April 3, 2017

The End is Near for ESPN's Mike & Mike Morning Radio Show

FROM PHILLY.COM Unfortunately, the cat is well out of the bag on ESPN’s plans to move Mike Greenberg off the popular Mike & Mike radio show (and ESPN2 simulcast) and into his own morning show on the Worldwide Leader, which will reportedly combine elements of SportsCenter with a typical morning show. (The other "Mike" is Mike Golic, a former NFL player)

While confirming that all the rumors about the show have been true, Greenberg says there are a “million decisions” that need to be made before the plug is officially pulled on Mike & Mike.
“We haven’t even hired a producer yet,” Greenberg said. “ I know people think I’m saying this just to say it, but we really have not officially decided to do this yet.”

So far, ESPN has refused to comment on the news.

The move to put Greenberg in his own morning show would come as ESPN is planning to undergo another round of layoffs, which will spare behind-the-scenes staff but includes many hosts and reporters whom fans know and recognize.

During an appearance on Richard Deitch’s Sports Illustrated podcast, ESPN expert and bestselling author Jim Miller predicted the network will shed between 40 and 50 on-air personalities during this round of cutbacks.


Could ESPN really get rid of 40-50 anchors? So who is safe at ESPN? We see Stephen A. Smith, Bomani Jones, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Dan Le Batard, Scott Van Pelt,  Neil Everett and Stan Verrett and a very few others. Over the last year or so we've seen the departure of Mike Tirico, Colin Cowherd, Skip Bayless, Chris Broussard, and Erin Andrews at ESPN.  

We also see ESPN moving their main operations out of Bristol, Connecticut, where they've been for over 30 years and going to Los Angeles. ESPN is owned by The Disney Corporation.

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