Conspiracy theories don’t interest me much. I have always been convinced that there was only one shooter involved in the Kennedy assassination. I fully believe that NASA landed men safely on the moon in July of 1969 and every other time that history says they did. I also believe that the attacks of 9/11 were done by terrorists, and were not a plot by the US government. And for the record…I don’t subscribe to the theory that the US has buried nuclear reactors under the polar icecaps to cause global warming.
Archive for the IndyCar Category
Friday morning, we awoke to the news that popular IndyCar driver, Simona de Silvestro, would not be returning to the series in 2014. Instead, she will be seizing upon an opportunity that she hopes will lead to what has been her ultimate lifelong dream – a fulltime ride in Formula One. She has accepted an “affiliate driver” with Sauber – one of the more established teams on the F1 grid. From what I can gather, this is essentially the role of Test Driver. Although she is hoping this will lead to a fulltime ride with the team in 2015, there are no guarantees.
This past Wednesday, one of the classiest players in baseball, Derek Jeter, announced that this upcoming season would be his last. This will be Jeter’s twentieth Major League season – all with the New York Yankees. The shortstop will turn forty this summer. He is coming off of a season that saw him spend most of 2013 on the disabled list. Jeter is widely respected by fans, teammates and opposing players.
Lately, it seems I’ve been sort of the grumpy old man that I really am when it comes to the powers-that-be at 16th and Georgetown. I’ve been moaning and complaining about the deafening silence that has been coming from Mark Miles & Company for several months and wondering just what they were doing. Well, I’ve always thought that if you’re going to complain when you think something is going wrong, you need to offer up praise when something is done right. On Monday, something was done right.
Last Thursday, it was finally confirmed that Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will be the recipient of the National Guard sponsorship. They will be the primary sponsor on Graham Rahal’s No.15 Dallara. According to Bobby Rahal, this also frees them up to add a second car to their team. I use the term “finally” confirmed, because this has been in question since it was first reported last October.
Not only do I pride myself in not abusing my sick days at work, I also take pride in my reliability and consistency on this site. In the near-five years I’ve been doing this, I can count on one hand how many times I have been sick and not been able to put a regularly scheduled post up here. Unfortunately, today is one of those days.
Rather than watch the six hours of hype prior to the Super Bowl this past Sunday, I spent my Super Bowl Sunday afternoon watching the full replay of the 2013 Indianapolis 500. This was my first time to watch the race since I viewed the replay upon our return home last May. There were several things that struck me while watching.