- From The Marbles1 hr ago
After we asked for your Kurt Busch nickname suggestions for his new From the Marbles nickname, you all didn't disappoint. We received almost 150 nicknames in the past week and we've parsed it down to what we think are the best 10.
In case you missed our post about how we can't get behind Busch's self-imposed "Outlaw" nickname, you can check it out here.
Voting is open until Friday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Some of the nicknames below may be self-explanatory, others you may not understand. Heck, the same nickname may have completely different meanings for different people. It's why we're not going to explain or implicitly endorse any of the choices below. It's all up to you, readers. Pick wich one you want to stick.
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- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles3 hrs ago
Did Dale Earnhardt Jr. gross out most of the world last night with this revelatory tweet?
Shortly after he professed his love for the odd combination, Deadspin picked up on his tweet. Junior didn't mind that the post disagreed with his food tastes, but rather that the site wasn't sold it on the idea that he sent the tweet himself.
@NickBromberg I was more offended (not really offended) that they considered someone else runs my twitter handle. Blasphemy!
And anyway, don't we all have a disgusting-to-the-rest-of-the-world food combination that we love?
- From The Marbles3 hrs ago
Let the phone sponsorship battles begin.
On Friday, Verizon was announced as the title sponsor of the IndyCar Series. Verizon is the leading U.S. wireless carrier and a telecommunications provider behemoth. Sprint, the third-biggest wireless company in the U.S., is the title sponsor of the Sprint Cup Series, which is of course the top-tier series in NASCAR.
“Verizon's commitment to IndyCar demonstrates its belief in the direction of our sport and further corroborates our long-term goals," IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said in a statement. “Verizon is the perfect partner for us to showcase the high level of innovation and technology that is inherent in our sport. IndyCar will provide a large audience of tech-savvy consumers who are eager for the latest technology to further enhance their experience."
Verizon has been sponsoring the No. 12 of Will Power for Team Penske and will continue the partnership with the team. The company will also sponsor Juan Pablo Montoya for eight races in 2014. Montoya moved to the IndyCar Series after seven full-time seasons in the Sprint Cup Series for Chip Ganassi Racing.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
There's a college football connection on the upcoming season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," but it's got nothing to do with Kliff Kingsbury.
Josh Murray, the older brother of former Georgia QB Aaron Murray is a contestant vying for the affection of Andi Dorfman. Josh Murray is also a former Georgia football player. He was a strong safety and appeared in two games in 2010.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Lauren Murray, the mother of Aaron and Josh, said Josh left Sunday for California and is banned from all communication.
“He left Sunday (for California) and had to give up all forms of communication,” Lauren Murray said.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question and answer sessionThursday and not surprisingly, many of the questions directed towards the stylin' Red Raider coach had nothing to do with football.
Yes, the Bachelor came up after Houston Texans QB Case Keenum's plea for Kingsbury to be on the show.Our guess is that ABC producers don't want a candidate to handpick his selection pool.
It didn't take long for a question about Ryan Gosling, either. Many think that Kingsburylooks like the actor, or maybe Gosling is the one that looks like Kingsbury?
The secret to Kingsbury's perfectly coiffed hair? Axe. Seriously.
This user was very happy to show off his username to Kingsbury.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is such a big Lil Boosie fan that he reportedly called the rapper the day after the Seminoles won the BCS Championship Game.
According to TMZ, the recently-released-from-prison rapper says he got a call from Winston after FSU beat Auburn. Winston is a noted Boosie fan and the rapper says the two got along great during the call.
"We chopped it up ... I told him I was a fan of his also," Boosie said to TMZ.
Boosie was released from prison March 5 after spending five years behind bars.
He's been making the rounds after his release and was on Tiger TV on Tuesdaysaying that LSU needed to keep its in-state recruits rather than letting them go to Alabama. Boosie is a Baton Rouge, La. native.
- From The Marbles1 day ago
Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy.
Let's start with talking about qualifying briefly, then we'll touch on two of the funniest emails of the year before we vote on Kurt Busch's new FTM nickname, shall we?
I would have to disagree with your article and with NASCAR about a minimum speed requirement. If NASCAR did impose a minimum speed as a percentage of the leader then this would keep the car going at relatively the same speed as all the other cars. The problem exsists because the teams are used to taping up the grills for qualifying and not letting the are in. The teams just need to open up the grills and this would solve all the problems with overheating. This would make the cars closer to race trim than a different qualifying set up. - John
- From The Marbles1 day ago
Fans who parked for free in a Las Vegas Motor Speedway parking lot during Sunday's Sprint Cup race were forced to wait to leave until after fans in a paid parking lot left.
A man who wrote a letter to the speedway and local public officials was irate at what happened. He says that speedway parking attendants as well as Las Vegas Police and Nevada Highway Patrol officers prevented fans, including himself, from leaving until those who paid $59 to park had left.
“This is an illegal act! You cannot detain patrons against their will, without their consent, when there is no safety issue, no lives are at stake — when the only reason is LVMS wants to give priority exit status to paid parking patrons,” David Morehouse wrote in a Monday email to speedway President Chris Powell and local public officials. “The act is unconscionable, and should be punishable by fine or class action lawsuit.”
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
It's not much of a surprise that Chris Fowler will succeed Brent Musburger as ABC/ESPN's lead college football announcer. However, it is a bit of one that his new duty isn't replacing an old one.
The network and Fowler, the long-time host of ESPN's "College GameDay" Saturday morning pregame show, announced a contract extension through 2023 on Thursday. With the extension, Fowler will continue hosting "GameDay" as well.
It had been reported that some at ESPN were not interested in Fowler returning as host of "GameDay" and adding Saturday night game responsibilities. He has hosted "GameDay" since 1990 and will team with Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and others once again.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Michigan hopes it has solved a student attendance problem in 2014.
Michigan's general admission policy in 2013 turned out to be a headache for the school. Because there were no assigned seats for each home game, students were required to line up before the games and then blitzed towards the seating sections when the gates opened at Michigan Stadium.
For the 2014 season, students will have reserved seating like before. Seating will be decided by attendance at 2013 games and then class levels.Class levels previously were the basis for Michigan's student seating arrangements before the move to general admission seating.