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ESPN Radio listeners will be ‘Green’ with envy Friday morning

ESPN's Mike Greenberg and Seth Greenberg. (ESPN Images)
ESPN’s Mike Greenberg and Seth Greenberg. (ESPN Images)

The traditional “wearing of the green” for St. Patrick’s Day is still 10 days away. But ESPN Radio is going green for Friday’s edition of Mike and Mike in the Morning as regular co-host Mike “Greeny” Greenberg welcomes guest co-host Seth Greenberg as he fills in for Mike Golic.

The “Greenberg and Greenberg” pairing (ESPN Radio, 6-10 a.m. ET with simulcast on ESPN2) promises to be filled with college basketball talk as the regular season enters its final weekend and the former Virginia Tech head coach, Seth, prepares listeners and viewers for the NCAA Tournament.

But hijinks and humor — in addition to scheduled guests John Smoltz (7:30); Roy Williams (7:45); Bill Self (9:15) and Buster Posey (9:30) — should ensue as the same surnamed pals try to out-Greenberg each other.

“I have long felt that the success of the show hinges on the hosts having the same name,” Greeny said. “So, when Mike Ditka, Mike Jordan and Mike Krzyzewski turned us down, this was a natural.”

“I’m just honored to sit down with the little brother I never wanted and talk sports for four hours,” Seth said.

“These four hours should be just like Thanksgiving for me,” Greeny said. “By the time it’s over, we’ll be relieved not to have to speak to each other for a year.”

“I just hope I get a chance to get on the show again before his alma mater Northwestern [in the midst of a 74-year drought] gets in the NCAA Tournament,” Seth said. “This will be a good warm up act for me before I work with the headliner of the show, Mike Golic.”

Seth, fellow college basketball analyst Dan Dakich and Golic will co-host Mike and Mike on Monday, March 18, the day after the NCAA Tournament field is announced.

As for suggested names for Friday’s “G&G” gala, Seth would go with, Seth and Mike. “That has a nice ring to it,” he said.

Greeny offered, “Shades of Green, It Ain’t Easy Being Green or Greeny and His Uncle.”

Michael Humes and Dan Quinn contributed to this post

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