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Friday, September 4, 2009

Will Labonte start-and-park?; the danger of Frisbee playing

A few thoughts ...

Will Labonte run all race?
I'm glad Bobby Labonte won't be sitting out for the seven races he's been replaced at the #96 car, but I really hope he doesn't have to start-and-park in the #71 car. That team does run the full race sometimes, and other times pulls in very quickly. To see a former champ have to do that would be a shame ... Hell, it's hard to watch even Dave Blaney do it.

Here's hoping that TRG, which does run well when it has some sponsorship and goes the whole distance, will let Bobby race all day.

No back flips for Carl
While I don't wish the man harm, I find it humorous that Carl Edwards hurt himself in a Frisbee-playing incident. It's kind of like when that Tampa Bay kicker hurt his foot while jumping up and down after a kick, or when Jimmie Johnson injured himself while clowning around on top of a golf cart. Silly stuff.

Seriously though, that little accident might end up causing just enough discomfort in his foot that he won't be able to get that elusive win and compete for the Chase title. Carl is a tough guy and time will tell what the effect is, but he has to feel pretty bad for his team about this particular injury.

It goes to show you can never be too careful. The guy survives a 200mph flight into the Talladega catch fence without a scratch, and a Frisbee game puts his foot in a boot ... amazing.

DW gets sue happy
And the dumbest lawsuit of the year award goes to: Darrell Waltrip.
The man whose mouth never stops apparently believes he owns the rights to the word "boogity", and has forced a Canadian memorabilia store to stop using the name Boogity Boogity Racing. That's pathetic. The word was in existence long before DW used it to do his silly race intro, and the fact that he's using his money to force this man to change the name of his business is about as weak as it gets.

It's a word, DW. Everyone who uses the word "boogity" doesn't owe you money.
Behavior like this only adds to the reasons why so many people prefer the second half of the season as far as NASCAR broadcasting goes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the story on the Daly Planet, the man DW sued has threatened to rip his throat out. Classy.

Is Start and Parking becoming a LaBonte family legacy now? Maybe Terry and Bobby should just gracefully retire.

September 4, 2009 at 10:39 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would it not be a good thing for the word boogity to be outlawed, then it and Darrell and that goofy gopher could all disappear and we would all live happily everafter'
Olddirtracker, Richmond Virginia

September 4, 2009 at 12:06 PM 
Anonymous Richard in N.C. said...

I presume then that "NASCAR: Beyond the Track" is not trademarked and anyone is free to use it? Seems to me that DW is just protecting himself from being associated with something he's not involved with.

September 4, 2009 at 4:16 PM 
Blogger Matt Myftiu said...

In my humble opinion ... I would say a word like "boogity" and a name of a business or particular column are different animals.

September 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM 
Anonymous Richard in N.C. said...

Well it sounds like the U.S. Patent Office sees it differently if they have issued DW a trademark- just like BK has trademarked "whopper" and aggressively defends it.

September 4, 2009 at 8:21 PM 

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