Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Canine” Russo shook up the sports activities speak radio airwaves with their Mike and the Mad Canine present on WFAN for almost 20 years. The legendary duo are thought-about icons of the business and pioneers within the format with how they interacted and ran their present. As a consequence of this, ESPN Movies’ 30 for 30 collection approached the duo about doing a documentary on their partnership and the present that launched sports activities speak radio as we all know it at the moment. The 30 for 30, titled Mike and the Mad Canine, is slated to air on Thursday July thirteenth at eight pm.
Because the documentary will get able to air, Francesa and Russo dropped by the CBS Native studios to debate their partnership, the documentary, and the way it happened. Francesa started by saying that the partnership didn’t get off to the most effective begin.
“We had a troublesome starting, it was a shotgun marriage, we didn’t get alongside very nicely, and we have been type of thrown collectively” stated Francesa to CBS Native. “Though, I feel the factor that modified every part was how shortly the scores have been off-the-charts. By spring, 9 months into the present, we have been primary, and primary in an enormous means and we realized that it doesn’t matter what we did, we weren’t going to get away from one another.”
“I just like the ’ninety six Yankees too, I feel that was essential,” stated Russo when requested what the tipping level was for the pair. “Mike and I have been in that studio each night time till midnight. When the Yankees gained a World Collection out of nowhere, I took the anti-Yankees stance as I all the time would, Mike was an enormous Yankee fan. No one thought they might win. So, you had an incredible championship out of nowhere, they have been down in a number of these collection, and we’re on each single night time. You’ve received 50,000 individuals strolling out of Yankees Stadium placing on their automotive radios and there’s Mike and Chris.”
When it got here to the documentary, the blokes stated that it was an honor to be requested by ESPN to do the movie and the truth that they knew each of the producers hooked up to the challenge helped. To listen to extra of what the blokes needed to say, take a look at the video above.