Is it time to put Bob Uecker into the conversation of top 5 coolest people of all time? Like ever? Because I thought he was fringe top 5 before watching this video and now he's got to be in right? I mean I've been working on my list literally all morning. I even went through 3 of the '7 steps to good writing.' I brainstormed. Wrote sloppy copies. And ended with this final draft:
1. Miles Davis (to quote a modern day philosopher 'if peeing your pants is cool, then consider me Miles Davis. Plato. Socrates. Billy Madison.)
2. Johnny Cash
3. Ryan Braun
4. Bob Uecker
5. Ryan Braun
Boom. Done. I mean who else played baseball professionally, is in the baseball hall of fame as a broadcaster for the Brewers (and was the only credible person associated with the team from 1993-2007), nearly won an Oscar for his portrayal of Harry Doyle (I think at least), played the patsy in one of the greatest sitcoms ever to hit the small screen Mr. Belvedere, AND is now inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame. Yes. WWF. It will always be WWF to me. Honestly Vince McMahon must have stepped on an endangered june bug or something to incur that lawsuit. But I'm calling shenanigans. Ask 20 people what 'WWF' means and 22 tell you wrestling.
Either way this is a marriage of two of my passions, baseball and wrestling. Calm down ladies I know that's a HUGE turn on. In any case I remember watching tapes of Wrestlemania's 3 and 4 about a thousand times on VHS when I was a kid and knowing Ueck was the man even then. That is until my mom recorded over one of those tapes with an episode of General Hospital.....Yup, still bitter about it. I've got rage sweat right now just thinking about it. Bonus word: wrestling.
PS: I didn't even know this was on TV on Saturday night until Sunday morning. Hell I didn't even realize it was Wrestlemania weekend. Somewhere a 14 year old Jon weeps.