In what I thought was all just a fever dream I suffered through months ago, our collective nightmare is coming to NBC Sports Philadelphia on April 16 as the Mike Missanelli Show is debuting on the network at 2 p.m.
In case you haven’t cultivated a healthy dislike for Missanelli based purely on his voice and horrendous sports talk opinions on 97.5 the Fanatic, you now have the opportunity to hate him based on his physical appearance as well. It’s a real win-win for Philadelphia.
We are hearing a strong rumor that Dwayne from Swedesboro will be the first caller to the new show to wish Mike a long and successful broadcast run.
The show will run until 5 p.m. and will feature producer Tyrone Johnson and update anchor Natalie Egenolf, who I’m assuming was the real selling point for the visual medium movement of the show.
Missanelli’s show will continue on the radio until 6 p.m. after Michael Barkann and his crew of misinformed sports reporters regain control of the airwaves at 5 p.m. with Philly Sports Talk.
I’m befuddled as to why anyone thought a visual medium would improve Missanelli’s regularly scheduled radio program of hanging up on wacky fake callers and Godfather references.
I’m sure it’s an incredibly cheap show to produce and rolling the dice on an admittedly popular radio host is a low-risk proposition for NBC Sports Philadelphia, but who in their god’s name is going to watch this? Shut ins? People suffering from severe depression who don’t have the will to change the channel?
My prediction is Missanelli’s core audience will be dead viewers who passed away with the television still on in their apartments.
Good luck, Mike. I look forward to your show having the same successful run as Breakfast on Broad with human Propofol drip Rob Ellis.