Monday, September 29, 2008


                    Fans Begin Lining Up At 3:30 a.m at Bettis' Grill 36

FROM WTAE Pittsburgh: there's a national radio show in town.

A line started forming around 3:30 a.m. outside Jerome Bettis' Grille 36, in anticipation the live "Mike and Mike in the Morning" broadcast on ESPN Radio.

"They're crazy. They're nuts. I don't know why they're here. They could be in bed. I'd be in bed. In fact, I'm thinking of having one of the people out here sit in for me and work with him and find out what it's really like so I can go back to bed," said co-host Mike Golic, who added that when the show goes on tour, it always draws the most fans in Pittsburgh.

"The one thing we have learned over the almost nine years we've been doing this show, and people have been showing up like this, is that people will do anything for a t-shirt," co-host Mike Greenburg said on the show.

The crowd included Gateway High School's nationally ranked football team from Monroeville. Some of the players wore their jerseys and went on the air with Golic and Greenberg.

"In all seriousness, this city, when we come to Pittsburgh, has been the most consistent about filling up any place we come to. It's been great coming here," Golic said.

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