Mike and Michelle In The Morning?
Who is Michelle Beadle and why should I care?
If you're a fan of "Mike and Mike In The Morning" on ESPN Radio which is simulcast on ESPN2, you received a pleasant surprise this morning when she was on with Mike Greenberg as a fill-in for Mike Golic. The chemistry really seemed to work between Greenberg and Beadle.
When one or both of the Mikes are off, ESPN generally has, among others, Erik Kuselias fill-in with Buster Olney, Mark Schlereth, Marcellus Wiley, Adam Schefter, etc., in the other chair. Of anyone who has sat with Mike or Mike, I liked her the best. She brought the right tone for a morning show and also had strong insight and opinion.
She usually appears on ESPN2's SportsNation with Colin Cowherd, who, if he went away tomorrow, would anyone miss?
Beadle, 34 and a graduate of the University of Texas-San Antonio, has been a sports reporter or anchor for eight years for YES Network, Fox Sports Net and College Sports Televsion Network (CSTV). So she has experience.
It was just a refreshing show this morning without a lot of bombast. Some of these guys (not mentioning any names, Kuselias), can be blowhards. If ESPN is looking to boost Beadle's profile, putting her on "Mike and Mike In The Morning" is a good way to do it.
If one of the Mikes doesn't watch out, it could be "Mike and Michelle In The Morning."
Handout photo of Michelle Beadle courtesy of ESPN