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Old 12-27-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Tonight Show host, scary workaholic and full time motorcycle collector, Jay Leno, came to the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP event, where he was bestowed the title "Grand Marshall".

Two small yet significant snippets from that day at Indy:

First, Leno and the boys from his shop flew in from California, were transported to the track and then led to Yamaha US's hospitality unit where they quickly settled into a stack of juicy steaks prepared for them by Yamaha US Racing Chief Keith McCarty and Co. The slab of beef was in front of Leno for maybe two seconds before he reached over, grabbed a shaker and gave it, untasted, a healthy dose of "heart medicine" (salt). Seeing this, I felt I spoke for every portly, older male in existence when I said to him, from afar, ", I love you."
Later, after he'd driven every cool vehicle he came across, including the Red Bull MXT, talked to a bazillion fans, harassed Ben and Mary Spies, thanked the cooks and every cop he saw, Leno was afforded a meet and greet with Valentino Rossi. For some reason this would happen just moments before the start of the MotoGP race.

Leno came to the Fiat Yamaha garage and talked with all Rossi's mechanics, including Jeremy Burgess. Then Rossi came in, wearing his leathers, ready to put his helmet on; the warm-up lap for the Indy MotoGP race was minutes away. The two were introduced, and Rossi stretched his arm out to shake hands with the American comedy legend.

Leno did not shake Rossi's hand.

Instead, he dropped to his knees and bowed.
True story.

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:19 PM   #3
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That's pretty funny.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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fail. he shoulda bowed to Spies.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:19 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Azylum View Post
fail. he shoulda bowed to Spies.
That's what happened

Personally, I think it is cool to show respect, but getting on your knees and bowing? I don't think so.
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