Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Subscribe via email

Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
Talk-Sports.net Home Blog Home
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:08:39 GMT
Leaving Michigan Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 30, August 16th 2010.

It's the day after the Michigan race. Here I am. All alone in the middle of the racetrack. I need a shower and shave.

040

Almost everybody is gone. Our motorhome stands alone.

030

Before we vacate.

031

After we vacate.

035

We were site 1 A 25.

036

What's left in the morning.

033

Garbage and port-a-potties.

034

044

Once last pic before we exit.

045

Vid of us crossing the track.

Thank you Goodyear. Good show.

051

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:00:55 GMT
Raceday at Michigan Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 29, August 15th 2010.

It's Sprint Cup raceday at Michigan International Speedway. Vide of national anthem and flyover.

Giggidy giggidy giggidy, let's go racing boys.

Kevin Harvick wins the race.

Awesome Hot Wheels car in the infield.

168

Quite of few of us Ontarioens were there eh!

169

The infield has a few stores in the middle. Merchandise.

170

A fully stocked convenience store. I had a coffee every morning from here. They had everything you could need, except flying lanterns.

171

There was even a Coney Island in the infield. Oddly, they closed really early in the evening. The infield party goes on past midnight. They miss out on at least 6 hours per day of prime business.

172

Our setup.

012

We stayed on site 1 A 25. That's second row. First row is AA. A was 1st row only a year prior.

013

The stands clear out pretty quickly after the race.

017

A lot of the RVs leave the same night, but most will stay till morning.

018

One last campfire at the racetrack.

025

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:55:42 GMT
Keselowski Stalls his Burnout

Brad Keselowski stalls twice while attempting a burnout after his Michigan Nationwide win in August. I spliced 4 videos together to make this full compilation. He lost low gear earlier in the race, which explain the stalled burnouts. They race around Michigan in 4th gear. You only need low gear at Michigan when exiting the pits and doing the burnout :)

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:58:04 GMT
National Anthem and Flyover at Michigan Speedway

The American National Anthem and flyover at the Nationwide race in Michigan (August).

They also did the Canadian National Anthem.

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 23:03:37 GMT
Nationwide Raceday at Michigan International Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 28, August 14th 2010.

Finally, it's raceday. The Nationwide race. The Sprint Cup race is not till Sunday (the next day). Keselowski dominated and won the Nationwide race that day. My son was quite happy. It's one of his favorite drivers.

Our RV site.

146

The carts that people bring to the NASCAR races are simply crazy. Check out these two.

107

A bicycle bar.

108

What's an outdoor sporting event with the Goodyear blimp.

144

123

Important! When camping at the racetrack, you don't have plumbing. Keep an eye out for these guys and the water truck. I catch them once or twice depending on how many days it is. So I can shower everyday.

127

After the race, there was a free outdoor convert. They had beer, but not food. Kids were hungry.

148

149

Nighttime. Time for a campfire.

159

166

167

My neighbor accidentally set his lantern on fire. Security put the fire out within 30 seconds. Really, 30 seconds. They go around in carts all night. He stopped the cart, grabbed the fire extinguisher and it was over.

160

The orange dots are flying lanterns.  There was sometimes a couple dozen of them in the sky at once.

165

If you don't know what a flying lantern is, then watch this vid. This was the 2nd one I lit. Was a little nervous and almost blew it.

Some pics of cars on the racetrack.

109

110

111

114

115

117

120

122

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:20:49 GMT
Practice at Michigan International Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 27, August 13th 2010.

Good morning NASCAR racers, from the top of my RV overlooking the track. Friday is practice and poll day.

018

Video from practice.

Even from the ground (2nd row), we could see the race.

042

Awesome National Guard tailgating setup at the entrance to turn 1.

049

From the infield, you can take the tunnel to the outside where the fan zone is located.

050

Reverse view of the grandstand.

059

Me as Smoke.

065

Me as Jr.

069

Me as Ryan Newman. This guy is wide.

071

Me as the 4-time loser.

075

Me as Mark Martin.

 079

Chevy's championships.

080

Dale's helmet.

081

Chad and Jimmie stopped by for a pic. Loser.

082

The infield has several humongo screens so you can enjoy more of the action.

084

Grandstands are pretty full for a poll day.

086

Enjoying a beer.

091

The RV rooftops at night.

100

And what would a NASCAR race be without Heluva Good! dip. The store in the infield is 24 hours and well stocked.

