Traina Thoughts: "Mike & Mike's" awkward goodbye
The best of the Internet, plus musings by SI.com writer, Jimmy Traina.
1. Talk about awkward. ESPN's Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic have finally addressed the fact that their longtime radio show is coming to an end. Greenberg will host a new television show for ESPN, which will debut Jan. 1, 2018, while Golic will continue the radio show a new partner. This has been known for a long time, but never confirmed by ESPN until Tuesday. The hosts discussed the matter on Wednesday and the vibe was bizarre. They both said the right things about each other, but the body language, avoiding eye contact and stiffness told a different story. Even more evident Golic's unhappiness with ESPN management. Whether he's peeved about higher ups splitting up the duo or the way the whole thing was handled publicly or both, Golic made it known he has some issues, saying:
"This has been the worst kept secret for a long time. The last year-and-a-half has 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. Not my story to tell."
Golic may not want to tell his story, but his son, Jake, isn't afraid to share his feelings.
This is definitely more intriguing than anything else in the history of Mike & Mike.
2. Internet superstar, @BdotAdot5 as he's known on Twitter, has once again done stellar work. This time, he's recreated the end of last season's Michigan-Ohio State game, while adding many elements from Titanic.
3. Best part of the NBA Draft Lottery -- by far.
4. No Shirley Temple's here. Cubs skipper Joe Maddon celebrated his 1,000th career win last night with a big glass of red wine.
5. Gregg Popvich has no patience for media nonsense when the Spurs win. You can only imagine how salty his mood would be lfter a 136-100 loss.
6. If you've gotten caught up in the RompHim social media craze, you'll enjoy these funny sports-related memes about the controversial fashion piece.
7. This is an excellent use of Instagram by Shaquile O'Neal.
8. An A's fan had his phone broken when Ryon Healy's home run landed on it Tuesday night. The fan then used Twitter to ask the A's to buy him a new phone. Oakland is coming through.
9. Just an FYI for all my fellow WWE fans out there: The best thing going right now is Breezango and the Fashion Files. Here's the latest installment that debuted last night. "Day one is H" = tremendous.
10. THE DAILY ROCK: With The Rock hosting Saturday Night Live this week, here's a look back at his monologue the first time he hosted the show on March 18, 2000.