Longtime ESPN personality Mike Golic walked the halls of the network’s Bristol, Conn., campus for possibly the final time Tuesday and shared a touching reflection of his 25-year tenure on social media.
Golic, whose “Golic and Wingo” radio show with co-host Trey Wingo was canceled in July, has just two more events with ESPN in the coming weeks.
“Weird day this Dec. 22nd,” Golic wrote on Twitter. “While I still have Alamo bowl and Fiesta bowl on my ESPN schedule, I was at ESPN today for the last time.
“There have been many changes since it became my work home in Oct. of 1998. Some good, some not so good. I’ve made many friends through the years and have had many great experiences, but what seemed most fitting to me was the last person I saw when I left, it was my son Mike, and while he and Chiney (Ogwumike) are stars on the rise, I can honestly say my most enjoyable years were sharing a mic with him and sharing my family with all of You!!!
“To those who listened and watched for so many years, THANK YOU, I’m not done, this just closes a chapter, I look forward to what’s next. This picture feels like the only one I want to leave you with.”
The 58-year-old will be in the broadcast booth when Colorado takes on Texas in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, as well as for the Fiesta Bowl between Iowa State and Oregon on Jan. 2.
Golic previously said he would be interested in returning to ESPN when his contract was up, but this message indicates his broadcasting future might be elsewhere.
After joining ESPN in 1995 as a reporter/analyst for “Sunday NFL Countdown,” Golic began to make a name for himself in 2000 when he joined forces with Mike Greenberg for “Mike and Mike” — a show that anchored ESPN Radio’s morning lineup for nearly two decades.