Jeff Glor is the Anchor of the CBS Evening News, Saturday Edition.
"I just want to keep getting better."
That was Alan Francis's answer when I asked him what his horseshoe-pitching goals are, long term.
It's hard to believe there's much room for improvement.
Francis has won 15 world titles in horseshoes, including the last 7 in a row. His ringer percentage rate is nearly 90 percent.
Think about that for a second.
You've probably thrown a horseshoe before, at some backyard BBQ or a company picnic. You know it's not easy, getting a two pound piece of bended metal near a stake from 40 feet away, never mind getting it to ring around the pole.
Francis estimates the average casual horseshoe player gets a ringer between 1 and 3 percent percent of the time. Again, Francis... is near 90.
The New York Times called him "perhaps the most dominant athlete in any sport in the country." He has a Topps playing card. He gets tracked down by autograph seekers. He is the greatest "pitcher" in history.
Yet he still lives in a modest ranch house on a sleepy suburban street in a town called Defiance, Ohio. We went to visit him this week, and it was a fascinating glimpse into the life of a super athlete who's anything but a superstar.
His day job is purchasing manager at a small printing shop in town. He has a wife and a six-year old son. He drives a pick-up truck. He's hoping he can put together the money to pay for his annual family vacation this year - a trip to the horseshoe pitching world championships - by simply winning the event. No pressure, of course.
I hope you can join us Saturday evening for a special Weekend Journal featuring Alan Francis, the best there ever was. I think you'll find his story pretty fascinating.
If not, you can always laugh at the way the correspondent pitches shoes.