Flippin’ and Jayhawks

As mentioned earlier I have been trying to get over this crud I have.  I think I am on the way to recovery, but the cough keeps hanging around.

I have to admit it, the race on Sunday was a typically Texas race.  The cars get spread out and there are very few cautions.  With that being said, I enjoyed the race.  I still hurts not to be sitting in the crowd with everyone else.  Once you go to a race, you need to keep going.  It’s like a drug.  I am working on attending the November race.  It is going to take some careful planning and to be honest scheming, but hopefully I will be watching the race in November in the stands instead of at home.

Congratulations to Carl Edwards!  He was one of the drivers I had picked on my fantasy team.  I mean he drives for Roush-Fenway and they seem to have Texas figured out.  Carl is the 2nd repeat winner at Texas.  Carl won the inaguaral Fall race back in 2005.  I was at that race and that was a close one that went down to the remaining few laps.  Roush may have Texas figured out, but Jeff Gordon still struggles with Texas.  He still has yet to Victory Lane.  Sunday was no different for Mr. Gordon.  He finished 43rd which in itself is a rarity for Gordon.  As I understand he has only one other time he finished dead last.  That’s not bad for a driver. 

I heard there were some complaints about the new car at TMS.  Just a reminder to these drivers who feel the car wasn’t doing what it needed to do, this is the FIRST time the COT as run at Texas.  You weren’t able to test the car because NASCAR would give TMS a testing date.  So basically there was no data for you go by.  I am sure you pulled in some data from all your research and design folks or the wind tunnel etc, but it’s a little different in real time circumstances.  I am sure the data you got from this weekend will be analzed by those who know what they are doing and I am also pretty sure the fall race will be somewhat better for you.

The boys are headed out to Phoenix this weekend for some Saturday night racing!  I love night racing!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KANSAS JAYHAWKS!!!  I went to bed last night with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the game and Memphis had a handle on the game.  But wait, that wasn’t the case.  Kansas clawed their way back into the game and with a last second 3-point shot by Chalmers, the game was headed into overtime.  Kansas dominated, in my opinion, the overtime period.  Memphis missed 4 out of 5 free throws late in the game.  As my old basketball coach pounded into my little brain, games are won and lost at the free throw line.  For one, there are basically a free shot.  You have no one guarding you or pressuring you to shoot the ball. You relax and focus on the shot.  It’s just you and ball.  Memphis doesn’t have anything to hang their head down about…you don’t win 38 games in a season and call it a failure.  You beat some quality teams out there…heck, you tore up Texas.   Even though they were representing my home state, I got a little excited when the lost.  That’s my Red Raider blood talking there.  Once again congrats Jayhawks!

5 thoughts on “Flippin’ and Jayhawks

  1. The race was just awful this weekend … I don’t know how else to describe it. But, in regards to the Jayhawks, did anyone else find it amusing that other than the final lap of the race, the most reckognition that Clint Bowyer got all day was that he was a Kansas fan?

  2. TV needs to figure out something like they did with hockey. The thrill of being at the race is not translating to home viewing. Everybody I’ve read who were actually at the race give it a glowing review.
    Trixie, please email me, if you are interested in joining our group blog, http://nbftdigest.wordpress.com , as a contributing author.

  3. Thanks for stopping by ZuDfunck! Yes, I am a Smoke fan. How can you tell?

    Tim–the race was boring on TV and yes there were times I flipped the channel.

    Revinjim–I have read those who went and said it was a little more exciting being there. Thanks for asking me to be a contributing writer. I sent you an email saying YES!

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