Collected Wisdom: ESPN's Mike Golic

ESPN voice talks about radio and his ties to Notre Dame
by Mel Bracht Published: October 27, 2012
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Most of my NFL career was with the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately, there again as well, every time we made the playoffs, we lost in the first round. That was a shame. I never made any Pro Bowls. I was your average player. I played nine years. It was a nice career. I certainly enjoyed it and wouldn't trade it for anything.

I didn't go to school for broadcasting; I was a business major. I always was pretty friendly with the media, giving them quotes here or there. Sometimes in a tough game they knew they could get a quote out of me. I knew they had a job to do. Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham had a TV show, and I did a little three-minute bit on it every week, kind of a humorous look at the upcoming opponent. It was called “Golic's Got It.” It was kind in the right place at the right time, it won like a local Emmy. ESPN actually called me while I was still playing and they said, ‘Hey in the offseason, would you like to come and do some stuff with us?' When I retired, I started doing some other stuff with them, calling some college games, doing some pieces. That was in 1995 and it has kind of evolved to where I am today.

The morning show actually started with me and a different co-host (Tony Bruno) in October 1998. Greeny (Mike Greenberg) and I took over for good right at the beginning of 2000. We're basically in on our 13th year together. We absolutely have great chemistry, that's something you can't fake. He's a guy who grew up as a sports fan, then went to journalism school at Northwestern. I was an athlete. So we really come at things from a different perspective. We do get along. I'm a family guy. He's a family guy. His kids are a lot younger than mine, but it's a family show. We don't cross the line. We don't get real blue. We're not into that. We like talking about our wives and kids on the air.

I can't complain at all about my career. I played sports all my life. I get to talk about sports and I get to watch my kids play sports. My wife is way into sports. It's been an incredible path. I've been very, very lucky.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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