Just heads up saw this on twitter but Brady Hoke will join the set on Mike & Mike today at 9am on ESPN2.
chance of bowl: 13.6%
Is this the same as the streaming radio show? I'm streaming on ESPN right now and the lineup schedule doesn't include Hoke at 9:00.
I hope this is wrong and you are right
I thought this said Hello: Mike & Mike.
That show has turned me into a regular listener of NPR/Marketplace. And I crave mindless sports talk during drive times.
I can't listen to it during NBA season . . . .
I think about tuning in to Mike and Mike every day on my way to work (maybe get some NHL info) and then I realize that all they're going to be talking about is NBA basketball.....and they'll repeat the same drama each day (I don';t care if Rose plays, I don't carry if Howard is selfish, I don't care if Carmelo won't pass....).
Are you up in Raleigh? I recently moved from there to Jacksonville, FL. I use my TuneIn Radio app every day to listen to Raleigh sports talk on the way home. It works out pretty well.
Yeah I live in Leesville - N. Raleigh. I like Adam and Joe but the ACC homerism is just too much for me some days. And that David Glenn guy is the worst.
Oh and I have the WTKA app so I listen to Sam Webb in the mornings instead of Mike and Mike.
I lived in Raleigh for 6 years...still have a house there! Living up in GR area now
I don't listen to much sports talk radio at all just commenting to spread some of the Maize & Blue love here in the Triangle. I live and work in Cary.
We live in Wake Forest, but my good friend is uncle to the Berrios brothers that play at Leesville Rd. Have you seen the offer list Braxton has?!
Greeny plays the nerd role too much, and Golic is a meathead. some days I give it about 5 minutes then I turn to pandora or NFL network
I moved from Grand Rapids to Pittsboro, NC (just south of Chapel Hill, west of Raleigh) recently. The local shows on 99.9 aren't bad (following Mike and Mike and Cowherd). I love it here - in case anyone cares.
But totally unlistenable from April to July.
I listen to my local ESPN Radio guys on the way home (Waddle & Silvy) but I can't stand Mike & Mike. Or most national non-live-sport-coverage on ESPN these days.
I'm curious as to what ND slappy Golic has to say about the "chickened out' comment. My guess is that Hoke plays it down as a little humor for the hometown audience. You know...coachspeak.
Good call. Golic does seem like a pretty reasonable guy. He made a few good points about what other games they could possibly give up in leiu of U-M. I get the Navy game and respect that, but Purdue??? Come on, man...
Yesterday he was trying to justify sparty and Purdue as equally impressive matchups. Then went on to say they still have the USC and Stanford rivalries.
Actually, Stanford is the one series that ND can’t justify keeping on their schedule over Mich. Right now, ND current spin to deflect “chicken” comment is to bring up that the other series’ are more “storied” and have been played longer. Stanford/ND is the one continuing series that is less on both counts when compared to Mich/ND. The other games have been played more often.
Series Start Total Games
Stanford/ND 1925 27
Mich/ND 1887 40
I understand why they would want to keep it over us, It gives them more marketing, recruiting and overall general “presence” on the west coast and also has a historically greater chance of ND victory. Now they get the presence on the east coast and south by beating up on the ACC and Navy, west coast through USC & Stanford, and Midwest with MSU and Purdue, without having to face the Big Brother who could slap them around and knock them out of contention! So in effect it really is some "chickening" by them.
One issue I have with ND's response to this is their assertion that Purdue and Michigan State are bigger rivals just because they have played more games. This is obviously a very weak attempt to justify their decision. Rivalries are judged not just by games played, but the competitiveness and import of those games. Prior to Hoke's comments, was there anyone in the world who really thought Purdue was a bigger rival for Notre Dame than Michigan? I'm sure we've played Indiana more times than we have Notre Dame, but Notre Dame was a much bigger rival.
Good point, and to make it even stronger we have UND.COM (The Official Site of Notre Dame Athletics ) adding even more significance to the historic value of the series prior to the 2012 game. http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041912aab.html
It's just the official site of Notre Dame athletics saying it is the first game they ever played and is the "original and oldest FBS rivalry". But what do they know?!?!?
I have a book on my coffee table about the Michigan-Notre Dame football rivalry (my girlfriend/co-inhabitant is an ND grad). Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't know of any books written about the Purdue or Michigan State rivalries. Not saying that's a checkmate (there's a book about the Miami-ND rivalry), but the point being there's a history beyond who played who X number of times.
What are you setting the line at for "Well..."?
Well....there's no question about that........
a triple order of chicken wings.
Golic's brother was my RD in college...he was such a pain in this ass.
the guy from "Saved By the Bell, the College Years?"
did you go to California University?
are you Screech?!
I actually met Elizabeth Berkely at the '89 Rose Bowl where we housed USC. I talked to her just after half time outside on the ramparts exactly at the moment Ty Wheatly rumbled 83 yards or whatever it was. I was OK missing the run to chat up the fuego before me. She was from Farmington Hills and went to North Farmington High I believe, and thus a big Michigan fan. Felt like I was making headway until some 50 year old producter type came by and whisked her away by the arm. ... Hollywood.
/boom Cool Story Bro'd.
It would be much cooler if Ty Wheatley had actually played against USC in 1989, bro.
And Saved by the Bell wouldn't start airing until almost 9 months after that bowl game.
mentioned that he'll be on yet...
Thanks for the link!
as a "special guest"
Is he on the Subway fresh take hotline?
argument is LAME!
Hoke is indeed on. Telling it like it is.
was a pretty good sport and the interview was a nice laid back one. And we know that hoke wouldn't leave, even if he won the lottery.
Was pretty light hearted. Lots of respect for ND and the rivalry, blah blah blah. Sad to see it going away. Chickening out might not be the best word, but that's what it amounts to.
Joked about what Hoke would do if he won the lottery, said he'd stay at Michigan.
there is an uncanny resemblance, voice-wise.
Hoke's comments about ND pretty much took the air out of any remaining controversy about the chicken thing. The Domers will have to work real hard to keep it as bulletin board material over the summer.
I'm gonna upvote you to take away the 'trolling' tag, because I know from listening this morning that the Matt Foley reference was first brought up by Hoke himself the first time he was on Mike & Mike.
Plus, come on, there is a resemblance. Even the man himself thinks so.
I had to chuckle when he opened by saying that he almost didn't call, but he didn't want to "chicken out". I really thought his answers about the ND-Michigan rivalry were great - he seemed quite genuine in his disappointment, and using UTL's atmosphere as example of what it could be worked well to illustrate that.
Just hearing him talk about UTL 2 years ago took me back for a minute and remembered that place just rocking...
Can we fast forward to 9/7 please??? I'm attending this one, hoping for another classic.
Missed it. Any way to hear it at this point?
Yea, once they post the best of mike and mike podcast sometime later today. That's what I'm waiting on. Got to my desk at 8:15 CDT. Heard Golic in next segment still trying to defend the ND perspective and Greeny pointing out the obvious facts and telling him it makes absolutely no sense to keep Purdue over Michigan. EDIT: Interview up now on espnradio homepage http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=9281370
I cannot listen to Mike and Mike anymore! There are a couple of other guys where I work who have stopped listening as well. I am now reduced to listening to Dan Patrick field phone calls in which men call in and give their height and weight - AARRRGGGG MY LIFE SUCKS
ND's record vs their "bigger rivals":
ND is 16-23-1 vs. Michigan.
Still wonder why they prefer to play MSU & Purdue?