I'm listening to KXNO last night and Ed Podolak's name came up because of the many mentions of the weekend's NFL games.
Once again after referring to Ed the conversation quickly turned to his love for all things 80 proof and it occurred to me: do I know any other Iowan who famously loves the hooch as much as Ed? The only person I could think of was MAYBE Bob Feller but he doesn't have as high a profile as Podolak does now.
Maybe Todd Lickliter during any number of basketball games last year.
Add your suggestions below.
[Editor's note: At an Iowa basketball media day in, I wanna say, the fall of 2001, the press corps was on the floor at Carver, interviewing the players. As with all large-ish media functions, there was a decent spread of food there, what you'd usually see in, like, a luxury box. So mediocre-to-poor hot wings, cold cuts, soda. The soda machine in particular was amusingly low-tech; rather than the fountains we know at fast food joints, this one didn't mix the syrup and water at the spigot, but just poured out pre-mixed soda. It was a piece of shit. So I'm filling up some warm, flat Sprite when I hear Dolph behind me say to nobody in particular, "so which one of these is the Tanqueray?"
Someone else behind him mutters, "Zabel drank it all already." And lo, everyone did laugh heartily.]