Sketch o’the Week

January 12th, 2011 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

This guy is all over the news and internet. Ted Williams (not the late baseball legend) was homeless and destitute until a video on YouTube of him doing his radio announcer voice for a handout caught fire, and now he’s famous. The world loves a redemption story, but it’s more likely this will end badly… addiction and self-destructive behavior is not something you are able to cast away no matter how much good fortune suddenly comes your way. In fact, it’s usually the slow crawl back from “hitting bottom” that ends up sticking and the sudden miraculous break ends up getting squandered. He says he’s been clean for 2 years so maybe he’s really hit bottom and is on his way up, and this miraculous break will be his reward. I hope it all works out for him.


  1. Bill Karis says:

    Great Sketch, and you were kind to his teeth……

  2. Greg says:

    He was arrested last night. That didn’t take long.

  3. Great sketch theres a face that has seen some tuff

  4. Jose De La Mora says:

    If 9 kids weren’t motivation enough for him to get his ess together, I don’t think getting a check from the Kraft people is gonna be any different. He’ll probably end up being in the next celebrity Rehab.

  5. Arun says:

    if he got his hair cut he could pass for an Obama stunt double 😉

  6. Houston says:

    I’m with you Tom. I hope the best for him, but there is a reason he was homeless and jobless.

    I hope the best for him because now he’s in the spotlight and everyone is scrutinizing his every move. I hope he can hold it together.

  7. Tom says:

    He went into rehab yesterday so he now admits he’s still using. No surprise there.


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