This picture gives me the creeps
NEW YORK (WFAN) – Mike Francesa will be partaking in the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday. And already some big numbers are being thrown around for the chance to do the honors. During the “Boomer & Carton” show on Tuesday, WFAN’s Craig Carton announced that he’d make a sizable donation toward ALS research for the chance to dump the bucket on Francesa. “I’ll just say this right now. I’ll pay $1,000 if he lets me do it,” Carton said. “I will write a check for $1,000 for the ALS project that the ice bucket challenge is involved with, and I’m the guy that pours the water over his head.” Carton and midday co-host Joe Benigno have both challenged Francesa in recent days. Those who take the plunge usually call out three people to accept or donate to ALS research — most do both — but Carton nominated “one person and one person only.” Francesa announced on Monday that he’d do the Ice Bucket Challenge during his annual end-of-summer bash at Bar A in Lake Como, N.J. There was some talk of getting the crowd involved on Friday to raise as much money as possible. “If anyone wants to top that, even better,” Carton said. “But I just want to put it out there publicly since I challenged him this weekend.” Francesa announced on Tuesday’s show that the person lucky enough to soak him would be determined via raffle, with a minimum $1 donation.
The Ice Bucket Challenge to end all Ice Bucket Challenges. I mean I hope these go on forever and ever and continue to raise money for Pete Frates, Pat Quinn and everyone else with ALS. But if we’re trying to figure out which celebrity personality had the best ice bucket video it ends with Francesa. Its not Bill Gates. Its not Dikembe Mutombo. Its not Rob Ford. Its gonna be Numbah One. The Sports Pope. Mike Francesa.
The fact that he’e already got a thousand dollar offer to be the one to dump the water on his head says everything you need to know about Mike. I bet he gets some lunatics who blow that offer out of the water, just to be the guy to dump that bucket on him. He really is like the Pope – coming down from his balcony to mix it up with the commoners and heal the sick. The question is:
What does Mike wear? And will he get his hair wet? I literally cannot imagine Mike ruining his flow. Guy won’t even put a hat on, let alone let someone soak his head with water. Its gonna be a big moment, folks. A BIG moment. And no I’m not ashamed to be this excited to see a 60 year old man get soaked with a bucket of water.