eagles. Mike also catches up with your emails.

Jan 06, 2023
College Football Playoff Preview, MLB Free Agency & Your Emails
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Mike Francesa weighs in on the College Football Playoff, baseball free agency, and Carlos Correa. He also responds to your emails and offers his version of a sports fan's bucket list.


Dec 30, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 17
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Mike previews Thursday Night Football and recaps the fall of the Tennessee Titans. The Giants will take on the woeful Colts with plenty on the line -- after a hot start, NY has yet to secure a playoff spot. And Jets fans are placing all their hopes on Mike White's return against the Seahawks. Mike also responds to your emails.

Dec 29, 2022
61-Yard FG has the Giants Feeling Minnesota
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Mike Francesa breaks down the Christmas Eve loss for the Giants against the Vikings. After Saquon Barkley ran for a game-tying touchdown, the Vikings escaped the Giants blitz and got into a position to kick a last-second, 61-yard field goal. This game had just about everything, as Mike explains. Mike also gives his take on the games around the league.

Dec 25, 2022
Instant Reaction to Jets Loss to Jaguars: Wilson Drives Jets Right into the Wall
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Mike Francesa gives his reaction to the Jets home debacle against Jacksonville. The Jets have taken a feel-good story and a playoff-contenting team, and destroyed the season. 

Dec 23, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 16
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Mike previews Thursday Night Football and analyzes what's at stake versus the Jaguars. He argues that Joe Flacco – not Zach Wilson – should start at QB. The Giants take on the Vikings and “are gonna make the playoffs,” he says, and should win more games before the end of the regular season. Plus, more NFL Week 16 storylines.

Dec 22, 2022
Carlos Correa is a Met, Franco Harris Passes & Listener Emails
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Mike Francesa looks at the surprise Carlos Correa signing and what the Mets infield should look like. Mike answers listener emails & touches on the Franco Harris passing.

Dec 21, 2022
Giants Survive against Washington, Hold Keys to the Playoffs
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Mike looks back at last night's thrilling game against the Commanders, which probably locked up a playoff spot for the Giants. Whether or no they're a playoff team is less important than the progress they've made. Kayvon Thibodeaux made the play of the year. Mike also talks about the worst play he's ever seen, courtesy of the Patriots.

Dec 19, 2022
Instant Reaction to Jets Critical Loss to the Lions
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Mike Francesa breaks down the Jets-Lions matchup that ended up with a critical loss for the Jets. Zach Wilson's stats looked good, but Mike thinks he showed he doesn't know how to play the position. He was, in a word, terrible. The Jets almost pulled it out after a critical coaching blunder by Dan Campbell. The Jets defense played an excellent game again, but bottom line is Jets are 7-7 with three games to go.

Dec 18, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 15
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Mike recaps Thursday Night Football and says the 49ers are “just getting started” after cruising past the Seahawks. The Giants caught a break with Seattle's loss but have work to do to make the playoffs. And the Jets – who “have arrived” as a playoff contender, will take on the resurgent Lions on Sunday with Zach Wilson taking over for the injured Mike White. Steve Serby from the NY Post joins the show to talk NFL Week 15.

Mike also responds to your emails.

Dec 16, 2022
Mike Responds To Your Emails on First Take Rumors, Jim Harbaugh, Bad NFL Games & More!
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On this episode of the Mike Francesa Podcast, Mike responds to your emails. You'll hear his takes on Mad Dog & First Take rumors, Jim Harbaugh's NFL ambitions, Daniel Jones' contract, Mike White, bad NFL games, and much more.

Dec 13, 2022
Mike's Instant Reaction to Jets, Giants Falling to the Best in the League
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Mike Francesa gives his first thoughts on today's big games between NY Giants & Philadelphia and NY Jets & Buffalo. Mike says the Jets are a legitimate playoff team. The Giants are looking for answers with rough waters ahead. Are there any more games left for them to steal? Bengals have played their way to become a legitimate threat in the AFC. The sloppy, ugly Cowboys keep winning. The Lions upend Minnesota despite a marquee Justin Jefferson performance. Trevor Lawrence is being a star in front of your eyes. The red-hot 49ers are a Super Bowl threat, and they look Purdy good. 

Dec 12, 2022
Joe Namath on the Jets, His Career, and Today's NFL
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Mike Francesa interviews Jets legend and Hall of Famer Joe Namath about life, his NFL experiences, and his passion for the NY Jets. The Super Bowl winning quarterback gives his take on current NY quarterbacks Mike White, Zach Wilson & Daniel Jones. 

Dec 09, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 14
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On this episode of Francesa Football Friday, Mike recaps the “unbelievably bad coaching” that surfaced in Raiders v Rams on TNF and Bucs v Saints on Monday. Baker Mayfield led a remarkable rally, but poor Raiders coaching helped complete Las Vegas’ meltdown. Next up in Week 14, Giants v Eagles is a tough matchup as Jalen Hurts and Co. have all the momentum. And the Jets are 10-point underdogs to Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.

Dec 09, 2022
Mike Francesa Reacts: Aaron Judge Returns to Yankees
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Aaron Judge & the Yankees have agreed on a 9-year, $360M contract that keeps the superstar in NY. Mike Francesa says that it's a "bad contract," but the status quo has been maintained. With Judge onboard, the Yankees still have a lot of work to do to get back to the World Series.

Dec 07, 2022
Waiting on Judge, but deGrom & Verlander Find New Homes
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While the wait is on for Aaron Judge's landing spot, Mike Francesa reacts to the recent moves that landed Jacob deGrom in Texas and Justin Verlander in Queens.

Dec 07, 2022
Instant Reaction to the Giants Tie, Jets Road Loss
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Mike Francesa reacts to the Giants tie against Washington & the Jets loss on the road at Minnesota. The Jets showed they can compete against the top teams, but they need to clean up some gameplay to get over the hump. The Giants looked out of sorts early on, but when the defense stiffened, the Giants nearly pulled off a win.  Overall, it was a frustrating tie that should have been a win. Mike looks at the other Sunday games as well, including the Eagles win over Tennessee. Eagles come to NY next to play the Giants.

Dec 05, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 13
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As the league enters the home stretch, Mike reviews NFL Week 13 storylines and playoff scenarios. It's a huge game for the Giants -- they have lost three of the past four and now face a determined Commanders squad. In Minneapolis, Mike White and the Jets take on the 9-2 Vikings. Mike also responds to your emails.

Dec 02, 2022
Mike Francesa Responds to Your Emails on Jets, Giants, Aaron Judge and More!
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On this episode, Mike breaks down NFL Week 13 storylines and answers your emails. You'll hear his takes on Aaron Judge's contract, Daniel Jones' future, Opie & Anthony, and much more. And he says that NFL defenses simply cannot allow QBs to continue running all over the field. 

Nov 30, 2022
Mike Talks United States v Iran World Cup Action & NFL Week 13 Drama
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In this episode, Mike Francesa talks United States v Iran in a captivating World Cup match. Mike Leboff from Action Network breaks down the stakes and odds for the US men's squad, which must beat Iran to advance. Plus, updates on NFL Week 13 storylines, including critical matchups like Bills v Patriots, Chiefs v Bengals, Jets v Vikings, Giants v Commanders, and more.

Nov 29, 2022
NY Jets & Mike White Dominate the Bears
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Mike Francesa reacts to the Jets blowout win against the Chicago Bears. Mike White throws for 3 TD and over 300 years in the statement victory for the Jets. Mike also takes a look at more early games around the league.


Nov 28, 2022
Thanksgiving Games Reaction, Zach Wilson & Ohio St.-Michigan
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Mike Francesa looks back to the Thanksgiving games & evaluates the Giants performance. Mike also answer your email & discusses the Jets QB situation.

Nov 25, 2022
Francesa Football Friday (on a Wednesday) - Week 12
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On this episode, Mike Francesa shares Thanksgiving memories of John Madden and previews NFL Week 12 matchups. The huge Giants v Cowboys clash is important for both teams -- Mike says the Giants will need at least 200 rushing yards to win.

And the Jets have officially benched Zach Wilson for Mike White, almost certainly due to Wilson’s post-game comments on Sunday. Can White step up?

