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“The Dean of American Motor Sports,” Chris Economaki died at the spry age of 91.

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Chris Economaki… or is that Darth Vader without his helmet? I need to research this…

I find it funny that the sport most associated with a lack of education has a Dean.  Is there a Dean of Chess?  A Dean of Cricket?  Baseball has Dizzy Dean… but he’s all wacky, so it doesn’t count.

One stereotype hold true: he was related to Robert E. Lee.  So, even though he was born in Brooklyn, he was a certified, bona fide red-neck.

He began is career in Motor Sports Journalism (there’s a phrase I’ve never used before) at the age of 13 selling copies of “National Speed Sport News,” which, in the same year, won the award for Worst Newspaper Name.

Over the years, he became editor and eventually owner of the paper, not once changing its name, until the last issue was published in 2001.  The publication is now online for people renting trailers who still find the money for Smart Phones.

He was awarded the 1990 NASCAR Award in Excellence for his ability to achieve the state of being excellent.  Which, for NASCAR, means that you brew the best corn whisky in the garage.

This hit goes to: Tailgating with Jesus!  Yes, Bean got another hit.  But he’s still not a dick.  But he IS tied for second with Carol (who only wants to use the winnings to buy vodka for her son-in-law).

When asked what he would do if he overcame Jerica (in an exclusive interview with Ghoul Pool sources), Bean said, “I’d like to by my best friend from High School a great, big bottle of vodka with the winnings.”  See, told you he wasn’t a dick.

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Draft Day is a mere 34 days away!

Current Standings:

The Walls of Jerica: 190 (Duggar #20 – 100, Kim Jong Il – 40, John Demjanjuk – 10, Sun Myung Moon, 10, Herbert Lom – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus: – 160 (Smokin’ Joe Frazier – 40, Joe Paterno – 20, Gary Carter – 50, Steve Sabol – 40, Chris Economaki – 10)

Carol: 160 (Davy Jones – 40, Dick Clark – 20, George Lindsey – 20, Don Grady – 40, Andy Griffith – 20, Celeste Holm – 10, William Asher – 10)

Sister Mary Sheila:  140 (Christopher Hitchens – 40, Adam “MCA”Yauch – 60, Kathryn Joosten – 30,  Yitzhak Shamir – 10)

Mary: 130 (Dr. Mel Goldstein – 40, Whitney Houston – 60, Sherman Hemsley – 30)

Gianna:  110 (Bill Keane – 20, Jonathan Frid – 20, Robin Gibb – 40, Gregory Powell – 30)

Pirate Jen “Occupy the Casket”:  100 (Anne McCaffrey – 20, Carroll Shelby – 20, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi – 40, Ray Bradbury – 10, Phyllis Diller)

“Imaginary” Steve: – 80 (Alan Sues – 20, Earl Scruggs – 20, Rauf Denktas – 20, Art Modell – 20)

Jami “MORGAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” McFeeley: – 60 (Harry Morgan – 10, Etta James – 30, Maurice Sendak – 20)

Schelle’y: – 30 (Chuck Colson – 20, Hellen Gurley Brown – 10)

Ann B. Davis: – 20 (Mike Wallace – 10, Ann Rutherford – 10)

Sean P. McFeeley I, Your Beloved Ghoul Pool Administrator: 20 (Neil Armstrong – 20)

Nathaniel – 10 (Ernest Borgnine – 10)

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