This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, March 4, 2021

Brian Carber has teamed with Hayward Motorsports to compete in selected events throughout the 2021 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season starting with the pairing’s first outing in the April 9-10 T-Town Midget Showdown at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Port City Raceway. Carber, from Pipersville, Pa., has been a standout in micro sprints, recently reigning victorious...

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Turn the calendar and enjoy the Madness

I woke up this morning, ran to the calendar, and gleefully tore off the page. I stared at the new page for a moment and soaked it all in. March. Which means Madness. Which means joy. Great joy. As basketball junkies we were robbed of our great joy last year by COVID-19. With COVID-19 still (more…)

This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, February 25, 2021

With the recent announcement by NASCAR, weekly racers at Grandview Speedway will have something more to race for in 2021 as part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series when the season gets started officially on Saturday, April 10th for the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. The sanctioning body is re-introducing regional championships...

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Questions aplenty for Steelers offseason

It’s nice to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You just won the Super Bowl, and much of your team will return intact. Oh, and you have plenty of salary cap space—well above league average—to manipulate next year’s roster. The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Much like Tampa Bay, the Steelers have an aging (more…)

This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, February 11, 2021

NASCAR and iRacing today announced the longest-running officially sanctioned esports racing series will return for its 12th season with an increased championship purse, new teams and an elevated playoff format to conclude an 18-race schedule, which will mirror some of the real-life NASCAR schedule enhancements. “After more than a decade of iRacing competition, the 2021...

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Baseball is broken

The Pittsburgh Pirates payroll for 2021 is currently $30 million. Maybe Big Spender Bob will allow for that to get close to $40 million.  Trevor Bauer, now of the Dodgers, will make $40 million. Mike Trout will make $37 million. Jacob DeGrom and Gerrit Cole Will each make $36 million.  How ticked off is Cole (more…)

This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, February 4, 2020

The confirmation that NBC Sports Network is going away after 2021 was hardly shocking to Racer’s Robin Miller. It had been rumored for months. But the immediate reaction of gloom and doom is hardly justified, especially when you examine the facts, think about the past three years, and try to gauge the future of IndyCar...

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