Mike and Mike's Rules for Sports and Life

Mike and Mike's Rules for Sports and Life

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by Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, Andrew Chaikivsky
     
 
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

Overview

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:
 
• The 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.
• “The Human Element” in sports officiating and weather forecasting sucks.
• 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 All-Star break. 
• 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 hitter!
 
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345516220
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
909,464
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Mike Greenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot and was host of the ABC TV game show Duel. He lives outside New York City with his wife and two children.
 
Mike Golic is a graduate of Notre Dame and a nine-year NFL veteran, having played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins. He is married with three children.
 
Did we mention they host Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio?

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sinestrojoe More than 1 year ago
Love Mike & Mike on the radio and now enjoying their book!
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Mike and Mike have provided us with a humorous, irreverent guide book for life itself. The wisdom comes through their in studio experiences as the hosts of the very popular Mike and Mike program where they and their guests provide insights into the very essence of our existence. This book is both entertaining and insightful, and a wonderful guide for life itself. This is a great gift item for anyone in the family and I recommend it without reservation.
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stewartsls More than 1 year ago
its very very simple, I LOVE listening to the both of them each morning. I read Mike g other book and it was very to the point, this book has its great moments in it. The point is we live in extremely stressful times now and they make the morning drive easier each morning. And this book makes u smile, think and enjoy life a little bit better.
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You need to be a regular Mike and Mike listener for a lot of this book to make sense. It's a fast read.
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grandy6 More than 1 year ago
The only regret I have is that I could not be at one of their book signings. I enjoy their banter on TV and as I read the book, I could hear their banter, as well. I am impressed with their knowledge of sports on each athletic sport. I so enjoyed reading their assessment of weathermen and the comeback of picking games and being wrong. It is truly a good read, full of humor and knowledge. I feel good about my purchase, and would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in sports. You cannot go wrong.
Bobby89 More than 1 year ago
The best way to describe their first book together can be said in one word, FUN. If you are looking for some exciting inside stuff, it is not there. You will not find anything in the book that is provocative either. What you will find is a fun, entertaining read. The book is written along the same lines as listening to their radio show. It is great banter back and forth with special guest chiming in along the way. I have been a long time listener and though some of the stories were not new most of them were. This book is a great gift for any sports guy that has watched or listened to ESPN.
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Spaboy More than 1 year ago
When people who are sports fans ask me what I can recommend to them for comic relief, I tell them to go to ESPN. Mike and Mike have got to be one of the biggest laughs in the history of broadcasting! Many of M&M regular listeners will find much of this book a review of topics that the boys have talked/argued/joked about over the years, but there's a fresh slant on stuff they'll find refreshing. Great book!
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