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No Gomer at the Indy 500

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bob Cook, May 25, 2007.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member


    Jim Nabors is apparently ill and unable to make the trip to Indy to sing "Indiana." (The official title of the song known as "Back Home Again in Indiana.")

    As corny as it sounds, the prerace buildup won't be the same without him. Maybe it's because when everything else at Indy has been chaotic, you could count on Gomer showing up to sing. Shoot, he even showed up a few months after a liver transplant once.
  2. lono

    lono Active Member


    This thread is no longer worthless.
  3. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Su-prise, Su-prise, Su-prise!!
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's too bad.

    Hope you get to feeling better, Private Pyle.
  5. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Well gooooooolllllllllyyyyy!

    I noticed that AP sent a long feature on the tradition of him singing at Indy, including a separate info box on the words to the song. Guess not many papers will be running that one.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Yep, there goes a pretty good Sunday feature.
  7. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    Get well soon. His appearance always marked the start of summer and Jerry Lewis' the end.
  8. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Well, at least Carol Brady will be singing God Bless America.
    But Indy without Gomer is a shame.
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    What's up with Indy? Gomer Pyle, Carol Brady? Who else, The Hoff?
  11. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member


    "I am ... in a world ... of shit."
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Somehow, Indy will dredge up someone even more square than Jim Nabors to sing the song.

    "Now for Back Home Again In Indiana, replacing an ill Jim Nabors are the Duke cousins that replaced Bo and Luke from Dukes Of Hazzard fame! Give these huge stars a Speedway welcome!"

    Seriously, I'll admit it isn't the same to hear that song without Nabors, but Indy's traditions are so staid.
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