Mike Greenberg on final 'Mike & Mike' days, his new ESPN project and ranked Northwestern teams

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:25:58 AM. After his show with Mike Golic ends, Mike Greenberg will look ahead to a new morning TV show that features Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose and is set to debut in the spring.

When the , he downplayed reports of friction between himself and co-host Mike Golic.

Greenberg said he was "endlessly grateful" to his radio partner of 18 years but said it was time to find a new ESPN project. Greenberg will begin a new morning TV show that features Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose and is set to debut in the spring, once ESPN completes construction on a new studio in Manhattan.

Late last week, the Northwestern alum said his show still needed a name. Hours later Greenberg texted with an update. The show will be called: "Get up." 

"It's a terrific title because it can mean a lot of different things — not just 'wake up' but 'let's get going and be the best we can be today,'" he wrote. "Get up with Greeny and Beadle and Jalen. It's perfect." 

More from our Nov. 10 conversation with Greenberg.

How are you doing? 

I can't remember a time when I was doing much better. Things are going great, Northwestern is ranked in men's basketball and football. I can't think of a better time to be alive. 

Your Friday show ended with Trey Wingo dropping the mic after taking the One Chip Challenge. You have one week left before you drop the mic. Do you have a plan for how you want it to end? 

I absolutely do not. I've never scripted anything, in 18 years. I do write a little open to our show, the first 15 seconds. Otherwise everything comes from the heart, and that's what I plan to do that day. There isn't anything I could say that will appropriately sum up what these 18 years have meant to me. What they've done for my life, what they've given my family the opportunity to do. I'll go in there and whatever sort of jumps into my head, that's what'll come out of my mouth. 

I always say we're not curing cancer, we're not pulling people out of burning buildings, but if we've made a tiny difference in people's lives, then that's more than we ever imagined we'd be capable of doing. 

was among those recording a video message. Do you get the sense that many people are just bummed? Like they're just so used to having you guys on the air in the morning as part of their routine and they're just like, "What the hell am I gonna do now?" 

I'm so pleased that people have enjoyed it. At least speaking for me, I've enjoyed it even more. All good things come to an end, and I guess this is our time. Look, a week and a half after we wrap up, Mike will be back on with another show (with Wingo) and it's going to be really good. It won't be exactly the same, but it will be really good. Hopefully people will like that too and then at some point I'll be back. So we'll still, in other ways, hopefully be part of people's morning routines.  

You sit in a room behind a microphone for all these years and you don't necessarily have a full understanding of all the people that are out there, you know? To have heard from as many people inside and outside the world of sports, in the business and people all over the country, it has been very meaningful. 

People keep using the word "bittersweet" and it is that. I do feel sad that it's coming to an end but much more than sad I feel really grateful that this happened. How many people have had an opportunity to do something that's this much fun for a living, for 18 years? 

And Tiger? 

He used to come on our show all the time. Mike once told him that walking a golf course is overrated, and we joked about that. I had a discrepancy in my golf group about how a Nassau should be scored, the calculation and the money. So I asked Tiger Woods on the air. Here we have the best golfer in the world and maybe the best that ever lived, and I'm asking him to settle this little dispute. He went along with all of that stupidity and has been great to us over the years.

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