Francesa and Russo have grown so accustomed to talking to each other about sports that even when they are talking about something else they sound as if they’re discussing a faked punt or a quirk in the Yankees’ schedule.
A few years ago, circumstances (Knicks-Pacers, conference finals in Indianapolis, Francesa’s hotel room not ready) placed the two of them for an hour or so in a hotel room together — a rare occurrence. (When they are on the road, they often stay in separate hotels. “I always stay in the best hotel,” Francesa told me.)
Chris Carlin, their producer at the time, who now has a show of his own on WFAN, walked in to find them watching “The Horse Whisperer.” Carlin started to speak, but they shushed him; on the TV screen Robert Redford was breaking up with Kristin Scott Thomas.
When the scene was over, Russo said, solemnly, “Mikey, he had to do it, he had to do it.”
"It was the right move, Dog," Francesa replied. "The right move.""
(Source: The New York Times)
"Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, who has been turning his employees over to the Government relief rolls in order to preserve his company’s undistributed reserves, tell you — using his stockholders’ money to pay the postage for his personal opinions — that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The public papers and addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1938 volume, The continuing struggle for liberalism: with a special introduction and explanatory notes by President Roosevelt. [Book 1] (via shitfuckingworldplease)