Michael Anderson Jr: Hello?
MarylandMotocross.com: Can I speak to Michael Anderson please?
MA: Dad Someone’s on the phone for you! (Pause)
Michael Anderson Sr.: (in background): Ask who it is.
MA: May I ask who’s calling?
MMX.com: Yeah, it’s Jonathan Rivers, the son of Stride Rivers from next
MA: It’s Jonathan Privers. Can you come get it?
Michael Anderson Sr.: Hello
Hey, it’s Ese’ can you look at him like you’re mad at him and ask him if he
threw a basketball at the older gentleman that lives next door?
Michael Anderson Sr.: (to Timex) Mike, were you out there with the
MA: No sir.
Michael Anderson Sr.: Are you sure you weren’t out there today?
MA: No dad. I was not.
Michael Anderson Sr.: This guy is saying that you threw a
basketball at him.
MA: That’s not true.
Michael Anderson Sr.: When I left you weren’t outside?
MA: No I was inside.
Can I speak to him real quick?
Michael Anderson Sr.: (to Ese’) Hold on for a sec; (to Timex) He
wants to talk to you…
MA: (Raising voice nervously) He ain’t talkin’ to me…I didn’t…
Michael Anderson Sr.: Mike! Get over here right now!
MA: (Takes phone, annoyed voice) Hello?
(Angry voice) Hello. Did you throw a basketball at my father?
MMX.com: He’s the older man that lives next door to you; I was just
wondering why you did it.
MA: I didn’t.
MMX.com: He says you did. My father doesn’t lie. Are you saying my father
MA: I haven’t been outside.
MMX.com: You’re little Michael that lives next-door right?
MMX.com: I’m just saying…Didn’t your parents raise you better than that?
MA: I haven’t been outside.
MMX.com: Are you trying to be smart?
MA: (Low voice) No.
MMX.com: You wanna throw basketballs at an older man! I’m gonna come over
right now and throw a basketball at you!
MA: (Pause, to father) It’s
(Everyone starts laughing)
MA: I knew it was you the whole time I could tell by your
MA: I could tell!
Michael Anderson Sr.: Mike, you were serious. You bought
Even if you did, I had you for a bit.
MA: (Laugh) Yeah. For a little bit. I was like “I haven’t
been outside.” So what are you doin’?
MMX.com: Nuthin’. I was just calling to see if you were up for an
MA: Yeah I am. Let’s go.
MMX.com: Kewl. Well I’m here with Michael “Timex” Anderson and we’re just
gonna have a little chat.
MA: All right.
MMX.com: So, Mike, I recently heard that you branched off into a different
MA: Ummmmm. Well, not really.
MMX.com: You didn’t try your hand at Professional Miniature Golf.
MA: Oh yeah. I play the Golf.
MMX.com: And you were at the Annual Pro National Miniature Golf
Championship Tour Super Finale in Ocean City Maryland?
MA: Yeah. I put in an appearance.
MMX.com: Can you confirm my claim that I was robbed of the Title by Joel
“The Sweeper” Adams who cheated?
MA: Yeah. I know Joel cheated. He went a couple holes
ahead and then said he got 3 holes-in-one. He cheated, but I think you take
the game too seriously Ese’. You’re the only one who actually wore a golf
shirt. But, I’m gona kill next time cause I’m gonna have a hockey stick
putter like Happy Gilmore.
MMX.com: Well, what can I say Miniature Golf is a sport that I take
seriously. I mean anyone can ride Motocross, but how many people do you
actually see playing Miniature Golf.
MA: Not many, but what you said did’t make a lot of sense.
MMX.com: Well, moving on. What are you doing these days? Heard you’re
MA: Yup. Got my first game January 8th or
MMX.com: Really, what school do you go to?
MA: Solliersville Middle.
MMX.com: How does basketball compare to motocross?
MA: Motocross is… A lotttttt harder. A lot. You gotta
fight through a lot more things and you don’t have a team to help.
MMX.com: Okay. How old are you and how long have you been riding?
MA: I’m 11 and I’ve been riding for 3 years.
MMX.com: And you’re number 531. Is there any special reason for it, I know
that you rode 53 at Loretta’s.
MA: It was my first number I earned in M.A.M.A.
MMX.com: Sah-weet. So, you walked away from the Delmarva Series Banquet
with 3 number 1 plates, correct?
MA: Yeah…that’s correct.
MMX.com: What were they in?
MA: They were for 85 7-11 A class, 65 10-11, and Jr. Mini.
MMX.com: I see. Well there was a lot of talk about you and “The Sweeper”
having matching outfits, can you tell us about that?
MA: Yeah, well, uh, Joel’s mom thought of the idea. She
told Joel to do it. And Joel said he wasn’t gonna do it unless someone else
did it. And I talked to him on the internet that night and he told me about
it and I said “Yeah”. So we went shoppin’.
MMX.com: Why Pink Braaaa?
MA: Cause we’re Pimps.
