Talk:Mike Greenberg

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opening paragraph[edit]

He just said on his talk show that his middle name is Darrow. He revealed that it saying James has been wrong the whole time. So lets make sure we get it correct.

he IS the host of the FORMER gameshow? or....he WAS the host of the now cancelled gameshow. someone fix it, cuz if i do then some jerk will change it back because they don't know how the english language works. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.241.143.189 (talk) 14:27, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Mike on Wikipedia[edit]

I'm removing the stuff about Mike Greenberg mentioning his WP article in order to avoid self-reference. His mention of Wikipedia isn't made notable by the fact that this is Wikipedia. --Sneftel 23:20, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Actually, Meegs just did, so nevermind. I'll get you next time, Meegs! NEXT TIME! --Sneftel 23:21, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

NPOV?[edit]

This page smacks POV. "This sickeningly politically correct approach is part of what makes them the least hard-hitting show on the radio"? You've got to be kidding me.

Never trust one version of a highly edited page on Wikipedia. --WoohookittyWoohoo! 09:44, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

UH-OH![edit]

oh noes! Greeny said wikipedia was worthless! Where's teh angst?! where's the rioting??? he didnt even mention your god-king, "jimbo" wales!

I love the show but that was a bad move, incidentally today he used it as a reference and even took it pretty seriously. He looked up the Vegan article and quoted from it. He pronounced it Vay-gen though. Quadzilla99 11:55, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
That show is as bad as his nose-job. I can stand Golic, but Greenberg is the worst. --Endlessdan 16:32, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but "Said morning show happens to be one of the worst things on television today" represents a POV. Removed said comment rather than NPOV it. Remember, this is supposed to be an encyclopedia, not a place to vent personal views about any personality, no matter how "worst" you think they are. EdinPasCA 02:49, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

NPOV?[edit]

This comment, "However, many pundits question whether this tandem is cut out for an NFL broadcast, or if they are simply an ESPN creation better left for their usual morning slot", violates the Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons guidelines. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons Read the 2nd paragraph under the box heading. This "pundits" comment isn't verified in any way. EdinPasCA 03:02, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Baseball commissioner?[edit]

I have questions about the item, "Announced on April 18, 2006 his desire to be the next MLB commissioner when Bud Selig's contract ends in 2009." I left it in because it is properly cited, but I wonder. Is this a real desire to be commissioner, or is it just an opinion piece on Greenberg's blog? Many sportscasters and columnists have written about "what I would do if I were the commissioner." — Michael J 11:57, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Father[edit]

Is Mike Greenberg the son of Peter Greenberg? I believe so. preceding comment moved (but not made) by Chickenmonkey (talk)

MLK incident[edit]

It's true that Greenberg said what he said. It's true that a Chicago Sun Times blog reported what he said. Those two facts, in and of themselves, do not make the MLK incident "relevant" to his ESPN career. The fact that there was no meaningful followup coverage in reliable sources should establish that. Alleging that Greenberg's comment was a Freudian slip simply because he has mentioned making such slips requires a citation from a reputable source establishing that he said he makes Freudian slips. I'll assume good faith on the part of the IP editor who has been reinserting the MLK incident, but I strongly question the relevance of including what appears to be a simple spoonerism, even if it has racial connotations. ObtuseAngle (talk) 18:24, 25 March 2010 (UTC)


As an African American and a scholar, I take serious offense to ObtuseAngle's refusal to allow a notable event in Mike Greenberg's radio career stay up on this page. Based on the above comment, I can safely assume that ObtuseAngle does not consider the ample discussion of this incident in the African-American blogosphere "meaningful". Such ignorance is despicable. I question whether ObtuseAngle has an objective interest in this fact remaining on this page or whether the efforts to keep this fact off this page are related to Greenberg's new book or possibly utter racism. As ObtuseAngle confirmed above, this incident happened and it received coverage. Henceforth, I will treat any attempt to keep this fact off this page as a racist attempt to sweep a meaningful reaction to this even in the African American blogosphere under the rug. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.225.145.64 (talk) 02:34, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

I don't have any connection to Greenberg or ESPN. I probably read too much into the word "controversial." I apologize for that. In reading the Sun-Times blog post and the Black Sports Report post linked therein, it seemed to me that calling Greenberg's statement "controversial" was a bit strong, given the swift issuance and seemingly quick acceptance of his apology. I saw your edits as an attempt to cast Greenberg as a racist, which was itself a racist assumption on my part, one not supported by any evidence whatsoever. I realize now I was not actually assuming good faith on your part. I apologize for that as well. My parents didn't raise me like that. I will refrain from making any further edits related to this incident. ObtuseAngle (talk) 08:09, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

More on MLK[edit]

I've reverted this recent edit. There may be a way to cover this incident in the article but I don't think that was the way. It didn't reflect the content of the source it cited (which was Greenberg's note about it): it included unsupported claims about how controversial the comment was, and also characterized Greenberg's note as an apology, which is not quite right--the tone was humble but Greenberg was denying the allegation. As such, it wouldn't work per the WP:BLP policy. I'm not convinced this was a significant incident, but if it was and is going to be covered, the coverage needs to cite sources that indicate that is was significant and controversial, not just that it happened. Chick Bowen 04:04, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Middle name[edit]

He was on TV this morning saying that his middle name (James) has always been wrong on this page, and that he wanted it to stay incorrect as a lesson to his kids about not trusting what you read on the Internet/Wikipedia. His actual middle name is Darrow. NjtoTX (talk) 12:47, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Middle name[edit]

Apparently Mike's middle name was incorrectly listed here as "James", and he commented on his radio show the morning of 2014/03/25 that it's always been wrong and he uses this as an example to his kids not to trust Wikipedia. He said his middle name started with a "D" but didn't elaborate, and of course Mike Golic had fun guessing ("David", "Darius", "Delores" etc.).

This explains the rash of middle-name edits today.

SJFriedl (talk) 12:49, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Fact tag[edit]

This page has been subject to a number of small hoax/vandal edits. Example: subject middle name was changed to "jerk", religion of family was changed several times recently. Information on this page must be sourced for accuracy for this tag to be removed. I.am.a.qwerty (talk) 12:54, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 March 2014[edit]

I would like to edit Michael Greenberg's name to 'Michael Darrow "Mike" Greenberg'. The name was previously incorrect as it had James as his middle name. On his radio show he mentioned this and many people edited his middle name on wikipedia trying to guess what it actually is. He stated on the show, 3-25-14, that his middle name is Darrow. IronlikeaLion (talk) 13:27, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 13:55, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
He's a reliable source for his own name.KD Tries Again (talk) 14:17, 25 March 2014 (UTC)KD Tries Again
I concur. It's a WP:BLPSELFPUB case, with little reason to doubt the statements. But other sources might pick up on the Mike & Mike tweets, here, where they point out that Wikipedia has got it wrong. Best, Sam Sailor Sing 14:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Other Television[edit]

Can that section be merged into one instead of three sub-sections? I feel like it would flow better but wanted to get some feedback. --Coingeek (talk) 03:38, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

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