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Does “surreal” begin to cover this?

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     I don’t know about anyone else, but as a NASCAR fan of 20+ years nothing…and I do mean NOTHING…can ever top the Daytona 500 run last night (2/27) for bizarro-world excitement.

     I mean, look, crashing out on the second lap the way Jimmie Johnson did may have seemed to some as an omen of what was to come. But like some of you, I took it as typical Daytona. No biggie.

     Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into a jet dryer? Now that’s surreal…not to mention downright frightening. That alone wouldn’t have brought me to writing this piece.

     It was what happened next that made me write. Namely, what the safety crews used to clean up the mess. No, not the kitty litter; that’s standard procedure. It was…the boxes (and boxes) of TIDE detergent they used!!image

     (What, they were out of Clorox or Cheer? No Comet to be found? LMMFAO)

     So here we were subjected to a 2:05 red flag. Two hours and 5 minutes of nonstop Tweeting by the populace (including yours truly), and we weren’t disappointed. Who knew a fire at a NASCAR race could bring out the tweet-up comic(s) in all of us? (I actually said words to that effect during the break, on Twitter.) My best line of the night had JPM singing “I Don’t Want to Set Daytona on Fire”.

     Christ, I’m a sick bastard…lol

     But just when you thought it couldn’t get more surreal, Brad Keselowski upped the ante…by having his iPhone with him and snapping a picture of the fire (followed by tweeting about it) while in his car!! So let’s review, shall we?

     1) You had a Daytona 500 postponed for the 1st time ever.

     2) You then rescheduled it for high noon Monday, but pushed it back to 7:00 that night.

     3) A wreck on Lap 2, followed by a safety truck rammed by a race car (thus setting said truck on fire).

     4) And to top it all off, a driver snapping pictures of the fire using his iPhone–which he had in his firesuit, while the race was going on–and tweeting about the goings-on under the red flag.

     Oh, by the way, Matt Kenseth won the Daytona 500. Bet you nobody’s talking about that, right? It’s a fucking afterthought. I guess it would be, considering the race ended around 12:20 this morning (Tuesday).

     Or, as Fox Sports touted it, “Tuesday Morning Under the Lights”. Like I said, “surreal” doesn’t even begin to describe this.

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February 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM

A brief moment…

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I’m taking this break from watching the Caps game, to let you know I’ll be taking a trip come June.
To of all places…Boston.
Now normally I would put this on my Nats blog (on Blogger), but I figured I’d try and drum up interest in this blog. So…

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Here with a picture of me (on the right) with my brother Larry (center) at Nats Park in July of 2010.
The guy on the left is Larry’s buddy Charles Pannuzzio, who’s the assistant managing editor of the Northern Virginia Daily (in…I shit you not…Strasburg, VA). These two go on trips together for baseball/hockey/what have you.

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Charles’ friend Steve is in this picture between us. It’s his camera where these pics came from.
Anyway, details on our trip to come in the future. (By “our”, it’s Larry and me. I should’ve said that at the outset…lol)

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I promise I will let everyone know.

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February 25, 2012 at 8:35 PM

“The Kid’s” Death and What it Means for Mets Lore

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Even a Nats fan such as yours truly, knows when to just let someone else’s words speak for themselves.
Thus, I present in its entirety this piece. Heartfelt words, indeed.

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February 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

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Mea culpa. There, I’ve said it.

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I apologize. Profusely.
I couldn’t understand the whole “Lin-sanity” deal surrounding Jeremy Lin of the Knicks. It looked (to me, anyway) like the NBA hype machine was working overtime.
After watching the highlights of the Knicks game, I need to shut the fuck up.
10 points…but 13 assists tonight!!
I am convinced this is, without question, the most UN-selfish player I’ve ever seen. He knows his role, and shuts his mouth (to quote Dwayne Johnson, aka “the Rock”).
What I’m saying is, I totally get it now. I’m all in on the “Linsanity” deal.
Trust me, this post shows up on Twitter…so you can read this for yourselves.

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February 15, 2012 at 10:48 PM

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THIS is how you treat the man? Cold bastards, man. That’s all I can say.

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February 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

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I’ll make this short…

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Before Redskins fans go all gaga on trying to bring Peyton Manning here to D.C., let me make the attempt to talk sense to you.
As much as the idea would appeal to me, it’s just NOT feasible. For starters, he’s coming off neck surgery.
One wrong move as he’s being sacked, and it’s bye-bye career. Is this what you want?
Second, he’s never run a West Coast offense. That alone is grounds not to do this.
But this IS Dan Snyder we’re talking about, right? Anything to continue running this once-proud franchise into the ground, no matter what the cost.
For God’s sake, DON’T DO THIS!!!

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February 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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