In case you’re celebrating today, December 29th, as your birthday, one of your twins is actually the current head coach of the one-time champion New Orleans Saints, Mr. Sean Payton (1963). This probably doesn’t mean anything to you except if you happen to be a fan of the team (at least, I am). However, his tenacity to continue with the team that he has led to victory remains a key focal point as to why he is here.
Following a not-so-stellar career as a quarterback, his stays as coach for San Diego State University, Indiana State and Miami (OH) propelled him into the NFL, with teams like Philadelphia and the New York Giants before becoming just the tenth coach in New Orleans history…and the first one in the franchise’s 40-plus year history to win a title…which means he IS a celebrity twin of noteworthiness.
Also celebrating today are/were; late Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley (1917-1998), actress Inga Swenson (1932), acting legend Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017), Miami Dolphins’/Marlins’ owner Wayne Huizenga (1937-2018) and former pop icon Marianne Faithfull was born in 1946.
Former “Cheers” star Ted Danson (1947), The Offspring guitarist Dexter Holland (1965), actor Jude Law (1972) and comedian Danny McBride (1976) finish today’s short list.
Hopefully, as this year’s football schedule comes to close, I will be able to edit this column next year to show “2-time champion”…but, as I know from previous experiences, anything can happen!!!!
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\