Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day: Bear Byant's legendary "Have you called your mother today?" commercial.

A few years ago on Mother's Day, I posted an old South Central Bell commercial featuring the legendary Alabama head football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. It focused on the importance of keeping in touch with family, with The Bear asking the simple question "Have you your mama today?" followed by a poignant "I sure wish I could call mine."

As the story goes, Bryant ad-libbed that last part about wishing he could call his mother. The commercial has become a powerful paper of the Bear Bryant legend. And it is still a powerful piece of wisdom.

I hope y'all have a blessed Mothers' Day. If you can, be sure to see or call your mother before the day is done.

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