Bob Golic

Robert Perry Golic (born October 26, 1957) is an American former college and professional football player, television actor, radio personality and sports commentator.

Golic played defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons from 1979 to 1992. He played professionally for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Los Angeles Raiders. He attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was recognized as an All-American for college football and two-time All-American for wrestling. He is the older brother of Mike Golic from ESPN's now defunct morning show Mike & Mike and currently ESPN's new show Golic and Wingo along with his nephew Mike Golic Jr..

Bob Golic
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Golic in April 2015
No. 51, 79
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:October 26, 1957 (age 61)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Cleveland (OH) St. Joseph
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Bob Golic
ChildrenJenna, Tawnie and Gage Golic
Parent(s)Bob and Catherine Golic
ShowThe Bob Golic Show
Station(s)WNIR 100.1 FM
Time slotMonday-Friday 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 pm
CountryUnited States

Early years

Golic was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Catherine and Louis Robert "Bob" Golic. The Golics are of Slovenian descent.[1] He has two brothers, Greg and Mike, who also played in the NFL.

Golic's father also went by the nickname Bob; however, they are not named with the generational titles of junior or senior. The elder Golic had a 7-year professional playing career in the Canadian Football League from 1956–1962.[2] He played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1957. Louis Robert Golic died on Friday, June 28, 2013, from heart failure.

Golic attended St. Joseph's High School, at the time an all-boys school in Cleveland, where he played high school football.

Golic was also an accomplished high school wrestler. In 1975, he won the Ohio high school heavyweight championship, beating Harold Smith of Canton McKinley, a future Olympian. He also defeated future NFL player Tom Cousineau from cross-town all-boys school rival St. Edward High School in the tournament semifinals.[3] The match between Golic and Cousineau, who would go on to place third, has been called "one of the most memorable" in the tournament's history.[4] Cousineau would go to be two-time All-American at linebacker at Ohio State. Golic and Cousineau would eventually become teammates in the NFL with the Browns.

College career

Golic received a football scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame, where he also wrestled. He played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 1975 to 1978. He was also a member of the 1977 NCAA National Champion football team. He was selected as a first-team All-American for the 1977 season, and a unanimous first-team All-American in 1978.

Golic was one of nation's top wrestlers with a three-year record of 54-4-1, finishing third in NCAA meet in 1976 and fourth in 1977.[5] He was named a two-time All-American for Notre Dame as a heavyweight wrestler, capturing fourth place at the 1977 NCAA tournament and third place in 1978. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 with a B.A. in Management.

Professional career

The New England Patriots chose Golic, as a linebacker, in the second round (52nd pick overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft, and he played for the Patriots from 1979 to 1981.

Golic was cut by the Patriots going into the 1982 season and claimed on waivers by the Cleveland Browns. The Browns moved him from Linebacker to Nose Tackle.

After seven years with the Browns, Golic relocated to the Los Angeles Raiders thru Plan B Free Agency where he played his last four NFL seasons. Golic was a 3-time Pro Bowler: 1985, 1986, 1987 while playing with the Cleveland Browns.

Post-playing career

After retiring from football, Golic pursued an acting career. He appeared in Saved by the Bell: The College Years, playing the role of Mike Rogers, the resident adviser of Cal U, the fictional college attended by the cast. He also appeared in the role for the NBC made-for-TV-movie Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas in 1994. From 1996 until 1998, Golic was one of the members of the original Home and Family when it aired on The Family Channel (now known as Freeform).

Golic also hosted sports talk radio programs and did sports reporting for TV stations in Los Angeles; had a stint on Britain's late 80s–90s NFL coverage on Channel 4, opposite presenter Gary Imlach; served as analyst on NBC's NFL coverage from 1994–96; and was a commentator for TNN's coverage of the short-lived XFL in 2001.

In 2004, Golic returned to Northeast Ohio to host the afternoon drive time radio talk show on WNIR 100.1 FM in Akron.[6] He is also a football analyst for WOIO Channel 19 in Cleveland (CBS).

Golic opened a restaurant and bar in downtown Cleveland's Warehouse District (Bob Golic's Sports Bar & Grille).[7] The restaurant closed in June 2014.

