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Tonight on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

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At 6:20 PM EDT Samantha Burton Indians beat writer for the Bleacher Report tires to talk me off the ledge about the Tribe’s fall.

At 7:20 Stephen Brotherston of Hoopsworld.com joins us to get his take on the NBA draft.

Tomorrow night David Kay basketball editor for walterfootball.com joins me to cover the NBA Draft LIVE.   We start at 6:15 with a round table of writers that cover the various NBA teams.  They will tell us who their team will pick and why.

Then at 7 we begin the draft coverage.  We will be on the air through at least the middle of the 1st round.

Join us on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ or http://mooheadradio.com/2.0/.

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent.
He is a senior writer for and edits https://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.

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  • Published: Jun 20th, 2011
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At 6:20 PM EDT David Kay from walterfootball.com joins us to talk about the NBA Draft.  David will also be my special guest on Thursday when we cover the beginning of the NBA Draft live.  Be sure to join us for that special event.

At 7:20 Cory Ruff President of nba-draft.com joins me to get his take on the 2011 draft.  Because there are so many foreign players in this years draft, there could be a lot of excitement.  I think every team has a very different view of the majority of players.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent.
He is a senior writer for and edits https://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.

He edits . Also listen to the best Sports Talk anywhere on the Internet and hear his sports show Monday-Friday 6-8 PM EST on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ or http://mooheadradio.com/2.0/.

Formula 1200 Is The Racing League For The Rest Of Us

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Race car driving is challenging, fun and expensive. Many people who have the talent to become a competitive driver and appear on television in the Indy 500 or on the streets of Monaco in a Formula One car never get the chance. The sport is simply too expensive for most young talents to give it a try.

Harry O’Neal believes that just isn’t fair and knows an affordable way for boys and girls to test their talent on the track. Harry is the president of the Ontario chapter of the Formula 1200 Driver’s Association. If you aren’t familiar with Formula 1200, perhaps you have heard of Formula Vee. They are the same international racing league.

A decent Formula 1200 car costs between $10,000 and $12,000. Fees and expenses for a race weekend run from $350 to $500. Expenses will be higher if the car gets damaged, but not significantly. O’Neal points out that rebuilding the front end costs about $500 for a Formula 1200 car compared to $2000 for a Formula Ford.

O’Neal is quick to point out that the key to success in Formula 1200 is the driver’s skill. The rules dictate that every car in the field has nearly identical performance. Stock Volkswagen 4 cylinder, 1200 cc, air-cooled engines are in every Formula 1200 car. They cannot weigh less than 464 kilograms and the wheels, brakes and transaxle are all VW stock.

Even though the engines only produce 55 to 60 horsepower, the cars can reach 200 km/h on a long straight. Because these are small cars, with a low center of gravity, it feels much faster to the driver. Formula 1200 is an exciting racing league and a great way for young drivers to experience the sport of open wheel racing. Best of all, this is a league that doesn’t require a huge budget to compete.

Make no mistake, however, if you have the talent in Formula 1200, there is every possibility you could pilot a car in one of the major racing leagues down the road. Nikki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi and Bobby Rahal all proved themselves in Formula 1200. This is a growing sport in Canada and around the world. If you know a youngster with a passion for racing but lacking the budget to compete in Formula Atlantic or Formula Ford, introduce them to Formula 1200. There is no telling how far they might go.

 

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Tuesday on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

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Tim Bielik of the Bleacher Report and bcsblitz.com joins me at 6:20PM EDT to talk about the latest on the OSU scandle and how the suspensions and dismissals will affect the 2011 OSU football season.

At 7:20 Dr. Raymond Petras of www.reliefforyou.com joins me to talk about sports injuries, the latest advances in care for them and health care needs for retired NFL players.

Please join us and be part of the show by calling our Herbalife Hotline at 216-539-0607 provided by Drew Elkins.  Mr. Elkins offers a 20% on the first purchase of products when you mention you heard about him on NNR.  His number is 614-906-2321.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent.
He is a senior writer for
and edits https://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.

He edits . Also listen to the best Sports Talk anywhere on the Internet and hear his sports
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At 6:20 Samantha Burton Indians Beat writer for the Bleacher Report tries to comfort me over the current Tribe home stand and their hitting woes.

At 7:20 Evan Weiner columnist for newjerseynewsroom.com will join me to discuss his many articles there covering the Business and politics of sports.
Please join me and be a part of the show by calling in on the Herbalife Hotline at 216-539-0607.
Phone lines will be open during the broadcast.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent.
Also listen to the best Sports Talk anywhere on the Internet and hear his sports show Monday-Friday 6-8 PM EST on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ or http://mooheadradio.com/2.0/.

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The Beauty – RC Sailboat Versus the Sheer Acceleration of a Speedboat

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When I was a kid I remember the older men racing radio-controlled sailboats at the local lake near my house.  I used to live in a windy location so the venue was ideal for the sport.  Soon after, the hot-rods came by and started bringing the much faster nitro and methanol powered RC Powerboats.  Those things were incredible!  They used to host races every single weekend.  The fever soon became an obsession.  It wasn’t long before there were 30-50 guys at the lake every weekend racing boats.

Even with the extra speed of the gas-powered boats, the love of rc sailboats still remains.  In fact, some people GREATLY prefer the slow, quiet and peaceful drive of a sailboat.  I mean, most people spend the entire week in a fast-paced environment.  Some will argue that the last thing they need is more stress from being competitive in the weekends as well. For those boats, radio-controlled sailboats and other quiet vehicles, such as gliders are probably the best bet.

But either way, there’s no denying the sheer speed an awesome acceleration of a gas-powered RC speedboat.  Not only that, but they look unreal too!  Some are designed to look just like the race boats in real life.  That’s just plain cool!  Even the sailors can appreciate that!  That’s even if they have to wear earplugs to avoid going deaf with the loud screaming of the muffle-less nitro gas engines.

Next time you are thinking of what to do with some free time, you might want to consider one of these awesome toys.  Maybe the water is not for you.  In which case you can hit the dirt with an RC buggy or maybe the skies with one of the many airplane kits available.  But, if you are a water-lover like me, a boat will be the ultimate experience.  And yes, watching a sailboat can often seem just like a powerboat – only quiet, and at the speed at which the speedboat would be traveling if it were dragging along 2 unusually large aluminum boat anchors attached to its transom.  But, that’s the beauty of it.  It’s all about the slow speed, the style and the freedom.  That is RC sailing!

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