Category Archives: Sports

BETTING THE OTHER WAY / Bet On Crazy by Peter Nolan Smith

Betting on the Superbowl has been an American tradition since the first game in 1967. Betting was another part of that tradition and for two weeks before the Big Game the diamond dealers and jewelers had been wagering bets on pools, the point spread, the over-under, which teams scores first, and the MVP. Some claimed […]

BET ON CRAZY / Betting Super Bowl XXIV

Richie Boy and I bet the Super Bowl according to the Manny Principle, which was that Manny never beat the spread for the NFL’s final game and in 1990 the championship game posed the 49ers against the Broncos in New Orleans. All week Googs, Domingo, Richie Boy, and I had been badgering Manny for his […]

marangu 40-meter race – fast steeve, ubah, jackman, m’zee, and youngblood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvXj1OsvZ30&feature=youtu.be

Black and White TV From Havana

Key West marks the southern terminus of US 1. In 1980 I spend several weeks there and stayed in a small hotel off Duval Street. TV reception for the Miami stations was weak, however the signals from Havana came in crisp and clear. Most of the programming served Socialism in Spanish, however one station broadcasted […]

Isla Mujeres B-Ball 1988

In 1988 a hurricane had savagely struck the Yucatan. There were ships in the center of Isla Mujeres across from the basketball court, where me y la mayans played against the Italian under-21 National Women’s team. We said play them like gentlemen. The first time down the court the 6-2 forward threw an elbow at […]