Golic's Admission To Steroid Usage

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Heard Golic's statement in the car on the way in to work today and I want to first say that I believed it to be genuine and it was the right thing to do. Obviously it should have taken place a week ago when the first admission occurred, but I'm proud that the story got out there and those who were looking for answers got them today.

MDS from Fanhouse took down a few notes of what was said (I'll link the audio later).....

"I believe it was '87 ... sometime probably in March up until the beginning of May," and that the purpose of his steroid use was to help in recovery from a shoulder injury. As I've said time and time again with steroids now, a lot of the time it's the fringe players, it's the guys who are trying to get to the next level, and a lot of times it's for recovery."

"It was illegal," Golic said. "I didn't get them prescribed for me. I went and got them. I worked out at a gym and you could get them anywhere you wanted them."

Golic didn't specify which steroids he used, but he did say, "I used the old-school steroids, not the stuff they use today."
Greenberg went on to say that Golic's Steroid Use was public knowledge and that it was "something you've addressed so many times on the air that maybe to us it's not a big deal."

Look no one in the Country knew that Mike Golic had taken steroids. I seriously doubt that they even addressed it once before and I'd love to hear the audio if the did. That's besides the point. Again, I have no problem with Golic trying and quiting Steroids for a brief peroid in the past. The problem I had, and still have, is with Mike Greenberg. He himself said last week that he had no idea and now he's all of a sudden saying they talked about it numerous times?!?! Forget the fact that he's a crappy reporter/host how could you ever call steroid use in Sports "not a big deal"!?!?!

News flash Mike Greenberg. It's a big deal because YOU and everyone in the Media has made it a big deal and the fact that it was I don't know....um, ILLEGAL! This is the reason that so many people have problems with ESPN nowadays. Chris Mortensen can make up stories without being called out on it, or have to submit a retraction. Radio Hosts (Cowherd) can completely call for a crash of a website for multiple days and there is a slap on the wrist. Audio and Video are being edited or pulled after controversies, and we don't even need to bring up the pending harassment lawsuits and cases.

Mike Greenberg may think that fair reporting and journalistic credibility "isn't a big deal", but the rest of America and your viewing audience does. Kudos for Golic for giving us some answers, but a huge foul on Greenberg for being....well himself.

ESPN's Mike Golic on Steroids: 'I Used Them and It Was Wrong' (Fanhouse)
Mike Golic Coyly Admits To Using Steroids (Awful Announcing)
Mike Golic Really Admits To Using Steroids, But Again Greenberg Changes The Topic (Awful Announcing)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:11 AM

17 Comments:

Greenberg is a toady.

His rise up the corporate ladder is a helluva lot more important than integrity and honesty. What a dick.

It goes the same for all of the jackasses over there. I mean, there are people defending Emmitt's incompetence.

Can't wait for the Mushnick column.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 15, 2007, 10:06:00 AM  

Well said AA.

Tar Heel Fan said...
Nov 15, 2007, 10:11:00 AM  

Lotsa "Greeny envy" here. He's a hall of famer, like it or not.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 10:32:00 AM  

Well said AA. I totally agree about Greenberg, what a weasel. Last week he says he never even knew Golic used steroids and now he is saying Golic has said it on the show over and over. Bad perform.

Brett said...
Nov 15, 2007, 10:32:00 AM  

Oh my God! Cowturd just said, "Apparently there are people out there with 78 inch waists. I think they're called mammals."

Um, excuse me, but aren't all of us humans mammals?

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 10:33:00 AM  

"He's a hall of famer, like it or not."

Thanks for the laugh.

What HoF will he be inducted to? The fishlipped simpering pussbag HoF?

Then I can see it.

Why would anybody be envious of an ass kissing corporate suckhole toady metrosexual like Greenberg?

hollywood wags said...
Nov 15, 2007, 10:46:00 AM  

Greenberg has sucked his way to the top. But he's not stopping there!!!

