Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica


5/11/1952, Oneida New York

Birth Name

Michael Thomas Lupica


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He is one of the best-known and widely read sports columnists in the United States. He began his newspaper career with the New York Post in 1975, at the age of 23, covering the Knicks. In 1977, he became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Not only is Mike a sports columnist, but he is also a writer. He has written books including Summer of '98: When Homers Flew, Records Fell, and Baseball Reclaimed America, published by New York: Penguin Putman Inc in 1999, Bump And Run-also published by Penguin Putman Inc.-and more.

    • Mike has been married to Taylor Lupica since 1986, and has four children.

    • He was the host of the short lived ESPN 2 program The Mike Lupica Show.

    • He has coached his children's Little League teams.

    • He was a frequent guest on Imus in the Morning.

    • He is a regular panelist on The Sports Reporters and occasionally when the host, John Saunders, is on assignment or vacation he fills in as guest host.

    • He won the Jim Murray Award in 2003 from the National Football Foundation.

    • He writes the weekly column "Shooting from the Lip" for the New York Daily News.

    • Lupica did not play Miles Silverberg on Murphy Brown even though he is frequently mistaken for actor Grant Shaud.

  • Quotes

    • Mike Lupica: (on the heroic actions of a student stopping a school shooter) We throw the word "hero" around the way we throw money at athletes.

  • Lupica's lack of perspicacity...

    Mike Lupica can make the birth of a saviour seem like a pedestrian event, while raising a touchdown pass from Favre in a Jets uniform sound like visions of the Second Coming. He, like 99% of all sports reporters, rarely sees true greatness coming down the line, even when it's coming STRAIGHT AT HIM.

    I think he must have originally established himself with the famously obnoxious New York audiences with a considerable amount of empty chutzpah backed by a Napolean complex that leaves us breathless in it's sheer stridency.

    "OUCH! My ears! God, Mikey, cool it with the shrill, will ya?!"

    Besides hysterical, he's ultimately a depressing and cynical personality and writer.moreless