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Do you get NASCAR?

Stock car racing is wildly popular in this country. Here at the Eagle we know that and offer the Eagle 500 to our online club members. If you like Nascar style racing then you should join the club and make your picks for our next race down in Fontana, the Auto Club 400. Race day is March 27 at Noon. Make your picks and maybe pick up a quick 500 bucks for the effort. If you don't like stock car racing....why? There are some pretty good reasons to like NASCAR.  Here are a few: 1. It's a pretty smart sport. Somehow these people have created cars that can go 190 miles per hour without blowing up. Also, imagine being able to change four tires and refuel in just a few seconds! 2. Drivers don't need to spend to spend years weight training and sculpting their physics. They need to be in shape, but mostly they need  HUGE BALLS.  Sorry Danica, I mean lots of nerve. 3. Nascar is always modifying it's scoring system based on what's fair for all drivers and also at the fans recommendations, putting all drivers on a level playing field. 4. No sport is more American 5. There are no home teams or visiting teams. Fans root for their favorite drivers. Gentlemen and Ladies, join the fun online and drive yourself to the Eagle 500..win some $$ and have some fun rooting for your favorite.
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                                                 Is there anyone who really likes the Umpumpire2ire?..I mean the fans scream obscenities, the players give them looks that could kill, and the managers  kick dirt on them and talk about their mothers..Think about it, the Umpire is the only person on the field that is indifferent to the outcome. NY times writer Bruce Weber has just written a book called "As they See 'Em" and it is one of the best books written about the game of baseball. It takes you through the rigourous schooling these Umps go through but more that, He gives you an insight into the unique world of the Umpire. Weber writes "you are neither inside the game, as the players are, nor outside it among the fans, but the game passes through you like rainwater through a filter and your job is to filter out the impurities".  One example is the so called Strike Zone..it's different for each batter but the precise dimentsions are dtermined daily by the home plate umpire..I have yelled some unspeakable things to the Ump in my life, but you know, these guys get it right most of the time and in a weird way that is comforting to me. Check out Bruce Webers book, great summer reading..Play Ball!
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