Before Johnny Knoxville, There Was Woody

By Jason Priestas on April 23, 2007 at 7:00 am
Woody Hayes

Any fan of college football can tell you that Wayne Woodrow Hayes was, to put it mildly, a feisty man. Between stomping on wristwatches during practice, destroying the yard marker during the Michigan game, the Bauman incident and many other Hayesisms, you could say he had a little zest for life.

That's why, when I first saw this photo of Hayes serving as Grand Marshall of the 1984 Columbus Secret Santa Parade, I was shocked, yet not surprised.

A 71 year-old man is riding on a seat carved into a helmet on top of a conversion van in mid-November Columbus.

Yet, that's just Woody being Woody. I'm betting that a 71 year-old Chuck Norris may even take a pass before doing something like this.

(Via Random Nonsense)