Mike and Mike is generally quite enjoyable, yet it has several serious problems that can eventually turn off the viewer/listener. First there is Mike Greenberg. MG's talent is obvious from the jump. He will eventually be a top personality for whichever network(s) he settles with. His star is clearly on the rise. Yet, he comes with all kinds of negatives. The bad parts drip off the guy. For instance he appears to always be looking in the mirror to see how is hair looks. He is constantly brushing his fingers through his hair in an effeminate way and he is absolutely horrible at having anything to do with inventing or ad libbing new ideas when needed. When a man looks in the mirror too much it's obvious and generally annoying. MG is annoying. Little Mike, the play by play guy on the show is supposed to be the pansy with Big Mike Golic, playing the part of the big former dumber jock. Big MG is far from dumb, in fact part of the show's appeal is that he does quite well for himself academically, thank you very much. Big MG is a graduate of Notre Dame and a former good NFL Defensive Lineman. Big Mike Golic does not have an ounce of vain in him. He is the guy most will like a lot. Still, Little MG carries the ball, and is really very good at it despite his neurotic effeminate and rather snooty way. He thinks he is so much smarter than Big MG but that doesn't work. What does work is that he is the one we love to hate. That is what makes the show as far as the personalities are concerned. Big MG is the big lovable teddy bear like, yet knowledgeable and well spoken ex jock. Little MG is the vain, effeminate, very smart leader or play by play guy who is also very smart and very talented. We love to hate little MG. Little MG comes off as the neurotic Jewish washer woman while Big MG is just the opposite. Big MG is the prototypical mid western ex jock who came up the harder way. He comes from a Cathoic home and is a Notre Damer all the way, while little MG is a graduate from Northwestern's school of Journalism. Not bad either way. They both play off each other well but much of the time little MG shows very little inventive ability or imagination. As the show needs a lot of filler little MG is always trying to come up with shtick. One example of how bad little MG is at this is when he decided to bring up a contest of how to rename a very good or what is commonly known in Baseball parlance as a "Nasty" pitch. He wanted to find another word for Nasty to describe a great Baseball pitch. He has such a disgustingly hard time doing this that it got to be embarrassing. For example one description that he brought up was the word "fecalicious." He brought up other ridiculous and embarrassing words like that which were so totally absurd and nauseating that no doubt even his younger viewers and any parents that watched the show were forced to turn it off or at least stop watching during the time that this asinine contest lasted. Little mG is absolutely awful at most things that take imagination. He needs to stop it. In fact Big MG is always telling little MG to "stop it!" and while this does not come off as the most genuine words that big MG could or would use, he must do it. Instead of telling little MG to stop it, he really needs to use words that would fit his personality. Saying "stop it" is not exactly the verbiage that would normally fit big MG. Hey, but they are on live TV and radio. The show has many good points and is generally enjoyable. No show is perfect especially when a show is done live every weekday morning. Let me sum up by saying: I think most avid sports fans will enjoy the show a lot. The show has the potential to get top ratings. The repetition of the latest most popular sports events are done over and over with intermission given usually to a lady named Sage Steele who comes off totally like a fish out of water. We have seen Ms.Steele in other spots in other places for other networks etc. She doesn't seem to be a good fit as a reporter of last night's sports scores. Little Mike Greenberg will be good at reading the scores or doing play by play while Big MG will continue to be good at the amiable color man.
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