Behind The Scenes

How’d Mike & Mike do on Wednesday’s Late Show? Stacy Greenberg reports

EDITOR’S NOTE: Front Row spares no expense in bringing our users unfettered access to ESPN’s personalities and content. Below is another shining example as our special correspondent, Stacy Greenberg, the wife of ESPN’s Mike Greenberg, again supplies her multimedia talents to help illustrate what life with the two Mikes can be like.

For this excursion, @stacygsg joined Mike and Mike as they ventured to Manhattan for the duo’s ninth appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

In addition to the photo gallery above, with pictures from both Stacy and Front Row’s Kristie Chong, and Stacy’s “Tales from the Green-y Room” video below, we also asked “Mrs. Greeny” to provide some impartial, unbiased assessments of how the two Mikes handled their business.

(Ratings are on a 1 to 5 scale with 1 being ‘Greeny weak’, 5 being ‘Golic strong’):

Green Room behavior
Golic: 5
Greenberg: 5
Stacy’s Statement: Golic ate all the cookies, Greeny used all the Purell.

Wardrobe
Golic: 5
Greenberg: 5
Stacy’s Statement: Both Mikes have their own sense of style. They both appeared to be very comfortable, though Greeny was mostly worried about the rain ruining his shoes.

Comfort level in make-up chair
Golic: 1
Greenberg: 5
Stacy’s Statement: Golic just seems like he wants to get it over with; Greeny requested an extra half hour and nail care.

Nerves
Golic: 1
Greenberg: 5
Stacy’s Statement: I’ve never seen Golic nervous, I’ve never seen Greeny not nervous.

Green room cookie consumption
Golic: 5
Greenberg: N/A
Stacy’s Statement: Golic finished the cookies before they went to get makeup; Greeny sampled the fruit.

Entrance/Greeting Dave
Golic: 5
Greenberg: 5
Stacy’s Statement: The guys have gotten very comfortable on the show. They were excited to be on and made a silky smooth entrance.

Rapport with Dave
Golic: 5
Greenberg: 5
Stacy’s Statement: It’s so cool to see how much Dave clearly likes the Mikes. He chats with them during the break now and obviously enjoys talking about sports.

Interview moment of note
Golic: 5
Greenberg: 5
Stacy’s Statement: Golic knew all about the Olympics, which was great; Greeny just whined about the Knicks losing Jeremy Lin.

Post-interview reaction
Golic: 5
Greenberg: 1
Stacy’s Statement: When they walk off, Golic yells “that was fun” and Greeny yells “Did my hair look all right?”

Wednesday’s appearance compared to previous spots
Golic: 5
Greenberg: 5
Stacy’s Statement: It keeps getting better and better every time.

BONUS: Did you enjoy meeting Late Night guest, Kyra Sedgwick?
Stacy’s Statement: She could not have been sweeter and is absolutely beautiful in person.

Thursday’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Audio will simulcast on ESPNEWS as SportsCenter moves to ESPN2 so ESPN can provide Open Championship coverage.

Scheduled “Mike & Mike” guests include, in the 7 a.m. ET hour, New York Daily News’ Frank Isola and ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian; and at 8:30 a.m., ESPN NBA Analyst Jalen Rose (in studio). Open Championship updates throughout the show.

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