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Interview with Mike Golic
Episode 810th February 2022 • The Dave and Amber Show • David Kliff & Amber Clour
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Today’s amazing guest is Mike Golic! Mike is a former National Football League (NFL) defensive lineman and television host. Golic has been the main analyst for Westwood One Thursday Night Football and a co-host and analyst for Learfield's College Football Saturday Night since 2021. Golic formerly worked as co-host of ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike and Golic and Wingo from 1995-2020, and also as an ESPN College Football analyst. He was previously an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2's NFL studio programming, as well as for the network's college football coverage.

Golic joined ESPN in 1995 as a reporter/analyst for Sunday NFL Countdown. In 1998, Golic began serving as college football analyst for ESPN and ABC,  and was an original analyst for NFL 2Night (now known as NFL Live), the five-night-per-week news and information program on ESPN2. Golic is also the host of the long-running syndicated sports highlights, bloopers, and gag show called The Lighter Side of Sports. He was an eight-year NFL veteran, playing defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. He played in 115 games and five playoff games during his eight seasons in the NFL. He recorded 11.5 sacks and three interceptions in his career. 


Stay tuned until the end of the episode, and join us on this journey to know more about the diabetes way!

[00:01 - 07:11] Opening Segment

  • A little bit of NFL prediction
  • Football is Mike’s second nature
  • Fact: Mike is a Type 2 Diabetes advocate
  • Mike shares about his journey
  • A diabetes game plan 
  • How Mike’s doctor laid out the plan
  • What forks for you is your plan

[07:11 - 13:06] More into the the diagnosis

  • Diet or family history?
  • Being diagnosed with diabetes post NFL
  • A one-stop digital shot
  • Everybody needs a customized solution
  • It is different for everybody
  • Same same, but different!

[13:07 - 19:03] Correcting misconceptions

  • “I can’t work out like you work out!”
  • If you can walk, you can exercise
  • Moving is where it all starts
  • How many times does Mike test
  • Depends on how it works out for you
  • Identifying the numbers you or someone else got

[19:04 - 20:09] Closing Segment

  • What Mike wants to tell people
  • Make it a team effort!
  • This is where you are, let someone help you
  • People are there for you!
  • Don’t have anyone? We have a community
  • How to connect with us.
  • Links below 
  • Final Words 

Tweetable quotes:

“Think of something that you’ve done all your life. That comes to second nature.” - Mike Golic 

“I’m closer to getting a new knee and a new shoulder than I am to being back on the field.” -  Mike Golic 

“Whether you are an athlete or not, we are all dealing with the exact same thing, but it’s just how we deal with it, where our treatment path takes us.” -  Mike Golic 

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