8.06.2006

At Least He Wasn't Called "Lumpy"

I'm not a NASCAR fan but I did get a kick today, prior to the race, of Tony Stewart calling Carl Edwards the "Eddie Haskell of NASCAR" and Edwards calling Stewart a "moron." The quick youtube.com clip is here. The NFL needs more of this kind of stuff.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard Carl Edwards say the exact same thing about mzchief!

Collectionsite said...

What other sport can you weigh like 300 lbs drink beer ... smoke and cuss.

And still be considered an Athlete?

Gotta Love it :)

Anonymous said...

Collectionsite, You obviously haven't ever sit in a race car that is well over 120 degrees inside and trying to bake your feet while driving 500 miles at over 180 miles per hour fighting the steering wheel all afternoon just to keep from hitting the wall or your competitors. Most of these guys are in better shape than you would think. Drinking a beer and cussing is pretty universal among athletes, no matter what their sport, and in all sports, some are in better shape than others and are better able to focus toward the end of the race or game than competitors who may have looked good in the early going before getting tired and losing some of their coordination and concentration. I'm not sure which, if any NASCAR drivers smoke or weigh 300 lbs, but I'd bet it isn't many if any. Most of the guys I've observed in NASCAR, or even the IRL or Champ Series look pretty slim to me. They couldn't squeeze through the window to get into their car or cockpit if they weren't pretty fit. The only sport that comes to my mind where there may be a larger than normal number of smokers is golf where I've seen competitors who smoked even as they played a competive round on TV, but then they don't have to carry their bags around the course either. Even among that crowd, outside of John Daley, who may well be over 300 lbs and is a smoker, the players who win or finish near the top these days tend to be pretty lean and in shape.

Anonymous said...

Stewart is a jerk.

greta said...

I think Collectionsite is confused about the drivers at NASCAR and the ones at Boyd Raceway.

Collectionsite said...

Anon at 1:15

Actually I have driven for "Team Texas" at well over 180 mph and I am also a manager at the Texas Motor Speedway for all the racing events.

I was making lite of the name calling and I am sorry you missed my humor :)

Anonymous said...

No, this is completely off the cuff and not pre-planned like wrestling is. Sure. You all keep telling yourself that NASCAR isn't a man's soap opera.