Mike Francesa Announces Mike and the Mad Dog 30 for 30, Bill Simmons Urges Reunion


After that, Simmons urged Mike to reunite with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo (which everyone and their mom agrees should happen), but Francesa said that the economics are prohibitive — they make more individually than anybody would pay them to work together. Surely there must be some way to figure this out?

Francesa also revealed that he tried to get Bill Simmons to co-host when Dog left for satellite radio, but Simmons — who was profoundly flattered — had just signed a new deal with ESPN.

UPDATE: After the interview, Francesa said that he and Dog have “agreed” to the 30 for 30, but he doesn’t know when it will definitely happen.