Not since Paul Harvey’s salad days have I heard a pitchman as compelling as Michael Francesa , whose dulcet tones were in fine form this afternoon on New York’s WFAN :

“Valentine’s day is coming….don’t screw it up.”

(long pause)

“Call Vermont Teddy Bear.”

(longer pause)

“I’ve got a cough drop in my mouth.”

(another 7 or 8 seconds of dead air)

“Vermont Teddy Bear…we’ve been working with them a long time.  You can dress ’em as risque as you want. Send it to her place of work.”

“Back to this Bernie Williams thing…”