Sport Here's Mike Golic's Emotional Final Segment on ESPN Radio
Mike Greenberg Pays Tribute to Longtime Radio Partner Mike Golic
Mike Greenberg Pays Tribute to Longtime Radio Partner Mike GolicSalute to @espngolic. pic.twitter.
Mike Golic's 22-year run on ESPN Radio came to a close this morning, flanked by his family in the basement. It's probably not how one would have predicted it'd end months ago but predicting the future is pretty much a relic of the past now. The final show was at times funny, at times emotional, and a celebration of a Hall of Fame career from start to finish.
Here is his final segment, which featured an emotional tribute from Mike Golic Jr., some math, some memories, and some tears.
Mike Greenberg delivers heartfelt speech in tribute to Mike Golic's ESPN Radio career
The tributes continue to pour in to Mike Golic, who's in his final week on ESPN Radio after spending over two decades on the air (again, I'll remind you: he'll still be with ESPN as a college football analyst). His former paHis former partner on Mike and Mike, Mike Greenberg, used a couple of minutes on his show, Get Up!, to deliver his own tribute and it was terrific.
Ever since the elder Golic found out his radio days were numbered like the rest of us did — in an Andrew Marchand column — the kind words and remembrances have been flowing in from within the ESPN family and from outside of it. Everyone has taken a step back and considered what he's been on radio and how easy he made that look — both things that were taken for granted in real time.
Golic was never the sexiest or splashiest personality. But if anyone thinks there will ever be another person at ESPN who can be both authentically normal and likable early ever morning for two-plus decades, they're dreaming.
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