Well Mike, perhaps not surprisingly -- at least to some folks -- I find that we disagree. I had always heard that George Forman's entry into the Brown organization, and especially Garvin's area of it, was based on his relationship to Garvin's premier product. Here's a photo (carefully crafted, mind you) that proves my point indisputably (well, except maybe for the reference to an official airline, but what the hell...)
Seeing is believing. If it's good enough for eBay it's good enough for me.
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That's right John, George Forman (without the "e"). It turns out his brother James Brown Forman was a real Civil War hero. The same day he enlisted as a 1st Lt. he was promoted to Captain of the 15th Kentucky, USA. He then saved the company colors and rallied the men during a battle in November 1862, and promoted to full Colonel at the age of 19. The youngest Colonel in the Western Theater for the Union. He was then killed leading a charge at Stones River on 31 December 1862.
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873