The Big O And Dukes' "Mike Greenberg Experiment"

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I mentioned the DC radio show, Big O And Dukes, back when Gilbert Arenas hinted at a reality show in an interview with the duo, but today they provided what could be one of the funniest clips I've ever heard. Their show touches on everything, but when they talk about Sports, ESPN comes up quite a bit. One of their station's main competitors in the DC market is Mike and Mike in the Morning, and that show was a topic of discussion today.

They first questioned Greenberg's ability as an on-air personality, but more importantly they played a hilarious clip of Greeny that a listener put together for them. The idea was to collect every time that the ESPN host says the radio program's name during one show, and naturally....hilarity ensued....

In what amounts to a little over two hours of talking, Greeny compiled almost two entire minutes of saying just the name of the show. Obviously it isn't that big of a deal, but it's amazing that he almost stops mid-sentence to get each of those in. He even said, "Game one...Mike and Mike in the Morning," at one point. How funny is that?

The show went on to comment on ESPN a bit more, so check it out if you have a moment.

Big O And Dukes: Podcasts (WJFK)
Could There Be A Gilbert Arenas Reality Show In The Works? (Awful Announcing)


Classic. Cannot stand this radio show. Greenberg is a monotone that resonates like Ben Stein. Funny as hell and good job making this point. This is a must listen.

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 2:29:00 PM  

I've gotten to the point where i can't stand to listen to this show anymore because of the simple fact that they hardly ever talk sports. The reason why you hear him say M&M a trillion times is because he says it before & after each commerial. Including the little in-show 20sec spot he does. Their show is a consistent Philladelphia Eagle's Blitz of advertisement and makes me want to put a nail gun to my temple.

Unknown said...
Oct 8, 2008, 2:34:00 PM  

Mike Greenberg does whatever he is told to do.

I swear they have shock collars that signal them to say this, lest ESPN miss out on some awesome marketing opportunity.

What would also be funny is to see how often those suckhole substitute hosts say something like "Eric Kuselias, Mike and Mike in the Morning, ESPN Radio."

E Buzz said...
Oct 8, 2008, 2:50:00 PM  

ESPN Radio's AM Sportscenter (just before M&M) is similarly unlistenable because each show segment and highlight is peppered with "ESPN" this, "ESPN" that, and other ESPN-branded bits. Like an officious waiter, they must not want us to forget who is bringing us last night's scores.

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

Next assignment: Listen to one day of C---- C------'s show and count all of the times he makes a good point.

Oct 8, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

I actually agree completely with them. This happen particularly when they interview someone. After every question, Greenberg will state the shows name and the name of the interviewee after every question.

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 3:44:00 PM  

They should isolate everytime Greenberg kisses ass. That clip would double in length

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

RJBO, I always laugh when that bastard talks about his show being the smartest show on radio and him using the ever-popular sports fan words like "visceral" and "gutteral". Ass.

GMoney said...
Oct 8, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

Drab is ghey!

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

ESPN's Buster Olney on ESPN's Mike and Mike, ESPN Radio.

It's like brand marketing 101, totally amateurish shit.

Imagine if Walter Cronkite had to say "And that's the way it is, here on CBS Television, today, on the Walter Cronkite News Hour, CBS Television."

Greenberg is the epitome of a corporate douche.

Does he even like sports, other than tennis and badminton, of course...

E Buzz said...
Oct 8, 2008, 5:09:00 PM  

More annoying than the M&M stuff is the way Greeny teases the next segment - that's way worse.

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 5:42:00 PM  

Here's Chad's blog post about Greenberg and another video:

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 6:00:00 PM  

Thanks for the mention, we love AA.

-Chad Dukes

(more on greeny sucking on my blog.)

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 6:13:00 PM  

Who are Big O and Dukes and why are they making fun of shows that are better than their show? Do they have any original material or do they make fun of others all the time? Making fun of Greenberg because he says the name of the show alot is stupid. He's doing what he's told to do and I never thought that he said the name too much. Even if he does say it too much, it seems like a stupid thing to talk about. I listen to Mike and Mike and I think Greenberg does a decent job. He's genuine and he is fairly knowledgable about sports.

