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.
One thing that I always liked about the Super Bowl was the way they would always come up with a unique logo for each year. The Indianapolis 500 has done the same since 1980. Every single year is unique, although some are better than others.
Did you see this little nugget from this weekend? ESPN.com ran an article on a rather scientific poll that examines the changing tastes of American sports fans. There was nothing remarkable to report in the main findings and premise of the article – the NFL is king and is growing in popularity. While most people say pro-football is their favorite sport (35%), baseball has lost the most people that boast that it is their favorite (14%). No huge surprise there. I don’t follow baseball near as closely as I did before the strike in 1994 that canceled the World Series.