Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa’s Sunday morning NFL sermons on WFAN will not be heard in parishes outside the metropolitan area.
CBS Sports Radio Network did not offer Francesa’s show to its affiliates. The show was offered last season. This season, the CBS Sports Radio affiliates were given the option of picking up Damon Amendolara’s new “Sunday Morning Football” show (9-11 a.m.).
Could this be another round in the feud between CBS and Francesa? Could this be CBS Radio’s way of tweaking the pontiff?
It was back in July when Francesa, following Amendolara reading a “CBS Sports Minute,” ripped the talkie for signing off the commentary using his initials “D.A.” rather than his full name. All the CBS Radio yakkers responded to Francesa’s “advice” by tagging all commentaries with their initials.
Francesa considered this a diss and challenged the CBS mouths to “bring it on.” Francesa continued saying: “Here’s what they should do. They should worry about trying to figure out how to get the network going in the right way.”
Maybe CBS Sports Network suits figured dumping the Pope’s Sunday show, and replacing it with his “pal” Amendolara’s NFL soiree, was akin to getting “the network going in the right way.”
Credit to the NY Daily News who originally published this article