9. Anchorman: Any character but Paul Rudd
Little known fact: Howard Dean’s presidential run was not brought to a grinding halt because of his notorious “Dean Scream”. Rather, Howie’s sharp decline in popularity was precipitated by the release of his campaign song: a mash-up of Darude’s “Sandstorm” and Champ Kind saying “Whammy!”
(Quoting Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana still sort of works for some reason.)
Good luck to Rob Neyer who is leaving the SweetSpot Blog at ESPN:
Whether you’ve been reading my ramblings since 1996 or just since last week, you have my profound, impossible-to-express-in-words gratitude. There is not a working writer on Earth who’s more grateful than I for his readers. Without you, I would have nothing.
Today, I hand off this space to whoever’s next. I don’t know yet who is next, but I’m highly confident that this blog and the SweetSpot Network will soon be in excellent hands.
Meanwhile, I’ll be around. The kids tell me it’s all about search these days. You won’t have to search real hard to find me, if you want.
Happy trails, until we meet again.
Several people thought it odd that Neyer and I both had big departures announced today, just a few hours apart. That’d be like Melvin Mora holding a presser to announce his retirement only to have Alex Rodriguez going live on TV to announce his retirement two hours later.
I’m Melvin Mora.
The “actors who died” reel during the Screen Actors Guild award show is somewhat poignant right now as we’re about to bury Walkoff Walk in the cold, hard ground.
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