Everybody remembers the classic scene in Rain Man where Dustin Hoffman accurately counts the box of dropped toothpicks in the diner. 246. There’s four left in the box.
Colin can’t count toothpicks like Ray, or count cards in Vegas – that we know of – but he does have a creepy savant-like recollection of specific details of individual games, plays, and players from 40 years years ago. 97X, bam! The future of rock n’ roll.
Today, longtime NFL wide receiver and current NFL Network host Nate Burleson joined the show, and while discussing his college recruitment process, he mentioned that his father was Al Burleson was a defensive back at the University of Washington in the 70’s and later played in the CFL. He once held the record for the longest interception return for a touchdown (90 yards) in the Apple Cup.
Colin, a Pacific Northwest native, not only remembered the elder Burleson, he remembered his jersey number. 18. Uh oh, fifteen minutes to Judge Wapner.
Burleson was obviously surprised, and joked that Colin’s touching total-recall of his father was going to make him tear up like Tom Brady. Well played, sir.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 1, 2017