Mike North, WSCR The Score talking co...

Mike North, WSCR The Score talking contract

There are 24 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 23, 2008, titled Mike North, WSCR The Score talking contract. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The other day Mike North and his WSCR-AM 670 morning crew batted around names such as Keith Van Horn , Cliff Robinson and Bryant "Big Country" Reeves.

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Mount Dora, FL

#1 Feb 23, 2008
Well, if they do re-sign him, I'll continue to avoid listening to the Score while he's on. It would be great if he left angry because he didn't get the money he wanted. Then I'd have the Score as another option to listen to in the morning.

Not only is North an ignorant blowhard, he's an ignorant right-wing blowhard to boot. If I wanted to listen to Rush Limbaugh, I'd listen to the real thing instead of the cheap imitation.

Mokena, IL

#2 Feb 23, 2008
Mike North's morning show is a failure. It is not a good show at all. His argument that Mike & Mike are ESPN guys and simulcasted is even more of a lie. Mike & Mike were beating him in the mornings before they were simulcasted. Furthermore, WSCR's Mike Murphy always beat Dan Patrick when they went head-to-head, as Murphy now beats Mike Tirico.

Lyons, IL

#3 Feb 23, 2008
He stinks! But Chicago radio is still so empty headed and lame.The Score just doesn't get it.North bellows that ratings don't matter,thats inteesting they would pay him way too much money on lackluster ratings. I guess Zimmerman is as dumb as North.
Mark B

Glen Ellyn, IL

#4 Feb 23, 2008
When North has a off day and the SCORE is forced to produced a local morning sports talk show, it is much more enjoyable than ESPN. As simple morning show that actually talks Chicago sports is all we are asking for. Last night's games, the games coming up tonight, reactions to interviews trades, rumors... There are more than enough topics to cover during the morning drive.
ESPN's Mike and Mike is a corporate cash cow for ESPN. A lot fo fluff with very little substance per hour. Greenie's teasers going into commercial have become very predictable for two reasons. The payoff is usually disappointing and the comercial break is going to feel like it lasts ten minutes.
It would be nice to flip over to the SCORE and listen to local guys going in depth on local stories. It does seem like all of the other local based sports shows do pretty well. Actually all of the other local based sports talk shows are worth listening to.
Leave the racism, sexist drool fests and ignorant banter to Rush and Howard Stern. Chicago sports fans deserve better and the rating prove it.
Hey Buddy

Elmhurst, IL

#5 Feb 23, 2008
North can be an a-hole sometimes but he's not terrible. Fred just spoons him way too much. Mully & Hanley are'nt bad. Murph sucks. He is so bad. His voice is annoying and drinks the Cub kool aid way too much. B&B are good. Mr. know it alls but not bad. Holmes, Goff, and Too Drinky are up and coming

Saint Charles, IL

#6 Feb 23, 2008
The Mike North show has vastly improved since they gave that idiot Ann Maxfield the boot,I could not bare to hear his show when the stupid woman was on it.

I`m Ann Maxfield here me whine about my vacation or people who golf,uhhh golf courses should be parks instead,uhhhhh.

Now that moron can go back to WGN and exchange recipes with other driedup braindead old bats.

Alsip, IL

#7 Feb 27, 2008
His show has improved tremendously since it's again focused on sports more than politics & pop culture.

But any true Score fans out there knows that his best days were with Dan Jiggets. A masterstroke would be finding some way to pair them up again, that was truly entertaining radio back in the day.

United States

#8 Mar 3, 2008
How in the world this guy gets a contract at all let alone 6-7 digits is beyond me. If he would actually talk sports and not male enhancements, strippers, and all the other garbage he talks about in the morning it might be half decent. The guys is a moron, and frankly if it were boers and bernsie in the morning I would be listening to them and not Mike and Mike as I am now.

