|Mike and Mike in the Morning|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||4 hours|
|Original channel||ESPN Radio (1998-present)|
|Original run||October 12, 1998 – present|
|Preceded by||ESPN Radio:Sportscenter AM|
ESPN2: Various programming
|Followed by||ESPN Radio:The Herd with Colin Cowherd|
ESPN2: ESPN First Take
Mike and Mike in the Morning is an American sports-talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg on ESPN Radio and simulcast in television on ESPN2. Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a Radio format devoted entirely to Discussion and Broadcasting of sporting events. Mike Greenberg (born August 6, 1967 in New York, New York) is a television anchor television show host radio host for ESPN Michael Louis "Mike" Golic (born December 12, 1962 in Willowick Ohio) is a co-host of ESPN Radio 's Mike and Mike in the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the ESPN Radio is an American sports Radio network. It was launched on January 1, 1992 under the original banner of "SportsRadio ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. ESPN2HD is a cable television network owned by Disney that broadcasts 24/7 ESPNews (word origin grammatical blend of ESPN and News, spoken as "ESPN news" and trademarked as "ESPNEWS" Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) SportsCenter AM is a radio show on ESPN Radio hosted by ESPN Radio SportsCenter anchor Jay Reynolds. The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a sports Talk radio show hosted by Colin Cowherd and broadcast on ESPN Radio from Bristol Connecticut ESPN First Take, is a morning sports talk program on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a Radio format devoted entirely to Discussion and Broadcasting of sporting events. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. Radio programming is the content that is broadcast by Radio stations The original inventors of radio such as Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Michael Louis "Mike" Golic (born December 12, 1962 in Willowick Ohio) is a co-host of ESPN Radio 's Mike and Mike in the Mike Greenberg (born August 6, 1967 in New York, New York) is a television anchor television show host radio host for ESPN ESPN Radio is an American sports Radio network. It was launched on January 1, 1992 under the original banner of "SportsRadio Simulcast is a Portmanteau of " simul taneous broad' cast' " and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. On May 7, 2007, the show moved from its longtime radio booth home to the television studio used for Sunday NFL Countdown and Baseball Tonight, and began broadcasting in high-definition. Events 558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week Baseball Tonight is a Sports Emmy Award -winning program that airs on ESPN, and is the only nightly highlight show devoted to Major League Baseball High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition
A daily "best-of" show airs daily on ESPN, and a weekly radio recap airs Saturday mornings from 6:00 to 7:00 AM ET. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to
The show centers on an Odd Couple relationship between its hosts, and how it relates to their views on sports. The Odd Couple was a 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series as well as other derivative works and spin offs The show's motto for all commercials on radio and television is: "What makes them different makes them great. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic "
Mike Greenberg is portrayed as a stereotypical nerd and metrosexual with a man-crush on New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington (any mention of Pennington's name is usually punctuated by the "And Iiii. Nerd is a term often bearing a derogatory connotation or Stereotype, that refers to a person who passionately pursues Intellectual activities Esoteric Metrosexual is a Neologism generally applied to heterosexual men with a strong concern for their appearance or whose lifestyles display attributes stereotypically seen among Limerence, as posited by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, is an involuntary Cognitive and emotional state in which a person feels an intense romantic The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. James Chadwick "Chad" Pennington (born June 26 1976 in) is an American football Quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football . " from the final chorus of Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You. Whitney Elizabeth Houston' (born August 9 1963 is an American Singer-songwriter, Actress, Film producer, Arranger and former " I Will Always Love You " is a song written and originally performed by American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (first released as a single in 1974 ") Recently, Golic forced Greeny to "break up" with Pennington due to his being replaced as starter by Kellen Clemens. Kellen Clemens (born June 6, 1983 in Burns Oregon) is an American football Quarterback who currently plays for the New York Meanwhile, former Notre Dame and NFL lineman Mike Golic is set up in the role of the tough and boisterous "man's man," a former pro athlete who likes nothing more than to eat and "tell it like it is. The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. " Although similarly to Greenberg's man-crush on Chad Pennington, recently Golic is portrayed to have a similar affection for Cleveland Browns Quarterback Brady Quinn (formerly of Notre Dame). The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. Brayden Tyler "Brady" Quinn (born October 27, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American football Quarterback Any mention of Quinn on the show is usually followed by a small sampling from Enrique Iglesias's song "Hero. Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975 is a Spanish pop Singer-songwriter and Model. " Hero " is a single released by Enrique Iglesias from his second English album Escape. "
