The racers and poker runners are doing this for the love of boating not 2 make money at it, it is a shame u have to lose $ at something U love and have an a-hole ruin your harmonious vibe about the whole experience...shame on you JC...shame...
Just forwarded this link to this thread along with a short but sweet not to Mr. JC!!
I know if the poker run wasn't in kw at the same time, we probably wouldn't make the trip every year.
So when everyone starts talking about going to Key West next year. How many will forget everything, and talk about how great Key West is, and what JC does for the sport.
Bubba *****in is a yearly ritual and if it helps to put it in writing, so be it.
He is what he is and it is not going to change. There is so much that is wrong in some of these posts but it's not worth going into and it's not my job.
I happen to post because it included me as staff.
Aren't you curious as to why his supporters, year after year, read all of this (you can see them in the background) and don't BOTHER to jump in?
Many racers and staff have left who couldn't deal with NOT GETTING THEIR IDEAS ACROSS...and they RETURN.
When you figure it out........you will finally see there is a line in the road in the middle of the 7 mile bridge. It separates the real world from "OZ".
Hot Duck........apology accepted. And please know, I am included in being on the hot end during some of JC's fits. If I can deal with them without calling him a dope smoker and crying like a baby..........why can't.............never mind.
Trust me, if he were every name you have all called him, I would not be there.
Rick......thank you and yes, he was stressed. I have an idea......call him today and say the word "Navy". However, no excuse for rudeness from either him or our staff.
Donna......you are right.......it is his and Bill Spottswood's town. I was going to say get over it, but it would sound rude.
Now go to General Racing section/Jim Natoli thread and read post #49 and concentrate on the important stuff in life.
If you have any serious questions or bashing for me.......
I'm going to the beach.
p.s. I'll save you some time. The answer is......
hotel rooms, travel expenses and meals.
Last edited by Pat D; 11-13-2008 at 09:44 AM.
Gino, I don't know what's up with SBI but as Vice President of OPA you guy's and ladies are welcome anytime with OPA and The Jersey Boyz.
P4-13 Team THE JERSEY BOYZ OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACING, OPA/ SBI/APBA/UIM. PRESIDENT: THE JERSEY BOYZ , VICE-PRESIDENT: OPA RACING, THE GREAT SOUTH BAY RACING ASSOCIATION. WAZZUP RACING ENGINES
What Augie said! Everyone is welcome at an OPA race, and anyone that is trying to further the sport, racer, fan, poker runner, whatever, is welcome to join in the fun. OPA has it's faults and has people b!tchin too sometimes, but everyone involved is open and very flexible when new opportunities (and challenges) arise. I have had only minor dealings with JC and he has been straightforward and obviously driven, albeit somewhat gruff. In his defense I will say that from an economic standpoint his organization and KW in particular are as well or better ran than any. In fact my ideal plan for offshore racing includes him as Finance Chairman . It is a shame that sometimes people are so set in their ways they can't see the forest for the trees, but vision is not something that can be taught.
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