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More sad Al Unser Jr. news

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wickedwritah, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Charged with DUI.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=auto&id=2743766
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Anyone got him in their death pool?
     
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Talk about someone who could have been great and given Mears, Andretti, Foyt a run for greatest American open-wheel driver. Instead he's pissed away the last 10, 12 years, pretty much.
     
  4. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Sad, no.
    Pathetic.
    Kid had everything. Hot wife, young family, money, fame, good personality.
    Pitched it all way.
    Not sad. No chance. Sad is when it happens to you, not when you bring it on yourself.
     
  5. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Yeah, I read that yesterday. Amazing what he's become.
     
  6. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    He's been a drunk for years. Every so often you see a story about him having been on the wagon for X months or years, then something like this pops up.

    They will probably prop up behind the wheel again for another couple of Indy 500s sometime in the future. He's still got that famous last name.
     
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    It's the family disease.
    Al Sr. and Bobby Unser have serious drinking problems as well.
     
  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Twoback and spnited both are right. It is pathetic, and it is a family disease. What a contrast to the Andrettis (not saying that's a bad thing, mind you).
     
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