Posted in NASCAR 2008

Randomness

I really don’t know what to talk about today.  There are so many things that need attention out there that I can’t decide what to write about.  So I guess I will write a little bit about nothing.
1.  Thanks for the memories–After 17 years of playing in the NFL, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will hang up his shoes and ride off into the sunset. 
2.  It’s primary election day here in the great state of Texas.  If you live in Texas–go vote.
3.  I hate being caught up at work.  I know this sounds odd, but I really do like my job.  And I hate it when I just sit around looking at the four walls in my “office”.  I say “office” because I have two cubicle walls and two real walls and no real door.  In fact, there is no door, but I do have a window.  The upside of being caught up…I can write about nothing here in The Park.
4.  I have been trying to understand my dislike for Jimmie Johnson.  I think it’s kind of like my dislike for liver.  I can’t really say why I don’t like liver, but I just do.

Seriously I really do want to discuss something here in The Park.  NASCAR needs to look at putting safer barriers on the inside walls at race tracks.  If not on all the walls at least think about protecting the drivers against crashes that occur near a track opening. They have made great strides in protecting the drivers, but after Jeff’s crash, perhaps more evaluation needs to be done with regards to the inner walls.  It is still amazing to see a driver walk under his own power after a violent crash.  One only has to look at Tony’s crash on Sunday. He was hurting that was clearly evident as he was assisted from his car, but he was able to walk away and race another day.  This wasn’t always the case.  The impact Jeff took from his crash late in race was unbelivable.  The violence of the crash was something I would not want to ever experience in my life time.  Jeff was able to walk away from this crash.  But what is it going to take for NASCAR to seriously think about making the inner walls safer for drivers?  Does the death of another superstar need to occur for NASCAR to sit up and take notice?  I for one don’t believe the sport is ready for that kind of tragedy again.