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Mike and Mike's Rules for Sports and Life Hardcover – Unabridged, April 6, 2010
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About the Author
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?
Top Customer Reviews
The writing style and layout are appropriate for a 4th grade library. Many elementary school sports fans would love the color pictures, color words (green for Greenberg, olive for Golic), and the simple concepts. Remove the references to Hooters wings and erectile dysfunction medication, and this book will be ready for young readers. It is set up perfecty for practice reading out loud. I can see it now, two boys could read aloud together to their teacher. It would be a lot easier to read that a lot of other 4th grade books.
After submitting this review, I expect to be banned from listening to Mike and Mike for three days. That's okay, it is baseball season. I an willing to miss a few days of baseball talk to help others avoid my mistake.
Turned out to be a boring set of arguments between Mike and Mike... with no beginning or end.
Could not finish the book it was that bad.
I gave it to an elderly friend who reads it to fall asleep.
I used to listen to Mike and Mike regularly and don't because I can't get it at work (and due to my job nature, I find I work better without a radio). Thus, reading it when I was sick in bed lifted my spirits. It has the same flow as the show -- some sports insights, some humor and even silliness.
One thing that can't be captured in the book are all the audio bells and whistles you hear on the radio (or on TV). That should be obvious. What the book does instead is have many pictures to take their places. An example is a picture of Phil Jackson wearing a Laker's uniform.
Another treat is I finally know what the Mikes' families look like. And I'll add an interesting comment -- you know how people don't look like how they sound? I found that exceptions (for me) are both Mikes, and their wives as well. (I always knew they both sounded blond.)
The biggest surprise (a good one) is how hilarious George Will is in his foreward. Mark Chessney also has a good introduction.
I liked this better than Greenburg's solo book. One difference is this book appeals to the same PG rated audience as the program does, and does not have the language Greenburg had in his solo book.
Basically, this entire book consists of both Mike's (Greenberg & Golic) making fun of each other while also perusing some random sports topics. There is really no structure to the book whatsoever, and it is filled with graphics/illustrations and plenty of "flash" on each page.
The book worked for me, though, because the experience mirrored the give-and-take of the pairs now infamous morning radio/TV talk show. They both have a talent for combining jocularity with serious sports conditions, and that is exactly what transpires in these pages as well. If you came looking for anything serious, please steer clear.
Overall, I thought that this book was a fun little read that entertained me for a couple of sittings. Nothing more, nothing less.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoy Mike and Mike. It's not advanced calculus, it's not rocket telemetry, it's sports. This book is a lighthearted, albeit somewhat self-indulgent, effort, but an ex-jock and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by TruxtonSpangler
As an avid Mike and Mike listener, I was eagerly looking forward to this book. In short, "lousy". Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by Avid Fan
Guys I LOVE you both and I LOVE your early morning radio show which I often get up at 2 o'clock in the early morning to listen to here in Alaska. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by S. W.
This book is just excerpts from their talk show in the morning its not what I had expected a little disappointed but will still read it none the less. Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by Nancy B Ali