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Golic Visits Saints Camp

Jason Barrett

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Mike Golic experienced NFL training camps as a player during his nine-year professional career with the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. He’s experienced them as a member of the media as an analyst for ESPN and a co-host of ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike sports talk show. This week, he’s watching it as a parent, as his son, Mike Golic Jr., tries to make the roster with the New Orleans Saints.

The younger Golic, who played collegiately at Notre Dame, went undrafted in 2013 but signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was cut late that August, though, and didn’t make the regular season roster.

Last May, Golic was given another opportunity when he was signed by the Saints, but again he didn’t make the team. He signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and went through training camp, but couldn’t land a spot on that roster, either.

The Saints, though, must have seen something they liked from Golic last summer at training camp, because he’s back at The Greenbrier this year, playing both guard and center and trying to find a roster spot.

“I’m glad he’s getting to play center,” said the older Golic just after practice Thursday at The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center. “He’s playing center and guard, which makes him versatile, and it’s fun to watch. I think he’s doing well. It’s little things that you pick up here and there and have to get better at — whether it’s a hand placement or a step here. But it’s just fun to watch.

“It will be good to watch the scrimmage, when they really get after it, to get more of that team element and away from one-on-ones when you know it’s a pass rush or a run. A scrimmage tells a little more.”

Golic’s eyes aren’t always focused on his 25-year-old son. Even though he’s technically on vacation, he admitted it’s hard for him to totally toss his analyst hat to the side.

“I watch it as a parent watching his son realize his dream,” said Golic, who also played at Notre Dame and was a 10th round draft pick in 1985. “So there’s that part of it. But the analytical side of it never leaves. I was a former defensive (tackle), so I’m watching Rob (Ryan’s) defense and seeing what they do and watching the o-line and seeing what they do.

“I’m a big technique guy. I like to watch a lot of how people move hands and feet. I don’t watch what most people watch. I rarely watch the ball. By watching how the play’s developing, I know where the ball is going to end up. So I like to watch everything leading up to that point.”

Credit to the Register Herald who originally published this article

 

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Danny Balis Joins 97.1 The Freak

“I feel kind of nervous because I haven’t done this in a long time. I thought this may not ever happen to me again, to do radio with people I’ve known for a very, very long time.”

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Longtime Sportsradio 96.7/1310 The Ticket producer Danny Balis is joining 97.1 The Freak in Dallas.

Balis was introduced Monday as the newest member of The Downbeat cast, which already features Mike Rhyner, Mike Sirois, and Michael Gruber.

“He was the one I want, and I get what I want here,” Rhyner said during Monday’s announcement.

“I’m excited,” said Balis. “I feel kind of nervous because I haven’t done this in a long time. I thought this may not ever happen to me again, to do radio with people I’ve known for a very, very long time.”

Balis left The Ticket in May, citing an interest in focusing on other areas of his life outside of radio. He served as a producer at the station for 22 years before stepping aside. At the time, he said “The room for growth for me up here is not going to open up until all you knuckleheads retire,” the 54-year-old joked.

In addition to his work with The Freak, Balis continues to co-own the Twilite Lounge in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

97.1 The Freak launched in October, and features a “broad-based, personality driven format” that features several former Dallas sports radio personalities including Rhyner, and Ben and Skin among others.

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Shan & RJ: We Have Questions About Jerry Jones But Washington Post Report Isn’t One of Them

“We all have some skeletons in our closet, but to throw the weight of the word racist on anyone, you’re gonna have to come with more than that.”

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones found himself in the headlines last week ahead of the team’s Thanksgiving Day game, but it was largely seen as something that didn’t need to be dragged out into the spotlight, and 105.3 The Fan hosts Shan and RJ agreed.

The Washington Post last week published a photo from 1957 showing a 14-year-old Jones among a crowd of onlookers as white students tried to block the path of some Black students attempting to enter his North Little Rock, Arkansas high school.

The piece focused on Jones, who is the Cowboys general manager, never hiring a Black head coach in the entire time he’s owned the franchise.

On Monday, Shan Shariff said it seemed a bit much to use that photo and article to paint Jones as some sort of racist.

“There’s certainly a bunch of stories out there that we know on and off the record about Jerry Jones that makes me question his morals,” he said. “We all have some skeletons in our closet, but to throw the weight of the word racist on anyone, you’re gonna have to come with more than that.”

Cowboys insider Bobby Belt, who was filling in for co-host RJ Choppy on Shan & RJ, said Jones has likely evolved like a lot of people do over time. He didn’t think it was fair to necessarily say Jones was racist.

“I’m not gonna speak for anyone else but I don’t believe he’s racist,” Belt said. “I think there are enough people who have dealt with him who are African American who would tell you they don’t think he’s racist. But it’s still not a thing that you can just write off to ‘Oh I was just standing there.'”

Jones admitted to the Post that his football coach at the time told him and other players not to get involved or be among the crowd for that moment, but he went anyway.

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DiPietro & Rothenberg: NFL TV Partners Should Schedule Jets and Giants at Opposite Times

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For the first time in a long time, both the New York Giants and the New York Jets are factors in the NFL playoff picture. After years of both franchises occupying the bottom portions of the league standings, fans in New York and the surrounding area have a reason to believe. On DiPietro & Rothenberg on ESPN New York, Dave Rothenberg said he thinks the league should put both teams in more marquee windows.

“When you start to think about flexing games, you start to think about you know what, the Giants and Jets should be flexed into better time slots,” he said.

Co-host Rick DiPietro said it sucks now that both teams are playing well, fans are essentially forced to flip back and forth between games.

“It’s awful. It really is,” he said. “I wouldn’t say that it ruins the Sunday because that would be hard. But it’s not my favorite.”

Still, it’s not lost on Rothenberg that football fans in the city now have something to cheer for NFL wise as the last chunk of the regular season approaches.

“When was the last time the Jets and Giants in December had meaningful football games?” Rothenberg asked. “Years and years and years.”

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