As we were working in the kitchen, Les was listening to one of his sports programs and the commentator was questioning whether Tiger Woods would break Jack Nicklaus' record. I asked Les what the record was to which he was referring and Les said that Jack had won 18 Majors and Tiger had won 14. I asked, "What are the Majors?" He answered, "The Masters, the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open and the British Open, but they don't call it that anymore."
Les said, "No; Jack's one of the good guys!"
Les continued, "You know it's interesting that Ohio has produced great athletes who were also good guys." I asked, "Like who?" He answered, "Like Jesse Owens, Archie Griffin, Edwin Moses, and another golfer Tom Weiskopf."
I added, "Scott Hamilton and Hayes Alan Jenkins." Les asked, "WHUT? WHO is Hayes Alan Jenkins?" I said, "He's the great Olympic ice skater; he is married to Carol Heiss."
Les answered, "Oh, I forget that the ONLY sports you know about are skating and curling!"
I said, "AND the 1960 OSU basketball team: John Havlicek, Mel Nowell, Jerry Lucas, Joe Roberts, Gary Gearhart and....". Les stopped me and said, "Surely you're not going to include Bobby Knight in the list of good guys!"
I answered, "No, of course not; besides, he was second string; I was going to say Larry Seigfried!"
He answered, "Of course you know the starting line-up AND an extra!"
I said, "I hear that Jeff Shaw is a good guy; I know he gave $100.00 to Andy's benefit."
Then I began laughing, and said, "We've forgotten the most famous one of all."
Les said, "Please do not say LeBron."
I said, "No, he's from right here--ART!"
Les said, "Remember, we were talking about the GOOD GUYS!"