AP- Tampa, FL
With only 13 days left on his sentence, Andrew E. Mathews, aka AndyMan, broke out of the Slam.
"I'm stunned!" said the Professor, "I really thought he was dumb enough to serve out his sentence even with absolutely no chance at rehabilitation!"
"Well, I kind of knew this was coming. He's gotten a LOT smarter over the last few months." said the Good Doctor.
"What a fag! Not that there is anything wrong with that!" GatorFan
"Aw, did his little foot hurt too much? I'd just run on my bicepts if my foot hurt too much! You know if you wear a shirt too often it will hurt you!" Dean Karnazes
"Hey, why do the time if you can't do the Crime!" echoed Roger in a reverse Beretta.
"This is the second time the SOB's left me hanging." said a horrified RunsforBeer.
"Now, he's heavy!" said SuperDave. "Yeah, I've got a plane ticket to Arkansas, whoo who, and I don't even like pork rinds!"
"Do I get to be A1 now?" Asked a smiling Andy Barrett
"I feel bad for him. He really tried. I'm glad he got out early though." Said a sympathethic Star.
"Well, I guess there is a happy race director and 50 happy volunteers in Arkansas right now!" spouted off an all-knowing Chase
AndyMan himself couldn't be reached for comment, he is in hiding after all. But He did leave this note behind:
TheSlam was really hard. I didn't think I'd lay such a rotten egg. I knew failure was a 70% possibility, but honest to God, I didn't think I'd fail. You all know I tried. I poured blood, sweat and money into this thing, but it wasn't meant to be.
Regardless, it was an awesome experience. You guys, you guys, (even Dean) were fantastic. You were there with me, and I learned, and I accepted, and you guys matter, this Slam thing, it just doesn't matter. I do believe it's trying (and I mean really trying, not just signing up) that matters not success.
You haven't heard the last of me or the Slam, I'll be back! As soon as I can spend a few weeks in Colorado before Leadville I'll try again. For now, I just want to get physically and mentally healthy, both have been suffering."
Love and Kisses,
(ps, Andy B, you always were A1!)