<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-cards="hidden" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/mattmitrione">@mattmitrione</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CDH4life">@CDH4life</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HoosierFootball">@HoosierFootball</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/IUCoachWilson">@IUCoachWilson</a> Coach Wilson's a personal friend. I support my pals.</p>— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/JRsBBQ/status/518590015899987968">October 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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JIM ROSS, WWE HALL OF FAMER AND THE PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER OF YOUR CHILDHOOD, ROOTS FOR THE HOOSIERS GIVEN HE'S FRIENDS WITH COACH KEVIN WILSON.
BECAUSE OF COURSE.
NO. YOU STOP YELLING.
I wish, nay, DEMAND, that Big Ten hire Jim Ross immediately to do play-by-play for B1G games. If anyone can make a 6-3 game interesting, it's GOOD OL' JR.
"Northwestern and Purdue remain scoreless after three quarters-"
"THIS GAME IS BOWLING SHOE UGLY."
"Looks like Nate Sudfeld is coming off the field. What's Kevin Wilson doing?"
"BAH GAWD: THAT'S CHRIS COVINGTON'S MUSIC."
"ILLINOIS IS BEING BEATEN LIKE A GOVERNMENT MULE."
Better yet, IU should just hire him to be the PA guy during games. Just imagine: a night game at Memorial Stadium, the Hoosiers aren't seen during usual pregame warmups.
The opponents are stretching and getting loose when, SUDDENLY: the lights go out. A lone flare illuminates the sky as the entrance music begins softly. The microphone cracks to life:
"BUSINESS IS ABOUT TO PICK UP HERE!"
The chrome domes storm the field to raucous applause and then probably lose to Rutgers by 9.
Inquiries to interview Jim Ross about his friendship with CKW were not immediately returned.
No, seriously, we asked.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-cards="hidden" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/JRsBBQ">@JRsBBQ</a> We’re big fans of Coach Wilson, too. How about a short interview regarding how two legends became friends?</p>— The Crimson Quarry (@crimsonquarry) <a href="https://twitter.com/crimsonquarry/status/519553564377878528">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>