The above photo was taken 30 mos. ago, but it remains pretty representative.
The tall guy in the snap, soon to be officially enshrined in the American Gridiron Throwball Hall of Fame. ’grats! Also, he was the last good Philalala performer, on one leg, no less, in the BIG GAME of the Big-League American Gridiron Throwball Cartel. Surely he can be an inspiration to the Men in Green on this fateful Sunday. Surely, Allah willing.
As well, he is but one of the celebrity superstars we have had the pleasure of playing next to on the public tennis courts at the Studio City Recreational Centre, a k a Beeman Park. Besides the tall guy in the snap, there have been Gavin Rossdale, Pete Wentz, Esai Morales, Jill Arrington, Elle Fanning, Brad Smith (who was the singer in the band Blind Lemon, who did that song with the Girl in the Bee Costume). Not showing-off, not name-dropping. Merely demonstrating that you never know who’ll pop up into your personal space here in sunny-and-mild La-La Land. So many others. It would make for an interminable and boring read. Aha! Still waiting for Winona Ryder, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone/Mila Kunis — and, given our location, even all three/four at once! Inshallah.
Fast Final-Furlong Phantasms†
Tampa 1, 6
Golden Gate 6
Santa Anita 8
Tampa 7, 9
Santa Anita 1
*-morning-line faves only; serving suggestion
†-NO raceday scratches available at press-time; enlarged to show texture
YESTERDAY’s Fine Finishes‡
Chas. Town 5
‡-High-Octane Chancers doin’ it exclusively with All-In-One V6 and its LifeLiner Speed Column analysis and LifeLiner Spread Column analysis, without regard to operational definitions of faves or freakazoids; thank you!