It was going on 4:00 AM Sunday morning when we finally paid tribute to a fallen friend. Because there in some crazed campground outside of the Speedway, we honored the life & death of IndyCar in Chicago — and we did it in our own inebriated fashion: by senselessly burning anything resembling fuel. We torched [...]
Archive for August, 2010
Few things can be as dangerous as a sense of entitlement. Because frankly, if Reality wanted to know what you think you’re entitled to, It would beat it out of you with a commercial table saw of some kind. And then laugh dismissively & continue on not caring about what you feel you deserve. Not [...]
Well — not CLOSED closed. Just temporarily relocated. Because today we’re making a mad dash out of these here parts & jumping the big stupid Wall of Oppression that has long held us back & we’re running roughshod through the terrified audience at VERSUS.com. Or to put it another way, we’re the bull shown here:
August 18, 1923 — At the annual National Football League Board of Directors meeting in Akron, Ohio, Cotton Whittaker of the Columbus Panhandles was named League President. His first order of business? A queer & revolutionary concept that involved transforming the very long & very continuous 60-minute NFL game into TWO SEPARATE 30-minute games. Except [...]
Going to the Chicago race, are you? Splendid. A fabulous event, that. But why stop there? Why return to an unoriginal hotel or domicile when there is revelry to be had? Answer: you shouldn’t.
Graham Rahal doesn’t much care for these recent outbursts in IndyCar. Fisticuffs and other such hullabaloo may fly in NASCAR, but that is because they are uneducated & slovenly. No, such tomfoolery reflects poorly on the gentlemanly ways of our sport, as we are “expected to act more professional, more buttoned up and more educated [...]
The HBO series “Hard Knocks” premieres tonight. It’s a show tangentially centered around football, yes — but it’s focused mainly on the human drama & intrigue & captivating story lines which transcend the game. The NFL, it seems, is (still) striving to bring their product into the lives of people who aren’t necessarily football fans. [...]