Posted on: December 2, 2010 1:55 pm

RPM - New Hope

Having been a Yates Racing fan for many years, I knew that when RPM took over that there were going to be issues.  Gillett's did not seem to have the knowledge to be able to run the team.  Pushing Evernham out at the beginning and then taking controling interest of Petty's team, then Yates, it seemed like they knew how to take over companies but not run a race team.  It turned out that they were not very good with the business side of things either.  So here is a new hope as Richard Petty takes control of the team with his funding partners.  I wish RPM a great New Year and success for many years to come.
Category: Auto Racing
Posted on: September 22, 2010 2:15 pm

Favre Is No More - New Name Contest

The QB I loved is no longer there, consumed by the Dark Side is he. 
Forever I will remember him as he was, not as he is now. -Jedi

So if Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader when he was consumed by the Dark Side.  What should Brett Favre's new name be?

Post your suggestions and I will pick the official one for the Packers - Vikings game on October 24th.

My first stab is : Lord Indecision
Category: NFL
Posted on: July 2, 2010 3:51 pm

PETA Fail !!!

From the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services records it shows that PETA killed 97% of the adoptable pets in its care during 2009.  Of the 2,363 taken in 2,301 were killed.  8 were placed in adoptive homes, 31 transferred to other groups, 20 stayed with PETA and 3 died from natural causes.  Maybe they can't afford to care for the animals after spending all the money on naked women for their advertisements.
Category: General
Tags: PETA
Posted on: June 15, 2010 5:22 pm

College Football Upside Down - Not Quite

Yes the Big Ten now has twelve members and the Big XII has ten members, kinda weird.  The Pac-10 has eleven and maybe 12 if they push for Utah.  The great thing is that the mass hysteria is now over and the big rumblings have died down. 
The big winners out of all of this are the Big Ten and Texas.  Nebraska is a great fit for Big Ten football, the other sports vary a bit.  When was the last time Nebraska made a run in the "Tourney" for men's basketball?  Texas has figured out how to keep the extra money and possibly get their own TV network.  The Pac-10 looks like they have egg on their face by pushing for the 16 team league and only getting Colorado.  Notre Dame gets to side step the controversy and stay an "independent".  The Big East conference gets to stay pat and keep it's basketball powerhouse.
So what is next?  After a few years is the Big Ten or the Pac-10 going to make another stab at the bigger media markets by courting new teams?  Or will this be the end for another 10-20 years?  Will Texas get a Notre Dame type TV deal?
The longhorns better keep winning....

My bet is that the TV revenue will decide the timeline. 
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Big Ten, Pac 10
Posted on: May 27, 2010 12:57 pm
Edited on: June 18, 2010 1:10 pm

Fielder for Oswalt?

After last night maybe not a bad idea.  The Brewers need pitching and even though the newbies are looking good the Crew needs a commanding Ace.  If the Brewers really think they can not reach a deal with Fielder then they should look at Oswalt.
He has had some problems along the way but he is still more durable and pitches better than Sheets.  If the Astros need to get Oswalt out then maybe now is the time to pick him up.
Category: MLB
Posted on: May 20, 2010 11:01 am

Brewers Snowballing Downwards

It has been a rough road of late for the Brew Crew.  The home field advantage seems to have been lost on the team and right now the pieces seem to be unraveling on the road.  The stars are making mistakes, Hoffman's pitching, Braun's baserunning, etc.
Things are falling apart and the manager seems to have little effect on holding it together.  Is it time for Macha to go?  The snowball is rolling downhill.
This team has talent to reverse direction and get back on track but how much time should pass before there are steps made to change the current direction?
It is too soon to make a trade with Prince to get some pitching.  Everyone saw that the pitching staff was a weak point in the lineup coming into the season and now it is showing it's ugly head.  Trading Prince now would not give the Crew the return value that he should demand.  Waiting for the trading deadline should be soonest they should consider a trade. 
So what is left for the Crew to do?  Macha is in the Hot Seat.
Category: MLB
Posted on: August 18, 2009 4:37 pm


Brett Favre has just ensured the Green Bay Packers will win the NFC NORTH
Thanks Brett for helping the Pack regain their rightful place at the top of the NFC NORTH



Category: NFL
Posted on: August 17, 2009 3:52 pm

2009 NASCAR PREDICTION REVIEW - Before the Chase

I predict we will find out that more cost saving ideas will surface throughout the season.  -Well so far not as many as I was hoping for...

I predict that teams will be fighting for the all mighty sponsors and more teams will be piecing together sponsorships similar to what Yates did in 2008 with one to six race packages.  - This one has seen some light of day but may be more noticable next season.

I predict that more emphasis will be placed on the tracks in the Chase.  Teams will use their cars to test setups during the first go around for the tracks that have two shows in a year. - Still waiting for the Chase to see if this pans out

I predict that Chad Knaus will get suspended for "rules infractions". - Well he hasn't been caught yet

I predict that if the tracks don't make some concessions in ticket prices that we will see more empty seats. -TRUE- Indy already cut prices and I have heard of a few more tracks that have but haven't had time to verify it.

I predict that Stewart-Haas Racing will only have one car in the top 35 in points after the first five races. - FALSE - SHR is doing much better than I think anyone predicted

I predict that the Truck races will be just as entertaining as in 2008. - TRUE -

I predict that a "Buschwhacker" (cup driver) will not win the championship in the Nationwide Series in 2009. - TBD -

I predict that "Shrub" (Kyle Busch) will not have more than five wins in each series that he races in 2009. - FALSE - already has 6 in the Nationwide.... the rest however is still in the running

I predict that Michael Waltrip will say something stupid.  Ok that is a given but I wanted to see the reaction that will come from a certain fan..... - TRUE - but at least he has the brains to get out of the drivers seat for next year.

I predict that Jamie McMurray will be the focus of plans to move the fifth Roush team to Yates at the end of 2009. - TRUE - now as long as the sponsorships get settled, that is the plan.

I predict that Junior will win a race in dominant fashion in 2009, unlike his questionable fuel win of 2008. - TBD -

I predict that Jimmie Johnson will see the nose cone of many more cars in 2009. - Well.... TBD - maybe some wishful thinking here...

I predict that Jeff Gordon finishes 12th in points in 2009, and has another kid. - TBD - he is looking better this year, sure to make the Chase, but one more wreck and that back may take him to 12th.

I predict that Brian France will "tweak" the Chase or points system at the end of 2009. - TBD -

Finally, I predict that Carl Edwards will win the Sprint Cup in 2009. (your welcome Edwardsfan99) - TBD -

Three races left before the Chase and it is a mixed bag, two have been kicked to the curb but several still are out there.  Some with promise and others not so much.Good season so far, one prediction is that the Chase will surprise us all.

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