Apparently, Francesa doesn't think very much of the upcoming AL postseason playoffs, and actually said that it has no "sizzle" since the Yankees won't going to the postseason for the first time since 1993.
He's the reason why so many people hate Yankee fans. That "it ain't right if the Yankees aren't there" attitude that makes hating them so easy. And the Yankee homerism from talk show hosts like Francesa makes him look like a jackass.
Yep, there's absolutely no reason to tune into the AL playoffs without the $200 million, underachieving Yankees in that fat blowhard's mind. Hey pal:
The Red Sox are trying to become back-to-back World Series champions for the first time since 1916.
The Rays are going to make the playoffs for the first time in their 11-year history with a young, exciting team. (And I can't say that about your beloved fourth place club.)
The Angels, with baseball's best record and making mince meat out of the AL West, is trying to win their first title in six years.
And whichever team takes the AL Central, they will have fooled all the prognosticators, as NO ONE picked either the White Sox or Twins to be anywhere near this year's playoffs. They are both great stories.
But yes, we have to forget about this year's playoffs because the Yankees, who everyone loves and respects, had a miserable year and won't be in the playoffs. Yeesh.
I predict Francesa's show will be even more unlistenable now that Mad Dog is on satellite radio.