Friday, August 04, 2017

Relative Genius

Relative Genius: Every family has members that stand out: the sports-star brother with a shelf full of trophies, the mouthy niece who became a big-shot lawyer, the crooner cousin who made it onto American Idol. It’s enough to make you scream “Uncle!” Here are a few also-rans who, despite their own accomplishments, were overshadowed by a close relative.

5 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Edward and Donald Nixon
Neil Bush
Hugh Rodham

Need I go on?

Don Coffin said...

Billy Carter?

Graham Powell said...

Dom DiMaggio, though before my time, was apparently a pretty good ballplayer.

Don Coffin said...

Vince DiMaggio was also pretty good.

There are some people who still insist Dom should also be in the Hall of Fame. And he inspired this:

"Better than his brother Joe--
Do-min-ic Di-ma-ggio"

Also, and on a more serious note, we should not forget Jackie Robinson's older brother Mack.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mack_Robinson_(athlete)

Cap'n Bob said...

Sadly, I'm the best my family has to offer.