Nov 23, 2022
Mike Francesa says Zach Wilson must overcome all doubters & reads your emails
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Mike Francesa digs into the Giants' and Jet's QB issues. Both Daniel Jones and Zach Wilson must do more to keep their starting jobs, and Wilson in particular runs the risk of dividing the team locker room.  He also responds to your emails.

Nov 22, 2022
Instant Reaction to a Rough Day for the Giants & Jets
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Mike Francesa looks at two stinging losses in New York football. The Giants were blown out by the Lions at home; The Jets take a tough loss at New England on a last-minute punt return for a touchdown. Mike looks at other games from the Sunday slate as well.

Nov 21, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 11
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This week, the NY Jets have an enormous game against the Patriots – can they finally go toe-to-toe with Bill Belichick’s squad? The Giants cannot overlook the scrappy Lions, who’ve recently shown fight. And after a sloppy game that cost them an undefeated season, the Eagles take on the rollercoaster Colts.

Nov 18, 2022
Prove it: This Sunday, Jets Must Finally Beat The Patriots
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This weekend, Mike says that the Jets must clear a mental hurdle and prove that they’ve truly turned the team around. To do that, they have to defeat their archnemesis – Bill Belichick and his Patriots. Mike also responds to your emails about the Yankees, Giants, NFL trends, and much more.

Nov 15, 2022
Instant Reaction to the Giants Winning Despite Missed Opportunities
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Mike Francesa reacts the Giants taking care of business against Houston. Mike also talks about the wild Bills-Vikings game, and Josh Allen's turnover problems. Dallas blows a two score lead at Green Bay to give Aaron Rodgers new life. Matt Ryan makes a surprise appearance under center in a Colts victory against Vegas.

Nov 14, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 10
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Mike Francesa says the Giants' running game will thrash the Texans’ poor rushing defense this weekend. Other key storylines include Geno Smith vs. Tom Brady in Germany, and the Vikings taking on a battered Josh Allen and the Bills. Plus, are you ready for some “bizarro” football between the dysfunctional Colts and the head-scratching Raiders?

Nov 11, 2022
Mike on MLB Free Agency, Josh Allen's Injury and Your Emails
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Mike Francesa speculates about MLB free agency moves for the Yankees & Mets. And to the relief of Bills fans everywhere, the Josh Allen injury appears to be minor. He also responds to your emails.

Nov 09, 2022
Mike answers your emails on the Yankees, midterm elections, Zach Wilson and more
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Mike Francesa weighs in with his thoughts as a new college basketball season begins. He answers listener emails on the midterm elections, Zack Wilson, Nets drama, and the Yankees' roster. And despite his struggles this season, Mike says that Aaron Rodgers is still easily a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

Nov 08, 2022
Reaction to Jets Win Over Bills and NFL Sunday Recap
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On this episode, Mike Francesa breaks down another big win for the Jets. He also takes a look around the league on a loaded Sunday of NFL action.

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Nov 07, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 9
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Join Mike Francesa as he breaks down NFL Week 9 matchups on Francesa Football Friday. The Jets, he says, have no chance against the Bills this Sunday, especially if Zach Wilson doesn't start playing better. Plus, thoughts on the World Series battle between the Astros and Phillies and responses to your emails.

Nov 04, 2022
2022 Breeders' Cup Preview & Predictions with Brad Thomas
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On this episode, Mike Francesa and Brad Thomas break down the races of this weekend's Breeders Cup World Championship. You'll hear predictions and analysis for the biggest races, including the Breeders' Cup Classic, which features $6 million in prize money. 

Nov 03, 2022
Mike Francesa responds to your emails - Delayed World Series, Saquon Barkley, and more
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With World Series Game 3 postponed by rain, Mike digs into his email inbox and responds to your emails. He touches on the evolution of sports betting, Aaron Judge's contact, and much more.

Nov 01, 2022
Instant reaction to Giants & Jets Week 8
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Mike Francesa looks at the two losses for the New York teams and more from around the league.

Oct 30, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 8
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Join Mike Francesa as he breaks down NFL Week 8 matchups on Francesa Football Friday. Plus, former NFL WR Brandon Stokley joins the show to discuss NFL trends, including the struggles of NFL legends like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Matt Ryan.

Oct 28, 2022
2022 World Series Preview with Bobby Valentine
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Mike Francesa and Bobby Valentine recap the 2022 MLB Playoffs and preview the World Series between the Phillies and Astros. Can the underdog Phillies really compete with this killer Astros team? Plus, Mike answers your emails -- are Yankees fans really "spoiled"?

Oct 27, 2022
The Aftermath: Mike Answers Emails After Yankees Eliminated From 2022 Playoffs
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Mike Francesa says the Yankees need to "clean house" after getting swept by the Astros. What sort of changes are in store for the Bronx Bombers as the offseason approaches?

Oct 25, 2022
Instant reaction to the Astros Sweeping the Yankees - Crash & Burn
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Mike Francesa reacts to the Yankees elimination from the ALCS. The Bronx Bombers crashed and burned, but what comes next? The Yankees have been building toward this moment, and they weren't even close to competing with the Astros.

Oct 24, 2022
Instant reaction to the Jets victory at Mile High against Denver
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Mike Francesa gives his instant reaction to the big Jets win on the road in Denver. Jets are riding a streak. How long will this one last?

Oct 23, 2022
Mike Francesa Podcast - Instant Reaction to yet another Giants victory
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Mike Francesa is back to break down another successful Sunday for the New York Football Giants. The Giants moved to 6-1 on the season after a nerve wracking 23-17 victory over Jacksonville. New York has now won four in a row - how long will this winning streak last? 

Oct 23, 2022
Mike Francesa Instant Reaction to ALCS Game 3: A 5-0 Embarrassment
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Mike Francesa warned Yankees fans about the Astros, and they showed up to play. Cristian Javier worked the Yanks, but ultimately, the Yanks worked themselves. This series, the Yankees have struck out on 41.8% of their at-bats and can't hit a little.

Oct 23, 2022
Francesa Football Friday - Week 7
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Join Mike Francesa as he takes a look at the weekend football slate in Francesa Football Friday. Chiefs go on the road to the 49ers who just picked up Christian McCaffrey. Giants try to defend their record against Jacksonville on the road. Jets have a chance to come away with  a big road win in Dever.

Oct 21, 2022
Astros Power Past Yankees in Game 2 - Mike's Instant Reaction
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Mike Francesa reacts to the Yankees Game 2 ALCS loss in Houston to the Astros. The Mike Judge homer that almost was and the Alex Bregman HR that definitely cashed bookended this clash of the 2022 baseball titans. Back in the Bronx, Yanks need to win early to get back in the series. 

Oct 21, 2022
Mike Francesa Instant Reaction to Yankees Game 1 Loss to Houston
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Mike Francesa reacts to the ALCS Game 1 where Jameson Taillon gave a solid 5 innings, but the bullpen couldn't keep the ball in the park. The Astros only struck out twice, and the Yankees struck out 17 times. Mike takes a look at some of the positive takeaways from the opening game.

Oct 20, 2022
Survive & Advance: Mike Reacts to Yankees Winning Game 5 over Cleveland
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Mike Francesa breaks down Game 5, from Giancarlo Stanton's opening blast to the bullpen's final pitch. 

Oct 18, 2022
Mike Responds to Your Emails on the NY Giants, Bob Costas, and Much More
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With Game 5 between the Yankees and Guardians postponed until this afternoon, Mike Francesa digs into his email inbox. You'll hear his thoughts on the NY Giants, Dan Snyder, WFAN vs. podcasting, Bob Costas' play-by-play work, and much more.

Oct 18, 2022
Bader, Cole, Yankees Complete NY Sunday Trifecta, Beat Cleveland to Force Game 5 at Yankee Stadium
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Mike Francesa breaks down the pivotal Yankees game 4 win against Cleveland that will take the series back to Yankee Stadium. Gerrit Cole pitched through the 7th, and Harrison Bader hit his third HR of the series to send the matchup back to New York.

Oct 17, 2022
Reactions to NFL Week 6 - NY Giants and NY Jets Both Victorious
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Mike Francesa breaks down NFL Week 6 action, including the Giants' victory over the Baltimore Ravens -- despite generating little offense. Plus, the Jets handily beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. How long can New York teams ride their winning streaks?

