Mr. TPosted: January 20, 2014
In 1983 or 1984, I stood close enough to Mr. T to touch him during a stopover and media event in Omaha. (This occurred during his heyday after playing Clubber Lang in “Rocky III”.) After that episode, I decided to make a Mr. T bust in junior high art class–mohawk and all. While not Michelangelo’s David, the bust was my brief art career’s crowning achievement.
What I did not realize is that Mr. T apparently either is now an NFL cornerback or is impersonating Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks.
Here is the video evidence I have compiled: The first exhibit is one of the great monologues in Rocky lore; the second may cause Erin Andrews to rethink her sideline reporter role.
UPDATE (Monday, January 21): As I noted about C-Span, I enjoy hearing directly from people. Consequently, I’ll post Richard Sherman’s post-post-game interview out of journalistic fairness. Take it away Richard: