Intriguing Questions That Need To Be Asked And Answered In The World of Sports ………….

Intriguing Questions That Need To Be Asked And Answered In The World of Sports ………….

If LeBron James as he’s now stating , having been interviewed by that elder statesman of menial tv journalism, Larry King . Wherein , James stated that the Cavaliers’ organization stands a better than even chance that he’ll remain with the team . The question I for one would like to ask did his mother force him to make such a statement , bearing in mind that it’s been alleged that she (Gloria James) has been having a sexual relationship with James’ teammate Delonte’ West . Could it be that Gloria James will miss Cleveland more than LeBron will ? And two, what does that say about the players of some of the potential teams that are said to be interested in luring James to their organizations ?

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In the Bible we’re led to believe that it took God six days to create the Earth and on the seventh day he rested . The question I’d like to ask if it can the “Supreme Being” such a short time to create this world . Then how is it that it has now taken the NCAA in “excess of three years” to conduct their investigation into the basketball and football program of USC ? I mean with all of the evidence that has come to light and the fact that the likes of Reggie Bush , Matt Leinart , O J Mayo , Pete Carroll , Tim Floyd and the US Trojans’ AD Mike Garrett have been less than forthright in answering any questions as to any transgressions concerning the program. Is it a matter of mere perception and we’re completely misjudging what has gone on within the school’s athletics program ? I guess that $1,000-00 paid to Mayo by Floyd , was a mere oversight at the time ? And the fact that Bush’s parents were living in a residence that at the time was way beyond their means was a mere faux-pas and nothing untoward was happening between Bush and an interloper acting on his behalf at the time.

Well the 2010 NBA Finals are upon us and the series commences on the 3rd June , 2010 . The game’s two most storied franchises are set to meet for the the eleventh time in the game’s showcase event. Between them the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have won 32 NBA titles and have made a combined 51 appearances in the NBA Finals. It’d be remiss to suggest that it does make the other teams within the NBA irrelevant because that’s most certainly not the case. But in this era where we’re always being told that there’s parity in sports . The dominance of the Celtics and Lakers of the NBA does make the case for that argument seem somewhat mute. But in reality when either of these two teams are making an appearance in the finals , then it augurs well for the viewing figures for the event and it most definitely brings a smile to the face of David Stern and the entire NBA hierarchy .

As a more than avid fan of the NBA I just hope to see a very entertaining series. But above all I’m hoping that the officials don’t interject themselves into each and every game and event when there’s a tinge of controversy. More than often than not the real reason why a series can be bad or becomes bad isn’t necessarily because of the poor play. But more so, it has to do with the poor officiating. I know that David Stern says that he trusts these officials implicitly . But would he actually trust them with his life or perhaps to be in the accompaniment of his wife or daughters ? I mean if he trusts them that much then he shouldn’t have a problem with a referee spending a night with his wife I would’ve thought ! Squash that , Tim Donaghy suddenly springs to mind .

Apart from seeing future Hall of Famers , in , Kobe Bryant , Ray Allen , Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett . We’ll also get to see the burgeoning talents of such young players as Rajon Rondo, Andrew Bynum and Jordan Farmar . As to whether or not the careers of these players will aspire to be as great as that of their peers mentioned , it remains to be seen over the course of time.

Ben Roethlisberger has returned to the fold and is now allowed once again allowed to undertake team activities with the Pittsburgh Steelers . I for one still feel that the player got off lightly ! But given the fact that he’s said to be on a tight leash and he’s still under a six game suspension that can be lowered to four games should NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell see fit. The scrutiny under which Roethlisberger will be followed will most certainly make him feel as if he’s rat on a wheel undergoing a watchful social behavorial experiment. I just hope that the player understands the implications should he screw up again . There have been players within the NFL who haven’t been afforded a second chance that has been given Roethlisberger. So the slightest inappropriate act on or off the field and he can essentially kiss his career goodbye.