Oct 17, 2022
Mike Francesa's Instant Reaction to Yankees Devastating Game 3 Loss to Cleveland
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Mike Francesa gives his instant reaction to the devastating turn of events for the Yankees in Cleveland. Oscar Gonzalez & the Yankees bullpen continue to be the story of the series.

Oct 16, 2022
Instant Reaction to Yankees Game 2 Loss to Cleveland
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Mike Francesa looks at the Yankees' ALDS game two extra-innings loss to Cleveland. The Guardians are not afraid to pitch to Judge and head back to Cleveland with a win in hand in the best of three series. The Yankees struck out 15 times to Cleveland's eight.

Oct 14, 2022
Mike Francesa Football Friday Week 6
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Mike Francesa previews NFL Week 6 games. The Chiefs and Bills are Mike's top teams so far this season, and they clash in Kansas City this Sunday. Jets fans will be leery of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, who will be in a foul mood after losing a close game in London last weekend. And the Giants? They have the opportunity to prove they're not early-season flukes -- they'll get a shot at the Ravens on Sunday. 

Mike also answers your emails!

Oct 14, 2022
Mike Francesa talks NFL with Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Mike Francesa welcomes Thursday Night Prime host and former NFL QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to the show. Ryan shares his insights into the NFL season so far and what lies ahead.

Oct 12, 2022
Mike Breaks Down Game 1 Yankees Win & More Opening Round Thoughts
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Mike Francesa offers his instant reaction to New York's game 1 win against the Guardians and more thoughts on this first round of the Division Series matchups.

Oct 12, 2022
Mike Francesa Previews the Yankees-Guardians Series
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Mike Francesa looks ahead to the 5-game series between the New York Yankees & Cleveland Guardians and also reads emails from listeners.

Oct 11, 2022
Mike Breaks Down Mets Series Loss to Padres, Joe Musgrove
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Mike Francesa takes a last look at the Mets season, cut short in the Wild Card round by stout Padre pitching, capped off by Joe Musgrove. What was behind Buck Showalter's inspection request of Musgrove?

Oct 10, 2022
Instant reaction to NY Giants & NY Jets victories in NFL Week 5
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Mike Francesa offers his thoughts on the Giants' and Jet's NFL Week 5 wins. The Jets knocked Teddy Bridgewater out of the game on the Dolphins' first offensive play. And against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, the Giants' defense made big plays when they mattered most.

Oct 09, 2022
Mets Avoid Elimination, deGrom Shines in Game 2 Win Against the Padres
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Mike Francesa breaks down the Mets game 2 win against San Diego. The dominance of deGrom and clutch hitting helped the Mets even the series. Can Chris Bassitt carry the torch in game 3?

Oct 09, 2022
Instant reaction to Game 1 loss to the Padres
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Mike Francesa give his thoughts on the beat-down that was game 1 Mets vs Padres.

Oct 08, 2022
Mike Francesa Football Friday Week 5
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Mike Francesa previews NFL Week 5 action. The NY Giants v Packers game happens across the Atlantic in London. And Zach Wilson and the NY Jets take on a depleted Dolphins squad -- with Tua on the sideline, can Teddy Bridgewater and Tyreek Hill connect? Mike also answers your emails.

Oct 07, 2022
Mike talks with Mark DeRosa to preview the MLB Playoffs
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Mike Francesa talks to MLB Network analyst and former Braves player Mark DeRosa to look ahead to the MLB Playoff series.

Oct 06, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts to Judge's 62 & responds to emails
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On this episode, Mike tips his hat to Yankees star Aaron Judge, who crushed his 62nd home run of the year last night to pass Roger Maris' record. How does Judge's season stack up to the all-time greats? Mike also answers your emails.

Oct 05, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts to Mets getting swept by the Braves
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With the division title at risk, the NY Mets lose to the Atlanta Braves. The Braves did "everything" better than the Mets and now control their own destiny as the postseason approaches.

Oct 03, 2022
Mike's instant reaction to Week 4 games - Jets, Giants prevail again
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Mike Francesa reacts to the Week 4 wins for the Jets & Giants and looks at performances around the league.

Oct 03, 2022
Mike Francesa Football Friday Week 4
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Mike Francesa offers NFL Week 4 news and analysis. A war of attrition is underway as injuries decimate rosters around the league. QB Zach Wilson is back under center for Jets vs Steelers. And surprisingly, either the Giants or Bears will be 3-1 after this weekend -- which team will it be? Mike also answers your emails!

Sep 30, 2022
Mike Francesa and Bobby Valentine break down Mets & Braves battle for division title
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Mike Francesa and Bobby Valentine analyze the Mets’ circumstances as the MLB season winds down. The division title has never been more important – and the Braves aren’t giving up the chase. 

Sep 29, 2022
Mike Francesa says the Mets still have work to do and answers your emails
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Mike Francesa says the Mets have their hands full as the end of the MLB season approaches. He also answers your emails.

Sep 29, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts as NY Giants fall to Dallas Cowboys on MNF
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Mike says the Giants were outplayed "everywhere" by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. He notes that the Giants could easily be 0-3, but they're 2-1 and with a winnable game this weekend against the struggling Chicago Bears. He also answers your emails. 

Sep 27, 2022
Mets, Yankees, & Aaron Judge with just 10 days left in the MLB season, plus listener emails
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Mike Francesa notes that the MLB season is winding down and excitement is growing for the Mets, Yankees, and Aaron Judge. Plus, he answers your emails.

Sep 26, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts to the early NFL Week 3 games, Jets loss
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Mike Francesa looks at the early NFL slate. The Jets were never really in the game against the Bengals. Mike looks at what went wrong as the Jets move to 1-2.

Sep 25, 2022
Francesa Football Friday Week 3
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Mike breaks down NFL Week 3 storylines. The winless Bengals visit the NY Jets this Sunday, and Joe Burrow and Cincinnati face a must-win situation if they want to make the playoffs. Mike says the NY Giants could easily be 0-2, but thanks to excellent coaching, they'll take a spotless record into their game against the Dallas Cowboys. 

Sep 23, 2022
Mike Francesa answers your emails: Daniel Jones is not the Giants' future and much more
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Mike rejoices at New York's extraordinary sports season and answers your emails. You'll hear his takes on Giants QB Daniel Jones, NFL storylines and why Urban Meyer failed, the dismal state of U.S. politics and more.

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Sep 20, 2022
Mike Francesa's instant reaction to Week 2 games, Jets miracle win
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Mike Francesa gives his take on the Jets miracle win, the Giants victory, and the feckless Colts. No lead is safe in the 2022 edition of the NFL. The Cowboys & Bengals both head to NY next week and are heading in two different directions. 

Sep 19, 2022
Francesa Football Friday Week 2
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Get Mike Francesa's analysis of the NFL Week 2 matchups.

Sep 16, 2022
Mike Francesa answers listener emails about Patrick Mahomes, the NY Jets, & 9-11
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On this episode of the Mike Francesa Podcast, Mike responds to your emails. He breaks down Patrick Mahomes' Hall of Fame odds and how the Jets might fare with Robert Saleh at the helm. And on the heels of yet another 9/11 anniversary, he recounts some harrowing moments of the historic day.

Sep 15, 2022
Mike Tannenbaum Breaks Down Week 1
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Former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum joins Mike Francesa to recap NFL Week 1. What are concerns and what are overreactions from the games.

Sep 14, 2022
Terry Collins talks Mets Playoff Run
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Mike Francesa welcomes Terry Collins to the show to break down the Mets playoff run. Can the Mets hold off Atlanta to get the first round bye?

Sep 13, 2022
Mike Francesa's instant reaction to Week 1 games
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The Week 1 Sunday afternoon slate was full of adventure, and Mike Francesa shares his instant reaction to the games. The New York Giants pull out a huge in a Tennessee. Hear Mike's take on this game and more from the NFL

Sep 12, 2022
Francesa Football Friday Week 1
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Mike Francesa breaks down Week 1 in the NFL in the first Francesa Football Friday.

Sep 09, 2022
Mike and the Mad Dog Reunite for a Look at the NFL Season, MLB Playoffs
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Radio Hall of Fame inductee Chris "Mad Dog" Russo joins Mike Francesa to look at the Mets & Yankees as October approaches. Mike & The Mad Dog also take a deep look at the NFL season before Week 1 kickoff. 