Current regular guest hosts include Erik Kuselias and regular contributors Buster Olney, Mark Schlereth (aka "Stink", aka "Roc Hoover"), and Trey Wingo. Erik Kuselias is the former host of NASCAR Now on ESPN2. Erik was formerly the host of The SportsBash on ESPN Radio. Robert Stanbury "Buster" Olney III (born 17 February 1964 in Washington D Mark Frederick Schlereth (born January 25, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a former professional football player and current television Hal Chapman Wingo III or Trey Wingo (born September 19, 1963 in Greenwich Connecticut) is the co-host of ESPN 's SportsCenter Other regular contributors include Peter Gammons, Bill Curry, Tim Kurkjian, Dana Jacobson, Dick Vitale, Steve Phillips, Tim Legler, and Jeremy Schaap. Peter Gammons (born April 9 1945) is an American sportswriter, media personality and National Baseball Hall of Fame honoree William " Bill " Curry (born October 21, 1942) is an American College football coach and the current Head Tim Kurkjian, born December 10, 1956 in Bethesda, Maryland, is a Major League Baseball analyst on ESPN 's Dana Jacobson born is an ESPN anchorwoman She joined the network as an ESPNEWS anchor in December 2002 and soon became a regular anchor on the 6 p Richard J "Dick" Vitale (born June 9, 1939) is an American Basketball broadcaster and Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Francis Phillips (born on May 18, 1963) was the general manager of the New York Mets from 1997 - 2003. Timothy Eugene "Legs" Legler (born December 26, 1966 in Washington D Jeremy Schaap (b August 23 1969, New York City) is an American sportswriter television reporter and author The show's producers, Liam Chapman and Curt "Joaquin" Kaplan, often contribute musical parodies and host the Saturday morning "Best-of" show. The ESPN Radio SportsCenter update anchors for the show are Bob Picozzi and Christine Lisi. ESPN Radio SportsCenter has sports updates three times an hour during key time slots by separate anchors When the TV simulcast began broadcasting in HD, the radio SportsCenters were no longer aired on ESPN2, replaced by live SportsCenter updates from new anchor Sage Steele. Sage Steele (born 1973 is a SportsCenter anchor and update anchor for two morning shows Mike and Mike in the Morning and ESPN First
The team of Greeny and Golic has also worked in other ESPN ventures, including a game show (ESPN Bowling Night), and coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Scripps National Spelling Bee (formerly known as the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee and commonly referred to simply as the National Spelling Bee) is For 2007, they were the lead broadcast team for ESPN's coverage of the Arena Football League (they will not, however, be calling games in the 2008 season). The Arena Football League (AFL was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. It was announced in June 2007 that Greenberg and Golic would also call a National Football League game together for ESPN, broadcasting the second game of ESPN's Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader along with former NFL coach and player Mike Ditka. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. Monday Night Football ( MNF) is a Live television broadcast of the National Football League. Michael Keller Ditka Jr (born October 18, 1939, in Carnegie Pennsylvania) also known as Iron Mike Ditka or Da Coach, is a former In June 2008, ESPN announced that the "Three Mikes" will return to broadcast the second game of the opening 2008 Monday Night Football doubleheader.
The duo was roasted on January 11, 2008, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the House of Blues, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the V Foundation. A roast, in North American English, is an event in which an individual is subject to publicly bearing comedic Insults praise outlandish true and untrue stories and Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. House of Blues (HOB is a corporate chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan James Thomas Anthony Valvano ( March 10 1946 – April 28 1993) nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college Basketball Guests included Jeffrey Ross, Frank Caliendo (pre-recorded video only), Mike Ditka, Chad Johnson, Clinton Portis, Ed Reed, Charlie Weis, Eddie Griffin, Joe Klecko, Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, Dana Jacobson, and Wink Martindale. Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz (born September 13, 1965) is an American stand-up Comedian, Insult comic, Actor and director. Franklin "Frank" Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American Comedian known for his impersonations on the FOX Network Michael Keller Ditka Jr (born October 18, 1939, in Carnegie Pennsylvania) also known as Iron Mike Ditka or Da Coach, is a former Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football Running back for the Washington Edward Earl Reed Jr (born September 11, 1978 in St Rose Louisiana) is an American football free safety for the Baltimore Charles Joseph (Charlie Weis (born March 30, 1956 in Trenton New Jersey) is the Head coach of the University of Notre Dame Eddie Griffin (born July 15, 1968) is an American actor and comedian Joseph Edward Klecko (born October 15, 1953 in Chester Pennsylvania) is a former American football player as a defensive lineman Hal Chapman Wingo III or Trey Wingo (born September 19, 1963 in Greenwich Connecticut) is the co-host of ESPN 's SportsCenter Mark Frederick Schlereth (born January 25, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a former professional football player and current television Dana Jacobson born is an ESPN anchorwoman She joined the network as an ESPNEWS anchor in December 2002 and soon became a regular anchor on the 6 p Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale (born December 4, 1934, Jackson, Tennessee) is a Disc jockey and Television Musical group Lifehouse performed live.
Prior to Greenberg's arrival, the show was co-hosted by Golic and Tony Bruno; this pairing (which broadcast from 1995 to 1998) was entitled the Bruno-Golic Morning Show. For Tony Bruno the musician see Tony Bruno(musician Tony Bruno (born June 13, 1952) is commonly known as America's #1 sports talk radio
The show primarily focuses on the day's biggest sports topics and the humorous banter between the Mikes.