My buddy Sportschump suggested that many of the problems that came to the fore under Goodell’s watch were inherited after his assuming the position of his predecessor Paul Tagliabue . But that was most certainly not the case. From the Plaxico Burress affair , to Donte’ Stallworth to Ben Roethlisberger . All of this has happened under Goodell’s watch and the commissioner hasn’t necessarily always been proactive in his handling of these matters. He at times placates the situation by saying that many of the cases in question should be dealt with after legal ramifications are sorted out. However , under the collective bargaining agreement with the NFLPA , he has the power to suspend a player for conduct detrimental to the sport and that includes any matter that might also tarnish the image of the NFL.

My question to Goodell and Sportschump , should “Big Ben” be caught once again, whereby a 20 year old female college co-ed should suddenly find her lips around a certain part of the player’s genitalia. Can we believe Ben if he states ……………” she tripped and fell and her mouth suddenly found itself around my member ” ? More to the point how is it that it is always the fault of the other person in the incident ? Isn’t Roethlisberger mature enough to be now held accountable for his own actions ? Or is this what a football college scholarship now gets you at Miami of Ohio ?

Still no word as of yet but with Terrell Owens seeing his buddy , Chad Ochocinco appear on Dancing With The Stars . Is there now a possibility that “TO” will lean more towards retirement as he remains an unsigned free agent within the NFL ? That’s not to say that his agent Drew Rosenhaus won’t be making overtures on the player’s behalf to see if he can be signed by none other than the Minnesota Vikings. That way the organization and the the team can then have “two of the biggest and most self absorbed narcissists” ever to have set foot within the NFL. Don’t forget now boys and girls , Brett Favre still hasn’t made us privy to the impending decision as to his NFL future and that perceived comeback , “yet again” !

If you think it not audacious situation for Rosenhaus to approach Brad Childress and his coaching staff to quite possibly gauge their interest in the veteran wide receiver. Not so long ago the thinking was that Favre would be the player to put the team over the top and guide them to a Superbpowl . Well one year on and one year older and the Vikings were about as close to the Superbpowl as Sen. John McCain (R-Az) was, in gaining entrance into the White House as the 44th President of the United States. C’mon now , please don’t use the excuse that Brett got ’em to the NFC championship game. Brett also cost ’em an appearance in the Superbowl with his capricious play in the closing stretch of the loss to the eventual Superbowl champions __ New Orleans Saints .

So what do you think is there a remote possibility that we could see that Favre Owens’ tandem gracing us within the NFL as part of the Vikings’ team looking to be not only dominant within the NFC North but also within the entire NFL ? Or will me merely see the return of Favre to the Vikings with Owens toiling away elsewhere within the NFL with some none descript team ?

Well now that we’ve more than got a quarter of the way through the baseball season . A number of teams are trying to jockey themselves into position for the mid-stretch of the season. To my mind this is the one part of the season that will go a long way in telling us the resolve and determination of a team. You simply have to look at the standings to see which teams can be taken for real and which cannot. Sorry Baltimore and Houston but there’s always next year I hope !

I can’t for the life of me understand how two teams such as the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers of the AL Central tend to under achieve. As good as both teams appear to be on paper , up close and personal once they begin to play it’s like looking at an abstract painting and trying to understand what the subject matter is all about. The White Sox are simply are simply an embarrassment and for Jim Leyland and Tigers , I’m not about to suggest that the team is spiraling out of control. But were they an airplane, I’d be looking for the nearest emergency exit just as a precaution.

GM’s Dave Dombrowski of the Tigers and Kenny Williams of the White Sox know that in Leyland and Ozzie Guillen they have two very good managers. But the problems now facing both managers are that their respective teams either aren’t listening as to what they and the coaching staff are trying to instill. Or quite possibly the teams just aren’t as good as first thought. By my way of thinking it has to be the latter but if things don’t change as to both teams’ fortunes . Then quite possibly before at the culmination of the season both managers could very well be fired by their respective organizations. I’m not about to suggest that they should both be deserving of such a fate. But as a last resort that’s always how the executives and owners tend to alleviate the problem to quieten the angst of the fans.

