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Relationship Between Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic Is "Icy" Now

Mike and Mike on their ESPN set.


Details have emerged from the impending breakup of the most-prominent radio show in sports.

Mike and Mike are breaking up.

ESPN officially announced last week that Mike Greenberg is getting his own morning TV show in 2018, ending the near 20-year partnership with Mike Golic, who'll be staying on radio with Trey Wingo and his son, Mike Jr.

The two Mikes addressed the ending of their show on the air last week.

It wasn't extremely tense, but it did seem kind of uncomfortable, especially for Golic.

Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch published a story today on the dissolving relationship of Greeny and Golic.

Apparently, they've basically stopped talking to each other unless they're on the air.


“It’s really a poisonous atmosphere right now,” said one longtime ESPNer who has worked on the show. “Most of us don’t see the show lasting through its contractual end [which is believed to be the end of December]. But I give both these guys immense credit because when the light comes on, you would not know what’s going on. They are pros on air.”

“They are marvelous actors on set,” said another ESPN on-air staffer, who speaks to both Greenberg and Golic. “But they barely even make eye contact with each other these days.”

“They virtually ignore each other off air,” said a third ESPN staffer who has previously worked on the show and said such tension has existed since late last year.

It's unclear how much longer Mike & Mike will be on the air. An ESPN spokesman told Deitsch that it's scheduled to continue into the fall. That seems suspect, though, based on what's reportedly been happening behind the scenes.

You can read's full story here.