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32nd&Wallace
08-05-2005, 10:52 AM
Every blue moon when there is a Sox day game or a day off, they have an evening show on ESPN with Jeff Dickerson and Mike Golnic. Mike Golnic makes no bones about hating the Sox which I think makes him the only media personality in Chicago to openly root against one team. Tacky. Anyways, Jeff Dickerson mentioned how people like Brooks Boyer and Moose Skowron absolutely depise the guy. Anyone know what he has done/said to earn the ire of so many people in the Sox organization?

Madvora
08-05-2005, 11:10 AM
Every blue moon when there is a Sox day game or a day off, they have an evening show on ESPN with Jeff Dickerson and Mike Golnic. Mike Golnic makes no bones about hating the Sox which I think makes him the only media personality in Chicago to openly root against one team. Tacky. Anyways, Jeff Dickerson mentioned how people like Brooks Boyer and Moose Skowron absolutely depise the guy. Anyone know what he has done/said to earn the ire of so many people in the Sox organization?
It's Mike Ogulnick

This from the ESPN1000 page. Dickerson and Ogulnick have a regular show on Monday thru Thursday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg
Mike Ogulnick worked at Sporting News Radio for eight years before joining ESPN 1000 in October 2003 as an anchor and fill-in host. While at Sporting News Radio, Mike hosted a weekend show and voiced sports updates. He also wrote and voiced special programs which aired on the network, including "The Year in Review" and "The History of the Triple Crown".

A native of the Chicago area, Mike grew up in Schaumburg and was a Schaumburg Saxon. Following his memorable high school days, Mike graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a degree in Radio Broadcasting.

Mike and his wife Carrie currently reside in north suburban Mundelein, where they have two energetic boys, Josh and Zach.

Kogs35
08-05-2005, 11:16 AM
Every blue moon when there is a Sox day game or a day off, they have an evening show on ESPN with Jeff Dickerson and Mike Golnic. Mike Golnic makes no bones about hating the Sox which I think makes him the only media personality in Chicago to openly root against one team. Tacky. Anyways, Jeff Dickerson mentioned how people like Brooks Boyer and Moose Skowron absolutely depise the guy. Anyone know what he has done/said to earn the ire of so many people in the Sox organization?

last season he went on the record of hating the sox and hating us cellular. after the friday game in 04 during cubs sox he would get into arguments with sox callerts and got real defensive. when the cubs had a sunday night game last year he was like "sox fans u had all day for ur team, now its my teams turn". that was also during mariotti vs mac on air fued and o golnik was bashed in critics too. in august-december he was taken off air from doing any show and he was only doing sportscenter updates. when silvy and carmen took over the midday slot, he was given another shot at the night time slot with jd and some saturday morning slots. he is still not well liked with some but is trying to rebuild the bridges he burned back in 04 back with callers and other important people.

32nd&Wallace
08-05-2005, 11:19 AM
It's Mike Ogulnick

This from the ESPN1000 page. Dickerson and Ogulnick have a regular show on Monday thru Thursday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg
Wow , he looks like a P***k

32nd&Wallace
08-05-2005, 11:21 AM
I find it odd that he is the only Chicago media personality that has gone on-record about hating one team over the other. I know there are others, Lou Canelis, who don't like the Cubs but aren't so stupid to sabotage their professional careers to admit it.

TheOldRoman
08-05-2005, 11:28 AM
I find it odd that he is the only Chicago media personality that has gone on-record about hating one team over the other. I know there are others, Lou Canelis, who don't like the Cubs but aren't so stupid to sabotage their professional careers to admit it.
Are you kidding? Sabotage his career? That behavior is seen as "adorbable and loyal" and it will only further his career in this town.

Juice16
08-05-2005, 12:02 PM
It's Mike Ogulnick

This from the ESPN1000 page. Dickerson and Ogulnick have a regular show on Monday thru Thursday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg


how do people grow hair on their temples?

