Well well Li'l Adam, as a matter of fact, I didn't know Joe and Gary weren't
going to Topeka until I spent a weekend in Vancouver. Until that, really,
who knew? Did YOU?
What that means is I am INDEED the Ace Reporter, willing to fly around the
world to find out the real scoop. I am a truly dedicated journalist, no
doubt about it. How many others would make this sort of sacrafice?
So, please, Adam, understand that I am only trying my very hardest. Next
year, I guess I'll have to fly to Vancouver maybe a little bit sooner. I
would do that for you. Maybe a couple of times. In the summer months. When
the pavement is sticky. And it's not too windy.
I'm sorry. My disease isn't in remission like the doctor said. Oh, no, it's
Katie K., thinking of defecting to Canada for purely warped, unhealthy,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Popp [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 5:36 PM
> To: Kelly, Katie; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Pick the winners?
> Yeah, but u made a few mistakes. That's all I am saying. It seems like u
> guys take it serious though. I saw a line in there that said something
> like Frank Stagnaro makes it hard for us pick against him every year,
> when we seem we r right when we pick him and u picked him again this
> year. It's not that fun to read when u pick the same people over and
> over again. Why don't u pick Buddy Jasmine, Ron Ver Hulm or Gordon
> Kinney. And u guys picked Gary Milligan, and John Ames when somebody
> said that John has been running in a different class and Milligan isn't
> even going to the Nationals this year. And I also saw a mistake, at
> least I hope it was where It said if Mary Brotz and Mary Wentzel both
> enter they should win. Well that is the same person. I know that picking
> the winners is just for fun, but I think u and the other pickers in
> sportscar and NAP should put a little more effort in making your
> Kelly, Katie wrote:
> > I just want to say a couple of things regarding this Pick the Winners
> > controversy. Maybe a few.
> > 1) We're not voting for Prom Queen.
> > 2) Writers for SportsCar were asked to submit their picks long before
> > was even an entry list.
> > 3) NAP suckered a really nice guy into doing this for nine years because
> > one else has enough balls. He's pretty isolated down in Georgia, but I
> > he does a fair job regardless. :)
> > 4) Rita Wilsey is more than deserving to be mentioned as a contender in
> > though I haven't seen her name on the entry list yet. Adam Popp is too,
> > are many, many other fine folks in that class. I ran in BSPL a few years
> > ago, and I know the talent in that class, and I know Rita, so I can say
> > great confidence picking Rita is hardly a slam on the other competitors.
> > can hardly fault Dick Berger's selection. I just hope she goes!
> > 5) If we really knew who would win Nationals, we wouldn't even bother
> > to Topeka. This is supposed to be for fun! It's just something to add a
> > little drama before Nationals, to increase our excitement (and anxiety)
> > levels to such an extreme that it's all we can think about.
> > I really wish people wouldn't take this stuff so seriously. And I can
> > from both sides, being a picker, and even sometimes a pickee. I
> > the psychological ramifications of not being picked to win when you
> > you have a shot. On the other hand, this is really just some people
> > very silly, trying to create some hype.
> > It's like this story Dick Berger told me a few years ago. He picked some
> > to win in EP, some guy in an Audi. Howard Wolf, who eventually won the
> > that year, asked Dick, "Who is that guy, Dick? You really think he's
> > to win?"
> > And Dick said, "Possibly, in a hurricane, he might have a chance."
> > "Well, then why'd you pick him?"
> > "Because now you know who he is, and for three minutes at the Solo II
> > Nationals this guy's going to be noticed."
> > Sometimes, being human, we don't just pick whom we THINK we win. We pick
> > whom we'd like to SEE win. I know for my SportsCar picks, I picked some
> > people who on paper didn't look as good as some more obvious choices,
> but I
> > also know who they are and what they're about, and I know they have the
> > potential and the desire, so there you go. It it MY FAULT they decided
> > to go to Nationals this year? Cut me some slack, please! God forbid if
> > II ever becomes televized, when our media can no longer perform this
> > and warped practice of rooting for underdogs, which I am all for, 100%.
> > Which reminds me. I have to go back and vote for myself.
> > Katie K.
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Adam Popp [SMTP:email@example.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 4:48 PM
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Re: Pick the winners?
> > >
> > > If Gary Milligan changed his mind and came back this year for the
> > > nationals, they should put the cone rule in affect for him so they can
> > > make AM competitive, because the past three years his phantom and him
> > > have won by about 4 seconds more every year.
> > > And what's up with SportsCar and North American Pylon. Why do
> > > they make the picks whith out knowing all the facts. They pick Rita
> > > Wisley in B/SP??? What's up with that? She's a good driver, but I
> > > think she will win B/SP. My brother comes into mind. I think
> > > doesn't put enough effort into their picks and North American Pylon
> > > doesn't either. It seems like they pick the same people every year.
> > > Using the words of Dennis Miller, of course that's my opinion and I
> > > could be wrong. I'm out!
> > > >
> > > > Jeff Winchell wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > >Like in AM, Gary Milligan is not on the list. I think a lot of
> > > > > > people will pick him, if he is on. Unless the Milligan pick is
> > > easy
> > > > > > and u r not putting him on there because of his phantom.
> > > > >
> > > > > Well SportsCar picked him even though he is not going to be
> > > > > running.<s> The Phantom is staying home this year.
> > > > >
> > > > > And SportsCar and NAP picked John Ames in ESP and I don't think
> > > > > he's run an ESP event this year (he ran in SS at the NT this
> > > > > weekend). There were other examples of that in the recent
> > > > > SportsCar and NAP articles.
> > > > >
> > > > > I like how they do it based on who's registered so far, plus you
> > > > > update your choices when more registrations come in.
> > > > > Jeff Winchell
> > > > > http://PonyCar.Net