Sep 08, 2022
Will Yankees Get Healthy Against the Twins; Mets Forgot How to Score Runs Against Bad Teams
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Mike Francesa looks ahead to this week's MLB matchups for the Mets & Yankees and wonders why anyone is pitching to Aaron Judge. The Mets are playing down to their competition in what should be wins against the Nationals and Pirates. Mike also answers your emails.

Sep 07, 2022
Mets have that sizzle & Yankees are happy to change the calendar
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Although Aaron Judge continues to pound the ball, the Yankees are in a real tailspin in the bullpen, finishing the month with a 10-18 record.  The Mets went 19-11 this month, and you can feel the energy around this club. Mike Francesa gives his take on the state of both clubs and also answers listener emails.

Sep 01, 2022
An Interview with WFAN founder & Radio Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Smulyan
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Mike Francesa talks to WFAN founder Jeff Smulyan about the genesis of the station and the strength of sports radio across the nation.

Aug 30, 2022
Jets & Giants Preseason Thoughts; Yankees' Tremendous Slide
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Mike Francesa is back with thoughts on the Giants & Jets as they get ready for Week 1. The Mets are holding off Atlanta, but the Yankees have fallen back to Earth. The Bronx Bombers have been unable to rectify their closer situation, and now have to hope for the best. Mike also reads listener emails.

Aug 29, 2022
Mike Francesa & former Yankees star Mariano Rivera on a new baseball league, MLB playoffs and more
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On this episode, Mike interviews Mariano Rivera, the former Yankees pitcher who played 19 seasons in NYC. Rivera is working as co-president of the new United International Baseball League, which aims to bring pro baseball to India, Pakistan, and the Middle East. Mariano also talks about the pressures of the MLB playoffs and the Yankees' chances of making the World Series.

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Aug 15, 2022
Mike Francesa email episode: Will Mike ever write a memoir? Ranking NY sports moments on radio
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Mike answers your emails for the entire episode in a special edition of the Mike Francesa Podcast. Mike talks how he would rank the greatest NY sports moments on radio, his memoir, NFL broadcast teams, golf courses, athletes & sports leagues' relationships with betting, how baseball isn't connecting with the youth yet and all-time greatest pitchers. 

Aug 11, 2022
Mike Francesa interviews former Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams on life, music, and more
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On this episode, Mike interviews former Yankees star Bernie Williams, a center fielder who won four World Series titles in New York. Williams was a five-time MLB All-Star and in 2015, the team honored him by retiring his uniform number 51.  Mike also chat about Williams' work as a guitarist, one who has released two jazz albums. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2009.

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Aug 08, 2022
Mike talks NY Mets, Yanks, the passing of Bill Russell and Vin Scully & responds to your emails
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On this episode, Mike Francesa digs into the latest on the NY Mets and Yankees, and offers his remarks on the lives and legacies of NBA legend Bill Russell and sports broadcaster Vin Scully. He also responds to your emails. 

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Aug 04, 2022
Mike Francesa & Steve Serby discuss NY Giants & NY Jets and their potential this NFL season
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On this episode, Mike Francesa and NY Post columnist Steve Serby ask whether the NY Giants and NY Jets will find success in the upcoming NFL season. Giants head coach  Brian Daboll has his work cut out for him and his team may struggle to make the playoffs. The Jets are in a similar situation -- coach Robert Saleh and QB Zach Wilson must compete to win this year instead of playing not to lose.

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Aug 01, 2022
Mike recaps the Subway Series between the Mets and Yankees and responds to your emails
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On this episode, Mike Francesa breaks down the high-intensity Subway Series between the Mets and Yankees. Max Scherzer faced down Aaron Judge & the Yanks and won bragging rights in NYC. Where do both clubs go from here, especially with the impending MLB trade deadline? Mike also reads and responds to your emails.

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Jul 28, 2022
The Subway Series & MLB Trade Analysis with Mike and Bobby Valentine
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Mike Francesa and MLB legend Bobby Valentine break down possible trade options regarding Juan Soto and the Mets, as well as the White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and other playoff hopefuls. They also dig into the massive NYC clash between the New York Yankees and NY Mets in the Subway Series.

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Jul 26, 2022
Mike Francesa previews the Subway Series: NY Yankees vs. NY Mets, and answers your emails
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Mike Francesa breaks down the moves that both the Mets and Yankees must make before the MLB trade deadline. He then previews the highly anticipated clash between the Mets and Yankees in the Subway Series. You'll also hear him answer listener emails.

Jul 25, 2022
Mike Francesa Talks to Mets Manager Buck Showalter about the Mets Turnaround
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Buck Showalter joins Mike Francesa to talk about the first 90 games that finds the Mets in first place in the NL East. Mike & Buck talk about playing in New York, the New York fanbase and what it's going to take to make it to the World Series.

Jul 21, 2022
Mike Francesa talks NY Yankees & NY Mets at halfway point, plus British Open recap and listener emails
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Mike Francesa updates listeners on the NY Yankees and Matt Carpenter, who broke out of a short slump and continue their dominating ways. He says next week's Subway Series between the Yankees and NY Mets is going to be the highlight of the summer sports season. Plus, a recap of the the thrilling British Open and Cam Smith's torrid putting, and answers to listener emails.

Jul 18, 2022
Mike and David Dusek analyze the British Open & LIV Golf, plus more on the Yankees and NY Mets
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Mike Francesa breaks down the British Open at St. Andrews with Golfweek writer David Dusek. The course and weather forecast will likely favor long hitters this week, as well as players who can escape the course's 107 bunkers. Will LIV Golf participants be eligible to play in future major tournaments? Lawsuits and controversy loom on the horizon for both LIV converts and PGA hardliners. Plus, quick updates on the the NY Yankees and the NY Mets.

Jul 13, 2022
NY Mets feeling the heat from Atlanta & why Matt Ryan shouldn't be overlooked in the 2022 NFL season
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The New York Mets are starting to feel the heat from the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. The Boston Red Sox salvaged some pride over the weekend against the New York Yankees. Mike Francesa talks about these topics and Top 10 quarterbacks going into the 2022 NFL season. Matt Ryan is being overlooked.  Mike also answers your emails.

Jul 11, 2022
Yankees Shutdown Bullpen Dominates the Sox, Subway Series will be the Event of the Summer
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Mike Francesa breaks down the dominating Yankees bullpen & pegs the Citi Field Subway Series showdown on July 26 as the event of the summer. Mike also looks at the Baker Mayfield trade and responds to your emails, including his thoughts on Notre Dame going to a conference. 

Jul 08, 2022
Mike Francesa talks Max Scherzer & Jacob deGrom returning, Jalen Brunson's potential impact
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Both Jacob deGrom & Max Scherzer made their way into the Mets lineup before the All-Star Break. Mike Francesa gives his analysis of their return. The Houston Astros keep showing that they're a top-tier squad; is a trading deadline arms race on the horizon between them & the New York Yankees? The Yanks are trying to find more ways to get Matt Carpenter into the lineup with his homer-laden bat. Mike also talks about Jalen Brunson's potential impact on the Knicks. Mike also reads your emails.

Jul 06, 2022
The Nets lose in a flurry of NBA activity, USC-UCLA Big 10 impact, Yankees & Mets needs
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The Nets situation looks unsalvageable, but the Knicks are making key moves. Mike Francesa breaks down two teams going in different directions. College football is about to look unrecognizable because of all the money flowing in. Mike also answers your emails.

Jul 02, 2022
Mike Francesa on the red-hot Yankees, the great (but incomplete) Mets, Knicks & Jalen Brunson, and reads your emails
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Mike Francesa comments on the red-hot NY Yankees and says that the NY Mets could be unstoppable in the NL East once Max Scherzer and Jacob DeGrom return. The NY Knicks desperately need a point guard like Jalen Brunson but they're relying on cooperation from the Dallas Mavericks. Also, the New York Giants and NY Jets are hopeful as the start of NFL training camp approaches. Finally, Mike responds to your emails.

