Mike King has crystal balls

Posted by Iannucci | 8/03/2007 | 4 comments »
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The IMS Radio Voice has broken out his clairvoyant hat again.

In 1985, I was working at a television station in Eastern North Carolina (WCTI-TV/ABC) and on the air I boldly predicted that Villanova was going to win the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Turns out I was right.

In 1990, I was the sports director at WTHI-TV (CBS) in Terre Haute, Ind., and was asked on-air by one of the news anchors who I was picking to win the Indy 500. Without hesitation, I said Arie Luyendyk. Turns out I was right again.

During this year's coverage of the 500 Festival Parade, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the broadcast team for ESPN, interviewing a number of celebrities and, of course, many of the drivers. I made a special point, while we were on-air, of telling Dario Franchitti that he was my pick to win the 91st running.

Now I'm not a betting man, but there are times that I wish that I had made a wager or two. This weekend is one of those times. I can't explain it, but I really believe we're going to see...
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  1. pressdog // August 03, 2007 2:16 PM  

    The fix is in!

  2. Anonymous // August 03, 2007 7:06 PM  

    not being a betting person... i think i would have to at least wait until see how DP qualifies, before i'd make that bold prediction. no feelings yet about who might win. i'm always going to be in TK's or Well Done's corner though. and truthfully, i'd be just fine if DP never won. she's not a favorite (of mine). a

  3. Anonymous // August 04, 2007 6:36 AM  

    My wife has said she will never watch the IRL again if the princess wins. She thinks it could only happen if AGR orchestrated the win, or everyone else dropped out. An ex-racer herself, my wife is not a Princess fan.

  4. Anonymous // August 05, 2007 5:50 AM  

    I don't care who wins as long as it's good for open wheel racing. I ask myself, "Self, is it good if DP wins at Michigan?" I answer, "Anything that generates more interest and adds to the 'fun and excitement' (heh) of Indy car racing is good." I don't always talk to myself, but if I did, that's what I'd say (apparently I'm channeling OJ this morning).