I’m not a big NASCAR or IRL fan but I’ve got to admit that I made the rare peek to watch snippets of the Coca Cola 600 and parts of the Indy 500 . The latter race I’ve been led to believe is said to be “the best auto race in the world” . Someone must be friggin’ kidding if they’ve never witnessed the Monaco Grand Prix from Monte Carlo and the nuance of F1 Grand Prix Racing. OK , so Indy Car has female drivers Danica Patrick and Milka Duno . But unless they’re about to let those ladies race in nothing more than two piece bathing suit , then quite frankly I’m simply not interested ! However, with Dario Franchitti happening to be the victor of the Indy 500 , we all got to see that rather “hot wife” of his Ashley Judd . But good God almighty, was it me but what the hell was she wearing ? I thought it was Franchitti’s mother at first until the cameras drew in for a close up shot . Then I realized she still looks as hot as ever ! ‘nough said !

Ashley Judd please don’t give the legions of male fans around the world such a scare again ! We all love it when you look exceedingly hot and chique`. We’d prefer for you to not to look so dowdy as it belies your sensational looks . As to Franchitti , I can only surmise that once he and his wife returned home all bets were off as to how they’d end up celebrating his second victory of America’s most prestigious race. A great deal of intimacy was no doubt called for I’d dare say ! So we know that Ashley Judd is hot but can someone answer me this, when will Danica Patrick win her next race ? And two, are we ever liable to see her adorning a stripper’s pole ? Because by my way of thinking the circus has but left town with regard to her alleged ambitions within both NASCAR and IRL. Making excuses for Danica Patrick now is very much in a similar vein in excusing why it is that Dale Earnhardt Jr can’t find the winner’s podium but yet he’s being paid an exorbitant amount of money for merely being average at best. Can I get an amen here ?

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Well these are but a few of the questions that I think in some ways we can find amusing and in some cases serious in the world of sports. What questions if any would you want to pose concerning a certain are of the sporting landscape. It doesn’t necessarily have to be serious at all. So feel free to chime on in with a question and perhaps we can all debate it in the appropriate manner ? Thanks as always for the continued support !

Alan Parkins aka tophatal …………………………

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Pardon Me For Saying This But What Happened And Who The Hell Cares ? I Might ! But Then Again I Might Not !

Pardon Me For Saying This But What Happened And Who The Hell Cares ? I Might ! But Then Again I Might Not !

It’s hard not to pick up the newspaper read and a heart rendering or somewhat disturbing story and not at times be concerned. But then again the sobering thought of gleaning through the sport’s pages tends to bring me back down to earth with some alarming jocular humor and respite.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, left scrambles past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons for a first down in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game in Pittsburgh,  Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. The Raiders came from behind to win 27-24.  picture appears courtesy of  ap/photo/Keith Srakocic  ......
Oakland Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, left scrambles past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons for a first down in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. The Raiders came from behind to win 27-24. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/Keith Srakocic ......

So it’d appear that the Oakland Raiders have found themselves a quarterback who can perhaps win with regularity , more so than the chimes of a cuckoo clock ? Who knew ? Pardon me but where was Bruce Gradkowski all this time ? And how is that Raiders’ coach, Tom Cable continued to show blind and implicit faith in a completely mentally retarded oaf like, JaMarcus Russell ? The Raiders, starter’s IQ, must be somewhere, way below the MENSA national average ? And to think that the likes of ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr , Todd McShay and Chris Mortensen talked this kid up, prior to him entering the NFL Draft, as if he were ‘the hot chick’ that everyone seemingly gushes over. When last I looked, Russell possessed absolutely nothing that’d make you say, Wow ! Strong arm is one thing but having a football IQ far outweighs that and that’s something that Russell simply just doesn’t possess.

Charlotte, NC- December 6th :  Josh Freeman (#5) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drops back to pass against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Streeter  Lecka .......
Charlotte, NC- December 6th : Josh Freeman (#5) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drops back to pass against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Streeter Lecka .......

