Friday, April 9, 2010

Round Mound to tower over ‘Indycarz

Yep, I know I’m supposed to be getting’ all excited ‘bout the Indy Car’s trip to the Barber this weekend... As I’ll most likely be getting up extremely early just to drop-in to the soothing????? Raspy sounds of Mark James & Kevin Lee calling the Firestone Indy Lights “Qualie” session Saturday morning at an obnoxiously early 6:15AM West Coast time... Immediately followed by the Big Boyz at 7:15AM Pacific; Aye Karumba! All just in order to squeeze in some Grand Am Thunder, but I digress...

As this weekend’s Grand Marshall of Festivities for the “AllaBammie” Grand Prix will be none other then Sir Charles, a.k.a. Charles Barkley who was once known as the Round Mound ‘O Rebound due to his enormous girth whilst having an unbelievable ability to snare an enormous amount of rebounds over his much taller adversaries.

Yet, it was a long-long Time Ago when I saw Sir Charles cutting his swath towards stardom during his early years with the 76ers, way back in 1987 during Doctor J’s Swan Song year in the NBA; CRIKEYS! As I can still recall Barkley in his all white “uny” with a buzz cut before he went Air Jordan style... In what was then known as simply as the coliseum, before later being renamed Key Arena when the Seattle Supersonics still existed in the Pacific Northwest!

But I’ve been able to find very little regarding Sir Charles activities this coming weekend in his Home state, where he’s confessed to ‘Juan day wanting to dabble in Politics, even reportedly announcing his candidacy for Alabama Governor in 2014, albeit probably after his TNT Studio Analyst Dazes, eh?

As The Chuckster’s appointment makes me flash back to The Big Cactus’s duties as Indy Car Grand Marshall last year at TMS; Y’all know everything’s BIGGER in Texas, right? As that seems like a perfect fit for Texas Motor Speedway’s Front man extraordinaire Eddie “The Goose” Gossage...

Recall that Shaq also took part in a Pitstop Demonstration as a tyre changer for the then simply Luczo Dragon Racing Team, before The Big Diesel simply picked up Rafa’s entire racecar to speed-up the proceedings...

And all this talk of large-ish black men makes me think of somebody named Cedric the Entertainer who went the extra mile and was actually a Champ Car Team Owner alongside Keith Wiggins. So I’m wondering what Mr. Barkley will have to say when telling those IZOD Kids to start ‘Dem motors...

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