Mar 9, 2011

If you can't beat 'em, pay for it...

Not to give any business to Ace Pawn shops but this is worth taking a look at!
Little5 ring for sale
In my humble opinion that's a lot of coin for a ring...already I guess if Fiji (or other teams) spend $10000/ year on the team and haven't won for while maybe it's the way to go...
Most likely it's a Cutter ring as they have Kroger bags full of them sitting around at Papa Kirkhams place. Hell, why not cash in on one of them?
I'd ask the Frats to form an orderly line at the pawn shop door...;)

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kroger bags full of them . . . now that's funny!

Tom said...

That ring is most likely from the 70's. As they went to silver and are now, according to Balfour,using semi-precious stainless steel. I had one of these made in 2002 and the cost was $560.00. So $790.00 is not that unrealistic given the price of gold.

Anonymous said...

Tom, you are a Little 500 god.

Anonymous said...

Tom really isn't a Little 500 god, he is just a troll sitting under the bleachers feeding off teams he coaches.

Geraint Parry said...

I'll let it go but be nice eh?

Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong I don't always agree with Tom but the man has a ring so it doesn't really matter how he got it

Anonymous said...

If sitting under the bleachers would get me 6 rings and 8 HoF riders, I'd do it too.

Anonymous said...

Its just like the guy in the leisure suit at the bar. He'll try his line on every woman at the bar. He'll get slapped, ignored, and dissed in every possible way but, eventually with painful persistence, he'll go home with somebody.

Tom's experience proves two maxims:

99% of winning is showing up

Persistence pays (even if it ruins your slugging average.)

Anonymous said...

I might buy it and give it to that guy that doesn't think fast people should race in L5.

Anonymous said...

touche 1:31

Bob said...

"Its just like the guy in the leisure suit at the bar. He'll try his line on every woman at the bar. He'll get slapped, ignored, and dissed in every possible way but, eventually with painful persistence, he'll go home with somebody."

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"What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think themselves cleverer than we are."
- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Show some balls, if you are going to insult the guy, at least sign your real name.

Juan Pelota said...

Ok Bob...

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Not everyone has the those. I don't want to lose my insider view.

Anonymous said...

Was it PT Barnum who said "any press is good press so long as they spell your name correctly"?!

Chris said...

I lost 2 rings but would never pay $750 for one! Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

correction tom won 6 rings not one. the thought that he feeds off the teams he coaches as a joke as he gives far more to them that they could ever give to him.
march 9 @10:57--- get a life asshole since you clearly wont ever get a ring.

Bill said...

I think Randy Strong had one exactly like this stolen from him out of his motel room (I gave him one of mine when I heard). Doubt anyone who didn't earn one would ever buy and wear it. The only one I know that did was Jerry Tardy. Guessing that ring will likely sit on display for a long time.
Bill Brissman

Bill said...

Oops, correction- it didn't look like yellow gold in the main pic. The last year for yellow gold rings was 1974. 75 was the Silver Anniversary, and they continued with the clever sterling until 79. 80 and after were shiny non-ferrous, but not precious metal. I think gold rings started pretty early, maybe even in the 50s.

Anonymous said...

There is more to life than getting a ring. Although its nice already having one, but its about the experience and enjoyment on and off the track. Something that Tom doesn't provide.

Chris said...

"The ring didn't mean a thing" -Real Housewives of NJ"

Woj

Anonymous said...

L5 is a joke. No one gives a shit about this race outside of Bloomington. Get a life.

Bill said...

Ok Mr. Anonymous, you're right for the most part. But in Bloomington, and among parts of the IU alum community, people DO care about L5, which can't really be said for any other bike racing in North America. When you can show me another bike race between, oh, say Tokyo and Munich that attracts 20,000+ paying spectators, and TV coverage, come back to me and tell me how much L5 has no relevant following. It's every other bike race (other than TdF) that no one gives a shit about.

Anonymous said...

for the record twilight criterium gets 30,000+ spectators and TV coverage...but the spectators don't have to buy tickets as far as I know.

what I think is the coolest thing about L5 is not the #of spectators and the TV coverage (I mean c'mon)---but the unique history---the fact that it's been going so strong in a college community in rural indiana for so long is incredible.

hopefully that will continue, since all this younger generation of teenages wants to do is text each other and play video games and surf the net.

Anonymous said...

apparently the younger generations of little fivers are interested in removing the people who actually ride bikes under the assertion that the fast people are too fast.

it must be all those video games... people would rather pretend to exercise (wii sports?!) than actually go out and ride their bikes and do work.

waah waah waah.

Les said...

Apparently people post here with little or no understanding of what they are talking about no matter what the topic.

It must be the fact that they can shoot their mouths off with no fear of being held accountable for what they are saying.

blah blah blah