A FEW MOMENTS WITH NED JARRETT

Ned Jarrett in car 11 races to the outside of Jim Paschal at Nashville in 1961.Timing is everything. We tend to remember when it didn’t go our way. The bad memories can linger for years. As I get older I choose to recall better times and the nice moments in life that fall into my lap. At a recent dinner, through sheer chance, my timing was perfect. And I got to chat with Ned Jarrett. Attending a reception before the night’s main program near the Charlotte area brought a nice oppor ...

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BEHOLD, THE MMA FIGHTPICKER

Our brothers over at CagePotato are launching their first social media game, MMA FightPicker, which allows users to compete against each other in weekly pools, predicting the outcomes of MMA fights. A full explanation of what the game is and how it works can be found here. So if you are an MMA fan … well, you probably aren’t even reading this anymore. You are checking out the game. Miss you.    Not an MMA fan? I encourage you to check out MMA FightPicker anyway. If yo ...

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LOLNASCAR: TONY (MONTOYA) STEWART

Once again, thanks to LOLnascar, I don't even know who these guys are anymore. Related links:The secret to Jimmie Johnson's successToo much informationKyle's big planElvis Earnhardt Jr.You were warnedWho's the boss?Who you calling rookie?The Junior bailoutCalm down, DennyMark Martin and the InternetsBrad CauseawreckskiLa-la-la I can't hear youSay hello to my little friendThe 28-year-old virginEstrada!Another boring raceUnlike Juan Pablo Montoya, All Left Turns is beloved in Sacrame ...

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WHY DENNY HAMLIN’S INJURY IS A GOOD THING

Denny Hamlin tore a knee ligament. NASCAR fans are freaking. I say, "Get over it."While my editor recently joked on this site, “Hamlin tears ACL; Johnson awarded 2010 Sprint Cup title,” I think Hamlin’s injury is actually a good thing. Here are a few reasons why: A NASCAR driver is officially an athleteHamlin tore up his knee playing basketball. That requires actual athleticism. You actually have to display lateral quickness and hops to be in a position to tear tha ...

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NASCAR HAITI RELIEF

Usually I post a funny video or photo in this space, but this week I wanted to spotlight all of the good work the NASCAR community is doing for Haiti. For all of the sport's problems, it does seem to always come together for a good cause. Video from SPEED.Bourbon Street was the happiest place in the world on Sunday night (Times-Picayune video)Vikings fan loses his mind after Favre interception (YouTube)Georgia hoops fan covers himself in peanut butter (Deadspin)Introducing the MMA Cage Potato Fi ...

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