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Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

Posted on: September 9, 2008 6:55 am
 
Monday Night Football, an American institution, has always had debatably the cream of the broadcasting crop. Football fans have been watching monday night games since 1970. That is going on 38 years. I have been around for all 38 of those years and have always found time to watch the games. Whether my Dallas Cowboys where on or not. I have enjoyed the many different broadcasters, some where all show IE Dennis Miller and his "rantings" to Howard Cossell and his off colored remarks. We have seen the likes of Rush Limbaugh, short lived albeit but he did a game. The best of Monday Night would be John Madden and Al Michaels in recent years. With all the greats and not so greats that have called the games can some one please explain to me how, with the vast array of "guest hosts" available to a broadcast giant likes of Disney/ABC/ESPN conglomerate, the best they could do was Mike and Mike. Without the use of all the studio gadgets they would normally use, this tandem was horrific. Stuttering their way through the game as if they were a rookie quarterback facing the Steel Curtain or Doomsday Defense of old. The pair had no clue. I enjoy their radio/TV simulcast a great deal. There though they have a set schedule. Commercials and breaks are preset. Guest are determined days in advance and the script is pre-written. Live, unedited and off the cuff is not their forte. For the rest of my televised football life i can only hope I will never have to endure this team again. So Mike and Mike I have this for you. Stay in the Studio where you belong.

Comments

Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2008 9:16 pm
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

Mike MIke & Mike was fine. Anything but those 3 jabronis Tirico, Kornheiser, and Jaws. Kornhesier is the reason the MUTE BUTTON was created. He is just an arrogant jibbering jobber who just tries to add color and fails miserably. The only worse tandom is probably Collinsworth & Byant Gumbel on the NFL network. Jaws is good for analysis. Tirico has a good voice but just has no flavor. Their commentary is the only bad thing about the Dallas game. Brent Musberger is still the man, so is Al MIchaels. Dennis Miller was wack.




Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2008 1:14 pm
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

They should go ahead and replace Korny with Wilbon.



Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 2:47 pm
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

Cub Rush did a preseason game before he was informed that Dennis Miller beat him out for the job. You are right about Joe Namath, I do believe he had a few before game time though.




Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 1:42 pm
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

Golic wasn't bad. Greene was horrible. Ditka was kind of an incoherent mess who made good points sometimes. At the beginning of the game when the Broncos ran a couple of reverses he said they were resorting to trickeration. If he knew anything about the Broncos he would know they do that everygame.

To me the worst was Joe Namath, I couldn't understand the guy. Maybe he was a little tipsy for the games. And if I am not mistaken Rush Limbaugh didn't do MNF he was on Countdown.




Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 1:42 pm
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

Golic wasn't bad. Greene was horrible. Ditka was kind of an incoherent mess who made good points sometimes. At the beginning of the game when the Broncos ran a couple of reverses he said they were resorting to trickeration. If he knew anything about the Broncos he would know they do that everygame.

To me the worst was Joe Namath, I couldn't understand the guy. Maybe he was a little tipsy for the games. And if I am not mistaken Rush Limbaugh didn't do MNF he was on Countdown.




Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:14 am
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

Mike Ditka and Jimmy Johnson is a great idea. If for the hatred they have for each other alone. Now that would be entertaining.




Since: Jun 11, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2008 7:58 am
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

I hardly ever watch Mike and Mike.  But I do agree that they do not need to be doing Monday Night Football.  That clearly is not their cup of tea.  I surely will not be able to listen to them point out everything that the losing team is doing wrong.  Can we be honest, I would rather have Dennis Miller back and he was not my favorite announcer.  MIke Ditka and Jimmy Johnson needs to be doing this program.  I think that  would make a great MNF couple.  LOL



Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2008 6:27 am
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

I agree waterman, they need to revamp the whole thing.




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2008 11:38 pm
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

I was at work , But I cought some of the game and it sounded to me like I was listening to a radio broadcast of the game. I think ESPN needs to just get totalty new broadcasters . For monday night . I like Mike Torico ( spelling ) but Jaws and Cornholer need to go! As for Mike and Mike stick to the radio!




Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2008 10:27 pm
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

Tartans and DJ, John Madden is getting to be old hat but the team of he and Michaels is still the best out there to me. I like "Moose" Johnson but I do not think NBC or ESPN could pull him away from FOX.



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