OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Raiders ended their season Sunday with a disappointing 3 and 13 record leaving fans without a whole to cheer for. But there’s something else that has many fans literally up on their feet dancing at the Oakland Coliseum: a man who goes by the name of Mr. Kettle Corn, or more commonly, Crazy Legs Howard.
He’s a fan favorite, not because of the kettle corn he sells, but rather because of his big moves.READ MORE: San José School District Secures Vaccine for Entire Workforce
“I love dancing,” says Crazy Legs Howard. “Dancing is fun. I love sports and music. So it’s a combination of all three of them.”
He’s freestyled and danced all 12 years of selling kettle corn. And at 74, Crazy Legs is one the oldest stadium vendors in the country.
“I’ve been made a sandwich more often than not,” he says. “A lady in the front and a lady in the back, doing the dirty boogy and the whole thing.”
Fans say he provides much needed entertainment for a losing team. But this could be his last game. Arthritis in his left leg is increasingly making it painful to walk.READ MORE: Golden Gate Fields Races to Make Up for Missed Vaccine Appointments
“If I can’t go up and down the aisles, then I can’t work,” he says, hoping a few months of rest will ease the pain and let him return next season.
Crazy Legs says he should know around March or April if he’ll return to work as a vendor at Bay Area stadiums.
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