Golic was the Vice President of Football Operations for the Lingerie Football League expansion team, the Cleveland Crush until operations were ceased in 2015.[8]

Personal life

Golic is the older brother of Mike Golic, who is also a former NFL football player, and is also a radio host ESPN Radio's Golic and Wingo. His nephews are Mike Golic Jr., as of April 4, 2016, Golic Jr. is the co-host (with Robin Lundberg) of First and Last and who once played football for the New Orleans Saints,[9] and Jake, who entered Notre Dame in 2009.[10]

Mike Golic is a spokesperson for Nutrisystem after losing more than 50 lbs on the diet; however, Bob Golic has outdone his younger brother, dropping more than 140 lbs and returning to his high school weight of 245 lbs.[11]

Golic lives with his family in Solon, Ohio. He is married to Karen Baughman (1996–present) and has 3 children.

His wife Karen was a ballerina and Raiderette, and he performed The Nutcracker with her at the Akron Civic Theatre in Akron, Ohio in 2006.[12]


  1. ^ "Slovenians on the World Stage". January 19, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2009.
  2. ^ "Bob Golic - CFL stats".
  3. ^ Kampf, John. "Pigskin pins: Wrestling is a football player's best offseason workout". The News-Herald. The News-Herald. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Galbincea, Pat (March 3, 2010). "Ohio's state wrestling tournament has produced more than its share of memorable moments" (March 3, 2010). Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Bob Golic Bio". Notre Dame. Notre Dame. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bob Golic – Other Works". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 20, 2008.
  7. ^ "Bob Golic part of team opening new Warehouse District pub". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
  8. ^ "Hanford Dixon named Cleveland Crush head coach". Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  9. ^ Mike Golic Jr Profile University of Notre Dame. Retrieved March 22, 2009
  10. ^ "Jake Golic is Notre Dame's First Signee". Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2009.
  11. ^ "Ex-Browns lineman Bob Golic tackles a diet and loses 140 pounds in 8 months". The Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2008.
  12. ^ "Seasonal 'Nutcracker' at Akron Civic". Stow Sentry. Stow, Ohio: Record Publishing. November 22, 2006. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2009. CBT welcomes to the stage, for the Nov. 25, 7p.m. performance, former Cleveland Browns player Bob Golic and his wife Karen. The two will dance in the party scene together.

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1977 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1977 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. The Irish, coached by Dan Devine, ended the season with 11 wins and one loss, winning the national championship. The Fighting Irish won the title by defeating the previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked Texas Longhorns in the Cotton Bowl Classic by a score of a 38–10. The 1977 squad became the tenth Irish team to win the national title and were led by All-Americans Ken MacAfee, Ross Browner, Luther Bradley, and Bob Golic. Junior Joe Montana, a future Pro Football Hall of Famer, was the team's starting quarterback.

1978 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1978 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season.

1985 All-Pro Team

The 1985 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Pro Football Writers Association, and The Sporting News in 1985. Both first- and second- teams are listed for the AP and NEA teams. These are the four teams that are included in Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League.

Pro Football Weekly, which suspended operations in 1985, did not choose an All-Pro team.

1996 Baltimore Ravens season

The 1996 Baltimore Ravens season was the franchise's inaugural season in the National Football League (NFL). They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore remained without an NFL football franchise for 12 years after the Baltimore Colts relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana.In 1996, however, the NFL approved Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell's proposal to relocate the franchise to Baltimore, although the records and name of the Browns would remain in Cleveland, Ohio and the Baltimore franchise would officially be an expansion franchise. After Modell established the franchise in Baltimore, the team was named the "Baltimore Ravens" via a poll conducted by the Baltimore Sun as the team was assigned to play in the American Football Conference (AFC) Central Division; afterwards, over 50,000 tickets were sold for the entire season.

The Ravens would finish their first season with a 4–12 record under coach Ted Marchibroda, who coached the Colts before and after they relocated and has a 41–33 regular season record in Baltimore. At the Ravens' first-ever regular season game, a record attendance of 64,124 was present in their win against the Oakland Raiders, 19–14, on September 1 at home. Their second victory came in Week 5, against the New Orleans Saints at home, in which they became 2–2. In Week 7, the Ravens traveled to Indianapolis to play Baltimore's previous team, the Colts. They, however, lost 26–21 and fell to 2–4 record. Their only other two victories were recorded in Week 9 (against the St. Louis Rams) and Week 14 (against the Steelers) at home.

