This weekend was a busy weekend in sports with so much happening on Saturday Night however my focus was on the first racing action of the year at Daytona International Speedway. Saturday Night was the Spring Unlimited race which is an exhibition race to kick off Daytona Speedweek. There were a couple of big crashes in the race and that was only with 25 cars. Imagine what the Daytona 500 is going to be like with 43 cars. On Sunday they had qualifying and taking the front row is pole winner Jeff Gordon and teammate Jimmie Johnson. I am so glad Gordon got the pole in his last Daytona race. He’s a legend and will definitely be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame when his time comes. A lot of the drivers were unhappy with the group qualifying on Sunday afternoon. It caused some wrecks and more work for the teams. I am super pumped for the 500 next Sunday and hope it’s a great race.
When it comes to fun festivities I always enjoy NBA All Star Saturday Night. I have won some money when I was kid betting on Glen Rice so the three point contest has always had a special place in my heart. Saturday night I only caught the Slam Dunk Contest and it was awesome. Zach Lavine was on fire last night and really made a name for himself. The actual All Star game itself is a joke and always has been. It’s right up there with the NHL All Star Game and the NFL Pro Bowl. I’ve always said that the only All Star Game worth anything is Major League Baseball. They have something on the line as well as big name hitters competing in the Home Run Derby. You don’t see the superstars you use to in the NBA All Star Festivities which I think has hurt it to some degree. Even though I am critical of the game itself, the festivities on Saturday night make for entertaining TV.
Even though it was a fun weekend we are still in the heart of winter and the waiting for NASCAR and baseball is coming to and end. Both seasons are getting ready to be in full swing. NASCAR obviously begins officially next Sunday and the regular season in baseball starts in six weeks. I hope we have another great NASCAR season and baseball season. There were a lot of surprising things in both sports last year. Some good and some bad but it made for a great summer. With all that being said be strong, be safe and believe in yourself. Controversy Doesn’t Come Without Criticism!