Shot Clock: azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers discuss the latest on Arizona Cardinals’ Carson Palmer and the NBA playoffs.
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Shot Clock: Colin Kaepernick is better than Blaine Gabbert, right? So why did the Cardinals not sign him? Also, Zack Greinke has his Randy Johnson moment … what does it mean for Diamondbacks?
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Bob McManaman weigh in on the Cardinals’ signing of Blaine Gabbert.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Daryl Washington possibly returning to the Cardinals and how James Harden can’t beat the Spurs by himself.
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azcentral sports’ Sarah McLellan and Dan Bickley discuss the D-Backs’ difficulties on the road and the NBA’s big issue in the playoffs.
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Kent Somers and Bob McManaman discuss the lack of suspense in the NBA playoffs, what’s happening with the D-Backs away from Chase Field and new faces for the Cardinals.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley talk about the possibility of the NBA draft lottery is rigged and an updated on Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington on Friday. Diana Payan/azcentral
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azcentral sports’ Mark Faller and Dan Bickley discuss the Cardinals’ potential flyer on quarterback Blaine Gabbert and Yasmany Tomas’ defensive effort in outfield for the Diamondbacks.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Doug Haller discuss how Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas has become one of the best players in the NBA and who the Suns want in the NBA draft.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the Rockets’ explosion against the Spurs and a possible pitching implosion for the Diamondbacks.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers discuss what to expect from the Cardinals’ 2017 NFL draft class.
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Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley assess the Arizona Cardinals’ selection of Haason Reddick in Round 1 of the NFL draft and discuss the needs the team still has to address.
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azcentral sports’ Kent Somers and Jay Dieffenbach discuss possible Cardinals strategy in the NFL draft, views on picking a quarterback and more.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Kevin Durant and the Warriors as well as Zack Greinke’s start against the Padres.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Sarah McLellan discuss whether character matters when evaluating talent for drafts.
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Shot Clock: Mark Faller and Dan Bickley discuss Auston Matthews in the NHL playoffs, Aaron Hernandez’s death and Shelby Miller’s turnaround.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Carmelo, a dancer, and the Cards’ quiet, classy young superstar.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Zack Greinke’s slump and the Cardinals and Sun Devils continuing their preparations for the season.
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ESPN’s famous Mikes are splitting up.
Mike Greenberg will begin a new morning show on January 1, 2018, the network announced on Tuesday. According to the network, the show will feature “several” full-time co-hosts, guests and contributors. It will air from 7-10 am ET on ESPN — a spot currently held by SportsCenter — and then re-air on ESPN2 at 10 am ET.
Reports of Mike and Mike splitting up have been circulating for months. The two have been together since Greenberg first filled in as a co-host on Golic’s ESPN radio show in 1998.
“One of the many benefits of working at ESPN is that change and evolution are in our DNA,” said Greenberg in a statement released by the network. “My run with Golic has been an incredible experience that I’ll always treasure, but having the chance to engage multiple voices every morning in a dialogue on each day’s sports stories will be a great new challenge.”
Mike Golic will be co-hosting a new morning drive show on ESPN Radio with Trey Wingo that will air from 6-10 am ET “later this fall”, according to the network. It will be simulcast at first on ESPN2 and later on ESPNU when the lineup changes are finalized. His son, Mike Golic Jr., will also join the show from the 6-7 am EST hour each day.
The new roles for Mike & Mike come at a time of a lot of changes at the network including Sage Steele returning to host 7 a.m. SportsCenterand a re-launch of E:60 and Outside the Lines. It also comes after massive layoffs at the company earlier this month.
“With Mike & Mike ending later this year, I am looking forward to the opportunity to begin the next chapter of the ESPN morning show with Trey and my son Mike,” Golic said in a statement. “Both men will bring new and interesting voices to our morning conversations and help to create a fresh fun show for our audience. I appreciate the loyalty of those who have started their mornings with us over the years and hope they continue to do so for years to come.”
In 2016, Mike & Mike made a number of changes in an attempt to freshen up the show, including an updated set which allowed for an introduction of more social media elements and easier-to-call up video features.
The two have been together for nearly 19 years, since Greenberg first joined Golic on air on as a substitute host ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago.
“I accepted the job with the agreement that I would continue to anchor SportsCenter and I was anchoring 100 SportsCenters a year for the first 11 years we were doing Mike and Mike,” Greenberg told For The Win in 2015. “The primary reason I accepted it because I thought maybe the executives at ESPN would hear my work on the radio and like it and it would serve me well in my goal to get a higher-profile position on TV at ESPN.”
In 2000, the Mike and Mike in the Morning show debuted on ESPN Radio and in 2004 the duo made their debut on ESPN News. They quickly became one of the most popular shows on ESPN and skyrocketed their profiles possibly far beyond what Greenberg expected.
Their first conversation, they remembered in 2015, consisted of Greenberg mocking Golic about his weight.
“As he puts it he thought I was either going to laugh at him or punch him — one of the two,” Golic told For The Win in 2015, “and I’m pretty self-deprecating, so I laughed.”
Golic said he called his wife, Christine, at the break of that first show and she immediately noted that the duo had chemistry.
In a statement released from ESPN, Wingo seemed to hint that he hoped his partnership with Golic could last as long as the Mikes did. Or at least have some sort of the same success.
“We’re all looking for someone to grow old with…and I look forward to doing that with Golic,” he said. “On a more serious note, I’m looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead and keeping ESPN radio the place to be in the morning for an entertaining start to your sports day.”