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Posted by Editor on March 9, 2012

“Sheets of Integrity” Wager Runner-up will Dance with the Stars

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Selection Sunday signals the arrival of ESPN Radio’s annual “Mike and Mike Sheets of Integrity Challenge Presented by Werner Ladder” and the very public “pay-off” for the losing prognosticator. This year’s Mike & Mike in the Morning NCAA Tournament bracket wager may prove to be the most revealing yet for the man whose bracket gets busted.

Later this Spring, after the “Big Dance” is completed, either co–host Mike Greenberg or Mike Golic will take a big dance of his own with a professional female dancer from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The Mike & Mike “Sheets of Integrity” bracket wager pay-off will take place before a live audience at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. headquarters. The runner-up will be outfitted in a DWTS-themed costume and allowed one day of practice with his pro partner. Music will be provided by a group of ESPN employee-musicians and judging of the participating Mike’s dance will be conducted by ESPN personalities or past DWTS participants.

2011’s pay-off: Greenberg dressed at Justin Bieber and attempted to sing “One Less Lonely Girl.”

“This contest has been our signature, annual event for a long time,” Greenberg said. “But this year the stakes have risen to a whole new level.”

“We all know that I’m the more athletic Mike. But am I the better dancer?” Golic said. “I just pray that I win the bracket this year so America can see Greeny tripping over his shoes on the dance floor.”

Beginning next week, fans will be able to fill out their own “Sheets of Integrity” brackets at the Mike & Mike home page on ESPN.com and follow along as their sheets become covered in red ink just like Mike & Mike’s. This is the 9th year of the “Sheets of Integrity” and each host has won four times. Past wager runners-up have, among other inconveniences, had to milk a cow on-set (Greenberg) and have a body waxing (Golic).

 Mike & Mike’s “Sheets of Integrity” bracket wager results

Year    Winner            Loser & Pay-Off

2004    Greeny            Golic has eye brows waxed

2005    Golic                Greenberg dresses like a leprechaun live on-air

2006    Golic                Greenberg dresses like a leprechaun live on-air at Notre Dame

2007    Golic                Greenberg milks Sox the cow

2008    Greeny            Golic competitively eats

2009    Greeny            Golic gets waxed

2010    Greeny            Golic wears USC jersey at Notre Dame

2011    Golic                Greenberg dresses as Justin Bieber for entire show

ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning is seen or heard by more than 13 million people each week. Mike & Mike airs on 350 stations nationwide (6-10 a.m. ET M-F), and is aired on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. All four hours of the show are simulcast on ESPN2, reaching more than 99 million homes. Mike & Mike can also be heard live on ESPNRadio.com and The Best of Mike & Mike podcast (available on iTunes) averages 1.8 million downloads per month. 

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