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CB900
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Location: Wi
Gender: Male
Member since: April 04, 2006
Last visit: April 20, 2007

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Sports Bio

I am a former Milwaukee Brewers employee, and a life long Packer fan. Before I had children I was a phototgrapher for
Western Racing News Service out Of Longbeach Ca., covering NASCAR , CART, IMSA and S.C.C.A events in the midwest and south.

My two most memorable live sports events are Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr winning their forth Indy 500's.

Recent Comments

Martin finds himself odd man out ... again

Well said grumm. If he feels that way about NASCAR he should stay home and do something else. It would be like me going to a Tupperware party. That's the one thing didn't understand when I was in the SCCA, there were alot of people who would only watch one form of racing and have nothing good to say about any other form. I myself will watch anything but monster trucks and F1.

posted by CB900 at 11:10 PM on February 19

Martin finds himself odd man out ... again

It was not because it was Jeff Gordon, it was because of the nature of the violation. A bolt backed off on a bracket that held the shock in place. It was not the kind of thing a team who likes thier driver would send him out on the track with. It had backed off and the bracket jammed under the bolt head. If it had backed off all the way it would have put him in the wall. The real problem is the press who try and paint a picture with just one color. Not all failures in the tech. line is cheating. Parts do break or loosen up under the stress of racing. That is a world away from drilling holes in the under body of the car, covering em with tape and then slitting the tape so the air can flow through the trunk.

posted by CB900 at 06:14 PM on February 19

Martin finds himself odd man out ... again

Their actions caused unnecessary danger The wreck happened at !90 mph between the seconed and third place cars. The leaders were not in danger of hitting anything, and at that speed on the last lap, the cars behind the wreck were going to be part of it or no. Just throwing the yellow flag was not going to stop the wreck from playing out. Goddam, when did NASCAR become such a candy ass sport. Yes safety should be first priority, but lets be real, driving 200 mph does carry a degree of danger. If your goal is to make racing as safe as driving on the freeway, it's going to be about as much fun to watch. NASCAR has taken control of the out of the hands of the drivers and teams by turning em in to speck cars. Anyone who has been watching NASCAR for a long time knows how much better it could be.

posted by CB900 at 01:57 PM on February 19

Doping in Daytona

I'm with you coach, NASCAR has become a victom of it's own success. The guy who is incharge of tech and tech rules ( Robbin Pembertin) used to be the one of the biggest offenders of bending the rules. I used to do photo work at the races and I have to say the pit road sped limit does make sense. But I agree with you on the rest. Heres a few more. Impound races, closing pit road after the yellow comes out so drivers drive around with shit falling off their cars waiting for it to open. It used to be fun to keep tract of who was running where and when thay might pit. Now ya just watch the pack and wait for the next wreck. Thats when the next pit stop is.

posted by CB900 at 12:54 AM on February 15

Dallas Cowboys interview Jason Garrett for offensive coordinator

It looks to me as if The Boy' s are looking for someone to keep the seat warm for the next until Cowers can take the job. Hmmmmmmmmm?

posted by CB900 at 01:08 AM on January 25

Former Nittany Lion faces murder charges.

Stabbed and slashed 93 times and the motive was robbery? sounds a little more personal to me. I mean, if your just taking his money, 93 times sounds like a bit of over kill.

posted by CB900 at 09:35 AM on January 18

Benny Parsons dies from Lung Cancer

I have long held that the best NASCAR racing was missed by most NASCAR fans. I started following racing in the mid 60's, and what a wild time it was. The 60', 70's and 80's were ball's out without all the rules and constraints of today. BP was not only a part of that racing, but a leader. Very few of today's drivers could keep up with him in his prime. BP, you will be missed.

posted by CB900 at 09:51 AM on January 17

Cowher resigns, Steelers begin coach search

Wdminott as a Packer fan I sure do hope your wrong, but Cowher's brand of football and Chicago's are one and the same. I think when he comes back will depend on what jobs are open at the end of next season, I don't see him taking a job with a team who's owners don't have the will to win. I.E the Lions, the Raiders or a team with a total lack of talent. I could however see him being the next coach of the Cowboy's when Parcells departs.

posted by CB900 at 03:17 AM on January 06

UT tells woman she cheers too much

A stun gun comes to mind.

posted by CB900 at 03:44 PM on October 13

UT tells woman she cheers too much

I was at a game this past weekend, and the woman sitting behind me had a cow bell. She started clanging the goddam thing before the game even started. By the end of the first quarter I was thinking about beating her to death with the fucking thing. About mid-way through the third quarter as I stood up and started to turn around I think her husband knew he was going to have to raise their kids by himself. He took the bell away from her and saved her life. I'm vary sure this this head case would grind on me the same way. By all means stand up and cheer when the rest of the crowd does. But take a hint, when everyone else sits down, it's time for you to sit down and shut the fuck up.

posted by CB900 at 09:46 PM on October 12

Abolish the NCAA

He can't play in the NFL until after his high school class has been out of school for three years. Or after his junior year. It's rare for players to make the NFL by comming out of the arena league and unheard of from the minor leagues. So you tell me what choice he has if he wants to play football.

posted by CB900 at 05:51 PM on September 14

If it quacks like a duck...