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Jun 29, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts to Yankees no-hit innings against Houston
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Mike Francesa reacts to the Yankees getting no-hit by the Astros and escaping with a series split. The Yankees bullpen is elite, but the Astros showed how to neutralize the Yankees bats. The Red Sox have somehow snuck into second place. Atlanta is starting to put the pressure on the Mets. Mike also reads your emails.

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00:00 Yankees vs. Astros is a great matchup
05:25 Red Sox are red hot & Mets keep winning
10:40 Can Mets win World Series without Jacob DeGrom?
17:00 NBA Draft thoughts
18:40 Mike reads your emails

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Jun 27, 2022
NBA Draft preview with Brian Geltzeiler
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Mike Francesa welcomes Brian Geltzeiler to talk about what to expect at the NBA Draft.

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00:00 Wiggins was the key to Golden State's championship
09:15 Several options at the top of the draft
14:40 Expected pick order from Geltzeiler's sources
19:00 Will the Nets sign Kyrie Irving long-term?
22:10 How do the Lakers get better?
27:45 Can Phoenix rebound from their playoff loss?
31:25 Brian's top 10 draft board

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Jun 23, 2022
Mike Francesa & Bobby Valentine talk Yankees, the World Series, NY Mets & more MLB news
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Mike Francesa & Bobby Valentine talk about the Yankees and their sky-high World Series hopes, as well as NY Mets postseason possibilities. The analyze MLB developments throughout the league and ask which clubs need to make serious trades before the deadline. Mike also talks about PGA player defections -- including Brooks Koepka --  to the LIV Golf Tour.

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00:00 Yankees are hot – what about other AL teams?
07:00 Analysis on the Angels, Rangers & NY Mets
14:00 Will the Red Sox trade aggressively?
21:00 Mike Trout & Shohei Ohtani are dangerous
29:00 The Dodgers are…disappointing?
36:40 Brooks Koepka to LIV Tour

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Jun 22, 2022
Mike Francesa recaps the U.S. Open, talks Yankees & Mets with Mark Feinsand, and reads your emails
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Mike Francesa recaps the U.S. Open, talks Yankees & Mets with Mark Feinsand, and reads your emails.

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00:00 US Open recap - Matt Fitzpatrick wins
05:45 Stanley Cup - Tampa Bay wins Game 3
07:54 Mark Feinsand, the Yankees & “The Franchise”
14:30 Don Mattingly is an icon
19:15 Is a Subway Series in the works?
26:00 Yankees strategies for the postseason
33:32 Mike answers your emails

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Jun 21, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts to NBA Finals, US Open day 1
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Mike Francesa dives into the first round of the US Open, the turnovers in Game 6 of NBA Finals, Yanks & Mets weekend, and answers some of your emails.

00:00 US Open 2022: No clear favorite, but don't get left behind
05:00 NBA Finals: Celtics could not control their turnovers
07:35 MLB: Yankees have never looked this good
12:30 MLB: Mets now have some competition for the NL East
15:15 Mike responds to your emails

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Jun 17, 2022
Mike Francesa previews the 2022 US Open at Brookline and responds to your emails
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Join Mike Francesa as he previews the 2022 US Open golf tournament at the Country Club at Brookline. Rory McIlroy is favored to win following last weekend's triumph at the RBC Canadian Open. Phil Mickelson, embroiled in the LIV Golf drama, is an incredible 250-1 to win.

00:00 US Open 2022: Rory McIlroy favored
03:40 Brookline course preview: Deep rough, tiny greens
06:35 LIV Golf vs. PGA controversy is all about ______
12:00 US Open picks & contenders
18:20 Mike responds to your emails

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Jun 15, 2022
Mike Francesa talks NY Yankees & NY Mets, NBA Finals, NY Rangers loss, and reads your emails
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Mike says the NY Yankees are so hot that they must win the World Series, and the NY Mets are on fire, too. And speaking of fire, he thinks the Golden St. Warriors could take their fourth quarter momentum in Game 4 and keep pressing the Boston Celtics in Game 5 tonight. 

 Against a grueling postseason schedule, the NY Rangers simply ran out of gas versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay looks to be in prime form entering the Stanley Cup Finals against the Colorado Avalanche.

00:00 The NY Yankees & Mets are both hot
05:00 Yankees must win the World Series
07:30 NBA Finals Game 5: Tatum is invisible & Curry is unstoppable
13:00 NY Rangers suffer tough ECF loss
18:13 Mike reads your emails!

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Jun 13, 2022
Mike Francesa previews 2022 Belmont Stakes with Brad Thomas - Rich Strike returns
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Join Mike Francesa and Brad Thomas as they break down the final leg of the Triple Crown. Favorites at the Run for the Carnations include We the People, Mo Donegal, and Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, who skipped the Preakness. Other contenders include Skippylongstocking, Nest, Creative Minister, Golden Glider, and Barber Road. Mike and Brad also analyze Belmont betting strategies.

00:00 It's an 8-horse field at the Belmont
06:30 Rich Strike returns in prime form
10:40 Mo Donegal is a lot like Creator
16:00 Rich Strike upended horse betting odds
20:30 Belmont Stakes betting strategy

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Jun 10, 2022
Mike Francesa talks NY Rangers Game 5, LIV Golf doing a lot of damage to PGA
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Mike looks ahead to Game 5 between the NY Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning and analyzes the weekend in NY baseball. You'll hear updates on the NY Mets and their efforts to keep the red-hot Phillies at bay. But the big story is LIV Golf and the seismic shifts it is causing pro golf -- the PGA is officially scrambling as stars like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson flee to the fledgling golf league. Mike also responds to your emails.

00:00 NY Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game 5 preview
03:30 NY Mets update & Phillies on fire
           Yankees update
07:20 LIV Golf is totally upending pro golf 
           New league puts the PGA in crisis mode
15:50 Mike responds to your emails!

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Jun 09, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts to Mets-Dodgers, Rangers game 3, Yankee pitching & your emails
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Mike Francesa talks Rangers game 3 against Tampa Bay, the epic Mets-Dodgers series this weekend, Yankees' perfect pitching and more.

Jun 06, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts to NY Rangers huge Game 1 win, shocking Celtics comeback and reads your emails
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Mike says the NY Rangers have been tremendous so far in the 2022 NHL playoffs -- and they keep getting better. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Warriors and Celtics duked it out from the three-point line, and Boston won in spite of a terrible game from Jayson Tatum. He digs into NY Mets and NY Yankees updates and also responds to your emails.

00:00 NY Rangers are getting better by the game
02:30 NBA Finals: 83 three-point attempts in Game 1
08:20 NY Mets get blanked for the first time in 53 games
           NY Yankees loving Cortez's pitching
12:50 Mike responds to your emails

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Jun 03, 2022
Mike Francesa previews the NBA Finals and NY Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
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Mike previews the NBA Finals matchup between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors with guest Brian Geltzeiler. The Warriors are favored to win but Mike sees this one going the distance. The NY Rangers will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL Easter Conference Finals. Joe Micheletti and Mike analyze the matchup.

00:00 NBA Finals: Warriors favored - Tatum and Curry are MVP favorites
01:40 Controversial Max Strus three pointer erased
04:00 More fallout among the Phoenix Suns playoff loss
05:10 Devin Booker’s leadership issues
06:50 Celtics-Heat: Why did Jimmy Butler pull up for a three?
09:00 Celtics-Heat: 11-0 run almost cost Celtics the game
10:40 NBA Finals: Celtics match up well against Warriors
14:00 NBA Finals: Two keys for the Warriors
19:01 NBA Finals: Curry vs. Smart
21:15 NBA Finals: Brown & Thompson are wild cards
22:58 NBA Finals: Mike makes his prediction
27:50 NY Rangers: Now face the Tampa Bay Lightning
29:25 NY Rangers have championship intangibles
33:04 COACH
36:45 NY Rangers players to watch
43:45 Tampa Bay is incredibly resilient
48:45 Tampa Bay has a potent power play
53:12 Tampa Bay knows how to win big games
54:50 ECF predictions

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May 31, 2022
Mike Francesa Memorial Day special
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In this special episode of The Mike Francesa Podcast, Mike reflects on Memorial Day & the events in Texas. On the sports side, Rangers face a tough task in game 7 on the road in Carolina. At the quarter pole, Yankees have a 4.5 game lead and Mets 8.5 in their divisions. Mike reacts to the Celtics-Heat game 7.  Mike also answers your emails.

