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I'm not sure if all you, if any, subscribe to John Bacon's Blog posts but I just got this one and I thought I'd share it with you. Caution: you may have to leave your desk at work and blame it on allergies.
Enjoy. I know it hit close to home for me.
As I approach my 1st Father's Day this story really hit me. It made me realize just how forutnate I truly am. I hope each of you feel the same way after reading it, and give your loved ones an extra when they get home tonight
Lastly, don't forget to reach out to your Dad's and Grandfather's this weekend to let them know you love and appreciate them as you never know what tomorrow may bring.
/sappy stuff over. Please return to your regularly scheduled OSU hilarity
I want to piggyback off of the Family Fame thread below, as I found it an interesting read. I'm fairly surprised that nobody was related to Kevin Bacon, however. So my question is, what celebrities have you carried out a conversation with?
I have had most, if not all, of my celebrity encounters through working at various bars.
I did a shot of Jack with Don Vito from Jackass. A few weeks later, he was in jail for groping some 12 year olds at a shopping mall.
I've met both Pryor and Gordon Gee in the last few weeks. Pryor used to be a regular at my bar until a bounty was placed on his head in Columbus. Gee made a promotional stop at the bar during senior crawl. Before all is said and done, I may end up meeting Gene Smith as well, as the business I've started has been contracted to work an OSU athletics booster event in August.
I worked with a girl who won the Real World Road Rules Challenge, prior to the show actually airing. That was the only season of that show I watched, as it was cool to watch the thing play out knowing she won. She quit pretty promptly after she received her $250,000 (although after taxes, I'm sure it was not that much...).
I've met DMX. A good friend of mine had to take $5,000 out of our cash drawers, put it in a paper bag, and meet him in a motel parking lot before he would perform at our bar. I did not envy that task.
I hung out with Braylon Edwards and Josh Cribbs when Cribbs hosted a private party at our nightclub. Braylon was actually a really cool guy. He did end up getting drunk and walking off by himself down High Street.
So I wanna hear what your family can make as their claim to fame? I have 3 things. My great-grandpa was offered a contract by the New York Yankees. He sported a 96 mph fastball (it didn't get passed down) but he never made MLB. Also, i am related to Conway Twitty (he is my grandmas cousin. her last name was Jenkins. go look up his real last name). She was also related to Richard Burton. So technically, I was related to Elizabeth Taylor by marriage. How about your families, Mgobloggers? Let's here it.
While I was enjoying Verlander's gem at Comerica last night my wife commented that there is no age limit for Jersey's these days. Back in my day (old timey voice) replica's were worn by children although they were tougher to find. The opines also seem to fall harder on men than women maybe it's a transition to your girlfriend wearing your lettermen jacket in high school, who knows. But the question needs to be asked, how old is too old to wear a Replica Jersey? Is it more acceptable/main stream now?
EDIT: Authentic or Replica's apply, anything that reflects what is on the field.
In the wake of Mason Raymond's injury, Tambellini will be bumped to the active roster and will play tonight in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals for Vancouver:
Tambellini, who will play in Game 7 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, RDS) in place of the injured Mason Raymond, grew up around the Canucks of the 1990s. His father, current Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini, worked for the organization as the Director of Public and Media Relations, serving in that capacity for the Canucks' run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in 1994.
"I was at my house with my mom, my dad was in New York, and it was heartbreaking," Tambellini said, recalling his memories of watching the Rangers beat Vancouver in Game 7 of the '94 Final. "It was hard to watch. I remember pulling my hair out. Hopefully we turn that around tonight."
Steve Tambellini can't wait to see his son try.
"I'm so excited for him just to have the opportunity to play for a Stanley Cup in a Game 7. It's an amazing day," Steve Tambellini told NHL.com. "He doesn't need any advice from me. I'm just going to make sure I've got a good seat and enjoy the game."