Michael Louis Golic is a known American host for ESPN Radio Station and TV . He is an ex football player who played on a position of defensive tackle. He became more known after he joined “Mike & Mike” show.
Michael was born on December 12, 1962 in Willowick, Ohio. He spent his childhood with his two brothers, Greg and Bob. They are probably the reasons why he had such a nice childhood he is very thankful for.
His father Lou was also a football player so the three brothers inherited his sports talent and joined school’s football team. They wanted to follow their father’s steps and become famous in the field.
He was a student at St. Joseph High School in Cleveland in Ohio. He was a 1985. graduate at the University of Notre Dame with a degree in finance and management. He was one of the most talented football players in his generation so he became the captain of the football team. Until then he was known as a great wrestler.
Mike was drafted in 1985 NFL Draft and he was picked by the scaut of Houston Oilers. He played many seasons as defensive tackle for the Oiler’s team.
He was also playing for Philadelphia Eagles for five years and during that period he saw an opportunity to develop another segment of his carrer so he decided to take an offer and start his career on TV. First he had his own weekly report on the Randall Cunningham Show.
In 1988 he joined the show called “Mike & Mike” as a co-host to Mike Greensberg which was featured on ESPN Radio and ESPN2 channel.
The show was very popular, especially for their annual “Sheet of Integrity” wager which caused the hosts to bet one against the other. The one who has lost the bet had to do something embarrasing on live TV. For example, when Mike Golic lost he had to do an eyebrow wax.
The show is about to be cancelled after Mike Greensberg transferred to Trey Wingo.
In 1995 he became an analyst and a reporter for ESPN channels on their “Sunday NFL Countdown” series.
For a period of time he has worked as a commentator for Arena Football League. He finds it really interesting to be a host or to be a commentator so he devoted himself to analysis so he could upgrade.
He became a college football analyst for ABC and ESPN in 1998.
In 2008 he was informed that he is chosen to be one of the greatest players in the new Playstation and XBox game called “All-Pro Football”. He said that this was a really funny experience since he isn’t really the type to play games, but obviously had to start doing it more.
He had an appearance on a drama series named “Tilt”. Not long after he was featured in the TV series “Guiding Light” in 2008 alongside his friend and a co-host Mike Greenberg. He says acting is something he really enjoys and wants to try out more.
He was included in the Wrestling Hall of Fame as a man fit for the Outstanding Category. That means they honored his wrestling career in a way where they awarded him for using the best things he learned from wrestling and incorporated them into something new.
Today he also hosts a gag TV show called “The Lighter Side of Sports”. The show lasted from early 90s to late 2000s. It was pretty popular.
He has an older brother called Bob, who also attended the University of Notre Dame and who was also a part of their football team.
He is a host on WNIR-FM and a TV host on WOIO-TV and Mike followed the footsteps of his older brother.
His brothers Bob and Greg appeared on “Mike & Mike” show several times (2009, 2010, 2012 and 2017).
His father Lou was his guest on the show only once. He is not a big fan of cameras but he is very proud of his sons. Mike never wanted to force his family to go show themselves and he always protects them.
Mike is a big fan of Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians.
He currently lives in the city of Avon in Connecticut with his wife Christine. They have a good marriage, without affairs or getting on the yellow pages.
They have three children and all of them were students at the University of Notre Dame. He is very proud of them and says he will look after them until his last breath.
His son, Mike Junior and Jake, both play football. Mike played for Pittsburgh Steelers and Jake joined the Cincinatti football team.
He also has a daughter named Sydney and she was also great at sports- she was a swimmer for the school’s team. He is especially proud when his children decide to follow his steps and somehowely join the sportsworld.
Mike collaborated with his friend and a co-host Mike Greenberg on the book called “Mike and Mike’s Rules for Sports”.
He is lately trying to lead a more healthier life after he was diagnosed with type 2-diabetes. His wife Christine made him work out, loose weight and feed healthy. He is very thankful for his loving wife and wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world. She keeps him centered.
Full name: Michael Louis Golic
Date of birth: December 12, 1962
Birthplace: Willowick in Ohio
Profession: former NFL football player, TV host, radio sportscaster
Height: 1,96 m
Weight: 120 kgs
Net Worth: $9 million