May 30, 2022
Mike Francesa & Bobby Valentine look at the MLB season at the Memorial Day benchmark
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Mike Francesa talks Mets and Yankees, and while there are a lot of smiles in New York, there are reasons for concern. Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine weighs in. In the NHL, the Rangers have tied things up against Carolina and look to stick to their winning ways. Mike also talks NBA; Celtics and Warriors. 

00:00 Intro and reasons for concern in New York
00:30 Rangers are heading to game 5 and are looking for more
01:43 One step away from Boston-Golden State final
04:34 The Yankees are headed to Tampa while the Mets have had a rough couple of days
06:21 Bobby Valentine joins Mike to take stock of the MLB at the Memorial Day break
11:05 Mike lays out his case to Bobby on why he is concerned about the Yankees and Mets
17:45 Are the Mets pitching issues solvable? 
23:17 Should the Mets hang on to Escobar, or look for his replacement?
26:10 How does playing in New York affect player performance?
29:25 The NL has its favorites, but will the Braves make a run at the Mets?
34:03 Mike and Bobby discuss Aaron Judge
38:58 Bobby's thoughts at this point in the MLB season

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May 26, 2022
Mike Francesa weekend recap: NY Rangers, Justin Thomas' victory, Yankees & Mets, Preakness, Celtics
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Mike Francesa welcomes former Mets manager Terry Collins to the show to talk about the Mets, Matt Harvey, and what it takes to really make it in New York. Also, Mike and Terry discuss the state of the baseball and how there is currently a transition in the MLB to an older style of play.

00:00 Mike Francesa talks baseball with former Mets manager Terry Collins
03:51 What happened with Matt Harvey
06:47 Historically, infielders don't do well with the Mets, is Francisco Lindor different?
08:56 Max Scherzer has an old-school attitude
11:55 Jacob deGrom performance breakdown
16:39 Mets bright spots for the 2022 season
19:34 Edwin Diaz is electrifying
20:30 How about those Yankees
24:00 The Giants are revolutionizing the way you develop a player
27:04 Is the MLB transitioning to an older style of play?
29:12 Balls are flying out of Yankee Stadium, but Citi Field, not so much
31:19 A lot of pitchers are off to fast starts
35:08 Terry Collins' managing philosophy
37:30 The Mets are in a good spot but can they overcome their issues
38:44 The Yankees have been on fire this season, but how should you bet on them

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May 23, 2022
Mike Francesa & Brad Thomas break down the Preakness Stakes field
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Mike Francesa 2022 Preakness predictions. Brad Thomas joins Mike as they break down the field for the 147th running of The Preakness. Is Epicenter the favorite? Should Secret Oath even be in the Preakness? All this and more on this edition of The Mike Francesa Podcast.

00:00 Mike is disappointed in the sport -- for now
01:12 Mike and Brad review the blistering pace of the Kentucky Derby
04:24 In the Preakness, Epicenter will most likely be the favorite
06:38 Thoughts on Early Voting
08:54 Should Secret Oath be in the Preakness
11:39 A look at the rest of the field in the Preakness
14:01 Any excuses for Kentucky Derby non-winners
19:47 The Preakness has two horses that are above the rest
21:43 Thoughts on The Black Eyed Susan Stakes
23:04 Mike and Brad look ahead to the Belmont
25:32 NHL: how far will the Rangers go

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May 19, 2022
Mike Francesa & Terry Collins talk Mets, Matt Harvey and playing baseball in NY
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Mike Francesa welcomes former Mets manager Terry Collins to the show to talk about the Mets, Matt Harvey, and what it takes to really make it in New York. Also, Mike and Terry discuss the state of the baseball and how there is currently a transition in the MLB to an older style of play.

00:00 Mike Francesa talks baseball with former Mets manager Terry Collins
03:51 What happened with Matt Harvey
06:47 Historically, infielders don't do well with the Mets, is Francisco Lindor different?
08:56 Max Scherzer has an old-school attitude
11:55 Jacob deGrom performance breakdown
16:39 Mets bright spots for the 2022 season
19:34 Edwin Diaz is electrifying
20:30 How about those Yankees
24:00 The Giants are revolutionizing the way you develop a player
27:04 Is the MLB transitioning to an older style of play?
29:12 Balls are flying out of Yankee Stadium, but Citi Field, not so much
31:19 A lot of pitchers are off to fast starts
35:08 Terry Collins' managing philosophy
37:30 The Mets are in a good spot but can they overcome their issues
38:44 The Yankees have been on fire this season, but how should you bet on them

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May 19, 2022
Mike Francesa talks PGA Championship, Yankees surge, NY Rangers chances, Mets trajectory
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Join Mike Francesa as he breaks down the PGA Championship and gives his thoughts on Phil Mickelson's absence. Yankees and Mets are already starting to separate from the path, but are the championship teams? Mike also reads your emails.

00:00 All eyes are on the NY Rangers
03:00 NY Rangers need better defense versus the Carolina Hurricanes
04:30 PGA Championship: Southern Hills
04:50 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods is playing
05:28 PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson won't defend his title
07:25 PGA Championship: Scottie Scheffler is favored
08:00 PGA Championship: Other top contenders
10:55 NY Yankees will probably win 100 games
12:20 NY Mets have two big advantages but also major weaknesses
20:00 Mike answers reader emails

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May 18, 2022
Mike Francesa reacts to the Rangers' Game 7 win & reads your emails
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The NY Rangers won a thrilling Game 7 Sunday night, and Mike Francesa looks at how they got there and where they go from here. Mike also discusses the Phoenix flop, the Preakness Stakes, and reads your emails.

00:00 NY Rangers defeat Pittsburgh Penguins in OT
01:15 NY Rangers won in spite of flaws
02:38 Phoenix Suns' "stunning" collapse vs. Dallas Mavericks
05:00 Suns Devin Booker's superstar status at risk
09:50 Rich Strike not running the Preakness Stakes
13:00 The Triple Crown letdown
19:47 Mike responds to reader emails

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May 16, 2022
Bobby Valentine joins Mike Francesa to talk Mets/Yankees | Rangers, NBA Playoffs, Knicks need a path forward
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Mike Francesa gives your the rundown to get you ready for this weekend in sports. The Yankees have righted themselves to a meaningful pace. The Mets still have room to grow. The Rangers have to attack & take advantage of a weak Pittsburgh goaltending situation. How will this round of the NBA Playoffs play out? Bobby Valentine joins the show to give his baseball insights.

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May 12, 2022
Mike Francesa Kentucky Derby Reactions, Plus Yankees, Mets, Rangers & the NBA Playoffs
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How did Rich Strike win the Kentucky Derby? Mike Francesa reacts to the shocking Kentucky Derby upset. The Yankees & Mets are rolling, and Mike reacts to the weekend's games, including some thoughts on whining about the size of Yankees Stadium. 

00:00 Kentucky Derby Reaction
08:55 Yankees & Mets weekend recaps
11:25 Yankees traps on the horizon, Mets can go up from here
13:35 NY Rangers need to find consistency to take advantage of the Pens' backup goalie
15:30 NBA title is up for grabs for anybody, except Memphis
26:50 The Preakness is right around the corner

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May 09, 2022
Ultimate Kentucky Derby Preview with Mike Francesa and Brad Thomas
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It's Kentucky Derby time, and Mike Francesa welcomes Brad Thomas from to preview the run for the roses. The biggest horse racing weekend of the year is covered right here.

00:00 Kentucky Oaks preview: Nest is the horse to beat
1:43 Brad picks Nostalgic to win
6:17 High Oak update
7:33 Bob Baffert is at the Derby
14:43 Messier's chances to win
17:35 Brad picks Zandon as the horse to beat
22:26 Epicenter candidate for a fade
25:45 Mo Donegal may have some space to operate
28:22 Happy Jack breakdown
29:15 Smile Happy's pedigree
31:31 Crowd Pride comes in from Japan as a wildcard
34:52 Charge It has limited experience
37:42 Tiz the Bomb will struggle in the dirt
38:13 Pioneer of Medina with finishing problems
38:44 Simplification not on Brad's list
40:44 Barber Road had consistency, but unlikely to win
40:57 White Abarrio likely too far on the outside
42:40 Cyberknife belongs in the top tier, but green
44:50 Too many questions with Classic Causeway
46:35 Tawney Port grinds it out, but not fast enough
47:29 Zozos has had plenty of rest but starts way outside
48:54 Ethereal Road give D. Wayne Lukas another Derby starter
52:07 Brad lays out his key Kentucky Derby picks
54:23 What horse would be Brad's keeper?

