Right back at ya son: Golic Sr. takes fun shot back at son

His last name is one of the big names in Notre Dame football history.
Mike Golic, Jr. is one of five men from his family to pull on a gold helmet. He also inherited another family trait, finding his way in front of a camera.

Like his father, Mike Golic, Jr. hosts his own show. "Trick Shot Monday," each week on Youtube from the Irish locker room. And Jr. isn't just the host. He's sometimes the winner.

Jr. admits he's just an amateur sportscaster while his dad is a pro but he doesn't mind explaining what he's better at than Sr.

"Much, much better looking than my dad," Golic Jr said this week. "I want to put that out there right now. I'm the much better looking of the Mike Golic's. Where do I go from here. I'm funnier, I'm smarter , far more humble. A way better dancer."

And Singing? Well not quite. Jr is pretty bad at that. He proved that via youtube with his performance of "Africa" by Toto.

He'll concede one thing that his dad has over him. "He does have a great head of hair," Jr. joked. "very full and rich waves. I can't compete with him in that aspect."

Sans the great Golic hair, Mike Jr. chooses to donate his hair every year to charity. He helps organize the Bald and the Beautiful event, which raises money to fight pediatric cancer.

"Anything we can do to help these kids and make their time easier and hopefully find a cure for this terrible disease is something we take the greatest joy in being able to be a part of," he said.

That kind hearted nature is something he gets from his dad.

"He's been my hero since I was a little kid," Jr. said of his father.

But his dad, after all, host of "Mike and Mike in the Morning" on ESPN Radio doesn't let anything get by him. Golic Sr. saw the what his son had to say, and had the rebuttal Saturday on NewsCenter 16's Countdown to Kickoff.

"Listen, I love how at the end he tried to say something nice about me but come on, you can't sing!" Golic Sr explained. "Look, he's a good looking gregarious kid--I'll give him all that. But I'm a way better singer than him and yes, I do have better hair."

One thing both can agree on is how special it is that Golic Jr is now getting the opportunity to play. In his senior year at Notre Dame, Jr started his first ever game last week against Maryland his first game at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday against Boston College.

"It's incredible for my wife and I to watch," Golic Sr. said. "It hasn't worked out as well he would liked that he hasn't played as much as he can, but he was in position that he was always ready. It took a while, but when he was called upon he was ready to go. So we're very proud of him."

"It meant just as much to him as it did to me. It's what you work for when you come here. You want to be one of the players. You want to be one of the 11 guys on the field," Jr. said.


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