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 on television, normally on ESPN2. If ESPN2 is broadcasting a live sporting event during the show's timeslot, the show's simulcast will then air on ESPNews. The show primarily focuses on the day's biggest sports topics and the humorous banter between the Mikes. On February 24, 2010, the duo celebrated 10 years of doing the show together.
On May 7, 2007, the show moved from its longtime radio studio home to the television studio used for Sunday NFL Countdown and Baseball Tonight, and began broadcasting in high-definition.
A daily "best-of" show airs daily on ESPN2. Additionally, a weekly radio recap aired Saturday mornings at 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and then moved to 5 a.m. ET before being discontinued in October 2009. The radio version of "best of" returned in February 2010 in the 5am timeslot.
The show centers on an Odd Couple relationship between its hosts, and how it relates to their views on sports. The show's motto for all commercials on radio and television is: "What makes them different makes them great."
Mike Greenberg is portrayed as a stereotypical nerd and with a man-crush on former New York Jets and current Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington(any mention of Pennington's name is usually punctuated by the "And Iiii.."(from the final chorus of Whitney Houston's version of Dolly Parton's song "I Will Always Love You".) In 2008, Golic forced Greeny to "break up" with Pennington due to his being replaced as starter by Brett Favre.
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." 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 (Quinn and Golic both are Notre Dame alumni and Ohio natives). Any mention of Quinn on the show is usually followed by a small sampling from Enrique Iglesias' song "Hero".