Sport Mike Golic signs off for final time on ESPN airwaves
Mike Greenberg Pays Tribute to Longtime Radio Partner Mike Golic
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Nearly 22 years of Mike Golic on the airwaves has come to an end.
The former NFL player who turned radio star signed off for the final time Friday after a two-decade run on the airwaves, first beside Mike Greenberg and later beside Trey Wingo.
The Golic family, which played a big part on the program during the show's run, flanked the elder Golic during the closing segment of his final show. Mike Jr. delivered an emotional soliloquy, paying tribute to his father.
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.
Twenty two years. Don’t blink.????— christine golic (@NDmom)
"You still get to be our dad."
It got very misty in the Golic family basement as Mike Golic's final ESPN Radio show reached its end Friday morning:— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing)
Prior to "Mike & Mike" in the morning, Golic hosted an ESPN morning show alongside Tony Bruno in 1998. Golic would host the show until joining up with Greenberg in 2000. The show ran until Greenberg's departure in 2017. The split between the two was public and bitter, though the two have reconciled in recent years.
"Mike & Mike" became one of the first nationally aired sports shows to reach mainstream appeal, and was heralded for the chemistry between the two Mikes and Golic's energy in the mornings. The two were eventually inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2016.
Mike Golic on the end of his ESPN Radio run: “Someday, I will tell the full stories of everything”
Mike Golic’s nearly 25 years as a morning host on ESPN Radio ends on Friday (July 31) and with that final show approaching, he’s looking back at that impressive run as that sign-off approaches. Appearing on Sarah Spain’s That’s What She Said podcast, Golic was asked about both of his morning shows, Mike & Mike Read more The post Mike Golic on the end of his ESPN Radio run: “Someday, I will tell the full stories of everything” appeared first on Awful Announcing.
Members of the sports sphere reached out to Golic and wished him well in his future endeavors.
Congratulations to— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) on an outstanding career! We can't wait to have you back in Baton Rouge.
.— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) OMG...u guys are killing me right now
For more than 20 years,— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) did every single weekday what most of America can’t even muster for one: sound excited in the morning. As million of people he accompanied to work every morning surely will echo, and as I say to someone he showed great kindness, .
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(via— ESPN (@espn) )
And I’m crying - I feel like I grew up with Mike & Mike in the morning. I learned through that show you can share opinions & sports news with personality.— Shae Peppler Cornette (@shaepeppler) you have been a wonderful part to my (& so many others) morning routine. Thank you!
The fact that Mike Golic is trending and has engendered such positive reception from people as he concludes his long run on ESPN Radio is literally the reason why the decision to remove Golic from a permanent spot on ESPN Radio is so short-sighted.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch)
Golic's complete final segment on the show can be viewed below:
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