The relationship between Mike & Mike has reportedly deteriorated. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

The relationship between Mike & Mike has reportedly deteriorated. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

Armchair psychologists had a field day last week when Mike Golic didn’t look his longtime radio partner Mike Greenberg in the eye while addressing the show’s long-rumored breakup. As it turns out, there was apparently a lot of festering animosity behind the slight.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports the two “Mike & Mike” hosts, who have been together since 2000, are no longer pals. In fact, sources say they barely talk to each other off the set or during commercial breaks.

One ESPN staffer described the environment as “poisonous,” speculating the show won’t run until its contractual end, which is believed to be in December. ESPN announced last week Mike Greenberg will host a variety morning show out of New York City in 2018, while Golic stays in morning drive with Trey Wingo. Mike Golic Jr., who hosts overnights on ESPN Radio, will join the program every day from 6:00-7:00 a.m.

While there are reportedly multiple reasons for the on-set friction, one source told Deitsch Golic is peeved that Greenberg didn’t talk to him about pursuing his own television program. “From Golic’s perspective, he thinks Mike [Greenberg] should have come to him and told him he wanted to do his own thing,” the ESPN employee said. “But Greeney is very non-confrontational, truly a nice a guy, and he would say that it wasn’t incumbent on him to tell Golic everything about what he wanted to do professionally. I guess I can see both sides.”

When the hosts announced the breakup last Wednesday, Golic’s son ripped ESPN in a number of tweets. In perhaps the most telling sign about the Golic family’s feelings about the split, the tweets are still up.

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Alex Reimer
We close out the show with the best sound clips of the day.
We close out the show with the best sound clips of the day.
Michael and Keefe react to the breaking news that the newest member of the Patriots Hall of Fame is cornerback Raymond Clayborn. The two are skeptical that he was the right pick over fellow candidates Richard Seymour and Mike Vrabel.
Michael and Keefe react to the breaking news that the newest member of the Patriots Hall of Fame is cornerback Raymond Clayborn. The two are skeptical that he was the right pick over fellow candidates Richard Seymour and Mike Vrabel.
In a segment eerily similar to an old favorite, Producer Ben asks Michael and Keefe some of the more bizarre questions asked of potential NBA prospects during the scouting combine.

[0:00:41] ... the height weight speed it's that woody got upstairs. As you have LeBron James yeah and answer questions. Properly maybe you don't draft number one overall pick a young veteran on the good feeling with the ...
[0:02:46] ... got tossed him right now and toss them out now. Died at Josh Beckett lawless I would hope they sell and see what he did yeah. Yeah and Ben jealous that got enough bad trade movies ...
[0:06:32] ... we're. I think if a stay at home now I I'm like Barack Obama shot back both guys may be I don't go to Africa. And I I would imagine that question is probably directed and ...
[0:07:11] ... are just last question is basically to either find out if your Shawn Kemp or EC green. Do you practice safe sex. Yeah and how do you not just yes well when you can understand it ...






In a segment eerily similar to an old favorite, Producer Ben asks Michael and Keefe some of the more bizarre questions asked of potential NBA prospects during the scouting combine.

[0:00:41] ... the height weight speed it's that woody got upstairs. As you have LeBron James yeah and answer questions. Properly maybe you don't draft number one overall pick a young veteran on the good feeling with the ...
[0:02:46] ... got tossed him right now and toss them out now. Died at Josh Beckett lawless I would hope they sell and see what he did yeah. Yeah and Ben jealous that got enough bad trade movies ...
[0:06:32] ... we're. I think if a stay at home now I I'm like Barack Obama shot back both guys may be I don't go to Africa. And I I would imagine that question is probably directed and ...
[0:07:11] ... are just last question is basically to either find out if your Shawn Kemp or EC green. Do you practice safe sex. Yeah and how do you not just yes well when you can understand it ...






In a segment eerily similar to an old favorite, Producer Ben asks Michael and Keefe some of the more bizarre questions asked of potential NBA prospects during the scouting combine.

[0:00:41] ... the height weight speed it's that woody got upstairs. As you have LeBron James yeah and answer questions. Properly maybe you don't draft number one overall pick a young veteran on the good feeling with the ...
[0:02:46] ... got tossed him right now and toss them out now. Died at Josh Beckett lawless I would hope they sell and see what he did yeah. Yeah and Ben jealous that got enough bad trade movies ...
[0:06:32] ... we're. I think if a stay at home now I I'm like Barack Obama shot back both guys may be I don't go to Africa. And I I would imagine that question is probably directed and ...
[0:07:11] ... are just last question is basically to either find out if your Shawn Kemp or EC green. Do you practice safe sex. Yeah and how do you not just yes well when you can understand it ...






Michael and Rich aren't impressed with the freezing cold take from the MLB network's Ken Rosenthal speculating about the Red Sox managers' future in Boston.

[0:00:39] ... and inside inside let me ask you really think about a certain Ken Rosenthal insider insider insider no question and you guys have a good relationship. You intend. As a bird of silent. Says the law. ...
[0:02:27] ... thing now now. I'd be surprised if they went envision the Hollywood World Series you know. Are you guys say what a surprise you any nothing. Anything about them literally editing it happened when Christopher your ...
[0:03:35] ... fair criticism. Pedroia things still bothers me. Yeah they'd actually we have Harold Reynolds cuddyer to Harold Reynolds sort of talk about everything involved including a good thing goes back to that yet it over the last three games. That ...
[0:04:11] ... you're in the front office you start looking at any benefit from Dave Dombrowski book in its effort those little things it does get fired over. When you're 2121. And your plans sloppy and you've got little things going on in the dugout. And off the field so to speak then you got problems and that's what the Germans are looking at. Excellent point by Harold Reynolds but one thing. Then I also wanna mention that goes back to the general manager. Is. Debate in the I don't there was a debate discussion this agreement and that in the dugout withdrew Palmer won here not that good. You're not that good to be and are to be talking to me like that and then to. Why is your Palmer and here he's here ploy because gave them browsed he ya. Any another starter Dave Dombrowski. Just turned down a freebie from the commissioner if it wanted to make a stink about this thing. They couldn't they could've ...






Michael and Rich aren't impressed with the freezing cold take from the MLB network's Ken Rosenthal speculating about the Red Sox managers' future in Boston.

[0:00:39] ... and inside inside let me ask you really think about a certain Ken Rosenthal insider insider insider no question and you guys have a good relationship. You intend. As a bird of silent. Says the law. ...
[0:02:27] ... thing now now. I'd be surprised if they went envision the Hollywood World Series you know. Are you guys say what a surprise you any nothing. Anything about them literally editing it happened when Christopher your ...
[0:03:35] ... fair criticism. Pedroia things still bothers me. Yeah they'd actually we have Harold Reynolds cuddyer to Harold Reynolds sort of talk about everything involved including a good thing goes back to that yet it over the last three games. That ...
[0:04:11] ... you're in the front office you start looking at any benefit from Dave Dombrowski book in its effort those little things it does get fired over. When you're 2121. And your plans sloppy and you've got little things going on in the dugout. And off the field so to speak then you got problems and that's what the Germans are looking at. Excellent point by Harold Reynolds but one thing. Then I also wanna mention that goes back to the general manager. Is. Debate in the I don't there was a debate discussion this agreement and that in the dugout withdrew Palmer won here not that good. You're not that good to be and are to be talking to me like that and then to. Why is your Palmer and here he's here ploy because gave them browsed he ya. Any another starter Dave Dombrowski. Just turned down a freebie from the commissioner if it wanted to make a stink about this thing. They couldn't they could've ...