At the tail end of last week, Craig Carton did his best to agitate Islanders fans and it worked. Last Thursday, Carton was speaking on teams that would bring New York a championship within the next five years.
On his list were two teams, the Brooklyn Nets, and New York Yankees. While he’s not necessarily wrong that those two teams are absolutely contenders, and potentially the favorites to do it, but there seems to be at least one or maybe two teams omitted from that list
Co-Host, Evan Roberts pleaded his case for the Islanders but to no prevail. Here’s the clip from the show last week:
I will preface this by saying that I do not agree with Carton’s list. I think you can/should include the Islanders and Mets in this but that’s beside the point. Islanders fans jumped to the attack at Craig’s presumed ignorance.
I hate to burst the bubble of the angry mob (just read the replies) but this was done purposely. Craig is a phenomenal talk show host, there’s a reason why he had one of the most successful morning shows in the country for a decade and has had over 20 years in the radio business. He’s stirring the pot.
Like Cal Clutterbuck on the ice, he’s an excellent agitator and you have to take some of the things out of his mouth with a grain of salt. He’s an entertainer, and this bit he did with Evan was just that, entertaining.
He got Evan riled up, and the passionate fanbase of both the Islanders and Mets riled up too. It worked. So sure, you can be mad at it, I get it, the Isles are a team that’s habitually the underdog and underappreciated but if you’re looking for the WFAN afternoon show to start breaking down Kieffer Bellows and Oliver Wahsltrom’s hot run, your expectations are just never going to be met.
Just think, if the Islanders do go on a deep run this is going to be a fun storyline over the summer. Remember, this is the same guy who walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in a Speedo because he bet against the Giants.
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It’s all about the content game, baby and there aren’t too many guys better at it than Craig Carton. Lighten up, it’s not that serious guys.