106

Biffle drives by turn 1 in practice.

015

Bill Elliot.

043

David Gilliland.

048

Denny drives by.

083

Martin Truex.

085

Eat something Joey.

087

Kyle's Interstate #17 car.

053

Elliot Sadler's Air Force #19 car.

057

David Reutimann's #00 Tums car.

060

Jimmie Johnson's #48 Lowe's car.

061

Jr's #88 National Guard car.

066

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:00:05 GMT
Arriving at Michigan International Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 26, August 12th 2010.

After a 10 day break from our summer RVing, we jumped into the motorhome and headed to the Michigan International Speedway. We passed thru Saline, MI and did some shopping at the local Walmart. We had a last meal before our 4 day camp inside the racetrack at a Wings Pizza n Things. The restaurant-bar was very cool, beer was cheep, but the service was slow even with more staff on hand than customers.

004

The lineup getting in was crazy, but considering how many RVs there was, it was amazing that we were parked within one hour or lining up.

001

Video of us crossing the racetrack into the infield.

The high banked turns at Michigan. We were camped inside turn 1.

008

Michigan, unlike any other racetrack we've been to, is all about the tailgating camping experience.

010

Sat, 25 Sep 2010 17:13:50 GMT
Announcer at Battalion Game

Here's my son in a competition during the 1st intermission of this year's Brampton Battalion home opener. He got the loudest cheer, but that's likely because I gave out 300 tickets to the game.

He did a great job. They originally asked one of my son's friends, but he was too afraid. I told my son to step up and he jumped at the chance.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 22:52:41 GMT
MLB Rosters Updated

I just updated all the MLB rosters to include the September call-ups and this year's trades.

http://www.talk-sports.net/mlb/

Sun, 19 Sep 2010 16:12:25 GMT
ATP Players Updated

We updated our ATP players section. We included the top 1700 ranked players. Previously we only had the top 100 ranked.

http://www.talk-sports.net/atp/

Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:18:48 GMT
NBA Rosters Updated

We just updated all the NBA rosters. Players went missing from the Suns. This will also account for some player movement late last year and new players.

http://www.talk-sports.net/nba/

Sat, 18 Sep 2010 02:50:50 GMT
Today Tonight Slander?
On July 16th, an australian TV show called Today Tonight supposedly did a show on Talk-Sports.com.   According to some people that I’ve chatted with, the show reporter Jonathan Creek called me an Internet Conman.

I reviewed my emails and prior to the show I received one email from Jonathan where he asked if there was a complaint process for the website and I told him that  “There's a report abuse link aside every single comment. Please click that link and submit a complaint and we will review it.”

Around the same time I received that one email from Jonathan, I also received emails from the Australian Football League Players Association asking for comments to be deleted, which I did. I suspect that Jonathan and the association were in contact at the time, possibly to interview people for the show.

I’ve attempted to contact the show to get a copy of the episode and find out what was said.
Sat, 18 Sep 2010 02:12:37 GMT
Who is Boris Bird?
Of late, many Talk-Sports users have been complaining about a user they call Boris Bird. I’ve investigated the complaints and there’s no evidence of this person’s existence.  

Boris is a made up personality of Laureen Foat to disguise her own cyber-bullying.  He fist appeared around August 22nd last month. Laureen claims he’s from Sacramento and that he had a Facebook account, but erased it. Nobody saw his FB except Laureen, who bought it up in her cyber-bully forum. Laureen also claims to have been an FB friend of Boris. Many of the IPs from Sacramento that people claim are Boris Bird, are posting in Laureen Foat’s forum and defending Laureen, occasion claiming all the same craziness that Laureen spews on a regular basis and attacking the same people that Laureen has been attacking for years.

That’s simply too much evidence to ignore. Boris Bird is either Laureen or a friend of Laureen’s. End of story.

Further, many of the IP addresses that were reported as Boris, have not been active on Talk-Sports for two years and many are not even from the Sacramento area. I suspect that Boris has taken on a life of his own and that every time a bully appears someone cries Boris.
Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:04:10 GMT
Emily Oldfield's Photographer to Sue

More fun every day. Emily Oldfield is pushing her photographer to sue for copyright infringements. She also claims that I almost killed her. She's been harassing me with emails for the last week.

