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Sunday, June 17, 2007

My heart wasn't in it.

NASCAR ran today in Michigan. Before the race, I checked to see who I would be up against in the fantasy league. Ironically, it was Mike's team. I certainly didn't have the desire to see my team win today. Sure enough, I lost - and I don't mind at all.

Team Pts
Pts Team
Super_D 260 vs. 511 BBuck
A_Junior_Fan 446 vs. 419 paitracing
DraftingWithYates 177 vs. 73 thewildcard

We'll keep Mike's team for the rest of the year. I have been running his team anyway since he got too sick to deal with it. I'll tell you, with Truex starting to come on it is a formidable team -- Truex, Johnson, and Earnhardt (today Mark Martin - no slouch - was on the bench).

Here is how the fantasy league stacks up right now:

Team W L T
paitracing 13 2 0
A_Junior_Fan 9 6 0
DraftingWithYates 9 6 0
BBuck 9 6 0
Super_D 4 11 0
thewildcard 1 14 0

Of course, the big winner for today was BBuck! I know Carl Edwards was glad to get a win - probably not more than his crew member...
He then gleefully took a pair of scissors to team member Tom Giacchi's shaggy beard, clipping off a chunk of hair that had been growing since the two vowed in late 2005 that Giacchi wouldn't shave until Edwards' next win.
That was quite a beard!

My mind has been on the funeral that will take place tomorrow. There was a memorial service tonight in Apex, NC for Mike. I'll be leaving in the morning to attend the funeral service at the church there. The family will then take Mike's body to Tennessee where they will have a service and burial.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Fantasy league update

Now I'm really wishing I had gone to the race today! What an ending! I was driving down the road right by the 164 exit to Darlington when the race ended. I just knew Gordon was going to blow that engine. But no, spewing steam, he claimed his 7th Darlington win and increased his lead on the field.

paitracing 422 vs. 397 Super_D
thewildcard 167 vs. 433 A_Junior_Fan
DraftingWithYates 403 vs. 422 BBuck

Today was also good for my fantasy league team. Getting Hamlin was one of the best things I've done. Don't talk to me about Shrub!

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Monday, April 30, 2007

The fantasy league is still operational

82 AirborneReaders of StackOfStuff may recall the NASCAR fantasy league that some friends and I started last year. Well, we're at it again this year and I'm having a great year! I'll start keeping track of the league again here.

One sad thing is that Mike McCaskill is still a member of the league but is unable to participate because of his battle with the brain tumor. I'm managing it for him this season. We're thinking of you Mike during the race!

Here are the points from Sunday's race:

#2 Super_D 431 vs. 326 #5 A_Junior_Fan
#3 BBuck 271 vs. 213 #4 thewildcard
#6 DraftingWithYates 273 vs. 372 #1 paitracing

This means that the current standings for the year are:

#1 paitracing 8 1 0 W5
#5 A_Junior_Fan 6 3 0 L1
#6 DraftingWithYates 5 4 0 L2
#3 BBuck 5 4 0 W1
#2 Super_D 2 7 0 W1
#4 thewildcard 1 8 0 L1

Jeff Gordon is on the move. This could finally be the year for his "Drive for five." Still, it is very early in the season. Anything could happen...

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