In 2004 the show began simulcasting its full four hours on ESPNEWS. ESPNews (word origin grammatical blend of ESPN and News, spoken as "ESPN news" and trademarked as "ESPNEWS" Ratings for the duo were extraordinarily high for being on the "minor league" of the ESPN networks. So much so that the simulcast was moved to ESPN2 in 2006, pushing the morning show Cold Pizza back till 10am. ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Cold Pizza is a television morning sports talk show that was shown on weekday mornings on ESPN2. HD broadcasting required the move to the ESPN digital center, the new location is a redress of the "B" set that houses Sunday NFL Countdown and ESPN First Take. Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week ESPN First Take, is a morning sports talk program on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD.
In 2005, ESPN and Animax Entertainment began producing two to three minute cartoons of Greeny and Golic, called Off Mikes. Animax Entertainment is an Emmy Award winning Animation studio based in Van Nuys California that focuses on creating fun character driven experiences for The cartoons are built around conversations and arguments of the two from the show. Off Mikes can be found on ESPN.com. ESPNcom is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc The cartoons have won an Emmy award.
"Sheet of Integrity" is a phrase coined by Mike Greenberg describing a single bracket entry created for wagering on the NCAA basketball tournament. Mike Greenberg (born August 6, 1967 in New York, New York) is a television anchor television show host radio host for ESPN A bracket is the diagrammatic representation of the series of games played during a Tournament, named as such because it appears to be a large number of interconnected (punctuational The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the Greenberg holds the belief that if a person wishes to enter multiple pools, they should do so using the same picks for each entry. Golic has no problem with choosing different winners for each entry he submits, because, as he says, "I want to win the pool and win the caaash!" The two have good-naturedly debated this difference of opinion each year since 2000. In 2007, Lowe's sponsored the Brackets of Integrity Sweepstakes, an online tournament pool which allowed listeners of Mike and Mike in the Morning to play against Greenberg and Golic using bracket sheets of their own. Lowe's Companies Inc ( is a US -based chain of Retail Home improvement and appliance stores Amusingly, the rules allowed each participant to create up to five different "Sheets of Integrity. " The hosts' differences were summed up in 2005 in two separate parodies of Billy Joel's song "Honesty" (renamed "Integrity"), as sung by each host in support of their wagering philosophies. William Martin Joel (born May 9 1949 is an American Pianist and Singer-songwriter.
During the week prior to the 2004 tournament, the two decided to take their differences one step further, which resulted in a one-on-one office pool referred to as the Sheet of Integrity Challenge. The 2004 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division Mike Greenberg ultimately won that first wager, which concluded with Mike Golic getting his eyebrows waxed on-air.
Mike Golic turned the tables in 2005, for which Mike Greenberg had to dress up as a leprechaun (the mascot of Mike Golic's alma mater, the University of Notre Dame) for the entirety of the show. In Irish mythology, a leprechaun (leipreachán The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in
Golic won again in 2006, for which Mike Greenberg once again had to dress in the leprechaun outfit, but this time at a remote held near campus of Notre Dame. In Broadcast engineering, a remote broadcast (usually just called a remote or a live remote) is Broadcasting done from a location away from the 
The 2007 bracket wager originally had Mike Golic getting TASERed if he lost and Mike Greenberg having to milk a cow if he lost. A Taser is an Electroshock weapon that uses Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD technology to cause neuromuscular incapacitation or NMI and strong muscle contractions  Prior to the semi-finals, however, "the Suits" at ESPN (meaning upper management) determined that the tasering could not occur. (Apparently there was more risk of injury than ESPN was willing to take. ) As it turned out, Golic's half of the wager was never fully determined: in the end, he won the bet anyway (thanks to Ohio State beating Georgetown in the Final Four semifinal), and Greenberg not only milked a cow in-studio on the June 21 broadcast, but also wore a "bedazzled" Mike Vrabel jersey for the entire September 3 broadcast, which is being auctioned off in support of Vrabel's charity, The Second and Seven Foundation" (secondandseven. Michael George Vrabel (VRAY-bull (born August 14, 1975 in Akron Ohio) is an American football Linebacker for the New England com).
The 2008 wager was that if Greenberg lost, he would have to dye his hair a different color for a week. If Golic lost, he would challenge professional eaters in a live eating contest on the air. With Memphis's victory over Texas in the Elite Eight, Greenberg clinched the 2008 title. A promotional voice-over (all voice-over promotions on the show are created by producers Joaquin and Liam) nicknamed the May 1, 2008 event the "Feast on the First" in the tradition of the "Thrilla in Manila". The Thrilla in Manila is a famous Boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, fought at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Golic finished in fourth after consuming 15 boneless wings in 3 minutes, finishing behind the three professional eaters: Eater X (31 wings), Crazy Legs (23 wings), and Pretty Boy (22 wings). Tim Janus (born Dec 31 1976 is a Competitive eater from New York City known in the competitive eating community as " Eater X