Thursday, March 29, 2007

What about Bob???

Bob Jenkins (born September 4, 1947 in Liberty, Indiana) is a television and radio sports announcer best known for his work at ABC and ESPN calling NASCAR and IndyCar telecasts. He currently teaches announcing at Anderson University (Indiana). [citation needed]

Announcing career

Jenkins was one of the original cornerstone anchors on ESPN when it debuted in 1979, working there as one of the most senior members of the network until 2003. From 1979-1998, Jenkins worked on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, holding various positions including the backstrech, turn four, and chief announcer from 1990-1998. Jenkins was the television announcer of the Brickyard 400 (now Allstate 400 at the Brickyard) from 1994-2000, and the television announcer of the Indianapolis 500 from 1999-2001.

After being released from ABC/ESPN in 2003, Jenkins joined the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in various roles (track announcer and host of many public relations events, including the Victory Banquet held after the race), had a short stint as an announcer on the Champ Car World Series before being fired by the production company. He then joined Speed Channel; he was one of the anchors of Speed News for a year. Jenkins has also been a contributor to WIBC, Indianapolis sports broadcasts.

In June 2006, Jenkins was released from his contract by Speed Channel; his future broadcasting plans are unknown. According to Jayski's Silly Season Site, in early 2006 Jenkins became the communications director for the Premier Racing Association [1].

In July 2006, he was head announcer of the IMS Radio Network for the United States Grand Prix.

Movie credits

Jenkins also has two movie credits, both from his positions. In order to be realistic, the race announcers in Days of Thunder were the actual ESPN crew, which meant Jenkins was the announcer, as in real-life, and while at Speed Channel in 2005, he was the Speed anchor in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (released August 4, 2006).

His voice was used in the EA Sports NASCAR video game series, from NASCAR 98 to NASCAR 2001.

Jenkins is a cancer survivor and lives in the Indianapolis area with his wife Pam.

Let's Go Racin'

NASCAR Unveils New Car Of Yesterday

The Onion

NASCAR Unveils New 'Car Of Yesterday'

CHARLOTTE, NC—Only days after its long-anticipated, much-criticized Car of Tomorrow debuted to overwhelmingly negative reviews at the Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR responded to the wishes of competitors and fans alike by introducing the...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The wait is almost over

Details have been finally released for EA Sports Nascar 08. And look who made the cover again. This will be the first Nascar game to make the jump to the next gen systems.

More Bristol Fun

Here's a picture of Z. I have no idea what's going on. All I know is that the pic was taken at The Sportsman Club, which is about 5 miles from the track. The owner of the bar is from Moundsville, WV for all the valley readers. Thanks to J Ho for the update.

Not the only one

Because of this Big C had to change his xbox live gamertag. All xbox live users should be on alert. Please refer to J ho's earlier post entitled "Attack Time". Looks like we can call off the attack.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hit or Miss

One way to kill a good video game is to turn it into a movie. That being said, this should not come as a surprise.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

NDS and Prick

I missed a very important phone call the other night. T and Chad were trying to recall the rules to a game Chad made up called Prick. The next day T and I brainstormed and put our thoughts together with what T and Chad had recalled the night before. Here's what we've come up with...

Deal out all the cards as evenly as possible to the players.
Cards go as follows:
Number cards = number of drinks
Jacks = 2x the number of the card(s) played
Queens = Kill it and fill it
Kings = 3x the number of the card(s) played
Aces = Reverse the drinks back to the original player
Pairs, Triples, and Quads can be laid together
Jacks and Kings can be laid on any number card(s) and more than one can be played at once.
Play passes to the last player told to drink.
When the first player plays his last card, the remaining players drink their cards.

The best way to show how it's played is with a few examples of gameplay.

Chad lays down two 8's and tells Clint to drink. Clint drinks 16 - 8+8=16.
Clint lays down two 5's and a Jack and tells T to drink. T drinks 20 - (5+5)*2=20.
T lays down a Queen and tells Juddy to drink. Juddy kills remaining beer and gets a new beer. T could NOT play a Jack or King on the Queen.
Juddy lays down a 10, a Jack, and a King and tells Red to drink. Red drinks 60 - 10*2*3=60.
Red lays down four 4's and tells Z to drink. However Z throws an Ace. Red drinks 16 - 4+4+4+4=16.
Z wants revenge and lays down three 7's and tells Red to drink. Red drinks 21 - 7+7+7=21. Suddenly Red is now drunk.

