September 3, 2015If you know the Famous San Diego Chicken (and who doesn’t) you know he never speaks. This week Richard and Joe get The Famous San Diego Chicken to talk. Ted Giannoulas will be their guest. You don’t have to be from San Diego to know about the Famous Chicken but we can be proud to say this is where he got his start. Forty-one years ago in 1974 the chicken was hatched when Ted got a job handing out candy at the San Diego Zoo dressed in a chicken suit for a local rock station KGB. From there he volunteered at Padres baseball games so he could get into the game for free. His talent for slapstick comedy and improvisation made the San Diego Chicken a hit, and the rest is history. But what a history.
20,000 Apperances and Counting
Over the last 41 years Ted has made 20,000 appearances and NEVER missed a show (something that would impress even Cal Ripken Jr.). He has performed 5,100 stadiums in all 50 states and 8 countries. Ted has entertained 3 Presidents. Recognized as the first professional sports mascot, Ted is credited with introducing the mascot to professional sports. BC (before chicken) only one team had a mascot now every team in baseball has one. His innovative style introduced the incorporation of music during the player’s walkup to the plate. Much of what we experience at a game, MBL, NFL, NBA can be traced back to the style Ted introduced. The San Diego Union-Tribune recently listed the San Diego Chicken among the 52 most influential figures in the history of San Diego sports and The Sporting News editors named him as one of The Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports of the 20th Century.
Mr. Giannoulas is a graduate of Hoover High school and San Diego State University.
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