Last Thursday marked what would have been opening day for Major League Baseball 2020. Obviously, baseball season is on hold just like every other thing in our lives right now. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, baseball was my first love and it fills those warm summer days with the smell of (more…)
NASCAR President Steve Phelps held a teleconference with the sport’s media last week addressing questions and reassuring that the hope is, yes, the full season’s 36 points races will be run, with the safety of the sport’s fans and its participants of utmost importance during the current worldwide COVID-19 virus outbreak. NASCAR announced Monday that...
Getting old stinks. The older I get, the less I can remember about my very early years. One thing I know is true. I was a kid who grew up with some kind of ball in my hands all the time. I had a rickety basketball hoop on a tiny patio in the backyard. There (more…)
Richmond Raceway will host the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for an open test on Wednesday, March 25. The test will be held the week following the season-opening race, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. For the first time in 11 years, Richmond will welcome fans to view INDYCAR athletes taking their first laps at America’s...
As a card carrying sports fanatic, I found myself in a cold sweat all day Thursday. My phone kept beeping with updates. The NBA was already gone. By noon Thursday, the SEC, Big Ten, Atlantic 10, American Athletic, WAC, and Conference USA had cancelled their conference tournaments. Okay, so no cheering against Kentucky, or seeing (more…)
Less than a month after Denny Hamlin celebrated his Daytona 500 crown in the sport’s most famous Victory Lane, Daytona International Speedway has announced adjustments to the traditional 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season-opening race week – changing the course of the popular Busch Clash race and condensing the schedule of Daytona Speedweeks. Next year, the (more…)
Iron Maiden asked Can I Play With Madness? Starting this week the answer to that question is a resounding yes. March Madness turns up a notch this week, Championship Week to be specific. Championship Week, a warmup for college hoops fanatics, is the time for all good teams(and bad ones too) to take aim at (more…)
THIS IS A SHOCKER. Friends, After 14 years, I have resigned my leadership role at World Racing Group and the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing. The time has been very rewarding, especially working with the great employees at WRG, and all the courageous and passionate track operators, drivers and race team owners, media, industry (more…)
They threw an extra day in February, so a little extra patience was required this year. Finally, my calendar reads March. You know what that means, don’t you? Madness. Well, this season it means more madness. Are you ready? Such a kidder, Bruce. We know you are ready, just like every college basketball fan. Bubbles, (more…)
Money, money, money. When will professional sports leagues realize money isn’t everything, especially when you already have a ton of it. Those Who Get It The NBA had a wonderful All Star weekend. They showed the other leagues how to run All Star festivities. The game became an actual game in the fourth quarter, but (more…)