Mike Adamle reflects on career that led to Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

Nov 17, 2017 1030

BY: Phil Thompson

Mike Adamle spent a lifetime in sports, playing for three NFL teams and working in a 40-year sports media career that has ranged from WMAQ-Ch. 5 sports anchor to covering the Olympics, so he seems a like natural for the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, which will induct him Saturday. Perhaps with one hitch.

“It’s funny, we have this thing called Ancestry.com, we’re going to find out how Italian I am,” he said with a laugh. “Nobody’s 100 percent anything, but I think I’ve got enough in there, maybe 36 percent or something, to be a legitimate Italian.” Be that as it may, he’ll attend Saturday night’s ceremony at the Westin Chicago River North, where he’ll join DePaul basketball coach Doug Bruno in the hall’s Class of 2017.

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