PIT CREWS PERFORM WITH LITTLE SLEEP

College basketball tournaments are in full swing. The same arena can hold several games in a day. A busy schedule and a final game commencing at 9 that evening follow an early tip-off around noon. That is one long day if someone played there the entire time. Fortunately, nobody does.There is no reason for a hoop star to be anywhere near the hardwood floor at an early game when he has a late start time. They show up closer to their own tip-off and leave soon after the final buzzer. However the sa ...

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Are Drivers Athletes, Yes or No?

Like this guy, in almost 18 years of sports reporting, I've covered virtually every major professional sport. And, like this guy, I've even competed in my share over the years, a few at a reasonably competitive level and with some success. But, unlike this guy and at risk of pissing off a whole bunch of people, I just don't think NASCAR drivers are athletes, per se.Of course, it will likely come as no real surprise, then, that I don't consider NASCAR a sport in a conventional sense. But t ...

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