Monday, June 9, 2008

Random Thoughts on the Weekend that Was...

I've got the Celtics in 7 for the series, but I must admit, I'm with Phil on the foul disparity Sunday night. It's not as if the Lakers weren't aggressive in taking the ball to the rack. The Lakers shot 10 foul shots to the 38 freebies the Celts had. Anyone know where Tim Donahey was last night?

I'm a NASCAR guy, but I'm here to tell you, the best race of the weekend was in Tezas, and I don't mean the truck race. The IRL put on one heck of a show and continues to get traction with the racing public. 28 cars, some real personalities and incredible speed make it worth a look. Now, if someone could just do something with that Dixon guy...
Speaking of NASCAR...fell free to whack a 100 miles off that Pocono race. For that matter, one trip per season to the quirky triangle would be fine with me as well. The best NASCAR event of the weekend was in Nashville where Brad Keselowski gave Dale Jr. one more win as an owner than he has as a driver this season. Thursday I had a chance to sit accross a table from Keselowski for lunch at Noshville and this kid gives me the same vibe I got from Carl Edwards the first time I met him...back when he was driving the trucks.

And finally....I guess this whole Triple Crown thing IS pretty tough to win! Big Brown was a Big Dud Saturday and you can't tell me the hoof didn't have something to do with it. Not the crack itself, but the disruption in the training schedule. The horse was out of it's groove. Man, I wish I had that superfecta! $48,000 for a $2 ticket? Chances are I wouldn't have been in today....











1 comment:

spark MAN said...

Texas was indeed a great race. I DVR'd the race so I could watch in and the equally exciting Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villenneuve while others were watching the sure-to-be snoozer for the fender racers.

I continue to struggle how one can watch a NASCAR race and an Indy race and still argue NASCAR is the more exciting brand. They all have their bad moments and boring races, but NASCAR can't hold a candle to the IRL as far as excitement is concerned.

There has never been a more exciting end to a season than what the IRL produced last year. The season as a whole provided countless dramatic moments, and the series championship was decided on the last lap of the last race when points leader Scott Dixon ran out of fuel with less than a half lap to go and leading the race. This allowed Franchitti to win the race and the championship.

I plan on attending the IRL race in Nashville and I know I won't be disappointed.