MMX.com: So you buy a lot of stuff on Ebay?
MA: No, but my dad does. He buys everything from there. I
just chat some times.
MMX.com: So name do you go by when you chat?
MA: My name? My dad made it up. It’s real Geeky.
MMX.com: People still talk about that crash that you had when you were
runnin’ with Joel at Blue Diamond when you went cartwheeling off your bike
onto that tabletop headfirst. What was going on in your mind?
MA: Yeah. Joel whipped it in the air and I hit him and I
started flipping. I was like “Oh oh… Oh oh… I’m crashing.”
MMX.com: Kevin Duffy says the only reason that you got up so fast was
because you saw Ed “The Godfather” Fratoni was taking your picture.
MA: Yeah I had to hurry up and get back up.
MMX.com: So it is true. Just so you know the staff loved the guest spot on
our movie. We were dying. I think you’re a genius in the making, like a
ripe piece or fruit ready to be plucked, know what I’m saying.
MMX.com: Kewl. Cause I don’t even know what I’m saying, but I’m saying it.
MMX.com: All right. What’s your favorite track to go to?
MA: Budd’s Creek, Blue Diamond, and The Landing.
MMX.com: I’m guessing that Loretta’s is your favorite event to attend.
MA: Yeah. That and Mini O’s.
MMX.com: Do you go down there for the women or for the racing?
MA: For both.
MMX.com: Can you tell us about the Powerdrink that #990 was testing out.
MA: (Excited) Ohhh. The powerdrink that A.J. was
drinking. He had everything in it. He has cream, sugar, ketchup…uhh…
chips, salt. He had everything in it.
MMX.com: There was a lump he had to eat at the bottom wasn’t there?
MA: It was a lump of chocolate. Also, a piece of pumpkin
pie. He had everything.
MMX.com: If you were asked for advice from a rider new to motocross, what
would you say to them?
MA: Work hard and always remember to do the best that you
MMX.com: What kinda gear do you like to wear?
MA: I wear Thor. That’s about it.
MMX.com: What brand of bike do you ride?
MMX.com: Tell everyone how you like to say it.
MMX.com: Now, who’s your favorite Pro?
MA: My favorite Pro… Travis… Travis Pastrana
MMX.com: Did you see his new movie yet?
MA: Yeah, my grandma bought it for me at Mini O’s.
MMX.com: I heard that you were overheard at the Del Marva Series Banquet
series telling a server that she, and I quote “Had real pretty eyes.”
MA: She did have pretty eyes.
MMX.com: Where do you get that stuff from?
MA: Probably from Big Al.
MMX.com: Big Al?
MA: A.J.’s Dad. We call him Big Al.
MMX.com: So, besides your own, who’s your favorite track parent?
MA: Favorite parent? Ummmm… probably Big Al (laugh).
MMX.com: What would you say is your best Motocross moment ever?
MA: When I made it to Loretta’s. I was doing good every
moto until I crashed.
MMX.com: Would you say it’s a lot different being on the line there?
MA: It’s a lot different. Everybody there is just as fast
or faster. All the big names are there.
MMX.com: What would you say was your worst moment.
MA: That would definitely be the time I broke my back. I
broke 3 bones in my back at Muddy Creek in
Tennessee like 2 years
MMX.com: If you were given the power to change anything in Motocross, what
would you change?
MA: I would change the ruts and faces of jumps cause that’s
how I broke my back.
(Michael Anderson Sr. laughing in the background)
MMX.com: Makes perfect sense. How do you feel about women in motocross?
MA: I think it’s pretty cool.
MMX.com: Who’s your favorite girl in motocross?
MA: Tara Geiger. She’s a real hot girl that’s really
fast. She’s #68.
MMX.com: You ever seen the girls on Team Maryland Motocross?
MA: Yeah I been checking them out.
MMX.com: No… I mean their riding skillz.
MA: What? Oh yeah, that too.
MMX.com: So when you’re not racing you do anything besides basketball?
MA: No, just that and trying to get girls.
MMX.com: (Laugh) How old are you again? 11 going on 21?
MA: (Laugh) Yup.
MMX.com: How far do you plan to take motocross in your life? Do you plan
on going Pro?
MA: As far as I can. I want to be.
MMX.com: What do you think is going to be your biggest challenges you’ll
MA: The ruts and the jumps and all that stuff.
MMX.com: I noticed that you land and jump with attitude. You kinda slam
the bike home when you land, I noticed that, what’s the story?
MA: Yeah. I sing all the time when I ride.
MMX.com: Whaaatttt? Like Britney Spear’s “Hit me baby one more time.”?
MA: I sang that once, but I crashed, so I don’t sing that
anymore. As soon as I said “Hit”, I fell.
MMX.com: Well, what do you sing?
Home Alabama”, “Sorry for the way I am,” and Country songs, but I forget
what they are.
MMX.com: All right Mike, or “Timex” should I say. Thank you for your time
and hope to see you out there soon.
Cool. Talk to you later.