32nd&Wallace
08-05-2005, 12:38 PM
Are you kidding? Sabotage his career? That behavior is seen as "adorbable and loyal" and it will only further his career in this town.Was this meant to be in teal? If it will further his career why has he been on and off shows over the last two years? I think if you are sports radio show host in Chicago the only way to succeed is if you never appear to dislike one team while liking another. There is no quicker away to alienate a large demographic. Dan MacNeil, Dan Bernstein, Mike North - all self-proclaimed Sox fans have never said they disliked the Cubs. Mac is probably the closest but is on record saying he wants the Cubs to do well. They all have plum time slots on the radio partially because they know how to appease the fan bases of both teams while at the same time professing love the other.

Same thing with the Cub fan hosts - Murphy, Jurko, Harry, Marc Silverman. Mike Murphy may focus way too much on the Cubs, but he has never said anything against the Sox on the level as Mike Ogolnic.

Og hates the Sox and doesn't make a secret about it. If he hosted a weekday afternoon or morning show he that act would last about one week before he was booted off.

PatK
08-05-2005, 01:04 PM
http://images.radcity.net/5176/1086260.jpg+http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg=http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

Ogulnik is the lovechild of Dan McNeil and Jack Black

fledgedrallycap
08-05-2005, 01:11 PM
http://images.radcity.net/5176/1086260.jpg+http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg=http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

Ogulnik is the lovechild of Dan McNeil and Jack Black


Needs work, but Jack Black is right on.

eriqjaffe
08-05-2005, 01:12 PM
Geez, I also went to both Schaumburg High and Columbia College. Never crossed paths with him, but he was a senior during my freshman year. Maybe I'll scan a yearbook photo for us all to laugh at.

jackbrohamer
08-05-2005, 01:14 PM
He should go ask Moronotti where to go to get his eyebrows plucked.

PatK
08-05-2005, 01:15 PM
Needs work, but Jack Black is right on.

AM1000 changed their photos of Mac, the old one would have been perfect

1000ml
08-05-2005, 01:29 PM
Geez, I also went to both Schaumburg High and Columbia College. Never crossed paths with him, but he was a senior during my freshman year. Maybe I'll scan a yearbook photo for us all to laugh at.

I thought the same thing!

I was lucky enough to share 2 years of high school with him which should be good for 2 yearbooks worth of material.

I'll have to get out to my parents sometime and see what I find.

ozzman
08-05-2005, 01:32 PM
He looks just like Crackhead Bob that used to be on Howard Stern all the time.

TomBradley72
08-05-2005, 01:37 PM
It's Mike Ogulnick

This from the ESPN1000 page. Dickerson and Ogulnick have a regular show on Monday thru Thursday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg


What a pud. This guy defines "Schaumburg Cubs fan".

fquaye149
08-05-2005, 01:40 PM
http://images.radcity.net/5176/1086260.jpg+http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg=http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

Ogulnik is the lovechild of Dan McNeil and Jack Black


how about :moron: +http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg = http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

Risk
08-05-2005, 01:55 PM
how about :moron: +http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg = http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

Further proof for the need of 120th Trimester abortions.

Risk

PatK
08-05-2005, 02:10 PM
how about :moron: +http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg = http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

Wait, now we're on to something

http://www.chicagoist.com/images/2004_07_sports_wmpv.jpg+http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg=http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

TornLabrum
08-05-2005, 02:22 PM
how about :moron: +http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg = http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

Heck, he could be the clone of :moron .

fquaye149
08-05-2005, 02:42 PM
Heck, he could be the clone of :moron .

Ogolnic's hair does not appear to defy enough gravity.

Juice16
08-05-2005, 03:04 PM
I don't see the Danny Mac but I do so Moronotti. Great work.

slavko
08-05-2005, 04:39 PM
If he's trying to get attention, it's working. His talent is weekend night update reporter at best.

bigfoot
08-05-2005, 06:01 PM
He should go ask Moronotti where to go to get his eyebrows plucked.

Chainsaw's 'R' US?

