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Fan unknowingly holds sign that celebrates own toupee


It’s quite possible that the stoic man in the center, the one wearing the convincing Eric Byrnes toupee, is actually Bob Uecker’s brother and the mortified guy on the left is Uecker’s old announcing partner from Major League.

Whoever he is, he has no idea that the slogan above his head has accurately captured the nation’s reaction to one of the most stunning toupees ever witnessed on live television. 

Sadly, there are no pictures showing how he ravaged the right side of the sign, but we imagine he began gnawing on it like a Pit Bull after LeBron stole the ball at midcourt in the closing minutes.

We can’t think of a better home court advantage for the Celtics than to have all their fans wearing these signature toupees for the remainder of their home playoff games.


  1. ZeiZaoLS

    May 18, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Is that a shih tzu on his head? It has to be, right?

    I think when Pierce was laughing after that high bouncing free throw, it wasn’t because of the free throw. He caught a glimpse of this guy when his eyes shot up and couldn’t control it.

  2. The Kid

    May 19, 2008 at 12:00 am

    It looks like a toupee that’s been worn by at least three other people, and by the time it got to him he literally just plopped it on his head.

  3. TBone

    May 19, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Holy crap, it’s like an auburn version of the toupee that came off of Uncle Lewis’s head in Christmas Vacation:

  4. Truth About It Dot Net

    May 19, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I saw this guy on TV….didn’t his sign show some other clich? earlier in the game…something like “You lose and you go home”?

    His face in that screen shot does not look very good… the shot of Jameson didn’t go down well combined with a turtle head poking out.

  5. ZWF

    May 19, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    I am 100% positive that this guy used to sit courtside at the Pacers games when they were good with these same signs.

  6. Bill

    May 19, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    That guy lives in Indiana – he’s been bringing signs to Pacers games for years – since the Larry Brown Era in Indianapolis.

  7. Stonehands

    May 19, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Toupee aside, that sign SUCKS.

  8. Von Kaiser

    May 19, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    What is Yao Ming’s mom doing at the game?

  9. CelticsIn3

    May 19, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Hmm, could it be a larry bird wig???

  10. charlie

    May 19, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Yeah but Larry Bird’s head didn’t look like cartoon spaghetti.

  11. Dan

    May 19, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Um, hey guys? I’m pretty sure that’s a cutout over his face. Look at our left (his right) side – there’s an obvious gap in between where the cutout face ends and his other face begins. Could be wrong, but it looks like it to me.

  12. Two Pey

    May 20, 2008 at 12:04 am

    This guy is NOT from Indiana. He is a restauranteur in Florida who happens to be friends with the Simon family, who owns the Pacers. He has shown up at just about every East Coast NBA game of importance over the last 10 years. Miami, New York, Indiana. He used to attend Pacer games quite frequently, but not lately since the Pacers have stunk up the joint. Apparently, he follows the winners. Plastic flamingos were his prop of choice in the early years, but has since moved on to cute, creative sayings on display boards. He even proposed to a woman at a Pacer game once in between quarters. Not sure the soul mates are still together, though. P.S. I have seen him up close and I believe the hair to be real. Sorry.

  13. Beth in FL

    May 23, 2008 at 10:15 am

    The hair is real, he is my golf partner. Obvious Toupee, HA!

  14. Justme

    May 23, 2008 at 11:56 am

    He is my Uncle, and the hair is 100% real. Color and all!

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