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Michael Wilbon Biofile

Published by on October 19, 2012 filed under BioFiles   ·   Comments (0)
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Status: ESPN commentator. Forerm Washington Post sports columnist. Co-host ESPN 2′s Pardon The Interruption since October, 2001.

DOB: November 19, 1958 In: Chicago, IL

Childhood Heroes: “My dad, Ernie Banks, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Jerry Sloane, Norm Van Lier, Arthur Ashe, Muhammad Ali, Fergie Jenkins, Billy Williams, Bobby Hull…need I go on?”

Favorite Events to Cover: “NCAA Basketball Tournament, NBA finals, Summer Olympic Games, NFL Playoffs.”

Favorite Athletes to Watch Today: “Tiger Woods.”

Favorite Teams as a Kid: “All Chicago teams…Bears, Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks, DePaul basketball.”

Hobbies/Interests: “Golf.”

Favorite Movies: “Ordinary People, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hotel Rwanda, Place in the Sun.”

Favorite TV Shows: “Desperate Housewives, Sopranos.”

Musical Tastes: “R&B, Contemporary Jazz.”

First Job: “Intern at The Washington Post.”

First Car: “1977 Olds Cutlass Supreme.”

Favorite Meal: “The Fuzzy Zoeller special…fried chicken, potato salad, ice-tea.”

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: “Frosted Flakes.”

Greatest Sports Moment You Covered: “Too many to list…Cathy Freeman winning the 400 meters for Olympic Gold in Sydney 2000…Michael Jordan’s “The Shot” to beat the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals…Georgetown vs. Villanova for the 1985 NCAA Championship…Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield’s ear during heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas (’96).”

Favorite Ice Cream: “Vanilla – but preferably with chocolate sauce.”

Favorite Column written: “Too many to list, how’s that for a cop-out [smiles]?”

Most Painful/Difficult Column to Write: “Death of Len Bias.”

(Note: This Biofile originally was published in DirecTV Guide in 2004.)

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