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Independent’s Day

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Yesterday, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel spoke on numerous sports shows and had one main topic of concern: Independents. In his mind, schools with no conference affiliation (like Notre Dame, BYU, and Navy) are bad for college football. His argument: “There are no independents in the NFL…I just think it…

Some Perspective on LeBron

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So much Lebron hate these days. I get it, the hype coming out of high school, the comparison to Jordan, and “The Decision” make him an easy target. The thing is people make too much of a fuss about LeBron. Let me explain. Is he Jordan? Of course not ?…

Pirates at the Half-Way Mark

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With half the season gone, and a break from league play, let’s take a look at the Pirates season so far and what we can expect going forward.  The Pirates started the season well below expectations. Midway through May, the team was sitting 4 games under .500, 9 games back…

Four Generations, Ten Accommodations

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It’s finally here! Memorial Day Race weekend! …no, it is Memorial Day weekend first. And that’s what might be the greatest part of this weekend. The armed forces are recognized throughout the entire race day, from the military laps to the playing of taps to the military fly by. There…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 2

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CARB DAY! Even though carburetors have not been used since 1963, the name “Carburetion Day” has stuck through the years. It is the final day of practice before Sunday’s race, so everybody will be trying to get in some shake down laps and a few simulated pit stops. Also featured…

Indy 500 Entertainment – Row 3

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With only a couple of days left to go before you make your trip “Back Home Again” to Indiana, it is time to make sure all of the essentials are taken care of. The last two days, we made sure that your meal preparations were in order (prepare the sandwich…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 4

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Are you packed yet? Are you ready to go racing? We are only 96 hours from racing at the greatest facility in the world! Make sure you have packed all of the essentials: Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat (neon or not, Sarah Fisher’s or not), earplugs (for Florence, not for the cars),…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 5

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The days are quickly winding down to the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500! Today is Media Day, where drivers are traveling all over the country to promote the race this Sunday. How fitting that the biggest media darling of them all makes our “Survival” Field of 33 today!  …

A Window over Terre Haute

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Qualifications are over at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sadly, the field of 33 at the Brickyard is still under construction. A front suspension piece broke on James Hinchcliffe’s car, sending him hard into the turn three wall. He was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery on his upper…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 7

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After three crashes during practice this week that resulted in the cars flipping over, changes during qualifying are imminent. Sounds like the boost will be limited back to 130 kPa for qualifying and cars will use a front wing trim closer to race setup. No “Fast Nine” either…So that means…