I have to thank a cool reader, Gregory Hardy, for bringing this beauty to my attention …
It seems, in anticipation of Rocky Balboa being released nine years ago, the film company produced a series of action figures from the various Rocky movie. There was, of course, a Rocky figurine, an Apollo figurine, a Mickey figurine, probably an Adrian figurine.
And a Brent Musberger figurine.
Which is awesome for 1,004 different reasons—first being that Brent Musberger’s name is actually spelled “Musburger.” I mean, can you imagine the sequence of phone calls involved in this operation?
Call 1—agent to Brent: “How would you feel about making a cameo appearance in Rocky II?”
Call 2—agent to Brent: “You’re not gonna believe this—they want to make a Brent Musburger action figure. How cool is that?”
Call 3—agent to Brent: “Action figure’s coming out Tuesday! I’ll call you as soon as I see one!”
Call 4—agent to Brent: “Um …”