Whatever happened to Al "Bubba" Baker

For you old timers out there Al "Bubba" Baker was a Lions legend. He was a huge part of what was called the 'Silver Rush". Side note, bring that name back, Campbell, Houston, Hutch, Broderic are the makings of a monster pass rush, Silver rush the sequel. He made his mark early as he recorded 23 sacks (an unofficial stat at that time) his rookie year. He owns a restaurant called Bubba's Q World-famous Bar-B-Que & Catering in Avon. He appeared on the ABC-TV show Shark Tank on December 6, 2013, in which investor and entrepreneur Daymond John agreed to invest $300,000 for a 30 percent share in Queen Ann Inc., the food company he and his children, Brittani and James, started. Part of the agreement was the licensing of Baker's patent for de-boning pork ribs.[9] Bubba's-Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs have been sold at stores, online, and on QVC, and were featured on Good Morning America. However things apparently did not work out as planned. Ex-NFL player thought 'Shark Tank' would launch his barbecue empire. It became a nightmare, he says. AL Baker is a perfect spokesman, charismatic, aggressive and I really want to try his ribs, but Shark tank has it's good and bad, signing onto to an agreement based on 5 minutes of negotiation. Maybe slow and incremental would've been better than going for the splash on Shark Tank.

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