Isn't Goodyear a Tire Company?? 
Yesterday's fiasco at the Brickyard should be an embarrassment for Goodyear. Nobody in NASCAR seems to want to place the blame on them, but aren't they responsible for the tires everyone is mandated to use? Haven't they been to the brickyard before? Doesn't anyone else think that with all the resources available to them, they may have been able to produce something that could last more than 10 laps?

The whole thing looked to me like a shameful display of incompetance. It's just too bad Smoke (and everyone else) seem to have been given the business beforehand with regard to saying anything bad about Goodyear this time around.

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The Website is Down 
This was just sent to me today and I was just about in tears by the end of it.

Too funny to not pass on.


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OMG!!! NKOTB!!! 
OMG! I just watched the New Kids on the Block perform on the MMVA's (actually, they're still going) and they are EVERYTHING I WANTED THEM TO BE!!

Let me qualify this by saying that I think my older sister was their biggest fan ever when I was a kid (and, as it turns out, perhaps my wife was as well) so I was subjected to all their crap when they were bigger than sliced bread.

That said, watching them try to stage a comeback now comes with great amusement for me. I mean... I wanted them to be bad but GAT, DAMN are they EVA!!!

I couldn't have asked for more entertainment!

Before he opened his mouth, I joked that someone was going to have to kick the youngest one in the nads for him to be able to pull off his parts. When he finished... I couldn't help but think it would have helped!!

So... umm... Wow. They're even wearing Miami Vice-esque white suits. How cool is that!!??

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Hooray for Dale Jr!!! 

Dale Jr. finally pulled one out, after coming so close, so many times in recent years!

Huge props to Dale! It was only a matter of time. Hopefully my picking him will launch me back into the top 1000 in the NASCAR Streak to the Finish fantasy game!

And WOOT for Tony, who came in 5th. I see a win coming in his near future as well!

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The NASCAR Gods Have Frowned Upon Me 
Yesterday was a great day for racing. If you're a race fan, you couldn't help but be entertained.

While I hadn't planned on waking in time to catch it, I managed to see the end of the Monaco GP and was happy to see LHJ coming in for the win. Good for him! I'm not much of an F1 fan, but as they seem to be putting the skill back into the driving with some of the driver aids taken away, it's nice to see the top notch driver taking a win after racing in the rain without traction control. Very good!

Then came the Indy 500. The greatest spectacle in racing, as they say. I have to admit that I'm not much of an IRL fan either, but the 500 was great fun to watch, even if just to see whether this would be Danica's year. You just can't help but love watching her race. Waching Sarah Fisher crying like a girl after crashing out was just plain sad, so having Danica up in arms and ready to kill after she was taken out was a refreshing reminder of just how much she fits in.

Finally, the Coke 600 just wouldn't let me have a victory, however small. I had all sorts of chances. My top fantasy racing team had Jimmie Johnson picked to win, and all seemed to be going swimmingly until his engine blew up. Then it seemed that at least one of my favs would take the win, with Jr. running strong at the front before crashing into the wall. Even that didn't deter me though, as my boy Tony took his spot and seemed like he was on a cake walk to the finish before also losing a tire and hitting the wall.

It just wasn't meant to be, but was at least hugely entertaining.

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