BIG MAC

Farewell John McCririck - known to one and all as Big Mac,

A staple of TV's horse-racing until the moderns gave you the sack.

Your larger than life persona...the clown you pretended to be

Weren't thought to be what people wanted in this 21st PC century.

But your act gave racing a profile that it hadn't established before

And you were the punter's champion...giving  the bookies what-for!

Your wife whom you called The Booby knew the real Big Mac

Would she have stayed true and loyal to a bully obsessed by the game of ticktack?

The answer seems to be in your years together, happily photographed side by side;

Her knowing look of affection in your direction - and your grin a mile wide. 

It's odds on you're tipping the gods on who's next to depart from this life,

But I wager it won't include The Booby...your cherished "trouble and strife".

RIP 

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Brian Maryon

Sat 6th Jul 2019 21:38

Well said Mark. He was a great character. Taking his lead I started calling my wife The Booby until she knee'd me in the balls. They've got no sense of humour have they?

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 6th Jul 2019 20:27

Great tribute to a great character. He was larger than life and just like you said if his wife had hated the, "Booby," reference, I'm sure she'd have made that quite clear.

J. x

<Deleted User> (22247)

Sat 6th Jul 2019 19:28

Delightful, if sad.
Some things can be seen to add up to a huge sum even when you haven't yourself listed all the bits.

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