National Joe Day — Joe V’s favorite and least favorite Joes
Sure, maybe I didn't know this day existed until a few hours ago, but now I can't live without it. Happy National Joe Day to all of my fellow Joes out there. Today is the one day you might be able to get away with making someone buy you a cup of coffee or carry you around in a pouch.
In honor of National Joe Day, I have listed five of my favorite Joes and 5 of my least favorite Joes. Feel free to add your own in the comments below!
My top 5 favorite Joe's:
Former Major Leaguer and hall of fame manager for the New York Yankees. Torre led the Yankees to four World Series championships and six World Series appearances in his twelve full seasons as manager. He took the Yankees to the playoffs in every season but one. The height of the Joe Torre led Yankee dynasty took place right as I was coming into my own as a baseball fan. Thanks for the memories, Joe!
The lead singer of The Clash lived by one of my favorite sayings: The future is unwritten. A pioneer in punk rock with influences spanning all genres. This music video of his cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" was released right around the time of his death. It's a timelapse of a mural in Strummer's honor being made in New York City. A mural you can still visit today.
Every baby kangaroo
That's right. Perhaps the cutest Joe. Joeys to be exact. Inconveniently located on the other side of the world in Australia.
This Newark native is an american stand-up comedian, television host, actor, podcast host, and retired martial artist. A very extensive resume that began with him hosting one of my favorite shows as a kid, Fear Factor!
*NSync's token Joe. I had an unhealthy obsession with *NSync as a child, to the point that they were the headliners of the first concert I ever went to when I was 11. While he is far from my favorite *NSync member (number 4 behind JC, Justin, and Lance), there's no doubt he's the best Joe from the boy band era. That includes you, Joey McIntyre.
My least favorite Joes
Pretty self explanatory in my opinion.
Here's a photo of Joe Paterno with his back turned, which is exactly what he did to several of Jerry Sandusky's victims.
Overrated is an understatement. This shlub somehow became the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history when he signed a six-year contract worth $120.6 million in 2013, strengthening the argument that he is an "elite" quarterback. He is not. End of story. Currently Flacco is the 5th highest paid QB.
Much like Joseph Stalin, he doesn't need much of an introduction. Not a good dude!
Every baby possum
Did you know baby possums are also called Joeys? You do now. Take a gander at these hellish demons.