Mike Francesa, the “sports pope” of New York City, will be leaving WFAN after his contract expires in 2017. That doesn’t mean he’s retiring, though.  

New York’s “numbah 1” will be leaving WFAN when his contract expires in 2017.

Francesa recently sat down with Fox Sports 1’s Katie Nolan during her “Garbage Time” podcast, in which he stated, “I’m not saying I’m not going to work again. I’m not saying I’m not going to do anything ever again. What I’m saying is, that part of my life is ending at the end of 2017.”

It’s hard to imagine Francesa stepping away from the limelight in just another year or so, but his tenure with WFAN is surely coming to an end.

New York sports talk radio might not ever be the same. What are we going to do without segments like this?

The Diet Coke king, part time weatherman, and overwhelming voice of New York City sports will be choosing a different path in the not too distant future.

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