Courtesy of Awful Announcing, we get this transcript of Mike responding to claims made by Mad Dog (on Howard Stern’s show, no less) that ESPN was catching up to WFAN in ratings.
“As sure as I’m sitting here, they’re never catching me, and you can underline that, OK? So the idea that they’re chasing me down in Jersey or they’re chasing me down somewhere, well, you know what, bring friends and ban everybody you can ban and bring a whole lot more ammunition than you have so far, because you have never gotten close, and you never will, as long as I’m sitting here.
“If you’re going to come after us, then you better bring more than pea shooters. Because you know what? The FAN has been No. 1 here for 20 years and it’s going to be No. 1 long after I’m gone. But while I’m sitting here, you can be damn sure it’s going to be No. 1.”
You will never defeat me!! HAHAHAHAHA. I am the greatest personality and talk show host in the history of radio!!
BTW, I’m not at all sure what “ban everybody you can ban” means, but I’m sure it made sense to Mike at the time.