Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sweet Baritone, Sweet Redemption

I check ESPN's website about 5 times each day.  I get most of my news just by reading the headlines, occasionally I pull up a story.  A few moments ago, I pulled up one titled "Homeless Man with Radio Voice has Offer." 

Here's the article: 

Homeless man with radio voice has offer

Associated Press
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered a job to a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice.
Ted Williams, whose deep baritone and plight have made him an online video sensation, was contacted Wednesday by the Cavs. Team spokesman Tad Carper says details are being worked out on the possible position. It could include Williams working in Quicken Loans Arena.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that video of Williams posted this week on its website has commanded millions of views.
In the clip, Williams stands near a Columbus highway ramp demonstrating his smooth, deep speaking voice. He holds a sign that asks motorists for help and says, "I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times."
Williams says he had trouble with drugs and alcohol but is two years sober.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

These stories of redemption are so cool.  Here is the Youtube video that had 4 million hits since its posting on Jan. 3...only two days, people!


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