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May 05, 2022
Mike Francesa talks Mets & Yankees with Bobby Valentine - NFL Reactions with Mark Schlereth
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Mike Francesa digs into recent NY Mets & NY Yankees play with Bobby Valentine and asks whether Mike Trout is rounding back into form. Then, Mark Schlereth joins the show to offer NFL Draft reactions and discuss what it really takes to build an NFL offensive line. They also analyze recent QB moves, including Matt Ryan to the Colts and Russell Wilson to the Broncos. But the show all starts with Mike responding to listener emails!

00:00 Mike responds to your emails: Yankees, Jay Wright & NBA, Buck Showalter, the Cano exit
08:08 Mike & Bobby Valentine talk whether we'll see another Mets-Yankees Subway Series
11:20 Veteran pitchers Scherzer, Verlander, Kershaw off to fast start: Why?
16:50 Mike Trout rejuvenated
18:30 Yankees pen starting strong
20:24 Big league clubs as talent farms
22:45 Phillies aren't clicking but have so much talent
27:07 Have MLB umpires lost control?
30:00 Iconic milestones have gone to the wayside
31:50 Are the Angels over the hump?
40:00 Mark Schlereth joins Mike Francesa & debuts Man 101
43:00 Mike & Mark discuss which teams have set themselves up best for 2022 so far
47:25 Examining the strategy of the type of player a team wants to pay
50:12 Who will have the most immediate impact: Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan or Deshaun Watson?
56:40 How do you build an NFL offensive line?
1:04:20 Lack of practice time in the NFL
1:08:40 Toughness or versatility from the offensive lineman
1:13:30 Why coaches aren't patient
1:15:00 Superstar confidence

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May 03, 2022
Mike Francesa offers his 2022 NFL Draft Round 1 reactions - NY Jets & NY Giants draft star players
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Mike Francesa dives in with his 2022 NFL Draft Round 1 reactions. The NY Jets used their #4 pick on Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, a cornerback from Cincinnati, while the Giants used pick #5 for Kayvon Thibodeaux, a defensive end from Oregon. Hear Mike's take on those picks and more right now!

00:00 The Jets & Giants excelled in the first round
01:40 NY Jets - Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
03:58 NY Jets - Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
04:20 NY Jets - Jermaine Johnson II, DE, Florida State
06:28 Giants - Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon
09:28 Giants - Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
13:50 Recap of Draft Round 1

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Apr 29, 2022
Mike Francesa talks NFL Draft with Albert Breer and NBA playoffs with Brian Geltzeiler
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Mike answers your emails, then talks with Albert Breer joins Mike to talk about this week's NFL Draft. Brian Geltzeiler also joins the show to talk about the current state of the NBA playoffs and the ousting of the Nets.  

00:00 Intro and listener emails 
07:33 Albert Breer joins the show to talk NFL Draft
18:50 Jets and Giants draft predictions
33:30 Quarterbacks and the 2022 NFL Draft
43:10 Brian Geltzeiler joins the show to talk NBA playoffs
01:20:20 Mets & Yankees short-term looks

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Apr 26, 2022
Mike Francesa Podcast: Mike breaks down the NFL Draft with Mike Tannenbaum
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The NFL Draft is approaching, and Mike Francesa welcomes Mike Tannenbaum to the show to break down the 2022 draft.

00:00 Intro and how the NFL Draft became a marketing event 
02:08 Mike Tannenbaum joins the show to talk NFL Draft
42:45 How big of an embarrassment are the Nets?
44:36 Joey Gallo needs a change of scenery

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Apr 25, 2022
Mike Francesa interviews Jim Kaat on his Hall of Fame induction & career - MLB legends & stories
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Mike Francesa interviews Jim Kaat, MLB Hall of Fame inductee, broadcaster and author of "Good as Gold." Kaat discusses his Hall of Fame career and the makeup of current pitching staffs. Mike and Jim also talk about other MLB legends, from Sandy Koufax to Frank Robinson to Carl Yastrzemski and Jack Buck, the famous announcer.

00:00 Intro
02:10 Jim Kaat was a great fielder (for a pitcher)
04:30 Kaat is finally going to the MLB Hall of Fame
06:15 Were the 1960's the golden age of pitching?
08:19 Kaat comments on the evolution of MLB pitching
12:25 Are advanced pitching analytics ruining MLB?
15:50 Starters are no longer expected to finish games
17:50 Sandy Koufax's extraordinary pitching ability
20:19 Memories of the legendary Jack Buck
23:10 Jim Kaat's long & award-winning TV career
24:55 Game announcing & interpersonal conflicts
28:40 Kaat struggled to strike out _______
30:55 Frank Robinson & Carl Yastrzemski were MLB icons
35:20 Kaat is an ambidextrous golfer!
40:10 Kaat is an avid traveler

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Apr 21, 2022
Mike Francesa ft. Bobby Valentine | Devin Booker injury & Phoenix Suns title hopes | Low MLB scoring
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Mike Francesa breaks down NBA playoff developments, including the Devin Booker injury and the huge number of three-point shots that players are shooting. Bobby Valentine joins the show and they discuss the MLB ball, as well as the trend of low-scoring games so far this season. Plus, how will sports betting affect MLB games?

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00:00 Intro
00:55 Phoenix Suns & Devin Booker injury
03:13 Atlanta Hawks struggling against Miami's defense
03:50 NBA teams shooting loads of 3s
04:48 Young NBA stars are emerging in these playoffs
07:30 Today's NBA is full of scorers and 3-point shooters
11:10 Booker injury impact
12:40 NFL offseason scandals and bad PR
17:50 Recap of Mike's recent golf bets
20:10 Bobby Valentine joins the show
20:12 Charlie Blackmon, MLB & sports betting endorsements
23:48 Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers game lowlights
25:35 NY Mets are on fire & Max Scherzer is hot
27:25 What's up with the MLB ball this season?
32:15 Will a pitch clock help MLB?
35:40 Reasons this MLB season is low scoring so far
38:00 Why MLB pitchers are throwing much faster pitches
43:50 MLB surprises & disappointments
45:50 New base running rules need work
49:40 HBO's "Winning Time" sued by Jerry West

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Apr 20, 2022
Mike Francesa Interviews Mark Feinsand - MLB Predictions - Yankees & Mets Battle for NY Domination
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Mike Francesa and Mark Feinsand of MLB.com talk Yankees history and Mets predictions. They analyze the Yankee's pitching rotation and its weaknesses and the Mets' roster moves in hopes of ruling NY. Plus, why Mike wouldn't pay Aaron Judge, along with tributes to Tom Seaver and Elston Howard.

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00:00 Big home opener for the NY Mets! ⚾
01:30 Mets pitching rotation is worrisome
02:17 Yankees' pitching issues could be problematic
05:02 Interview with MLB reporter Mark Feinsand
05:35 Feinsand's new Yankees book and George Steinbrenner's legacy
10:00 Hal Steinbrenner's $250 million payroll
11:20 Steven A. Cohen wants Mets to spend their way to a World Series
19:40 With a healthy Jacob deGrom, the Mets and Yankees are nearly equal
20:30 Are the Yankees too right-handed?
22:00 Yankees' starting pitchers are a liability
26:20 Mike wouldn't pay Aaron Judge because...
33:00 New stadium destroyed the NY Giants and hurt the Yankees
37:40 Feinsand on Buck Showalter
39:22 Bobby Valentine 💞 joins the show
39:25 How much does a hot start help a bad MLB team?
41:30 Young MLB stars aided by technology and training
44:47 Elston Howard - first black Yankees player
47:15 Tom Seaver statue to be unveiled - Seaver won 311 games
59:00 Recap of Yankees and Mets games so far

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Apr 15, 2022
Mike Francesa Interviews Brian Geltzeiler - 2022 NBA Playoffs Predictions and NBA Finals Picks
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Mike Francesa and Brian Geltzeiler of Sirius XM NBA Radio make their 2022 NBA playoff predictions. They break down all of the potential playoffs matchups and also make their NBA Finals picks. Plus, how badly will the NBA (and it's viewers) miss LeBron James and the LA Lakers? 

