Your Daytona 500 Sunday Evening Open Thread

Does anyone else gets annoyed by those Happy Daytona Day ads?

Luckily, I’m not the only one:

Listen, today is a big day because it’s the “Official” start of the NASCAR season (even though we had two Duels on Thursday and a Clash last Sunday).  The Clash was an exhibition race between drivers who were 2017 pole award winners, former Clash race winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2017, and drivers who qualified for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.  Brad Keselowski won.

The Duels were two races that were used to set the starting order for the Daytona 500 after the front row was set during qualifying last Sunday.  Ryan Blaney won Duel 1 while Chase Elliot won Duel 2.

What does all that mean for today’s race?

The Daytona 500 is unlike any other race in the NASCAR calendar in that it is a race that absolutely EVERYONE wants to win yet it is a total crapshoot. There are, of course, the Big Ones inherent to plate racing.

From a Trucks race

More than that, though, one car by itself cannot win the race.  Because of the high speeds, the air flow, and the draft, cars “team up” to help each other throughout the race until it is time to not help each other.  That’s when chaos happens.

And that’s why the Daytona 500 is such a big deal and why, even if you’re not a redneck, it’s reflective of American society.  Everyone plays nice, but at the end of the day, we are all, as Depeche Mode put it best, ultimately selfish.

So, I invite you to do what I will.  Wake up early, get your workout in, and then crack open a few beers while watching cars turn left.

Oh, and annoying as those “Crank It Up” segments on Fox are, it is still pretty damn cool to turn the volume way the fuck up and hear those engines roar.

That’s as ‘Murrican as you can get…

Enjoy the race.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I am psyched about work tomorrow:

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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

You and me both, friendo.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Wakezilla

I haven’t seen the Fins get blown out like this since the Myyrmanni bombing

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Col. Duke LaCross

Pennywise post-goal from the arena PA guy. Solid.

Wakezilla

Japan’s curling skip is cute. Unfortunately for her, Rachel Homan has finally got her shit together.

Senor Weaselo

May not get a chance to make a joke with this as the punch line.

Wakezilla

If they counted every Finnish shot on net as a goal, this game would actually be close.

Romonobyl

The source of my earlier post. I think I’m in love.

Wakezilla

She is delightful

Wakezilla

Hot taek: Have Canada and USA’s women have a best of 7 series to determine gold/silver and have the rest of the countries have a tournament to determine bronze. There’s too much of a gap between North American women and the rest of the world.

Finland will only avoid getting blown out if America decides to not embarrass them.

Romonobyl

Does the Olympics have to have so many damned foreigners?

WCS

97% of FOX News viewers

Wakezilla

Finland’s rope-a-dope strategy doesn’t seem to be working

Romonobyl

Looks like A-Rodge isn’t the only one taking out Danica Patrick.

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Col. Duke LaCross

She got “Rheemeed”

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Odd to see a beard take it up the rear

Wakezilla

#10 on USA should have gotten 5 and a game for kneeing. She didn’t get anything. That’s terrible officiating

WCS

Didn’t know they hired Big 12 refs for The Olympics.

Wakezilla

THESE AMERICAN WOMEN ICE FOOTBALL PLAYERS, I CALL NICKOLAS CRUZ BECAUSE THEY ARE FIRING AWAY ON FINLAND’S NET

Col. Duke LaCross

Wooooooof

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Romonobyl

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Col. Duke LaCross

Major bonus points if they can smoothly transition from the dual twizzles to the pile-driver.

Col. Duke LaCross

Cool it with the finger guns, Canadian skater guy.

Romonobyl

PEW PEW PEW!!!!!

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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monty this seems strange to me

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Wakezilla

/turns on all-star game…

144-144? Lame. This is cutting into my women’s Olympic hockey game

Romonobyl

The NBA ASG is pretty much The Harlem Globetrotters vs The Harlem Globetrotters.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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monty this seems strange to me

Johnny Weir with the Geisha look tonight.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Holy tits, this Evil Twin Tropical ‘Itch is a damn good sour.

Wakezilla

Allison Chock of team USA can GET. IT. Hnnnnngh!

Col. Duke LaCross

I actually said that very thing out loud to my lesbian roommate. And she wholeheartedly agreed.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Way to bury the lead.

Col. Duke LaCross

My mortgage is expensive and I had an extra room!

theeWeeBabySeamus

Dear Penthouse Forum,
I never thought it would happen to me….

monty this seems strange to me

That’s how a lot of those movies start.

Wakezilla

Niiiiiice

Col. Duke LaCross

She’s a fellow golf professional and pays her rent and her bills on time. Couldn’t ask for a better tenant.

Romonobyl

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Like a more athletic, bigger breasted Rashida Jones.

And that is a huuuuge compliment.

monty this seems strange to me

So, Ice Dancing is just Figure Skating without the hard parts?

Senor Weaselo

“[You have to aim and shoot] while your ribcage is moving back and forth like an accordion at a polka fest.”

What the hell, biathlon announcer?

