Saturday, February 20, 2010

Things I Hope I Live To See

I hope I live to see Mark Martin win a Sprint Cup Championship.  Hopefully, that will happen in the next ten or twenty years.

I hope I live to see Michael Waltrip drive on North Carolina public highways without having a wreck for at least a year.

I hope I live to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. get married, settle down, and have some kids.  I really think that would help him find his place in life, and on the race track.  I would really love to live to see Dale Earnhardt III win 8 Cup championships and 201 races.  But I probably won’t live to see that happen even if it does happen.

I hope I live to see cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, AIDS, lupus, and a myriad of other ailments.  I’d like to see a ten minute cure for a bad back as well.  I’d really, REALLY like to see that bad back thing happen, like, well…… NOW.

I’d like to see Colin Braun win multiple Cup championships.  I just like the guy.  I’d also really like to see Marcos Ambrose win a Cup race, because I just can’t wait to hear him in victory lane.  That Aussie accent just fascinates me, and I’d love to hear him really excited for once.

I hope I live to see some driver, any driver, even approach Dale Earnhardt’s passion and charisma in the sport of stock car racing.  There’s some potential out there, but I haven’t seen that spark yet.  I hope I live to see a driver as hungry as Dale was back when he broke into the sport.  I’ll know him when I see him.

I hope I live to see Jimmie Johnson get all the acclaim he deserves, which is being the first driver ever to win four consecutive Cup championships.  Jimmie wins four in a row, but what is the NASCAR world talking about?  Danica Patrick, who won an IRL race in Japan, and has never won anything in a stock car?  If I were Jimmie, I’d be perturbed.  A female friend told me not long ago that Jimmie Johnson is better looking than Danica’s husband.  I have to defer to a female’s opinion on that.  What I really like about Danica is her personality.  She’s a small woman, but she’s willing to take the gloves off and mix it up when she’s mad.  I’ve never seen Jimmie do that.  Who would be willing to give Jimmie Johnson some free boxing lessons?

I hope I live to see a world in which the sanctioning body of NASCAR lets the drivers drive, the crew chiefs make the cars faster, and fix things to where the best car wins, and only the fastest 43 cars get into the race..  Probably, that will never happen, at least in my lifetime.

I hope I see live to see that gopher on FOX TV disappear forever, and I really hope I don’t see him in the afterlife.  If he’s there, I’ll…… Huh.  Never thought about it before, but can you commit suicide after you’re dead?  If Digger is there, I’ll find out.  I’ll let you know by haunting the crap out of you about it.

Speaking of  haunts, I really hope the Ghost Hunters guys will find Casper the Ghost and take some photos of him.  A white sheet saying “Boo!” would be so cool!  Especially if the word “Boo!” was in a comic balloon over the sheet’s head.  Now, THAT would be some good TV!

I hope I live to see Paul Sr., Paul Jr. and Mikey repair their familial relationship and restart the American Chopper series, with a return to making motorcycles, not idiotic family soap operas.

I hope I live to see the day when NASCAR is America’s number one sport, because it is, after all, the only sport where people die playing the game, at least on a regular basis.  People say football is like a battle, but NASCAR is all war, every week, from February until November.  These guys may be friends off the track, but on the track, they have no real friends.  On the last lap, everyone is an enemy.

I hope I live to meet each and everyone of you who reads this column, because you’re all very important to me.  That probably won’t happen either, but even if I never met you, it was real.

Hopefully it will be real again soon.

If you’ve got anything you’d like to see, I will welcome your comments here.  Just click below in the space provided, and you can add to the list or tell me I’m full of it on one  or more of the suggestions I made.  Any and all comments are always welcome here.

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya on the Mark Martin thing, but 10 or 20 years? I think it needs to be in the next 5, as far as Mark is concerned.
    LOL - on Waltrip... I think he sneaks around and gets away with it!
    On Danica mixing it up: But who's gonna smack back? That would be the most "hugest" public image error on the planet!!! She's impervious because of that! Which irks me.
    Lots of great points Jimmy!


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