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 7:05:00 PM  

"He's genuine and he is fairly knowledgable about sports."

Mrs. Greenberg, stop trying to defend your wife. His show is awful and everyone knows it.

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

Golic gets plenty to say - unfortunately for him, most of it is following Greenberg's "Mike and Mike in the morning" with "ESPN RADIO"

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

He's genuine and he is fairly knowledgable about sports.?

He only talks about teams he likes. Even worse is the fact they repeat there selves. If you listen for the whole four hours, they do not just reference what they said in hour one in hour three, it sounds like it was recorded. They repeat word for word what they said. They have no originality. You are right, he does what he is told. So you would agree that he is a corporate puppet. Thank you for making are argument for all of us that can not stand them.

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 10:37:00 PM  

Big O and Dukes wish people would care about them.

Anonymous said...
Oct 8, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

What's the name of the show, I missed it

Anonymous said...
Oct 9, 2008, 12:54:00 AM  

For the love of Brian and O'Brien...It's a morning drive-time talk show...They've got listeners dropping in and out every second...They must repeat their A material if it's to be heard by more than ten percent of their total audience...

A radio show must identify itself going into and out of breaks...ESPN Radio has gone from three segments to five an hour...That means at least forty IDs...Add in a few interstitial mentions and you get what the WJFK listener compiled...

Contrary to what you (or I) might like, ESPN Radio is not in the business of intelligent sports talk...Neither is Fox Sports Radio...And most certainly, the Big O and Dukes show is not...Every one of them is dedicated primarily to providing the largest possible ratings...That and nothing more...Brand identity is essential for this...How can anyone answer the question "What did you listen to this morning?" when the hosts didn't bother to say?

Anonymous said...
Oct 9, 2008, 9:45:00 AM  


Radio is almost like, science, and stuff.

E Buzz said...
Oct 9, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

he is doing what any radio personality is taught in college.

consistently tell the listeners exactly what they are listening to.

yet another NON STORY on this blog

Anonymous said...
Oct 9, 2008, 1:51:00 PM  

Radio shows bash radio shows like that all of the time, it really is nothing new.

@ anon @ 1:51: This blog isn't always about breaking news stories you'll find in a newspaper. "Started as a hobby, Awful Announcing quickly became one of the most talked about and linked blogs on the Internet. The site focuses mainly on the perils and follies of the Sports Media, but also critiques and reviews those within the Sports World. The site has been mentioned on Sports Center, ESPN Radio, WFAN, and various newspapers throughout the Country. AA was also an honorable mention for Best Non-Corporate Sports Web Site in Richard Deitsch's annual Media Awards in 2007. The website is also widely known for a penchant of finding videos like no other and catching media members in humorous and/or shocking moments. The site prides itself on having items that no other outlet does and will continue to do so for years to come." - AA

Still think this is a "NON STORY" for this blog?

Justin F. said...
Oct 9, 2008, 2:42:00 PM  

Whoever is talking in that feed is completely on the money. He plays the company far too much. Golic at least takes the players perspective on stuff like labor disputes (Greenberg is extremely anti-player on any issue from the lock-out in the NHL and anything involved in MLB is Donald Fehr's fault. Note he has Selig as a guest a lot and considers him a friend.) and also when he is with Eric Kuselias or anybody. Honestly can anybody remember when he hosted with Tony Bruno? Was that show actually, I don't know, independent from the WWL?

Anonymous said...
Oct 9, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Mike and Mike in the morning.

ben said...
Oct 10, 2008, 5:33:00 PM  

ESPN Radio

Anonymous said...
Oct 10, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

Big o and Dukes are a radio show broadcast on WJFK in DC from 10am to 3 pm right after Mike and Mike on another station and they are one of the dumbest radio shows ever I rather listen to Colin Cowherd when he come on in DC on ESPN 980

Alex said...
Dec 15, 2008, 7:42:00 AM  

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