Although not a winning season, Quarterback Vinny Testaverde and Safety Eric Turner were voted into the Pro Bowl, and wide receivers Michael Jackson and Derrick Alexander became the fourth receiving duo to surpass the 1,000 yard receiving mark. During the season, the Ravens held second-half leads in ten of their final eleven games; they ultimately went 3–7 in games decided by one possession.

1996 Jacksonville Jaguars season

The 1996 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 2nd season in the National Football League and the 2nd under head coach Tom Coughlin. The Jaguars improved on their 4–12 record from their inaugural season. The Jaguars marked success as they won six of their last seven games of the season and finished with a record of 9–7. The credit for this midseason turnaround probably lies in the demotion of wide receiver Andre Rison in favor of Jimmy Smith after a game against the St. Louis Rams in which Brunell threw 5 interceptions. The interceptions were blamed on Rison and he was benched. In the team’s final game of the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons, needing a win to earn a playoff berth, the Jaguars caught a bit of luck when Morten Andersen missed a 30-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining that would have given the Falcons the lead. The Jaguars clinched the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs.

The Jaguars achieved their first ever franchise playoff game victory, in a stunning upset on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The victory against the Bills was notable due to the fact that the Bills roster was made up of many of the same players that had been to four Super Bowls in the decade, including eventual Hall of Fame players Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and Bruce Smith (who had previously been the league Defensive Player of the Year). Their next game was on the road against the Denver Broncos, who had dominated the AFC with a 13–3 record (and earned the top AFC seed). The upstart Jaguars were not intimidated by the Broncos or their fans and their good fortune continued, as they largely dominated from the second quarter on. A late touchdown pass from Mark Brunell to Jimmy Smith gave the Jags a 30–20 lead. They held on to win in a huge upset, 30–27, in a game that many people still consider the franchise’s finest hour. Upon their return home, the Jags were greeted by an estimated 40,000 fans at the stadium. Many of these fans had watched the game on the stadium JumboTron displays and had stayed into the early hours of the morning when the team arrived. In the AFC Championship Game, the Jaguars acquitted themselves very well, playing a tight and close defensive game in a hostile environment for over three quarters before finally losing 20–6 to the New England Patriots on the road.

1996 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1996 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 64th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

This was Bill Cowher's fifth season as head coach of the Steelers, which resulted in yet another trip to the playoffs for the team, as Pittsburgh won the AFC Central Division championship for the fourth time under Cowher.

However, the team's 10–6 record was not enough to earn the Steelers a first-round bye. In their first playoff game, a rematch of the previous year's AFC Championship Game, the Steelers defeated the Colts, However, their season would come to a halt a week later as the steelers lost to the New England Patriots, 28–3.

American Patriot League

The American Patriot League (APL) is a planned professional American football league. The World Professional Football Association was created as a single entity corporation that will manage the business of the APL. The APL consists of eight franchises that are divided into two divisions: Freedom Division and Liberty Division. Each team will play a 12 game schedule consisting of 6 home games and 6 away games. The 2019 inaugural season was supposed to last from April 6 thru June 8, with the playoffs from June 15 thru June 23. The original plan for the Championship Game was to have it played on the campus of the United States Naval Academy in Maryland during the 4th of July weekend. Instead, the Championship Game was moved to Canton, Ohio and was to be played on July 6. In February 2019, the APL made an announcement that they were postponing the start of their inaugural 2019 season until 2020.The APL management team consists of former football players Keon Lattimore, Marques Ogden, Bob Golic, and Director of Football Operations David Holloway. Golic stated that none of the players who make an APL roster will be allowed to kneel during the national anthem, a marked contrast from current NFL policy. All team nicknames will be chosen by the fans as part of a naming contest.

To incentivize players from leaving the league for other leagues, the APL plans to offer lifetime health coverage for anyone who stays at least five seasons, along with a minimum salary of $50,000 a season to all players.