Emily is another one of out famous Talk-Sports cyber-bullies.
http://www.talk-sports.net/game/?guid=20090828221028

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:52:45 GMT
Marketa Linden, Talk-Sports Cyber-Bully
Marketa Linden is a bully who lives on the Sidney Crosby girlfriend forum. She claims to be a super model, singer and royalty. Nobody has any pictures of her modeling, nor has anybody been able to find a copy of her single “The Life in the Confidence.” She claims her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Marketa of Bohemia, Duchess of Windsor, but I highly doubt that’s true. She appears to have a Czech upbringing, which might explain why her written English is nearly incomprehensible and full of mispelt words.

She quite often send emails using fake names. But it’s obviously the same person as the messages contain the same nearly incomprehensible English and spelling mistakes.

She claims that Kathy Leutner, Sidney Crosby’s girlfriend is harassing her and making death threats. She has never been able to substantiate the death threats. She has provided screenshot of abusive comments left on her Blogspot blog. There’s no proof that the comments are actually from Kathy Leutner.
http://twitpic.com/2n1amj
http://twitpic.com/2n19b2

She began contacting me in April of this year with wild accusation and within a week was threatening to sue Talk-Sports for $1,000,000.
http://www.talk-sports.net/game/?guid=20100414162052
Lately, I was contact by Pittsburgh Penguins security. It appears she’s been sending the same threatening emails to Penguin staff.

Marketa’s Blogspot blog
http://whatmarketawears.blogspot.com/

Cache of her blog before she protected it
http://tinyurl.com/2vvyp5v

Marketa’s Czech blog
http://linden.blog.idnes.cz/

Pic of Marketa
http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/BRITANNY_album/Image013.jpg

Press releases about Marketa
http://marketalinden.134101.free-press-release.com/

Marketa’s Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1172351270

Marketa’s Twitter
http://twitter.com/Piyoneer

Another of her blogs.
http://piyoneer.com/blog/index.php

Her corporate website.
http://www.communicatconsulting.co.uk/

Example of her Talk-Sports comments
http://www.talk-sports.net/ip/posts.aspx/86.9.112.110
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:51:05 GMT
Who is Channing Sleete?
 

@channingsleete saaaangria...ooooh yeaaaaa on TwitpicChanning is a girl from Michigan who is accused of creating the Jillian Domani facebook profile and using the profile to have phone sex and sext with dozens of guys. She also distributed NSFW photos of these guys to her online girlfriends like Mellisa Johnson.

She created the Jillian Domani profile from photos of another girl, whose identity I'll leave out at her request. She created a bf for Jillian named Ryan from pics of this other girls bf. She also create numerous other identities using photos of other people.

She claimed  to live in Chicago and to be dating Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. She would photoshop pictures of Jillian with Toews and Kane to solidify her story. She friended profiles for Toews, Kane and many other famous athletes on facebook, but most were fake and she may have created some herself. She also claimed to date Jesse Lacey from the band Brand New, Jeff Baker of the Cubs and Rick Porcello of the Tigers.

A few years back, Channing had a major crush on a boy from a band. This boy rejected her, but her crush didn't stop there. She created an online profile of a girl that she thought this boy might like; the Jillian profile. She connected online with him and they began an online-virtual relationship. Unfortunately, it didn't stop there, she continued using the profile to befriend other girls and to have phone sex and sext with boys. It snowballed into what became the Jillian profile.

Jillian's fake bf's fb
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000416637139

Channing's FB
http://www.facebook.com/channingsleete

Parody Channing FB with lots of pics
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001626690566

Channing's MySpace.
http://www.myspace.com/949735

Channing's MySpace profile pic.
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/10/l_e4d188ee68c55d0eeb6e11a557873fa6.jpg

Google cache of Channing's Twitter.
http://bit.ly/ahDQ0v

Another pic of Channing.
http://twitpic.com/1daxwa

Pic of Channing and her sister Shelby.
http://plixi.com/p/27862891

A lot of thee information I acquired from Mellissa Sue Johnson's formspring.
http://www.formspring.me/melissasjohnson

Other information was acquired from the dozens of girls and guys that contacted in the weeks after Jillian was exposed on Talk-Sports.com.
http://www.talk-sports.net/game/?guid=20100809035642

More to come.

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 04:17:22 GMT
AFL Joins Talk-Sports

The Australian Football League Players Association requested premium memberships for all 700+ of their players. They have been created and the AFLPA has agreed to distribute them to their members.

http://www.talk-sports.net/aufl/

Privacy Policy Terms of Service