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Inside The "Icy" Relationship Between Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic

mike and mike pose for their picture.

The co-hosts reportedly aren't talking to each other anymore.

Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch published a revealing story on the devolving relationship between ESPN's Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.

The whole story is worth a read and can be found here.

The most-surprising detail: Greenberg and Golic reportedly aren't talking to each other off the air anymore.


Multiple ESPN staffers, including current and former employees who have had roles with the show, told last week that the once-warm relationship between partners Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic has turned icy over the last year, prompting a number of ESPNers to predict that the show will conclude long before this December’s contractual end. The sources said Greenberg and Golic are not talking to each other off the set—and hardly at all before the show or during commercial breaks.

What led to this?

Over the last year or so, it's been rumored that Greenberg is going to be leaving Golic to start his own morning TV show for ESPN. The network confirmed this last week, officially announcing Greeny's new show and a new radio partnership for Golic, who will be joined on the air by Trey Wingo and his son, Mike Jr.

Golic reportedly hasn't been too thrilled with this. One of his other sons, Jake, lashed out at ESPN on Twitter last week following the announcement. He addressed the show ending on the air last week, looking a little uncomfortable and tense while doing so.

"The last year and a half have been interesting if not eyebrow-raising, as well. For me, it’s not my story to tell. I’m going to continue doing this exact same show. It’s for others to tell who made this decision if they want to tell it and how they want to tell it. Not my story to tell… So, basically as Greeny said, this show will go on for a while. We don’t know how long into this year, and then as I start a new show with Trey Wingo—who I’ve known for years, I’ve done football with since 2003—and my son Mike, so how could I not be excited about that?” Golic said.