Now on the surface, that's not that big of a deal. I love watching and talking about movies. The problem is... I usually don't watch anything until it's been on DVD or Netflix for at least 6 months. Last year I went to the movie theaters twice and I can't even remember the names of the movies.
So if you want to read a post about last night's winners and losers at the Academy Awards then you've come to the wrong place.
But if you want to talk about a hall of fame running back who moonlighted as an actor and eventually turned into a world famous criminal... then grab a chair, sit back, and relax.
Today's post is about Orenthal James Simpson and his first and only major movie award. This past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of his 1995 Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor in the 1994 film Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.
Most Razzie Award winners don't attend the actual ceremony... but even if OJ had wanted to... he wouldn't have been able to attend. Back in February 1995, he was smack dab in the middle of his famous criminal trial... also known as The Trial of the Century.
In fact... according to the COA, the autograph pictured above was personally signed by Mr. Simpson in the Los Angeles County Correctional Facility.
Twenty years ago, millions of people were glued to the TV watching his trial. His signature instantly became a hot commodity and commanded three figures. I remember desperately wanting to add his autograph to my collection, but the values quickly soared out of my budget.
These days you can pick up his autograph on eBay for less than $50. Last year, I paid $19.95 for my copy and was finally able to cross it off of my wantlist.
Mr. Simpson's life story has so many levels. He'll be remembered by most people for the famous ride in the white Ford Bronco, the Nicole Simpson/Ronald Goldman murder trial, or his 2007 Las Vegas armed robbery incident.
I'm sure there are plenty of football fans who will also take the time to remember his HOF football career that included a record setting 1973 season where he rushed for 2,003 yards during a 14 game season.
And maybe... just maybe... some people will choose to remember OJ for his role in the Naked Gun films.
How about you...
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the name, Orenthal James Simpson?
Regardless of how you choose to remember OJ... I'm pretty sure his name didn't come up during too many lunch time discussions involving last night's Academy Awards. Or did it?
Happy Monday and sayonara!