A radio and TV sports talk host is denying he took a little snooze while a call-in commentator was gabbing away about the Yankees during his show, The New York Times reports.
A look at the video, included below, might suggest otherwise.
During the interview Monday with New York Yankees watcher Sweeny Murti on WFAN-AM — simulcast on the YES Network — host Mike Francesa appeared to fall asleep, the paper reports. Francesa denies that he dozed off, although he admits, “I was dragging during the show.”
Francesa’s head drooped and his eyes appeared closed. After a few moments, his head whipped back and his eyes opened wide, as if he were suddenly awakened. A longtime sports talk show star in the New York area, Francesa revealed that the night before the show he had been up most of the night with his son’s asthma troubles.
Still, he insists he didn’t catch a snooze. “You can listen to the interview. I was never asleep,” he said, adding that he vowed “never to close my eyes again or come in without sleep.”
Francesa said he only bothered to explain the incident because of his wife’s urging and the request of Mark Chernoff, WFAN’s operations manager.