MarySwiss
08-05-2005, 06:29 PM
Does anybody else find that these photos significantly raise their upchuck factor?

And I was dangerously close to upcheck critical level already. I went out to my car a couple of hours ago to go meet Mr. MarySwiss for lunch, turned on Rome---and got Skip Clueless. [BARF!]

I mean, I used to hate Mike Lupica, but just lately I'm actually starting to appreciate him.

Help me, somebody!

Foulke You
08-05-2005, 07:13 PM
What a pud. This guy defines "Schaumburg Cubs fan".
Yep, put an Izod Golf shirt on him, khaki shorts, designer $80 sandals, and a Cubs floppy hat and he is ready to go sit in the Wrigley bleachers with the other tools.

chaerulez
08-05-2005, 09:18 PM
Was this meant to be in teal? If it will further his career why has he been on and off shows over the last two years? I think if you are sports radio show host in Chicago the only way to succeed is if you never appear to dislike one team while liking another. There is no quicker away to alienate a large demographic. Dan MacNeil, Dan Bernstein, Mike North - all self-proclaimed Sox fans have never said they disliked the Cubs. Mac is probably the closest but is on record saying he wants the Cubs to do well. They all have plum time slots on the radio partially because they know how to appease the fan bases of both teams while at the same time professing love the other.

Same thing with the Cub fan hosts - Murphy, Jurko, Harry, Marc Silverman. Mike Murphy may focus way too much on the Cubs, but he has never said anything against the Sox on the level as Mike Ogolnic.

Og hates the Sox and doesn't make a secret about it. If he hosted a weekday afternoon or morning show he that act would last about one week before he was booted off.

Isn't North a Cubs fan?

fquaye149
08-05-2005, 10:33 PM
Isn't North a Cubs fan?

probably, but he CLAIMS to like the good guys.

SpammySosa
08-06-2005, 03:11 AM
I don't see the Danny Mac but I do so Moronotti. Great work.
With those eyebrows,I would throw some Pete Sampras in there too.

RadioheadRocks
08-06-2005, 03:14 AM
OMG I am ROFLMAO at those photo collages!!! Good work!!! :D:

IMHO he's the prototypical neo-maxizoom-dweebie.

Steelrod
08-06-2005, 04:23 AM
I find it odd that he is the only Chicago media personality that has gone on-record about hating one team over the other. I know there are others, Lou Canelis, who don't like the Cubs but aren't so stupid to sabotage their professional careers to admit it.

In order to sabotage a career, first you have to have one!

TornLabrum
08-06-2005, 08:54 AM
In order to sabotage a career, first you have to have one!

Hey! He lives to do Sports Center updates and the shift he does nightly with Dickerson!

32nd&Wallace
08-06-2005, 10:10 AM
Isn't North a Cubs fan?No,North is a big Sox fan and close with JR

The Critic
08-06-2005, 12:42 PM
I find it odd that he is the only Chicago media personality that has gone on-record about hating one team over the other. I know there are others, Lou Canelis, who don't like the Cubs but aren't so stupid to sabotage their professional careers to admit it.
Well, there WAS one other guy who wore his bias on his sleeve, but he's in Tampa Bay now.....thankfully....

TornLabrum
08-06-2005, 01:30 PM
Well, there WAS one other guy who wore his bias on his sleeve, but he's in Tampa Bay now.....thankfully....

So apparently that bias, expressed on the SOX postgame show (gee, I guess he's supposed to go out of his way to praise the Cubs), didn't hurt his career.

32nd&Wallace
08-06-2005, 02:35 PM
So apparently that bias, expressed on the SOX postgame show (gee, I guess he's supposed to go out of his way to praise the Cubs), didn't hurt his career.I think Willsy was different since he was part of the White Sox Radio Network. If Willsy hosted a show on ESPN 1000 and had that same attitude I think he'd be out of line

TornLabrum
08-06-2005, 03:24 PM
I think Willsy was different since he was part of the White Sox Radio Network. If Willsy hosted a show on ESPN 1000 and had that same attitude I think he'd be out of line

Exactly.

