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Mike Tirico

Mike Tirico


12/13/1966, Queens, New York USA

Birth Name

Michael Tirico


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Mike Tirico has been a sportscaster since 1987. In 1991 he became an anchor at ESPN on SportsCenter, and is noted for his versatile nature and the variety of assignments he has handled as part of the ESPN team such as covering the NBA, college football, PGA golf,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Recently he has been the announcer for the FedEX Orange Bowl and the British Open golf championship, and has co-hosted the Super Bowl XL pre and post-game shows and past NBA Finals coverage on ABC.

    • He has anchored coverage of the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four and the NFL Draft for both TV and radio.

    • On November 1, 1996 he hosted the debut show of ESPNEWS.

    • He was a host for "Monday Night Countdown" during the NFL season from 1993 to 2001.

    • Tirico has worked as the announcer for Thursday Night college football telecasts on ESPN since 1997.

    • In December of 1996 he was named the host for ABC Sports' golf coverage.

    • Tirico is now the voice of ESPN Radio's weekday afternoon "SportsBeat" segments.

    • He was the first host of "The NBA on ESPN Radio" from 1995 to 1997. He would cover the regular and post-season games, All-Star Weekend and the NBA Draft.

    • Tirico was an original ESPN Radio host when the network debuted in 1992 and anchored "The NFL on ESPN Radio from 1993-96.

    • He was a play-by-play announcer for Syracuse University basketball, football, lacrosse and volleyball.

    • Prior to joining ESPN, he worked in Syracuse from 1987 to 1991 as a sports director at the local CBS affiliate WTVH-TV.

    • In 1989 he was named top local sportscaster by the Syracuse Journal, and recieved an Associated Press New York Broadcasters award for "48 Hours with Syracuse University Football", a 30 minute documentary on the team's preparation for a game.

    • Tirico is a graduate of Syracuse University.

    • He attended Bayside High School in Queens, New York and was an active member of the golf team.

    • He has been host of ABC Sports' golf coverage since 1996, and from 2002 to 2006 he was studio host for ABC's NBA telecasts.

    • He is a the lead broadcaster for ESPN's presentation of Monday Night Football which premieres this fall.

    • He joined ESPN in 1991 as a SportsCenter anchor.

  • Quotes

  • Mike Tirico is a respectable commentator for ESPN's Monday Night Football and NBA on ESPN.

    Mike Tirico is a very likable guy. He's there to call games for ESPN's Monday Night Football, and then also calls NBA games from NBA on ESPN. He's not annoying, or biased, as other commentators - for either sport! He and Hubie Brown make a nice pairup when he calls games from the [National Basketball] Association. And he's good with the guys on Monday Night Football. Overall, he's a great guy, and other than a funny guy like Jeff Van Gundy, he is my favorite commentator for ESPN NBA basketball games. He knows facts well, and he can see through the bad things in something - such as a team, and focus on all of the good things.moreless
  • Lesser of the three evils!

    Really, I like Mike Tierco as I find him less annoying then, let's say, Tony Kornheiser. Despite him being in an awkward situation. Because Tony has ruined MNF for fans like myself. Wished that the show was still on ABC. Because it was made by and the original is the original. On ABC that is! But Mike seems to be the lesser of the three evils. Meaning the three announcers. He doesn't say a bad word. And does his job, the way that he is doing his job. Which really, that is what I like about him. Just really bad that he is with that annoying Kornheiser.moreless