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00:00 The NBA playoffs have started...without LeBron James
02:15 Biggest story of the NBA playoffs? No LA Lakers!
04:23 Interview with Brian Geltzeiler of Sirius XM NBA Radio.
04:50 NBA starters rest too often during the regular season
08:00 Fans get burned when NBA stars don't play
09:10 Are top-heavy NBA superstar rosters over with?
11:52 Geltzeiler picks his NBA MVP
12:50 What about Ja Morant?
13:50 Zion Williamson injury issues
18:14 How bad is it for the NBA that LeBron missed the playoffs?
21:00 Phoenix Suns will make a real title run
24:00 Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets preview
29:00 Western Conference contenders
34:26 Golden State playoff chances... if healthy?
35:38 Giannis shoved his way to a title last year
38:00 How many games would Miami vs. Atlanta last?
38:26 Number of Celtics vs. Nets games?
39:25 Bucks vs. Bulls matchup
40:41 Raptors vs. Sixers matchup
41:00 Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves
42:00 Warriors vs. Nuggets
42:42 Mavs vs. Jazz
43:35 NBA Finals predictions
50:10 If Bucks don't make to The Finals, which team does?

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Apr 13, 2022
Mike Francesa ft. Bobby Valentine MLB preview 2022 - Mets & Yankees odds - AL East & NL East Predictions
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The Mike Francesa Podcast welcomes Bobby Valentine 💖 for yet another 2022 MLB preview. Mike and Bobby offer New York Mets previews and New York Yankees predictions, and much more! ⚾ How will the Jacob DeGrom injury affect the Mets? Is Anthony Rizzo the right guy to play Yankees first base? And Bobby gives you his American League East predictions!

00:00 Yankees play Friday against the Boston Red Sox
01:10 NCAA Championship recap (Kansas defeats UNC)
02:40 UNC’s rebounding woes cost them the title
04:00 Kansas’ David McCormack [ MVP
04:40 Mets’ Jacob DeGrom injury is bad news
06:00 2022 NY Yankees challenges
09:58 Bobby Valentine’s NY Yankees analysis
12:45 Is Anthony Rizzo the right guy to play first base?
13:39 Yankees’ relievers analysis
16:10 2022 American League East predictions
23:20 Bobby says Toronto Blue Jays could win the division
24:00 How much will the DeGrom injury affect the NY Mets?
25:45 Buck Showalter’s strengths as Mets manager
29:00 Mets pitchers must start fast
30:50 NL East 2022 predictions
33:08 MLB picks (Surprise teams for 2022?)
35:30 San Francisco Giants preview
42:27 MLB managers’ job descriptions have changed
46:45 MLB over-unders 2022

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Apr 06, 2022
Mike Francesa Masters 2022 Predictions - Brandel Chamblee Interviews - Masters Picks & Odds
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Mike Francesa offers Masters 2022 predictions and loves that Tiger Woods will play at Augusta Nattional. He interviews The Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee, who offers five Masters picks. Finally, an interview with Michael Leboff reveals the best Masters bets this week. If you love golf betting and The Masters, listen now for the best golf analysis online!

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00:00 It’s Masters 2022 Week! 
00:28 Tiger Woods playing The Masters 
01:50 Can Tiger make The Masters cut?
03:00 ⛳ Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee Interview 
05:18 Will Tiger Woods even be able to walk the hilly Augusta National CC?
 08:17 Can Scottie Scheffler win The Masters?
09:48 Brandel Chamblee's Masters 2022 ⛳ Top 5 golfers to watch 
13:44 Brooks Koepka is "sneaky good" this year
14:45 Jordan Spieth Masters odds
15:50 Could Rory McIlroy win The Masters?
17:55 Bryson DeChambeau injuries
21:00 Rickie Fowler a Masters disaster?
23:20 Viktor Hovland Masters chances 
25:20 Brandel Chamblee's Masters 2022 prediction
33:30 Mike loves golf betting because of the great value
34:20 Interview with Michael Leboff & best Masters bets
40:20 Mike makes his Masters pick

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Apr 06, 2022
Mike Francesa Previews NCAA Championship 2022 - Mets deGrom injury - Cashman on Astros Cheating
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The Mike Francesa Podcast features a Kansas vs. North Carolina preview and recounts New Orleans' history as a host for many remarkable NCAA basketball championship games. Then, Mike dives into a Masters 2022 preview, and finds it almost unbelievable that Tiger Woods might play this week. He analyzes the Mets and the Jacob deGrom injury and why durability is so important during the MLB season. Finally, Mike wraps up with Brian Cashman blaming the Astros' cheating scandal for the Yankees' loss in the 2017 World Series...and why everyone just needs to move on.

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00:00 It's a big week in sports!
00:45 Could Tiger Woods really play The Masters? ⛳🐯
01:40 Weather could affect both baseball and The Masters ⛈️☂️
04:25 Final Four recap and New Orleans' history as a prime sports venue
10:45 🏀 2022 NCAA Championship preview 🏀 Kansas vs. North Carolina 
17:45 The Masters 2022 golf betting odds & more on Tiger Woods 🚗 🤕
27:22 Mets' Jacob deGrom out two months minimum
40:00 Brian Cashman's blames Houston Astros cheating for Yankees losing 2017 World Series 🧢⚾

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Apr 04, 2022
Mike Francesa ft. Bobby Valentine MLB preview 2022 - MLB rule changes & predictions and more!
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The Mike Francesa Podcast welcomes Bobby Valentine 💖 for a 2022 MLB preview. Mike and Bobby chat about MLB rule changes and then discuss the evolution of MLB managers and front offices. Are MLB starting pitchers are really worth huge contracts? Also, check out their New York Mets preview, New York Yankees predictions, and much more! ⚾
 
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00:00 Mike welcomes Bobby Valentine to the show
01:25 Bobby talks MLB rule changes for 2022
05:15 Should batters be able to leave the batter's box?
08:10 MLB front offices and managers cooperate differently these days
12:58 Have starting MLB pitchers been devalued?
23:00 How age and rest affect MLB players 👴
28:36 Bullpen politics! 💪
32:03 Double-Hook Designated Hitter adjustment
34:50 New York Mets predictions & roster
42:47 New York Yankees preview 
48:34 Bobby predicts the best National League team 🏆
49:40 Are the Chicago White Sox for real? 🧦

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Apr 01, 2022
Mike Francesa's Kentucky Derby Dreams Dashed, But You Have to Get Back on the Horse
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Mike Francesa drops in for a special episode about his Kentucky Derby dreams and his horse, High Oak.  After a terrible accident at the Fountain of Youth, what happened to High Oak and his Kentucky Derby prospects?

00:00 Intro
02:19 Mike was hoping High Oak would compete in the Kentucky Derby
04:00 Factors affecting the Kentucky Derby decision
05:17 Terrifying Fountain of Youth accident
10:00 You need fewer points to qualify for this year's Kentucky Derby
12:40 Don't push a horse that's not ready to race
14:57 High Oak is back and training well
17:69 Racing will break your heart, but...🐎
24:00 The Kentucky Derby field is wide open this year

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Mar 31, 2022
Mike Francesa's Back with Villanova's Jay Wright | Final Four 2022 Preview | Justin Moore injury
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The Mike Francesa Podcast debuts with Villanova head coach Jay Wright - how far can 'Nova go following Justin Moore's injury? Mike takes a look at the Final Four matchups and previews what's ahead for the podcast. 

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00:00 Intro - Mike Francesa is back!
05:40 Mike will also do baseball podcasts with Bobby Valentine
09:00 Final Four preview
24:30 Mike interviews Villanova head coach Jay Wright
29:19 Villanova is the #1 free throw shooting team in college basketball - why?
34:20 Recap of Houston vs. Villanova
38:40 How much does Final Four experience matter?
43:20 It's a blue-blood Final Four | Villanova, Duke, Kansas, and North Carolina

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Mar 28, 2022