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Date of Birth 11 May 1952Oneida, New York, USA
Birth NameMichael Thomas Lupica

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider's knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports. Today he is a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, which includes his popular "Shooting from the Lip" column, which appears every Sunday.

He began his newspaper career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post at age 23. He became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the New York Daily News, which he joined in 1977. For more than 30 years, Lupica has added magazines, novels, sports biographies, other non-fiction books on sports, as well as television to his professional resume. For the past fifteen years, he has been a TV anchor for ESPN's The Sports Reporters. He also hosted his own program, The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN2.

In 1987, Lupica launched "The Sporting Life" column in Esquire magazine. He has published articles in other magazines, including Sport, World Tennis, Tennis, Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, Men's Journal and Parade. He has received numerous honors, including the 2003 Jim Murray Award from the National Football Foundation.

Mike Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, collaborated with noted author and screenwriter, William Goldman on Wait 'Till Next Year, and wrote The Summer of '98, Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back and Shooting From the Lip, a collection of columns. In addition, he has written a number of novels, including Dead Air, Extra Credits, Limited Partner, Jump, Full Court Press, Red Zone, Too Far and national bestsellers Wild Pitch and Bump and Run.

His previous young adult novels, Travel Team, Heat, Miracle on 49th Street, and the summer hit for 2007, Summer Ball, have shot up the New York Times bestseller list. Lupica is also what he describes as a "serial Little League coach," a youth basketball coach, and a soccer coach for his four children, three sons and a daughter. He and his family live in Connecticut.

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Spouse (1)

Taylor Lupica (31 May 1986 - present) (4 children)

Trivia (9)

New York Daily News sports columnist (1977 - present).
Has a sports show on ESPN Radio.
Father of three boys and a girl.
Release of his book, "The Big Field". [2008]
Release of his book, "Long Shot". [2008]
New Canaan, Connecticut [July 2008]
Release of his book, "The Million Dollar Throw". [2009]
Release of his book, "Heat". [2006]
He started writing a column in the New York Post in 1975.

Personal Quotes (2)

On Olympic sprinter Marion Jones, whose ex-husband and current boyfriend have both been linked to steroid use, "You look at her track record and wonder why she didn't just start going out with a pharmacist".
On Carolina fans and their sudden interest in the 2004 Super Bowl contending Panthers, "Prior to this season, most of them thought that Julius Peppers was a condiment".

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