The Right Place at the Wrong Time Club

Quote of the Day     “I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time; I’d have said the right thing, but I must have used the wrong line.”     –Dr. John

As promised, here’s TB’s companion list to “The Right Place at the Right Time Club”

9.    Excellent MSU Bulldog kicker Artie Cosby, to win, or lose the Egg Bowl, Jackson, Mississippi, 1983 (link)

8.    Glacier National Park, circa 2030, sans glaciers.

7.    John McCain in 2000.

6.    Isabelle Adjani–a hot French actress who was ready to break out in the USA back in 1987. She was cast as the female lead opposite superstars Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman. In Ishtar (blank stare).

5.    Ray Perkins–got his dream job at his alma mater, the University of Alabama in 1983. It was after Bear Bryant’s retirement and before his death. I can imagine Bear’s advice to Perkins after his hiring. “Ray, this job is a piece of cake. The fans are gonna love you. But you gotta be your own man. The first thing you ought to do is tear down that stupid tower I used to stand on at practice.”

4.    Prince’s publicist, during the unpronounceable name years.

3.    Brian Bosworth, linebacker. One night back in 1987, Bosworth got himself properly positioned to tackle Bo Jackson on Monday Night Football. It didn’t work out too well (link)  and the Boz shortly thereafter quit being a hack football player and became a hack actor.

2.    Some old dude standing next to TB at the Rainbow Casino several years ago. Perennial craps loser, TB, took his turn with the dice, betting 5 dollar chips. Old crusty dude next to me is using black $100 chips and some color TB is not used to, nor the Rainbow I suspect. TB shot for 35 minutes, hitting at least a dozen points. Old dude bet the don’t pass. The whole time. Continually increasing his stake. (Stone guffawed and piroutted at the other end of the table the whole time.)

1.     Pete Best, drummer.

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About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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6 Responses to The Right Place at the Wrong Time Club

  1. I had to do this post for the Pete Best joke counterpart to yesterday’s Ringo, but I have to admit, the idea was better than the execution, sort of like skits that make the last ten minutes of SNL. It was hard to think of people that fit the criteria, but didn’t die too. I’m counting on you readers to improve this one.

    And I probably should have saved the craps game reference for a full post, and maybe I will, but Adam can vouch for me, Larry too, that guy was in the right place at the WRONG time.

  2. larry says:

    I would have to say Hillary 2008

  3. Very true on Hillary.

    Adam, I keep waiting on you to chime in on the Rainbow Casino story….Larry was there too btw, but I made him stay away from the table so as not to create an imbalance in the force.

  4. larry says:

    I guess I am the cooler. All the old guy needed was for me to drop $3 on the Don’t Pass to make his money back.

  5. workinbaen says:

    I just thought of another one-every Ole Miss fan since 1972.

  6. smilyj says:

    I remember several years ago, Baens dad, Ole Sam was having some work done on his house. Roofing or painting I believe. Anyway Sam was outside the entire time hounding the workers with stories or guidance. He had to make sure they was gettin it right. Man, I felt sorry for those poor SOB’s.

    Also Dan Marino (the graetest QB to ever strap on a jock strap) was in the wrong place, wrong decade(or 2 decades) for his whole career. I almost gave up religion when he retired. If God can let Dan The Man go without getn a championship……Well, it just leads one to question life itself.

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