The end of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike is coming at some point before the end of 2017 as the longtime co-hosts of ESPN’s morning radio show will split into two different projects at the start of 2018. Mike Greenberg is taking over his own morning TV show on ESPN, while Mike Golic will remain on radio with new co-hosts Trey Wingo and his son, Mike Golic Jr.
The split of the 18-year long partnership has been less than amicable as there are clearly some tensions between the two sides. That was evident in their official announcement when Golic seemed less than enthused and said the reason for the end of the show was “someone else’s story to tell.” However, according to a report from Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch, the rift between the co-hosts was far worse than many would imagine watching them interact on air.
Deitsch cited multiple anonymous sources at ESPN that said the two would “barely make eye contact” off air and that their personal relationship was nearly non-existent at this point. However, Mike Golic disputes the severity to which his relationship with Greenberg has deteriorated, telling Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune that he and Greenberg are fine with each other and have talked about the situation.