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.Go on, click the link to Indycar.com
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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