Mike Francesa speaks confidently but not always correctly. His latest statement on Michael Conforto affirms that.
My new favorite Mike Francesa clip.
Yesterday: "You'll never see Conforto batting leadoff, EVER!"
Today: "Conforto is batting leadoff." ? pic.twitter.com/0EEJGFzWMz
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Mike’s on, and Mike’s never wrong. Well, not lately, at least. Mike Francesa’s recent run of misguided predictions continued on Wednesday afternoon after claiming the New York Mets’ Michael Conforto will never bat leadoff. Of course, Terry Collins batted Conforto first on Wednesday night’s game.
The past week has not been one of Francesa’s best. After claiming that Patrick Ewing had “zero” chance of becoming the head coach at Georgetown University, Ewing got the job.
Here is Mike Francesa the day John Thompson III was fired, informing us that Patrick Ewing has "ZERO" chance to be the Georgetown coach! ? pic.twitter.com/T8SQsuZOAt
— Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) April 3, 2017
Mike also claimed Sergio Garcia would not win the Master’s. Garcia, well, you get the idea…
Francesa is set to leave WFAN in December later this year. He’s certainly quite accomplished, though it looks like he’s made better claims in the past.
For what it’s worth, Francesa also picked a Final Four that consisted of Louisville, Notre Dame, Wichita State, and Villanova–none of which made it past the first weekend of March Madness.
If Mike wants to go out on top, or at least leave WFAN in style, it would be nice if more of his predictions came true. He still has time to reassert himself as the legendary ‘Sports Pope’ he’s known to be, but his recent run of predictions have resulted in quite a bit of hot air.
It’s okay to admit your mistakes once in a while. It happens to the best of us. If one thing is certain, Francesa will not be short of hot takes any time soon.