While the Daily News’ Bob Raissman suggests Mike Francesca “would likely have thrown an on-air fit” had he not been granted a one-on-one audience with Brett Favre earlier this week, Newsday’s Neil Best claims there’s a bunch of budding Walter Shitty’s dying for a chance to fill the shoes of Francesca’s departed co-host.

I just got a tip from an electronic journalist – who is a better, or crazier, man than I – who is at Bar A in anticipation of today’s Mike Francesa show there.

Said journalist reports thare is quite a mob of Mad Dog wannabes hoping to impress the big guy during today’s remote and earn a spot on his new show.

For shame, Mr. Best. “Mad Dog wannabe” is no way to talk about Southside Johnny.