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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Fall Winslow

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    ACC defensive player of the year is what Ferrell is. Not SEC. Clemson's kicked the SEC's ass so much it's warped my thinking.

    RAIDERS needed a Cowboys/Herschel Walker trade-like early draft haul and Mayock went chalk. Grabbed their Darren Woodson ( Abram), grabbed their Emmitt ( Jacobs), and got their Russell Maryland ( Ferrell)?? We shall see.

    But..we also have Chicago's 1st round pick next season as well, so the store's still open.
     
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    Cornerbacks atop the board of the best remaining, but Irvin Smith still available as well and tight end is a need. Mayock should probably take a corner or trade back. Justin Layne is what I'm hearing. Long corner from Michigan State, high character, solid speed, A1 @ locating the football, would be nice across from Conley


    Chefs have banished Tyreek Hill from all team activities. Some saying he may have played his last game in the NFL period. Wow
     
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    I would hope so....he already had committed a disgusting act on a pregnant woman prior to all of this stuff. Guy is just a shitty person who happens to be really good at football.
     
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    Chefs keep taking chances on these guys, but are doing a shit job of progressing them off the football field. Making Clark Hunt look bad.

    I thought they'd be one of the cleaner orgs after the one guy Belcher murdered his GF and then offed himself in the stadium's parking lot years back
     
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    Authorities have reopened the case against Tyreek Hill after the audio leak.
    This dude was like 2 seconds away from being one of the highest paid WRs in the league
     
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    Not a Neckcar fan myself, but this may be the greatest auto racing article I have ever read ...

    http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/s...tional-clothing-smoke-tales-talladega-infield

    Booze, optional clothing and smoke: Tales from Talladega's infield
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    Apr 24, 2019

    There is a woman in a wedding dress, walking. OK, actually it's half of a wedding dress. The bottom is a white gown, the trim stained with red clay mud dust. The top is black, a jacket that appears to be sewn to the lower half, with a giant slanted white No. 8 embroidered on the back.

    The bride is not marching down an aisle. She is plodding down an asphalt road. She is not carrying a bouquet. She is hauling an Igloo Playmate cooler in one hand and a Natty Ice tall boy in the other. She trudges past a group of onlookers burning bacon in an aluminum foil tray sitting atop some cans of Sterno. One of them shouts: "Did Dale Junior say no again?"
    She never looks over. She only raises a middle finger.

    "I believe that's a no, boys."

    It is 9 a.m. on race day. Welcome to the Boulevard, the weather-worn ribbon of road that cuts through the infield of the Talladega Superspeedway. The post-apocalyptic party axis upon which NASCAR's biggest, strangest, wildest racetrack spins.

    "I have been coming to Talladega since the first day it opened, and it's always been the wildest-ass place you can go," explained Richard Childress, who drove in the speedway's very first Cup Series event, run 50 years ago this September, and has won a record-tying 12 times there as a car owner. After the latest of those victories, with Clint Bowyer in 2010, he was quick to correct a writer who suggested that the celebration that night would be out of control. "There's no doubt we are going to raise a little hell and have a good time tonight. But I did a little riding around the infield last night in the golf cart. We ain't going to do anything close to some of the stuff I saw out there. And it's like that every time I brave going out to look at it."

    There's the retired ambulance, bought at auction and still stocked with IV bags, but now they are filled with homemade cherry wine. There's the old sectional couch with the two-by-fours nailed to the corners ... so that another sectional couch can be fastened to the top of it, like a bunk bed. And there are the guys who are racing motorized folding chairs that they stole from their church fellowship hall. You can tell, because written on the back of each, in big black letters, is: "DO NOT REMOVE FROM FELLOWSHIP HALL."

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    Talladega fans stand atop the sea of RVs in the infield for the national anthem before the race. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

    Talladega is the NASCAR capital of homemade liquor, optional clothing and smoke. So much smoke. Back in the day, it was from all of the cigarettes distributed by R.J. Reynolds to promote NASCAR Winston Cup Racing. These days, it's campfire smoke. So much campfire smoke that drivers swear they can smell it from their cars as they blast around the 2.66-mile, 33-degree, multistory-high banks. They swear it takes weeks to wash the smoky smell from the family's clothes when they return home.

