Sunday, March 09, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
@DaleJr is late to the Twitter party, but it’s better to be late than never when he posts cool selfies like this one the day after his second Daytona 500 victory.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
While you’re at it, go follow @scottspeed on Twitter. He’s a hoot!
Today marks the first time in thirteen years we’ll see a black #3 car on a NASCAR track. If we were having this conversation a few years ago, I would have been very upset if had happened then. It’s a different time now. The car belongs on the track, and probably should have returned several years ago.
Back in the day, I was a huge Dale Earnhardt fan. I owned a couple of his GM Goodwrench hats. I watched every NASCAR race on the schedule. I participated in several online racing leagues and won championships the way he did – with a cinder block on my shoulder and nothing to lose in the final laps.
You can imagine how devastated I was when Dale died and the #3 car disappeared from the track. I always held out hope another ornery, aggressive driver would step in and return the car to glory. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was an obvious choice for his lineage. Tony Stewart, my favorite driver since Dale passed away, would have been a perfect fit. But as time passed, it was obvious neither of them would ever drive the #3 car for Richard Childress Racing full-time.
Now we have Austin Dillon doing what I had hoped Jr. and Stewart would have done. How do I feel about this? The more I think about it, I really like it. Austin is Richard’s grandson, has only driven the #3 in his short career, and already has championships in the Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series to his credit. It also helps that, like Earnhardt and Stewart, Dillon won’t take crap from anyone on the track.
For us longtime Earnhardt fans, we have to keep this in perspective. Before Sr. drove the car, drivers like Buck Baker, Buddy Baker, Ricky Rudd and Junior Johnson won races while driving the #3. It’s not like that number belongs to Dale. It belongs to NASCAR – and back on the track.
While I’ll be rooting for Stewart to win the Daytona 500, I wouldn’t mind seeing the #3 car run up front or end up in Victory Lane today.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Cameras still come with instructions, don't they?
A woman attempting to take a picture at a hockey game in Sochi today. This may be one of my favorite pics ever. pic.twitter.com/x2X20ebCdq— Bryan Wood (@bryanwx) February 13, 2014
It was only a matter of time given the way they've mostly been outskated throughout this game.
I gotta tell ya, I'm getting sick of this dump and chase game. I thought we brought a speed team because of the big ice.
I mean, the Bruins play that way (Interrupted by that goal nongoal by the Russians. We caught a big break there.that's a bad call.) Anyway, the Bruins play on smaller ice and have the skaters to outchase; but with their new young defensemen, they don't play that game nearly as much anymore.
This one in response to a friend talking about Russia's no-goal that would've given them the lead and arguably the win: Although that's fair payback for the Russian player purposely skating into the leg of the USA player who had his back turned, tripping himself and getting a penalty.
And I gotta say I'm pissed, probably because i'm old school; but why the hell are we not only playing OT in the prelim round but then a shootout after that? How stupid. Why bother having total goals as a tie breaker when there's never any ties? sheesh
Score USA! Hard to believe we're up 2-1 in the 3rd. To me we've been outplayed. Two PP goals...opportunistic and Quick has been great in net.
IMO a puck-control defenseman would be a great thing to have. We've hardly had any offensive zone time with this dump and chase game on big ice.
See my previous comment above as we go to a shootout. I guess to be fair, since I still feel like the Russians were the better team and got screwed out of the game winner, that they should win; but to me there's no place for OT and especially a shootout in a preliminary round game. What's the point of the tiebreakers?
Oshie scores on the first US attempt. Now Malkin and Quick got a piece of it. JVR is up for the US, who's arguably had the best game for us -- save Babrowski. Quick just stones Datsuyk. Pavelski with a chance to win it...wow, Babrowski holds his ground after several deeks.. Kovalchuk scores! We're tied. Kovalchuk goes again and Quick stones him. Now Oshie again for the US -- Oshie had him laid out and missed an open net. Datsuyk scores to give Russia the lead (what the hell is up with players going again?) Oshie goes again and scores! We're tied! Kovalchuk beats Quick like a rented mule! Now it's Oshie yet again...isn't he tired? And he scores! I gotta say I hate this though. I want this the NHL way if we're gonna do a shootout...use your entire bench. Quick stops Datsuyk this time. Now Oshie again to put it away...stick check save! Oshie had him beat bad. Kovalchuk hits the post! Oshie AGAIN! SCORE! USA, USA, USA
(Apologies for name misspellings. I know I've got Bibrovski? wrong)