4.5 million web hits in 2 days??? Espn can I please get a C’MON SON for real! I used to live in Columbus, Ohio for two years so I know exactly how nasty the weather is in this geographic region. Good thing it appears Mr. Williams is going to be getting a little “Shelter From The Storm” in the near future (or at least a roof over his head) it seems. Yes, I know it is likely that you have seen the story already (if not what rock do you live under?) about this ever charming gentleman found by a journalist for The Columbus Dispatch but I wanted to post it for anyone who has not had a chance to catch this and for the fact that I feel as though it is a magnificent story. I first heard of it on NPR and it was pretty hilarious. So one guy that called in basically said that when he heard Ted’s voice his first thought was he really needs to be on NPR rather than you all haha. The Golden Radio Voice Of Ted Williams from Columbus, Ohio is in fact amazing and the offers are now pouring in from many large news networks: MTV, ESPN, NFL Films and the list goes on and on. Apparently, a gig with the Cleveland Cavaliers is the front runner with the CNN affiliate WEWS and they have officially made him an offer and Crispin Porter + Bogusky has already hired him to voice a new Kraft Macaroni & Cheese commercial set to air Sunday during the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on ESPN. He has also reunited with his mother in New York since this all started.
I absolutely love a great story like this. Yes he used to be an addict but he has been given a second chance in life so let’s see what he can do with it. I am not the most spiritual person in the world, but I do believe in a H1gher being and instances like this give America and the good citizens of the United States a little jolt of happiness and a certain feeling that no matter how hard things can get in these trying times or in your life something good is bound to happen if you “Just Believe” & “Never Give Up” (Courtesy of Mr. Jimmy Valvano). In times like these of a disastrous housing crisis, sky rocketing unemployment rates, volatile fluctuating money markets (many of which are controlled by Ceo’s certainly only out for their own interest), ever rising fuel prices coming upwards of $4.00 a gallon soon, randomly dead aviary creatures falling out of the sky and dead fish rolling in from the seas from across the nation and so much more we have to keep our heads up and help out our fellow man in whatever ways we are able. It could just be a smile. To you Mr. Williams, we tip the cone and wish you the best!
-The Ice Cream Man