Originally T and I thought red cards meant "give drinks" and black meant "take drinks". The more I thought about it the more I think it went like above. Also since it was brutal to take 20+ drinks routinely, we would do a quick count instead of making people take every drink. So, the person giving the drinks would normally count the drinker down. Of course, at first the counting was slow and as we got drunk the counts sped up. Eventually (usually after two rounds) no one could count and the game broke down.

Out of time for now Sports Fans. Please post additions, deletions, and corrections and let's play next time we all get together.

I should be... this picture, but because of the Catholic religion I'm not.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I Tell You

These People don't even deserve a Sunday for worship. Who in their right mind would give money to keep these real extremists from operating in this country. There is no other group of people who would degrade this country more over the next decade than the U.S. religious right. al-Qaida doesn't hold a candle to the amount of turmoil and hate/fear the 'religious right' has caused (the supposed non-denominational) American over the, say, past 200 years... You think it is the Arabian nations who are controlled by religion.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) -- A sharp difference of opinion over which issues ought to top the political agenda of Christian conservatives spilled out into the open at this week's meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals.

The group rebuffed complaints from some of the religious right's leading lights about the organization's newfound focus on global warming.

The group, which represents 45,000 churches and more than 60 evangelical denominations, took no action on a letter sent by 25 conservative Christian leaders demanding that the organization restrain its Washington policy director, the Rev. Richard Cizik, from putting forward his views on global warming. (Watch how issues divide evangelical group Video)

"We have observed that Cizik and others are using the global warming controversy to shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time, notably the sanctity of human life, the integrity of marriage and the teaching of sexual abstinence and morality to our children," said the letter, which was signed by prominent religious conservatives such as James Dobson, Don Wildmon, Paul Weyrich and Gary Bauer.

Cizik has been outspoken on the global warming issue, saying in a recent documentary that "to harm this world by environmental degradation is an offense against God."

But Dobson and the other signatories of the letter to the National Association of Evangelicals board said evidence supporting global warming was not conclusive and that the organization "lacks the expertise to settle the controversy."

"The issue should be addressed scientifically and not theologically," they said, calling on the group's board to either rein in Cizik or encourage him to resign.

One of the men who signed the letter, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, said global warming was part of a leftist agenda that threatened evangelical unity.

"We're not going to allow third parties to divide evangelicals, and I think that is what is happening in part with the global warming issue," Perkins said.

However, the association board not only stood behind Cizik, but also further broadened the group's agenda with a statement condemning torture, which charged that in pursuing the war on terror, the United States had crossed "boundaries of what is legally and morally permissible."

But one of the board members, the Rev. Paul de Vries, said, "It ought to be God's agenda, not the Republican Party's agenda, that drives us.

"We're actually tired of being represented by people with a very narrow focus," he said. "We want to have a focus as big as God's focus."

Monday, March 12, 2007

Attack Time...

For those of you who may not know, some kid in North Carolina has been able to use Clint's Xbox Gamertag to play online (Since the place the kid bought C's used Xbox did not erase his data before re-selling it). At first, it was annoying, because Clint would be kicked off whenever the kid signed in; Clint had to re-sign back on to kick him out. Now, today, the kid has removed all of us form Clint's friends list. I found a way to still find out that if the kid is on using Clint's profile. I have already sent him a message, and I want all out there who has set up their xbox live internet acct. (via to go to this website to send this kid a message. You will know the kid is on when you see him playing a xbox1 game (he usually plays halo 2). Send him messages constantly.

next-gen computer interface

if you enjoyed the next gen whiteboard i posted about late last year, you'll probably like this experimental computer interface. granted the processor would have to be nuts and the special FX guys gave us a glimpse of this in "minority report", but i would love to have one of these.

B-Town Boyz Bracketology

The ESPN Tourney Challenge has been started. Check your e-mails for group info. Any readers that want in let me know.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Tour...

Here are some shots of 'Virtual' Taylor, Z, Big C, and Juddy lighting up the course.

I don't think 'Virtual' Z looks like him, so I decided to create my own 'Virtual' Z.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

It is official....

I am engaged.