Special People

by Miles Leicher

Following last Friday’s Real Time discussion on intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Chairman & CEO Tim Shriver, Johnny Knoxville and Bill Maher shared a lighter moment backstage. Knoxville, who was in the audience with his wife, is a longtime supporter of the Special Olympics (remember The Ringer?) and, as it turns out, is decidedly not a Jackass.

Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Johnny Knoxville and Bill Maher

If you’re into supporting great causes, or even just sporting fancy footwear, check out this blog post from Tim Shriver about the red laces he was wearing on the show. The ones on his shoes, weirdo.

Proceeds from the laces go to support athletes, with over 7000 competing this year at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens. Because when it comes to Winning, these guys could teach Charlie Sheen a thing or two.