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Michael Wilbon
Michael Wilbon

Michael R. Wilbon (born November 19, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sportswriter and columnist. He began working for The Washington Post in 1980 after summer internships at the newspaper in 1979 and 1980. He covered college sports, Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA before being promoted to full-time columnist in February of 1990. His column in the Post, which deals as much with the culture of sports as the action on the court or field, appears up to four times a week. After contributing to ESPN's The Sports Reporters and other shows on the cable network, he began co-hosting ESPN's daily Pardon the Interruption, or "PTI" as it is affectionately known among its fans, with Tony Kornheiser in October of 2001. Kornheiser commonly refers to him simply as "Wilbon." He is also a member of ABC's "NBA Nation" (with host Dan Patrick and analyst Mark Jackson) which is the pre-game show for the network's NBA telecasts. Image File history File linksMetadata Michael_Wilbon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Michael_Wilbon. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Pardon the Interruption (also known as PTI), is a sports television show on ESPN filmed in Washington, D.C., and airing on various ESPN TV channels as well as the XM and Sirius satellite radio services. ... Tony Kornheiser (born Anthony Irwin Kornheiser on July 13, 1948) is a popular sportswriter, radio and television talk show host, and columnist for The Washington Post. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. ... Mark Jackson is the name of several notable people: Mark Jacko Jackson, Australian Rules footballer, actor. ...


In his career, the Northwestern University alumnus has covered 10 different Summer and Winter Olympics competitions for The Washington Post, every Super Bowl since 1987, nearly every Final Four since 1982 and each year's NBA Finals since 1987. Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university, located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, U.S.. Northwesterns main campus is a 240-acre (970,000 m²) parcel in Evanston, along the shore of Lake Michigan. ...


Having grown up in the south-side of Chicago, Wilbon is a life-long fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks. However, Wilbon has also publicly displayed fondness toward the Illinois Fighting Illini Men's Basketball team during their run to the 2005 NCAA National Championship game, as well as the Chicago White Sox during their 2005 World Series Championship run, despite the heated rivalries these teams hold respectively to the Northwestern Wildcats and the Chicago Cubs. Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are known as the Fighting Illini. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2,3,4,9,11,16,19,72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) White Stockings <no city in official name, but based in Chicago> (1901-1903) Ballpark U.S. Cellular Field (1991–present) Comiskey... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... Northwestern University athletics logo Northwestern University is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, and the only private university member. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...


Wilbon lives in the Washington, D.C., area but he also has a home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He and his wife enjoy escaping from the Washington D.C. winters, and he is an avid golfer. Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... Scottsdale is a satellite city of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Named by the New York Times as The Beverly Hills of the Desert,[1] Scottsdale has become internationally recognized as a premiere (and posh) tourist destination, while maintaining its own identity and culture as The Wests Most...


Wilbon is good friends with former NBA star Charles Barkley and has edited and written the introduction for his most recent books, "I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It" and "Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?", both of which were New York Times best sellers. Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963, in Leeds, Alabama) is an American former basketball power forward. ...


In addition to PTI and his column in The Post, which appears from two to four times a week, Wilbon appears weekly on WRC-TV-4 in Washington, D.C. with WRC Sports Director George Michael, and Pro Football Hall of Famers John Riggins and Sonny Jurgensen on "Redskins Report" during the football season, and with Michael, USA Today basketball writer David DuPree and Washington Post columnist Mike Wise on "Full Court Press" during the basketball season. George Michael is a sportscaster best known nationally for his long-running American sports highlights show called The George Michael Sports Machine. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... Christian Adolph Sonny Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is a famed American football quarterback. ...


Wilbon graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep in 1976, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism in 1980 from Medill at Northwestern University. He has one brother, Donald, a Chicago-based investment banker, and is the son of Raymond (deceased) and Cleo Wilbon, retired after a long career as a teacher. St. ... Northwestern Universitys Medill School is one of the premier journalism, integrated marketing, and media schools in the United States. ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university, located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, U.S.. Northwesterns main campus is a 240-acre (970,000 m²) parcel in Evanston, along the shore of Lake Michigan. ...


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