I've been thinking this over myself.
At first I thought -- no contest: Craig Miller.
He takes a wry view of things, digs beneath the stats to try to discern the human element that is sometimes ignored, is fearless in his frequent predictions and, if he remembers them, is quick to note when they do not pan out. He has an offbeat sense of humor. As the Fred Astaire of The Ticket, he has a very elegant style of public discourse, although perhaps uses fewer words than Your Plainsman to get his point across. He hasn't vomited in many years. He is an avid cyclist. He goes a long, long time between blog entries. (http://juniormiller1310.blogspot.com) And he is devastatingly attractive when he puts on the dog for a dressy function:
Then I thought: no; no. Gotta be Gordon Keith.
You may not find this particular site amusing, but I've done a fair amount of humorous writing and performing in my time. I wrote and performed the songs for a parody band in Chicago called Lower Wacker Overdrive that got a lot of airplay on the Jonathan Brandmeier morning show on WLUP ("Got a Black Magic Johnson," about 20 others, including lead-ins to traffic and news; keyboards and vocals, a little guitar). He's a voracious and omnivorous reader. He is very keenly interested in the Kennedy assassination and perceives, correctly, that Oswald acted alone. He has struggled with his weight from time to time. And, of course, he frequently assumes a false identity:
But that still wasn't quite right.
Then, I got it.
The Ticket personality I most identify with is Jeff "Cat" "Catman of the Americas" "The Pan-American Catman" Catlin.
Youthful. Natty. Only one image of him available on the Internet. Favors Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep products (witness his inaugural endorsement of Pat Lobb Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Frisco). Recipient of occasional praise and frequent, and angry, criticism, which he accepts with aplomb as going with the territory. But his characteristic that puts him over the top is his task of wrangling a large number of talented and intelligent but strong-willed and sometimes naughty men who must sometimes be reined in and, on rare occasions, um, deleted.
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