New York, NY

#9 Apr 15, 2008
I still had WSCR on my car radio this morning - by accident - and heard North say that Obama supporters would vote for him even if he murdered somebody. Way to go, doofus, insulting the majority of your potential listeners. WSCR is off my dial until they dump North.

Lake In The Hills, IL

#10 May 1, 2008
Mike HAS TO GO! He is awful. Continually interrupts while others are speaking. Stumbles - en, en, en, en and runs off at the mouth - a true motor mouth. Verbally blast others. He can irritate the coolest of listeners. I do know this (a Mike North phrase): a listener who called in months ago said “You’re a gutless wonder.”
The show would be great without him. That is, without all of the stupid sound effects, so amateurish.
You can color me gone, I’m going back to Skip O’Dell on WGN.
Pat Hartnett

Hoffman Estates, IL

#11 Jun 6, 2008
Mike North is what is wrong with Chicago. Meat & Potatoes idiots, racist homophobes, and retarded sports fans. This hot dog slingin' imbecile does not represent me nor this city and would be better off flippin' burgers for Dick Portillo. Yeah, let's give him 2 mil a year to hear him flirt with his mistress Jen Jen the big headed engine and listen to Fred talk about soccer. Great show...worth every penny.

United States

#12 Jun 6, 2008
So North is racist because he's a Republican? What?! Anyways, yes, his show sucks.
Sox fan and North ignorer

Paso Robles, CA

#13 Jun 7, 2008
The idea of Mike North being off the score is personally appealing to me. I have not been able to tolerate his brand of radio almost since the score's inception. I only listen to the Score for White Sox games but some mornings, I am forced to listen to him for three or four seconds because I forgot to switch channels from the previous night's sox game. Those are seconds I can never get back!
Although I can not personally stand North and his ways. I must say in his defense that he does take his job seriously and uses his fame to help others. A few years ago a friend of mine died 10 years after having a heart transplant. My firend told me that North had personally got involved in his situation. My friend had written a small book which I saw at the wake. North had written a small forward. I remember from the years i did listen to him that he did a lot of stuff like that. So even though I could fill 3 internets with why I can't stand him, I must acknowledge his merits.

Oak Park, IL

#14 Jun 9, 2008
Is he gone yet?


#15 Jun 10, 2008
I sure wish they had the two guys who follow North doing his drive time. I have to listen to public radio because all three Mike's suck.

Spartanburg, SC

#16 Jun 12, 2008
North's 15 minutes is up.....I hope they either fire him, or they move him, at worse, to afternoon drive, so at least, he won't be working 5 days a week because of Sox broadcasts. Although Farmer is as abrasive as they come,and has a hard time with the English language, North is worse.

United States

#17 Jun 24, 2008
North is a moron. I listened for years till he went to his new format. they don't talk sports and the listeners and guest who are on can't even get a word in. I swithed to ESPN1000 long ago. Waddle and Silverman show is getting better every week. Mac, Yurko and Harry might be the best sports talk show ever in Chicago. My suggestion would be to put North at Miday/Afternoon and team him up with Jiggetts.I use to enjoy that show. Matbe get a 3rd person involved like Mac's show. Maybe Buffone??

Chicago, IL

#18 Jun 25, 2008
It's amazing how everyone I talk to about this guy (Mike North) thinks he's terrible yet he's making 7 figures on a sports talk show. I can't listen to him anymore. He's the worst interviewer on the planet and often disrespects his guests by asking the "tough question." Every interview is unprepared, awkward, and uncomfortable for guests and listeners. I hope this station does the right thing and lets him go. It seems that offering him less money is the easiest way to do it. Chicago will be much better off without him on the air. He's a terrible representation of the sports fans in this city.
Denis Mueller

Burlington, VT

#19 Jun 26, 2008
Mike North is a racist dog who once called the victims of Katrina scum. I am glad to see this cracker go. I may even listen to the Score again.
hes gone

Portage, IN

#20 Jun 26, 2008
its so sweet all you kiss a**es

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