Sunday Speeds – Can We Move On Now?
In case you don’t follow sports, which I do, a lot and completely avoided all week because well, the second coming would have taken a backseat to the fact that NASCAR fan favorite (Lissa stop rolling your eyes) Dale Earnhardt, Jr, driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew car, won. Finally. Congratulations!!!!! *throws confetti and downs a bottle of wine*
Can we please move on now?
Please? I’ll beg if I have to but, dear heavens I’m tired of hearing it. It’s been four long years. It’s over now. Let’s focus on something else.
Now, I know many people have been tired of hearing about Jimmie Johnson, who’s won the championship 5 times out of the last 10 years and maybe even tired of hearing about Tony Stewart (including me), who’s won the championship 3 times out of the last 10 years. Definitely tired of hearing about Kyle and Kurt Busch, of this I am well aware and but I still love them both as drivers. There are even some who are tired of Cousin Carl (again, I’m one of them), but I’m one of the very few tired, so tired of hearing about how awesome Jr. is.
Tony Stewart’s response to it all was, well, in a word, hilarious. And what makes it hilarious is the sarcasm directed at the media, and also because he and Dale, Jr. have always been good friends…
About the only blight on the landscape was Tony Stewart’s response to Earnhardt’s long-awaited victory. Apparently tired of questions about Earnhardt’s winless streak, Stewart resorted to sarcasm.
“It’s no different than anybody else that does it — it’s not a national holiday, guys,” Stewart said. “This morning they were celebrating the fourth anniversary of his last win, so I guess we’re all in a state of mourning now, ’cause he’s broke that string now, so I wonder what we’re all supposed to think.” Nascar.com The Drought is over! Junior back in Victory Lane
Is it sour grapes? I don’t know. Maybe. But it is being treated as a holiday of sorts. Hell, even the speedways are serving up specially priced $88 tickets in honor of the win. Really? They don’t do this for any other driver. If Bobby Labonte were to win, who is a past NASCAR champion, and hasn’t had a victory in longer than four years, the tracks wouldn’t be offering up front-stretch tickets for $47 a piece.
But this isn’t limited to NASCAR. I get tired of hearing about Tim Tebow, and was ready to claw my eyes out over hearing about Brett Farve a few years ago, too, however, Tebow IS the second coming from what I understand so… Go figure…
And don’t get me started on the 50 Shades madness…
Yes, I am being a snarky bitch on the blog today, but hey, it’s sports and it’s my blog so I’m allowed. Then again, maybe I should go grab a glass of iced coffee to settle myself. And in a few weeks, I’ll have to be the biggest Dale, Jr. fan around, but that’s another story entirely.
Today, Nascar is racing in Sonoma California. They will racing a road course, Infineon Raceway, winding and tight. I am not a fan of the road course races and often end up napping.
I hope all of you have a wonderful Sunday! Time for me to write a bit…