The end of ESPN’s Mike and Mike after nearly two decades has been filled with drama, and there has even been speculation that the show could end much sooner than anticipated.
Mike Greenberg is moving on to host his own TV show in January 2018, while Mike Golic will continue hosting the daily radio show in the same time slot with Trey Wingo and his son, Mike Golic Jr.
Tension arose between Greenberg and Golic because Golic was upset that Greenberg didn’t inform him about his TV deal first, which led their relationship to deteriorate in recent months.
However, in a recent interview with the New York Post, Greenberg made a shocking comment regarding his TV show.
“I’m going to miss him. It’s just that simple,” Greenberg said of Golic. “The decision for me to go do a new show was one that was made by other people. It was not made by me.”
It’s hard to imagine Greenberg had no idea he’d be getting his own TV show when he signed his recent contract with ESPN. It’s doubtful ESPN would force him to do a TV show without consulting him first, which makes his comments to the Post a little suspicious.
Greenberg also insists his relationship with Golic is “great,” and he told the Post he will “treasure” what Golic has done for him during their partnership.
“He and I texted back and forth with each other probably six different times about different things,” Greenberg said. “Regardless of what anyone seems to want to think, Mike and I are doing just great.”
Golic dismissed reports that he and Greenberg don’t get along, and he told NDInsider that he and Greenberg have talked about the issue and they are “fine.” Golic said he was more upset about people on his show starting rumors about the two personalities.
The show will supposedly last for six more months before Greenberg starts his own show, but it’s possible the two decide to end things sooner if their relationship isn’t great behind the scenes.
There’s still plenty of time left for them to work together, so maybe they can iron things out between now and then.