The Critic
08-06-2005, 03:35 PM
So apparently that bias, expressed on the SOX postgame show (gee, I guess he's supposed to go out of his way to praise the Cubs), didn't hurt his career.
Just always struck me as unprofessional, that's all.
Never liked Wills as a pre/post host anyway, but his inability to even say the name of "the other Chicago team" just made him seem minor-league to me.
I know most folks here disagree, and that's cool. It just seems like we cry about bias unless it's pro-Sox bias.

32nd&Wallace
08-06-2005, 03:51 PM
Just always struck me as unprofessional, that's all.
Never liked Wills as a pre/post host anyway, but his inability to even say the name of "the other Chicago team" just made him seem minor-league to me.
I know most folks here disagree, and that's cool. It just seems like we cry about bias unless it's pro-Sox bias.If Wills hosted a morning show on the Score or an afternoon show on WMVP he'd be committing career suicide if he had the anti-Cubs attitude he had on the pre and post game shows. Why? Because there he would have to appeal to a wide base of fans. Ogulnick is stuck in radio purgatory because he is too stupid to figure out that openly hating one team over the other kills your chances at getting a broad audience which (SURPRISE) equals big ratings. Willsy had a mainly White Sox audience and knew that the majority of White Sox fans ate his anti-Cubs shtick right up.

The only time Danny Mac had ever said negative things about the Cubs is during Sox/Cubs week. Other than that, there is a standing rule on that show that the hosts nor the callers are not to badmouth the other team's fans, stadium, etc...

TornLabrum
08-06-2005, 03:52 PM
Just always struck me as unprofessional, that's all.
Never liked Wills as a pre/post host anyway, but his inability to even say the name of "the other Chicago team" just made him seem minor-league to me.
I know most folks here disagree, and that's cool. It just seems like we cry about bias unless it's pro-Sox bias.

Yeah, and there's so much of that!

DumpJerry
08-06-2005, 03:54 PM
Well, there WAS one other guy who wore his bias on his sleeve, but he's in Tampa Bay now.....thankfully....
Teal cops?

I ran into Willsy on an elevator last year in late Sept. It was just the two of us and he did not know me at all. I told him I was a big fan of him and the Sox. He thanked me and then I said "it does not look good for the other team" with a big grin on my face. Willsy laughed and said he wasn't going to touch that one. Good move on part.

If that had been Mr. Schaumburg instead of Willsy and I was a Flub fan and not a smart person (a/k/a Sos fan) and made a comment that the Sox were down for the count, he would have bought me a beer...the scum.

SOXSINCE'70
08-06-2005, 04:50 PM
Wow , he looks like a P***k

Actually,he looks like Scum Times scribe Mike Mulligan before his
hair turned pale white.Read any of his Bears articles and look at his
photo. There are some resemblences.He could be one of MJH's
"Love children".I just need to find another parent.

Just an observation.On the other hand,maybe McNeil
and Jack Black are his love parents.:D: :D: :D:

But yes,he does look like a p***k.To all Sox fans,
he is a very dangerous p***k.He probably thinks
the world's greatest baseball team still has a WC chance. :roflmao: :roflmao:

SOXSINCE'70
08-06-2005, 04:59 PM
http://images.radcity.net/5176/1086260.jpg+http://www.myvideostore.com/content/people/pics/jack_black.jpg=http://images.radcity.net/5176/584835.jpg

Ogulnik is the lovechild of Dan McNeil and Jack Black


Have you sent this to MJH?? It's either Mac or Scumbag-otti as
the first parent.Jack Black is dead on.Frightening.:cower:

Brian26
08-07-2005, 12:51 AM
You know what's funny....they've been calling him the "OG" for the past few months, and I had no ****ing idea where that came from because I've always thought this name was Michael Golnic.

SOXSINCE'70
08-07-2005, 09:14 AM
I've always thought this name was Michael Golnic.

So did I.