Sunday, February 11, 2001
Cincinnati needs a celebrity in the stands
By John Fay
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Jimmy Buffett made sports news last week by getting a little out of control at a Miami Heat game. The story got us to thinking: What Cincinnati needs is an obnoxious celebrity fan to spice up the sports landscape. But who?
Here are some nominations:
Peter Frampton: The 70s guitar legend lives in Indian Hill now. A heckler with a British accent is way cool. Frampton probably learned a thing or two from soccer rowdies while growing up.
Jerry Springer: The former mayor doesn't live here anymore. But he shows up at Reds games when he's in town. He gets a chance to study loud and obnoxious people five days a week. He could bring along that bald guy who breaks up fights on his show.
George Clooney: He's one of Hollywood's beautiful people. He told Dave Letterman his hobby is playing hoops. Nick's kid should show up at an NKU game he attended Northern Kentucky and razz the refs.
Woody Harrelson: Also has the athletic background. Who could forget his performance in White Men Can't Jump? Word of caution to The Wood Man: Leave the cannabis at home.
Sarah Jessica Parker: She's from here. Always talking baseball on Letterman. She and hubbie Matthew Broderick could reprise his: Hey batter, batter! from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Bill Cunningham: He doesn't have the national name. But he's loud, he's obnoxious, and he's very funny.
Jeff Ruby: Has local status. Already has the choice seats right behind Bob Huggins at the Shoe.
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