And this’d be the one and the same Bruce Gradkowski, that many within the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ organization simply had no faith in ? But then again I digress , as the present fate of the Buccaneers seems as hopeful at present, as the fate of John McCain simply wishing for a ‘do-over’ of the Presidential elections. Plainly put, neither scenario is about to happen anytime soon ! The Buccaneers for all of their resourcefulness and the unwavering belief of the Glazer family , that in not spending money to obtain the right talent will make the Buccaneers a better team ? Well, it’s plain to see, that they’d now prefer to blow smoke up everyone’s ass in the Tampa Bay area. And it’s further plain to see that those mindless buffoons of the Pewter Report would rather cow-tow in step with whatever happens to be the mindset of the organization, at present. Their nightly radio sport’s talk show in the local area market elicits about as much intelligence and excitement, as that of a member of the US Congress talking about the failures of the US economy. What they think they know, is about as much they’d like to think they know, as to how the populace of the country now feels at present. In other words,they’re absolutely clueless ! And so too, are the players on the Buccaneers’ team who appear on the show nightly on a regular basis. To hear them talk about their travails during an NFL game, is actually comedic ! ‘We tried hard to make the play but it just didn’t happen at all’ . Well my thoughts on it all. Fu_k you , try harder ! You’re being paid to play, not to whine as an afterthought, as to what might have been, you a_sholes !

Courtesy of Associated Press and Yahoo Sports

Freeman’s mistakes help Panthers beat Bucs 16-6

By Mike Cranston, AP Sports Writer

Charlotte, N.C. (AP)—Josh Freeman kept guiding Tampa Bay inside the 20-yard line and Carolina kept taking the ball away, no matter how improbable it all seemed.

Five turnovers later, the Buccaneers’ rookie quarterback was stunned and their miserable season took another ugly twist.

In a matchup of inexperienced quarterbacks entering with a combined seven career starts, Matt Moore(notes) and the Panthers (5-7) won despite being outgained 469-309.

The difference: Tampa Bay (1-11) was inside the Carolina 30 eight times and scored six points.

“That’s just completely unacceptable,” said Freeman, the first-round pick from Kansas State who took over as the starter a month ago. “I want to play in this league a long time. Guys that throw a lot of picks usually don’t last.”

It was a role reversal with Carolina’s struggling QB Jake Delhomme sidelined with a broken finger after throwing 18 interceptions in 11 games.

Moore made his fourth start and his first since the end of the 2007 season. He threw for 161 yards and one interception, but connected on a 66-yard pass to Steve Smith that set up John Kasay’s third field goal with 7:12 left that put it away.

“I had to come into this thing and I had to be right,” Moore said. “Not perfect, but I had to be right.”

That allowed the defense to win the game. Jon Beason had two interceptions during a stretch where Tampa Bay had four trips inside the 20 and didn’t score.

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Given the fact that, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are (1-11) within the NFC South and is no closer to winning or being competitive. In comparison that’d be like saying, that one day Oprah Winfrey will be able to look all svelte, with a size 6 figure and a body that we guys, would like to ‘ride all night long’. Now, we all know that with Oprah’s yo-yo weight losses and gains, there’ll never be a time when we could ever say that, we were all able to witness that. And it’s the same with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at this present moment in time and perhaps for the foreseeable future. Who knows and who the hell cares at this juncture ? It’s not as if the Glazer family actually cares and they’re the god-damn owners of this team. It’s like the ghost of Hugh Culverhouse had returned to the organization and things are back to what they once were ! And one can well remember the mediocrity of those days , all too eerily can’t one ? What a damn nightmare those days had to have been ? And now for all sense and purpose the fans are having to endure and relive that all over again. Thanks , but no thanks !

Pardon me for saying this but who knew that Sebastian Telfair was still playing in the NBA ? And if anyone can guess what team he’s now actually playing for. Well, you would indeed be smarter than a fifth grader. Well, if in fact you were able to guess that he’s now playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, then bully for you ! Unfortunately, I’m unable to give out a prize,as there wasn’t one to begin with. My bad ! LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

Los Angeles - December 8th 2009: Sebastian Telfair (#3) of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against J.J. Redick #7 of the Orlando Magic at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  picture  appears courtesy of NBAE/ getty images/ Noah  Graham  .............
Los Angeles - December 8th 2009: Sebastian Telfair (#3) of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against J.J. Redick #7 of the Orlando Magic at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. picture appears courtesy of NBAE/ getty images/ Noah Graham .............

