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All Day Tie: Gave it All (Nice Try/You Win)
Sometime before 1947 in San Jacinto or Houston, TX, two people were racing in the rainy and cold wintertime. During 1947, “I was still in my crib” Mike says. The race was a tie and that’s the best part of life, when they’re both the same. The racer on the left, Roger Banister, was the best athlete. The racer on the right was Boney Maroney. They could be brothers since they wear the same pants. There’s an umpire in the back of them. On the right of the racers are two individuals who are newspaper reporters, grandfathers and doctors. They are next to a bottle of booze. Also, they have a stopwatch to time the race, which is a 100 yd. dash. Roger Banister is giving everything he’s got to cross the line, “a little bitty line and one big boy”.
Boney Maroney is playing safety, but not at a college/university. They have coaches. The shirtless guy in the back is Big Buff, the trainer, but definitely not the coach because coaches wouldn’t be in outfits like that. In the football field it “smells like yesterday” Mike says, and in the background you can hear tree noises and football sounds. Battleship Texas.
In the back is a flying flag, clock tower, and San Jacinto School. “What a big highschool oof” says Fred. There’s a big woodpecker in the back which symbolizes the school mascot, the Ravens/Big Dogs. Coaches, observers, parents, and Mrs. Maples were all watching the race. Mrs. Maples taught at the school in a classroom downstairs. She was the Marilyn Monroe of the time, and she taught Alan and his mother during her time at San Jacinto University. Ten years ago there was a great song about her.
Once the race is done, the racers will have a beer and shower. A beer will appear.