How "Bear" Bryant Got His Nickname
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paul Bear Bryant,
his contribution to the game and his actions which inspired
the long-running "Alabama-Bear Bryant" Joke Contest.
Thanks, Bear, for the Memory.
The following article contributed
Man went into a doctor's office.
Said "Doc, I'm having a hard time thinking." Doc examined him and told him, "Pretty basically, you're brain dead," to which the man replied, that, yes, that would cause difficulty thinking, then asked the Doc what to do about it. Doc took him to the brain room to show him what was available for a transplant.
First brain he showed him was $12,000. It had been the brain of a carpenter, and the doc told him he could have it transplanted and become a fine carpenter. Next brain was $14,000; it had belonged to a lawyer. Next was an $18,000 brain which was from a New York Stock Exchange Securites Trader. Then they looked at a $22,500 brain which belonged to a physician.
"Doc," the patient asked, "Don't you have something a little less expensive?" Doc told him of course they did and took him to a dim corner where there was a brain in a jar with a $4,000 price tag. "Whose was this?" asked the patient. "It belonged to a high government official," the doctor responded, then asked the patient, "Why don't you just browse around the room and select one you think you can afford, and we'll talk then. O.K.?"
Momentarily, the patient squealed out, "Doc! Doc! What's this one? It's $100,000.00! Whose brain was this? John Locke? Adam Smith? Albert Einstein?" The Doc looked at the brain and said, "Oh, no, nothing like that -- this $100,000.00 brain belonged to a sportswriter." Incredulous, the patient shrieked,"A SPORTSWRITER?!!! A Stupid Sportswriter?!! How in the world can that brain be worth $100,000.00?!!!!!!!!!"
"Oh," the doctor replied, "This is not the brain of just ANY sportswriter. This was the brain of an
Internet Football Webmaster & Prognosticator... It's never been used."