Bdaddy, any time a gun is fired at a living thing you have to recognize the fact that there is a chance you are going to kill said living thing. I have heard of many cases of people dying from gun shot wounds to the leg. A person can bleed out in a very short time if hit in the femoral artery. A bullet can also ricochet off a bone and travel to other vital parts of the body. No matter how good a shot he is, he has no way of controlling a bullit after it leaves his gun. If the oficer fired the first shot that hit him in the front of the leg because he was comming tward him, the seconed and third shots should not have been fired. I am in no way saying that Foley is with out guilt in this situation, it sounds as if he was drunk and belligerent. But he did not shoot anyone. As far as I know, being an asshole is not a punishable offense in this country. If it was we would run out of Cub's fan's in a very short time.

posted by CB900 at 03:26 PM on September 14

Abolish the NCAA

Ctal, with all do respect, please go back and read my posts. My major complaint has not been about money so much as it is about the amount of control that the NCAA has over every part of the player/students life. I have at no time pointed a finger at the schools, other then to compare the coaches being able to take endorsment even though they are paid by the school. Quite the opposite, I have lauded the school and the spouse's of the coach's for being willing to help. Twice I have said that I don't expect the students to get rich, just be treated fairly. I will say it again, this young man should be allowed to take care of his family without having to kiss the NCCA's ass for permission. I have been accused of assuming all students are block heads and corrupt. It's the NCAA that has a rule to cover every situation. So I will say this one more time, HOW THIS MAN TAKES CARE OF HIS FAMILY IS NONE OF THE NCAA's FUCKING BUSINESS. As for the contention that the NCAA is not running a farm system for the NFL, that is precisely what they are doing. The reason the NFL has the three year rule for players is to compel them to play college football. True, an athlete comming out of high school is not ready to play pro-ball. So if the players were not comming from college, they would have to come from somewhere. Which would mean setting up their own farm system.

posted by CB900 at 10:22 PM on September 12

Abolish the NCAA

Good luck with that one RUN, I have asked that question a few times the only reason anyone can give me is because its against the rules. That if the players took money or gifts they would not be amateurs. Several people have referred to the sleazy way in which alumni give money to the student athletes. When I ask why it's sleazy, the answer is, because it's against the rules. Why is it against the rules? Because the NCAA says so. The other reason people give is because they are getting a scholarship. What does one have to with the other? Under that line of thinking the coach should not be allowed to take the big shoe indorsement money because he is allready being paid a half million or by the school. I asked before and no one gave me an answer, why is it so evil for the players to have some money in their pockets?

posted by CB900 at 04:23 PM on September 12

Abolish the NCAA

Eve, I don't know how you came to the conclusion that I think all student athletes are block heads. Go back and read my comments, you will see that I have been saying just the opposite. I have contended all along that its time for the NCAA to start treating them as adults. I agree 100% that most student athletes are just good american young men and women. The reason I made the comment about it being rare to be able to use the word responsibile, is because all you ever hear about are the assholes. No, I am not assuming that everyone has a right to be an athlete. All I am saying is this is a two way street. Yes the players are getting a scholarship and a chance to spot light their talent. What I am pointing out is that in return the schools get the use of that players talent for four years. If there was no value to that, the NCAA and the schools would not be making the money they are. I at no time made any comment that the schools are making big money off their other sports programs. I mean how could a school make money off of swimming or cross country. What I did say is that NCAA football is a billion dollar business, and that the players should at least be given some consideration for the fact that between football and basketball they are supporting all the other sports. All that aside, the biggest point I have been trying to make is this, there has got to be a line, a limit, a point beyond whitch the NCAA can not pass. It seems to me that at this time there is no part of and athletes life that the NCAA does not control. They should be allowed to put their first. I'm glad they made an exception for this case. But being the cynic I am, I'm sure they did the right thing for the wrong reasons. I'm sure they did it for PR reasons, but what the fuck, it's more important that they did it, then why they did it.

posted by CB900 at 11:52 AM on September 12