Does Jamie Little know about this?

Posted by Iannucci | 12/13/2007 | 4 comments »
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Here are Dan Wheldon's own words as they appear in - of all places - the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

"It may be the conservative European in me. I really want to be a multiple-time Indianapolis 500 winner, and anything that would distract from that I'm not really interested in," Wheldon said. "I think people had me penciled in for some other show, but now that I'm engaged ... I'm only getting roses for (his fiance)."
What's more astonsihing about that paragraph - that he's completely pooh-poohed the N-Word or that he's confirmed his engagement? Wheldon - engaged? Is this not a sign of the Apocalypse?

Yes, I just said "pooh-poohed". Deal.

4 comments

  1. Beth // December 13, 2007 2:06 PM  

    It has to be a joke right? As of the end of the season he was still saying he was very single.....quick engagement.

  2. Anonymous // December 14, 2007 6:07 AM  

    I'm going to go out on a limb here. Feel free to saw it off. I think Dan is not announcing an engagement, he's using a metaphor. "Penciled in to another show" meaning the N-word, but he's made his commitment (engagement) to the IRL, and will concentrate solely on that (sending roses...), just as someone who has committed to another person focuses solely on that other person (or is supposed to!). As I said, feel free to chop the limb off.

    As far as his comments about his engagement that have appeared elsewhere, I think he's having a grand time yanking everyone's chain.

  3. Anonymous // December 14, 2007 8:08 AM  

    he's dan is engaged to his personal assistant, Susie Behm. The blond that is always with him. They started officially dating at the end of last season and got engaged over the break.

  4. Edd // December 14, 2007 8:54 AM  

    Maybe I'm way off here, but I believe Dan was responding to speculation that he might appear on the reality series The Bachelor. In the article, in the context of Helio and the exposure DWTS brought to IndyCar, Dan mentioned that he is always looking for "outside opportunities." Couple this with the convention on The Bachelor to give roses to the ladies that remain on the show from week to week, and I think we can see he is in fact not "poo pooing" the N-word, but rather the B-word. Or maybe that's just me.