I am not Drew Sharp damn it!

“Hey Drew.”

“Hey Mr. Sharp.”

I heard it all the time and it drove me crazy. I am not Drew ”Boodini” Sharp. My name is Terry Foster. People got us mixed up all the time.

“Hey Mr. Sharp I enjoy you on ESPN.”

“Hey Drew why are you so rough on the Big Ten.”

I know we all look alike but that’s not me. I am the other light-skinned bald brother.

I had an agreement with Drew. I treated everybody nicely who confused me for him because he didn’t want to be perceived as a jerk except in his newspaper columns in the Detroit Free Press. He did the same for me because he was called Terry Foster hundreds of times.

There was a major difference between me and Drew. He was losing his hair and was trying to hold on to every last piece of it. I was not a fan of the Bozo look and shaved my head.

I also had children. Drew did not.

That didn’t stop someone from saying ”I didn’t know you had a daughter” while taking a walk with my daughter Celine.

Sadly no one has confused me for Boodini in a while. He died last October and no one calls me Mr. Sharp any more.

Now I miss it.

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Published by terryfoster8

I am a 58 year old retired sports journalist, husband and father of two living outside of Detroit in search of his next big adventure in life.

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