Sunday, August 24, 2014
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Monday, August 11, 2014
Ward Left His Car
Tony Stewart Was Behind another Car That Was Able to Avoid Ward
Ward Was Wearing Black
Kevin Ward Jr. was wearing a black race suit. From the video (above) it looks like it would be hard for another driver to see Ward, especially if a driver's view of Ward was blocked. It was night time and the black suit was not easy to see.
I'm not a professional race car driver so I don't know for sure but my guess is that it would be hard to see another racer on the track if that racer was wearing a black race suit, it was dark that night and I was behind another car.
Obviously professional race car drivers have better reaction time than I do and are trained to react in a second or less at high speeds to avoid possible danger. I'm sure when the danger isn't greatly visible the reaction to dangerous situations is much more difficult.
Track Was Poorly Lit (It was Night Time)
It is being reported that the track was poorly lit on Saturday night. You can see that in the video. I had a hard time seeing what exactly happened. I can't see how you can prove negligence or intent in the video that I saw. Maybe in the coming days new video will surface that will provide us with more facts about what happened. Until that happens I can only go by what I saw in the video above.
I think that it's obvious that the lighting on the track was poor. Hopefully track officials around the country will work to provide better lighting for night races. Everything needs to be done to prevent this type of accident from occurring again.
Stewart Has Entered the Track Before (So What?)
With all the facts that I saw in the video (Ward leaving car, track being poorly lit, Stewart behind another car, etc.), I can't conclude that this was anything but an accident. It doesn't look like this was an intentional or even a negligent act on the part of Stewart but I don't know.
There aren't enough facts for me to ascertain that Steward acted in an inappropriate manner. What I do know is that this incident is a tragedy. A young man, with a promising career is gone. That's terrible and extremely unfortunate.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I believe that one of the only ways that Washington will change its nickname is if Snyder is forced to do so. That would mean that the NFL would have to ban the name. For that to happen, the NFL would actually have to take a stand against such a horrible and demeaning name. The NFL has failed to do anything to force a name change.
Original Owner a Racist
Daniel is either a complete and utter idiot, ignorant or a piece of garbage racist that is refusing to rid his team of what I believe is a racist name. I'll let you decide what he is but I don't believe he is an idiot or ignorant. Well maybe he isn't a racist...maybe he thinks keeping the name is a money making proposition.
So it's all about money isn't Dan? It sickens me that Snyder feels the need to defend such a horrible and demeaning name.
Is Snyder a good Person?
I'm Jewish like Daniel. If someone called me a derogatory name because of my religion I would be offended. Sure the ant-Semite that offended me could visit a few synagogues and have a few people who kiss their feet and tell them the name honors and respects them but a decent human being would scoff at such a suggestion.
Snyder Should Quit While He's Behind
As I said earlier, I'm not sure if he's a good person but I believe that he is portraying himself as a disgusting person. The more he opens his mouth the more I think he is proving the point that many people believe and that's that his team's name disparages Native Americans.
It makes me sick to my stomach that in this day in age in the greatest country on earth, we could have an owner who is allowed to have a team nickname that is derogatory to Native Americans.
I hope that someday, Daniel is forced to change his team's name. I don't believe he will do the decent thing and change it all by himself. I believe that if the name is changed it will be due to Snyder being forced to do so.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Dalton in the PlayoffsDalton has taken the Bengals to the playoffs three times but he's been atrocious in those games. Don't believe me? Dalton has lost all three of his playoff appearances and has thrown for one, count them one touchdown and six interceptions. Wow that's elite isn't it. Dalton's rating in those games was 51.4, 44.7 and 67.0.
So the Bungals are paying a guy just for getting them to the playoffs? They are OK with that? That is nonsense. I believe you should pay a guy for being successful in the post season. Paying a guy 115 million dollars over six years without proving himself is laughable.
Training Camp 2014
OK, maybe I'm being too tough on the team. They must be basing their decision on other factors, like his regular season play.
Dalton in the Regular Season
Andy Dalton isn't the guy I would want running my team's offense. I think he's too inconsistent and I don't trust that he can be successful in the playoffs. It might be OK that he does well in training camp but he has to prove himself when it counts and that's in the playoffs.
With the type of cash that the Bengals are throwing at him, he better produce. Nothing short of a Super Bowl championship will be a reward for the ridiculous contract that Cincinnati signed him to.
I might be too tough on Andy. I guess making it to the playoffs is an outstanding accomplishment as far as Cincinnati is concerned. They aren't used to having winning records. Making the playoffs is like winning the big game as far as they are concerned.
I feel sorry for the fans that have had to watch this team year in year out, especially in the past three years. The team's fans have had high hope, entering the playoffs with a decent record, only to see Andy throw away the game, literally.
If I was a Bengals fan, I wouldn't be happy that they signed the guy to such a huge deal, because Andy isn't such a huge deal!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hockey Day Minnesota
Monday, July 14, 2014
Argentinian Soccer Fans are Classless
Can they count?
Long Trip Home
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
As it rains in Rio tonight, it seems as if the Brazilian soccer gods are mourning Germany's destruction of Brazil in today's semi-final match. The soccer Gods are weeping. They are crying and they must know that this loss and the way that the Brazilians played are a complete and utter disgrace and embarrassment.
It's not that Brazil lost that has me angry tonight; it's how they lost that is maddening. I and almost every soccer fan expected Brazil to lose due to the fact that Neymar was injured and out of the tournament and that Thiago Silva was out due to having accumulated two yellow cards in matches preceding the match.
I think it's disgusting how the Brazilians showed a lack of organization and a lack of heart. The Brazilian players should be ashamed of their lack of effort and their lackluster playing. The Brazilians showed a lack of heart and they had no fight in them. They gave up and allowed Germany to obliterate them.
Brazil allowed Germany to destroy them on their home field. They proved to the nation of Brazil that the players on the pitch were bums. They are a disgrace to the sport and a disgrace to their country. As I said earlier it's not that they lost but that they displayed no effort and didn't fight until the end. They wilted like dead flowers. They were a joke.
So who should take the fall for this blunder? First and foremost Brazil's manger Luiz, Felipe Scolari should be fired immediately. How could you allow the manager to continue with this team after this humiliation? The Brazilian Football Federation needs to send a message to future managers that this type of result will not be tolerated.
The next step that the federation needs to take is to ban Thiago Silva from playing for Brazil ever again. It was Silva, the captain that stupidly interfered with Columbia's netminder, earning a yellow card and being suspended for the semi-final match today.
Silva is a disgrace and showed a lack of judgement. He hurt his team. He's a complete clown and doesn't deserve to play for Brazil ever again.
The Federation should also ban every player (besides netminder Cesar) who took the pitch today. Since those players are a disgrace to their nation and displayed little if any effort on the pitch, they don't deserve to ever play for Brazil again. They are bums and they played like amateurs. Their lack of desire to display any effort today was awful and inexplicable.