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Posted by Amanda DeCastro on March 17, 2014

Mike & Mike’s 2014 “Werner Ladder Bracket Challenge”

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Co-hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic Go Head-to-Head in Bracket Challenge; Loser Faces “Best of the Bets” Live April 9

Mike and Mike - May 16, 2013Selection Sunday signals the arrival of ESPN Radio’s annual “Werner Ladder Bracket Challenge” and the very public “pay-off” for the losing prognosticator. This year’s Mike & Mike March Madness wager, “Best of the Bets,” will feature fan favorites from past years. As it stands, Golic leads the series over Greenberg 6 to 4.

After the “Big Dance” is completed, on Wednesday, April 9, either Greenberg or Golic will take a tour down memory lane, reliving four of the previous 10 years’ challenges. During each hour of the program (6 – 10 a.m. ET) on ESPN Radio and simulcast on ESPN2, the bet’s loser will endure a unique and embarrassing experience. During the first hour, either Greeny or Golic will have their eyebrows waxed. At 7 a.m., the loser will have to sing karaoke. During the 8 a.m. hour, one of the guys will be challenged to a competitive eating contest, and in the final hour, the bet will be paid off with the milking of a cow.

“This contest has been a special part of our show for what feels like forever,” said Greenberg. “I look forward to watching this year from the bench.”

Golic added, “Listeners are going to enjoy my four-peat beating Greeny and embarrassing him once again.”

Mike & Mike is broadcast weekdays on ESPN Radio, espnradio.com, ESPN Radio app, Sirius XM and simulcast on ESPN2.

A recap of the last 11 years is below.

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

Year

Winner

Loser & Pay-Off

2014 TBD “Best of the Bets”
2013 Golic Greeny does “Mike & Mike The Mess”
2012 Golic Greeny “Dances with a Star” live on the show
2011 Golic Greeny dresses as Justin Bieber for entire show
2010 Greeny Golic wears USC jersey at Notre Dame
2009 Greeny Golic gets his legs waxed
2008 Greeny Golic participates in a competitive eating contest on the show
2007 Golic Greeny milks “Sox” the cow
2006 Golic Greeny dresses like a leprechaun live at Notre Dame
2005 Golic Greeny dresses like a Notre Dame leprechaun for the show
2004 Greeny Golic has his eyebrows waxed

Participation in the 2014 Werner Ladder Bracket Challenge is open to anyone and brackets will be available beginning Monday, March 17. Listeners can compete against Greenberg and Golic by joining their league and creating a bracket here. One listener will be randomly selected to receive the grand prize, a VIP visit to ESPN Radio Studios in Bristol including round-trip airfare for two to New York with four days/three nights hotel and $200 spending money.

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