Bowden's latest Oakley glasses, which looked like a cross between goggles and a pair of Roy Orbison's specs, created quite the buzz. None of it good. His son Tommy, the Clemson coach, needled his father by asking, "Where did he get those glasses?"
The elder Bowden has a deal with Oakley and, like Mikey who would eat anything, Bowden dutifully wears whatever the company sends him, fashion be darned!
Said Bowden: "Ann hasn't said anything. She's been very quiet. Maybe that's why she won't speak to me."
Bowden isn't the only celebrity who has been teased/admired/criticized for his eyewear. Here are a few other examples:
Puff Daddy, Dame Edna, Elton John, Groucho Marx, Jacqueline Onassis, Woody Allen, Buddy Holly, Bono, Sally Jessy Raphael, The Terminator.