In the news...
So, Randy Moss is starting a Motorsports team that he hopes will compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series by the second half of the 2008 season. How many people saw that coming?
Actually, maybe we should have. Moss, has been sponsoring a local drift track program, and is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the Urban Youth Racing School.
Still, the move seems like a strange fit, and it is... but it’s also absolutely brilliant.
Randy is doing what more athletes should be doing, he’s positioning himself as a businessman and investor. If he’s able to launch the team, and he should be, Moss will find himself waist-deep in a rapidly expanding market.
I’m also sure that companies will be lined up, checkbooks in hand, clamoring for the chance to get their names on the No. 81 Moss-mobile. NASCAR, meanwhile, will love the influx of new and diverse sponsors that the new team will bring.
A move like this could, not only help Randy finish polishing up his still-tarnished legacy, but could sustain him and build his brand well after retirement from the NFL.
From the Blogosphere...
Curtisteff says that we're all a little bit to blame for the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports. I can see your point, Curtis, but it seems obvious that our eyes have been opened for a couple years now, and guess what... a member of the San Fransisco Giants was just handed a suspension. Athletes take the lions share.
Bengals fan Bpm793 was not so happy with his team's draft. Turns out three wide receivers and two guys with character issues are not quite what he had in mind.
Why are some athletes forgiven, while others are despised? Feanor thinks he might know the answer... the media. Man, we get blamed for everything these days.
Crazy_piump is questioning the fanhood of some of our community members. If you're an instigator, you might want to check this out.