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Throwback Thursday: Bob Golic reflects on heartfelt pre-game ritual

Before each and every game, Bob Golic, the former Browns defensive tackle, would go into the crowd at Cleveland Municipal Stadium and find his dad.

"I don't know if it was a ritual," he said, "or just made me feel good."

In this week's Throwback Thursday, Golic spoke with ClevelandBrowns.com about that tradition and what it meant.  

At some point, members of the Dawg Pound realized the man whom Golic would visit before every game was his father. 

"And so they made a spot for him," Golic said. "'Hey, move! Mr. Golic's coming!' And so it was always the same thing, I'd go up and give him a hug or a kiss.

Golic, who played seven seasons with the Browns (1982-88), was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and former All American at Notre Dame.

Golic, a Cleveland native who remains a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio, said his father would ask him a simple question before each game.

"He would always say to me, 'Who's the best one out there?' And I'd say, 'Me,' and he'd say, 'You go get them Bobby,'" Golic said, his voice breaking.

"Man, I just, I shouldn't have said that, it was amazing."​

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