Friday, May 16, 2008

5/16 On the eve of the Preakness, Col. Jessep, Francesa and Russo interview Eight Belles trainer Larry Porter:

Francesa: Mr. Porter, I had the pleasure of seeing your filly win the Grade II Fantasy Stakes just this spring.

Porter smiles and nods

Col. Jessep: Eight Belles?

Porter: Yes sir

Col. Jessep:
Well, what do you know. Dog, this man's filly made a lot of enemies down in your neck of the woods. Eight Belles vs Big Brown. The folks down there said a filly couldn't run with the boys in the Kentucky Derby. Eight Belles said we'll see about that. Last time I saw her, she was galloping across the finish line in second. How the hell is Eight Belles?

Porter: She was euthanized on the backstretch, sir.
Col. Jessep: Don't I feel like the fucking asshole?
Porter: Not at all sir.

4 comments:

First Time, Long Time said...

Gman, that is genius.

DF said...

I think that Colonel Jessep knew that Eight Bells was in grave danger.

And, no, there isn't any other kind.

Brian said...

You really gotta check out Jackulator.com - it's this website with a Jack Nicholson soundboard that has over 10,000 clips of him from just about every movie he's been in, including A Few Good Men...It's pretty incredible, it would be right up your alley

Murphytronik said...

Here's an Eight Belles Song for you boys to the tune of Elizabeth Cotton's Freight Train
http://www.rexrecords.com/audio/jmitw/Eightbelles.mp3
enjoy