Hey Junior, WTF Is Up With the Mountain Man Look?
After a couple weeks of no sports since the Super Bowl (no, we don't watch the NBA, and since the Islanders suck, hockey is a lost cause), we have at least something to watch again. Yeah, we may have been Yankee-bred, but we do like NASCAR. When I was a kid, I was the only kid in New York who could tell you who Richard Petty, David Pearson and Cal Yarborough were... Little did I know I'd actually work for one of them.
Well, NASCAR is back this weekend. The big race isn't until next Sunday, but we do have qualifying for the Daytona 500 today. We don't follow much of the pre-race goings on, but we did note the arrival of Danica Patrick to NASCAR (can she race as good as she looks?), and the bizarre appearance of Dale Earnhardt Jr...
Yeah, we've Dale Jr. pull off the beard thing before, but not as crazy as this... he looks like he spent the winter up in the North Carolina mountains, and decided to turn of the moonshine still, come down, and race again.. Either that, or he's found a side hobby as a Civil War re-enactor, and is prepping for the 150th anniversary of Antietam in September..
Chicks do dig the beard thing. Even we've gone back with the facial hair, but the mountain man, Old Guy from 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' look doesn't get you that far. Hope he enjoys picking breakfast, lunch and dinner out of that thing!