    By the way, the majority of that campfire smoke is produced by the firewood sold from roadside woodpiles along every route into the racetrack. The people selling that natural fuel include a guy who is way too skinny to be dressed like Santa Claus (in April) and a woman who is way too advanced in age to be wearing that Stars and Stripes bikini.

    The first time I covered a race at Talladega was in the mid-1990s. On the eve of the race, I went for an evening jog. It was interrupted by a pair of police cars, lights flashing and officers demanding that I put my hands where they could see them and then produce some identification. It turned out that they had mistaken me for an escaped convict who had slipped the bonds of a jail in nearby Anniston, apparently with the help of a guard he had developed a romantic relationship with. The next morning, every vehicle entering the track was searched for Casanova Houdini. A state trooper said to me, "If that sumbitch gets into this infield and thumbs a ride in an RV, we'll never see him again." When I asked who in the world would aid a dude like that, the trooper pointed to a school bus painted up like Rusty Wallace's Miller Lite race car, topped with a dozen guys dancing to Hank Williams Jr.'s "Family Tradition." All were topless except for the one wearing a bra. "Well," the officer said, "I don't think those guys would have a problem doing something like that."

    He had a point.

    Women's undergarments are frequently used to decorate the life-size cardboard photo standups of NASCAR drivers, the kind you'd see in an auto parts store or a grocery store aisle, selling motor oil and breakfast cereal. The most creative infield dwellers like to claim campsites that line the road right behind the competitors' motorcoach lot, so that someone like Kyle Busch might have to get ready for bed with a view of himself wearing an ensemble from Frederick's of Hollywood, or something far more graphic from a local love emporium.

    "I think that probably started with me, didn't it?" Jeff Gordon joked last year. He wasn't wrong. When the Californian with the blow-dried hair started beating the undisputed King of Talladega, Dale Earnhardt, the fans of the Intimidator started taking out their frustrations through illustrations added to cardboard Jeff Gordons lifted from Walmarts and Wawas and anywhere else that displayed the Rainbow Warrior to sell product. "What I started doing was getting in my golf cart and sneaking out there at night. If we found a particularly creative Me, I would jump out and ask if I could take a picture with it. That would usually make them kind of like me. I know that drove them crazy."

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    Barbecue sauce wrestling started in the Talladega infield as a fan activity, but has now become a featured event
    of the weekend's activities, with a 500-gallon pit and a $1,000 grand prize. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images


    These days, the Talladega Superspeedway infield is tamer, by design. But only a little. In recent years, the track has tried to head off some of the more insane impromptu activities by making them official racetrack activities. For example, there used to be a group of rowdies who held wrestling matches in rubber tubs filled with barbecue sauce. That still happens, but now it takes place in a designated area -- with $1,000 in prize money up for grabs -- that's built by the racetrack and surrounded by a viewing area for fans and a riser where the drivers can grab a cold one and watch. And they do.

    Initially, fans were worried that the infield was going to become too corporate. But what they've found at other Talladega-approved events like Weenie in the Hole (contestants see who can remove the most hot dogs from a bucket with their mouths), Straight Arm'd and Delicious (smoothies poured over one's head to see how much they can catch in their mouths) and Cake Stand (teams try to eat cakes celebrating the track's 50th anniversary while in keg stand position) is that now they can take in such madness alongside their favorite NASCAR stars.

    "The first time the track did that, I went over and I watched that damn barbecue sauce wrestling and shotgunning beers," recalls Clint Bowyer. "A fan yelled at me, 'Clint, are you really here doing this with us?' and I was like, 'Hell, yeah, dude! Why would I not want to be here doing this with y'all? This is what racing is all about. Loud race cars and raising hell with loud people.'"

