Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
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Sometimes, it's really hard to take a TV commercial seriously. Like the new Dwyane Wade father-of-the-year Dove commercial.
Did Unilever do any research on this one? It's hard to take a role model dad commercial like this seriously while knowing that a little research will tell me why he is divorced. I mean seriously, he plays in the NBA. They call them NBA "players" for a reason and it's not because they play basketball.
I'll do some research for Unilevel. Go to google and try the following search terms...
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The is full video of the actual fight from 1935 that inspired the movie Cinderella Man.
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Awesome trick play pulled off in a middle school football game.
My entire family and any friends who wanted a free ticket went the Brampton Battalion home opener on September 24th.
I got 300 free tickets courtesy Rogers TV to hand out. Total attendance was below 3000, so I was personally responsible for 10% of the tickets.
The Battalion lost the game 5-1 to the Erie Otters.
During the 1st intermission, my son participated in an ice contest. That's him in the white jacket getting ready.
Here's the vid of my son doing play-by-play on the ice. The contest.
The racing starts with three track races.
The winner of the Thunder Cars race, Jim Beleskey.
That's me at the track. Note I'm standing only 10 feet from the track. Your not allowed against the fence, but you could be 2 feet away from the action.
Excellent beer and poutine.
There's a racecar tire changing game. Very fun. Not my first time, but I still suck.
JR Fitzpatrick's car. He was in 3 Nationwide races this year and finished in the top 10 twice.
Between qualifying and the race, there's an autograph session where you can walk on the track and meet all the drivers.
Boogidy, boogidy, boogidy, let's go racing boys.
Video of the entire field.
Last lap of the race. Don Thomson Jr passes DJ Kennington on turn 2 of the last lap. Kennington passes back coming out of turn 4. What a finish.
Kennington's victory lap.
His fourth win of the year. He finished the year with 5 wins and won the series championship.
Some of the cars that were on display. Kerry Micks #02 Dickies Ford Fusion.
DJ Kinnington's #17.
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.
Almost everybody is gone. Our motorhome stands alone.
Before we vacate.
After we vacate.
We were site 1 A 25.
What's left in the morning.
Garbage and port-a-potties.
Once last pic before we exit.
Vid of us crossing the track.
Thank you Goodyear. Good show.
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.
Quite of few of us Ontarioens were there eh!
The infield has a few stores in the middle. Merchandise.
A fully stocked convenience store. I had a coffee every morning from here. They had everything you could need, except flying lanterns.
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.
We stayed on site 1 A 25. That's second row. First row is AA. A was 1st row only a year prior.
The stands clear out pretty quickly after the race.
A lot of the RVs leave the same night, but most will stay till morning.
One last campfire at the racetrack.
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 :)
The American National Anthem and flyover at the Nationwide race in Michigan (August).
They also did the Canadian National Anthem.
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.
The carts that people bring to the NASCAR races are simply crazy. Check out these two.
A bicycle bar.
What's an outdoor sporting event with the Goodyear blimp.
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.
After the race, there was a free outdoor convert. They had beer, but not food. Kids were hungry.
Nighttime. Time for a campfire.
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.
The orange dots are flying lanterns. There was sometimes a couple dozen of them in the sky at once.
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.
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.
Video from practice.
Even from the ground (2nd row), we could see the race.
Awesome National Guard tailgating setup at the entrance to turn 1.
From the infield, you can take the tunnel to the outside where the fan zone is located.
Reverse view of the grandstand.
Me as Smoke.
Me as Jr.
Me as Ryan Newman. This guy is wide.
Me as the 4-time loser.
Me as Mark Martin.
Chad and Jimmie stopped by for a pic. Loser.
The infield has several humongo screens so you can enjoy more of the action.
Grandstands are pretty full for a poll day.
Enjoying a beer.
The RV rooftops at night.
And what would a NASCAR race be without Heluva Good! dip. The store in the infield is 24 hours and well stocked.
Biffle drives by turn 1 in practice.
Denny drives by.
Eat something Joey.
Kyle's Interstate #17 car.
Elliot Sadler's Air Force #19 car.
David Reutimann's #00 Tums car.
Jimmie Johnson's #48 Lowe's car.
Jr's #88 National Guard car.
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.
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.
Video of us crossing the racetrack into the infield.
The high banked turns at Michigan. We were camped inside turn 1.
Michigan, unlike any other racetrack we've been to, is all about the tailgating camping experience.