One of the icons of my childhood passed away today and I just wanted to post a quick memorial to him.
Captain Lou Albano was a face I grew up with watching professional wrestling, back in the days when it was fun. He was one of the good guys and always a lot of fun to watch. Whether it was in the ring or ringside managing other wrestlers he was a professional.
That and you have to love a guy who started in a Cyndi Lauper video "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and a Saturday morning cartoon "Hulk Hugan's Rock 'n' Wrestling". I loved the cartoon and even without the other references Captain Lou would stay in my mind for that reason alone.