Friday, July 15, 2005

Dick Butkus

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported this week that Dick Butkus, one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, will work as a football coach for the Pittsburgh-area Montour High School as part of a new ESPN reality show. The second article states that Butkus will actually be the head football coach. The coach who was hired by the school in January (not Butkus) said "For the purpose of the show, he's going to be the head coach," [Lou] Cerro said. "For the purpose of [reality], I mean -- well listen. Coach Butkus has not coached a down of football in his life."

I'm glad that Cerro stated that Butkus has never coached football. I'm sure we all remember his outstanding job as a basketball coach on the reality show Hang Time.

What do you mean that wasn't a reality show?

2 comments:

Amy said...

Wasn't I with you (can't remember why we were both in LA at the same time) when we saw Teddy from Hang Time while eating at the Cheesecake Factory in Beverly Hills?

Sean said...

You are correct! My only celebrity sighting in my two years living in California was Teddy (Anthony Anderson) outside of a Cheesecake Factory in LA. Anderson is now somewhat famous from Barbershop, Kangaroo Jack and My Baby's Dady.