Friday, November 23, 2007
Well, for the record, I was rooting for Jeff Gordon for the Cup championship this year, due to the fact that it is ridiculously boring to root for Jimmy Johnson. Yes, he's never finished out of the top-5 in points. Yes, he's won more races than anybody else over the last six years. Yes, he won roughly 82 races during the Chase over the last three years. But, he's as boring in interviews as watching grass grow. And, he's always had (to me) a vague air of entitlement (including on Wind Tunnel a couple of weeks ago, when he basically turned down the opportunity to say, "You know what? Let's not compare me to Jeff until after I've won a couple more championships. He's won a lot more races and Cups than me."). Well, you can now take the word "vague" out of the preceeding sentence. Hello, Mr. A-Rod of NASCAR. Yeah, he might wind up on my fantasy racing team next year (it'd be dumb to bet against him under any circumstances right now), but I won't enjoy it...
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Did I hallucinate this, or did I really tune over to the NASCAR race today with about 20 laps to go, only for Brent Mussberger to proclaim that Jimmy Johnson was in the process of building an "insurmountable lead in the NASCAR Nextel Cup points standings"? Has NASCAR changed the points system for the last two races so that it's impossible to make up 30 points? Or is everybody just looking to give JJ the championship now, lest that nasty whiner Jeff Gordon actually finish 4 places in front of Jimmy in both of the last two races and "steal" the Cup away from Darling Jimmy? Boy, why is it again that I can only stomach about 15 minutes of NASCAR coverage per week?