I've held off on posting for awhile, just needed a break. I did some traveling...visited some racetracks. But, I've had a few thoughts:
+ I get some trade magazines in the mail from old business ties; once you are on these mailing lists, you ARE ON these lists. One of these is a mag called "Mass Market Retailer"..(from the Menards days). I usually do my part for the tree-huggers out there and immediately put this in my recycling bin. For some odd reason, I set a recent issue on my workbench. Well, I was out in the garage having a cigarette, drinking a MGD, watching a 'lil football, and during a commercial I pick up said magazine. Inside they had some polls about different products and their usage...buying behavior it was labeled. I learned that only 85% of households purchase soap and toothpaste! SAY WHAT! But then I noticed at SceneDaily.com that 15% of people polled picked Dale Jr. to win the Chase and it all made sense.
+ I wasn't aware of the fact that Section was Native American. I am assuming this due to the "rain dance" he must have performed during the play-offs in fantasy baseball. Congrats on winning.
+ While watching the Emmy Awards, I started to wonder, Why does Hollywood think that everyone in this country is a liberal? These two-faced jerks are the same people who were booing Michael Moore just a few years ago at the Oscars for attacking Bush...now he is their patron saint. Hey, I'm consistent. I still think Moore is a jerk.
+Wasn't it Sir Charles who made the "I'm not a role model" comment? I've decided that in my case at least, it can't be helped. I wish I could separate the man/woman's private life from their professional life, but I can't. If I become aware of the fact that someone is a jerk in "real life"...I probably won't be a fan of theirs in sports/film/etc...
+It would nice if CBS had a writer who actually liked open-wheel racing. Brian,Pete..it's nothing personal here, but reading your very rare comments on open-wheel, it's obvious you don't care about it.
+One of my trips was to Lakeland, FL. By chance I was there the week that the axe fell on USA International Speedway. Sad, to see it go. No real notice. Mid-season. (They still even had a Hooters ProCup event left this season) Doesn't really surprise me though. NA$CARE is doing their best to make sure that ...oh forget it, I'll rant on this another time.
+Is there anything that smells better than burgers on a grill?
+They really need to go back to the old theme music for Randy Orton. I just don't feel his new intro. (Next Monday...Dan is going to be at RAW in Minneapolis. Hopefully they won't run out of Santino shirts)
+I'm heading down to Knoxville later tonight for the Late Model Nationals this weekend. I know that a few of you are probably aware of it. Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader are a couple of Cup guys who should be in it. If anybody ever has a chance to go to Knoxville, do it. I go to the "Nationals" and the Late-Model Nationals annually, and you really can't find much better racing.