I enjoyed your statement about Ross Chastain’s “turn around” in Indianapolis. I especially like the comparison to Burt Reynolds and his Trans-Am.
Makes me want to go back and watch “Smoke and the Gang” again. In fact, I think I will.
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QUICK REVIEW: On the restart with two laps remaining in Sunday’s road course race at Indy, Chastain decided to skip Turn 1 and instead took a hard right on Indy’s front-stretch asphalt, then merged to the left and returned to the track with the leader.
Except for those pesky road rules. Ross was saddled with a boss penalty and finished 27th.
Perhaps because I recently rewatched the 1977 classic, I’m compelled to compare Burt Reynolds (The Bandit) to what Jackie Gleason (Smokin’) does to escape.
And while I was watching the movie, I heard the great Jerry Reed (Snowman) say the line, “Bougity, bugity, bugity,” which reminded me of Darrell Waltrip borrowing that phrase in the Fox booth all those years ago.
Except, DW says he got the idea from an old Ray Stevens song, “The Streak.”
Here it comes – Bugti, Bugti. There it goes – buggie, buggie.
or something like that.
My interest in NASCAR is waning because of stupid violations like the tape on Denny Hamlin’s car. So, what’s next, no duct tape to repair race damage? Maybe just use Gorilla Glue.
How old were you when you realized it wasn’t actually called duck tape?
Thank you for clearing new boundaries for redfish in the river. It seems fairly obvious. Throw it back south of the big bridge (on New Smyrna Beach).
But I have two questions.
Originally, the state says Indian River Lake ends at Ponce Inlet, but I saw an article (in the News-Journal) a while ago that it now extends to Flag Line. which one
Second, how do you catch redfish?
Here’s what you’ll learn when you own the top-rated weekly fishing report in your hometown newspaper. If the late and great Colin Johnson were here to watch, he would choke on a roast beef sandwich at 10 am.
Anyway, not only newcomers, but even longtime locals may not know that the Indian River in southeast Volusia is part of Indian River Lake.
Questions Asked, Questions Answered:
1. Yes, the state extends the Lagoon’s northern boundary beyond Ponce Inlet, 25 miles north of Ormond Beach to Lakebridge Road. But only for what they consider “planning purposes,” the state would allow that stretch of the Intracoastal to be included in any lagoon projects. Geographically, however, Ponce Inlet is still the boundary.
2. I started to consider reverse psychology. If you’re going to fish for redfish (or any other prized fish) and instead fish for every damn catfish in the Western Hemisphere, why not fish for cats and see if the opposite is true? It can’t be hurt.
So I tried to check out some of the Saudi golf tour (last weekend) and came away thinking it wasn’t for me. It was hard to say what I was missing. I don’t think I’m watching a typical golf tournament.
Any tour that’s willing to evoke the LIV Tour or the current state of things — shooting starts, team formats, etc. — but you’ll be tempted to just compliment it here and there.
Even if you can sort out all the political issues and just focus on the golf aspect of it, one fact stands out to me: I’ve always had an interesting relationship with the way professional golf is run on the international stage.
The annual top-tier tour where professional golfers become rich and famous is on this continent and few others.
Then there are the four major championships where golfers can make history.
Nice looking and tidy, with lots of shelf life. Some issues around the edges (game speed, distance issue, etc.), but nothing that calls for shaking the old world order.
And guess what. That’s right, gossip has turned to golf again here, so you know how we end things. . .
A golfer rushes into the dentist’s office and says, “I’ve got a couple of friends in the car. We have tea time in 20 minutes, so we’ve got to get this done.”
“No time for Novocaine, just pull the tooth so we can go.”
The dentist reluctantly accepted the question and asked, “Okay, which tooth is it?” he asked.
The man turned to his wife and said, “Open your mouth honey, show him the dentist.”
I have to admit, I didn’t see it coming.
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