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    Fantasy racing, anyone?

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    by charliespencer ·

    Anybody interested in joining an existing NASCAR fantasy racing league? I had a couple of people interested last year, so I thought I’d ask again. For details, visit:

    dubya dubya dubya period switchracing period com

    and check out the “League Rules” link. Basically, you pick five Sprint Cup drivers each week, but you can only use a driver nine times during the season. Dues are an outrageous $5 for the entire season; no prizes, strictly bragging rights and trash talking.

    Drop me a peer message or a reply here. We’re open to all race fans, and Jeff Gordon fans too!

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    • #3021036

      Question from a non-follower of NASCAR

      by notsochiguy ·

      In reply to Fantasy racing, anyone?

      Admittedly, I do not follow NASCAR, so if this is an obvious one, please pardon my ignorance.

      I’ve noticed that quite a few people in the NASCAR fan community have a strong disdain/dislike of Jeff Gordon.

      Is there a particular reason why?

      Again, if that is a ‘well-duh’ question, I apologize in advance.

      • #3021023

        Well,

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to Question from a non-follower of NASCAR

        Jeff came to NASCAR from Indiana out of California. He came from an open-wheel sprint car background, not a minor league stock car series. While neither of these is unusual these days, in the early ’90s he was regarded as an outsider. He had a lot of early success, leading some to complain he didn’t ‘pay his dues’. Some felt his success came at the expense of other, more established drivers. He picked up a trophy wife, literally; she was a model paid by Winston to look good in Victory Lane. Basically, it’s jealousy.

        I personally don’t dislike him. The son of a gun is both good AND lucky, an unbeatable combination. I just like yanking his fans’ chains.

        • #3021014

          Thanks for the explanation! nt

          by notsochiguy ·

          In reply to Well,

          .

        • #3020989

          Well

          by ben “iron” damper ·

          In reply to Thanks for the explanation! nt

          Everything Palmie said AND one other thing.
          He’s a HUGE FRIGGIN crybaby. Literally.
          And there’s no crying in Nascar.

        • #3020983

          Oh, yeah.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Well

          Did you ever hear him on the scanner? He must have Gallo as a sponsorship.

        • #3020935

          Lotta wine there? -nt-

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Oh, yeah.

          .

        • #3020857

          YEP!!!

          by ben “iron” damper ·

          In reply to Oh, yeah.

          No kidding!! He must dine on cheese and wine after every race.
          He needs kleenex as a sponser.

    • #3021030

      ugh

      by shasca ·

      In reply to Fantasy racing, anyone?

      The only league play,fantasyplay,bracket that Iscrewed up worse than the Nascar one,I was in was a Final Four Bracket where 3/4 of my teams lost on the first weekend, and was totally out by game three. Should I just send you ten bucks “not to play”? I am just that bad.

      • #3021020

        Let me refer you to a friend of mine

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to ugh

        who can ‘hook’ you up in a fantasy bass fishing league. I’m quite serious.

        This is the only fantasy league I participate in. Most other sports have too many variables and too much work for me to regard as entertainment.

        • #3020995

          luck of the draw

          by shasca ·

          In reply to Let me refer you to a friend of mine

          I guess the downfall in the 10 person Nascar fantasy I was in, was that we had to draw cards to see which drivers we got, and couldn’t select our own team.

          This was the year after Gordon won his first, and looked completely invincibale therefore everyone would have wanted him.

          You can probably guess I had a bad hand that day.

        • #3020982

          I hate a draft league.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to luck of the draw

          I tried one once and couldn’t stand it. It was actually an auction league, and I had no idea how to manage an online auction. Then people understandably sit on the top drivers and won’t trade them. I can’t blame them; that’s the way some leagues are structured.

          We pick a new team each week, and we allow multiple players to have the same driver. If six people want Jimmie at Daytona, six people can have him. It’s that nine-start limit that keeps people from running him all year. Don’t use him up before the Chase. (Hint: don’t use Tony Stewart at all before Memorial Day; only three of his wins have come before June.)

    • #3020854

      Mark Martin, your next CHAMPION

      by mjd420nova ·

      In reply to Fantasy racing, anyone?

      I have been a fan of NASCAR since I was a wee toodler in the 50’s. There have been some superior racers and the normal run of the mill back markers. HAving the best equipment does not make the best driver. Being the best driver does not make you a champion. As in any sport(YES, it is a sport) there will be the bad boys and this is mainly due to frustration. Newcomers will see some initial success but unless they are really disciplined and don’t step on too many toes trying to get to the top, they usually get a good sponsor and will be adopted by a good team. Cheating is not condoned but many do and will get away with it for a while but when found out will undergo newfound attention from the officials. New talent and added television coverage will continue to make this an up and coming venue.

      • #3020834

        WRONG- Kyle Busch your next champ -NT

        by ben “iron” damper ·

        In reply to Mark Martin, your next CHAMPION

        -)

        • #3020830

          I think…

          by jck ·

          In reply to WRONG- Kyle Busch your next champ -NT

          Richard Petty should come out of retirement and kick all their butts!! :p

        • #3031118

          I think that

          by michael jay ·

          In reply to I think…

          all three of you should join the fun, if you are not in yet.

          Give you guys a chance to beat Palmetto and myself, or at least try.

        • #3031094

          nah

          by jck ·

          In reply to I think that

          I never win anything, so why try?

          Besides, right now I’m preparing to move. I have the feeling that “fiscal concerns are going to move my agency to exercise forced reductions”.

          AKA- There’s going to be more budget cutting soon, and I’m the less-senior of 2 people in my job class…so I’m applying elsewhere.

    • #3020851

      ummm…

      by jck ·

      In reply to Fantasy racing, anyone?

      No thanks.

      Last league I was in was an English Soccer league, and I did miserably.

      Thanks tho 🙂

    • #3031120

      Blatant bump, but I’ll only do it once for this discussion.

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to Fantasy racing, anyone?

      No text.

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