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    The Talladega infield is a bastion of American excess. "This is what racing is all about," driver Clint Bowyer
    said. "Loud race cars and raising hell with loud people." / Sean Gardner/Getty Images


    During this lengthy time of struggle for NASCAR, when fans ceaselessly bemoan the fading away of the "good old days," the Talladega infield is frozen in time. It's full of redneck engineering and school buses and questionable decisions made on the eve of stock car racing's most unpredictable style of racing. This is exactly what North Carolina scribe Jerry Bledsoe wrote in his 1975 NASCAR opus "The World's Number One Flat-Out All-Time Great Stock Car Racing Book," when he described the Darlington Raceway infield as a place that might swallow him up into a redneck quicksand pit of sin.

    This is the place where Tiny Lund and Buddy Baker would drink moonshine in the infield to calm their nerves. Where 1970 NASCAR champion Bobby Isaac pulled down pit road and exited his car midrace because he swore a voice told him to. Where an infield dweller once ran onto the frontstretch during the prerace festivities, hijacked the pace car and led state troopers on a high-speed chase along the same high banks where Earnhardt and Wallace raced moments later.

    This is the place that fills the racetrack's Monday morning postrace Twitter timeline with a collection of "Left Behind" remnants that make it look like Earth the day after Thanos snapped his fingers.

    Let's all be thankful these were left pic.twitter.com/8VMzHH08cl

    — Talladega Superspeedway (@TalladegaSuperS) May 1, 2018


    That first race in '69 that Richard Childress ran? The only reason he and his fellow "Who the hell is that guy?" also-rans were even in the event was because the sport's biggest stars -- Petty, Pearson, all of them -- had walked away, citing safety concerns.

    The Talladega Superspeedway infield is not a place for the easily scared or the weak-willed. No different from the racetrack that surrounds it. But for those who are up for the challenge, those who dare to take their place, strolling alongside the jilted bride on the Boulevard, the memories are their trophy.

    "Y'all remember that time we let that escaped convict ride home in the Winnebago with us? That was awesome."
     
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    The corner run is underway
    Yep. Figured Mayock would trade back
    Picked up the 109..have 106 as well. Should package those and move up into the back of the 3rd round
     
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    Unbelievable
     
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    Mayock trades back..again. Clemson corner Mullen the 4th wheel

    Greedy Williams falling like crazy
     
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    Oh to be 30 years younger. I’d go now, but I’d probably die.
     
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    Cards have a hell of a receiving core for Murray
     
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    Patriots killing this draft but at least the Jets got Quinnen Williams. Best chance of ending Brady in years

    And now Mayock grabs a Belichick target Hunter Renfrow so at least there's some push back with KC potentially losing Hill
     
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    Clemson fans going to become Raiders fans at this point lol

    Renfrow was a huge pesk in college....Clemson's favorite target on 3rd downs. Great at getting open on underneath routes and a sure hands guy....can't believe he's not a Pat. Nice pick.

    We only scouted the national championship game, apparently
     
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    Salty about the Jets getting Williams.

    Give the Raiders a B for this draft so far....an A if they had gotten Williams. Fucking Jets.
     
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    And they actually traded up for Renfrow so there's maybe a solid chance he sticks around Lol
    Being an older rook could help him get in good with this particular coach
     
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    2 years ago...

    @derekcarrqb
    Andddd Hunter Renfrow is awesome... #NationalChampionship

    - 10 Jan 2017
     
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    Wanted him too but I'm just happy he landed in the Pats' division. Sick of the Pats cruising.
    Jets have been active. If their murderer HC can do the job..maybe soon some day the Pats will fold
     
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    Carr gonna be Renfrow's bald brother pretty soon
    We really only need to sign Ziggy Ansah to a reasonable contract at this point. Still need another starting caliber DE
    A Patrick Peterson trade would be cool..Chicago's pick next year to Arizona for PP
     
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    Harden is gonna Harden. He may have shot the Rockets out of game 1. 8-26 thus far.
     

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