It seems like anytime we write something even remotely negative about NASCAR, our inboxes and comments fill up with passionate (if poorly-spelled) defenses of the racing series and taking issue with any characterization of the sport, its drivers, or its fans as rural rednecks or anything less than totally awesome. We’re told about the sport’s mass appeal, its massive sponsorship contracts, and how it’s transcended its regional roots.
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Every time this happens, we start thinking that maybe the fans are right - maybe we should give NASCAR a second chance, a fair shake. After all, we heard the sport was introducing driver intro music this weekend in Bristol - just like a real sport! That’s what we thought, anyway. But then we actually saw the list of music, and we’re back at square one: what a bunch of white trash hillbillies.
I believe it was Kanye West who once said, “I ain’t sayin’ she’s a golddigger, but she ain’t messin’ with no broke [ethnic slur]. Get down, girl go ‘head, get down.” Not only was it an incredibly philosophic statement that rhymed and fit well into the rhythm of the song West was singing, but it delivered an important message. There are some women out there who are interested in nothing but money.
It’s rather despicable when you think about it. I mean, all men care about is sex, but sex is something that any woman can give them, so it’s an equal-opportunity endeavor. Not every man has a lot of money, and to withhold the sex they desperately crave because of it just isn’t fair. So it’s important that men work together to figure out which women are these golddiggers, and thankfully, two rich guys like Dr. Phil and Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney are around to help us figure out which women to look out for.
- AWFUL ANNOUNCING doesn’t remember much of the man (and neither do I, I just wasn’t old enough), but a lot of other people do, and had plenty to say.
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EVEL KNIEVEL MAKES ONE LAST JUMP INTO THE HEAVENS: Evel Knievel has made his last great jump into the afterlife, as the legendary daredevil passed away Friday at his Florida home:
The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports the 69-year-old Knievel had trouble breathing and died before an ambulance could reach him at his Clearwater condominium.Knievel was a staple of ’70s culture - bedecked in his red, white & blue cape & helmet, as he jumped over buses and Snake River Canyon to the amusement of millions.
But his health had deteriorated in recent years, as he suffered from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, and underwent a liver transplant in 1999.
Just a couple days before, Knievel had settled a lawsuit with Kanye West over his image appearing in the rapper’s video for “Touch the Sky“.Evel also had his moments during appearances on the Jim Rome show. In May 2002, Rome asked Knievel why he did the 1974 Snake River Canyon jump, knowing he had a 50-50 chance to survive. Evel responded, “Do you know who the hell I am?”
And in 2003, Knievel admitted that he owned a diamond- encrusted cane that doubled as a flask for Wild Turkey.