Friday, November 30, 2007
Another true american icon passes on . . .
Slowly but surely, the icons of my youth fade away. John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Stewart and now Evel Knievel.
Man, I can remember watching you on ABC's Wide World of Sports on sunny Saturday afternoons, then racing outside to see how far I could make my Schwinn jump after a running start down the sidewalk.
I never jumped quite as far as Evel, but for that split second I was in the air, I felt invincible. I wouldn't have done it had I not seen Evel do it first.
Here's a pretty good tribute video set to George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone":
RIP, Evel. Thanks for the warm memories.