Craig Carton had some fun at the expense of a caller on Tuesday who was hoping to talk to Michael Kay. Lynne in Manhattan dialed up Carton & Roberts on WFAN thinking she was calling in to the Yankee broadcaster’s radio show on ESPN New York. Carton acted like he was Kay.
“I’m in Toronto, but I’m on the air,” Carton said. “What can I do for you today, doll?”
Lynne did have a question for Kay about why he didn’t want to have Alex Rodriguez on to talk about his PED use, saying that A-Rod lied to former WFAN host Mike Francessa about his drug use. She also wondered why Kay didn’t ask former Met Carlos Beltran about the Astros sign-stealing scandal.
Carton answered that Kay didn’t press either athlete because he wanted to keep his job.
Lynne at one point during the conversation seemed to be on to Carton.
“You know your voice doesn’t sound like Michael’s. I don’t know,” Lynne said. “Maybe you’re having a good time at this expense.”
Carton answered that it’s because he’s just getting over COVID. He asked Lynne if she ever listened to Carton and Roberts, and even suggested she start doing that.
“You should listen to the other show, Carton & Roberts on The Fan, for like five days straight and that’s it,” Carton said still acting like Kay. “Then call me back and let me know if you liked their show.”
This isn’t the first time someone has called WFAN looking to talk to Michael Kay. But Carton had his fun and Lynne was a good sport.
Kirk Herbstriet Wants To Be Held To Same Standard For NFL As College Football
“I’m just trying to lay a foundation,” said Herbstreit.
Andrew Mason To Succeed John Clayton At 104.3 The Fan
Gregg Giannotti: ‘Drew Brees Isn’t Used To Not Succeeding’
“He’s succeeded at everything he’s ever done and then he gets into the booth and they kick him out after one year. It’s a tough spot.”
What does the future hold for Drew Brees? Andrew Marchand reports that he is set to leave NBC. Brees himself says nothing is decided yet.
On Monday morning, Boomer & Gio discussed why the former quarterback is in this position just one year after making his broadcasting debut. Gregg Giannotti noted that if Brees was brought to NBC with the idea that he would eventually be the top game analyst, the criticism he faced last year and the network’s decision to stick with Cris Collinsworth in the Sunday Night Football booth were likely unexpected blows to his ego.
“That’s a tough spot, man, for him,” Gio said. “The guy’s been beloved his whole career. He did go through a little bit of it when people were all over his ass for saying the wrong thing one time, but here he goes. He’s succeeded at everything he’s ever done and then he gets into the booth and they kick him out after one year. It’s a tough spot.”
Boomer Esiason added that the criticism Drew Brees received for his work in the broadcast booth did not apply to his work on Football Night in America or the Sunday Night Football halftime show.
“He was good in the studio,” Boomer Esiason said. “I saw him in the studio and I liked him.”
Brees prefers calling games to work in the studio. According to Marchand’s report, that is what is at the heart of his potential exit from NBC.
The color commentator role may come with more prestige, but it isn’t easy. Esiason has experience with both positions. He calls games on the radio for Westwood One and has been a staple of CBS’s The NFL Today since 2002.
“Some guys are not meant to be game analysts, that’s all.”