Part of the league’s strategy for financial survival includes establishing itself in markets where there’s a passion for football and where there aren’t many (if any) other pro sports franchises in place. Those are the main reasons, according to Ogden, why the league preferred Daytona Beach to Orlando. Broadcasts will be available with a paid subscription to the Awesome Cloud Network.

While the 2019 season had yet to begin, the WPFA was already making plans to add additional team cities to the APL in 2020.

Bob Golic (Canadian football)

Louis Robert Golic (June 19, 1931 – June 28, 2013) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1957. He played college football at Indiana University Bloomington. He was the father of American football players Mike Golic and Bob Golic as well as the grandfather of Mike Golic Jr.

Brian Brennan

Brian Michael Brennan (born February 15, 1962) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He graduated from Brother Rice High School (Michigan). He was a teammate of quarterback Doug Flutie at Boston College and played in nine NFL seasons from 1984 to 1992 for the Browns, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the San Diego Chargers.

In 2005, when Brennan and fellow Cleveland Browns broadcasters Bob Golic and Reggie Rucker were forced to buy time during a preseason game due to a lightning storm, the three achieved local stardom after an on-air breakdown.Brennan is an executive at Key Bank.

Gordon Chiarot

Gordon Chiarot (born c. 1937) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and BC Lions. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1957. He previous played football at and attended McMaster University.

Hal Newton

Harold Newton (September 14, 1933 – January 2, 2014) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1957. He died at the age of 80 in 2014.

Harry Lampman

Harry Lampman (born c. 1931) was a Canadian football player who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Montreal Alouettes. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1957. He previously played football at and attended the Queen's University.

Home and Family

Home and Family (formerly The Home and Family Show) is an American morning talk show originally hosted by Cristina Ferrare, Michael Burger, and Chuck Woolery. The show premiered on April 1, 1996, on The Family Channel and ran until August 14, 1998, featuring numerous recurring and regular personalities known as "the family" who share tips on beauty, crafts, cooking, and the like. Originally among the family were Jamie Gwen (chef); Candace Garvey (lifestyles); Mayita Dinos (gardening); Bob Golic (variety of topics); and The Carey Brothers (carpentry and home repairs).

The show was revived in 2012 and remains unique in that the daily guest star is asked to remain for the entire two hours. This provides a much broader view of the personality and interests of the star. Crew members are often seen, as well.

It currently airs on the Hallmark Channel with hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison at 10:00 a.m. (EST).

Jerry Zaleski

Gerald Stanley Zaleski (born September 14, 1932) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1957. He played college football at Colorado State University.

List of Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl selections

This is a list of Cleveland Browns players who were elected to the Pro Bowl.

The year indicates when the game was played, not the season that it followed.

List of Cleveland Browns broadcasters

As of 2013, The Browns flagship radio stations are WKNR AM 850, WKRK-FM 92.3, and WNCX FM 98.5. Games are covered on-site by play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan and color commentator Doug Dieken, a former Browns offensive tackle.WEWS channel 5 is the preseason TV home of the Browns, with former ESPN sportscaster Jay Crawford (play by play), 1999 #1 overall draft pick Tim Couch (color commentary), and (now former) WEWS sports director/WKRK midday host Andy Baskin (pregame/halftime host; sideline reporter) comprising the broadcast team.

List of NFL on NBC commentator pairings

The first name that's slated is the play-by-play man while the color commentator or commentators are slated second and sideline reporters, if used, are slated last.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish football statistical leaders

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Fighting Irish represent the University of Notre Dame as an Independent in the NCAA.

Although Notre Dame began competing in intercollegiate football in 1887, records from the early years are often incomplete and inconsistent and may not appear on this list. Notre Dame's official record book does not list a specific "modern era" beginning in a certain year, and the records listed below can go as far back as 1900, although they may not be complete.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since the 1940s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Fighting Irish have played in 11 bowl games since then, allowing more recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

Peter Neumann (Canadian football)

Peter Neumann is a former Canadian Football League player for 14 seasons the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He was a 9-time CFL's Eastern All-Star and a part of three Grey Cup championship teams.

Neumann was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1979.

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