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Every morning more than three
million listeners tune in to Mike and Mike in the Morning on
ESPN Radio—mostly to hear the Mikes’ (Golic and Greenberg)
riotous back-and-forth on everything from why baseball
managers should dress like real people to how to lose a
fight with the wife with dignity. In Mike and Mike’s Rules
for Sports and Life, the beloved mic jockeys put their
unique stamp on, well, the rules for sports and life. In
years on the road, in the studio, and at home, Greeny and
Golic have learned that it’s all about the big stuff:
separating order from chaos, ensuring our survival as a
species, and keeping peace. For instance:
Fourth of July should be eliminated and replaced with an
Independence Day that falls on the first Thursday of the
month, creating a four-day weekend like Thanksgiving, which,
by the way, could do without the Detroit Lions.
Human Element” in sports officiating and weather forecasting
• The top pick in the NBA draft lottery should go
to the team that came closest to making the playoffs—not to
the team that rips off fans by mailing it in after the
• When someone says, “I’m being
completely honest,” they might as well be claiming that they
go to Hooters just for the wings.
• Kids do not get to
eat french fries for breakfast. Ever. And who cares what the
kids at the next table are ordering.
• No more designated
If you’re one of Golic and Greeny’s
legions of followers, you probably can’t get enough of this
sort of provocative, hilarious, and occasionally obsessive
stuff. And if you’re one of those fans who live by the rule
“There oughta be a rule,” then Mike and Mike’s Rules for
Sports and Life
is the book for you.
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