He's taking all comers.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 11:54:00 AM  

i used to listen to espnradio from about 4a (Mike&Mike) to 4p (Sportsbash)....to work, at work, on the way home from work. then kuselias took a gig hosting a tv show nobody watches and DP jumped ship, that eliminated 6 hours. with the exception of spanning the globe, even i've grown tired of cowherd. thankfully i can listen to rome and DP (i have a separate set of problems with him). mike and mike was pretty much it, but greenburg has pretty much killed it for me. i never thought i'd get sucked into top 40 zoo radio, but i have. c-ya espn radio.

dan said...
Nov 15, 2007, 12:12:00 PM  

just as i called yesterday -- a snoozefest with a white, fringe pro athlete thinking steroids would help him overcome an injury to keep a fat, undeserved paycheck.
and now he's admitting it to get a couple extra listeners for one day. WOW! i'm underwhelemed and don't care.
if you're just now figuring out that greenberg is an idiot who plays the ESPN game of promoting anything for the network -- then shame on you.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 12:21:00 PM  

Good job AA. I couldn't agree with you more.

I do commend Golic for at least explaining and admitting to his use of steroids. Is it the whole truth? Only he knows, and I'll take him at his word.

As for Greenie, when do they replace him?

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 12:22:00 PM  

I'm stuck with M&M, and have been for years. I definitely have heard Golic's steroid story before, so I was surprised when Greenie seemed to try and cover it up. They've discussed it before.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 12:24:00 PM  

Dan - If you're fed up with crappy ESPN Radio programming but you need to get your fix during the day at work, do what I do. I catch "The First Team" on Fox Sports from 6-9am (Eastern), take a little break from the audio, and then catch Rome from noon-3pm. That makes for a pretty good sports talk day that is infinitely more entertaining than the idiot schmucks on ESPN.

Not saying that those guys aren't also idiot schmucks, but they're at least entertaining idiot schmucks.

WhoDey said...
Nov 15, 2007, 12:40:00 PM  

I'm not proud of it, but I catch M&M for a few minutes on TV every day before leaving for work and yeah, I've heard Golic admit to using steroids prior to all this blowing up.

Nov 15, 2007, 12:44:00 PM  

Anyone who criticizes other sports radio then admits to listening to Rome should be beaten with a big stick.

Rome is the most obnoxious, narcissistic, kiss-ass windbag on sports radio today. I would just as soon jab a fork in my ear than to ever listen to him again.

Czaban isn’t bad on FOX and, if you like the NFL, M&M aren’t bad.

But, honestly, when Erik Kuselias left to do that NASCAR show he took with him the only really good sports talk radio show out there.

(I don’t think TK’s radio show, when he finally returns to it, qualifies as sports talk, although it is the best radio show I’ve ever heard.)

pfhite said...
Nov 15, 2007, 1:45:00 PM  

agreed on Rome, that guy has sucked more athlete's shlongs than Kareem's dirtiest groupie. He has manged to create a show where the callers not only know more about sports than him, but are actually more entertaining. I can't say, however, that they less anoying.

There is not good sports talk radio for the same reason there is no good cable new shows: there are so many a-hole trying to make it that playing it stright isn't going to work. The irony, I think, is that doing these halfwit things, and doing the rome shlong-suck, and insisting on covering the 19 year old college football players rape case...all of these things are as desperate as a fringe athlete taking seroids. The similarities really are interesting. I stopped listening to M&M when the big one started plugging ND and talking about how great it is that his son is going there. We all know you went there, stop trying to sound objective.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 2:08:00 PM  

I've been a staunch listener of the show for over 5 years. If I've never heard of Golic's steroid use prior to last week, then it was never mentioned. The apology seemed sort of sincere and I agree that it was kind of like the fringe player trying to hang on to his spot on the roster. Not a big deal now since karma has caught up to him and given him manboobs for his troubles. I'm okay with Golic.

Greenberg, however, is a complete stooge and should never give his opinion on anything remotely serious for the rest of his tenure. His willingness to sweep this under the rug is a testament to the fact that he wants nothing, including admitted steroid usage, to derail his golden nugget of a radio show. Clearly this is his calling and he wants no one to take it from him. But I want him to stop telling people that this wasn't a big deal just because it wasn't a big deal to him. Such a corporate flunky.

With all that said, I'm glad someone at least kept this story alive long enough to get a proper omission by the perpetrator. ESPN certainly did want this to come out. M&M wasn't going to willingly give up the information. The blogs pressured THE LEADER to make this right and that is a great thing. Don't ever let them go unchecked or we'll be living in a one-source sports nation for the rest of our days.

Good job, AA. Keep up the fight.

Nov 15, 2007, 4:55:00 PM  

Yes, Golic's steroid use has been public knowledge and discussed on the show before, which is why when the original discussion came up last week, Greenberg had to ASK Golic (paraphrased), "You, as a player, never used steroids, correct?"

Tank said...
Nov 18, 2007, 9:19:00 PM  

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