After the surprising positive reception for my original list and the several requests for me to do a second part, here it is!
Here is a link for the previous article: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/197510-the-10-best-dream-guest-voicemail-messages
If you don't wish to read that whole article right now (or ever), here is the brief introduction again:
"About two months ago, a man going by the name of Barnz from Fayetteville, AR sent an email to ESPN writer Bill Simmons about an encounter with Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. Freeman had just opened up a restaurant in the area called 'Pig 'N Whistle BBQ.'"
When he met Freeman, instead of asking for an autograph, he asked him to record a message for him on his voicemail.
Freeman obliged and the message goes like this, "This is actor Morgan Freeman, Barnz is away from his phone right now but leave a message and he will call you back, I hope...I hope."
Whether it's true or not, it's an absolutely awesome story and a brilliant idea. I'm not sure Morgan Freeman can be topped, but the voicemail idea is something I will try to remember in any future instances where I happen upon a celebrity.
It also got me thinking, who in sports could leave the best messages on someone's phone, and just how would they sound?
While the last one was limited to players or coaching still working, I tried to limit this one to players or coaches that are retired.
There were a lot of suggestions for the likes of Jim Mora, Dennis Green, and Rafael Palmeiro. While these would have been gold, I wanted to seem more original than to just take everyone else's ideas.
And here it is!