Who needs LeBron if you’ve got Ted Williams, aka the homeless James Earl Jones?

When Williams got on the WNCI mic this morning at 7:15 to tell his story, job offers came pouring in. Among other suitors seeking to employ “the Golden Voice” are the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers.

A caller to the show who said she represented the Cavs offered Williams, who shot to stardom after local newspaper the Columbus Dispatch on Monday posted video of his perfectly-pitched panhandling, a full-time job doing voiceover work for the team and parent company and a free home in Cleveland.


Hot damn, a free home? Great to see that the Internet can be a force for good after all (take that, Grandma)! How about throwing the bloggers a bone though, Teddy. I’m typing my little fingers away for peanuts here making you famous, possibly alcoholic depending on your definition and definitely close to being homeless myself. I’ve already started a pretty robust can collection, so make sure to leave that cell phone number in the comments so I can holler when I get my wares to Cleveland.

Awesome story all around, but so freaking awkward when people are interviewing this guy and he’s getting emotional about being thrust back into having a life and put on a plane to New York to see his 90 year old mother and the interviewers are like, “That’s great, Ted, do me a favor though, say, ‘I can’t believe it’s not butter.”