Archive for the ‘Chris Russo’ Category

John Mara speaks to Chris Russo

April 10, 2009

Mara was interviewed on Sirius radio by Chris Russo.

The comments by Mara confirm and clarify initial reports for the Giants’ reasons behind the decision to let Burress go.

Russo asked him about the PSLs and we got a candid admission…

Garafolo: I caught the tail end of the interview when I got back in the car and heard Mara talking about PSLs. Russo had told him Wellington “is tossing up in heaven, going crazy” about the PSLs and Mara responded by saying his late father “was dealing with a completely different set of circumstances than we’re dealing with right here.” He also added with a laugh his father “never really would have let us go into this new building in the first place if he (had his way)” and that Wellington “was happy with the Polo Grounds. He told me that over and over again.”

Well, we are shocked, shocked to find gambling is going on in here! NOT. Wellington Mara had his way all the way up until he died. And that is why they are dealing with “a completely different set of circumstances” now.

A few of the typically less memorable moments with Mike and the Dog

August 17, 2008

Well, Mushnick did not do a top 10 list of Mike and the Dog’s rudest and lowest moments, but we’ll cobble together a few which surfaced in today’s column:

Early in the season on his radio and TV shows, Mike Francesa dismissed the Rays as aberrations. “Get back to me in August,” became his mantra. A caller, Monday, reminded him that it’s August and the Rays are in first. Francesa blew him off.

Two Chris Russo word-challenged WFAN moments always will stand out above 5,000 others:

When, shortly after 4 p.m. he would read the closing numbers on the NASDAQ, he also would be given the numbers of popular computer company stocks. Thus, one afternoon Russo told his audience that, “Yoo-hoo was up one and an eighth.”

The other was from a Saturday solo show, when Russo addressed a new studio staffer:
“Robert, what’s your last name?”
“Hassadi,” he replied.
Russo said he would never be able to deal with that name, so, he asked, “How about if I call you R.H.?”
“How about M.H.?” the staffer suggested.
“Why M.H.?” asked Russo.
“Because my first name is Michael.”

Mike and the Mad Dog are done

August 15, 2008

For those of you Giants fans still here in the Metro NY Area, you probably heard that Mike and the Mad Dog are done. You can count on Mushnick to call it the way it is, no holds barred. Mushnick was a huge critic of their daily hypocrisy and his column built a cottage industry out of knocking (off the low-hanging fruit of) the two WFAN crybabies. Mike and the Mad Dog knew it all, and they were the first ones to tell you! I’ll miss their coverage, but I won’t miss their arrogance.

Phil, I love ya, but what are you going to do now for material? Oh, right, they just had babies, Russo is going to Sirius, now you’ll get to expose TWO programs instead of one!