Almost 22 years of Mike Golic on the airwaves has come to an finish.
The previous NFL participant who turned radio star signed off for the ultimate time Friday after a two-decade run on the airwaves, first beside Mike Greenberg and later beside Trey Wingo.
The Golic household, which performed a giant half on this system in the course of the present’s run, flanked the elder Golic in the course of the closing section of his remaining present. Mike Jr. delivered an emotional soliloquy, paying tribute to his father.
“You continue to get to be our dad.”
It bought very misty within the Golic household basement as Mike Golic’s remaining ESPN Radio present reached its finish Friday morning: pic.twitter.com/Ip0nUbbpcS
— Terrible Saying (@awfulannouncing) July 31, 2020
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Previous to “Mike & Mike” within the morning, Golic hosted an ESPN morning present alongside Tony Bruno in 1998. Golic would host the present till becoming a member of up with Greenberg in 2000. The present ran till Greenberg’s departure in 2017. The cut up between the 2 was public and bitter, although the 2 have reconciled lately.
“Mike & Mike” turned one of many first nationally aired sports activities exhibits to achieve mainstream enchantment, and was heralded for the chemistry between the 2 Mikes and Golic’s power within the mornings. The 2 have been finally inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Corridor of Fame in 2016.
Members of the sports activities sphere reached out to Golic and wished him nicely in his future endeavors.
For greater than 20 years, @espngolic did each single weekday what most of America can’t even muster for one: sound excited within the morning. As million of individuals he accompanied to work each morning absolutely will echo, and as I say to somebody he confirmed nice kindness, #ThankYouGolic.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2020
And I’m crying – I really feel like I grew up with Mike & Mike within the morning. I realized by way of that present you may share opinions & sports activities information with character. @espngolic you could have been an exquisite half to my (& so many others) morning routine. Thanks!
— Shae Peppler Cornette (@shaepeppler) July 31, 2020
The truth that Mike Golic is trending and has engendered such optimistic reception from folks as he concludes his future on ESPN Radio is actually the rationale why the choice to take away Golic from a everlasting spot on ESPN Radio is so short-sighted.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 31, 2020
Golic’s full remaining section on the present could be seen under: