I thought I’d stick a few pics up of people who are heroes or inspirations to me, and a “Guess Who” showing me and some people for whom I have been mistaken. I will put up links when I get the chance.
Heroes of Sport
Wonderful dogmatic batsman, trenchant commentator - the great "Sir Geoffrey"
The Great All Rounder - Responsible for the Greatest Sporting Turnaround Ever
No better as player and manager over such a long career - King Kenny
Seve - tragically gone - the most exciting golfer ever - I was in the stands in 1984 when this happened - still get goose bumps thinking about it.
Dan Marino - the best pure QB in the NFL - how did he never win a Super Bowl?
Better than Hastings, Campese, Blanco and even Lomu - the wonderful Andy Irvine
Babe Ruth - what more needs be said?
Stephen Hendry - even more single minded than Boycott!
Heroes of Writing
The Man who Gave the World Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Vogon Poetry and Slartibartfast, and THE BOOK!
Alastair MacLean - the best thriller writer - and author of HMS Ulysses - a tragic and marvellous book
Sir Terry Pratchett - his Discworld is beyond compare
Joe Posnanski - the best sportswriter in the world!
The Identity Parade
No - I am not a famous Swedish manager and lothario!
Nor am I the former Secretary of State for Defence, and Tory grandee
Nor yet the late great Irish comic
And this, in the words of Mike Yarwood, is the real me!
And what the Marlins fans are wearing these days!