November 8, 2013
Allegations that a pro football player who quit his team was a victim of bullying have ignited a broader discussion of the role of violence in American society. It's a good conversation to have, especially as it pertains to hundreds of urban neighborhoods where too many children grow up being taught to return violence with violence, only to end up becoming homicide statistics. Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin left the team last week, reportedly to get counseling for emotional issues.
July 29, 2013
With last week's suspension of Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun for taking performance-enhancing drugs, talking heads are again falling over themselves to deplore the example Major League Baseball is setting for American society. But they have it twisted. Baseball's inability to escape the so-called Steroid Era, which Commissioner Bud Selig declared dead three years ago, is due to what's going on outside sports. If you're not taking a performance enhancer of some sort, you're being urged to. That reality was especially apparent during the Mike & Mike sports-talk show on ESPN radio and television Tuesday.
August 24, 2012 |
CURRENT ESPN radio host and former Eagles defensive tackle Mike Golic had the chance to address the Eagles after their 27-17 preseason win Monday night over the Patriots. Golic believes that the right pieces are in place for another division title and deep postseason run, but the Eagles have to come together and, most important, keep quarterback Michael Vick healthy. "They have a lot of talent, but unfortunately, the parts haven't equaled a whole as of yet," said Golic, who was promoting The Game Plan, a diabetes program, in Philadelphia earlier this week.
August 24, 2012 |
Mike Golic, the former Eagles lineman turned radio celebrity, was emphatic about several things Wednesday. Let Michael Vick be Vick. Andy Reid is a great coach. The Eagles have a great chance this season. And he's got a new game now, controlling his diabetes, and a new coach, his doctor. Golic, 48, cohost of ESPN's popular Mike and Mike in the Morning show, went to City Fitness on South Street to talk about BloodSugarBasics.com, a website sponsored by Merck and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
July 29, 2012
BETHLEHEM — Thirty years ago, almost exactly, Dick Vermeil opened what turned about to be his final training camp as the Eagles' coach. Along for the ride was a rookie beat writer who spent the first week or so stopping every time he typed the coach's name to make sure he had the e before the i. The rookie beat writer was me. In the first 5 days of that camp at West Chester University, five different players had to spend the night in Paoli Hospital...
January 4, 2009 |
Two former Eagles were on the sideline watching their sons play yesterday for the East high school stars, who beat the West, 30-17, in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome. Punter Jeff Feagles and former defensive tackle Mike Golic were Eagles teammates from 1990 to 1992. Feagles, now with the New York Giants, was there to give advice to his son C.J., a kicker from New Jersey's Ridgewood High who has made a commitment to North Carolina. Golic, an ESPN radio personality and TV analyst, was supporting his son Jake, a tight end from Northwest Catholic High in West Hartford, Conn.
October 16, 2008 |
Notre Dame tight end Will Yeatman has been suspended from the team for the rest of the season but remains enrolled at school after being arrested on a charge of underage drinking at an off-campus party. Yeatman, 20, was informed of the suspension Tuesday, his mother, Bonnie, said yesterday. She said he plans to play lacrosse for the Irish in the spring and take part in spring football practice. Yeatman and Notre Dame center Mike Golic Jr., whose father, Mike Golic, is an ex-Eagle and co-host of "Mike & Mike in the Morning" on ESPN, and women's basketball player Brittany Mallory were among 37 people arrested at a house in South Bend during the early morning hours of Sept.
January 25, 2001 |
Make whatever comparisons you like. Call the Ravens' defense the best ever - better than Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain," better than the Vikings' "Purple People Eaters," better than the Rams' "Fearsome Foursome," better than Buddy Ryan's 46 Bears of 1985 and Philly's "Gang Green" in '91 that Ryan helped build and Bud Carson ran. None of the comparisons matter unless the Ravens win the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Ravens' defense shut out teams this season and surrendered a record-low 165 points and 970 rushing yards.
December 1, 1996 |
The last time the Eagles played the Giants, New York quarterback Dave Brown was at a loss to explain what went wrong. "It was total domination by them," Brown said after being sacked eight times in a 19-10 Eagles victory. "We couldn't do a thing. " Last Sunday, six weeks later, Arizona quarterback Boomer Esiason turned to Mike Golic, a former Eagle who hosts a radio show in Phoenix, along the sideline. "Give us 45 seconds," Esiason said to Golic, "and we'll win this thing.
April 27, 1995 |
The Indianapolis Colts reached an agreement yesterday on a three-year, $6 million contract with quarterback Craig Erickson, completing a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a first-round draft choice. Bill Tobin, Indianapolis's vice president and director of football operations, said the Colts would send Tampa Bay their 1996 first-round pick as part of the trade. "We'll also be giving them our fourth-round pick next year if certain conditions are met," Tobin said, adding that the conditions were too complicated to discuss.