(above : a once crucial entertainer who in recent years has essentially been snoozing on the job. No, wait, there’s two of them!)

After announcing earlier this month a one-night-only (we pray) charity fund-raising reunion with former daytime partner Chris Russo, WFAN’s Mike Francesa today announced he’s no longer seeking an exit from his existing deal with parent company CBS. From Newsday’s Neil Best :

“I have come to the conclusion there is no way to do anything but play out my contract,” he said. “I’ve come to the conclusion, and the company has made it clear, that that’s what they want to happen, and there really is no other way to deal with it.”

Francesa said “a lot of the disputes that we had have been rectified in one way or another, so we don’t have anything hanging over our heads right now.”

Francesa said he has not considered his next step beyond Dec. 31, 2017. “I’m not looking one day past that,” he said. “Time goes very fast. Two years is a very short time in our business. As you get older you find out how fast time goes.”