One day after the long-rumored breakup of prominent ESPN Radio pair Mike & Mike finally became official, the son of one member of the duo blasted the network for making the move. In a series of Tweets Wednesday, Jake Golic, son of Mike & Mike‘s Mike Golic, criticized ESPN for breaking up a team which has been a network stalwart since 2000.
Greeny & Golic address the future of Mike & Mike pic.twitter.com/86JfHwBS2C— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) May 17, 2017
Love reading the tweets about how stupid ESPN is for breaking up M&M. All going as planned guys?? — Jake Golic (@JGolic88) May 17,
Comments from Mike Golic, who addressed the matter on air for the first time Wednesday morning, suggest that, like his son, he may not fully agree with either the decision, or the manner in which it was handled. “This has been the worst-kept secret for a long time,” Golic said. “The last year and a half have been somewhat 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.” Golic will remain on as host of a new show with Trey Wingo. Another of Golic’s sons, Mike Golic Jr., will join the new show daily from 6:00-7:00 am. The other half of Mike & Mike, Mike Greenberg, is moving to ESPN to host a three-hour morning show which will compete with the radio show’s simulcast on ESPNU. Watch above, via ESPN. [image via screengrab] —— Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter
And we're back to breathing. Very excited for my dad, wingo, and mike to be on together. Going to be awesome! — Jake Golic (@JGolic88) May 17, 2017