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‘Horse’s Ass!’ Mike Francesa Shreds Penn State Coach For Calling a Timeout Up 56-0

With 11 seconds remaining in his team’s game against Georgia State Saturday, Penn State coach James Franklin called a timeout just as Georgia State was set to attempt a field goal. The problem? Penn State was leading the game 56-0.

Upon learning of this incident during his show Monday, famed New York-based sports radio host Mike Francesa unleashed a furious rant against Franklin — whom Francesa deemed to be classless for going to such lengths to try to preserve his team’s shutout.

“He’s a horse’s ass for doing that! That’s a quote!” Francesa said. He added, “It’s 56-0! Let him kick the ball!…What a stooge!

Francesa — a pioneer of the sports radio genre — is set to leave the New York station WFAN this December after 30 years on air. But even though he’s winding down his terrestrial radio career, he can still let it rip as good as anyone when he gets fired up.

And he was fired up on Monday.

“What the heck do you need to block it for?!” Francesa said. “Let the ball go through the uprights, you jerk!”

Listen above, via WFAN.

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