If you are like me, you spend a good portion of your week in the car flipping between WFAN and ESPN Radio attempting to keep your sanity while dealing with New York traffic. Let's take a look at the current daily line-ups on the competing sports talk radio stations in this area --
6 - 10 A.M. - Boomer and Carton
In my opinion the best show between the two stations at the moment and easily the funniest. Craig Carton's over-exaggerated antics and fan bias towards the Jets and Mets is complimented well by Boomer Esiason, even though he also happens to be a Mets fan. We need humor in the morning, maybe more than hard hitting sports analysis, and I will take Carton's Chris Russo impression or ripping on John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman any day of the week. Let the fugazy and bougie competition be damned!
10 A.M. - 1 P.M. - Joe and Evan
More Mets and Jets fans with Evan Roberts and Joe Benigno, who is a classic believer in the "same old Jets" and the mentality that goes with it. The combination has good chemistry and Roberts knowledge of the NBA is refreshing compared to the other personalities on WFAN.
1 - 6:30 P.M. - Mike'd Up
Mike Francesa, the know-it-all radio icon is still chugging along on 14 Diet Cokes a day. Francesa believes himself to be an authority on all topics of everything and you better not disagree with him about it. He loves his Yankees and Giants and does a terrific job antagonizing Mets and Jets fans. This show has obviously fell off without Chris Russo, as they worked better as a team. We don't even get to hear them guessing the ratings of sporting events together any more, what a shame...
6 - 10 A.M. - Mike and Mike in the Morning
This combination has never really done it for me. The whole jock and metro-sexual odd couple act has grown a little tired. There isn't much in-depth analysis or humor in these four hours.
10 A.M. - 12 P.M. - The Herd
Colin Cowherd seems like a young Francesa in the making, without the history or legacy to back up his frequent foolish statements and stubborn stances on certain issues.
12 P.M. - 2 P.M. - Ruocco and Lundberg
I can't pretend to know all that much about this show. I am relying on all you "Ruocco and Lundberg" fans to let me know what I am missing.
2 P.M. - 3 P.M. - Mike Lupica
I am still not quite sure why ESPN Radio decided to get rid of Brandon Tierney, who seemed to be one of the best things the network had going. I am hoping he lands somewhere else quickly. He was another guy who provided quality NBA analysis on a network that was short on it.
3 P.M. - 7 P.M. - The Michael Kay Show
Kay and Don La Greca have good on air chemistry and are the only place you can hear a Jets interview or commentary on your drive home, since the team won't visit Mike Francesa and he won't say anything positive about the organization. Kay obviously knows his Yankees and baseball stuff but is only average at best on other sports. Fortunately, La Greca provides a lift in those areas.