What a comedown in the world for the young Telfair ! Seemingly this once ‘young phenom’ was set to set the NBA alight with his flare for the spectacular, his alleged prodigious athleticism and ball-handling skills. Well, that has been about as omnipresent as a sighting of Lindsay Lohan without a drink in her hand. Which one can surmise that with Lindsay continually falling ‘off the wagon’ and her love life said to be in disarray. Telfair’s seeming transition from blacktop legend to erstwhile NBA star, has been about as interesting as watching paint dry. This kid has yet to fully learn the nuances of the NBA game , much less show that he’s got the temperament to become a legitimate star within the league. And people wonder why we’re drawn to Chris Paul, instead of Telfair ? That’s like comparing a Picasso to a painting by a five year old. OK,so some of Picasso’s work may well look as if it had been painted by a five year old ! But look at this way, with people willing to spend in excess of $60 to $100 million for one of his pieces of art. What the hell ! At least, someone’s willing to buy it, Telfair being a star in the NBA ? Well, that’s not about to happen anytime soon !

In my erstwhile forays around the blogo-sphere where I’d written within Fox’s blog community, also at Lanaslines.com ,the basketballoracle.com and now here within a site within tophatal.wordpress.com. I’ve come to appreciate the nuances and the art of writing , making my points with due diligence and relevancy, as with regard the nature of the topic. That way, I hope to elicit meaningful responses and commentary from the reader or readers of my pieces. And hopefully the content of the work is comprehended and appreciated.

My experiences at Fox, while great , I felt that the community there had become ‘staid and stale’ ! Not only that ,it’d become more a place for stifling ‘free speech’ and effective communication. And even though it still had numerous followers and contributors. Its reputation , let’s just say has gone way down in my estimation and expectations as to what a sport’s blog domain site ought to be really about !

With that in mind and the fact that we’re as such I’m opining on the nature of Sebastian Telfair’s presence in the NBA. Herein, I’ll provide you to link of an earlier piece that I’d written about the player. You’ll note that a comment there concerning the player’s stature and the fact that he supposedly had a decent year with the Minnesota Timberwolves would suggest that he was a star on the rise. Well, given the fact that Telfair is no longer with the Timberwolves would suggest that his game hadn’t progressed as much as this one particular reader believed it might. Whether or not he was a fervent supporter of the player or just the mere fact
that he didn’t know what he was talking about . I’ll leave that for you to decide. Click here to read and then perhaps comment on the piece and then return here, to further respond on this article.

J.J. Redick (#7) of the Orlando Magic drives past Sebastian Telfair (#3) of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.   picture appears  courtesy of  NBAE/ getty images / Noah  Graham  .........
J.J. Redick (#7) of the Orlando Magic drives past Sebastian Telfair (#3) of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. picture appears courtesy of NBAE/ getty images / Noah Graham .........

As good as some thought Telfair might be , his game has simply not progressed to where it needs to be, in order for us to call him a bona-fide star within the NBA. He’s merely become just ‘your average run of the mill player’ , who just happened to have the words ‘star’ and ‘great’ assigned to him, more as a wish. Rather than it being attained by Telfair, as he builds a reputation within the NBA. That being said, he is playing for the Clippers , so that should tell you all you need to know as to where his impending future may now lay. Sorry Sebastian, but you’ve still got a hell of a long way to go before you can be mentioned in the same breath as Deron Williams, Tony Parker , Chris Paul and even Steve Nash, for that matter. Alas, you’ll just have to make do playing for those woefully inconsistent Los Angeles Clippers. And if their present (9-12) record in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference is anything to go by. Then their long sojourn as being the butt of the NBA jokes will continue for a long time into the future. So sad, too bad !

