I am here for you, my dedicated 9 readers. I tell it like I think, and break stories pretty much never, but I got a scoop for you this afternoon.
He’s never been mentioned as a possible successor to Ozzie Guillen, so I don’t know if this really counts as a scoop, but here goes. Bo Jackson told me he that has no interest in the Sox managerial position. I hope Ken Williams has an eraser on the end of his pencil, ’cause he can eliminate Jackson’s name off his short list.
How did I come across this nugget of information? I was at a Celebrity Gold tournament in Las Vegas that the former Heisman Trophy winner attended. Jackson, when he was playing, rejected me 6 times for an interview, but he jumped at my question about the Sox managerial position. The entire interview:
Me: Hey Bo, you interested in being the new Sox manager?
Bo: No! I have a life! NO, NO, NO! He did stare me down. The people that I was with thought Bo was gonna go Brian Bosworth on me.
That would have been me in the Seahawk uniform, except Bo would have danced on my face.
Revisionist history. The times I tried to interview Bo in the past:
4 times he glared while shaking his head.
1 time at his Halo locker, he stood over me wearing nothing more than bikini shorts, and said rather loudly, NO!
Last time was in 2004, while a member of the White Sox coaching staff. Walking down the hall, outside the Sox clubhouse, Bo looks at me, points, and shakes his head back and forth.
Today was the first time in 17 years that he actually said more than 1 word to me. Thankfully, it allowed me to give you…….BREAKING NEWS!
Reporting after the fact..me.