The super bowl is over and I’m pretty sure that Sowhat beat Whocares 29 to 17. The Eagles got knocked out of it in the NFC championship series. So it’s time to put our football fan gear away.
Speed week starts today, That means the Daytona 500 is in two weeks and the Bud Shootout is next weekend. I shall be rooting for Jr. and Kurt Busch again this year, as usual. Rusty retired and Sr. is gone. What ever happened to Lake Speed, Dick Trickle, Jimmy Spencer, DW, DJ, and the rest of the good drivers? I know most of them are talking too much on TV during the race. The rest just went back to real life. Benny Parsons passed away a few weeks ago. We’ll miss him. So now we’re stuck with these way too clean shaven, punk kids like, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.. Racers use to have manly names like Rusty, the Intimidator, King Richard, Mr. Excitement. Racing got just a little wimpy when Dogshitmonkeyboy(Jeff Gordon) cried on the stage in NYC in his rookie year. Well racing season is really long so my interest will wax and wane as Jr’s year goes.
On another important topic, pitchers, DL players, and catchers report to spring training camp on 15 February. All players must report by 27 February. Opening day is Sunday 1 April but the Phillies home opener is on Monday 2 April so that’s the real opening day. The important one and they’re playing the braves, the hated braves.
Ok, here goes my pre-season prediction. The Phillies will be playing less than .500 ball on July 4th and then rally in the second half of the season to end up over .600. They crush St. Louis in the NL playoffs then sweep the Orioles in the Series. Ha! Scenes we’d like to see!