Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bob Uecker Talks About Furries

I figure everyone knows who Bob Uecker is. From his role as the play-by-play guy in Major League, to Mr. Belvedere, to the "Bingo! Most be in the front row!" Miller Lite ads, probably everyone knows The Ueck.

Suffice to say that Uecker is a total character. A career .200 hitter and backup catcher, he was widely known for being the nuttiest guy on any team he played for. And, after retiring, came seemingly out of nowhere as a B-guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to deliver probably one of the most humorous and unexpectedly self-deprecating sports-related interviews ever. From that day on, he's pretty much been an indelible part of pop culture as the funniest person in baseball, and probably will be until he dies.

Well, in any event, Ueck still does play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers, and the other day the Brewers were staying in the same hotel as a National Furry Convention.

If you don't know what a furry is, stop and read this first.

In any event, this experience was so remarkable and odd to Uecker that he spent something like 15 minutes over the next two days' broadcasts talking about it. And it's honestly the funniest fucking thing I've heard in ages.

Day One
Day Two

And if all that didn't sell you, consider this:
    "I don't know why the Cubs wouldn't want to stay at the hotel; I mean... they're bears."

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