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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theeWeeBabySeamus

You told me there was no film in that camera.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Even if you don’t like the band, you will like the (very not official) video. Trust ol’ tWBS on this one.
Still tho, very good 70s/80s Canadia band for you young ‘uns who never got exposed to them.

litre_cola

They still play casinos.

theeWeeBabySeamus

No shit?

litre_cola

Dude, May 5th right down the street… come on up.
They played a huge slowpitch tourney years ago in Vernon BC. “Headliners”

http://www.aprilwine.ca/

Romonobyl

April Wine reminds me of my parents, in that if I want to see them I have to go to the fair.

theeWeeBabySeamus

You have no idea how tempting that is.
I’m already headed west to SoCal on the 9th. It would be fun as hell to change itinerary and swing by there on the way.

Don’t think I can tho. Dammit.

litre_cola

Haha we could grab Wakezilla too, he is moving here in the spring.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I really will see what I can do. It would be fun for sure.
Just clearing two weeks out of redneckville for California took a veritable magic act tho.

I’ll try. You have my word.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Seriously, those guys are a big part of the soundtrack of my youth.
So underappreciated.

Romonobyl

I saw them open for Journey many years ago when I had peach-fuzz for pubes. They put on a helluva show.

Senor Weaselo

1. Why are they making another version of The Grinch?
2. Why are they making another version of The Grinch that’s coming out not-Christmas?

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Because our species is extremely stupid and will go and see it.

Romonobyl

Isn’t that remake #2, and the first one with Jim Carrey didn’t do so good?

We all know the definition of insanity.

Senor Weaselo

So… on a scale of 1-Carl Lewis, how bad exactly was the All-Star anthem?

Col. Duke LaCross

Roseanne.

Romonobyl

I didn’t kneel during that “performance”, but I was doubled over clutching my stomach.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

She clutched a little lower.

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Romonobyl

Whitney Houston Super Bowl XXV or GTFO.

Gratliff

Appreciate the N.E.R.D. performances reminding me that I wasn’t always annoyed by Pharrell.

Gratliff

Sly has 1000% run out of ideas for what to do with his life
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theeWeeBabySeamus

Drago became Palpatine so gradually…etc., etc.

rockingdog
rockingdog

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Gratliff

Me, when all of my shit at work is running smoothly and I’m doing actual work like 30 hours a week and going home early: Salary life is amazing. I don’t see what everyone is complaining about. This is the shit.
Me, when SCCM is broken, and it’s 9:30 pm on a Sunday and I’m still trying to get PXE booting working properly: Salary is basically slavery. Give me more money, dammit.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

theeWeeBabySeamus

I haven’t listened to them as much as I’ve meant to.
But what I’ve heard reminds me a lot of April Wine/Triumph. This is meant as a compliment, fwiw.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I’m hooked.

Romonobyl

A friend and I were at work the other day trying to look busy when “Roundabout” came on the radio.

Him: Is that Triumph?
Me (shaking my head): Yes.
Him: I thought so.
Me: Yes is the band.
Him: Yes the band is Triumph?

I gave up and changed radio stations.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

So was it Triumph?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Who’s on first?
Yeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!

Romonobyl

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Gratliff

Must not be a Jojo fan

rockingdog
rockingdog

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Spur
Spur

Newt Gingrich announcing his divorce?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Fergie singing the Anthem?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Spur
Spur

Altered Carbon on Netflix has been ok, so far. And, yes i read the book.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Haven’t read the book, but the show is meh. There’s way too many new characters every episode.

Spur
Spur

It’s better than most crap i can watch right now.

Has anyone seen Everything Sucks or The End of the Fucking World?

Senor Weaselo

Did they say Rocky Bullwinkle’s skiing?

theeWeeBabySeamus

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Spur
Spur

i wonder how many Team LeBron players will be traded at halftime.

Beerguyrob

Whose management will he complain to?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Stupid Sexy Lamb Pig.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

I bet it makes some baaaaaad bacon.

[Is bludgeoned to death]

Spur
Spur
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Beerguyrob

When did Fozz become a coloring book?

Spur
Spur

The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale was good and if you have Netflix a new episode comes out every Sunday.

Beerguyrob

Evening viewing solved. Xoxo

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Is that the one that has Joel McHale in it?

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Is it more than just Joel McHale being annoyed by obtuse millennials?

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I always get a chuckle when he outsmarts “Old Leadbottom.”

Romonobyl

Today’s Olympic figure skating coverage has been brought to you by Brazzers:

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theeWeeBabySeamus

LMFAO

Spur
Spur

A standing layback…nice

Romonobyl

Maybe I’m behind the times, but I just recently heard of another application of the term “spit-roasting”. I thought I knew them all.

Beerguyrob

The East German judge decries her overt display of passion. 2.5

Spur
Spur

very nice of Kristen Ledlow to honor Craig Sager by wearing one of his suits.

WCS

The German bobsled team just capsized exiting the final turn. Holy shit.

And they take the lead upside-down!

Col. Duke LaCross

And still posted the best time.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Sounds like they mistook this run for an Air-ian Race.

Spur
Spur

Germans can never finish strong when it matters.

theeWeeBabySeamus

One of the guys is named “Christian Poser” (seriously) so obviously Jesus did it.

(it’s funny because….Jewish)

Romonobyl

I know a lot of Christian Posers.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Ditto.

Gratliff

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Spur
Spur

Great way to liven up the NBA ASG. Losing team has to visit the Whitehouse.