When is a gimmick not meant to be a gimmick at all ? Well, when it comes in the guise of the NASCAR’s impending announcement that IRL’s Danica Patrick will be making ‘her grand’ entrance into that particular form of automotive racing. And the mere fact that the now publicity starved genre needs all the fervent PR that it can get. Albeit, that she’ll be racing in the lower echelons of the Nationwide Series of the NASCAR discipline. Well the welcoming thought of seeing Danica go up against the wily guys of NASCAR ought to provide the purists of the sport some comfort. As for how ‘Billy Bob’ and ‘Bubba’ might feel, who knows ? Suffice to say , that unless Danica isn’t dressed in a fire retardant suit, then I’ll be watching. If she is, then all bets are off ! I’d rather see Danica dressed in nothing but a two piece bathing suit racing against the guys in the Nationwide Series ! I think that would bring a great many more viewers to the sport and most certainly larger audiences at the tracks. If nothing else, for the first time observer and the more curious amongst us that type of scenario ought to provide a great deal of joy. Well, it will for the testosterone driven males amongst us.

CORRECTS TO DEBUT TO ARCA RACE, NOT NATIONWIDE RACE   IndyCar driver Danica Patrick checks out her new GoDaddy.com No. 7 JR Motorsports stock car during an event announcing her intention to make her stock car racing debut in an ARCA race Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Phoenix. Patrick has signed with JR Motorsports team, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick, and intends to start in her first in an ARCA Series race on Feb. 6 at Daytona International Speedway. picture  appears courtesy of  ap/photo/ Ross D.  Franklin .....
CORRECTS TO DEBUT TO ARCA RACE, NOT NATIONWIDE RACE IndyCar driver Danica Patrick checks out her new GoDaddy.com No. 7 JR Motorsports stock car during an event announcing her intention to make her stock car racing debut in an ARCA race Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Phoenix. Patrick has signed with JR Motorsports team, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick, and intends to start in her first in an ARCA Series race on Feb. 6 at Daytona International Speedway. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Ross D. Franklin .....

NASCAR and the competitive automotive circuit has been hit harder than most. What with it’s preponderance upon the patronage of the ‘Big Three’ domestic automotive manufacturers and their continuing problems. We can surmise, that both NASCAR and IRL have had to make tight budgetary constraints. And this has not been lost to the teams within each of these various disciplines. They’ve seen many of their major corporate sponsors withdraw from the sport. Teams have also either folded or merged with either larger teams or one of similar size. All this has been done in order to save millions of dollars and stave off the imminence of bankruptcy and financial failure. And the bloodletting still continues.
It’s not like either of the domestic manufacturers are out of the woods yet.

GM is now flying by the seat of its pants and Chrysler even with the intervention of the Federal government and then its merger with Fiat , still isn’t out of the woods as of yet. And though Ford has shown signs of improvement on certain fronts. Without the government’s rebate policy , one sincerely doubts that a profit would’ve been shown for the last quarter. Much of that was derived from its restructuring, in terms of layoffs, the shutting down of plants and sales of certain subsidiaries. Whatever profit gained was minimal at best but they’d have you believe that it all met with the board’s and Wall Street’s expectations. What , no slight of hand trick ?

Patrick’s 2009 SI Swimsuit model shoot. What’s not to like about it all ?

With Patrick having agreed in principle and signing with Dale Earnhardt Jrs’ J R Motorsports, a company that he co-owns with his elder sister Kelly Earnhardt and Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports. Any high profiled publicity that the sport can receive at this juncture is certainly more than welcomed. Having crowned its four time Sprint Cup Champion, in Jimmie Johnson. The lack of positivity from the fans in general, has been met with an almost deafening silence and glumness. It’s as if Johnson, himself, had become persona-non-grata for merely achieving the feat of having won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship four consecutive years running. If that’s not something that the sport and in particular the sport’s hierarchy can use to its benefit. Then I guess, having Patrick in part, race half naked would definitely be their next best option ? Not that I’d mind to begin with ! It’s just that more often than not, I find far too many of their races monotonous and way too repetitive , in terms of on again off again racing !

My thoughts and my take on ….”Pardon Me For Saying This But What Happened And Who The Hell Cares ? I Might ! But Then Again I Might Not ” ! What do you think about it all ?