The news about who will replace Mike Francesa on WFAN is out. Count Don Imus and Sid Rosenberg among those who are not impressed.
Rosenberg joined Imus show Tuesday, when they discussed the trio of personalities set to replace Francesa when he leaves the air Dec. 15.
Its just funny because they had this extensive search and tryouts and all these names, said Rosenberg, who was reportedly among those names considered. In the end they took someone doing the CBS show Saturday mornings, they took Carlin, whos been around for 20 years and is Mikes old whipping boy, and they took Bart Scott, whos hanging around doing the Jets. Doesnt seem like they went out of the box and grabbed somebody different.
Mike is very, very happy about this I mean Michael Kay, Imus producer Bernie McGuirk chirped.
Kay hosts the show on ESPN Radio in New York that will be competing with Maggie Gray, Chris Carlin and Bart Scott.
You know why [Carlin] has a career, right? Rosenberg said. Me. When I was fired from WFAN and couldnt host the Giants pregame show anymore, who hosted it? Chris Carlin. When I was suspended and fired from your show, who did sports on your show? Chris Carlin.
[Carlin] isnt going to win any profiles in courage, thats for sure, Imus said.
Not going to win any marathons, either, McGuirk chimed in.
Rosenberg suggested that Carlin will be the host because Scott and Gray arent hosts. Gray has extensive experience hosting, both on radio and with digital programs for Sports Illustrated.
Theyll be there to do what? Imus asked while they were discussing how the trio would work together.
To hold it down until I get there in 2019, Rosenberg replied.
Rosenberg responded to a request for a comment after the show from The Post.
Look I think theyre all talented people, Rosenberg said in an email. And I personally like Carlin and Maggie (dont know Bart) but the 3 person booth is tough, theyve never worked together and Im not sure what the entertainment value will be. But I wish them all success and good luck.
A Twitter follower asked one of the other reported candidates for the gig, NFL Networks Kimberly Jones, about why she didnt take the job.
As I’ve said repeatedly, I love NFL Network. Love it. (Am already looking forward to the Scouting Combine!)And I really enjoy filling in on WFAN, which I will continue to do. Thank you, Larry. https://t.co/KFwGO85Aa5
Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) November 14, 2017